Miller, Benjamin Taken in Round 4

Lamar Miller and Travis Benjamin were the third and fourth Hurricanes taken in the 2012 draft when they were selected in the 4th round today.

Olivier Vernon and Sean Spence were taken in the third round last night. Lamar Miller and Travis Benjamin were taken in the fourth round this afternoon.

Miller went 97th overall, to the Miami Dolphins. He became the second Hurricane drafted by the Dolphins this year (Vernon). Benjamin was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 100th overall pick.

Miller came to Miami as a four-star running back prospect from Miami Killian High. He spent his first year as a redshirt and then got some action as a second year player in 2010. He took high expectations with him into the 2011 season and lived up to them for the most part, becoming Miami's best offensive player for a good part of the season. He finished his two seasons with 1,918 yards and 15 scores on the ground, while also adding 181 yards and one score as a pass-catcher. Miller also returned kicks at times during his career and finished with 376 yards and one touchdown (which came at Ohio State in 2010).

Benjamin, the fastest man in this year's draft, came to Miami as a three-star receiver prospect from Glades Central High. He made an immediate impact for the Hurricanes, including a tremendous performance against Florida State as a freshman in 2008. He finished his four-year career with 131 catches for 2,146 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was also one of the top return specialists in the ACC and finished his career with 465 yards on punt returns (with one touchdown) and 1,137 yards on kickoff returns.

Tommy Streeter, Brandon Washington, and Marcus Forston are the remaining draft prospects most likely to be selected this weekend.


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