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Maryland football’s Lorenzo Harrison rated No. 2 elusive returning running back in the Big Ten

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

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Maryland
Good luck trying to tackle this guy one-on-one
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With the 2017 college football season rapidly approaching, Pro Football Focus released the most elusive running backs returning to the Big Ten. Maryland's Lorenzo Harrison comes in at No. 2 behind fellow sophomore, Michigan’s Chris Evans.

PFF came up with these “Elusiveness” rankings using the back’s missed tackle rates and yards after contact. Iowa’s Akrum Wadley came in third.

Essentially, Maryland fans expect to see a lot more of this next season.

Harrison should shoulder a large portion of the running load in tandem with Ty Johnson. Johnson’s a speedster; Harrison flat out makes people miss.

Harrison was a lock to break the freshman rushing record before being suspended for the team’s final four games. He’s back to put defenders on ankle watch again in 2017.

In other news

It’s officially Offensive Line Week, and the starting left tackle job is Derwin Gray’s to lose.

Diamond Stone was on the verge of being traded to the Atlanta Hawks just after midnight.

There’s going to be one fewer Terp in the NBA’s summer leagues, as Rasheed Sulaimon is headed to France.

Speaking of summer league...

Looks like we’ll wait until Wednesday for Melo Trimble’s summer debut. As InsideMDSports’ Jeff Ermann notes, every other point guard on the Sixers summer roster saw the court in their first game yesterday.

We’ve got a pretty interesting fanpost and discussion going on about Maryland’s first three years in the Big Ten. What are your thoughts?

Oh, and Happy Fourth of July!