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Maryland Minute - 4.29.13 - Terps in the NFL Draft, Eli Carter News, and Lax Updates

In today's Maryland Minute, we give updates on: where Maryland football players ended up in the NFL draft and who has signed undrafted free agent deals with which teams; more on Eli Carter; examine the #1 ranked Men's lacrosse team's loss to UVA and the Women's lacrosse team winning their 5th consecutive ACC Tournament title on Sunday.

Hopefully Matt Furstenburg will stick with the Ravens this fall
Hopefully Matt Furstenburg will stick with the Ravens this fall

Kevin Dorsey selected by Packers in 7th round of NFL Draft
Bit surprised Dorsey got the call and not Furstenburg, but regardless, the Packers are one of those destinations you're always happy to see someone land. Anybody in the 7th is going to have trouble sticking, at least immediately, but they tend to know what they're doing up there. -Ben B.

Furstenburg signs with Ravens
Was hoping he'd get picked in the seventh, but getting a look-in with the Ravens is an enviable position. Aside from their success, always happy to see hometown schools give Terps a look.

Others to catch on so far: A.J. Francis in Miami, and Darin Drakeford in Kansas City. Incredibly, Kenny Tate and Joe Vellano's futures are still undecided.

Oh, and for people who still bemoan players leaving early, let Tate's tale be a precautionary one about getting out while the getting's good. The game is one thing; someone's life and livelihood is another. -Ben B.

Does Eli Carter make sense at Maryland?
Mark Turgeon knows best until he proves he doesn't, so for now, yes, Carter makes sense. Somehow. Maryland needs guards and scorers, I suppose, and Carter is both. But Markus brings up a few of the doubts I have about this ordeal to begin with: Carter's not a stop-gap, as a player with two years left (whose immediate eligibility isn't a full-on guarantee); he's a wing, potentially a lead guard but really at his best off the ball, same as Dez Wells and Nick Faust and probably Seth Allen; and he basically shares Terrell Stoglin's profile of a high-volume, low-efficiency, turnover-prone chucker. (Except he's not even as efficient as Stogs was in his heyday.) That said, Turgeon has a plan, you'd think, and I'm very curious to see what it is should this turn out. -Ben B.

Eli Carter to decide between Maryland and Florida
No timetable yet, but he didn't visit College Park, which means he's either sold on the Terps completely or is slightly bad news. Either way, looking like solid odds there's going to be another big-name addition this offseason. -Ben B.

Terps fall to Virginia, 13-6, in ACC lacrosse semifinals - Baltimore Sun
This was a pretty ugly loss for Maryland. Their offense was non-existent and losing to Virginia, who was 6-7 heading into this game, hurt more than it normally would.

Top-ranked Terps women top North Carolina to win ACC title -
Can you say dynasty? The No. 1-ranked Terps (19-0) maintained their ACC supremacy Sunday night, dispatching homestanding North Carolina 12-8, to win their 5th consecutive ACC Tournament Championship.

Rowe, Brown progressing, will be healthy for fall
Good news there. Also of note: Daniel Adams, Nick Klemm, and Bradley Johnson all had surgeries post-spring, but will be healthy come fall. Ditto Levern Jacobs, Wes Brown, and Marcus Leak, who sat out the spring with injuries of their own. -Ben B.

Maryland self-reports minor violations
Yawn-worthy, except that basketball had not a single secondary violation. Squeaky clean. -Ben B.

Stinnett, Terps Secure Series Win Over Duke
Maryland baseball secured a series win over Duke on Sunday.