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Scales, Tegray

Card: Panini Contenders 2018
Acquired: 2018, Box Breaker

Tegray Scales played linebacker for the Indiana Hoosiers and really had a nose for the ball, racking up 102 tackles, 13 sacks, and 2 interceptions in his Senior campaign. An incredibly instinctive player and leader, Scales is considered undersized for the position measuring in at just above 6’2″, 215- so the thought I guess the scouts have is that he’d get swallowed up as an ILB. To me he makes an interesting project. Could he put on the muscle mass while maintaining the speed? I mean he’s already demonstrated the intangibles. Perhaps he’d make an interesting linebacker/safety hybrid? The Rams brought him into camp after the draft but he didn’t make the squad. After a short stint at the end of 2018 with the Colts, Tegray was signed in early 2019 by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

McCloud, Ray-Ray

Card: Panini Contenders 2018
Acquired: 2018, Box Breaker

A dangerous punt returner with fleet speed, Ray-Ray McCloud the III, played college ball at Clemson from 2015-2017. He earned Second Team All-American honors with 25 punt returns for 303 yards and a TD. Playing receiver for the Tigers, McCloud piled up 1226 yards on 127 career receptions with 4 touchdowns. An intriguing player, the Bills selected Ray-Ray during the 6th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. With the Bills receiving corps shaky to say the least- Ray-Ray was elevated off the practice squad and caught his first pass for 6 yards in a 27-6 win over the Vikings in Week 3. 

Bierria, Keishawn

Card: Panini Contenders 2018
Acquired: 2018, Box Breaker

Keishawn Bierria has gotten a lot of experience playing for the Washington Huskies, playing since he was a true freshman (2014). A smart, aggressive linebacker who seems to have a nose for the ball, Bierria finished his college career with 240 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 4 pass deflections and 4 forced fumbles. It could be argued that his best year came in 2015 when he had the line of 77 total tackles,7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Scouts were sort of torn on Bierria. He had the resume for the position, but they just didn’t feel like he was fast enough or big enough for the rigors of the NFL.

Keishawn lasted until the 6th round of the 2018 draft, where he was selected by the Denver Broncos. He made the roster and saw action in a few games notching 5 total tackles.