Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, April 1, 2015

The NFL draft has not been kind to Maryland of late, as the Terps have had a total of only two players drafted in the last three years; six players in the last five drafts.

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This year?s draft, held April 30-May 2 in Chicago, may be more fertile. Wideout Stefon Diggs and defensive tackle Darius Kilgo look primed to be picked-especially Diggs, who turned pro early. Fellow wideout Deon Long, quarterback C.J. Brown and linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil may be late selections.

Here is a breakdown of how Maryland has fared in the last 10 NFL drafts.


Highest pick: TE Vernon Davis, 6th overall, 2006/49ers

Most fertile draft: 2009, five picks

Total first-round picks: 3

Total picks: 20

Position breakdown:

  • Defensive back: 6
  • Offensive line: 3
  • Receiver: 3
  • Linebacker: 3
  • Tight end: 2
  • Defensive line: 1
  • Running back: 1
  • Punter: 1


First round: LB Shawne Merriman, Chargers

Third round: CB Dominique Foxworth, Broncos


First round: TE Vernon Davis, 49ers

Second round: LB D?Qwell Jackson, Browns

Seventh round: DB Gerrick McPhearson, Giants


Second round: CB Josh Wilson, Seahawks

Fourth round: P Adam Podlesh, Jaguars

Fifth round: OT Jared Gaither, Ravens


Fourth round: DT Dre Moore, Buccaneers


First round: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders

Third round: DB Kevin Barnes, Redskins

Seventh round: LB Moise Fokou, Eagles

Seventh round: G Jaimie Thomas, Colts

Seventh round: TE Dan Gronkowski, Lions


Fourth round: G Bruce Campbell, Raiders

Fifth round: CB Nolan Carroll, Dolphins


Second round: WR Torrey Smith, Ravens

Seventh round: RB Da?Rel Scott, Giants




Seventh round: WR Kevin Dorsey, Packers


Third round: CB Dexter McDougle, Jets

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