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Maryland junior CB William Likely's "NFL stock will be hampered by his size, but I promise that you will see Likely's No. 4 jersey all over your screen throughout the afternoon when watching Maryland," observes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

The 5-foot-7, 175-pounder posted six interceptions (two for touchdowns) and 83 tackles and averaged 11.1 yards per punt return (one touchdown) and 31 yards per kick return (another touchdown). "Desire and tenacity fuel Likely's fire and make him an outstanding all-around talent," Zierlein wrote. "He's quicker than fast as a cornerback, but has exceptional instincts and ball skills and uses his waterbug burst to jump passes anywhere near him." Zierlein ranks Likely as the No. 7 defensive back in the nation. "Likely is one of the top kick returners in the nation and also has 17 special-teams tackles to his credit," Zierlein wrote. Likely made the 2015 Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Ten First Team (defense) and Third Team (special teams).
Source: NFL.com
Jul 16 - 8:30 PM

Former Maryland sophomore WR Juwann Winfree is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on July 20.

"He may visit other schools, but he has no current plans to do so and hopes to enroll somewhere in time for the fall semester," according beat writer Jerry Paola. Winfree withdrew from Maryland after learning of his suspension, his second since the start of the 2014 season.
Source: Trib Live
Jul 9 - 1:49 PM

Maryland junior OLB/DE Yannick Ngakoue "is a classic 'tweener with the burst to challenge tackle's reach," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

"Ngakoue is a classic 'tweener with the burst to challenge tackle's reach but only average flexibility and closing speed while running the arc. Ngakoue has a powerful hand slap and good lateral agility to keep opponents from latching on. Unfortunately, he isn't yet powerful enough to rip free quickly when they do and doesn't possess ideal length to project great improvement in this area," Rang wrote. Ngakoue earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the media last season, posting 37 tackles, with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks on his 2014 resume. With the Terrapins switching to a 4-3 defense this year, the Maryland prospect could have a huge year as a defensive end.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 3 - 2:55 PM

Maryland junior CB William Likely's "superb athleticism is evident wherever he lines up," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

"Though his size will always be a detriment, Lively's superb athleticism is evident wherever he lines up. Lively's light feet, fluidity and balance help him keep a low, quick backpedal and he changes direction in a flash, closing on the ball aggressively," Rang wrote. The former four-star recruit was named the Gatorade Player of the Year out of Florida, as a junior in high school. Despite his size, the 5-foot-7, 175-pound Likely doesn't shy away from bigger competition and wins more 50/50 balls than expected. The Maryland prospect started all 13 games last season, recording 83 tackles with six interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 3 - 2:09 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks Maryland CB William Likely as the No. 12 defensive back in the country.

"Likely is only 5-foot-7, 175 pounds, which will hinder his pro potential as a defensive player, but if nothing else he's proved that he can make an impact as a return specialist too," Brown wrote. Last year, Likely posted six interceptions (returning two for touchdowns), 83 tackles, averaged 11.1 yards per return (returning one for a touchdown) and averaged 31 yards per kick return (returning one for a touchdown). Likely recently made the 2015 Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Ten First Team (Defense) and Third Team (Special Teams).
Jun 28 - 6:18 PM

Suspended sophomore WR Juwann Winfree has withdrawn from Maryland.

Winfree was suspended two weeks ago for a violation of conduct, his second suspension since the start of the 2014 season. Winfree played in eight games as a freshman, catching 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. The Terps receiving group will look very different in 2015 after Stefon Diggs and Deon Long exited to the NFL.
Jun 18 - 10:36 AM

Former UConn graduate linebacker Jefferson Ashiru transferred to Maryland.

