It’s NFL Draft week, and Maryland football could have a busy weekend. The Terps might not have a bevy of players drafted, and they might not have a first-rounder like last year, but they’ve got plenty of prospects worth keeping an eye on.
The headliner is safety Darnell Savage Jr., who turned heads at the combine and has been widely projected as a second-round pick, although some believe he could sneak into the first. After that, linebacker Tre Watson seems likely to be drafted on the third day of proceedings (fourth round and beyond). The duo combined for nine interceptions in 2018, and these Terps will find new homes this weekend.
The outlook is less clear for running back Ty Johnson, offensive linemen Derwin Gray and Damian Prince, and defensive linemen Jesse Aniebonam and Byron Cowart. All seem to have an outside chance of being drafted, but will at least earn a serious look as undrafted free agents.
This space rounds up all of our stories about draft picks and undrafted signings, plus our pre-draft profile series and other bits of news from throughout the draft process.