Breaking Down the Former Hawkeyes’ NFL Stats Through Week 2

In this weekly segment, we’ll take a look at which former Hawkeyes are performing well on Sunday’s for their respective NFL squads. Here’s a look at the former Hawkeye stat leaders through the first two weeks of the NFL season.

OFFENSE

Pat Angerer's 21 tackles is tied for the third-most in the NFL after two weeks of play (Photo from Coltzilla.com)

Receiving

1. Scott Chandler, TE Bills — 7 catches, 79 yards, 3 TDs

2. Dallas Clark, TE Colts — 8 catches, 71 yards, 1 TD

3. Brandon Myers, TE Raiders — 4 catches, 26 yards, 0 TDs

4. Shonn Greene, RB Jets — 3 catches, 13 yards, 0 TDs

Rushing

1. Shonn Greene, RB NY Jets — 26 carries, 75 yards, 1 TD

DEFENSE

Tackles

1. Pat Angerer, LB Colts — 21 tackles

2. Chad Greenway, LB Vikings — 13 tackles

3. Bob Sanders, S Chargers — 12 tackles

4. Bradley Fletcher, CB Rams — 10 tackles

T5. Charles Godfrey, CB Panthers — 9 tackles

T5. Amari Spievey, CB Lions — 9 tackles

Other former Hawkeyes with more than 1 tackle: Matt Roth (4), Karl Klug (4), Mitch King (3), Tyler Sash (2)

Sacks

Ryan Donahue's five punts inside the 20-yard-line ranks second in the league (Photo from mlive.com)

1. Matt Roth, DL Jaguars — 2 sacks

2. Karl Klug, DL Titans — 1 sack

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punting

1. Ryan Donahue, P Lions — 10 punts for 447 yards (44.7 avg), 5 punts Inside 20

2. Jason Baker, P Panthers — 9 punts for 364 yards (40.4 avg), 3 punts Inside 20


Six Former Hawkeyes Hear their Name Called in the NFL Draft

For the second consecutive year, six Iowa Hawkeye football players were selected in the NFL Draft.

Twelve players drafted in the last two years ranks third-best among college football programs. Only USC (16) and Florida (13) have had more players taken in that span.

Here’s a breakdown of who was selected:

– All-American defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn was the first Hawkeye picked — going 20th overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Clayborn is the fifth Iowa player in the Kirk Ferentz era to be taken in the first round.

Photo from OrlandoSentinel.com

– Fellow defensive linemen Christian Ballard was taken in the fourth round by the Minnesota Vikings. Projected to be possibly a second or third round selection, Ballard’s draft stock may have dropped slightly after it was discovered he tested positive for marijuana at the combine in February.

– Quarterback Ricky Stanzi was the third Hawkeye taken, going in the fifth round to the Kansas City Chiefs. His teammates include fellow former Hawkeyes Tony Moeaki and Casey Wiegmann. Stanzi is the first Iowa quarterback to be drafted since Matt Rodgers went in the 12th round to Buffalo in the 1992 draft.

– Defensive lineman Karl Klug and offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde were also picked in the fifth round. Klug, a second-team All-Big Ten player, was selected by the Tennessee Titans, while Vandervelde went to the Philadelphia Eagles.

– The last Hawkeye to go off the board was safety Tyler Sash. He was taken in the sixth round by the New York Giants.

Punter Ryan Donahue, wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, tight end Allen Reisner, safety Brett Greenwood and linebackers Jeremiha Hunter and Jeff Tarpinian went undrafted. With the NFL Lockout still in place, they are unable to sign with NFL teams until an agreement is reached.

It will be interesting to see if any elect to play in the United Football League. The UFL Draft is May 2.