Despite the recurring production, many new faces will emerge for Miami in 2021
The Miami Hurricanes will be one of the most experienced teams in the country in the 2021 season.
UM will return 19 of 22 starters from a team that won 8-3 in 2020.
According to ESPN’s Bill Connelly, the Hurricanes will return 91 percent of their production from the 2020 season, which is believed to be the third most popular in the country.
On the offensive side of the ball, Miami is giving back 95 percent of its production as of 2020, which is most of all the teams in the country. Tight end Brevin Jordan, who caught 38 passes for 576 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020, is the only main culprit not returning in 2021.
Quarterback D’Eriq King had a strong performance in his freshman year on the Lashlee system, throwing for 2,686 yards with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 64.1 percent of his passes. Pro Football Focus gave King a grade of 88.2 in 2020. This is PFF’s highest grade for a Miami starter since Brad Kaaya passed an 81.7 grade in 2015.
Seasoned slot receiver Mike Harley also returns after catching 57 passes for 799 yards and seven touchdowns.
Between Cam’Ron Harris (643 yards and ten touchdowns), D’Eriq King (538 yards and four touchdowns), Don chaney jr (322 yards and three touchdowns) and Jaylan Knighton (209 yards and a touchdown), the Hurricanes will return 99 percent of their fast-paced production from the 2020 season. It’s the most recurring production Miami has shown since 2015-16, when Miami brought Joseph Yearby and Mark Walton back from season to season.
Miami’s defense provides 86 percent of its 2020 season production, the twelfth most in the country.
The Hurricanes are spearheaded on this side of the ball by Nesta Jade Silvera and Bubba Bolden, as well as transfer portal additions like Georgia cornerback Tyrique Stevenson and Tennessee defender Deandre Johnson.
While it’s always encouraging for any team to give back a lot of proven experience from the previous season, the Miami team in 2021 still looks different from the 2020 version.
This article aims to highlight how Miami’s starting line-up and rotation numbers will look very different in 2021.
This article lists all players who did not play at least 20 offensive or defensive snaps per game in 2020, but will play a bigger role in 2021.
Read on to take a look at the players who will play a bigger role in 2021 as the Hurricanes hope to improve from the 2020 season onwards.