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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.

Brown, Pharaoh

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.

Hatcher, Keon

Card: Sage 2017
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Considered a premiere receiver coming out of the SEC, a broken foot derailed Keon Hatcher’s aspirations for the NFL. Granted a 5th year medical redshirt, Keon returned to the lineup and led the Razorback receiving corps. He finished his 5 years with Arkansas with 130 receptions for 1866 yards and 19 TDs.  His combine results drew comparisons to former Texans receiver Jalen Strong. Hatcher was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. He signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders, and caught a spectacular pass from EJ Manuel during the preseason. Although he was cut by the Raiders, Hatcher impressed enough during camp that he was brought back to the teams’ practice squad.

Keon had an outstanding 2018 preseason, catching 3 TDs in the preseason finale. He made the roster but was cut after the first game in favor of Martavius Bryant. The Lions signed him to their practice squad about a week later, but he was released the following day. Currently Keon is a free agent.