Stewart, M.J.

Card: Panini Contenders 2018
Acquired: 2018, Box Breaker


A physical one on one defender, MJ Stewart saw action for the Tarheels as a True Freshman and worked his way up from there. A cornerback by trade, its thought that Stewart might be moved to safety at the pro level or work his way into the lineup by playing some nickelback. He finished his time at the school with 199 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 6 interceptions, 41 pass deflections, and 3 forced fumbles.

When the Bucs moved down during the 2018 NFL Draft, they were able to pick up a few additional draft choices from the Bills. They used one of those additional picks to select MJ during the second round (pick 53). Impressive from day one, Stewart worked his way into the starting lineup at corner and earned high praise from coaches during training camp.

MJ Stewart has a nice looking card here. The icy whites he’s wearing really add to the canvas nicely, and the light blue compliments the black, which in turn really stands out on the white.  

Cook, Kenny

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade

Kenny Cook played college ball at Gardner-Webb from 2012-2014 after transferring from Garden City Junior College. Playing wide receiver for the Runnin’ Bulldogs, Kenny finished tied for 3rd in school history with 188 career receptions to go along with 2432 yards and 21 TDs. He had 10 career 100 yard games, and averaged the highest number of catches per game in school history (5.7).  Kenny’s best year came in 2013, when he caught 76 passes for 1008 yards and 9 TDs.  He also set a conference record with 251 yards receiving (12 catches, 2 TDs) in a double overtime win over VMI in 2014. Cook finished his career with numerous honors including being a 2013 FCS All-American, a 3 Time All-Big South Player, and a 2014 Walter Payton Watchlist nominee. 

Going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft, Kenny was signed as an UDFA by the Kansas City Chiefs bouncing on and off their practice squad for the remainder of the year. He’d be signed to a futures contract in 2016 by the team, but sustained a torn quadriceps in camp. Kenny was cut in 2017 is currently a free agent.

Woodrum, Josh

Cards: Topps AAF 2019 Certified, Topps AAF 2019
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 9/26 Received: 10/9 (11 days)
Failure: 2019, C/o The Salt Lake City Stallions, C/o The Washington Redskins

Josh Woodrum was quarterback for the Liberty Flames from 2012-2015. He finished his college career going 833/1304 for 10,266 yards with 61 TDs to 30 interceptions. He was one of only two mid-major QBs to be invited to the NFL combine- with the other being Carson Wentz. Although Woodrum did turn some heads, he was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

He’d be a free agent signee of the New York Giants, and then see time on the rosters of the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. Obviously on the radar of a lot of teams but unable to latch onto a roster- Josh signed with the Salt Lake City Stallions of the AAF in 2018.

The AAF then decided that a few teams were stockpiling talent at QB- so in order to fairly distribute the talent they came up with the Protect or Pick QB Draft. The Stallions liked what they had, so they selected Josh with their first pick in the QB Draft (8th overall). Involved in a QB battle with BJ Daniels, Woodrum became the defacto starter after Daniels suffered a season ending injury during the preseason.

Josh started 7 games for the Stallions, and finished with 1,449 yards on 146/227 passing, 6 TDs to 8 interceptions. He finished second in the league, completing 64.3% of his passes, and overall as the 4th highest rated QB with a 76.4 QB Rating.

He joined the Redskins after the AAF folded but did not make the squad. Currently he is a free agent.

Well it took a while for me to find Josh, but after some persistence, I was able to track him down. I sent to him a mere days before the league folded, so I reloaded and tried him with the Redskins, where I failed again. Luckily Mark (Mark’s Signing Bonus) and I worked together to corner the AAF market and he had already gotten him at his home address- so technically the 3rd try was the charm here.

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