Day Two of the NFL Draft came and went with Maryland wideout Stefon Diggs going undrafted.
Diggs was expected to be highest-drafted Terrapin in this weekend’s annual player draft.
With Rounds 4-7 still to go on Saturday, that fact could still prove to be true. It was widely believed that the Green Bay Packers could snatch Diggs off the board. However, the Packers selected Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery, who will likely help out on special teams as a rookie.
In the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, there 13 wide receivers that were drafted. Ohio State’s Devin Smith was the only Big Ten wideout that was selected as Smith went to the New York Jets with the 37th overall pick. Smith could be going up against former Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle, who is coming off a knee injury.
There were also 15 Big Ten players picked in the first three rounds, including three in the first round.
According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Diggs is rated as the 88th overall prospect and the best available at the wide receiver position. Brandt’s list also has Diggs as the 12th best available player in the draft.
With the First Pick
Diggs was slated to go anywhere between the third and fourth round of the draft. The former Good Counsel star had one of the better 40-yard dash times at the NFL Scouting Combine as he posted a 4.42. Diggs’ time is also better than almost every player that is still available.
In terms of his NFL prospects, Diggs projects a potential slot receiver with a huge yards-after-catch ability. He should be able to contribute immediately in the return game for whichever team selects him.
In an injury-shortened junior season, the former Maryland star caught 62 passes for 792 yards and five touchdowns. He set a career-high in catches, despite missing the final three regular season games with a lacerated kidney.
It wouldn’t come as a huge surprise if Diggs came off the board early in the fourth round.
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