STAMFORD - Three players with ties to Stamford will be joining the NFL next season.

Offensive lineman and Stamford High grad Vlad Ducasse was picked by the New York Jets in the second round Friday night.

His former teammate, Alex Joseph, a linebacker who went to Temple, signed a free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers.

Meanwhile, King school grad Nate Collins signed a deal to join the New York Giants.