Rutgers now has another pair of former players with a shot at making an NFL team. Less than 24 hours after the 2022 NFL Draft ended, the former Rutgers defensive end Mike Tverdov and linebacker Tyshon Fogg have the opportunity to show off their skills in a minicamp for recruits. Both players have accepted an invitation to attend the Miami Dolphins rookie minicamp.
Neither Tverdov nor Fogg have signed a free agent contract but will have the chance to earn one during the three-day minicamp. This will precede OTAs and allow each team to fill their roster with 90 players.
Both Tverdov and Fogg were multi-year starters at Rutgers. Tverdov started a total of 33 games at Rutgers while Fogg had 29 career starts. Tverdov finished with 130 career tackles while Fogg had 293 during his time at Rutgers. Both players recently played in front of NFL scouts at Rutgers pro day in March.
“Life has a funny way of doing things. I would be selfish to say that I didn’t do this alone,” Tverdov said after his performance on the pro day. “As Michael Jordan’s coach would say, ‘There’s no balance between winning. Winning wants you all. So that’s been one of my mindsets throughout this training process. You have given to make sacrifices to win. That’s something I’ve learned from this program, something that starts to grow in me as I get more mature and older. It’s definitely a surreal feeling. You don’t Never think the day will come when you make your own professional day. But when it does, you have to be ready. And I was ready and I performed.
Former Scarlet Knight wide receiver Bo Melton and running back Isiah Pacheco were selected in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft yesterday. They became the first Rutgers players selected since the 2019 NFL Draft. Subsequently, linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while linebacker Tyreek Maddox-Williams signed a free agent contract with the LA Chargers.
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