Despite a 3-9 campaign, the Maryland football team had multiple players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
In addition, a few others landed free agent contracts when they weren’t picked. Over the weekend, several of those former Maryland football players stepped onto an NFL field for the first time in preseason action.
Defensive back Sean Davis was the first to come off the board from Maryland. Davis was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the No. 58 overall pick.
Davis had been projected to go anywhere from the second to the third round. His versatility was a major selling point and clearly the Steelers agreed.
Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue put together one of the most impressive seasons in Maryland history in 2015. Ngakoue set the program’s single-season sack record with 13.
For his efforts, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Ngakoue with the No. 69 overall pick.
In addition, Quinton Jefferson was picked by the Seattle Seahawks at No. 147. Defensive back A.J. Hendy and running back Brandon Ross found themselves going undrafted, but signed free agent contracts.
Let’s take a look at how a few of these former Maryland football stars performed.
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