The University of Maryland may not be considered a powerhouse for producing NFL talent, but the program has had success in recent years with the likes of Stefon Diggs, Yannick Ngakoue and DJ Moore all making names for themselves at the next level.
Now, it seems as if Darnell Savage, Jr. is the next Terps ready to produce in the NFL.
Selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Savage’s rise to prominence has been a meteoric one.
Just a few months ago, there wasn’t much discussion as to where Savage fit in with other NFL prospects. That all changed with the NFL Combine, where Savage ran a blistering 4.36 40-yard dash and put his name on the map. From there, the safety continued to impress teams, as reports continued to surface that Savage had a legitimate chance of becoming a first or second round pick.
On Thursday night, that came to fruition.
Savage will help a Green Bay secondary get even stronger. With the addition of Adrian Amos in the offseason, Savage gives the Packers another athletic piece to help limit opposing passers.
No matter what his role may be with his new team, Savage believes he has plenty to offer. In NBC Sports Washington’s “I Am The Prospect” series, he detailed the traits he posses that makes him a solid addition.
“You get a smart, talented player with instincts and a passion for the game like no other,” Savage said. “I just make plays.”