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Alexander, Derrick (DE-Tulsa)

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Card: Sage 2016 (#67/250)
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Breaker

Derrick Alexander is a fireplug, standing at 6’2″ 270. Playing for the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes,  Alexander racked up 133 total tackles, 35.5 TFL, 19.5 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles. Derrick is a bit of an enigma to scouts. Teams couldn’t decide if he was more of a defensive end, defensive tackle, or coming off the edge as a tweener.  Derrick does bring with him versatility against the run or pass, and great hustle to the ball.

Bercovici, Mike

Card: Sage 2016  (173/250)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Mike Bercovici picked up for Brock Osweiler at QB for the Arizona State Sun Devils. The backup finally started seeing action in 8 games during 2014, throwing for 1,445 yards, with 12 touchdowns to just 4 interceptions. In his Senior year, Mike started 13 games en route to a banner year throwing for 3,854 yards (318 completions on 531 attempts), 30 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.  While Mike displayed a zip on the ball that surprised many scouts, they picked apart his decision making and deep ball accuracy. Still many scouts were intrigued by his arm strength and competitiveness.

Mike went unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’d become a focus of the NFL Network show Undrafted during his free agent quest to find a team. While he’d latch on to the Chargers through camp, he’d be released during final cutdowns in both 2016 and 2017. Mike joined the Cardinals practice squad during 2017 but after a month on the squad he was released. Currently he is a free agent.

I liked these Sage issues from 2016 though the type of the gold versions of the cards would get lost in the grass texture. Mike has a pretty nice looking autograph too. The M has just the right amount of point to it, while the B has a strong loop to it.

Olsen, Ammon

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired:  2016, Box Breaker

Ammon Olsen played for Southern Utah as a Freshman before heading on a Mission.  After he returned he joined BYU, but ultimately returned to Southern Utah in 2014 where he became the Thunderbird’s incumbent starter at quarterback with 3049 yards and 21 TDs completing 63.3% of his passes.  In his Senior year, he had 26 TDs and only 8 interceptions, while passing for 3,344 yards. Olsen has the NFL frame of a quarterback (6’3″, 220) and a strong arm, but went unselected in the 2016 NFL draft. He’d sign as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts, however he was cut before the season began.