Miami’s football program is in transition with a new athletic director to be hired in the coming weeks, followed by a decision on future head coach Manny Diaz. Miami also has a roster in transition during the 2021 outdoor season. The Hurricanes will have to fill several positions during the 2022 off-season.
Miami will need to add players on the offensive and defensive lines and linebacker as primary positions. The top 25 players in the transfer portal were released earlier this week by 247 Sports. Some of the players will be a good fit for Miami. Former Hurricanes safety Gurvan Hall is ranked 17th by 247 Sports.
Six Miami scholarship football players are ineligible. Others may return for the 2022 season, but will likely move on. The defensive and offensive lines will be the most affected units in the Miami football team with losses from the 2021 roster. Miami also needs to improve their talent and productivity at LB.
Cornerback, the defensive line, quarterback and wide receiver are the three most common positions in the 247 Top 25 rankings. Miami has novice QB Tyler Van Dyke back and a lot of talent at WR. The hurricanes need WR depth, but have other positions that are more eye-catching than wideouts.
Miami will have to rebuild its OL during the 2021 outdoor season. Start Center Jakai Clark is probably the only returning starter on the OL. The Hurricanes have players who project to start on the OL but need depth. Miami can lose as many as four DL during the off-season. There is one that TE Miami has already targeted in the portal.