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Terps in Training Camp: NFL OTA's Roundup

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Stefon Diggs and Darius Kilgo are among several rookie Terps who participated in minicamps last week.

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NFL OTAs are over, so NFL practices are done until training camp begins in mid to late July. Several former Terps are on NFL rosters and fighting for a chance to make it in the league.

Stefon Diggs was the team's highest-drafted player, and is receiving praise for his performance so far.

Diggs, an explosive returner in his first two seasons at Maryland before giving way to Will Likely, has impressed on special teams for the Vikings, and is looking to make an impact as the team's third or fourth wideout.  Vinkings Journal's Arif Hasan mentioned tight end MyCole Pruitt and Diggs as two draft picks who stand out.

He wrote:

"Stefon Diggs has consistently looked impressive, from rookie minicamp, to OTAs to mandatory minicamp. While we need to be wary of the offseason superstars that pop out every year, Diggs has caught the eye of even cynical reporters."

Darius KIlgo is relying on his versatility on the line in Denver Broncos camp.

The defensive lineman benefits from his experience in college playing nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme, and is also working at the three technique.


"I played in that scheme in college so I feel right at home in that [NT] position so I definitely want to be able to play multiple positions along the line," Kilgo said. "I’m just trying to put myself in the best position possible at the end of the day. I want to be on the team and be able to contribute to the team."

Kilgo also credited defensive line coach Bill Kollar with motivating him in camp. From

"I’ve never had a coach that’s pushed me as hard as he has," Kilgo said, "so I think he’s going to push me to a level that I’ve never been before. I’m just excited to get there."

The following players went undrafted and are trying to make the roster of an NFL team:

Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil signed with the Tenessee Titans and is competing for a backup lineback spot.

The Tennessean's John Glennon listed him as one of 10 Titans who could take advantage of chances created by injury or absence, and wrote:

"Cudjoe-Virgil is an undrafted player getting his chance because of injuries to Orakpo and Massaquoi. He didn't put up big numbers in college at Maryland, but the 6-2, 248-pounder is smart and certainly looks the part of an NFL linebacker. He and [J.R.] Tavai have both impressed in the OTAs."

Deon Long also signed with the Titans and is competing for a spot at wide receiver, but nothing has been reported about him since he signed.

Cole Farrand was spotted practicing with the New York Giants'  first-team defense, while SB Nation's Giants' site Big Blue View says he's a long shot to make the roster.

Matt Robinson is trying to make the Jacksonville Jaguars' roster, and Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union wrote that Robinson is competing with Khairi Fortt, Jeremiah George, Thurston Armbrister, John Lotulelei and Todd Thomas for one of two open spots at backup linebacker.

Maryland all-time sack leader Andre Monroe was signed by the British Columbia Lions of the Canandian Football League in June, but was released on roster cut-down day, and has yet to catch on with another team.