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Maryland WR DJ Moore goes 24th to Panthers, is first Terp picked in first round since 2009

Maryland WR DJ Moore goes 24th to Panthers, is first Terp picked in first round since 2009

Three years after coming to Maryland as a mostly overlooked three-star prospect, wide receiver DJ Moore will leave College Park as the first Terp picked in the opening round of the NFL draft in nearly a decade.

Moore, who set a single-season school record with 80 receptions last season despite playing with five quarterbacks on a 4-8 team, was chosen by the Carolina Panthers with the No. 24 overall pick Thursday night.

Moore was the first wide receiver picked, two spots before Alabama’s Calvin Ridley was chosen by the Atlanta Falcons.

“I’m thrilled to be a Carolina Panther,” Moore said in a statement released by the Maryland football team. “When that phone rang and I knew...

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