Maryland senior left deal with Jaelyn Duncan declared for the 2023 NFL draft on Saturday evening.
Duncan will go away Maryland as one of many program’s finest offensive linemen in additional than a decade. The former St. Frances standout was a three-time All-Big Ten honorable point out, utilizing his velocity and athleticism to remodel into an intriguing prospect who may very well be picked as excessive as the primary spherical in April.
“I would venture to say there are very few tackles throughout the country that have the athleticism he has,” Terps coach Mike Locksley mentioned of the 6-foot-6, 320-pound Duncan.
Duncan is amongst a handful of Maryland gamers to declare for the NFL draft in current weeks. Edge rusher Durell Nchami, extensive receivers Rakim Jarrett, Jacob Copeland and Dontay Demus Jr. and cornerbacks Deonte Banks and Jakorian Bennett have introduced their choices to show professional. Duncan, Bennett and kicker Chad Ryland will compete within the Reese’s Senior Bowl in February.
Maryland remains to be ready on redshirt junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and senior extensive receiver Jeshaun Jones to resolve whether or not they wish to return to College Park for an additional season or enter the draft.
“Thankful for it all can’t wait to see what this next chapter has in store,” Duncan wrote in an Instagram submit saying his determination.
The New Carrollton native was a dependable participant at Maryland, beginning 41 video games after becoming a member of this system in 2018. The four-star prospect was rated the No. 45 general prospect within the ESPN300 and selected the Terps over Florida, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and others. After Duncan allowed solely 5 sacks within the earlier two seasons, he gave up seven sacks and 28 pressures in 2022, in response to Pro Football Focus.
Duncan is more likely to be Maryland’s first offensive lineman drafted since Bruce Campbell in 2010. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Duncan because the seventh-best offensive deal with on this yr’s draft class. In a current mock draft, CBS Sports has Duncan getting picked No. 21 general by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which might make him the primary Terp to be drafted inside the highest 20 since extensive receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was chosen seventh general in 2009.