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D.J. Moore, JC Jackson among 14 players to work out at Maryland football’s pro day

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

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Wide receiver D.J. Moore, cornerback JC Jackson and a dozen of their Maryland football teammates will work out at the Terps’ pro day on March 28, the program announced Friday.

Here’s the full roster:

Josh Bekoe, Jalen Brooks, Chandler Burkett, Jermaine Carter, Jr., Denzel Conyers, Henry Darmstadter, Adam Greene, Derrick Hayward, JC Jackson, DJ Moore, Kingsley Opara, Marcus Smith, Cavon Walker, Josh Woods

Moore and Jackson have garnered the most NFL Draft buzz of any Terps trying to take the next step heading into next season. After an outstanding performance at last month’s NFL Combine, Moore is widely considered a first-round pick and the No. 2 receiver in the draft behind Alabama’s Calvin Ridley. He’d be the first first-round pick from Maryland since Darrius Heyward-Bey went seventh overall to the Oakland Raiders in 2009.

Jackson, on the other hand, is a projected late-round pick. He, too, had a solid combine performance and probably at least ensured that he’ll hear his name called on that big stage in late April.

Defensive lineman Cavon Walker was the only Terp invited to a postseason all-star game, but hasn’t popped up on too many draft boards. Neither has linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr., who led the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons. That being said, with outstanding performances at pro day, each could build his reputation as a potential undrafted free agent.

In other news

The women’s basketball season came to a rough close Sunday afternoon with a 74-60 loss at the hands of NC State and former Terp Kiara Leslie.

Maryland wrestling’s Youssif Hemida achieved All-American status, placing eighth in the NCAA Tournament over the weekend.

Maryland men’s lacrosse bounced back with a 13-11 win over No. 6 Villanova, while the women’s team kept rolling, picking up a 15-5 win over Johns Hopkins.

The softball team closed out tournament play with a 3-2 weekend in Hawaii.

Maryland baseball started off its spring break trip getting swept at the hands of No. 18 East Carolina.

On Friday, UMBC became the first-ever 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed when the Retrievers toppled Virginia 74-54. From The Baltimore Sun, it was more than two decades in the making.