Canes Fall Camp Preview: WR

Fall Camp at the University of Miami is about to start so lets take a closer look at the current roster. This piece will focus on the wide receiver group.

Stacy Coley is the best wide receiver on this roster right now, and it's not even close. He might not be Reggie Wayne or Andre Johnson but he's definitely the best of this group and has a chance to go down as one of the top receivers at UM in recent history. He has a tremendous blend of size, speed, and quickness and he can beat teams in many different ways. He should be set to go off as a senior while catching balls from Brad Kaaya. He's had injury issues in the past so that's probably the biggest key to this position group -- Coley staying healthy and on the field.

The rest of this group, unfortunately, is a huge question mark. Malcolm Lewis is here for another year and while he provides quality leadership (very important with a young group like this) his ability to impact a game is very minimal. Braxton Berrios showed some playmaking skills as a freshman but then was a non-factor for the most part last season. He seems to be healthy heading into fall camp and it'd be great if he emerged as a quality slot receiver who could move the chains on a regular basis.

Lawrence Cager was expected to be a difference maker inside the redzone due to his height and leaping ability. He wasn't able to make much of an impact last season, however, and is now out for the season with a torn ACL. Darrell Langham will get the first shot to be that guy but his limited role here the first couple years he's been on campus has people wondering how well he'll fill that role.

The Hurricanes need fresh blood here and badly, which is why they signed four receivers earlier this year. Three of them -- Dayall Harris, Ahmmon Richards, and Sam Bruce -- have been on campus for most of the summer. The Canes are still waiting for the fourth -- Dionte Mullins -- to be cleared academically.

Richards and Bruce were recruited by everyone and have the physical ability to make an early impact. Bruce reminds a lot of people of a young Santana Moss. Harris was a late addition to this class and comes as a Junior College transfer. He will provide experience and size the other incoming receivers don't. Mullins is a very talented kid as well but will be playing catch up on the mental part of the game because of his late arrival (if it happens in time for fall camp).


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