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Maryland linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil runs 4.5 to 4.6 at Pro Day, to attend Ravens' local prospect day

Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil performed well at Maryland's Pro Day on Thursday and is set to visit the Ravens.

Maryland outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil looked fluid and mobile in drills during the Terps' Pro Day workout Thursday.

Cudjoe-Virgil ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 to 4.6 seconds, according to NFL scouts.

The 6-foot-2, 244-pound Towson High graduate also bench pressed 225 pounds 27 times. He had a 4.25 short shuttle, a 7.2 three-cone drill and a 9-10 broad jump before 30 NFL teams. That included the presence of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio.

"I had a pretty good day," said Cudjoe-Virgil, who wasn't able to work out at the NFL scouting combine in February due to a knee injury. "I'm excited. I feel like I did well. I'm just trying to get more opportunities.

"It was definitely a big crowd, more than I even expected. It was definitely a good day for a lot of us trying to make a name for ourselves at the next level."

Following the workout, Cudjoe-Virgil did board work for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers.

Cudjoe-Virgil has been invited to participate in the Ravens' local prospects day on April 21 at their training complex. The Ravens have also invited Maryland linebacker Matt Robinson, Maryland wide receiver Deon Long and Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson (City), a Maryland transfer.

"To even think it's a possibility I could play for the Ravens it's exciting because I'm from Baltimore and went to Maryland," Cudjoe-Virgil said. "It would be a sweet transition. I'm excited to go out there to their facility."

A former walk-on who transferred from Seton Hill University, Cudjoe-Virgil finished his career with 39 tackles, six for losses, five sacks and an interception. Last season, he played in nine games with three starts and had 21 tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for losses as he missed three games with a foot injury.

Cudjoe-Virgil isn't sure if he'll be drafted, but it's a realistic scenario that he could go toward the latter portion of the draft.

"I hear late rounds or priority free agent," Cudjoe-Virgil said. "It's an opportunity to go to the NFL and you want to go to the right team to earn a roster spot. That's what I'm more concerned about."

Due to the foot injury suffered during the preseason, Cudjoe-Virgil operated in a rotation after he returned as sophomore outside linebacker Yannick Ngakoue became a pivotal player for the Terps' defense. Cudjoe-Virgil has graduated with a degree in kinesiology.

"I'm a very competitive person," said Cudjoe-Virgil, who has trained at TZ Sports in Carroll County. "I compete in everything in every aspect of my life. That's what I'll bring to the NFL."

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