Top Terps might be dodged in draft Jarmolowich hurt

Wycheck hopeful

April 25, 1993|By MIKE PRESTON | MIKE PRESTON,Staff Writer

COLLEGE PARK -- Neither University of Maryland linebacker Mike Jarmolowich nor H-back Frank Wycheck, the team's top two prospects, are optimistic about being selected in today's NFL draft.

Jarmolowich was expected to go in the middle or late rounds, but has not worked out for NFL scouts because of a pulled hamstring which he injured nearly a month and a half ago.

Jarmolowich led the Terps in tackles last season with 110, and and is No. 3 on Maryland's all-time tackle list with 400.

"A number of the scouts talked to me, but I stood around while the other guys worked out," said Jarmolowich, who spent a month in Atlanta with Loren Seagraves to increase his speed. "It will be another downer if I don't get drafted, but I'm sure I'll get invited to some camp.

"All this means is that when I get to camp, I'll have to hit the water boys, the coaches, the managers, the cheerleaders, everything that moves to make the team," Jarmolowich said. "I'm willing to do that."

Wycheck, a junior, is Maryland's all-time leading receiver with 134 catches. He decided to turn pro two weeks after the 1992 season because of limited playing time in first-year coach Mark Duffner's run-and-shoot offense.

Nineteen NFL teams have worked out Wycheck, who has gotten special attention from the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs.

"I never expected to be drafted, but I hear I could go anywhere from the fifth round and back," said Wycheck. "Whatever happens, happens. I'm not going to get too worried about it."

Several NFL teams also have expressed interest in Maryland wide receiver Marcus Badgett and defensive tackle Darren Drozdov, both seniors who played well last season.

Badgett led the Atlantic Coast Conference in receptions (61) and yards (1,016) last season. Drozdov's 69 tackles were fourth-best on the team last season.

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