In today’s dead tree edition, I mention he’s one of the largest cornerbacks the Terrapins have employed in recent memory. And, of course, I feel the need to offer proof.
Carroll is 6-foot-1 and 202 pounds. Among his goals for the season, he told me, is “to intimidate people.”
By size alone, he’ll probably do better than most of Maryland’s corners of the last decade. Here’s a look at every guy who has started at corner for Maryland since 1999 (data from each year’s media guide):
|Tony Okanlawon||5-11 ||180 |
|Domonique Foxworth ||5-11||175|
Obviously, these numbers can be fudged a bit; just take a look at Josh Wilson growing an inch heading into his junior year and then shrinking by an inch by the time he entered his final season.
But all things being equal, Maryland would have two starting cornerbacks who are 6-foot or taller for the first time since 1999 if Carroll and Kevin Barnes start. And while some of those smaller guys turned out to be pretty good (Dominique Foxworth, Curome Cox and Wilson spring to mind), Maryland’s secondary will at least have a bigger-than-usual look this season.