On the other side of the ball, Maryland's front seven is unproven after losing Joe Vellano, A.J. Francis, Darin Drakeford, Demetrius Hartsfield and Kenneth Tate to graduation. East Carolina's Derrell Johnson (Cardinal Gibbons), Colorado State's Shaquil Barrett (Baltimore native) and UTEP's Horace Miller (Dunbar) are successful small-school linebackers that could probably help. And in the secondary, Blake Countess (Owings Mills native, Good Counsel grad), Michigan's No. 1 cornerback, would be an upgrade at the position for the Terps.