Dec 27, 2013; Annapolis, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Levern Jacobs (8) runs for a touchdown against the Marshall Thundering Herd during the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
Name a player that will have a breakout season.
Chris Bengel: With the amount of players that left the team after last season, this is definitely one question that will have a few different answers. The one that I’ll go with is Damian Prince. The former Bishop McNamara star redshirted his first year with the Terps, but is ready to contribute in 2015. While he was missed time during training camp due to injury, he has returned to practice and is fighting to earn his spot back. Prince was listed as a starter on the preseason depth chart and for good reason. The 6’3/328 lb. offensive tackle is extremely athletic and was courted by some of the most high-profile programs in the nation. On National Signing Day in 2014, Prince ultimately decided to stay home and help build something with the Terps. I, for one, can’t wait to see Prince in live game action because his potential is through the roof.
Ryan Garland: Taivon Jacobs will have a breakout year for the Terps. The younger brother of Terrapin receiver Levern Jacobs, Taivon possess the breakaway type of speed that can leave opposing secondaries in the dust. Jacobs was slated as a starter heading into the 2014 season, but on just the second offensive drive of Maryland’s season, he suffered a torn meniscus running a deep route and was lost for the year. Edsall has shown he is not opposed to a game plan utilizing short dump-off passes in the flat, quick slant routes, and bubble screens, which should get Taivon even more heavily involved in the offense. He should definitely get his targets this season, and has the potential to break a big play any time he touches the ball.