Five Canes Selected in NFL Draft

The NFL held is annual draft this past weekend in New York. For five Miami Hurricanes it was the next step in their football careers.

NOTES

* Miami has had at least one first-round draft pick since 1995

* Until 2005, Miami had at least four first-round draft picks in the past four years including a draft-record six in 2004.

* Only five Hurricanes since 1992 have been selected higher than Antrel Rolle, who was selected eighth this year.

2005 DRAFT PICKS

CB ANTREL ROLLE
1st Round - Arizona Cardinals

Rolle was selected eighth overall by Arizona and was the second defensive player taken in the draft behind Adam Jones. He was a three-year starter for Miami and was a finalist for the Thorpe Award.

WR ROSCOE PARRISH
2nd Round - Buffalo Bills

Buffalo selected Parrish as their first pick. Parrish decided to forego his senior season of elgibility after leading the team in receiving last year. He has the ability to make the big play when the game is on the line.

RB FRANK GORE
3rd Round - San Francisco 49ers

Gore was selected as the first pick in the third round by the 49ers. The team hopes Gore can return to his 2001 form when he rushed for over nine yards per carry before suffering from two ACL injuries.

TE KEVIN EVERETT
3rd Round - Buffalo Bills

The Bills wanted to improve their passing game so they went after one of the most athletic players in the draft. Everett was the third tight end selected after finishing second on the team with 23 catches, only behind fellow Bills draftee Roscoe Parrish.

OL CHRIS MYERS
6th Round - Denver Broncos

Myers is a versatile lineman who has played all three positions along the line in his career at Miami. He was one of the team leaders a year ago and will bring a wealth of experience to the Broncos organization.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com

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