CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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FROM THE U TO THE LEAGUE

2021 CANES DRAFT PROSPECTS

Jaelan Phillips | Round One | Pick 18

PROSPECT INFORMATION
POSITION NUMBER CLASS
Defensive Line #15 Redshirt Junior
HEIGHT WEIGHT HOMETOWN
6-5 260 lbs Redlands, Calif.

RESULTS

Measurables

Hand
Size: 9 3/4

Arm Size: 33 1/4

Wingspan: 80 3/4

40 Yard Dash

4.56

Bench Press

21 reps

Broad Jump

125 inches

Vertical Jump

36 inches

“Let's address the pass rush with Phillips, a former five-star prospect who thrived in 2020 at Miami after transferring from UCLA. He had 5.5 sacks in his final three games, really catching the eyes of NFL scouts. If you're talking about a pure pass-rusher, he might be the best in the entire 2021 class. He'll need some time to become a complete edge defender, but he is going to get to the quarterback in a hurry.” 

Mel Kiper, Jr.

Jaelan Phillips Drafted in the First Round

Phillips to the Dolphins

After a prolific 2020 season with the Hurricanes, Phillips became the first edge rusher selected in the first round. Since 2000, Miami has had 31 student-athletes taken in the opening round of the NFL Draft, which ranks third-most among all FBS programs.

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Gregory Rousseau | Round One | Pick 30

PROSPECT INFORMATION
POSITION NUMBER CLASS
Defensive Line #15 Redshirt Sophomore
HEIGHT WEIGHT HOMETOWN
6-6 251 lbs Coconut Creek, FL

RESULTS

Measurables

Hand
Size: 11

Arm Size: 34 3/4

Wingspan: 83 1/4

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40 Yard Dash

4.68

Bench Press

21 Reps

Broad Jump

115 Inches

Vertical Jump

30 inches

“Rousseau is a tall, long and rangy defender. He aligned all over the front in Miami's scheme and was extremely productive in 2019 despite having limited experience on the defensive line (he played safety and wide receiver in high school). He lacks an elite get-off as a pass rusher, but his combination of quick hands, length and instincts leads to sacks and pressures in bunches. He has an effective swipe/rip move and he can close/finish. He didn't show much power early in the '19 season, but he got better every week. By the end of the season, he flashed the ability to convert speed to power (see: Duke game)…his effort is excellent. Overall, Rousseau is still developing, but he has found a way to post elite production while learning on the job. His best football is ahead of him.”

Daniel Jeremiah

Gregory Rousseau Picked in First Round

Bills Add Rousseau in First Round

University of Miami defensive end Gregory Rousseau was selected with the 30th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills Thursday night in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Rousseau, who opted out of the 2020 season, had a breakout season in his first year as a starter in 2019. The South Florida native saw action in all 13 games and made seven starts en route to ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

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Brevin Jordan | Round Five | Pick 147

PROSPECT INFORMATION
POSITION NUMBER CLASS
Tight End #9 Junior
HEIGHT WEIGHT HOMETOWN
6-3 245 lbs Las Vegas, NV

RESULTS

Measurables

Hand
Size: 9 3/4

Arm Size: 32 7/8

Wingspan: 79 1/4

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40 Yard Dash

4.69

Bench Press

17 reps

Shuttle Time

4.62

Vertical Jump

30 Inches

Embracing the Process

The Job Interview of a Lifetime

Brevin worked to put his best foot forward during his Pro Day, he’s spoken to more NFL personnel than he can name and he’s relied on advice from some of the Hurricanes who have gone through the same grueling process in recent years, namely former Miami tight ends David Njoku and Chris Herndon.

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Quincy Roche | Round Six | Pick 216

PROSPECT INFORMATION
POSITION NUMBER CLASS
Defensive Line #2 Redshirt Senior
HEIGHT WEIGHT HOMETOWN
6-2 245 lbs Randallstown, Md.

RESULTS

Measurables

Hand
Size: 9 1/4

Arm Size: 32 1/4

Wingspan: 79

40 Yard Dash

4.66

Bench Press

23 reps

Broad Jump

119 inches

Vertical Jump

32.5 inches

Jose Borregales

PROSPECT INFORMATION
POSITION NUMBER CLASS
Kicker #30 Redshirt Senior
HEIGHT WEIGHT HOMETOWN
5-10 206 lbs Miami, Fla.

PRO DAY HIGHLIGHTS

RESULTS

Measurables

Hand
Size: 9 3/8

Arm Size: 29 5/8

Wingspan: 72 1/8

Lou Groza Award winner

Consensus All-America First Team

All-ACC First Team

20-of-22 Field Goals

PRO DAY HIGHLIGHTS

Ready for the Spotlight

No Pressure, right?

“I knew the Patriots and Bill Belichick and their special teams coordinator were there…When coach Belichick came in, I introduced myself, said hello and then continued with my routine,” Borregales said. “I kind of had to block everything out. It can’t matter who is watching. I was just out there having fun and kicking the ball and making them through the uprights.

“At the end of the day, you can’t show you’re nervous or you have jitters or anything like that. You just have to go out there and perform.”

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