This past weekend was the kickoff of the 2022 NFL season. Below is a breakdown of how the 19 former NC State players on NFL rosters did.
Linebacker Bradley Chubb had 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble in the Broncos’ 16-17 loss to the Seahawks.
La primera captura de #BroncosCountry por parte de Bradley Chubb 🚨
— NFL México (@nflmx) September 13, 2022
SACK! @astronaut gets Denver the ball back.
— NFL (@NFL) September 13, 2022
— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) September 13, 2022
Linebacker Germaine Pratt had 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 1 pass breakup in the Bengals 20-23 loss to the Steelers.
Highest graded Bengals vs. the Steelers in Week 1:
🥇 DJ Reader – 88.4
🥈 Logan Wilson – 86.7
🥉 Trey Hendrickson – 82.7
4️⃣ Ja’Marr Chase – 74.5
5️⃣ Germaine Pratt – 73.0 pic.twitter.com/jDQ6NdEYuM
— PFF CIN Bengals (@PFF_Bengals) September 12, 2022
Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers had 4 receptions for 55 yards (both led the Pats), and was targeted a team-high 6 times, in New England’s 7-20 loss to the Dolphins. He also rushed the ball 1 time for 7 yards.
"Jakobi Meyers what a catch!"
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 11, 2022
Jakobi Meyers is so underappreciated. pic.twitter.com/3cLff1hSOi
— Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) September 11, 2022
Highest graded Patriots against Miami (min. 25% snaps)
1️⃣ Deatrich Wise: 90.2
2️⃣ Jakobi Meyers: 75.8
3️⃣ Adrian Phillips: 75.5
4️⃣ Jonnu Smith: 75.2
5️⃣ Ja’Whaun Bentley: 72.7 pic.twitter.com/Junyi0gchc
— PFF NE Patriots (@PFF_Patriots) September 12, 2022
Defensive Tackle B.J. Hill had 3 tackles, 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss in Cincy’s 20-23 loss to Pittsburgh.
— Sᴘᴏʀᴛs 24/7 (@Sports_24x7_) September 11, 2022
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was 18 of 34 for 147 yards and a touchdown in Cleveland’s 26-24 victory over Carolina, leading them down the field for a game-winning drive at the end of the game. He also rushed the ball 4 times for 10 yards.
WOW!!! Jacoby Brissett gets super emotional at the post game presser. Got choked up talking about him cherishing the opportunity to start in the NFL. WOW!!! pic.twitter.com/DxkzcWKNr5
— 🇺🇸BROWN SPIDER ADVENTURES!!!🇱🇷 #D4L (8-9) (@BrownSpiderCLE) September 12, 2022
Jacoby Brissett in 2021:
🟤 70.9 PFF grade when under pressure
💥 BEST in the entire NFL pic.twitter.com/D2kC7Nrtc4
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) September 8, 2022
Safety Josh Jones had 7 tackles in Seattle’s 17-16 victory over Denver.
Running Back Nyheim Hines had 6 receptions for 50 yards, and rushed the ball 3 times for 4 yards in the Colts’ 20-20 tie with the Texans.
Nyheim Hines on today's tie:
"I don’t know how to feel. I feel incomplete. I feel like I got broken up with, then we got back together. It’s a cycle of that. You ever been in a toxic relationship? That’s what I feel like. A cycle of that.
WTF happened. That’s what I’ll say."
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 11, 2022
Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had 4 receptions (4 targets) for 44 yards in the Chiefs’ 44-21 victory over the Cardinals.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling led all Chiefs WRs/TEs in Snaps & Routes Run in Week 1 against the Cardinals.
(51 snaps, 33 routes run)
The TDs went elsewhere, but that opportunity screams buy low.
— Kyle Yates (@KyleYNFL) September 12, 2022
Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street had 2 tackles in the Saints’ 27-26 victory over the Falcons.
Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup in the Bears’ 19-10 victory over the 49ers.
In his first NFL game, Rookie Punter Trenton Gill averaged 46.2 yards per punt (6 punts), pinning one inside the 20, and booting one 58 yards in Chicago’s 19-10 victory over San Francisco.
