Maryland Terrapins College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Maryland Terrapins Offensive Player
OT Jaelyn Duncan, Jr.
The 6-6, 315-pounder will soon be some NFL team’s tackle. No, he wasn’t good enough to carry the Maryland line all by himself – the Terps couldn’t keep anyone out of the backfield and didn’t power away well enough for the ground game – but Duncan was still able to earn All-Big Ten honors.
He’s still growing into the job and has room to keep on improving, but he’s a rock for an offense that needs the consistency.
2. QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Jr.
3. WR Dontay Demus, Sr.
4. WR Rakim Jarrett, Soph.
5. WR Brian Cobbs, Sr.
Best Maryland Terrapins Defensive Player
DT Mosiah Nasili-Kite, Jr.
The quick 6-2, 305-pound veteran stepped in from the JUCO ranks and became the team’s most effective player in the backfield. It would be nice to have a pure pass rusher from the outside, but until one emerges, Nasili-Kite has to be a disruptor after coming up with 17 tackles with four sacks in his first year.
2. CB Tarheeb Still, Soph.
3. S Nick Cross, Jr.
4. LB Fa’Najae Gotay, Jr.
5. S Jordan Mosley, Jr.
Top Incoming Maryland Terrapins Transfer
WR Marcus Fleming, Fr.
The Terps were on the wrong end of way too many decent parts leaving through the transfer portal, but they’re getting a deep threat to help an already great situation better.
The former Nebraska Cornhusker made five catches for 75 yards in his little bit of work, but the guy who could’ve gone just about anywhere should soon find a role – inched as a kick returner – for Maryland.