Friday night, former Maryland defensive back Sean Davis became the highest drafted Terp in five years as the Pittsburgh Steelers selected the 6-foot-1, 201-pounder in the second round with the No. 58-overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Former Terps wide receiver Torrey Smith, who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers, was selected with the 58th pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011.
Davis’ arrival in the professional ranks comes on the heels of his senior campaign in College Park when he tied for a team-high three interceptions and ranked first on the squad with 70 solo tackles and five forced fumbles. He started all 12 games in 2015.
The Maret School product is the second Terp in as many seasons to be drafted after the Minnesota Vikings selected former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the fifth round in 2015.
Three of Davis’ former Maryland teammates, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson and kicker Brad Craddock, are also slated to join NFL teams this weekend either before the draft ends Saturday or afterward as undrafted free agents.