Rutgers football has two players selected in the same NFL Draft for the first time since 2019 on Saturday with Bo Melton and Isiah Pacheco both being picked in the seventh round. Melton was taken 229th overall by the Seattle Seahawks and Pacheco was picked 251st overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.
In addition, there is hope multiple Scarlet Knights will be signed to unrestricted free agent deals now that the draft is over. We will track every player who signs a deal with an NFL team here.
Olakunle Fatukasi was the first Rutgers player to sign a free agent deal and it was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fatukasi finished his Rutgers career ranked 12th in program history with 302 career tackles in 53 games. He was All-Big Ten selection multiple times and was one of 16 national semifinalists for the Butkus Award over the past two seasons.
Tampa Bay Bound ‼️@o_threee ➡️ @Buccaneers #Buccaneers | #NFLKnights pic.twitter.com/iPrJHKAWRK— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) May 1, 2022
Later on Saturday night, it was announced that Tyreek-Maddox-Williams had signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Bolt Up ⚡️@tyreekwilliams_ | @chargers pic.twitter.com/1isM0GaHAg— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) May 1, 2022
Maddox-Williams played in 56 games over five seasons and finished his days in Scarlet with 206 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 9 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He overcame serious injury after starting early in his career to finish strong enough and earn a free agent contract with the Chargers.
On Sunday, it was tweeted that Mike Tverdov and Tyshon Fogg had been given an opportunity and was later confirmed they both were invited to rookie mini camp for the Miami Dolphins.
Bro let's goooo!!! @MikeTverdov97 ! Headed to @MiamiDolphins for the tryout!! You got this kid!! Crush it!! @chopsportsmedia first Chop Athlete!! pic.twitter.com/elDPkX5pcM— Dave Sturchio (@DaveSturchio) May 1, 2022
All I needed was a chance …. @MiamiDolphins let’s get to work— Tyshon Fogg (@ochoshon) May 1, 2022
In addition, Brian Fonseca is reporting that Billy Taylor received a rookie mini camp invite for the New York Jets.
On Tuesday, Tre Avery signed with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent.