As the offseason kicks into another gear, Testudo Times readers will be voting on the All-Randy Edsall team. All players who started multiple games under Randy Edsall (2011-14) at Maryland are eligible for consideration.
With the offensive skill players out of the way, it's time to turn our attention to the offensive line. We'll be splitting this up into three different votes -- one for tackles, one for guards and one for a center. Since the All-Randy Edsall team will include two tackles and two guards, we'll do run-off votes if two clear candidates don't emerge from the initial voting period.
Feel free to vote using whichever criteria you please. After we finish with each position, we'll post the results of the full team.
A Friedgen recruit from Pennsylvania, he earned a starting job as a redshirt freshman in 2009 and held on to it the next year. When Edsall took over in 2011, he kept the tackle job, but the two butted heads and Dill transferred to Rutgers. He's spent three years in the NFL but has not yet played in a regular season game. Dill was signed by the Cowboys in January.
Doyle was a part of Edsall's transition class -- originally recruited by Friedgen but closed out by the new coach. After redshirting in 2011 and serving as a backup in 2012, he won a starting tackle job as a redshirt sophomore in 2013. He started nine games at right tackle and four at left, starting 10 games at right tackle in 2014 before losing the job to Jake Wheeler. Doyle has since moved inside to guard and reportedly impressed in spring camp.
A walk-on from local Whitman High School, Dunn redshirted in 2012 before earning the starting right guard job in 2013. After nine games there, he started the final four games at right tackle, staying there for the next season. As a sophomore in 2014, he started every game at a tackle position (10 left, three right) and is one of the favorites for the job again this season.
Garcia's redshirt was burned with three games left to play in Friedgen's last season, and he returned in 2011 to start every game at left tackle and emerge as a talented prospect on the line. Then Garcia transferred to Florida, starting every game for two seasons, becoming a well-loved team captain and earning All-SEC honors. He was invited to the NFL Combine and is projected to be a 3rd-5th round selection.
Gilbert earned the starting left tackle job as a sophomore under Friedgen before suffering a season-ending injury, and he missed most of Edsall's first season getting back to health. He started all 12 games as a senior in 2012 at right tackle.
Klemm was a reserve on the offensive line in 2010 and 2011, earning the starting left tackle job before the 2012 season. Mike Madaras took over four games in, and he ended up not playing at all as a senior in 2013.
Speaking of Madaras, the former highly-recruited Good Counsel lineman came into College Park with high expectations at tackle. He started the last eight games at left tackle in 2012 after taking over for Klemm. After starting the first eight games in 2013, Madaras abruptly quit the program, citing disinterest in the game.
A star basketball player in high school, Wheeler brought a 6'7 frame to the tackle position but struggled for his first few years. After redshirting in 2010 and serving as a reserve tackle for three seasons, Wheeler stepped into an important role down the stretch this past season. He started at left tackle against Michigan, Rutgers and Stanford, and was likely one of Maryland's two best linemen in the stretch.