With the NFL Draft starting on Thursday, all hopeful prospects have reached the moment in their careers where the next step is here.
Testudo Times has already taken an in-depth look at the top Maryland football prospects that are likely to hear their name called, such as Anthony McFarland Jr., Javon Leake, Antoine Brooks Jr. and Keandre Jones.
Here are the other Terp prospects that could hear their name called at some point during the draft or sign as undrafted free agents. These players are stuck in an unusual spot, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the scouting process and cancelled pro day events, leaving value to be determined by game tapes.
Tino Ellis - DB
Weight: 200 pounds
Ellis came to Maryland in the class of 2016, but arrived in College Park as a four-star wide receiver recruit from nearby DeMatha Catholic — where he played with McFarland.
Early on at Maryland, Ellis made the switch to cornerback and was able to make his impact on the defensive side of the ball. His athleticism and work ethic helped him to grasp defense quickly, and allows him to fit across the defensive backfield at cornerback, nickel or safety if called upon.
Ellis only took part in just six games during the 2019 season due to an upper body injury, which could be the one downfall to his stock heading into the NFL.
Maryland defensive coordinator Jon Hoke broke down some film on Ellis ahead of the draft:
Terp heading into the 2020 NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/XLeRJd7bpy— Jon Hoke (@CoachJHoke) April 7, 2020
Tyler Mabry - TE
Weight: 250 pounds
Mabry was a graduate transfer who joined the Maryland program for the 2019 season from Buffalo. He finished his senior season with 13 catches, 155 yards and three touchdowns as Mike Locksley and Scottie Montgomery looked to reintroduce the tight end position to the Maryland offense.
The addition of Mabry could not have worked out better for Maryland, as he brought a big body and physical presence, as well as the ability to catch the ball and make plays.
Against Indiana, Mabry did a great job of disguising his route and was able to break off a 52-yard catch and run. After the snap, he took a few steps off to the right to simulate a screen blocking situation and was able to then blitz forward pass two defenders and into open space.
A near-touchdown for Tyler Mabry, who takes a long gain to the 1-yard line. pic.twitter.com/Q3CVOn9wEg— Sean Montiel (@SeanMMontiel) October 19, 2019
Mabry will provide an NFL-ready body and wide-range of skills to whichever team takes a chance on him.
Marcus Lewis - CB
Weight: 196 pounds
Lewis was another transfer into Maryland, opting to come home in 2018 after starting his college career at Florida State.
Across his entire career, Lewis tallied 65 tackles, eight pass breakups, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Two of his three interceptions came in 2019, making him the team-leader in that category.
Lewis is simply a physical player on the edge who isn’t afraid of any matchup. Whether the play calls on him to press and jam at the line or come in and make a stop against the run, you can count on Lewis to do what is neccessary.
Here is Hoke’s in-depth take on what Lewis brings to the table:
Yet another Terp looking forward to the 2020 NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/EokTNEeHiF— Jon Hoke (@CoachJHoke) April 8, 2020
Isaiah Davis - LB
Weight: 234 pounds
Davis was one of the hardest-working Terps during his career, playing in 47 games on defense and special teams, including nine starts as an underclassmen and 12 starts as a senior.
He finished his Maryland career with 233 total tackles (132 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and tallied his only career interception in 2019 against Rutgers. With all of his effort and experience on special teams, Davis makes sense for just about any team to bring in and could fill a role similar to what former Terp Jermaine Carter Jr. does for the Carolina Panthers.
Here is Hoke’s take on Davis and his skillsets ahead of the draft:
A Terp picking up interest as we get closer to the NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/HumumPj5QJ— Jon Hoke (@CoachJHoke) April 15, 2020
Ellis McKennie - OL
Weight 312 pounds
McKennie came to Maryland in the 2015 class as a three-star product, but made a major impact in College Park. He started each of the 24 games across his junior and senior seasons while also being a vocal student leader off of the field.
Any NFL team looking for a locker room presence would certainly jump after McKennie, who proved that he can play all across the interior line and would be a good depth piece to have.
Maryland offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery broke down McKennie’s skills on the field:
Sean Christie - OG
Weight: 287 pounds
Christie is a player who took a couple years to find his way onto the field, but ended up starting 36 consecutive games for the Terps on the offensive line from 2017-2019.
Being a dependable force, Christie was part of units that helped Maryland become a dominant rushing offense thanks to the ability to open holes at the line of scrimmage. As a guard, Christie displayed great power and played particularly well as a pulling guard.
Here is Montgomery’s take on Christie ahead of the draft: