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Maryland football will have 15 players at pro day on March 27

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

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Maryland football’s pro day will once again be the last Wednesday in March, taking place on March 27 this year. That’s just over a week away.

The Terps have a handful of NFL hopefuls who at least have chances to be drafted; three players represented Maryland at the NFL combine, and three others participated in postseason all-star games. But even more players will participate in front of scouts at pro day. Here’s the full list, from the team’s press release:

· Jesse Aniebonam, Defensive Lineman
· Byron Cowart, Defensive Lineman
· Jahrvis Davenport, Wide Receiver
· RaVon Davis, Defensive Back
· Derwin Gray, Offensive Lineman
· Taivon Jacobs, Wide Receiver
· Ty Johnson, Running Back
· Melvin Keihn (Maryland/Richmond), Defensive Lineman
· Brendan Moore, Offensive Lineman
· Damian Prince, Offensive Lineman
· Celso Rivera, Defensive Lineman
· Darnell Savage, Defensive Back
· David Shaw (Maryland/Montana), Defensive Lineman
· Mbi Tanyi, Defensive Lineman
· Tre Watson, Linebacker

That’s 15 players, including two who didn’t finish their college careers at Maryland. Defensive end Melvin Keihn left as a graduate transfer last summer and played his final season at Richmond, while David Shaw transferred out after the 2016 season, DJ Durkin’s first with the program.

Savage is the top prospect in this group, as he turned heads with a stellar performance at the NFL combine. Gray and Cowart also earned combine invites, while Watson, Johnson and Prince will all get serious looks, and at least a couple of those players will likely be drafted.

There will be less than one month between Maryland’s pro day and the draft, which runs from April 25-27.

(Also, a Maryland basketball player has declared for the NBA Draft the evening of the last two pro days, and there’s a chance that happens again this year. We’ll have to wait and see.)

In other news

The women’s basketball NCAA Tournament bracket leaked early, so we learned Maryland was a No. 3 seed a few hours before we expected.

Brenda Frese’s team hasn’t played in over a week, so it’ll be excited to start its tournament run when it hosts Radford on Saturday.

The men’s team, meanwhile, is a trendy upset pick against the winner of Belmont-Temple. But Jon Rothstein thinks the Terps are a quality sleeper pick.

Whatever you think of Maryland’s chances, you can join our bracket challenge group here.

The Terps did just fall out of the top 25 in the AP Poll. In better rankings news, though, men’s lacrosse moved up two spots to No. 4 and women’s lacrosse stayed at No. 2.

And former Maryland soccer star Maurice Edu, who spent over a decade playing professionally, is calling it a career. It’s been a good one.