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Davin Meggett, RB

School: Maryland  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Clinton, MD
Height/Weight: 5-08 / 211 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---23 3509'10"4.327.14
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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STRENGTHS: A strong, compact runner with a thick lower half and good muscle definition. Lives in the weight room and works hard to get stronger and add bulk. A coordinated athlete who runs close to the ground with low pad level. Possesses quick feet with smooth acceleration. Plays with a lot of energy and goes full speed on every run. Gives very good effort in pass protection, laying out and giving up his body. Tough-minded and doesn't shy from contact ... workhorse type mentality. Has good hands out of the backfield. Has strong intangibles as a team captain with very strong bloodlines ... son of Dave Meggett who played RB in the NFL for 10 seasons with the Giants, Patriots and Jets (two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion). WEAKNESSES: Not overly explosive and lacks a special burst. Doesn't have many open field moves and lacks great vertical speed. Tends to dance too much and runs too much east/west ... indecisive at the line of scrimmage. Lacks the power to push the pile, but needs to do a better job staying balanced through contact ... should break more tackles with his strong, compact build. Needs to hold the ball tighter to his frame to avoid fumbles and answer ball security questions. Needs to improve his technique in pass protection and adds no experience as a return man. Lack of production is a red flag, not earning the full-time starting job until his senior season ... has only three career 100+ yard rush performances and one career game with 20+ carries. NFL Comparison: Jeremiah Johnson, Denver Broncos -- Dane Brugler

Player Overview

Meggett was a top-100 running back recruit out of high school and committed to Maryland, the only FBS-level program to offer him a scholarship. He saw immediate action in 2008 as a true freshman reserve, recording 457 yards on 89 carries (5.1) and 4 scores. Meggett served as the primary back-up in 2009 as a sophomore, adding four starts and finishing with 338 yards on 126 carries (2.7) and a career-best 6 touchdowns. He was again the back-up in 2010 as a junior (zero starts), but led the team in rushing with 720 yards on 126 carries (5.7) and 4 scores. Meggett became the full-time starter in 2011 as a senior, finishing with a career-best and team-high 896 yards on 171 carries (5.2) and 4 scores, adding 17 catches for 141 yards (8.3) and 1 touchdown. Meggett was the back-up for his first three seasons at Maryland before finally becoming the top back on the depth chart in 2011, but never had great production. He has strong football character and work ethic with very good bloodlines as the son of a former NFL Pro Bowl running back ? wants to eventually go to law school after his football career. Meggett is quicker than fast with limited speed and explosiveness ? a late round scatback who does everything well, but nothing great.
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03/15/2012 - After three months of training following the 2011 season, 11 former Maryland Terrapins were finally able to see the fruits of their labor. Maryland held its Pro Football Timing Day Wednesday afternoon at the Gossett Team House and practice facility. Davin Meggett, who ranks seventh on the Maryland career rushing list, and Cameron Chism, who started 32 games at cornerback, already had opportunities to display their athletic ability in-person for scouts, but for nine other former teammates this session in front of representatives from 11 teams might be their final chance to make an additional impression. Trenton Hughes, who started 16 games at cornerback the last two seasons, was one of six defensive players who worked out, joining Chism, Anthony Green, Maurice Hampton, Desmond Haynes and Shaquan Virgil. "I gave it all I had," said Hughes who trained with Hampton in Virginia Beach. "I feel like my strength and speed have improved. I think I did well on my position drills. I just dropped one ball." Meggett registered solid numbers at February's NFL Combine. He was third in the 60-yard shuttle (11.53) among running backs, tied for fifth with 23 reps on the bench press and his 40 time of 4.53 was tied for 10th. "The combine was a great experience," Meggett said. "It was a once in a lifetime opportunity." Meggett, who also played in the 2012 East-West Shine game in St. Petersburg, Fla., took part in the individual drill session with the scouts Wednesday, but was able to share his prior experiences with his former teammates. "Take it as a blessing and an opportunity to show a positive attitude," Meggett said. "That's what's going to carry you." - Maryland football

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