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4-star Terps QB commit styles game after Super Bowl champ

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4-star Terps QB commit styles game after Super Bowl champ

Watch SportsTalk Live’s full interview with Haskins in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

Four-star Maryland quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins will be a foundational building block of the Terrapins’ offense in the future after pledging his name to head coach Randy Edsall on Friday.

A pro-style quarterback, Haskins is rated No. 4 overall at the position in the class of 2016 by Rivals.com. But for those who haven’t seen him play, what is he like?

He joined Michael Jenkins and Doc Walker Friday night on SportsTalk Live after committing to Maryland and revealed the player that he tries to mirror when he is under center.

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“[Green Bay Packers QB] Aaron Rodgers, for sure, is somebody I try to emulate a lot in my game,” Haskins said. “He’s not looking to run, but if he needs to run he can do it. Very deadly with his arm, accurate and never gets too rattled, is always prepared to throw the ball so he’s really good.”

Maryland’s system under Edsall has often featured a running quarterback like C.J. Brown, but has also functioned (better sometimes, even) under a more pro-style quarterback like Caleb Rowe.

Walker chimed in after Haskins made mention of Rodgers.

“And he’s not just talking because I saw this young man, again, and what impressed me he rolled out of the pocket and had space, but opted to wait until his receiver came open and he uncovered him with the ball,” Walker explained as Haskins smiled.

“He threw where the guy should be instead of throwing where he was and a lot of young guys don’t do that and he already had that, so he’s ahead of the game.”

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Maryland's Darnell Savage signs rookie contract with Green Bay Packers

Maryland's Darnell Savage signs rookie contract with Green Bay Packers

Darnell Savage is the third NFL draft prospect profiled in our series ‘I Am the Prospect’. Download the MyTeams App for all three features.

Darnell Savage Jr. spent four seasons wowing fans in College Park as a defensive star for the Maryland Terrapins, and in April he found out he’ll be taking his talents to Wisconsin after being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

Now, his future in Green Bay is officially official.

As Schefter mentions, Savage is the first first-rounder to sign a contract in 2019. It will be the standard length of first-round draft picks, going four years guaranteed with a fifth-year option. Reports are that the speedy, hard-hitting safety will earn $12.5 million over the first four seasons of the contract.

There were some questions about Savage’s fit in an NFL defensive backfield, given his size. But he is an athletic player with great instincts for the ball, and his statistics were thoroughly impressive the last two seasons in college. The Packers certainly believed he would be a terrific fit in their defense, considering they traded up to the 21st pick in order to make the selection.

Savage should have a great opportunity to start early in Green Bay, and now that he’s signed his contract so early, he’ll be able to get to work sooner rather than later. Knowing Savage, that’s just the way he wants it.

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NFL Draft prospect Tre Watson hopes to time draft night around 'Avengers' release

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NFL Draft prospect Tre Watson hopes to time draft night around 'Avengers' release

Thursday night will be a very important moment in the life of former Maryland linebacker Tre Watson.

At midnight, the highly-anticipated Marvel movie Avengers: Endgame will hit the big screen for general audiences to see, bringing the conclusion to a decade worth of popular films. Watson, like millions of others, has been counting down the days until he could see the Avengers and Thanos go at it one more time.

Oh, and Thursday also marks the beginning of the 2019 NFL Draft, where Watson will most likely hear his name called at some point over the three-day span.

While Watson will be tuning into the draft that night, he understands that his moment of recognition may come a little later on in the week. Therefore, Thursday is all about 'Avengers'.

"Fortunately, you know, I'm kind of realistic. I know I'm not going to be a first-round pick," Watson said in an interview on NFL Network. "So I'll just be watching that just kind of for the formality of it, I'm definitely excited for 'Avengers' and then I kind of will springboard into Day 2 and Day 3 where I'm hoping to hear my name called. It's really a perfect set up for me, honestly."

This isn't the first time that Watson has let it be known to the world that he is a dedicated Marvel fan. His Twitter feed is filled with thoughts on the movie, including a tweet from a few months back that took the internet by storm.

The first round of the draft still does have some intrigue for Watson, as his former teammate Darnell Savage Jr. has gained a lot of steam during the draft process and has a chance to be chosen on Thursday night. However, Watson will hope that Savage's name is called earlier in the night rather than later, as he will need time to get to the theatre to prepare to watch  Captain America and company save the day one last time. 

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