Category Archives: NFL

Jones, Brian (LB)

Card: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011
Acquired: TTM 2018, C/o Home
Sent: 4/13   Received: 5/7    (24 days)
Failure: 2015, C/o Home

Originally a UCLA commitment, Brian Jones was a rare transfer victory during the days of Coach David McWilliams. He played for UT from 1988 to 1990. In both 1989 and 1990 he garnered All-SWC Honors and posted 117 tackles in his Senior season.

He was selected by the then Los Angeles Raiders in the 6th round of the 1991 draft, however the Colts traded for Brian before the season even began. The next few years found Jones bouncing on and off the rosters of the Dolphins (1992) and Raiders (1994). He then joined the Scottish Claymores of the newly reconstituted WLAF or NFLE- where he found success and was spotted by the New Orleans Saints. He spent 4 seasons with the franchise before ultimately retiring in 1998.

Brian finished his communications degree in 2000, and went into radio. Later he moved to TV and has been in College Football and lifestyle programming ever since. I got lucky on this one after failing on another address last year.  Brian was one of my favorite linebackers growing up. I was really surprised that he was taken so late in the 1991 draft. Still he managed to carve out quite a career for himself and parlay it to the next level.

NFL 44/9       TAC 53       SAC  1.0       FUM 1
INT 0       YDS  0        AVG -.-       TD 0

NFLE          TAC N/a       SAC N/a        FUM N/a
INT N/a      YDS  N/a      AVG N/a       TD N/a

Killebrew, Miles

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Miles Killebrew is an intriguing hybrid player out of Southern Utah. A well decorated 4 year starter for the Thunderbirds, Killebrew was a feared enforcer both at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary, and a reputable special teams player. A combine top performer, Miles led his group in the bench press, verticle jump, and the broad jump. Scouts felt his compact body passed the eye test as well. Graded as a 3rd or 4th round pick, Miles was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 4th round. He is expected to spend time both at safety and at linebacker for the team. Miles finished his rookie campaign with 28 tackles, 1 pass deflection, and an interception for 7 yards. He started 3 games in 2017, (while playing in all 16 contests) and recorded 38 tackles, 5 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble- and an interception, that he returned for 35 yards for a TD in the opener against the Cardinals. 

Currently, the Lions seem perplexed as to where to shift Miles to in their defensive alignment. They like his skillset, but the franchise seems torn between keeping him at safety or moving him closer to the line of scrimmage and working him at linebacker.

Baugh, Marcus

Card: Panini Contenders 2018
Acquired: 2018, Box Breaker

Marcus Baugh played for The Ohio State University from 2014 to 2017. An underutilized tight end, Baugh spent the majority of his time honing his skills as a blocker. Still he managed to carve out a little niche for himself in the Buckeye offense, being one of only two players to have at least 1 catch in his last 24 games.  At 6’3″, 247, Baugh finished his college career with 55 receptions and 8 TDs, good for 9th and 8th respectively all-time for his position group at the school. Marcus was not selected during the 2018 NFL Draft. Scouts were sour on his lack of production and experience, but really think he has the potential to ‘grow’ into his frame.

Marcus was signed by the Raiders after the draft, and currently is a member of their practice squad.