Sep 14, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive back Dexter McDougle (25) is helped off the field after being injured against the Connecticut Huskies during the second half at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
In the latest depth chart that was released on Monday, redshirt freshman wide receiver Malcolm Culmer replaced Nigel King who is recovering from a leg injury. King suffered the injury in the first quarter of Saturday’s win over Connecticut. Culmer will be backed up by freshman wideout Taivon Jacobs. As many Terps fans remember, Jacobs committed to Maryland this past spring after re-opening his original commitment to Ohio State. He is the younger brother of Terps receiver Levern Jacobs.
Culmer recorded his first career catch on Saturday which was good for a 26-yard gain and was his only catch. There’s no word on how long King will be out. It’s good for younger players like Culmer and Taivon Jacobs to get more reps in practice and on gameday. Maryland will likely not have the combination of Stefon Diggs and Deon Long past next season. Culmer is a New Jersey native who didn’t see much playing time a season ago.
Even if King is out for a lengthy amount of time, Maryland has the depth outside of Diggs and Long to survive. Levern Jacobs isn’t a guy that gets a lot of balls thrown his wby, but has the talent to produce in big games for the Terps. Jacobs only has 158 career receiving yards but recorded 108 of those this season.
Another change was that Dexter McDougle is no longer on the depth chart due to the fact that he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against UConn. Freshman Will Likely will move into the second starting cornerback spot while Issac Goins occupies the top corner spot. Jarrett Ross and Alvin Hill will serve as the backups.