Each week after the NFL has completed its slate of games (starting with Thursday night football and ending after Monday night football) this series will take a look at news and statistics surrounding former Utah State Aggies players.
So far this season center Tyler Larsen has not played any snaps on offense but has been active on special teams. He played five snaps on special teams against the Raiders in week one and three snaps against Tampa Bay for a total of five snaps in 2020. He is currently in his fifth season with the Panthers and sixth in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs
After having no stats in the first game against Houston, Darwin Thompson saw playing time on the field this past weekend against the Chargers. He had 21 yards rushing on four attempts. This is Thompson’s second year in the NFL and for his career he has 149 rushing yards and a touchdown on 41 attempts. He was the most productive former Aggie of the weekend.
Los Angeles Chargers
After seeing 85% of defensive snaps in week one against Cincinnati, Nick Vigil only saw 11% of the snaps in week two against the Chiefs. In the game against Cincinnati, Vigil had 5 tackles, three solo and two assist, and a fumble recovery. However, in week two, Vigil did not record an stats. He was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft and has played for both Cincinnati and Los Angeles. For his career, Vigil has recorded 300 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Vigil has played in 56 games in his career and started 37 of them.
Las Vegas Raiders
Nevin Lawson is currently the fifth defensive back on the Raiders depth chart and he made an appearance in week two against the Saints, posting one solo tackle. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by Detroit and has been with the Raiders since 2019. In his career, Lawson has recorded 230 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 30 pass deflections. He has played in 79 games during his tenure and has started 59 of those games.
New York Giants
Kyler Fackrell recorded just 2 tackles in a game against Pittsburgh in week one. However, in week two, Fackrell posted 4 tackles and a sack in a 17-13 loss to the Bears while playing just 55% of the snaps on defense, which isn’t too bad. Fackrell was selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft and for his career, he has 117 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks. This is his first year with the Giants after four years with the Packers and he has started just 10 games while playing in 63, so he is an underrated player that has potential.
Bobby Wagner has been productive at linebacker this season for the Seahawks. This past weekend he had 8 tackles against the Patriots and the previous week, he had 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and two pass deflections. He was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and has played for Seattle for his entire career. Wagner for his career has recorded 1090 tackles, 59 tackles for loss, 10 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles and 9 fumble recoveries in 121 games, in which he has started 120 of those games.
Patrick Scales has not seen the filed yet in 2020 and has spent most of his career with the Bears, recording 5 total tackles in his career. He has appeared in 57 games with no starts and has been in the NFL since 2014 where he played a single season for the Ravens.
Green Bay Packers
Jordan Love is the lone former Aggie on the Packers roster and has not seen any playing time yet. He was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and as a rookie, it is understandable why he has not seen the field very much. That will all come with time.
And the most productive former Aggie of the week is...
Kyler Fackrell. He gets the nod over Bobby Wagner this week because though he only had four tackles compared to Wagner’s eight, three of which were assist tackles, Fackrell also recorded a sack and two tackles for loss and played significantly less snaps than Bobby Wagner.