Ranking the Roster: WR

College football season is now less than two months away so it's time to break down the current roster. Today, we take a closer look at the wide receiver position.

1. Stacy Coley -- A nationally-recruited player out of high school, Coley had one of the best freshman seasons of any player in UM history in 2013. He was on everyone's national radar heading into last season. Then he went into a sophomore slump. He lost confidence, Brad Kaaya didn't seem to trust him as much as other receivers, and James Coley did a poor job of getting him the football. He's one of the most talented kids on the roster, and one of the most talented wide receivers in all of college football. The chances of him having another down year are very low. If he regains confidence, the trust of Kaaya, and the respect of Coley then the sky's the limit. He can become an All-American, first-round draft pick. No one else in this group has that upside, which is why I'm listing him at the top.

2. Herb Waters -- After an excellent true freshman season - especially down the stretch - catching deep balls from Stephen Morris, Waters has been solid the last two seasons. He hasn't been able to take his game to another level though and has often been in the doghouse for whatever reason. He has game-changing ability and it'll be a big challenge for Coley to get him more involved this season. He's way too talented to catch just 19 passes like he did in 2014.

3. Rashawn Scott -- After a solid sophomore season in 2012 in which he had over 500 yards and three touchdowns, Scott was injured early in the 2013 season before missing all of last season with an injury. He's had just one solid season but has the size and ability to make an impact. If he gets back to his sophomore form, there's no reason why he can't be a productive starter this season.

4. Malcolm Lewis -- A steady performer over the last two seasons, Lewis has 32 catches during that time but has averaged less than 10 yards per reception. He simply doesn't have the ability to make plays down the field. However, the coaches trust him and he's been a security blanket for Brad Kaaya. His upside is limited due to lack of ideal speed but he's this high on the list heading into the season based on production alone.

5. Braxton Berrios -- After missing a good chunk of his senior year of high school with an injury, Berrios enrolled at Miami last January and was able to work into the rotation right away. He played in all 13 games, starting four of them, and scored three touchdowns. He was recruited to be a slot receiver, and become a security blanket for Miami's quarterbacks. He showed the ability to crack the rotation but hasn't displayed the ability to make a big difference. Hopefully that changes once the 2015 season starts.

6. Darrell Langham -- After being somewhat heavily recruited out of a Palm Beach high school and showing flashes of being a difference maker on the scout team last fall, Langham never saw the field and used a redshirt. He wasn't as college-ready as Brady or Berrios but probably has more upside than both and it should not surprise people if he cracks into the top three here at some point this coming season.

7. Tyre Brady -- A local prep standout, Brady was able to see the field early in the season as a true freshman last season. He wasn't in the rotation down the stretch and will have competition from Cager right behind him.

8. Lawrence Cager -- An incoming freshman with ideal size, Cager had a lot of people excited when he committed to the Hurricanes at the US Army All-American Game. While he seems to have some upside, it's unlikely that he'll be able to jump young receivers like Brady and Langham on the depth chart this season.

9. D'Mauri Jones -- A lightly recruited player out of high school, Jones has ideal size but has never been able to effectively work his way into the rotation. He has one catch in his first three seasons here and it's unlikely that he'll be making a move up the depth chart anytime soon.


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