Terps Go Deep in NFL Draft

Wayne VienerContributor IApril 27, 2009

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 11:  A Maryland Terrapins fan cheers after the Terps scored a touchdown during the game against the Miami Hurricanes on November 11, 2006 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Darrius Heyward Bey was the seventh selection of the NFL Draft. He went to the Oakland Raiders.

Terps cornerback Kevin Barnes, a native of Glen Burnie, Md., is a Redskin. The two-year starter was selected with the 80th choice by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the NFL draft.

Moise Fokou, a two-year starter at outside linebacker who transferred to Maryland from Frostburg, went to the Eagles late on Sunday. I am not an Eagles fan, but Mosie came a long way and you have to root for him.

Jaimie Thomas, a two-year starter at left guard, went to the Colts late on Sunday. Big 76 was part of a good offensive line, and if memory serves me correctly he played a lot over the last three years.

Dan Gronkowski, who started for three years in College Park, went to the Lions as the next to last pick (No. 255) in the draft.

The five Maryland selections in the 2009 NFL Draft are the most since 2004 when the Terrapins also had five players chosen. The Terps have had 18 players drafted in the last six seasons.

Edwin Williams and Scott Burley signed with the Redskins. Jeremy Navarre signed with Jacksonville.