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Virginia Tech football: Divine Deablo signs rookie contract with the Las Vegas Raiders

Deablo will reported to his first NFL training camp this weekend.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Divine Deablo came to Virginia Tech as a wide receiver in the class of 2016. It didn’t take long for legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster to see that Deablo belonged on the defensive side of the ball and he was moved to safety.

Now, Deablo is officially a Las Vegas Raider after signing his first NFL contract recently.

A third-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Deablo signed a four-year contract worth just under $5 million. Now, he has a chance to be an impact player as a rookie for a team that could use help at linebacker.

Deablo played in 51 games during his career with the Hokies. He recorded 206 tackles, six interceptions, 17 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

As a senior in 2020, Deablo finished with 55 tackles and four interceptions in nine games. He was named first-team All-ACC and was a two-time team captain for the Hokies.

We wish Divine nothing but the best in his NFL career.