Maryland football spring scrimmage: Defense, Shane Cockerille impress

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The first-team offense struggles in the first scrimmage open to the public.

Lost in the shuffle of some terrific basketball action Friday night was Maryland football's first open-to-the-public scrimmage of the spring, which took place at North Point High School in Waldorf. The Diamondback's Daniel Popper and Aaron Kasinitz were on the scene -- for those that do not have Twitter or were otherwise engaged, let's take a look at their tweets, and see what we can ascertain went down for the Terps.

Popper also wrote a recap of the scrimmage, which you should go ahead and read as well.

We can start things off with a kinda/sorta uniform watch.

The first team offense struggled early, as C.J. Brown was intercepted by rising junior safety Sean Davis on one of the unit's first three drives, which all ended in failure. Meanwhile, Shane Cockerille began what would be a productive night for the redshirt freshman with a 10-yard run and a touchdown drive.

The battle for backup quarterback continues, as Caleb Rowe looks to have furthered his lead in the race.

Things did start to turn around for the first-team offense, as Brown was able to find Nigel King repeatedly.

Now, of course, we would be remiss not to mention the running back logjam for the Terps, with a slightly surprising name breaking out.

Cockerille continued his fine day with the scrimmage's final play, but it was the defense who impressed the most.

Also notable from Popper's recap -- Yannick Ngakoue had three sacks, so it would appear replacing Marcus Whitfield may not be too tough of a task. Dustin Dailey, Jalen Brooks and Jermaine Carter, Jr. all received injuries in the scrimmage, but none appear to be serious.

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