The NFL Draft is next week. Maryland will likely have a first-round selection for the first time since 2010. And it’s possible he comes home in ... Carolina blue?
SB Nation’s Dan Kadar projected wide receiver D.J. Moore to Carolina Panthers with the No. 24 pick in his latest mock draft, released Monday. This has been one of the teams most frequently connected with Moore, as the Panthers still need help for Cam Newton at wide receiver even after trading for another Maryland product, Torrey Smith, this offseason. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner was at the Terps’ pro day, and Moore visited Carolina last week.
Of course, looking at enough mock drafts can lead one to believe Moore will end up with just about anybody. Previous iteration’s of Kadar’s mocks have sent the Big Ten Receiver of the Year to Buffalo at No. 12, Baltimore at No. 16, Buffalo at No. 22 and Carolina. SB Nation’s “entirely new picks” mock sent him to Arizona at No. 15. And that’s just one site over the course of this process.
Here’s a roundup of Moore’s placement some other mock drafts from the past week.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper: Atlanta Falcons, 26th overall
ESPN’s Todd McShay: Carolina Panthers, 24th overall
Rotoworld’s Josh Norris: Carolina Panthers, 24th overall
Four different CBS guys: Dallas Cowboys, 19th overall
Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman: New England Patriots, 43rd overall
Dallas is an interesting dark horse here. The Cowboys released Dez Bryant last week, and most recent mocks have them taking a wideout in the first round. That’s often been either Alabama’s Calvin Ridley or SMU’s Courtland Sutton, but Moore is right in the mix with them, and it’ll simply be a matter of team preference when the clock starts ticking.
In other news
Megan Whittle has Maryland women’s lacrosse’s all-time goals record. Can she finish with 300 for her career? Lamar thinks maybe.
Maryland tennis dropped both legs of its latest road trip, but it’ll be back home this weekend.
The numbers have spoken: Connor Kelly is good at lacrosse.
Connor Kelly's 60 pts are the most for a Terp through 11 games since Bob Boneillo in 1978!— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) April 16, 2018
Kelly's Career (so far):
32+28=60pts#Development | #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/Boy1x8B7FR
Here’s Alex Littlehales with a look at the weekend that was in College Park.