Blake Cashman had quite a productive career while at Minnesota, and he is already off to a nice start in the NFL.
Cashman was a four-year player for the Gophers and turned into a leader with the defense. He led Minnesota with 104 total tackles as a senior in 2018 and was tied for the team lead with 15 tackles for loss. Cashman finished his collegiate career with 183 total tackles, 31 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks.
After completing his time with the Gophers, the New York Jets selected him in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Cashman saw time in the season opener for the Jets, and he earned his first career start in Week 2 on Monday Night Football.
Andy Greder with the St. Paul Pioneer Press shared the news:
Former #Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman starts for Jets on Monday Night Football. No surprise he was on kickoff team, and he had a tackle for loss on first series. He had two tackles, and a TFL, vs. Bills in Week 1.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) September 17, 2019
Hopefully, Cashman continues his strong play and finds a home with the Jets defense.