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The Maryland All-Randy Edsall team: Defensive Tackle

Just two choices here, and it seems like a pretty clear cut pick.

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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.

The first day of defensive voting has come and gone, with Andre Monroe and A.J. Francis grabbing the end spots. Since we're using Brian Stewart's 3-4 defense as the model, we'll only be bringing in one defensive tackle into the mix. There are only two choices available for this position, as a three-year starter just left the program.

Feel free to vote using whichever criteria you please. After we finish with each position, we'll post the results of the full team. Stats are only from the specific position during games played under Edsall.

Darius Kilgo

Stats: 125 tackles (74 solo), 19.5 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, three pass deflections, one forced fumble

Kilgo redshirted in 2010, playing five games as a backup in 2011 before earning the starting job in new defensive coordinator Brian Stewart's 3-4 defense as the nose tackle. He held on to that job for the next three years, recording at least five tackles for a loss in each season and effectively clogging up space in the middle.

Joe Vellano

Stats: 94 tackles (54 solo), 7.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass deflections, one fumble recovery for a touchdown, two forced fumbles

Vellano moved to defensive end during his senior year under Edsall, but he played the same amount of games at both positions and is better known as a tackle at Maryland. So those stats right up there? That's just one season, compared to Kilgo's three. Under Edsall at both positions, Vellano recorded 155 tackles (81 solo) with 21.5 for a loss and 8.5 sacks in two seasons.