Miami junior wide receiver Tommy Streeter and junior defensive tackle Marcus Forston, both graduates of nearby Miami Northwestern High School, have decided to forego their final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, the school announced on Monday.
Miami will be hit hard enough by graduation this year without players leaving early for the NFL draft, and the departure of these two will definitely hurt. The Canes will already have to replace second-leading receiver Travis Benjamin and senior LaRon Byrd. That will leave Allen Hurns (31 catches this season) and Phillip Dorsett, a rising sophomore, as the most experienced returning receivers. Forston was injured for much of his career, and never really reached his full potential. He ends his 31-game career at Miami with 60 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and seven sacks. Whether or not this decision pays off for the players remains to be seen, but it definitely isn't going to help the Canes.