There are so many former NC State players in the NFL these days that the NFL preseason is actually kinda fun. Seemingly every night, there’s at least one Wolfpack alum to keep tabs on, which is pretty cool.
On Saturday night, Jaylen Samuels scored his first touchdown of 2019—maybe the easiest touchdown he’s ever scored.
.@JaySam1k with no one around‼️ pic.twitter.com/nbEQv3ftKZ— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 18, 2019
JaySam finished with 26 yards rushing on four carries. The Steelers have been protective of him, as he has a total of six rushes through the first two preseason games.
Jakobi Meyers was also in action on Saturday and continued to show that he not only belongs in the NFL, but that he might be a significant part of New England’s offense this season. He leads the Pats in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns—in some cases by wide margins.
Jakobi Meyers through two preseason games: 14 targets, 12 catches, 151 yards, two touchdowns.— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 18, 2019
No other Patriots player has more than four catches or 45 yards. pic.twitter.com/n4RlKnrVc7
Meyers didn’t score a touchdown last night, though he did catch a two-pointer ... and did this:
— PFF (@PFF) August 18, 2019
This route by Jakobi Meyers!#NEvsTEN
Turns out you do not need blazing speed if you juke your defender onto his rear end.