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Tyrod Taylor came in at the top of our list last week for the best performances from former Virginia Tech football players during Week 1 of the 2020 NFL Season. Week 2 saw more standout performances with these players standing out the most.
3. Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller
Kyle Fuller is the only player to make the top 3 for both weeks 1 and 2 after another strong performance against the New York Giants that has the Chicago Bears a surprising 2-0.
Fuller was impressive with 5 tackles and 2 pass deflections as he continues to prove why he is one of the best cornerbacks in football.
One of the most impressive stats involving Kyle Fuller is the fact that opponents have a passer rating of 27.3 when throwing his direction with Fuller facing 15 passes his direction through two weeks. That's the type of dominance that will absolutely make lots of teams to throw in his direction at all in the coming weeks.
Kyle Fuller is continuing to show why he's one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and establishing the groundwork for a third-straight Pro Bowl apperance.
2. Cleveland Browns OG Wyatt Teller
Wyatt Teller has been impressive on the Cleveland offensive line so far this season with his blocking helping the Browns pick up a big Week 2 victory. During that game, Cleveland's offense came alive with Nick Chubb having a big and the Browns' passing attack also looking very effective in part due to the strong offensive line play.
Teller's dominance isn't just tied up in the collective unit though as Pro Football Focus ranks Teller as the best offensive guard in the NFL during the first two weeks of this season. For Teller to be the best is an impressive accomplishment that shows how much he has grown and comes as he has two years left on his current deal with an extension being more than possible after next season.
Wyatt Teller is off to a very strong start that has him as an early contender to reach the Pro Bowl this year.
1. Miami Dolphins WR Isaiah Ford
Isaiah Ford has worked hard to get to this point and after showing potential late last season, he's pushing to claim a larger role every week with Week 2 being a huge week for Ford.
The Hokie great was impressive with 7 receptions for 76 yards on 9 targets during the Dolphins' close home loss to Buffalo. Though they did lose, Ford proved not to be a reason for the loss and made it clear that his role should continue to grow.
Now, Ford gets a big opportunity tonight on the Thursday Night Football stage with the Dolphins heading to Jacksonville, making this a homecoming for Ford as well. Don't be surprised to see Ford shine again tonight in his hometown and return to the top 3 next week as well.
Chuck Clark continues to produce at a high level for the Baltimore Ravens as he had 6 tackles including 0.5 sacks in their victory against the Houston Texans. The Ravens continue to look like one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl with Clark definitely being a reason for that.
Logan Thomas' breakout season continued this Sunday as Washington's top TE had 4 receptions for 26 yards against the Arizona Cardinals. Through two weeks, Thomas has received 17 targets in a clear sign that he may be the #2 target for Washington after star WR Terry McLaurin.
Terrell Edmunds hasn't suffered a sophomore slump as the Pittsburgh safety had 4 tackles including a sack plus a pass deflection in their 26-21 win over the Denver Broncos. While Chuck Clark's Ravens are the clear favorites in the AFC North, the Steelers look like serious Wild Card contenders in the AFC at minimum.
Joey Slye has lots of job security in Carolina and continues to add to it after making a pair of extra point and a 23-yard field goal in Carolina's loss to Tampa Bay.
Duane Brown continues to be a rock for the Seattle Seahawks as they improved to 2-0 against the New England Patriots thanks to a strong offensive performance. Brown has put together an impressive 13-year career starting in Houston and continuing in Seattle with four Pro Bowl appearances and three times on either the First or Second All-Pro Team. At 35, it seems like Brown's career may not have too much left but with the way he's playing, he could easily play till he's at least 38 or 39 similar to Jason Peters.