Tommy Streeter and Brandon Washington were high school teammates at Miami Northwestern High. They then became college teammates at the University of Miami. And on Saturday afternoon, they both were taken in the 6th round of the NFL Draft.
Streeter was taken with the 198th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens, a team that was looking to upgrade their team speed at the wide receiver position. Washington was taken two picks later by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Streeter signed with Miami after being a four-star wide receiver prospect in the Class of 2008. He struggled with injuries and consistency early in his career and only caught six passes through his first three seasons at Miami under former coach Aubrey Hill. Everything changed in 2011 under new receivers coach George McDonald. Streeter caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns, becoming one of the nation's best deep threats. His size/speed combination is outstanding and he left following his junior season with the hope of becoming a high pick.
Washington arrived at Miami after being a four-star offensive guard prospect. He signed with Miami in the 2008 class but was unable to qualify academically and spent a semester in prep school. He played sparingly as a freshman in 2009 before becoming a full-time starter in 2010. He was an All-Conference guard in 2010 before playing mostly left tackle as a junior in 2011. He projects as a guard in the NFL.
Streeter and Washington became the fifth and six Hurricanes selected in the 2012 draft. Olivier Vernon and Sean Spence were third rounders, while Lamar Miller and Travis Benjamin went in the 4th.