Three More Hurricanes Taken in Day Two

One day after six of their former teammates were drafted during the first three rounds of the 2006 NFL draft, three more Miami Hurricanes were selected by pro teams on Sunday.

Leon Williams and Orien Harris went in the fourth round, and cornerback Marcus Maxey was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 154th overall pick one round later.

Williams was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, who need some help on the defensive side of the ball. He has some things going for him--he's big and quick.

Orien Harris' skills are refined, which means he should fit in nicely as a member of the defending Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers defensive front is solid, so Harris will have the luxury of being a backup and learning the system before he's flung into the lineup. He might be undersized for a NFL D-Lineman, but that could work to his advantage.

In terms of running the 40-yard dash, Marcus Maxey was the fastest player on Miami's 2005 team,. He finished his senior season with 37 tackles and two interceptions. He will compete for playing time in a secondary that ranked 30th against the pass last season.

David Hamilton can be reached at tvdavidhamilton@aol.com

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