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Telfer, Randall

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Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

At 6’4″, 250, Randall Telfer has all the tools necessary for a team serious about blocking for the run. As far as professionally graded blocker go, Telfer fits the bill as an in-line blocking tight end and some teams believe he has potential at the next level at least to fit in with goalline and ’12 personnel’ packages. While some teams lamented his receiving skills, Telfer was relied upon to release out in playaction and zone coverage to make the catch. His best year came in 2011 when he caught 5 TDs.

The Cleveland Browns liked Randall enough where they selected him in the 6th round of the NFL draft.

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

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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.