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Before being picked by Packers in NFL draft, former Maryland coaches saw Darnell Savage as future pro

Before being picked by Packers in NFL draft, former Maryland coaches saw Darnell Savage as future pro

From the moment he first watched tape of Darnell Savage Jr. as a high school player in Delaware, Lee Hull knew he was looking at a prospect who was a lot better than his three-star rating indicated.

“When you’re evaluating student-athletes from a small school, you want them to jump out at you, and he did,” the former Maryland football assistant coach recalled Friday.

“Every game I turned on the film, he was the best player on the field and he dominated the competition. So whatever level you play at, you want to be able to dominate.”

Though Savage wasn’t a dominant player during his four seasons at Maryland — or even the best player on the field in many games — his steady...

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