We're taking a look at the biggest holes on each ACC team's roster. Next up, Miami.
Area of need: Quarterback
It’s not that there’s a need for more quarterback talent on the roster. Miami’s going to be relatively deep there, with Malik Rosier and Jack Allison on the roster, and N'Kosi Perry on the way. But with Brad Kaaya's departure, experience is the issue. Can Mark Richt bring along a young quarterback fast enough to match the talent on the rest of the roster?
Area of need: Offensive line
Certainly the quarterback battle will command most of the springtime attention, but it’s the offensive line that might be the bigger overall concern. This wasn’t a great group in 2016, even with the veteran Kaaya demonstrating strong pocket awareness. Better defenses stuffed the run game during a midseason losing streak, and the Canes are set to lose two starters -- including their best run blocker in Danny Isidora.
Area of need: Secondary
There’s some young talent here, but Miami also loses its two best defensive backs -- Corn Elder and Rayshawn Jenkins -- so that youth needs to come along this offseason, and coordinator Manny Diaz needs to build some depth behind them. The defensive front should be ferocious, and if the secondary comes along -- perhaps with contributions from ESPN300 recruits Trajan Bandy and Amari Carter -- this could be one of the nation's best defenses.