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Maryland's Stefon Diggs has another big day for the Minnesota Vikings

OK, so former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is showing he can play a little bit in the NFL.

In his first game of the season on Oct. 4, Diggs caught six passes for 87 yards. In his next game, on Oct. 18, he caught seven passes for 129 yards.

Then this happened today.

.@stefon_diggs turns "overthrown pass" into "Catch of the Year Contender". So so so soooooo sick. #MINvsDET https://t.co/7L9TZ9SpHR

— NFL (@NFL) October 25, 2015

Diggs, who finished Sunday's 28-19 win over the Detroit Lions with six receptions for 108 yards, fell to the fifth round of the NFL draft this past offseason. He was selected 146th overall by the Minnesota Vikings.

That means a certain wide-receiver-starved team in Baltimore that was in position to scout Diggs pretty closely over the past couple of seasons had six opportunities to draft him before the Vikings did.

The Ravens couldn't have known that first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman would miss every single snap at this point in the season because of a mysteriously-slow-healing knee injury.

But with so few reliable receiving options on the team, it's tough to watch an ex-Terp play so well in another team's purple jersey.

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Alexander Pyles

Alexander Pyles

Alexander Pyles oversees coverage of the Maryland State House, Baltimore City Hall and elections. He previously was Ravens and NFL editor, and before that was high school sports editor. Before joining The Baltimore Sun in 2013, he was the State House reporter for The (Maryland) Daily Record. Pyles has taught at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism since 2012.


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