By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Indianapolis Colts on Friday selected Maryland defensive back Nick Cross in the third round of the NFL draft Friday evening.

The Bowie native was an All-Washington D.C. Metro pick out of DeMatha Catholic High School. Cross operated as the bouncer of the Maryland defense and is “a chase player who seeks to make a statement upon impact and has impressive stopping power near the line or as an open-field tackler” according to NFL analyst Lance Zierlein.

Maryland said Cross shined at the NFL Combine in February, posting the fastest 40-yard dash time of any safety at the combine with a 4.34.

The Terps have now had a player chosen in five consecutive and 26 of the last 28 NFL Drafts.

CBS Baltimore Staff