New-look offensive line
This may be Maryland’s biggest position of strength. One of the things that Edsall did right during his tenure was make the offensive line a priority on the recruiting trail. It appears that two former Edsall recruits in Brendan Moore and Damian Prince will be starting this fall. Moore will be the team’s starting center while Prince is penciled in at right tackle. Moore has drawn rave reviews this spring and is arguably the most versatile lineman that the Terps have. On the other hand, Prince is slowly but surely figuring it out under new offensive line coach Dave Borbely. After being one of the top offensive tackles in his class, Prince saw playing time towards the end of last season, which will also serve him well.
One of the constants is Michael Dunn being back at left tackle. Dunn started 11 games at that spot last season and earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention for his efforts. He was one of the primary reasons that the Terps had such an effective ground attack (182.5 rushing yards per game). Dunn has been about as durable as you can expect from an offensive lineman. He had started 37 consecutive games before missing the regular season finale against Rutgers in 2015.
Maryland fans should be looking to see how talented Moore is at the center position and how this unit is coming together. Durkin also has talented recruits in Terrance Davis and Richard Merritt coming to the program this summer, so the depth is clearly going to be there. This is the first season that we might see Maryland’s offensive line showing its true potential.