Biggest shoes to fill: Receiver Leonard Hankerson
He had arguably the most productive season for a wide receiver in school history. His 12 touchdown catches last season was a Miami record, breaking Michael Irvin's mark of 11 set in 1986. In the Hurricanes' regular-season finale, Hankerson became just the third player in program history to record a 1,000-yard receiving season and the first to have 2,000 yards for a career and 1,000 yards in a season.
Spring replacement: Travis Benjamin
We talked about 1,000-yard receivers earlier this afternoon. Benjamin definitely has the potential to finish the fall on that list. He had 43 catches last year for 743 yards, a 17.3 average and three touchdowns. He has big-play potential and he has 90 career receptions for 1,537 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Summer outlook: Several receivers missed significant time this spring because of injuries, so the competition should increase with a healthier group this summer. Benjamin, LaRon Byrd and Tommy Streeter were the highlights of the spring, but overall it’s a group that needs to become more consistent.
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