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Maryland redshirt senior ILB L.A. Goree "is not a great athlete," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Goree rounds out the trio of no name prospects with next level potential," Pauline wrote, referring to Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil and Matthew Robinson. "Goree is not a great athlete but a tough, instinctive defender constantly making plays on the ball." Pauline slaps Goree with a Round 7-UDFA grade.
Aug 19 - 2:15 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "scouts like" Maryland redshirt senior OLB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil.

"Scouts like Cudjoe-Virgil, who was rotated into the line-up last season," the expert wrote. "He’s a better athlete compared to Goree with great measurables but needs work to complete his game." Pauline sees in Cudjoe-Virgil a seventh-round prospect. Cudjoe-Virgil missed significant time due to injury last year, so proving his health will be of the utmost importance in the fall.
Aug 19 - 1:36 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wants to see more consistency from Maryland junior OW Stefon Diggs before he'll bump up his Round 6 grade.

"Diggs is another wide out to watch," Pauline wrote. "He has the ability to stretch the field and make big plays from the line of scrimmage. One could argue he should be rated higher than our sixth round grade but I’ll wait for Diggs to up his game and show more consistency before doing so." Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said in July that Diggs is "one of the best players in the country." Prior to suffering a fractured fibula last October, Diggs had 34 receptions for 587 yards (17.3 yards per catch) and three TDs in seven games.
Aug 18 - 11:43 PM

Maryland redshirt senior CB Jeremiah Johnson elicits a "shoulder shrug" from scouts, passes along TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"It's understandable to a point as Johnson sat on the sidelines in 2013 with a toe injury," Pauline wrote. "But go back to the 2012 film and there were times Johnson out played Dexter McDougle, drafted by the New York Jets in the third round last April." Pauline grades the fifth-year senior, limited to three games last year, as a Round 6 prospect. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that Johnson "is quick and fluid with the length and aggressive nature to be a factor vs. the run and on special teams."
Aug 18 - 12:03 AM

Maryland redshirt senior DT Darius Kilgo reminds TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline of Eagles' seventh-rounder Beau Allen.

"[Kilgo is] stout enough to hold the point but also nimble enough to get down the line and chase the action," Pauline wrote. "Surprisingly Kilgo’s name does not register with scouts at this time, something I believe will change in a few months." Pauline grades Kilgo as a Round 6 prospect. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that Kilgo "has garnered mid-round projections from some scouts."
Aug 17 - 11:33 PM

Maryland senior WR Deon Long would start on TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline's "all underrated team."

"He’s accomplished in all areas of the game; as a pass catcher, blocker and run after the catch guy," the expert wrote. "He also offers decent size and sprinters speed. I feel he deserves a middle round grade and could end up under drafted next April." Unfortunately, work ethic is one area of the game in which Long has come up short recently. Maryland coach Randy Edsall called him out earlier this month after a few lackluster practices. "Deon's got to get a lot better," Edsall told reporters. "I'm not happy with the way Deon is practicing right now." Long missed nearly nine months of action after suffering a broken tibia last season, so a little rust is to be expected.
Aug 17 - 10:33 PM

Maryland coach Randy Edsall called out senior WR Deon Long after Thursday's practice.

"Deon's got to get a lot better," Edsall told reporters. "I'm not happy with the way Deon is practicing right now." Long missed nearly nine months after suffering a broken tibia last season. He recorded 32 receptions for 289 yards and a touchdown before sustaining the injury. Edsall clearly believes it's a lack of effort, as opposed to rust, that is stalling Long's improvement. Long and Stefon Diggs are expected to form one of the Big 10's best receiving duos in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 8 - 11:59 AM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer believes Maryland junior OW Stefon Diggs is "one of the best players in the country."

"I'm 110 percent," Diggs said when asked about the major leg injury he suffered last year. "They say when you break your leg you get a little taller and a little faster, and I got both, I think." Diggs will be labeled as one of the nation's best playmakers. We loved his long speed, but feel Diggs was a bit straight-linish in his play style.
Jul 29 - 12:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Maryland redshirt senior LB Matt Robinson must stay healthy in 2014 to attract the NFL's attention.

