It was a memorable day for former Auburn cornerback Jamel Dean who had two game-changing interceptions for Tampa Bay on Sunday.
That and more in this week’s Auburn Made NFL rundown.
BEST OF WEEK 2
Derrick Brown, DT, Carolina Panthers
Brown was a beast in the trenches for Carolina on Sunday against the New York Giants. The former top 10 draft pick finished with four tackles, a QB hit and a pass deflection. His overall PFF grade (78.1) was second on the team among the defenders. Brown has elevated his game this season, especially as a pass-rusher, and now has nine tackles through the team’s first two games. He’s graded out above 70 in each game, per PFF.
Carlton Davis, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
For the second straight week, both former Auburn DBs made plays for Tampa Bay’s secondary. While Dean had the two interceptions, Davis showed up BIG against the Saints with nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. The duo kept New Orleans out of the end zone until late in the fourth quarter when the win was already secured.
Jamel Dean, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dean followed up last week’s stellar performance with an even better one against division rival, the New Orleans Saints. He had not one but two game-changing interceptions at critical moments in the second half to swing the momentum. The Buccaneers turned the two turnovers into 10 points, the difference in the game, as they won 20-10. Dean, who also added five tackles, only allowed three catches for 16 yards on the day.
Make that 2️⃣
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 18, 2022
Carl Lawson, DE, New York Jets
Healthy again after missing last year due to injury, Lawson was pivotal in a wild comeback win over the Cleveland Browns. He had two tackles, two QB pressures, and he combined on a sack late to force a punt and give the Jets the ball back. Lawson (80.6) was one of only a handful of players in the NFL this week with a PFF pass rush grade over 80.0.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 18, 2022
Arryn Siposs, P, Philadelphia Eagles
Siposs was rock solid punting the ball, averaging 44.8 yards on his four punts and pinning two of the four inside the 20. But it was his Lone tackle that had the biggest impact for the Eagles in their 24-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings. After a blocked field goal, Siposs – the holder on the play – chased down a Minnesota defensive back and made a touchdown-saving tackle. The Vikings threw an interception three plays later.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 20, 2022
Other Tigers in the NFL
Montravius Adams, DT, Pittsburgh Steelers
Angelo Blackson, DL, Chicago Bears
KJ BrittLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Bynes, LB, Baltimore Ravens
Daniel Carlson, PK, Las Vegas Raiders
Jack Driscoll, OL, Philadelphia Eagles
Rudy Ford, S, Green Bay Packers
Josh Harris, LS, Los Angeles Chargers
Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Miami Dolphins
Roger McCrearyCB, Tennessee Titans
Anthony SchwartzWR, Cleveland Browns
Jamie’s SherwoodLB, New York Jets
Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
Braden Smith, OL, Indianapolis Colts
Jarrett Stidham, QB, Las Vegas Raiders
Daniel Thomas, S, Jacksonville Jaguars
CJ Uzomah, TE, New York Jets
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Kansas City Chiefs
Marlon Davidson, DL, Atlanta Falcons (IR)
Smoke MondayDB, New Orleans Saints (IR)
Seth WilliamsWR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Chandler WootenLB, Arizona Cardinals