Tag Archives: sage 2015

Reed, Cedric

sage15 reedCard: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Break

My collector friends were grabbing up all the boxes they could of Sage 2015. At the bargain price of $19.99 I finally was able to snag a box at a local Walmart, and inside the box was this gem in Longhorn Cedric Reed.

A monster defensive end at 6-5, 272, Cedric Reed started 32 games for the University of Texas. During that time he was a 2 time All-Big 12 selection and named to numerous watch lists.  Over his decorated career at Texas, Reed had 37 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles.

After not being selected in the 2015 NFL draft, he’d sign with the Buffalo and be placed on their practice squad. At the end of the season, the Bills extended him a futures contract for 2016.

Manhart, Cole

sage15 manhart

Card: Sage Hit 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Break

At 6’6″, 310 it appears on the surface that Cole Manhart possesses the size and weight to play at the next level. With decent footwork pulling and sealing blocks, he also plays whistle to whistle, and is a solid technician in pass protection.  The major question that dogs the former tackle, now center, is the level of competition he faced, as Cole played at little known Nebraska-Kearney.  The reviews are quite mixed on Manhart,  leaving the scouts targeting him as a priority free agent in the 2015 draft.  The Eagles signed him but he finished camp with the Saints. Eventually he landed on the Raiders, and earned a futures contract with the Steelers for 2016.

Days, Synjyn

sage15 daysCard: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

Synjyn played collegiality at Georgia Tech from 2011 to 2014.  His best year came in 2014 when he amassed 924 yards on 157 carries and 9 rushing touchdowns.  He went undrafted in the 2015, and signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys, but faced an uphill battle competing with the likes of Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar, and Darren McFadden for playing time.  Soon thereafter the Cowboys also added Lache Seastrunk to the loggerjam, and cut Days. Synjyn is keeping the dream alive and is continuing to train for the opportunity to continue his pro dream.