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Maryland WR Stefon Diggs entering NFL Draft

After an injury-plagued three seasons and a whole lot of touchdowns, the former five-star recruit is turning pro.

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Maryland junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, via Matt Zenitz of the Baltimore Sun. A former 5-star recruit out of high school, Diggs played 28 games in his Maryland career, missing chunks of each of the past two seasons due to injury.

As a freshman with a rotating wheel at quarterback that eventually ended at a scout team true freshman linebacker, Diggs caught 54 passes for 848 yards and six touchdowns, returning two kicks for touchdowns as well and serving as Maryland's only true explosive offensive weapon that season. In seven games as a sophomore he raised his yards per catch mark up to 17.3, but missed the final six games of the season due to a broken leg suffered against Wake Forest.

This season, Diggs caught 62 passes for 792 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games, setting a career high in receptions and a career low in yards per catch. He suffered a lacerated kidney in the Penn State game, but returned in Maryland's bowl game loss to Stanford.

Dan Kadar at the mothership ranks Diggs as the 20th-best receiver in the class, but he has the physical tools to rise up the rankings with a strong performance at the combine. We'll have more on Diggs' decision and how it impacts Maryland next year and beyond, but get that money, Stef.