Nolan Carroll broke his leg in Maryland’s second game last fall and missed the remainder of the season. With just six starts on his college resume, Carroll could have easily been overlooked in the upcoming NFL draft. But at Maryland’s pro day he posted an impressive 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and a 37 ½ vertical leap. Suddenly, Carroll was back on NFL draft boards.
“To me, Nolan Carroll is a sure thing,” said Maryland’s long-time Director of Strength and Conditioning Dwight Galt. “He’s a big kid. He’s strong; he’s a great athlete, an awesome kid, and an awesome person. He’s a kid that is so easy for me to go out on a limb for, because he’s going to make it.”