The Terps considered going through a head coaching change at the end of the ’09 season but chose to give Ralph Friedgen one more year. Friedgen, who brought the program quickly back to prominence, may be hard pressed to get Maryland to a bowl game in 2010. Overall, there is limited upside for the NFL prospects on the Terps roster.
Running back Da’Rel Scott is a strong, interior ball carrier who picks up yardage off initial contact. His game lacks quickness, speed and Scott cannot create yardage. It’s interesting because Scott’s official measurements read 5112/196lbs with 4.4 speed yet he plays with the style of a power back.
Davin Meggett is an undersized skill player and like his dad, does a number of things well handling the football. Meggett is a terrific receiver out of the backfield, has a slippery, elusive style and fires through the small openings in the defense. He plays with good balance yet is tackled rather easily by a single opponent. Like his dad, the younger Meggett fits as a situational offensive player and return specialist.
Receiver Torrey Smith shows terrific speed and quickness in his game. He has a burst and top end speed which allows him to run away from defenders. He must polish his pass catching skills as Smith is inconsistent coming away with the difficult grab and shows just average focus and concentration. He’s a talented athlete who must take the next step on the football field this season.
Defensively, linebacker Adrian Moten is our top prospect.
A solid athlete, Moten is forceful up the field on the blitz, makes plays in every direction of the field and covers a lot of area. He shows skill in coverage and is occasionally lined up over the slot receiver. His size (6-2/225) is a limiting factor but we feel Moten is a three down defender on the weak side.
Sophomore Demetrius Hartsfield is another linebacker to watch. Hartsfield remains disciplined with assignments, shows ability in space and is a good athlete that covers a lot of area on the field. His best football is ahead of him.
Alex Wujciak is a tough, slug it out middle linebacker yet a two-down defender who struggles in space. He has the ability to be used as a back-up in the middle/inside and has a special teams mentality.
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