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Browns signed Maryland K Brad Craddock.

Craddock (6'0/186) earned the 2014 Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker before suffering a season-ending wrist dislocation nine games into his senior year. He finished his career 57-of-70 (81.4 percent) on field goals with four missed extra points. Craddock has an NFL leg and is a willing tackler in kick coverage, but he needs to improve his kickoffs to become a full-time NFL placekicker. Craddock's competition in Cleveland will be "Travis Coons."
May 5 - 4:11 PM

Vikings signed Maryland RB Brandon Ross.

Ross (5'10/201) was a three-plus-year starter for the Terrapins, parlaying 487 career carries into 2,541 yards (5.22 YPC) and 19 TDs, adding 40 receptions. He graduated as Maryland's fourth all-time leading rusher and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick as a senior. Snubbed for a Combine invite, Ross showed well at the Terps' Pro Day with a 4.44 forty and 37 1/2-inch vertical. Ross is undersized with a limited passing-game track record, but his speed and outstanding senior-year rushing efficiency (6.39 YPC) make him a long-shot prospect worth monitoring.
May 4 - 1:21 PM

Seahawks selected Maryland DT Quinton Jefferson with the No. 147 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

Jefferson (6'4/291) started two seasons, breaking out last year with 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks en route to All-Big Ten honorable mention. Jefferson has experience at end and tackle and showed plus athleticism at the Combine, running 4.95 with 24 reps on the bench. Although he was not a dominant collegiate, Jefferson has the body type and skill set to function at both five and three technique. He has a chance to carve out a versatility-driven niche role.
Apr 30 - 2:28 PM

Jaguars selected Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue with the No. 69 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Ngakoue (6'2/252) turned pro following a breakout junior campaign, setting Maryland's single-season sack record (13.5) and tallying 21.5 for his career along with 33 tackles for loss. He earned first-team All-Big Ten in 2015. Ngakoue turned in a solid Combine workout, running 4.75 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. Ngakoue has experience as an edge-setting run defender, offers pass-rush potential, and plays with a non-stop motor. He has a chance to develop into a factor as an NFL edge presence.
Apr 29 - 9:56 PM

Steelers selected Maryland DB Sean Davis with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Davis (6'1/201) made 40 starts for the Terps, breaking out as a senior for five forced fumbles and three interceptions. Davis shuttled between corner and safety at Maryland and offers versatility. He's also a terrific athlete, running 4.46 at the Combine with a 37 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-6 broad jump. On tape, Davis needs to polish his coverage game — he coughed up 10 TD passes in his final two seasons — and was an inefficient tackler. He reminds of Jimmy Wilson as a safety-corner hybrid who may ultimately struggle to nail down a starting job at either position.
Apr 29 - 9:23 PM

CBS Sports senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco believes that Maryland CB/S Sean Davis is "the type of player who can be molded into a top-level starter -- and maybe even more."

While Davis played both safety and corner with Maryland, Prisco sees him as a future safety at the pro level. "He ran a 4.46 40 at the NFL scouting combine, so he has the speed to play outside," Prisco wrote. "Even so, I see him as a long-term starting safety in a league where there is greater value on that spot than in the past." NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, meanwhile, is of the opinion that the 6-foot-1, 201-pounder could work as a safety in a base defense, shifting over to corner on nickel packages. At least 19 teams have taken a closer look at Davis during the process, be it through meetings, workouts or visits.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 23 - 5:25 PM

NFL Media's Gil Brandt says Maryland CB/S Sean Davis is a big sleeper and a "New England Patriots kind of player."

"Big, strong, athletic defensive back who was a top combine performer at his position in the broad jump (10 feet, 9 inches) and bench press (21 reps of 225 pounds)," Brandt wrote. "Versatility is his strength. I see him as a safety in a base defense and a cornerback in nickel packages. Davis is also a good press corner." Davis is basically Eric Rowe's doppelganger, in terms of frame and measurables (they're eerily similar), versatility and playing style.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 22 - 7:55 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Maryland edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue "could be selected much earlier than most anticipate."

