Wednesday, May 25, 2011
ACC breakout players: Maryland
By Heather Dinich
The series continues today with Maryland ...
A reminder of how we're defining breakout players: Players who haven't seen the field yet but showed they could be major contributors this fall; players who have seen limited time but could earn significantly bigger roles this season; and players who have started but could blossom into stars. The top candidates at Maryland:
Kerry Boykins, WR: The fourth-year player was a reserve at the slot position last year, but emerged as one of quarterback Danny O'Brien's favorite targets this spring. He played in all 13 games last year as a backup and contributed on special teams. He has only started two games in his career and has 16 receptions for 203 yards and one touchdown.
Matt Robinson, S: He's never been a full-time starter, but he saw extensive playing time last year and enters fall camp as a projected starter. Robinson played in all 13 games last year (including one start) and posted 29 tackles and forced a pair of fumbles (tied for second on the team). He has good size and is a strong tackler. He was one of five true freshmen to play last year, and also contributed on special teams.
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