NFL training camps have been underway for just over a week and preseason games are approaching -- including former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs set to take the field Sunday night for the Vikings against Pittsburgh.
So let's take a look around the league at how a handful of former Terrapins have performed in training camp:
Deon Long (Tennessee Titans, WR)
The Titans signed Long as a free agent after he went undrafted earlier this year. He seems to be fighting -- literally, at times -- for his spot:
In WR vs DB blocking drill, Deon Long and Cody Riggs set off first camp fight. #Titans DGB and Searcy heated snap before.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) August 4, 2015
He also is taking on some responsibilities that he didn't get as much of an opportunity to have at Maryland:
Deon Long also handling some kick returns #Titans
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) August 5, 2015
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) August 8, 2015
Darius Kilgo (Denver Broncos, DT)
Kilgo was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft and, as the depth chart stood at that point, it seemed like his playing time would be limited. But a four-game PED suspension for lineman Derek Wolfe and an ongoing police investigation of Antonio Smith has shuffled the depth chart and put Kilgo in a position to contribute.
More on that here:
Longshot rookie now legitimate candidate for playing time http://t.co/w4LetH9pdH via @9News
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 28, 2015
Dexter McDougle (New York Jets, CB)
McDougle missed the entire 2014 season after tearing a ligament in his knee, but has bounced back and been solid in training camp so far:
McDougle has the Play of the Day at this point. 2nd-year CB jumps Petty toss intended for Rumph and it's a would-be pick-6.
— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) July 30, 2015
Fellow cornerback Dee Milliner is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing wrist surgery, which could open up more opportunities for McDougle.
Stefon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings, WR)
Pro Bowl WR Mike Wallace said Diggs reminds him of Antonio Brown, a player alongside whom Wallace played in Pittsburgh. Diggs, drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, will be a target for second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as Minnesota opens in the Hall of Fame Game Sunday night.
Here's a nice catch the former Terp made during training camp:
— Josh Zimmer (@JZimmer_NFL) August 6, 2015