The Terps won their third straight bowl game but once again came up short against the Big Ten's elite teams.
Billy Edwards Jr. and redshirt freshman Cam Edge will play against Auburn as the Terps prepare for incoming transfer MJ Morris and life after Taulia Tagovailoa.
The Terps had a number of defensive contributors opt out or transfer before the bowl, giving the unit's younger players an opportunity to shine.
Lee is the 13th best prospect in Maryland and the No. 24 cornerback in the nation, per 247Sports.
It's the Terps' most players recognized since joining the conference.
The Terps face No. 2 Michigan on Saturday, a chance for Tagovailoa to help his team to a signature victory.
With the help of its senior class, Maryland football has qualified for three consecutive bowl games for the first time in more than a decade.
The Terps forced five turnovers, their most in a game since September, to snap a losing streak and secure bowl eligibility in a low-scoring win against Nebraska.
The Terps are bowl eligible for the third consecutive year.
The Terps are benefitting from Donnell Brown as a pass rusher, starters are returning from injuries and sign stealing allegations against Michigan could impact preparation.