Cards: Leaf Draft Metal 2015, Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker
His Sophomore season was a breakout year at Arizona, as Austin Hill had 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. Unfortunately he tore his ACL, going down in the second-to-last practice of the spring. After he returned in 2014, his numbers fell to 48 receptions for 630 yards and 4 TDs. Concern lingered into the draft about his knee, and Austin went undrafted.
Austin has kept the dream alive, and his agent must be commended for how he’s kept Hill in the face of executives and scouts. He has been on the rosters of no less than 5 teams including the Raiders, Jets, Patriots, and the CFL Ottawa Redblacks. He became a fan favorite on NFL’s Hard Knocks with the Los Angeles Rams at his last and most recent stop, with his pure love for the game and his daughter. He was among the final cuts made by the team, but may make an impression on an NFL team’s practice squad somewhere.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker
Converted wide receiver Lorenzo Doss played collegiality at Tulane. A three year starter for the Green Wave at corner, Doss earned All-Conference honors in 2012 and 2013. A strong competitor with a desire to make the big play, Lorenzo had 33 pass breakups and 15 interceptions- 2 of which he returned for touchdowns. His 271 interception return yards were a school record. Displaying quick feet, and 40 speed (4.47), Doss’ size (5’10”, 190) and penchant to gamble did not sit well with scouts. They graded him as a 5th or 6th round pick.
Selected by the Denver Broncos with the 164th pick of the 2015 NFL draft, Doss’ made the squad but was a healthy scratch for all 16 games. He is expected to clean up his tackling and join the squad as a slot corner man and special teams player. In 2016 he posted 4 tackles and 2 passes defensed.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Breaker
At Penn State, Adrian Amos hit the field early for the Nittany Lions at safety. He played in 12 games as a backup in 2011, and started all 37 games over his last three years at the school. He finished with 101 solo tackles and 48 assists, 9 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 5 interceptions for 192 yards and 15 pass deflections. Amos had impressive pro day demonstrating his athleticism and showcasing ability to run with the big dogs, with 21 reps of 225 pounds, and a 4.37 40. Adrian also was the top performer at the 20 yard shuttle at 4.03 and the 60 yard shuttle at 11.33. He’d be selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft by the Chicago Bears. He ended up turning heads in camp and starting every game his rookie year, as Adrian finished with 57 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 pass deflections. He’s been a nice bright spot in an otherwise bad team.