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Maryland senior WR Deon Long caught four passes for 29 yards in Saturday's East-West Shrine Classic.

Long had been drawing rave reviews all week for his work in practice, with both NFL Media analyst Charles Davis and TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline saying that he might have been the most impressive wide receiver they saw over the last week. In 2014, the 6-foot, 185-pound Long caught 51 passes for 575 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers aren't exactly eye-popping, but as a prospect, Long is quick off the catch and has shown an ability to haul in contested balls. It will be interesting to see how Long grades out individually now that he's no longer playing second-fiddle to teammate Stefon Diggs.
Jan 18 - 5:02 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote that Maryland senior WR Deon Long "might have been the best wide receiver I saw [at East-West Shrine game practices]."

"He's very good out of his breaks and showed some toughness in his route running," Davis wrote. "He made a lot of contested catches, and certainly doesn't lack any confidence." Long haw drawn rave reviews from analysts on-hand in Florida this week. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this week that Long looked "like the best receiver" at Shrine practices, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reported that the Terps' wideout was being praised by the event's coaching staff.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 2:08 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes Maryland senior WR Deon Long "can be an effective and dangerous slot receiver."

"Texas State CB Craig Mager has gone up against Long in East team drills and was impressed with Long's quickness off the ball," passed along College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. Long looked "like the best receiver" on Tuesday at East-West Shrine game practices, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 6:35 PM

Maryland senior WR Deon Long "received praise from the coaching staff [on multiple occasions at East-West Shrine game practices] for his consistent effort working back and attacking the ball, making sure the defensive back and no chance to make a play," reported CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Long has average height and a lean, wiry build, but he uses his size well and doesn't show any passiveness going up to highpoint with his hands," Brugler wrote. "Although Stefon Diggs gets most of the attention and is projected to be the first Maryland wide receiver drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Long has NFL talent himself and showed that on Monday." We see Long as an underrated prospect, assuming past questions about his work ethic are answered. He's doing a good job of that.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 14 - 2:57 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the "general consensus from scouts at the Shrine Game is Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs made a big mistake entering the draft, an opinion I concur with."

Diggs declared for the draft earlier this month. "Most grade Diggs as a last day pick and feel another season on the college field would’ve potentially pushed him into the draft’s initial 75 selections," Pauline wrote. We don't mean to pile on, but we're with Pauline. Diggs is a straight-line player, similar to Ted Ginn Jr. but not quite as good a prospect.
Jan 14 - 1:22 PM

Maryland senior WR Deon Long looked "like the best receiver" on Tuesday at East-West Shrine game practices, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Long spent the past few seasons in Stefon Diggs' shadow, though, contrary to popular belief, we aren't convinced that Diggs is the superior player. Long's work ethic was questioned earlier in his career, a factor that perhaps conspired to drop his usage rate in Maryland's offense. Pauline wrote over the summer that Long would be on his "all underrated team."
Jan 13 - 8:58 PM

Maryland redshirt senior DT Darius Kilgo projects "as a one-gapping nose tackle in the NFL."

"A stout run stuffer, Kilgo will generate movement with his brute strength, bullying blockers into the pocket. He is aggressive, but still learning how to use his hands and needs technique work, projecting as a one-gapping nose tackle in the NFL," Brugler wrote. During the summer, TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline gave the 6-foot-3,319-pound Kilgo a sixth-round grade, while Brugler noted that Kilgo "has garnered mid-round projections from some scouts."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 9 - 2:40 PM

Maryland junior WR Stefon Diggs will declare for the NFL Draft.

You will read in many places that Diggs is explosive and a big play threat, and some might even call him a top three-round receiver. We do not see that. Diggs earned a lot of praise early in his career and perhaps a couple of major injuries screwed up his game. We view Diggs as a straight-line prospect who will have to have touches manufactured for him.
Jan 3 - 2:55 PM

Maryland head coach Randy Edsall said junior WR Stefon Diggs will make a decision about the NFL Draft after the school's game against Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl on Tuesday.

