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Phillip Dorsett Projected in 1st Round of NFL Draft


Is Phillip Dorsett about to become the first Miami Hurricane drafted in the opening round since Kenny Phillips back in 2008 (31st to Giants)?

A couple of notable NFL analysts think so. Both Todd McShay and Pete Prisco, of ESPN and CBS Sports, respectively, projected Dorsett's name to be called in the first round in their latest mock drafts.

McShay has Dorsett going to the Saints with the 31st pick while Prisco has him going 19th to the Browns. As for who they think the Dolphins will select in the first, McShay predicts receiver Breshad Perriman. Prisco predicts an offensive lineman -- Brandon Scherff of Iowa.

Dorsett has made quite the climb up projected draft boards this spring. Running blazing fast 40 times at both the combine (4.33) and his Pro Day (4.25) while impressing scouts and front offices in interviews have clearly boosted his perceived stock.

Other Hurricanes projected to go in the early rounds include Ereck Flowers, Denzel Perryman, Duke Johnson, and Clive Walford. Will a Hurricane return to the Top 32?

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