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NFL Draft 2015: Maryland WR Stefon Diggs picked by Minnesota Vikings in 5th round

Maryland's explosive wide receiver heads to the NFL

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 5th round with the 146th-overall pick.

Diggs was a consensus five-star coming out of nearby Good Counsel in high school, and his decision to stay home and spurn offers from schools like Auburn, Florida and Ohio State was considered a monumental commitment for Maryland.

Spending three years with the Terrapins, Diggs' most productive -- and healthiest -- season came as a true freshman in 2012, and that was despite playing a decent chunk of it with a freshman linebacker at quarterback. He recorded 848 yards and six touchdowns on 54 catches, as well as collecting 713 kick return yards and 221 punt return yards.

As a sophomore, Diggs' season was cut short after he broke his leg during an October game, ending his year with 587 receiving yards and three touchdown catches in seven games. He would come back as a junior and rack up three 100+ yard games before sustaining a lacerated kidney on Nov. 1 against Penn State. The injury kept him out until Maryland's bowl game (he also served a one-game suspension while recovering), when he returned to make 10 catches for 138 yards in his final game as a Terp.

Diggs' ceiling was often limited at Maryland due to the Terps' quarterback situation, but he can excel if he stays healthy and is in a system that will take advantage of his many talents.

Pro Day Results:

Short shuttle: 4.11 seconds

60-yard shuttle: 11.46 seconds

Bench press: 11 reps of 225 pounds

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