Edsall said he met Thursday with Diggs and his mother to share information he had received from NFL types about the receiver's draft stock. "I gave them all the information that I had," Edsall said. "I asked them if they had any questions, and they did. And they asked me for my opinion, and I gave them my opinion of what I think he should do. And I asked him if he’s leaning any way at all, and he said that he wasn’t, that he wants to play the game, and he’ll worry about it after the game is over. So we’ll see." A kidney injury has kept Diggs sidelined for the past three games, but Edsall confirmed he will play on Tuesday. Earlier this month, NFL.com's Charles Davis wrote that Diggs should return to school: "Diggs has been well-hyped since his high school days, but he's not yet had the breakout year we've been waiting to see from him."
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:14:00 PM

Maryland junior WR Stefon Diggs should return to school so he can "prove his durability and give his stock a big boost," according to NFL.com's Charles Davis.

"Diggs has been well-hyped since his high school days, but he's not yet had the breakout year we've been waiting to see from him," Davis wrote. "He's battled injuries, and another year with the Terrapins would give him a chance to have that big year that has eluded him." Terps coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday that Diggs hasn't decided if he'll enter the NFL Draft. The Maryland wideout, who grades out as a mid-round pick, has posted 52 catches for 654 yards and five touchdowns despite missing a few games to suspension and injury.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:57:00 AM

Maryland junior WR Stefon Diggs hasn't decided if he'll enter the NFL Draft, coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday.

Edsall told the media that he's submitted Diggs' information to the NFL advisory board, and "made calls to several general managers and college scouting directors to inquire about Diggs," according to the Washington Post. "Once we get the information back from the NFL, I’m going to sit down with his mom and him and go over all of the information that I have and present it to them. I’ll give them my opinion, and then ultimately Stefon and his family have to make the decision that they feel would be the best for him," Edsall said. Diggs currently has 52 catches for 654 yards and five touchdowns. The Maryland wideout has missed the past three games, the first because of suspension and the other two after suffering a lacerated kidney. Diggs has "been chomping at the bit" to return in the Foster Farms Bowl against Stanford on Dec. 30, Edsall said. Diggs grades out as a mid-round pick.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Maryland junior S Sean Davis is expected to return for his senior season, according to the Washington Post.

Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall submitted information to the NFL Draft Advisory Board regarding Davis, so the player should soon see where he stands. We'd be shocked if he hears anything other than "not" Round 1 or 2 (the board now only disseminates three grades). Edsall told reporters Davis wants to play with his younger brother, Isaiah, a high school OLB who committed to the Terps in August.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Maryland senior LB Cole Farrand accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Farrand is seen by CBS Sports as a borderline draftable player. In line with their thinking, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline ranked Farrand as a Round 7 prospect. "Smart, instinctive linebacker who makes plays with his head and hustle," Pauline wrote. "Constantly around the ball. Quarterbacks the defense. Not a great athlete but has a lot to offer."
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:17:00 PM

The Washington Post reports that Maryland junior WR Stefon Diggs will return to practice on Friday.

The Maryland wideout was forced to miss the past two games of the regular season due to a lacerated kidney. Diggs suffered the injury to his kidney during Maryland’s road win at Penn State on November 1st.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 04:00:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline sees Maryland redshirt senior CB Jeremiah Johnson as a "late round bargain who’ll surprise people in camp next summer."

"Entering the 2013 season Maryland had a pair of next level cornerbacks, Dexter McDougle and Jeremiah Johnson, both who went down to injury during the campaign," Pauline wrote. "And while McDougle, a third round pick last April, was well known the 2012 film showed Johnson to be his equal. Initially slow returning from the foot injury which kept him on the sidelines last year, Johnson has shown excellent form in recent weeks. He’s a physical corner with top ball skills and the ability to shut down opponents." Pauline graded the fifth-year senior, limited to three games last year, as a Round 6 prospect in the preseason. He says Johnson is "well schooled in all facets of the position."
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 01:29:00 AM


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