The top 10 players returning to the Maryland Terrapins for the 2020 college football season.
Important to note that this list is based upon last year's data and film from on each specific team as well as judgment based upon the player's position both his skill and the level of talent around him at the said position and influential cohorts. Positional value also plays a large factor in these rankings as does the offensive or defensive scheme.
1. Dontay Demus Jr., WR
2. Jeshaun Jones, WR
3. Nick Cross, S
4. Deonte Banks, CB
5. Chance Campbell, LB
6. Johnny Jordan, C
7. Ayinde Eley, LB
8. Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE
9. Marcus Minor, T
10. Tayon Fleet-Davis, RB
Honorable Mention: Jordan Mosley, LB/S; Brian Cobbs, WR; Jaelyn Duncan, T; Lawtez Rogers, DI; Oluwaseun Oluwatimi, DI
Demus is an absolute star at receiver in the making. He broke out as best he could a year ago with shaky quarterback play, hauling in 41 receptions for 625 yards and six scores. He averaged a whopping 15.2 yards per catch and was just as dangerous no matter how he got the ball.
Jones, if we all remember, was primed for that kind of success or more in 2019 but tore his ACL in early August and missed all of last year. If he returns healthy and to the form that we saw glimpses of in 2018, this is perhaps one of the better receiving duos in the entire country.
Cross, Banks and Mosley are talented players in coverage for the Terps but really played well at times a year ago against the run as well. Campbell flies around to the football as well as any other free-roaming linebacker in the Big Ten.
Then there's Jordan on the interior of the offensive line. A player who should hear his name called in the NFL draft when he decides to leave Maryland, he's a tough, grinder in the middle and can run block just as well as he can protect for the pass.
This team is a talent-laden unit that just needs a solid set of four quarters from their quarterback in 2020 to win some games.