Hokie Draftees Eye the Next Level

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Three Virginia Tech football players were drafted by NFL teams over the
weekend, and three more were signed as free agents shortly after the draft
concluded on Sunday evening. Will they make the team in their first season, or
will they be released and then catch on to a practice squad somewhere? We’ll
take a look at the competition they’ll face in their first NFL preseason.

It’s tough to make a roster in the NFL, but the toughest part is progressing
enough through college to get the phone call come draft day. As of now, six Tech
players will be rookies when NFL minicamps start soon.

Aaron Rouse, 6-4, 223, SS, Green Bay Packers

Rouse was the first Tech player selected in the draft. He went to the Green
Bay Packers in the third round with the 89th overall pick. He’ll play strong
safety for Green Bay, and although there are a number of other safeties on the
Packers’ roster, only a couple have real game experience.


Green Bay’s Safeties

Name

College
Years
Career
Tackles

Career
INTs

Atari Bigby

UCF

2

0

0
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