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Howard, Xavien

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Sage Twitter Promotion

The Baylor Bears have been known to play defense fast and loose.  Howard played solidly however for Baylor over the last two years, starting 26 games while recording 93 tackles, 9 interceptions, and 23 pass breakups. He posted some decent numbers at the combine, and scouts liked his ballhawking attitude, but questioned his downfield speed and technique, making for an uneven tape. He’s expected to go as early as round 2 in the 2016 NFL draft. The Dolphins pulled the trigger on Xavien when their second round pick came up. He is expected to compete for a starting job in the secondary.

Henry, Hunter

sage16_hhenryCards: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Hunter Henry is the highest regarded TE in the 2016 draft. Playing collegiality for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Henry has reliable hands, and is considered a fine receiver, but is not the most polished blocker. He has drawn comparisons to Cowboys TE Jason Witten by NFL pundits and many are intrigued by his talent.  He goes as early as mid 1st round to the Falcons to late second round with the Texans. Ranked roughly among the top 50 of prospects, I’d love to see the Texans take Henry with their second pick of the NFL draft.

Hunter did not last on the draft board until the Texans selection. The Chargers took him early on in round 2 and will groom him to be the heir apparent to All-Pro Antonio Gates.

Tunsil, Laremy

sage16 ltunsilCard: Sage 2016 #144/250
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Breaker

So I thought that I’d grab a hobby box of Sage 2016 and then break it live over Twitter. It was a really good experience and I will probably do it again in the future. Beyond the bevvy of autographs and top end players, I ended up winning a Sage Twitter promotion and earning two more gems for my collection.

Laremy Tunsil is regarded as the top offensive blue chip lineman available in the 2016 draft. A stud at tackle, Tunsil displayed all the power, arm length, and foot shuffle that you’d expect from a top prospect.  Although he has some injury history (dislocated ankle, broken leg, and torn biceps), Laremy has displayed no signs of rust. Laremy considers himself more of a finesse blocker, and displays a nice punch in run blocking.

The Titans with the overall #1 pick of the 2016 draft were linked to Tunsil well before the draft, and asked for a king’s ransom to trade up to the spot, which they eventually got from the reborn LA Rams. In the days before the draft, Tunsil expressed his sadness about not being the overall #1 pick, his step father sued him, and minutes before the draft somebody hacked his Twitter and posted a picture of somebody smoking weed in a gas mask. Ugh. How nightmarish. A certain amount of discomfort could be registered coming off of Tunsil in the Green Room as he awaited to be drafted while he free fell to #13, where the Dolphins were waiting. Laremy will be penciled in as an immediate starter protecting young quarterback  Ryan Tannehill.