Sep 5, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; The Maryland Terrapins run onto the field prior to a game against the Richmond Spiders at Byrd Stadium. Maryland won 50-21. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
No. 4 Avery Edwards
It’s been well-established that Maryland’s tight ends were awful a season ago. Between them, Terp tight ends only caught six passes for 41 yards. That’s where Avery Edwards comes into play. The former North Carolina commit had some off-the-field issues that forced the Tar Heels to cut ties with him. However, after doing their due diligence, Maryland chose to take a chance on the former three-star recruit.
In his debut for the Terps, Edwards caught two passes for 12 yards. Obviously, that’s not enough for analysts to start comparing Edwards to some of the great Maryland tight ends like Vernon Davis or Frank Wycheck. However, it was promising to see a true freshman come out and establish his presence early on. Edwards has great size at 6’3/235 lbs. and looks to have the potential to be a force at the collegiate level. It was only one game, but it’ll be interesting to see if Edwards gets targeted more against Bowling Green and if he can make the most of balls that come his way.