Specialist slideeee 😄 pic.twitter.com/SjgIUbHK1T
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 11, 2022
Also, he was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for wiping off the ball with a towel…never seen this one before.
"Unsportsmanlike conduct. Chicago, #16. Brought a towel out on the field during the dead-ball period and wiped the field down. By rule that's illegal."
This really happened. Penalty took Chicago out of FG range. pic.twitter.com/kjavbZXbMi
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 11, 2022
Punter A.J. Cole averaged 52.0 yards on 2 punts in the Raiders’ 19-24 loss to the Chargers. He pinned one inside the 20, and one of the punts went for 56 yards.
Defensive End James Smith-Williams had 2 tackles in the Commanders’ 28-22 victory over the Jaguars.
Cornerback Nick McCloud had 2 tackles in the Giants’ 21-20 victory over the Titans, but then had to leave the game with a hamstring injury.
Defensive Tackle Alim McNeil had 1 tackle in the Lions 35-38 loss to the Eagles.
Cornerback Dontae Johnson was inactive in San Francisco’s 10-19 loss to Chicago.
Center Garrett Bradbury (Vikings), Tackle Ikem Ekwonu (Panthers) and Guard Joe Thuney all started and played 100% of the snaps in their games in Week 1.
Pack Pros: NFL Week 3 Report
This past weekend was the 3rd week of the 2022 NFL season. Below is a breakdown of how the 19 former NC State players on NFL rosters did.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (starter) was excellent on Thursday night in the Browns 29-17 victory over the Steelers. He was 21/31 for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns, with a QB Rating of 109.6.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 23, 2022
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 23, 2022
Jacoby Brissett is DEALING 🚀
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 23, 2022
Browns get on the board first as Jacoby Brissett finds Amari Cooper for the TD 🙌pic.twitter.com/5cyaOZ8vQG
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 23, 2022
Defensive Tackle B.J. Hill (starter) had 4 tackles, half a sack, a pass breakup, a forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries in the Bengals’ 27-12 victory over the Jets.
Sam Hubbard, BJ Hill, Joseph Ossai, and Trey Hendrickson rag doll the entire Jets offense line on this one.
Then, Trey Hendrickson rag dolls Joe Flacco for the strip sack.
— Willie Lutz (@willie_lutz) September 26, 2022
BJ Hill and Ossai get pressures/hits pic.twitter.com/YfU0rRPCPh
— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) September 26, 2022
Highest graded Bengals in Week 3 win vs Jets (min. 25 snaps):
🥇 Trey Hendrickson – 94.2
🥈 Cameron Sample – 86.2
🥉 BJ Hill – 83.1
4️⃣ Tee Higgins – 77.9
5️⃣ Tyler Boyd – 77.9 pic.twitter.com/4Qzl3Q7El2
— PFF CIN Bengals (@PFF_Bengals) September 26, 2022
Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street had 2 tackles in New Orleans’ 14-22 loss to Carolina.
Top-graded Saints in week three against the Panthers:
1. Chris Olave – 85.6
2. Kentavius Street – 83.1
3. Tre’Quan Smith – 80.9
— PFF NO Saints (@PFF_Saints) September 26, 2022
Linebacker Bradley Chubb had 2 tackles, 1 sack and 1 QB Hit in the Broncos’ 11-10 win over the 49ers.
Bradley Chubb is a beast. Another huge fourth-quarter sack to propel the Broncos to a W. pic.twitter.com/HYkfFjDlZ5
— Cory Smith (@RCorySmith) September 26, 2022
Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (starter) had 2 tackles in the Bears 23-20 win over the Texans, and one of them was his 1st sack in Chicago. He also had 2 QB Hits.
Quarterback Russell Wilson (starter) was 20/33 for 184 yards in Denver’s 11-10 victory over San Francisco. He also ran the ball 6 times for 17 yards.
Safety Josh Jones (starter) had 7 tackles in Seattle’s 23-27 loss to Atlanta.
Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (starter) caught 4 passes for 48 yards (7 targets) in the Chiefs’ 17-20 loss to the Colts.
Running Back Nyheim Hines (starter) had 5 receptions for 23 yards (6 targets), and 3 rushes for 7 yards in Indy’s 20-17 win over Kansas City.
Punter Trenton Gill (starter) punted the ball 4 times for an average of 45.5 yards (56 long), pinning one inside the 20 in Chicago’s 23-20 victory over Houston.
Punter A.J. Cole (starter) punted the ball 3 times for an average of 48 yards (58 long), pinning two inside the 20 in the Raiders’ 22-24 loss to the Titans.
Defensive Tackle Alim McNeil (starter) had 1 tackle and 1 QB Hit in Detroit’s 24-28 loss to Minnesota.
Center Garrett Bradbury (Vikings), Guard Joe Thuney (Chiefs) and Tackle Ikem Ekwonu all started for their respective teams on Sunday.
WR Jakobi Meyers (Patriots) – Knee
LB Germaine Pratt (Bengals) – Knee
DE James Smith-Williams (Commanders) – Abdomen
CB Nick McCloud (Giants) – Hamstring
Dennis Smith Jr. has signed a one year deal with the Charlotte Hornets
Former NC State All-ACC Point Guard, and ACC Freshman of the Year, Dennis Smith Jr. has signed a 1-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 21, 2022
The 1-year contract is not guaranteed according to Rod Boone of The Observer.
#Hornets have signed Dennis Smith Jr. to a one-year deal, league sources confirm to @theobserver. The contract is non-guaranteed, per sources. Low risk signing bringing the Fayetteville native and N.C. State product on board. Roster is now at 19. Training camp begins on Tuesday.
— Rod Boone (@rodboone) September 21, 2022
Smith is entering his 6th season in the NBA after being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 9th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. After a year-and-a-half in Dallas, Smith was traded to the Knicks in a deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavs. After a year-and-a-half in New York, he was traded to the Pistons in a trade that brought Derrick Rose to the Knicks. Last year, Smith signed a free-agent deal with Portland, playing in 37 games for the Trail Blazers (starting 4), averaging 6 points and 4 assists.
Through 5 seasons, Smith Jr. has averaged 10.7 points and 4.2 assists. His career hasn’t been what you would expect out of a lottery pick, but the young man has made $18.7 million in the process over the past 5 years.
Here’s to hoping a return to his home state will turn things around for the former Wolfpacker.
Below is a docuseries that Smith Jr. has posted on his personal YouTube channel over the summer.
Former NC State QB Mike Glennon Worked Out for 49ers Yesterday
Trey Lance broke his ankle on Sunday, and will miss the remainder of the season. As a result, the 49ers are looking for a 3rd Quarterback to be on their roster or practice squad.
Former NC State Quarterback Mike Glennon was one of five quarterbacks to workout for San Francisco yesterday.
The #49ers plan to add a third QB to the 53-man roster or, perhaps more likely, the practice squad.
Based on today's reported workouts, here are their options:
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) September 20, 2022
Glennon recently called his first game as an ESPN college football analyst, joining the crew for the Duke vs. North Carolina A&T game on September 17th. Prior to getting his feet wet as an analyst, Glennon had expressed his desire to still play football in the NFL after not being signed by a team heading into 2022.
For the past 9 years, Glennon has been a Quarterback in the NFL, playing for 6 different teams. He has played in 40 games, and started in 31, making $31.97 million in the process.
We’re pulling for you Mike!
Pack Pros: NFL Week 2 Report
This past weekend was the 2nd week of the 2022 NFL season. Below is a breakdown of how the 19 former NC State players on NFL rosters did.
The Jets made an improbable comeback, defeating the Browns 31-30 in the final minute, but that doesn’t negate the solid play by Quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The former NC State QB was 22/27 for 229 yards, with a touchdown and an interception, producing a QB Rating of 98.9. He also rushed the ball 43 yards on 6 carries.
