Seniors from Championship Team Making Impact
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three members of Yale's 2017 Ivy League Championship Team are currently competing to make the final rosters for a pair of National Football League Teams.
Here is a quick look at the three former All-Ivy League Bulldogs.
LB, Atlanta Falcons
He has had an immensely successful pre-season with the Falcons. Drafted with the 200th pick by Atlanta, he was converted from safety to linebacker as a college senior. According to reports, his athleticism and physicality fit well in head coach Dan Quinn's style. In a week one loss to the Jets, he recorded 3 total tackles and posted the highest PFF (Pro Football Focus) rating of any Falcons defender at 88.6. In a week two loss to the Chiefs, he recorded 1 tackle.
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LB, Arizona Cardinals
After helping his team to a week one win against the Chargers (24-17) with one tackle, Oplinger, the 2017 Ivy Defensive Player of the Year did not get credit for any stops in a week two win vs New Orleans (20-15). The Cardinals are now 2-0 in pre-season play.
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TE, Atlanta Falcons
Graham was signed as a free agent and has made a good impression. After being targeted twice by quarterbacks in the first exhibition game against the Jets, Graham caught a pass for 11 yards in a week two loss to Kansas City.
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