Robinson moved to linebacker last season after beginning his career at safety and produced immediately, ranking fourth on the squad with 73 tackles, including 10 for loss. "The adjustment was smooth, but he also has a lot of developing left to do at the position," Brugler wrote. "Robinson looks the part, but is leggy with little muscle definition and needs to groom his body more for the rigors at linebacker. He takes sharp, aggressive angles to the play with good pursuit speed to chase and a natural nose for the ball. Robinson's lack of functional strength is easy to spot on tape, struggling to shed or generate much pop at the point of attack, but his motor continues revving even when locked up." Robinson has missed a huge chunk of playing time in recent seasons with a torn labrum, rotator cuff problems, and a groin injury.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 5:18 PM

If production were the basis of draft position, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that Maryland senior DE Andre Monroe would be an early-round pick.

Unfortunately, it isn't, and Monroe stands just 5-foot-11 and 270 pounds. Because of his determination and huge collegiate production (led the team with 17.0 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks last year), he'll probably get a shot at the next level anyway. "He has a tweener body type and skill-set, but plays with a nonstop motor and finds ways to be effective, drawing some comparisons to former Rutgers DT Eric Foster who went undrafted in 2008, but played meaningful snaps with the Colts for a few seasons," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 4:57 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Maryland senior FB Tyler Cierski must stick on special teams to make it in the pros.

"A traditional fullback prospect, Cierski is a smash mouth, downhill blocker who takes pride in clearing holes for running backs to pick up positive yardage," Brugler wrote. "He has only 15 career rushing yards so his value will have to come on special teams if he hopes to stick on a NFL roster." Cierski, a jumbo-sized 5-foot-11 and 260 pounds, runs a 4.74 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 4:07 PM

Maryland senior cornerback Jeremiah Johnson "needs to stay strong in 2014 to bolster his NFL resume," notes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Injuries limited Johnson to three games last year. He was a full-time starter and flashed NFL potential in 2012, however. "He is quick and fluid with the length and aggressive nature to be a factor vs. the run and on special teams, but needs to stay strong in 2014 to bolster his NFL resume," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 3:35 PM

Maryland redshirt senior QB C.J. Brown "has some passing skills that translate favorably to the next level," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

"Although the production has been pedestrian, Brown has some passing skills that translate favorably to the next level," Brugler wrote. "However the big red flag with Brown is durability as he has had to deal with a number of injuries the past few seasons and desperately needs a healthy senior campaign if he has any hopes of playing professionally." Brown was named the team’s offensive player of the year and MVP last year, becoming the first Terrapin to pass for over 2,000 yards and rush for over 500 yards in a single season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 3:22 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler passes along that Maryland redshirt senior DT Darius Kilgo "has garnered mid-round projections from some scouts."

Kilgo is a clogging presence in the middle of Maryland's 3-4 scheme, a DT who generates "movement with his brute strength to bully blockers backards," according to Brugler. "Kilgo is built like a bookcase with a stout, sturdy frame and flashes some lateral quicks to sidestep-and-go when working off blocks," the analyst observed. "He plays with heavy, aggressive hands, but is still learning how to use his big paws with inconsistent shed and rush moves. Kilgo tends to pop upright and needs to improve his pad level, relying on his ability to overpower rather than leverage or mechanics. He doesn't have much range and needs to show more instincts on the field, but his anchor and raw strength has garnered mid-round projections from some scouts." He tallied 37 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks last year from the zero and one techniques.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 2:48 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Maryland junior OW Stefon Diggs reminds him of "former OSU WR Ted Ginn Jr."

"Maryland WR Stefon Diggs reminds me a lot of former OSU WR Ted Ginn Jr....both the good and the bad. Hopefully he stays healthy in 2014," Brugler tweeted. Diggs suffered a fractured fibula back in October. Prior to injury, Diggs was one of the more dynamic offensive weapons in the country. Unfortunately for Diggs, he only played in seven games as a sophomore and had 34 receptions for 587 yards (17.3 yards per catch) and three TDs in seven games for Maryland in 2013.
Jul 23 - 4:29 PM


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