There is a bit of controversy over his exit from UConn, as the Ashiru camp says Huskies coach Bob Diaco and his staff "forced" the linebacker out of the program, while Diaco says Ashiru made the call unilaterally. Either way, the player reunites with Randy Edsall, who secured Ashiru's signature while UConn's coach in the 2011 recruiting class. Ashiru, who started 19 games as a Huskie, is eligible to play immediately for the Terps. "We are thrilled to welcome Jefferson to the Maryland football family," Edsall said in a statement. "Jefferson has experience as a starter and can play multiple positions at linebacker. He has a tremendous work ethic and terrific understanding of the game."
Jun 13 - 4:42 PM

Maryland indefinitely suspended sophomore WR Juwann Winfree for violating the school's student-athlete code of conduct.

This is already Winfree's second suspension while on campus for violating the student-athlete code of conduct. It couldn't have come at a worse time, as Maryland is trying to replace its top four receivers from last year (Stefon Diggs, NFL draft, Deon Long, graduation, Marcus Leak, withdrawal, and Jacquille Veii, transfer). Amba Etta-Tawo, who had 222 receiving yards last year, is the school's leading returning receiver.
Jun 8 - 5:53 PM

Maryland sophomore CB D’Andre Payne will transfer.

Payne never even played a game for the Terps. The four-star 2014 recruit played in eight games and registered four tackles last season for Tennessee. He transferred to Maryland but spent only four months on campus before deciding to move on again. Payne will enroll at an unspecified junior college. He was the No. 230 overall according recruit coming out of high school, according to Rivals.com.
Jun 1 - 9:06 PM

Maryland junior WR Marcus Leak has left the program due to personal reasons.

Leak ranked third on the team with 20 receptions and 297 receiving yards and was second with three receiving touchdowns last season. Maryland's receiving corps was ravaged this offseason, with the top four receivers all departing: Stefon Diggs (early entry into NFL draft), Deon Long (expired eligibility), Jacquille Veii (quit the team) and now Leak. Amba Etta-Tawo and Levern Jacobs figure to be the top targets for whoever wins the quarterback job, with Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman perhaps the frontrunner for that competition.
May 29 - 10:09 PM

Oklahoma State graduate QB Daxx Garman will play the 2015 season for Maryland.

Garman played a significant number of snaps in nine game last season after J.W. Walsh went down with an injury. During that time he completed 152-of-277 passes for 2041 yards, with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Garman could absolutely compete for the starting gig with the Terps.
May 28 - 1:23 PM

High school quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., the No. 25 prospect in the ESPN 300, committed to Maryland on Friday.

Haskins picked the Terrapins over a host of suitors including Penn State, Rutgers, Florida, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. "To be honest it just felt right. At first, everyone knows I was an Ohio State fan and I definitely wanted to go there," he said. "I wanted to commit there at some point in my recruitment, but I decided to wait it out and after meeting all these coaches and getting to know people, I just felt like I could build a relationship with Coach Edsall." The four-star recruit is the No. 2 pocket passer in the class and a centerpiece of Edsall's future plans.
Source: ESPN.com
May 17 - 6:39 PM

Titans signed Maryland WR Deon Long.

Long (6'0/192) spent two seasons as a Terp after transferring from JUCO, catching 83 passes for 1,064 yards (12.8 YPR) and three TDs. He ran 4.51 at the Combine with a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Neither physically dominant nor explosive enough to win as a perimeter wideout in the NFL, Long is likely headed for the slot and has special teams value.
May 3 - 11:13 PM

Giants signed Maryland ILB Cole Farrand.

Farrand (6'3/244) was a three-year starter at middle linebacker, leading the Terps in tackles as both a junior and senior. Although Farrand was a solid college player, he lacks NFL-caliber athleticism and the ability to run down ball carriers or match up in coverage. Farrand will have to make his big-league living on kickoff and punt coverage.
May 3 - 7:49 PM

Broncos selected Maryland DT Darius Kilgo with the No. 203 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Kilgo (6'4/320) made 36 starts for Maryland, collecting 19.5 career tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and six fumble recoveries. He pumped 33 reps on the bench at his Pro Day, also running forty times of 5.13 and 5.20. Kilgo projects as a one or "zero" technique nose with some ability to push the pocket and hold the point of attack.
May 2 - 4:39 PM


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