3 Princeton football seniors earn spots at NFL minicamps

Even though no Tigers were selected in the National Football League (NFL) Draft this year, a handful of talented seniors will get their shot at NFL rosters before the regular season begins.

Earlier this week, seniors defensive back Delan Stallworth, defensive lineman Samuel Wright II, and linebacker Jeremiah Tyler were all invited to the NFL rookie minicamps. Stallworth received a visit from the Philadelphia Eagles, Wright II from the Seattle Seahawks, and Tyler from the New York Jets.

Stallworth, who has been named to the All-Ivy First Team, All-Ivy Second Team, and as an All-Ivy Honorable Mention during his time at Princeton, made 171 tackles and recorded 13 passes defensively during his career. He’ll begin the rookie minicamp with the Eagles on Friday, May 6th.

Another player starting his NFL journey this Friday is Samuel Wright II, who will head to the Pacific Northwest for a minicamp with Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. The 6-foot, 255-pound senior was named First Team All-Ivy in 2021, and recorded 20 sacks and four forced fumbles during his career. He had a career-high 11.5 sacks in 2021.

Lastly, Jeremiah Tyler will continue his in-state rookie minicamp as he travels to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ with Robert Saleh and the New York Jets. Tyler was probably the most well-scouted draft prospect from Princeton this year, having won the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 and being named Second Team All-American that same year. His minicamp will also begin May 6.

At the time of publishing, The Daily Princetonian had not received a comment from any of the invitees.

All three will look to join Jesper Horsted ’19, John Lovett ’19, Stephen Carlson ’19, and Caraun Reid ’14 on NFL rosters coming September. The first step will be to make an impression on these rookie minicamps this weekend.

Wilson Conn is a co-head editor for the Sports section at the ‘Prince’ who covers exclusively football, basketball, and breaking news. He is also a Senior Writer for the Podcast section. He can be reached at wconn@princeton.edu Or on Twitter at @wilson_conn.

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