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Maryland in the NFL: Stefon Diggs has officially arrived

Catch up with the former Terps who are playing on Sundays.

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Guys, I think I have a problem. Every Sunday, especially of late, I find my friends who I watch football with growing increasingly agitated because every time a former Maryland product is shown or highlighted, I yell, "He a Terp!" To which the responses range from "shut the hell up" to other things that can't be said on television or in a church. Nonetheless, it was a great weekend for Terps in the league, so check out who did what as the month of October begins to wind down.

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Last week's stats: Six catches, 108 yards (36 yard long), one touchdown, nine targets, one rush for nine yards

As a Maryland fan, I can't describe how awesome it is to see Diggs finally getting his shot, as well as a competent quarterback to throw him the ball, something that he didn't have in College Park. Diggs had another unreal day and the whole NFL world has been put on notice if they weren't before. Diggs and Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater have developed quite the chemistry, llustrated by the fact that Diggs has led the team in targets over the last three games. The Vikings beat the Lions 28-19, and at 4-2 are a sneaky good team. I saw someone say that if Diggs had any sort of quarterback while at Maryland, he would have been a sure fire first-round pick, which is hard to disagree with. But I'm sure the Vikings are glad he didn't.

Nolan Carroll, CB, Philadelphia Eagles

Last week's stats: Nine tackles (six solo), one pass defensed, one interception

Maryland could have used Carroll on Saturday against Penn State, huh? The former Terrapin has been really playing well lately in the Eagles secondary. I know I harp on it every week, but he got off to a terrible start to the year against the Falcons but has turned things around dramatically. He is on track to make the Pro Bowl if he keeps turning out performances like he has the last two weeks. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost to the undefeated Panthers 27-16, and still haven't been able to become the upper-echelon team they were supposed to be.

D'Qwell Jackson, LB, Indianapolis Colts

Last week's stats: Eight tackles (four solo), one tackle for a loss

Indy lost for the second straight week, 27-21 to the Saints to move to 3-4 on the year. Jackson had eight tackles in the game but was out of position on a few plays that allowed Brees to move the ball downfield. He still leads the league in total tackles with 79, although 34 of those have been assists.

Jon Condo, LS, Oakland Raiders

Last week's stats: None

Condo had a busy day, as Oakland kicked three field goals and punted the ball four times. They won 37-29 to move to 3-3 while the Chargers fall to 2-5 and are struggling. The Radiers on the other hand still don't know whether they are a good team or a bad team. They have half of a season to figure it out.

Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers

Last week's stats: Four catches, 61 yards (27 yard long), six targets

On the surface, this isn't an incredibly impressive stat line, however when you consider his 61 receiving yards were over 40% of the teams total yards (142),  his numbers were fairly significant. His performance was even more impressive considering he hadn't made a catch in the team's previous two games. only receiving one target. He is still the talk of plenty of trade rumors and finally spoke about them a bit after the 49ers embarassing 20-3 loss at the hands of the Seahawks. Even though Davis has been a Niner his entire life and wouldn't enjoy leaving, maybe landing on a playoff-bound team wouldn't such a bad thing.

Erin Henderson, LB, New York Jets

Last week's stats: One tackle (one solo)

Henderson recorded a single tackle in the Jets 30-23 loss to the Patriots but has at least been playing somewhat consistently as he has been seen on the stat sheet for the last couple of weeks. The Jets played the Pats close but weren't able to get close enough for a chance to win late. The Jets are 4-2 which is good, but the Pats are in their division and are 6-0 so unless something changes soon, The Jets are looking at a wild card spot at best.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week's stats: One tackle (one solo)

DHB has fallen out of the limelight thanks to the Steelers receiving core coming to full health recently but he was still on the field for 26 snaps on Sunday in the Steelers 23-13 loss to the Chiefs. He did manage to record a solo tackle on special teams. Also, he is currently having a better season statistically than Dez Bryant, so that has to count for something right?

AJ Francis, DT, Miami Dolphins

Last week's stats: DNP (Inactive)

Miami put a hurting on the Texans, but AJ Francis did not see action again as he was inactive for the game. The Dolphins have climbed back to 3-3 after a rough start to the season and it seems like the team enjoys playing for new head coach Dan Campbell. However, Francis either has not earned the chance to suit up, or he's nursing an injury that no one knows about.

Darius Kilgo, DT, Denver Broncos

Last week's stats: None (bye week)

Dexter McDougle, CB, New York Jets

Last week's stats: None

McDougle didn't find the stat sheet this week but he is slowly becoming one of my favorite former Terps, strictly based off his social media. He also is a good defensive back who should have a solid career in the league, it's just unfortunate we Maryland fans won't see him in a large volume this year due to the Jets secondary depth.

Nick Novak, K, Houston Texans

Last week's stats: 2/3 XP's

The Texans are a putrid football team, despite what every Hard Knocks fan wants to believe. Novak missed an extra point on Sunday, which is never a good thing. Hopefully Houston is able to turn things around a bit and Novak is able to come back next week and be the Mr. Automatic we saw during his days in San Diego.

Torrey Smith, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Last week's stats: Zero catches, one target

Torrey Smith didn't get much of a chance against the Seahawks on Thursday night as he was covered by Richard Sherman for literally the entire game. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has had a tough year and it didn't get any easier playing against Seattle's secondary. In more Maryland-centric news, Smith mentioned that he wishes to see current Terrapin football interim head coach Mike Locksley keep the head coaching job after the season is over.

Randy Starks, DL, Cleveland Browns

Last week's stats: Two tackles (one solo), one for a loss, one sack

Starks played better than he has, recording a sack on Sunday. However Cleveland is Cleveland and lost 24-6 against the Rams. The Browns are 2-5 and will be lucky to get to .500 at this point. Starks has been somewhat of a bust this year after signing as a free agent but it seems that the team as a whole is somewhat of a bust as well.

Josh Wilson, CB, Detroit Lions

Last week's stats: DNP (Inactive)

Wilson was battling a concussion so he did not play in the Lions 11-point loss to Minnesota. Wilson has been a steady DB for Detroit this year but is on the back-end of his long NFL career and injuries have been an issue at times. Hopefully Wilson is able to battle back from this and help Detroit try and salvage respectability this year.