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Thompson, Dylan

Card: Sage 2015 (242/250)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Dylan Thompson played quarterback for the Ol’ Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier, at South Carolina. While Dylan did not see any starting duty in his first 3 years at the school (behind Connor Shaw), he put up school record numbers in his final campaign in 2014. During his Senior year Dylan was 270 of 451 for 3564 yards with 26 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.

Thompson was not selected during the 2015 NFL Draft. He’d bounce on and off the roster and practice squad of the 49ers in 2015 and 2016, and the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 and 2017.

In 2018 things went in a new direction for Dylan as he was hired by the Detroit Lions as a Character/ Player Development Coach.

Barnes, Tavaris

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Tavaris Barnes comes from a long line of successful defensive lineman from Clemson. At 6-4, 275 Barnes certainly passed the eyeball test for most pro scouts, but his stats suffered due to his lack of full-time playing status.  Over 4 years for the Tigers, Barnes had 46 total tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. His Sportscenter moment happened when he recovered a fumble against the Louisville Cardinals for a touchdown during the 2014 campaign. Many teams regarded Tavaris as an intriguing project, but he was not selected during the 2015 NFL Draft.

Barnes instead took the free agent route and has seen one year stints at a variety of stops.  He made the Saints roster in 2015 and recorded 5 total tackles. In 2016, he joined the Seahawks, but did not see any playing time. 2017 saw Tavaris on the rosters of both the Bucs and Redskins throughout the season.

Lockett, Tyler

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2017, Hobby Box Breaker

Tyler Lockett was selected in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks out of Kansas State. Over his 4 years playing for the Wildcats, Tyler’s numbers improved every year. Of note in 2013 Tyler had 81 receptions for 1,262 yards and 11 TDs. Then in 2014 he posted 106 receptions for 1515 yards and 11 TDs. A feared return man, Lockett finished career at K-State with 77 kick returns for 2196 yards, and 4 TDs, to go along with 32 punt returns for 488 yards and 2 TDs.

Tyler earned All-Pro honors his rookie season in which he had 40 punt returns for 379 yards and a 66 yard TD. Lockett also recorded 33 kick returns for 852 yards and a 105 yard TD. He a solid showing as a receiver as well with 51 receptions for 664 yards and 6 TDs.

In 2016, Lockett posted strong numbers again, this time with 23 kickoff returns for 606 yards, 29 punt returns for 243 yards, and 41 receptions for 597 yards and a 57 yard TD. A dangerous deep threat,  Tyler posted 18 20+ yard receptions and 5 40+ yard receptions in 92 catches. 53 of those resulted in a first down.

His 2017 was impressive enough to earn him a new contract. He totaled 45 receptions for 555 yards, a 74 yard long, added another 23 first downs, and 2 touchdowns. Lockett also had another solid year returning punts (36 returns, 237 yards) and kickoffs (37 returns for 949 yards) recording a 99 yard touchdown.