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Campbell, De’Vondre

Card: Panini Contenders 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

De’Vondre Campbell played collegiality at Minnesota, where he put up some solid numbers. Over his 3 years for the Golden Gophers, De’Vondre had 206 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, and 2 picks for 27 yards- one of which he returned for a touchdown. Campbell showed enough promise that he was selected in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

He started 10 games his rookie year, and had 35 tackles (13 assists), 7 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, and an interception. A solid starter for the Falcons in 2017, Campbell finished with 92 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 4 pass deflections while playing at linebacker.

Calhoun, Taveze

Card: Panini Contenders 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Taveze Calhoun played cornerback for Mississippi State from 2012 to 2015. A 3 year starter, he posted 158 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 21 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles, and 6 interceptions for 98 yards. He was invited to the combine, and while scouts loved his overall frame, grit, and leadership, they feared that his lack of top overall speed would not translate to the NFL. After not being selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Taveze signed with the Chicago Bears, but would be released during final cuts. The New Orleans Saints signed Calhoun to their practice squad a few days later, but he’d be again released during final cuts in 2017. As of early 2018, Taveze is a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Seymour, Kevon

Card: Panini Contenders 2016
Acquired:  2016, Box Breaker

Although injuries slowed down his Senior campaign, Kevon Seymour distinguished himself enough to be recognized by scouts as a reputable defensive back. Outside of his special teams contributions, Seymour had 126 tackles, three interceptions,19 deflections, and one fumble recovery in 24 games. After he was selected in the 6th round of the 2016 draft, he made the roster of the Buffalo Bills, thanks in part to a strong preseason performance. With 3 starts and 15 games under his belt, Seymour had 14 tackles, 8 special teams tackles, and 3 pass deflections his rookie year. Losing out for the nickle back position in camp in 2017, Kevon was among a flurry of last minute trades executed by teams making final cutdowns. He’d be traded straight up by the Bills to the Panthers for Kaelin Clay and a 2019 7th round pick.