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NFL Hokies: Week 2 Primer

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9/14/2022 6:24:00 PM

With Week 1 within the NFL officially within the books and quite a bit to look ahead to with Week 2 on the horizon, there is a bunch to take a look at regarding what former Virginia Tech football players are as much as on the skilled level. With loads of maroon and orange scattered across the league, there continues to be opportunity after opportunity to see a large number of Hokies perform on Sunday’s in the autumn. 
 
What’s on-tap for Week 2? For a full rundown, read Wednesday’s edition of NFL Hokies, presented by Coca-Cola.
 
Notable Week 1 Performances

RB Khalil Herbert 
Chicago second-year running back Khalil “Juice” Herbert is already off to a solid start in what may very well be a special 2022 campaign. The 2021 sixth-round draft pick rushed for 45 yards on nine carries with a touchdown within the Bears’ season opening win over San Francisco, becoming the primary Hokie to succeed in the top zone in 2022. 
 
Herbert and company will proceed their quest to surprise many within the NFC North this upcoming weekend, traveling to Green Bay to face off against Yosh Nijman and the Packers for an 8:25 p.m. ET kick. The sport might be televised on NBC on this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football. 
 
LB Tremaine Edmunds
It must be no surprise that star linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is off to a powerful start in his fifth season suiting up for the Buffalo Bills. The already two-time Pro Bowler recorded 10 total tackles, with seven coming on his own within the team’s statement 31-10 victory out west over the Los Angeles Rams to kick off the NFL regular season. 
 
Projected to be among the finest to do it within the NFL in 2022, the Danville, Virginia native has already proved why he’s been slated in that coveted category. And with Edmunds, Tim Settle and the Bills hosting Caleb Farley and Tennessee for a 7:15 p.m. kick Monday that may be found on ABC, it’ll be one other tough test for the previous first-round pick to showcase his abilities at the best level. 
 
S Chuck Clark
A continued staple in the midst of Baltimore’s secondary, safety Chuck Clark has already made a huge impact on the Ravens defensively to start out off the season. In a 24-9 over the Jets this past weekend, Clark totaled nine total tackles – five on his own – and a forced fumble to steer the purple and black to a feel-good victory against an AFC foe.
 
Up next for each himself and cornerback Kyle Fuller, a Sunday date alongside with the Dolphins within the Charm City will happen at 1 p.m. and might be televised on CBS. 
 
More Week 2 Matchups

Sunday, Sept. 18
 
N.Y. Jets at Cleveland – 1 p.m. – CBS
15-year veteran Duane Brown (Injured Reserve) and the Recent York Jets will make the trip to Cleveland to face off against Wyatt Teller and the Browns in a would-be matchup of two former Tech offensive linemen who’ve each seen quite the success on the skilled level. 
 
Teller, a 6-foot-4, 315-pounder out of Manassas, Virginia, contributed heavily by playing every snap in a narrow 26-24 win over Carolina this past weekend in Charlotte. While Brown, who was recently placed on IR, seeks to make his Jets debut upon getting back from a shoulder injury in the following few weeks. 
 
Washington at Detroit – 1 p.m. – FOX
The Motor City will definitely have their justifiable share of Hokies to feature on the gridiron on Sunday afternoon inside Ford Field. And the bulk might be coming from the visitors. 
 
Fresh off a 28-22 win over Jacksonville this past Sunday, Washington comes into Detroit having already gotten contributions from tight end Logan Thomas, cornerback Kendall Fuller and placekicker Joey Slye. 
 
Thomas, a former quarterback during his time suiting up for the maroon and orange, hauled in three receptions for 45 yards within the victory. While Fuller tallied three total tackles, and Slye booted through each of his extra point opportunities within the Commanders’ season-opening win. 
 
Rookie tight end James Mitchell remains to be in search of his first profession skilled reception as a member of the Lions. A fifth-round draft pick on this past 12 months’s NFL Draft, Mitchell serves as a pleasant depth piece for a Detroit team that is attempting to surprise many in 2022. 
 
Carolina at N.Y. Giants – 1 p.m. – FOX
Amarè Barno and the Carolina Panthers hit the road for the primary time this season to face off against Tyrod Taylor and the Recent York Giants.
 
Very like his college teammate Mitchell, Barno still eyes to make his skilled debut this upcoming weekend. And can proceed to fight to accomplish that after a successful three-year profession with the Hokies from 2019-21. 
 
Recent England at Pittsburgh – 1 p.m. – CBS
The Steelers and safety Terrell Edmunds look to proceed their winning ways after an exciting 23-20 additional time win over Cincinnati last Sunday. 
 
The previous first-rounder back in 2018 garnered five total tackles, with 4 coming on his own, and can look to proceed to be a significant contributor when the black and gold host Recent England this Sunday at Acrisure Stadium for the team’s 2022 home opener. 
 
Indianapolis at Jacksonville – 1 p.m. – CBS
Cornerback Brandon Facyson made some noise in his debut as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. 
 
The previous Los Angeles Charger and Las Vegas Raider totaled three total tackles in an eventual tie with the Houston Texans, and can look to proceed to indicate off his capabilities within the secondary when each him, Luke Tenuta and the remainder of the Colts travel right down to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars. 
 
Arizona at Las Vegas – 4:25 p.m. – CBS
Former Tech safety Divine Deablo had a implausible debut to his 2022 season in his second go-around within the linebacking corp for the Raiders out in Las Vegas. 
 
The 2021 third-round pick racked up seven total tackles in a slim 24-19 loss to the Chargers last Sunday evening. And if the previous first-team All-ACC member during his time in Blacksburg continues to supply at any such level, Deablo will definitely be a forced to be reckoned with all season long within the AFC West.  
 
He won’t be the one Hokie represented on this one. Offensive tackle Lecitus Smith made his NFL debut this past Sunday in Arizona’s 44-21 loss to Kansas City, and can look to contribute once more when the Cardinals make the trip to Vegas to face off against the Raiders. 
 
Monday, Sept. 19
 
Minnesota at Philadelphia – 8:30 p.m. – ABC
Star offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw and the Minnesota Vikings enterprise out to Philadelphia to face off against the Eagles within the second of two Monday Night Football matchups. 
 
The previous first-round selection back in 2021 played in all but one snap every week ago within the Vikings’ 23-7 resounding victory over Green Bay, and can look to proceed to shine up front all 12 months long for a team that has high hopes within the NFC North.

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