Maryland Football Preseason Depth Chart Released


The freshmen have been added to Maryland's football squad.

Via Alex Prewitt at ACC media day, pictures have been released of Maryland's preseason depth chart. No changes have been made other than adding new freshmen, both scholarship and walk-on, but it's worth a quick glance.

On the offensive line, JaJuan Delaney slots in behind starter Mike Madaras and Ryan Doyle at left tackle, while walk-on Dylan O'Connor becomes the third-stringer at left guard. Also added is Moise Larose at right tackle.

At the skill positions, there are a few surprises. DeAndre Lane, expected to be a running back, is listed as a wide receiver, while Jacquille Veii, who may thought would be a defensive back, is at running back. Taivon Jacobs is also at wide receiver. Temple transfer Andrew Stefanelli is listed third at fullback, and Shane Cockerille finds himself on the bottom of the quarterback group.

Malik Jones will be at the strong-man defensive end position, behind Quinton Jefferson and co., while Chandler Burkett and Kingsley Opara (a surprise) will be at the other end position. Instead of Opara, the Terps will have walk-on Michael Minter at nose tackle.

Derrick Hayward and Cavon Walker are at SAM, as expected, with Yannick Ngakoue at WILL. Jermaine Carter Jr. and Jalen Brooks are at different inside positions, with walk-on Marc Rodriguez behind Brooks.

Jarrett Ross gets added at cornerback behind Dexter McDougle and co. and opposite Will Likely. Elvis Dennah gets added at strong safety with Milan Collins at free safety, and walk-on J.T. Ventura gets put behind Dennah.

On special teams, Adam Greene is listed as the third place kicker, and Will Rosenblum and Joe Marchese provide depth at long snapper.

So, to recap the surprises for those who skimmed - DeAndre Lane is at wide receiver, not running back, and Jacquille Veii is at running back, not defensive back (note: not huge surprises, as these were rumored, but still a change from many of the recruiting sites' predictions). Kingsley Opara is at defensive end, not nose tackle.

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