Maryland WR Stefon Diggs declares for the NFL Draft


Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.  The true junior finished his collegiate career with a productive 10 catch, 138 yard day against Stanford that unfortunately ended in a rout for the Terrapins.  Diggs played all three seasons he attended Maryland but he missed missed 9 games of his career due to injury, including a season ending injury his sophomore season as well as another for a suspension.  The season ending injury ended up being a fluky, lacerated kidney.

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Listed at 6′ 190lbs, Diggs caught 62 passes for 792 yards and 5 touchdowns in 10 games this season, the first as a member of the Big Ten conference.  Diggs came up big in conference victories over Iowa, Indiana and hated Terrapin rival Penn State, which helped them to secure their bowl appearance in their first season within the conference.

Diggs may have a difficult time going where he might prefer in the NFL Draft and could wait to hear his name until day 3 of the draft, which will beg the question why he opted to leave.  Going back to his decision on where to go to college, Diggs prioritized playing early and seemed to want to get on the most direct path that would allow him to get to the NFL, so this seems to have been the idea all along.  It will be interesting to see if he can make it worth it financially.