Apr/15/15 08:31 AM
It’s likely that Ereck Flowers will be the first Hurricanes player chosen in the NFL draft, which begins April 30.
It’s clear the Carolina Panthers, who own the 25th pick, really, really like him.
Flowers, the 6-foot-6, 324-pound offensive tackle who left UM after his junior season, fills an immediate need for the Panthers on the right side and could eventually move to the left side. He interviewed with Carolina at the NFL combine, visited the team and worked out for top brass. The team also sent several representatives to watch him at the Hurricanes’ April 1 pro day. The Charlotte Observer even flew their beat writer to do a profile on him (though as usual, Flowers didn’t talk).
If he’s available when Carolina picks, he’ll probably join Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin. But several analysts think he might not be.
In the slew of mock drafts we found online, Flowers is slotted as high as No. 9 overall. FoxSports.com’s Peter Schrager has him going at that spot, to the New York Giants.Click here to read what Schrager, who has no other Hurricanes in his two-round mock, wrote about Flowers as well as the rest of the proCane potential draft picks by Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post!
Jan/12/15 08:04 AM
Future proCane quarterback Ryan Williams was named MVP of the Medal of Honor Bowl on Saturday in Charleston, S.C. Williams went 7-of-15 for 115 yards and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass.
His touchdown, which put the National team ahead for good in the third quarter, was to South Carolina’s Damiere Byrd. Miami lost to South Carolina 24-21 in last month’s Duck Commander Independence Bowl.
The National team won 26-14 in a game attended by scouts from numerous NFL teams.
Williams, who backed up Stephen Morris for two seasons, was the expected starter heading into last spring. He tore his ACL, leaving the door open for Brad Kaaya‘s emergence. Williams attempted one pass in his final year as a Cane. Last month, he said the Medal of Honor game was “pretty my entire senior season.”
Future proCane linebacker Thurston Armbrister registered one tackle.