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The Detroit Lions hired former Maryland HC Randy Edsall as director of football research-special projects.

In Detroit's press release announcing the move, it explained that "[t]he football research department assists in all aspects of game preparation, and also provides information to the coaching, personnel and football administration departments to help improve the team’s decisions in the draft, free agency and on game day." Edsall previously worked in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars as defensive backs coach from 1994-97. He was fired midway through last season after going 22-33 in a little over four years at the school.
Feb 1 - 1:42 PM

Maryland CB/S Sean Davis indicated he's confident at either corner or safety and Rotoworld's Josh Norris notes that he "liked him at both spots."

"I bet you will hear his name more often during the process," Norris wrote. Regardless of where he lines up, the 6-foot-1 defensive back plays a highly physical game. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades him as a sixth-rounder.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 28 - 9:29 AM

Towson senior RB Jacquille Veii transferred to Maryland.

If you're wondering "Wait, didn't Jacquille Veii used to play for Maryland?", you are correct. Veii transferred from Maryland to Towson and played at the FCS level last season. "This is where I’m meant to be and if I have to earn it, I will," Veii said. "It’s all apart of Gods plan for me …I was never supposed to leave, but out of my own stubbornness, I went against the plan and now patience is being taught." Veii will rejoin the team as a walk-on, as you probably surmised from the quote. Towson doesn't seem pleased with him. "We only really talk about the kids in our program," Towson head coach Rob Ambrose told the Baltimore Sun. "He informed us last week he was leaving for ‘business reasons’ and that is the last I heard from him."
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 27 - 8:52 PM

Three-star CB Antwaine Richardson committed to Maryland on Tuesday.

Richardson had verbally committed to Michigan up until last Thursday, at which point he de-committed and reopened the recruitment process. His decision to join Maryland looks like a final one. The 6-foot, 165-pound defensive back tweeted on Tuesday that he will be enrolling at the university on January 28. Former Wolverine DC D.J. Durkin made the initial recruitment, so it's no surprise that Richardson's opted to follow the new Maryland head coach. Scout.com's Corey Bender wrote at the time of his initial Michigan commitment that Richardson "shows good anticipation and awareness in the secondary, and is effective in press-man coverage as well."
Jan 26 - 8:28 PM

Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm penned an article detailing Maryland DL Quinton Jefferson's meeting with a San Diego Chargers scout.

The article deserves a read for its in-depth look at the prospect interview process. Jefferson was asked random questions like "What do you eat for breakfast?" until the scout dropped this on him: "And what happened with that little fight you had?" Jefferson suffered a broken jaw in his hometown prior to his senior season. "Just a scrap? Just boys being boys? What happened?" the scout asked. Jefferson dropped his head and gave a quiet explanation Edholm couldn't hear. Apparently it went over fine, because the scout said: "So just a little scrap, eh? OK, OK … it happens. You OK now?" The 6-foot-3, 290-pound fourth-year junior is allowed to play at the Senior Bowl because of new rules granting access to early entrants on pace to graduate in the spring.
Jan 26 - 3:21 PM

Four-star G Terrance Davis committed to Maryland on January 2.

Davis made the verbal commitment to Maryland in early January, but he's since made visits to UCLA and Alabama. The Terrapins might have a few nervous moments leading up to National Signing Day. At least for the time being, though, the hulking (6-foot-4, 315 pounds) guard out of Hyattsville is a nice get for new HC D.J. Durkin. Scout.com's Brian Dohn wrote that Davis has the "athleticism and feet to get out and pull ahead of a running back, and also the road-grater mentality to punish a defensive lineman in the running game." Dohn notes that he needs to continue to improve on his hand placement and technique. Unlike so many other high school recruits, Davis already has the size to play at the collegiate level.
Source: scout.com
Jan 26 - 12:01 AM

Three-star CB Antwain Richardson has de-committed from Michigan.

Another one bites the dust for the Wolverines, as RB/WR Kiante Ennis also de-committed on Thursday. For his part, Richardson wrote on Twitter, "I would like to thank Michigan for the opportunity but I am opening up my recruiting process to explore my options to better my future academically and athletically." The 6-foot, 165-pounder out of Florida had previously received offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic and Iowa State before he made his initial commitment to Michigan over the summer.
Jan 21 - 5:08 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports Virginia Tech graduate RB Trey Edmunds will transfer to Maryland.

As a transfer, Edmunds is eligible to play immediately in 2016. "He graduated last semester and he said he wanted to move on and try something different," his father, Ferrell Edmunds, said. "I’m always supportive of him." Ferrell Edmunds played college football at Maryland. Edmunds led the Hokies with 675 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2013. In part because of injuries, Edmonds was limited to merely 282 yards and three touchdowns over the past two years.
Jan 21 - 11:54 AM

Maryland DL Quinton Jefferson accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The fourth-year junior entered the 2016 NFL Draft, clearing the way for his inclusion. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder excelled as a DE in 2013 and took his game to another level after Maryland moved him inside this fall (he missed the majority of his 2014 season with a torn ACL). We think he could be a nice fit in a 3-4 scheme.
Jan 15 - 12:41 PM

Maryland junior CB Will Likely announced he will return to school for the 2016 season.

Likely saw two of his defensive teammates opt for the draft after the season, Yannick Ngakoue and Quinton Jefferson, but the corner is sticking around to play a season under D.J. Durkin. The extremely short 5'7/171 lbs corner is a very good returner.
Jan 9 - 12:39 PM

Maryland redshirt junior DL Quinton Jefferson will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

Jefferson is married with children, so that dynamic mixed with a coaching change at Maryland likely played a part in his decision. Jefferson has an interesting frame, standing 6'3/290 lbs and could draw interest from odd man front defenses. Jefferson missed the majority of his 2014 season with a torn ACL.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin added former Virginia HC Mike London to his staff.

It appears as though London will be Durkin's defensive line coach and associate head coach. The 55-year-old London is a tremendous recruiter, specifically in the Maryland/Virginia/D.C. region, so this is a nice get for Durkin.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 06:04:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Maryland junior DL Quinton Jefferson is likely to enter the draft.

Jefferson, married with children, is perhaps looking to get a jump-start on providing for his family. The standout junior "looked like a dynamite prospect in 2013 before missing almost all of 2014 with injury then playing out of position at defensive tackle this year," Pauline wrote. Despite being miscast, Jefferson had a big year.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Maryland will hire Michigan DC D.J. Durkin as the school's next head coach, according to Pete Thamel.

Durkin spent this season on Jim Harbaugh's staff, leading an aggressive and assertive defense. Many would say he used lesser talents (specifically along the front seven) and elevated their game. Durkin was with Florida was 2010 to 2014 and spent part of that final season as interim head coach. School decision makers likely noted Durkin's experience with Urban Meyer, both at Bowling Green and Florida.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Maryland junior edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue announced via Twitter that he will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

Signs were already pointing this way, but Ngakoue made his decision public on Monday. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound junior ranks second in the country with 14 sacks. Despite his brilliance, Maryland finished with a 3-9 record in 2015. Nobody would blame him if that factored into his decision to exit stage left for potential NFL glory. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline has been high on Ngakoue, noting in late October that he sees the edge rusher "moving through the middle rounds and developing into a potential [Top-100] pick."
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:12:00 PM


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