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Prokies: Week 1

By Nels Williams | September 13
Prokies: Week 1
Divine Deablo had himself a great game against the Broncos on Sunday. (Image via Las Vegas Raiders)

With the first week of the 2023 NFL season under wraps, let’s take a look at how past Hokies lined up this weekend.

SKILL POSITIONS:

Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears

Juice was active against the Packers, as the 3rd-year pro rushed for 27 yards on nine carries. He finished third in receiving yards on the Bears with 37 yards on three targets.

Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders

With four receptions on eight targets for 43 yards, Commanders quarterback Sam Howell targeted Thomas the most in the air against the Cardinals. His longest catch was for 19 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN:

Christian Darrisaw, Minnesota Vikings

Despite the Vikings’ loss, CD allowed no sacks and was solid up front for Minnesota. He did draw one penalty, however; a false start.

Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns

Teller was on the field for 74 snaps against the Browns’ domination against the Bengals and held strong, allowing zero sacks, but the real highlight was this play he made against Cincinnati linebacker Germaine Pratt:

FRONT SEVEN (D-LINE AND LINEBACKERS):

Tim Settle, Buffalo Bills

Settle had a quiet night, only finishing with one tackle in the Bills’ stunning loss to the Jets on Monday night.

Divine Deablo, Las Vegas Raiders

Out of every Prokie, Deablo had one of the best weekends defensively. Deablo was the 8th-best linebacker per PFF in week one, and registered nine tackles, including this tackle for a loss:

Tremaine Edmunds, Chicago Bears

Edmunds didn’t have that great of a game against Green Bay. Combined with T.J. Edwards, the two gave up eight catches for 134 yards.

DEFENSIVE BACKS AND SECONDARY:

Kendall Fuller, Washington Commanders

Fuller had an excellent game vs. the Cardinals, as his way was targeted four times on 38 snaps, but he only allowed a reception twice. He also made four tackles.

Chamarri Conner, Kansas City Chiefs

Conner had a quiet first game in the NFL’s season opener Thursday. He accounted for one tackle on a punt return.

Terrell Edmunds, Philadelphia Eagles

In coverage, Edmunds was targeted once with a reception and made three tackles versus the Patriots.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Joey Slye, Washington Commanders

Slye was perfect when three points were needed for Washington, knocking down a field goal in the second quarter from 30 yards and one late in the 4th from 33 yards out. Slye also went 2/2 on PATs, and all four kickoffs went for touchbacks.

Nels Williams

Junior student at Virginia Tech studying sports media analytics and covering all things Hokies for the Sons. Writing includes football -- both collegiately and NFL -- and I am the primary beat writer for the Virginia Tech men's basketball team's 2022-2023 season. As seen on the Sons's social media platforms, I mainly direct and produce the "Roots Rapid Fire" series, where I conduct quick sit-down interviews with current Virginia Tech athletes in collaboration with Roots Natural Kitchen. Other video content I contribute includes promotions for game-day pins at Main Street Pharmacy in Blacksburg and on-field videography during football games. Get in touch with me here:



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