Oct 19, 2013; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Deon Long (6) has a pass knocked away by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defense during the second quarter at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
4.) Are Stefon Diggs and Deon Long healthy? Who’s the #3 receiver?
This could easily be the top priority for everyone, but none of these are in any particular order. Receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long are both fully recovered from broken legs last season, but the question on everyone’s mind is whether there are any ill effects remaining.
The reports out of camp are that Diggs is finally starting to show off some of that flare and electricity that has defined his career to this point. Apparently Maryland’s new wide receiving coach Keenan McCardell is teaching him a thing or two about the more intricate parts of the game, too, like blocking. Just imagine if Stefon Diggs comes back even better?
Meanwhile, Deon Long is continuing to impress and is a definite 1B option if Diggs is 1A here. He’s got size, strength, and if his back and legs are 100% could arguably be even better than last season. That’s a scary thought when you consider that Maryland’s leading receiver from last year, Levern Jacobs, may actually be being outpaced by his brother Taivon. Everyone deserves a good look, and you’re going to see it in this extremely explosive offense.