Will Likely’s career at Maryland ended in October when the senior tore his ACL against Minnesota. Now he’s on to the next level, and The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus is reporting that he’s been invited to the NFL Combine.
Maryland CB and PR Will Likely III, who tore his ACL on Oct. 15 vs. Minnesota, has been invited to the NFL Combine, per sources.— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) January 17, 2017
It’s not immediately clear how far along Likely will be in his recovery and what his availability for the combine will be. This year’s combine is taking place from Feb. 28 to March 6. Likely tore his ACL on Oct. 15, which gives him four and a half months of recovery time before the combine.
Likely had 32 tackles and three pass break-ups in six games during his senior year. He was the only Maryland player to start on both sides of the ball in 2016.
CBS Sports projects Likely to either get drafted in the seventh round or not at all, and ranks him as the No. 34 corner in the draft. He’ll also have value as a kick and punt returner. Likely had eight return touchdowns in his Maryland career.