Spring Football Analysis: WR

Spring football is over. We learned a lot about the team during their last 15 practices. CanesTime's Mike Bakas breaks it down, focusing on the wide receivers in this piece.

Rashawn Scott had one of the best springs of anyone on the entire team. At 6-foot-3, he's a big outside target who had a strong sophomore season before missing most of his junior year with injuries. UM's offense could really use him having a big senior year and that will happen if the spring was any indication.

Phillip Dorsett missed the first several practices because of his involvement in track. He quickly started making an impact upon his return. One of the fastest kids on the entire team, Dorsett is an excellent deep threat so catching balls from Kevin Olsen instead of Ryan Williams should help him. He remains Miami's biggest downfield threat.

Herb Waters has turned in two solid seasons in a row and now the coaches are hoping that he'll be able to take his game to another level as a junior this coming season. He was limited at times during spring because of injuries so he didn't have the type of spring many hoped he'd have. Still, he's expected to play a key role for the Canes this fall.

Garrett Kidd is a former walk-on who was rewarded with a scholarship during the 2013 season. He's more of a special teams guy who made minimal impact in the spring on the offensive side of the ball.

Stacy Coley was the team's best player this spring. Along with Duke Johnson, he's the biggest difference maker on the team. He's one of those rare kids who can change games by himself. The key for Miami's offense will be finding ways to get him the ball early and often. He is expected to emerge as one of the nation's premier wide receivers this fall and is fresh off an outstanding spring.

Malcolm Lewis struggled with returning from his leg injury from a year before. He was back at 100-percent this spring but was unable to emerge as a real difference maker. The Canes are hoping that happens this fall. Until then, he's a steady and experienced who can play on the outside or in the slot.

D'Mauri Jones has been a non-factor in each of his first two seasons here. He was given more chances this spring and has shown some improvement. At 6-foot-4, he's a solid redzone weapon who will likely find ways onto the field this season. He had his best spring since being here and looks to play a role.

Braxton Berrios enrolled early out of high school but sat out spring while recovering from a torn ACL. He's hoping to return in time for his freshman season this fall.

The Hurricanes signed four more wide receivers back in February. David Njoku will likely be more of a tight end/H-Back and Trayone Gray isn't qualified yet. Darrell Langham (6-foot-4) and Tyre Brady (6-foot-3) are big receivers who are set to enroll for the summer. They're both expected to compete with Jones for that red-zone role.

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