All posts by Lee Bolton

Yancey, DeAngelo

Card: Sage 2017 (#168/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

DeAngelo Yancey zipped up the boards in the final days before the draft. The Packers liked him enough to take a flyer on him at the end of the 5th round of the 2017 draft.  His Senior season was finally enough to get scouts to notice Yancey on a porous Boilermaker squad.  DeAngelo put up 49 receptions for 951 yards and 10 TDs, but is expected to bide his time on special teams, and honing his skills in the preseason, before he hits the field in a cluttered WR group.

This card is actually an error card. DeAngelo’s last name is misspelled Yancy on the front of his card.

Gonzalez, Zane

Card: Sage 2017
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Looking at the stat line, Zane Gonzalez stands first in FBS history nailing 96 field goals over his 4 years at Arizona St.  He’s also pretty accurate hitting about 86% of those attempts, including 23 of 25 as a Senior for the Sun Devils. Gonzalez has a strong leg and has steadily improved over the last 3 years. Scouts ding him on the angle he takes in pursuit of kick returners, but let’s face it- he’s a kicker, not a torpedo.  Facts aside that he’s not Neil Rackers, Gonzalez was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he will go head to head with Cody Parkey in camp.

Smith-Schuster, John ‘JuJu’

Card: Sage 2017 (#95/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

JuJu Smith-Schuster had a very successful career playing wide receiver for USC.  At 6’1″, 220, he possesses all the tools needed to take it to the pros. Over the last two years he caught at least 10 TDs while averaging 14.5 yards per reception.  He finished his career at USC catching 213 passes for 3092 yards and 25 TDs.  Scouts dinged Smith-Schuster for his lack of separation and top speed, but with top end physicality, strong hands, and an uncanny knack to win contested catches, JuJu has drawn comparisons to Anquan Boldin.
Smith-Schuster was overcome with happiness when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the second round of the 2017 draft.