Scouting the Big Ten: Maryland

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Maryland continues the road to recovery from the Randy Edsall regime, which put the program well behind the eight-ball. I continue to see little in the way of next-level prospects on the roster.

Jesse Aniebonam is an undersized college pass rusher with no set pro position. While he usually comes out of a three-point stance for the Terps, he lacks the size to play that position at the next level and does not possess the true speed to stand up as a linebacker. Aniebonam could be a situational nickel rusher, but special teams will ultimately determine if he plays on Sundays.

Early in his career I had high hopes for another linebacker, Jalen Brooks, but he never progressed on the field and his game has stagnated. Brooks previously displayed the athleticism and speed to line up as a one-gap defender but will need a huge senior season to get a sniff next April.