Card: Sage 2014 Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker See Also: Kareem Martin
Kareem Martin slowly blossomed into his game after he transitioned to outside linebacker in the pros. He saw limited playtime early in his career in Arizona, starting 10 games at outside linebacker and defensive end in 2017. He finished the season with 23 combined tackles, 2 tackles for losses, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception and 3 pass deflections. The Giants snapped up Kareem during free agency and penciled him in as a starter at outside linebacker in their revamped defense. He finished 2018 with 48 combined tackles, 2 pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, and 10 quarterback hits in 7 starts. Martin was injured during week 1 of the 2019 campaign, and was cut at the end of the season. During 2020, Kareem was a depth signee by the Detroit Lions, seeing brief action with the team but not recording any stats. Currently he’s a free agent.
Shaquelle Evans played for the Bruins of UCLA from 2011 to 2013, and Notre Dame in 2010. In 2012 he had 60 receptions for 877 yards and 3 TDs. He followed that up with 47 receptions for 709 yards and 9 TDs in 2013. Evans was selected in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets in the 4th round. He blew out his shoulder before he even finished training camp and spent 2014 on IR. Subsequently in 2015 he’d be waived in final cut downs.
Shaq was quickly snapped up by the Jaguars and spent the next year with the franchise on their practice squad. After a short stint on the Patriots in 2016, he joined the Cowboys in January of 2017, but later was suspended for violating the league’s drug policy.
In January of 2018, Evans joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL and caught 50 passes for 785 yards in his rookie year with the team. He followed that up with an equally impressive 2019 catching 108 balls for 1334 yards and 5 TDs.
After establishing himself as a two year starter at quarterback for the Broncos, Grant Hedrick led Boise St to a Fiesta Bowl title in 2014. His best season came in his Senior campaign when he threw for 3695 yards, completing 294 of 415 passes, while throwing for 23 TDs to 14 interceptions. His passing completion percentage (70.6%) led the nation. Grant also demonstrated mobility in the pocket rushing for 592 yards and 8 TDs on 155 carries that year. He set career highs for passing against BYU (410 yards, 4 TD passes, 1 rushing) in a 55-30 route over BYU. Although he doesn’t have the height (6’0″) that NFL teams look for, he worked hard to polish his skills and game before his Pro Day. Grant didn’t hear his name called during the 2015 NFL draft. He later signed a free agent contract with the British Columbia Lions of the CFL. As of 2019 he is a police officer in Oregon.
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