"Teams love Ngakoue's ability to rush the passer, and he performed much better than anticipated during combine workouts," Pauline wrote. The analyst passed along that Ngakoue has worked out for the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots and visited the Titans, the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. "What's interesting here are the mix of 3-4 and 4-3 teams who have taken a liking to Ngakoue," Pauline wrote.
Apr 16 - 11:01 AM

The National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reports that Maryland CB/S Sean Davis "has firmly captured the attention of NFL decision-makers" and has had private workouts or meetings/dinners with 19 teams.

Just as Eric Rowe flew up draft boards last year, Davis, his doppelganger, is following suit. In fact, Wilson reports that Davis is "projected as a second-round target for NFL teams." Rowe was drafted by the Eagles with the 47th pick in the 2015 draft. Davis had a 99-percent similarity score with Rowe based on his Combine testing, a stunningly high correlation.
Apr 14 - 1:33 PM

Maryland CB or S Sean Davis will visit the Texans and the Bucs, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

A large number of teams have shown interest in Davis, including the Patriots, Steelers and 49ers. Davis played safety before moving over to corner during his final season. We have heard from teams who love Davis' intelligence, especially preparation wise. Davis is one of the more athletic defensive backs in this draft and profiles very similarly to Eric Rowe. Davis should be selected on the second day.
Apr 13 - 9:21 AM

Maryland CB/S Sean Davis visited the Steelers on Monday.

Penn Live's Jason Klinger passed along word of Davis' visit. In addition to his Monday trip to UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, he visited the 49ers over the weekend. In terms of an athletic comparable, the 6-foot-1, 201-pounder tested almost identically to Sean Rowe, with a 99-percent similarity score in his Combine work. Among his numbers in Indianapolis, 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vertical jump and a 126-inch broad jump. Rowe was drafted by the Eagles with the 47th pick in the 2015 draft. We don't expect Davis to climb that high, but if nothing else, the similarities are eerie here.
Apr 12 - 11:45 PM

Maryland CB/S Sean Davis logged an official visit with the 49ers over the weekend.

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport was all over this one. The 49ers have a league-best 12 picks. Davis was an under-the-radar draft prospect prior to the NFL Scouting Combine in February, but his testing results likely caused him to blip onto a few radar screens. The 6-foot-1, 201-pounder logged 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 6.64 seconds in the three-cone drill. He also put forth nice jump numbers with a 37-inch vertical and 126-inch broad jump. Day 3 remains his likely resting place come the draft, unless that fine testing work was enough to smooth his entrance into Day 2.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 10 - 7:22 PM

Four-star QB Kasim Hill committed to Maryland for the 2017 cycle.

Washington D.C. native Hill cited an interesting reason for his decision to commit to Maryland, one that has nothing to do with football. "I think one of the biggest reasons for me committing to Maryland was they have an excellent undergraduate business school," said the 6-foot-3, 215-pound gunslinger. Maryland's proximity to Hill's family and his comfort-level with the coaching staff also played a role in his commitment. He ranks as Rivals' No. 242 overall prospect and their No. 12 pro-style quarterback for the 2017 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Apr 9 - 4:25 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that Maryland RB Brandon Ross improved his draft stock with his Pro Day performance.

Brandt counts Ross' speed and quickness among his positive attributes. During his Pro Day, the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.40 seconds. In agility drills, he notched 4.28 seconds in the short shuttle and 6.75 seconds in the three-cone drill. He finished out the 2015 campaign having rushed for 958 yards (6.4 YPC) and 10 touchdowns. Those were the best statistical numbers he posted for a single season during his time with the Terrapins. An NFL squad could use a Day 3 pick on Ross, but undrafted free agency remains in play here, too.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 3:47 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris slots Maryland edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue to the Patriots with the organization's first pick at No. 60 overall.

"The early entry from Maryland has flown under the radar a bit," Norris wrote. "Ngakoue has a great motor and obvious awareness to know when the quarterback is climbing the pocket, altering his target point accordingly." Without a first-rounder, New England is going to have to get creative to fill its holes later this month. On that note, Rotoworld's Evan Silva sees OL, RB and DL as the Patriots' biggest needs. Norris projects LT RB Kenneth Dixon -- a Rotoworld draft team favorite -- as a potential fit with the club's second second-rounder, at No. 61 overall.
Source: Rotoworld
Apr 6 - 6:03 PM


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