Deon Long to Titans, Matt Robinson to Jaguars, Cole Farrand to Giants, R.J. Harris to Saints

Where are former Terps Deon Long, Matt Robinson and Cole Farrand headed to in the NFL?

Maryland wide receiver Deon Long agreed to a free-agent deal with the Tennessee Titans, while Terps linebackers Matt Robinson (Atholton) and Cole Farrand reached agreements with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants, respectively.

New Hampshire wide receiver R.J. Harris (Arundel), meanwhile, agreed to a free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints.

After participating in the Redskins and Ravens' local-prospect days, Long went undrafted. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 to 4.58 seconds at the Terps' Pro Day workout before 30 NFL teams, including New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio. Long ran a 4.51 at the NFL scouting combine.

Long attended four colleges, going to West Virginia, New Mexico and Iowa Western Junior College before completing his career with the Terps.

A Washington native who played at Dunbar, Long stood out at the East-West Shrine all-star game after catching 51 passes for 575 yards and two touchdowns last season.

Farrand participated in the Ravens and Redskins' local-prospect days. A 6-foot-3, 245-pound All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention, he had 283 tackles, 15.5 for losses, in his career. That included 118 tackles last season, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Farrand had 19 tackles against Indiana and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. He had 17 tackles against eventual national champion Ohio State and 18 against Michigan State.

As a junior, Farrand was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention. He played in the East-West Shrine all-star game after this season and was a three-time all-conference academic honoree.

During the Terps' Pro Day workout, Farrand ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. He also had a 4.21-second short shuttle, a 6.96-second three-cone drill, a 35.5-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump.

Robinson is a 6-foot-3, 247-pound converted safety. At the team's Pro Day, Robinson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and had a 34-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump.

Robinson was an All-Big Ten academic selection who finished his career with 198 career tackles with 14.5 for losses. He missed six games as a senior because of foot and shoulder injuries. As a junior, he had 73 tackles, 10 for losses.

Robinson was an all-state selection at Atholton who played wide receiver and linebacker and was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro pick.

Harris participated in the Ravens' local-prospect day.

Harris visited the Green Bay Packers and had private workouts for Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, the former New Hampshire coach, and the Miami Dolphins.

During his Pro Day workout, the 6-foot, 200-pound receiver ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 to 4.53 seconds, bench-pressed 225 pounds 18 times and had a 37.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-7 broad jump, a 4.2-second short shuttle and a 7.23-second three-cone drill. During his workout, Harris caught every pass.

Harris caught 100 passes for 1,551 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, setting school single-season records as he led the nation in receiving yards. He is known for his all-around skill as a wide receiver and ability to create separation.

Harris had over 100 receiving yards and at least one touchdown in eight of his first nine games last season. Harris finished his career with 310 receptions for 4,328 yards and 36 touchdowns.

At Arundel, Harris established five school records and two state records as he caught 181 career passes for 2,618 yards and 48 touchdowns.

He set a Maryland state record as a senior with 28 touchdowns, averaging 138 receiving yards per game. He set the state single-game catch record with 20 receptions for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff game.

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