The Washington Times - April 26, 2009, 06:52PM

And another Terp is off the board.

Guard Jaimie Thomas was just picked in the seventh round by Indianapolis, giving Maryland four selected players for the first time since 2004.


Thomas is also the first Maryland offensive linemen to be picked since Melvin Fowler in 2002.

At 6-foot-4 and 323 pounds, size has never been an issue for Thomas, who took over as a starter late in the 2006 season. He played half a season as a junior before breaking a fibula, then was entrenched as a starter throughout 2008.

Darrius Heyward-Bey (first round to Oakland), Kevin Barnes (third round to Washington) and Moise Fokou (seventh round to Philadelphia) have also received calls this weekend.

There’s still another 17 picks to go —- and an outside chance of Maryland having six players picked for the first time since 1986 (when the sixth guy went in the 11th round). If Dan Gronkowski and Edwin Williams (or even a mystery player) received a call, the Terps would be a little closer to that feat.

—- Patrick Stevens