Football season is just a few weeks away, and as a primer, here's a breakdown of how the Terps will look heading into fall camp.
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Last season, Maryland's offensive line was down right offensive at times. Unfortunately, the O-line still remains one of the biggest question marks for the Terps heading into the fall.
Who is out:
Justin Gilbert (6'6, 300lbs)
- Right Tackle
- Gilbert's career at Maryland was plagued by injuries. He played in 18 career games, and started six games for Terps last season.
Bennett Fulper (6'5, 295)
- Left Guard
- The Terps lose some experience without Fulper. Fulper was a three-year starter, and he played in 40 career games (30 starts). Despite his experience, Fulper struggled to maintain a consistent level of play.
Who is in:
Mike Madaras (6'5, 295 lbs.) So.
- Madaras was perhaps the one bright spot on Maryland's line last season. As a true freshman Madaras played in all 12 games, including eight starts at left tackle.
- Madaras needs to build off his success last season and become a reliable cornerstone on the OL this season.
Ryan Doyle (6'4, 300 lbs.) So.
- Doyle is listed under Madaras on the depth chart, and he has limited experience at the collegiate level.
- Doyle only played in one game last season, against. N.C. State.
Jajuan Dulaney (6'2, 269 lbs.) Fr.
- Dulaney was a three-star prospect out of Powder Springs, Ga.
- Barring any injuries on the line, Dulaney is most likely a red-shirt candidate.
De'Onte Arnett (6'4, 295 lbs.) Sr.
- Arnett is moving to the left side to replace Fulper at the left guard spot after playing in 10 games, including nine starts at right guard last season.
- Arnett has experience on the line and has shown signs of potential, but he needs to do so on a consistent basis in order for the Terps to improve.
Silvano Altamirano (6'2, 290 lbs) Jr.
- Altamirano is a JUCO transfer from San Diego Mesa College, who joined the team in the spring.
- This spring was an adjustment/learning period for Altamirano. Now that he had a chance to digest the offense, he can show what he is capable of this fall for a chance to contribute on the field this season.
Dylan O'Connor (6'4, 300 lbs) Fr.
- Walk-on out of Purcellville, Va. Woodgrove HS, who is listed third on the depth chart below Arnett and Altamirano.
Sal Conaboy (6'3, 290) Jr.
- Conaboy played in nine games last season, with seven starts. He had strong outings against Temple and UConn, but he was bumped from the starting line up after injury his ankle in October.
- Conaboy performed well during spring ball and earned the top spot on the depth chart.
- Watch out for sophomore Evan Mulrooney, who could challenge Conaboy for the starting spot.
Evan Mulrooney (6'4, 295 lbs.) So.
- Mulrooney gained valuable experience last season playing in seven games, with five starts at center.
- He showed significant improvement in the season finale against North Carolina. However, Mulrooney struggled with a number of minor injuries this spring, which likely contributed to his spot under Conaboy on the depth chart.
- Expect Mulrooney to challenge Conaboy for the starting spot at center throughout the preseason.
Stephen Grommer (6'4, 290 lbs.) So.
- Grommer spent last season on the scout team, and he was named scout team POY for his effort in preparation for the UVa game.
- He is listed under both Conaboy and Mulrooney on the depth chart.
Andrew Zeller (6'4, 300 lbs.) So.
- Zeller played in nine games last season, including three starts at right guard. Zeller's best performances came against Wake and UVa, and he started the final game of the season against UNC.
- He showed signs of improvement this spring, but as the starting right guard Zeller needs to become more consistent and work on his football IQ before Aug. 31.
Gary Harraka (6'4, 305 lbs.) Jr.
- Following Zeller on the depth chart is Gary Harraka, who has yet to play a collegiate game.
- Harraka was a solid contributor on the scout team and earned scout team POY honors heading into the UConn game.
Maurice Shelton (6'3, 290 lbs.) So.
- Red-shirted last season and was a member of the scout team offense, he is listed third on the depth chart at right guard.
Nick Klemm (6'5, 305 lbs.) Sr.
- Klemm saw action in all 12 games last season, with four starts.
- There were high hopes for Klemm, last season but he failed to live up to expectations after his first four starts.
- He still gained valuable experience, playing in all 12 games, however, Coach Brattan will need much more out of his starting right tackle this season.
- Klemm did have a minor surgery to clean up his shoulder and Edsall said he will be ready to go for the preseason.
Michael Dunn (6'5, 295 lbs.) So.
- Redshirted last season and played on the scout team, but has yet to see his first collegiate action.
- Dunn translated his success on the scout team to the spring, where he continued to improve. As a result, Dunn moved ahead of Wheeler on the depth chart.
- If Dunn continues to develop he could put some pressure on Klemm at RT.
Jake Wheeler (6'7, 300 lbs.) Jr.
- Wheeler saw action in all 12 games in 2011, but was a victim of the sophomore slump. Wheeler failed to get on the field last season and was a member of the scout team.
- With two young players, Dunn and Larose, sandwiching him on the depth chart, Wheeler must get back on track this fall to avoid falling to the bottom of the order.
Moise Larose (6'6, 295 lbs.) Fr.
- Larose is a three-star local prospect out of Wilde Lake High School (Odenton, Md.)
- Larose will likely red-shirt this season, unless lack of depth at RT becomes an issue.
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