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Ten Division 2 football players made the initial 53-man roster in 2022 with 3 making the practice squad

senior defensive lineman Sam Roberts who has 48 tackles, 16.5 TFLs, and 6.5 sacks.
Sam Roberts is a massive man who took Division 2 football by storm and is now looking to have a huge year for the Patriots.

The NFL will search high and lows to find talent. This year in the 2022 NFL Draft they proved that. Division 2 football players did a great job to be honest. The 2022 NFL Draft had 5 players get drafted, but 10 of them ended up making the initial 53 man roster, with three more of those players signing to a practice squad.

Here is a list of the players who made the roster and the guys with an asterisk * next to them are on a team’s practice squad.
  1. Joshua Williams – Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Sam Roberts – New England Patriots
  3. Dareke Young – Seattle Seahawks
  4. Christian Matthew – Arizona Cardinals
  5. Jared Bernhardt – Atlanta Falcons
  6. D’Anthony Bell – Cleveland Browns
  7. Sam Webb – Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Kader Kohou – Miami Dolphins
  9. Dallis Flowers – Indianapolis Colts
  10. Tanner Owen – New Orleans Saints
  11. Gregory Junior – Jacksonville Jaguars*
  12. Irvin Charles – New York Jets*
  13. Zaire Mitchell-Paden, Cleveland Browns*

This is pretty impressive and shows you that the NFL will find you if you can play. I love it that these underdogs are making an impact on NFL rosters,.

Tanner Owen has been released already with a NFI injury status, but the others are all currently active on a football team in the NFL. This is pretty impressive.

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