Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade
Chris Hackett played for the TCU Horned Frogs from 2012-2014 at defensive back and safety. His best season came in 2014, when he posted 75 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 6 passes defended, and 7 interceptions for 131 yards. Over his career at TCU he posted 224 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 11 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery, and 12 interceptions for 154 yards. Chris declared early and headed to the NFL. Scouts were mixed about his talent at the next level, and an unimpressive combine sealed his fate.
Hackett was not selected in the 2015 NFL draft. He’d sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was released during final cutdowns. Later that year, Hackett was signed by the Oakland Raiders to their practice squad. He’d be released during the 2016 preseason. Currently he’s a free agent.
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.
Card: Panini Contenders 2017
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker
Tight End Pharoah Brown was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft concluded. The former Oregon Duck scored well at the combine, leading his group in both the verticle jump and bench press reps. He had a pretty solid career in Eugene, but a horrific injury during his Junior season combined with three separate acts of violence incidents sent his draft stock plummeting. The former Duck finished with 70 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 touchdowns. With few valid options outside of free agent signee Jared Cook, Brown was given plenty of reps and opportunity to make the Raiders roster for 2017. He was waived in September of 2018 but quickly found a home on the Cleveland Browns practice squad.