Round 5: Bubba Bolden, S, Miami
Ryan Roberts of RiseNDraft.com had this to say about Bubba Bolden, “Typically lines up at FS & in the slot. Super talented but inconsistent. Grades average w/ highs & lows.” I 100% agree with the highs and lows, which have held Bolden back.
He needs to find a more consistent way of playing, and his inconsistency, paired with his injury history and off-field issues, Bolden will surely drop in the draft. Round 5 may be a little rich for him, but I think Flores would want to get him in Miami and try and get him right.
If he can figure it out and stay healthy, the sky is the limit for this talented kid.
Round 6: Emil Ekiyor, IOL, Alabama
After adding a tackle with their first-round pick, Miami needs to add a player to compete at left guard and give good quality depth on the offensive line. That player is Alabama offensive guard Emil Ekiyor. I always like taking offensive linemen from teams that can run the ball, and Ekiyor would add some nastiness needed on the offensive line.
Round 7: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
Speaking of nastiness, Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr. is one of my favorite players in college football. Porter Jr. will likely come back for another season, but he has played well this year, and if he decides to enter, he will be drafted. Getting him in the 7th round seems unrealistic to me, but he was there, and Miami would love to have him.
Porter flies around the football field, always looking to make plays and be a leader on defense. He plays with tons of energy and would be a great addition to the cornerback room.