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Dunbar, Quinton

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Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

Quinton Dunbar played his college ball at Florida. While with the Gators he had 111 receptions for 1500 yards and 8 TDs.  He didn’t attract much attention in the 2015 draft, Dunbar signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent.  He made it all the way through camp but was released during final cutdowns. The team brought him back immediately and placed him on the practice squad.  The Redskins were thin at cornerback so they brought Quinton up to speed and and dropped him in the lineup.  He got in some playtime near the end of the season, and recorded his first interception in late November.  Dunbar finished his 2015 season with 14 tackles, 5 pass deflections, and an interception.

It appears that the Redskins feel they’ve landed quite an athlete in Dunbar, evidenced by his 2016 performance. In week 3 against the New York Giants, Dunbar intercepted his first pass, and then later caught a 31 yard pass on a fake punt.  He finished the season with a respectable 39 tackles, 10 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions.

Cooper, Amari

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Acquired: 2016, Sage Twitter Promotion, Box Breaker

Playing for the Crimson Tide during his college career, Amari Cooper posted impressive numbers, including leading the nation in receptions with 124 catches in 14 games (2014).  After the year, he’d earn the Fred Biletnikoff award given nationally to the best college receiver in the nation and be a unanimous All-American.

Amari was taken with the 4th pick of the 2015 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders were rebuilding on the offensive side of the ball and were trying to surround young quarterback Derek Carr with offensive weaponry.  Cooper connected immediately with Carr and finished his rookie season with 72 receptions for 1070 yards and 6 touchdowns. He’d also chip in returning 8 punts for 41 yards. Arguably Cooper’s best game came in a 37-29 win over the Chargers in which he had 5 receptions for 133 yards and a TD.  After the season Amari was selected as a Pro Bowl Alternate.

Artis-Payne, Cameron

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Card: SAGE 2015, SAGE 2015 Artistry (99/100)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

After grinding it out in JC for two years, Cameron Artis-Payne transferred to Auburn- a school steeped in tradition of quality ground games.  He rushed for 610 yards on 91 carries and a strong 6.7 yards per carry in 2013. Artis-Payne proved it was no fluke in 2014 when he led the SEC with 1,608 yards on 303 carries and 13 TDs.

He was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers. Artis-Payne battled fellow rookie Brandon Wegher in the runningback rotation behind Johnathan Stewart and Fozzy Whittaker.  Cameron saw action in 116 snaps, carrying the ball 45 times for 183 yards- primarily in relief of Stewart. His first TD came against the Tampa Bay in a 38-10 thrashing of the Bucs.