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Six Maryland football players appear on 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list

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

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Ahead of Maryland football’s season start against Howard on Aug. 31, six Terps were named to the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list Wednesday.

Defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr., offensive lineman Sean Christie, inside linebacker Isaiah Davis and offensive lineman Ellis McKennie are all expected to make an impact in 2019. But the list also includes defensive back Antwaine Richardson and wide receiver Jahrvis Davenport — Richardson tore his ACL in spring camp, and Davenport, who used up his eligibility last year, will not appear in Maryland’s 2019 season.

The game takes place in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 29, 2020. The Reese’s Senior Bowl is essentially an all-star game for the graduating class. Players are split into two separate teams, the North and the South, that are coached by selected coaching staff from the NFL. Leading up to the game between the two teams, players are put through numerous individual and team drills that allows them to prove their skills against top-notch talent.

Last year, defensive back Darnell Savage Jr. and defensive lineman Byron Cowart received invites to participate in the senior bowl. Savage, who would eventually go to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, made a compelling argument for teams to take him and was one of four players to win Defensive Practice Players of the Week honors.

More players can be added over the duration of the upcoming season, meaning that other Maryland players like defensive back Tino Ellis, linebacker Keandre Jones, wide receiver DJ Turner and other notable Terps could still appear on future senior bowl watch lists.

But if any of these Terps get the chance to fill one of the senior bowl’s 110 roster spots, it will be beneficial for them to display their talents in front of various NFL scouts and teams.

In transfer news

Entering into his redshirt freshman year, Maryland defensive back Raymond Boone announced that he was transferring Thursday night. Boone, who did not appear in a game last year, was expected to compete for the final safety position with fellow redshirt freshman Fa’Najae Gotay, redshirt sophomore Fofie Bazzie and true freshman Nick Cross.

In other news

Maryland women’s soccer started their season off strong Thursday evening, beating Georgia Southern 2-1.

Despite missing out on the No. 1 point guard in the 2020 class, Maryland has a couple other options. Wes highlights who the Terps could turn to after Anthony Cowan Jr. graduates this year.

Former Terp Brandon Lowe had just returned from injury on Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Rays. Now, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that he will miss the remainder of the season with a left quad strain.

247 Sports explained how Maryland wide receiver Brian Cobbs“coming out party” against his father’s alma mater shows that he is ready to take the next step in his sophomore year.

The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus wrote about how Maryland head coach Mike Locksley is attempting to raise the talent level in the Terps’ quarterback room since being hired.

Maryland football is continuing their fall camp, but Locksley gave them a slight break this week with karaoke night. (And yes, Lil Nas X did make an appearance.)

Atlanta Hawks teammates Kevin Huerter and Trae Young caught an Atlanta Braves game together this week. Here is what the duo had to say about the upcoming season.