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Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 1 & 2

WVU has 22 players on an NFL roster this year.

Oakland Raiders v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Bruce Irvin - Oakland Raiders

Bruce started the year off with a bang against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. Irvin had a strip sack which the Raiders recovered. Through two games, Bruce has 1 sack and 1 forced fumbled.

2016 first round pick Karl Joseph has yet to play but according to Raider head coach Jack Del Rio, Joseph should definitely see the playing field this coming Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Daryl Worley - Carolina Panthers

In week 1 against the defending Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos, Worley was shaky. He appears to have redeemed himself in week 2 against the 49ers. Worley didn’t record any stats against Denver but against San Francisco he had 6 tackles and a pass defensed.

Adam “Pacman” Jones - Cincinnati Bengals

Pacman has had a pretty darn good career. He has intercepted 15 passes, returning 2 for touchdowns. He also serves as a punt returner and has 5 punt return touchdowns in his 11-year career. In week 2, he covered the Steelers’ Antonio Brown. On 6 targets with Jones has the primary defender, Brown had one reception for 17 yards. Jones also intercepted Roethlisberger.

Tavon Austin - Los Angeles Rams

Tavon Austin is probably my single favorite Mountaineer in the last 10 years. Yes, over Pat White and Steve Slaton. Tavon should have won the Heisman in 2012. He was simply the “most exciting, outstanding, electric player in college football” that year. Screw the team’s record, he was the best player in the land.

On the Rams, Jeff Fisher and Rob Boras have no real idea how to use Tavon. Against the Seattle Seahawks (and former Mountaineer Mark Glowinski), Austin had 5 catches for 50 yards. For the season, he has been targeted 22 times and has caught 9 passes for 63 yards.

Kevin White - Chicago Bears

I feel for you Mike. I have really high hopes for Kevin but its possible he also will struggle in the NFL. After missing all of 2015 due to a stress fracture in his leg, Kevin made his NFL debut in week one. The injury and time off seems to have robbed Kevin of some of his explosiveness. Through two games he has 7 catches for 70 yards. The Bears are aware of his limitations, since he is still basically a rookie, but hope he can come along quickly.

Pat McAfee - Indianapolis Colts

The original #Boomstick has still got it. He can also expect to be given a “random drug test” this week.