Lockout's over folks, and that means that undrafted free agents are starting to find their homes. Three Terp alums have already signed on for NFL teams: LaQuan Williams is heading to the Baltimore Ravens, Adrian Moten signed on with the Indianapolis Colts, and Will Yeatman is with the New England Patriots. They are joining draft picks Torrey Smith (Ravens) and Da'Rel Scott (New York Giants) in the NFL ranks. Update: Right after I hit post, I saw Alex Wucjiak is headed to the Cleveland Browns, as well.
Williams is joining fellow wide receiver Torrey Smith in Baltimore, which is actually Williams' home town. He had an up-and-down career in College Park, but will always be fondly remembered for one of the greatest (perhaps the greatest?) Maryland catches ever, which sparked the beat-down of highly-ranked Rutgers in Piscataway and launched Chris Turner's career.
Moten is the most productive of the trio, having been a contributor since his freshman year and starting for his final two years. He was a defensive captain his senior year and one of Maryland's best players regardless of position. Oh, and he did this:
Yeah, I think I'll always remember Superman Moten.
Yeatman, unlike the other two, didn't have a defining moment in his Terrapin career, mostly because it was pretty short. Originally at Notre Dame, Yeatman transferred to Maryland to play lacrosse in his junior year, joining the football team only for his senior year. Despite that, it's obvious that he has NFL potential: he has great size, good hands, and the lacrosse background gives him quickness and footwork that most other TEs only dream of.
Wuj is going to a hard-nosed city to play for a hard-nosed team, so I imagine his brand of football will be warmly received. He's kind of like the defensive version of Peyton Hillis. Despite his so-so speed and athleticism, he was one of the most productive tacklers in Maryland history; you could always count on Wuj's name being at the top of the tackle charts at the end of the year. And hey, he'll be playing with another Terrapin middle linebacker, D'Qwell Jackson, who's already in Cleveland.
No word yet on homes for other players. I would imagine Antwine Perez, Adrian Cannon, Travis Baltz, and Paul Pinegar could all get a few UDFA offers to try to earn a spot in training camp. Perez, Wuj, and Baltz especially; Perez is insanely talented and Baltz plays at a position in which essentially only UDFAs make it. We'll update when we find those eventual homes.