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MM 2.27: Checking in on the three Terps at the NFL Combine

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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The NFL combine kicked off this week and three Terps are participating as they make their case to teams to hear their name called in April.

In Matt Miller’s latest NFL Draft big board for Bleacher Report, he listed Maryland’s Javon Leake as the biggest riser on his running back board. Miller currently has Leake ranked eighth in the position group after his measurements impressed.

Fellow running back and former Terp Anthony McFarland Jr. also checked in on Miller’s board, but did not fare as well coming in as his 18th best running back. Former Terps’ safety Antoine Brooks Jr. came in as Miller’s ninth ranked player at his position, and he’ll be at the combine later this week.

So far, McFarland has met with the Texans and the Chiefs, according to Trevor Sikkema and Mark Lane. At this point, McFarland has been the only former Terp to meet with any teams, but that will change as the combine picks up.

McFarland was also the only Terp that was asked to work out for teams outside of his normal position, according to the NFL. Some teams requested that McFarland work out as a wide receiver as well as a running back.

In other news

No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball came back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Minnesota, 74-73, with Darryl Morsell hitting the game-winning three-pointer.

Check out the game winning shot.

Wes reflected on the seniors on No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball after the team held senior night Tuesday.

Check out some reactions from the Terps’ comeback win Wednesday night.

Anthony McFarland Jr. seems focused on rising his stock at the combine.

Maryland basketball took a moment to wish Terps’ legend Steve Blake a happy birthday Wednesday.

Former Terp Bruno Fernando made his way back into the Hawks’ starting lineup Wednesday night.

Maryland football’s offseason documentary series #UNLOCKED Episode 4: The Vision is now available to stream.

Maryland football is using some motivation from Michael Jordan as Black History Month wraps up.

Maryland women’s basketball’s Sara Vujacic got a special surprise visit on Senior Night.

Randy Bednar has been crushing the ball for Terps baseball this year.

Terps baseball alum Kevin Smith is already raking for the Blue Jays in spring training.