Former Maryland football player Darnell Savage Jr. was named to the NFL All-Combine Defensive Team on Wednesday after an impressive showing earlier this week.
The All-2019 #NFLCombine Defensive Team! pic.twitter.com/z4ul3rWslz— NFL (@NFL) March 6, 2019
Savage ran a 4.36 40-yard dash on Monday, the second-best of all defensive backs and eighth-best at the entire combine. He also measured a 39.5-inch vertical — the third-best among safeties — and a 10’6 broad jump.
A BLAZING 40 time for @darnellsavage_!! pic.twitter.com/QpguVk8TuN— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) March 4, 2019
Though he had a standout combine performance, it doesn’t look like Savage will emerge as a first-round draft pick like former Terp DJ Moore did a year ago. Right now, the safety is projected to go anywhere from the late second round to the fourth round.
Savage was a Second Team All-Big Ten selection after his senior season at Maryland, in which he had 52 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and two pass breakups. He’ll be able to show scouts more next month though at his pro day.
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