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Big Ten Football Preview 2015: Three Key Players For Maryland

Surprise, surprise. Another Big Ten team has questions at quarterback.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland had a very good debut season in the Big Ten, going 7-6 and finishing third in the East.

With that being said, it will be tough to replicate that success with only half of the starters from last year returning this season.

Here are our picks for their three key players:

Caleb Rowe, Senior Quarterback

The look that Maryland will show at quarterback will be a bit different this season. Gone is C.J. Brown, who actually led the team in rushing this year.

In steps Caleb Rowe, who has the arm to allow Maryland to open up the passing game, albeit from the pocket as opposed to what Brown did last year.

He has only appeared in 13 career games, but a full offseason of reps should definitely benefit him.

Derwin Gray, Freshman Left Tackle

He redshirted last season, but Derwin Gray has the size and ability to be a force at left tackle for the Terrapins. Coach Randy Edsall has stated he wants the team to be bigger and more physical, and that is exactly what Gray brings.

Yannick Ngakoue, Junior Defensive End

Yannick Ngakoue is making the switch from linebacker to defensive end in Keith Dudzinski's new 4-3 defense, but he should continue to be a dominant player on that side of the ball. He led Maryland last season with 13.5 tackles for loss.