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Once known as a consistent producer of "freakish" athletes for the NFL, Maryland has seemingly fallen on tough times with just six players selected in the past five drafts. With reigning Lou Groza Award-winning placekicker Brad Craddock and a few young playmakers on defense, however, more success could be on the horizon for the Terrapins.
NFL teams looking for help will get one more opportunity with seven players officially granted eligibility by the league for this year's Supplemental Draft, scheduled for next Thursday, July 9. Former Clemson left tackle Isaiah Battle is the only surefire pick but a few of the others could draw interest, as well.
If No. 10 overall pick Todd Gurley is going to provide Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams an Eddie George-like presence in the running game as the club hopes, he'll need help from an offensive line expected to field three new starters in 2015, which may very well include Brown (predominately a tackle at Louisville) inside at right guard.
Iowa's tradition of churning out NFL prospects along the line of scrimmage was only reinforced in 2015 with the three Hawkeyes selected in May's draft playing there, including No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff. Scouts traveling to Iowa this year will find NFL talent on the line again and at other positions, as well.
With the need for a No. 1 target filled due to the trade for All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham, the Seahawks are hoping that the speedy rookie can provide a complementary threat on offense and spark a return game that ranked among the league's worst a year ago.
Indiana has produced top-100 offensive prospects each of the last two years and offensive tackle Jason Spriggs and quarterback Nate Sudfeld could stretch that streak to three straight years in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Trent Baalke invested first round picks in safeties Eric Reid and Jimmie Ward, so why another one with Jaquiski Tartt at No. 46 overall? Tartt, however, could make the most immediate impact for a rookie class that appears largely designed to build for 2016 and beyond.
In a four year span from 2010-13, Illinois had at least four draft picks each season, including six top-50 draft picks like Corey Liuget and Whitney Mercilus. But over the last two years, the Illini have been shut out of the NFL Draft, the first time in program history Illinois has gone back-to-back years without a draft pick.
Northern Iowa running back David Johnson looks like a potential steal in Bruce Arians' pass-happy scheme in Arizona.
Clemson's loss will be the NFL's gain, according to one high-ranking scout who is confident that some club will be willing to invest a pick during July's Supplemental Draft on the 6-foot-6, 290 pound left tackle, who is opting to leave school early due to family obligations.
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