Jacoby Brissett vs the Jets:
🟠 83.2 PFF grade – 3rd among QBs in Week 2 pic.twitter.com/OizboeJvP8
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) September 20, 2022
Jacoby Brissett with a dime in the end zone. He’s 10-11 for 90 yards vs. the Jets thus far. pic.twitter.com/AZ8KdWHt7g
— Cory Smith (@RCorySmith) September 18, 2022
— Browns Digest (@BrownsDigestFN) September 18, 2022
Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers had himself a day on Sunday, reeling in 9 catches (team high) for 95 yards in New England’s 17-14 victory over Pittsburgh. He was also targeted a team high 13 times. Meyers did leave the game in the final minutes with an ailing knee, which limited him some in the preseason. His status for Week 3 is unknown at this point.
Nelson Agholor on Jakobi Meyers: “I’ve played with a lot of tough players, and I have so much respect for how tough he is. And how consistent he is. I’m honored to play next to him.” pic.twitter.com/b0lvnY8vxz
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 18, 2022
Target per route run rate leaders through two weeks:
(not including MNF guys)
35% – Tyreek Hill, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Isaiah Likely
34% – Jaylen Waddle
33% – Ashton Dulin, Cooper Kupp, Drake London
31% – Mark Andrews, Garrett Wilson
30% – Jakobi Meyers, Stefon Diggs, Davante Adams
— Jacob Gibbs (@jagibbs_23) September 19, 2022
Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 8 tackles and 2 tackles for loss in the Bears’ 10-27 loss to the Packers.
— Pro Football Culture (@proftblculture) September 19, 2022
Running Back Nyheim Hines had 4 receptions for 37 yards in the Colts’ 0-24 loss to the Jags.
Nyheim Hines has been one of Matt Ryan’s only reliable targets, and he needs to be on the field more.
If that means playing him at WR more often so it’s easier to increase that role in case of injury, so be it. https://t.co/doJ5BL5eqx
— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) September 19, 2022
Punter A.J. Cole averaged 53.7 yards per punt (3 punts) in the Raiders’ 23-29 loss to the Cardinals.
Punter rankings week 2 edition
Lots of movement this week, but #RaiderNation AJ Cole picks up where he left off last year with two consecutive weeks at the top#Titans Ryan Stonehouse and #SKOL Ryan Wright headline the rookie class pic.twitter.com/bssUoEZoAQ
— Puntalytics (@ThePuntRunts) September 20, 2022
Defensive Tackle B.J. Hill had 5 tackles and a pass breakup in the Bengals 17-20 loss to the Cowboys.
Linebacker Germaine Pratt had 5 tackles in Cincy’s 17-20 loss to Dallas.
Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had 2 receptions for 13 yards (7 targets) in Kansas City’s 27-24 win over the Chargers.
Defensive End James Smith-Williams had 1 sack and 2 QB hits in the Commanders 27-36 loss to the lions.
Safety Josh Jones had 4 tackles in Seattle’s 7-27 loss to San Francisco. Jones started the game, after coming off the bench in Week 1.
Punter Trenton Gill averaged 49.5 yards per punt (4 punts) in Chicago’s 10-27 loss to the Packers.
Quarterback Russell Wilson led the Broncos to a 16-9 victory over the Texans, but it wasn’t pretty. Wilson was 14/31 for 219 yards, with a touchdown and an interception, and a QB Rating of 66.4.
Defensive Tackle Alim McNeill had 2 tackles in Detroit’s 36-27 win over Washington.
Defensive Tackle Kentavius Street had one tackle for loss in the Saints’ 10-20 loss to the Bucs.
I thought I read the box score wrong, but Linebacker Bradley Chubb didn’t record a tackle in Denver’s 16-9 win over Houston. He did have 2 QB hits.
Center Garrett Bradbury (Vikings), Guard Joe Thuney (Chiefs) and Tackle Ikem Ekwonu (Panthers) all played 100% of the snaps this week in their games.
Cornerback Nick McCloud (Giants) was OUT with a hamstring injury.