Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker
Darion Griswold passes the eyeball test clocking in at 6’5″, 255 which despite his anemic statistics make him an intriguing prospect. Another one of these basketball to tight end players Griswold is considered a project for many teams. Although he has the frame and hands, Big Griz is not considered a refined run blocker, nor an immediate threat off the line, as he is still perfecting his route trees.
His athletic skills alone have qualified Griswold as a late round selection in the 2016 draft. After the 2016 NFL Draft Darion signed with the Indianapolis Colts. He’d be cut with an undisclosed injury settlement before the preseason began. In 2017 he signed a futures contract with the Atlanta Falcons, but again was cut with an injury settlement before the regular season began.
Card: Sage 2016 (82/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker
I had the hots for Corey Coleman in the weeks running up to the 2016 NFL Draft. I thought he’d make a perfect fit for the Houston Texans- plus he was a Baylor kid. The Texans desperately needed a receiver, but Coleman flew up the draft boards so quickly the Browns went ahead and took him at #15 overall. Considered a true playmaker, Coleman displays 4.37 speed and can really make things happen in small spaces. He’s also a gifted return man. In both his Sophomore and Junior seasons Corey eclipsed 1100 yards receiving. In his Junior campaign specifically, Coleman posted 20 TDs receiving on 74 receptions and a monster 18.4 yards per reception. Despite his proven stats and skills, Coleman is considered somewhat of a project at the pro level. The knock on him is that he doesn’t have a firm understanding of the wide receiver route tree.
Despite scouts concerns the Browns edged him into the lineup and Coleman had a decent rookie season for the team in 2016. He started 10 games and recorded 413 yards on 33 receptions, and 3 TDs.
Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Breaker
Geronimo Allison played wide receiver in junior college for Iowa Western in 2012 and 2013. His team went 11-0 and earned them the Division’s National Championship. He transferred to Illinois in 2014 and had 106 receptions for 1,480 yards and 8 TDs. Gifted with a good frame and displaying many positive traits, Allison is still growing into his role as a wide receiver.
Allison went undrafted in 2016, but was a priority free agent for many interested squads. Eventually he signed with the Green Bay Packers. As Aaron Rodgers is known to spread the love around between his receivers, Geronimo was able to corral 12 catches for 202 yards and 2 TDs his rookie year. During the playoffs Allison chipped in another 5 receptions for 65 yards. Things were looking great for him entering 2017, but he’d be suspended by the league for the first game of the season for substance abuse.