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Reviewing the Top Five Draft Classes in Miami Hurricanes History

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No. 5: 1987


Vinny Testaverde's NFL career was a mixed bag, but he played in the league for two decades. Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images.
Vinny Testaverde's NFL career was a mixed bag, but he played in the league for two decades. Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images.

Vinny Testaverde, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (first round, first overall)

Alonzo Highsmith, Houston Oilers (first round third overall)

Jerome Brown, Philadelphia Eagles (first round, ninth overall)

Gregg Rakoczy, Cleveland Browns (second round, 32nd overall)

Winston Moss, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second round, 50th overall)

Paul O’Connor, New York Giants (fifth round, 140th overall)

Darryl Oliver, Seattle Seahawks (11th round, 297th overall)

Dan Sileo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (supplemental draft)

Testaverde is the only Hurricane to be drafted first overall (by Tampa, for those who don't remember). He churned through a 20-year career with plenty of ups and downs. His 275 touchdown passes is good for 10th all-time.

Highsmith never made the impact of his high draft status. Brown made two Pro Bowls in his short career that was tragically cut short as a result of an automobile accident. Moss played in the NFL for 10 years before entering the coaching game. Sileo is best known for being a Mark Madden wannabe radio host that has been fired multiple times for comments made over the air.