2018 NFL Draft

Ramon Buchanan, OLB

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 215 lbs.
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03/07/2013 - Scouting personnel for 30 NFL teams and two CFL teams ascended upon the University of Miami's Hecht Athletic Center for UM's Pro Timing Day held Thursday. Seventeen athletes participated in drills, including 12 Miami Hurricanes seniors. UM Pro Day began at noon, shortly after the Miami Hurricanes concluded their fourth spring practice and final session prior to Spring Break. Hurricanes players also entertained the NFL scouts while shooting a Harlem Shake video that is expected to drop soon. Before workouts began, participants underwent physical testing in the weight room for height, weight, vertical jump, broad jump and 225-pound rep test.

The second portion of UM's Pro Day featured the 40-yard dash, 20- and 60-yard shuttle runs, L drills and position drills. Both RB Mike James and DB Brandon McGee took their official NFL Combine 40 times. Thursday's best 40 time came from WR Kendal Thompkins, who was officially clocked at 4.37. Buchanan recorded a 4.55 and DB Andrew Swasey came in at 4.66. - Miami football

10/15/2012 - LB Ramon Buchanan will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury he suffered during the Kansas State game. The fifth-year senior was also injured last season after starting only 4 games. - College Injury Report

09/10/2012 - Miami coach Al Golden says linebacker Ramon Buchanan will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury and safety Vaughn Telemaque is out for this week's game against Bethune-Cookman with a left knee injury. They were hurt in Saturday's 52-13 loss to Kansas State, as was wide receiver Allen Hurns, whose immediate future is unclear because of a head injury. He also dealt with one during training camp, and was checked for a concussion on Saturday. Buchanan and Telemaque continued to play after getting hurt. Golden said he was unaware of the extent of both injuries until Sunday. Buchanan is a fifth-year senior whose 2011 season was also cut short by a knee injury. Miami (1-1) has allowed 1,035 yards and 84 points in its two games. - AP Sports

09/09/2012 - It turns out things could get worse for the Miami defense. A day after a 52-13 loss at Kansas State, Hurricanes coach Al Golden announced senior starting linebacker Ramon Buchanan will miss the rest of the season with an injury. He'll have surgery this week. Safety Vaughn Telemaque, also a starter, will also miss Saturday's home opener with Bethune-Cookman with an injury as well. There's still a degree of the unknown with leading receiver Allen Hurns. Golden said he's still being evaluated after suffering a "head injury" on the Canes first possession of the game. Hurns also missed a week of August practices for a similar injury. For Buchanan, the news is especially crushing. The fifth-year senior came back for a final year after tearing his ACL early last season. Saturday's injury didn't appear that serious at the time. Golden said he didn't know exactly when it occurred, but saw it when watching tape Sunday morning. He said Buchanan's right knee got caught underneath him and a pile of players landed on top. Buchanan had four tackles in the Kansas State loss while Telemaque had five. In the season-opening win at Boston College, Buchanan had six stops including one in the backfield. It's still too soon to speculate about a potential sixth year of eligibility, Golden said. - Michael Casagrande, The Sun-Sentinel

06/19/2012 - Top-five Miami prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. OLB Ramon Buchanan...Last year was supposed to be a breakout season for the Melbourne product, but a serious knee injury ended Buchanan's senior season and almost ended his career at Miami. However, he received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and will return to the Hurricanes for one final season in 2012. Buchanan was considered one of the top defenders out of the state of Florida as a recruit, choosing Miami over Florida, Florida State and LSU. He saw playing time as a freshman and sophomore, but mostly on special teams and as a back-up. Buchanan became a starter in 2010 as a junior strongside linebacker (10 starts), finishing fifth on the team with 55 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss. He was one of the defensive leaders in 2011, starting the first four games, but a knee injury put him on the shelf. Buchanan was awarded the medical waiver in January 2012, giving him one more season of eligibility. He is an outstanding athlete with excellent playing speed to drop in coverage and cover both sidelines against the run. Buchanan has a lean frame and struggles to shed blocks, but has the quickness and range to at least fight for a spot on special teams coverage at the next level. If he proves to be fully recovered from his knee injury, Buchanan should be a later round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com