Former Towson star running back Terrance West entered into the 2014 NFL Draft unsure of his future. West, the second runner up for the Walter Payton FCS Player of the Year, was a predicted third round pick entering the draft. Toward the end of day two, the draft entered into the 90th overall pick and some wondered if West would be taken in the round at all.
Needless to say, these skeptics were wrong. Just as the prediction said, West was taken in the third round. The Cleveland Browns traded up in the draft to choose him with the 94th overall pick in the draft, just five picks before the Ravens were set to choose.
West put up video game numbers on the year, amassing 2509 yards and 41 rushing touchdowns, including a 354 yard, five touchdown performance against Eastern Illinois. This Eastern Illinois team was led by starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was taken 32 picks before West at 62nd overall.
West, a product of Northwestern High School in Baltimore City, played just three seasons as a Tiger. In his three years, he put up 4584 yards and scored 84 touchdowns, both of which are school records. He is joining a Browns team that went 4-12 last year and is looking to improve in the division.
Good luck to you, T West, in your NFL career. We will be rooting for you 14 times a year.