Former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs had his best performance of the preseason in Minnesota's finale on Thursday night against Tennessee.
The rookie caught eight passes for 85 yards and his first career touchdown in the NFL. He also had one punt return for 29 yards, putting him over 100 all-purpose yards on the night.
Diggs' touchdown came in the fourth quarter of the Vikings' 24-17 loss.
While in the red zone, Diggs shook himself open on a slant toward the middle of the field and Minnesota quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who played his college ball at Old Dominion, found him for the seven-yard score.
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On the night, he was targeted nine times and made eight receptions. He turned the ball over once on a fumble.
Thursday night caps off a strong preseason for Diggs, who particularly shined on special teams as a punt returner. But time will tell where Diggs ends up on the depth chart, considering kick and punt returners Cordarrelle Patterson and Marcus Sherels seem to have a strong hold on their respective positions.
In total this preseason, he tallied 413 all-purpose yards, including 174 receiving yards on 15 receptions. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, those are all team highs.
Regardless, Diggs had about as good an inaugural preseason campaign as he could have hoped for, leaving many to wonder how he slipped into the fifth round of this past year's draft. We will soon see how that translates to the regular season.
Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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