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Killebrew, Miles

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Miles Killebrew is an intriguing hybrid player out of Southern Utah. A well decorated 4 year starter for the Thunderbirds, Killebrew was a feared enforcer both at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary, and a reputable special teams player. A combine top performer, Miles led his group in the bench press, verticle jump, and the broad jump. Scouts felt his compact body passed the eye test as well. Graded as a 3rd or 4th round pick, Miles was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 4th round. He is expected to spend time both at safety and at linebacker for the team. Miles finished his rookie campaign with 28 tackles, 1 pass deflection, and an interception for 7 yards. He started 3 games in 2017, (while playing in all 16 contests) and recorded 38 tackles, 5 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble- and an interception, that he returned for 35 yards for a TD in the opener against the Cardinals. 

Currently, the Lions seem perplexed as to where to shift Miles to in their defensive alignment. They like his skillset, but the franchise seems torn between keeping him at safety or moving him closer to the line of scrimmage and working him at linebacker.

Rhodes, Luke

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Luke Rhodes played inside linebacker at William & Mary- not exactly a powerhouse of football.  But give credit where credit is due. He did manage to land on the radar of scouts finishing with 341 career tackles (5th in school history) from his inside linebacker position. Rhodes passed the eyeball test but what some teams coveted from him was his long snapping capability- something that he seldom had done since high school.

After the 2016 NFL Draft, Rhodes signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however he was released during final cuts. He’d be signed by the Colts about a month later and added to their practice squad. In 2017, Luke won an open competition for the job and became the Colts full-time long snapper.

Frazier, Kevon

Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

A traditional in the box safety, Kavon Frazier really knew how to lay down the wood at Central Michigan. His best year for the Chippewas happened as a Senior when Kavon posted 108 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, a pick and 4 passes defensed.  He’d be selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Kavon fits in well with the Cowboys defensive alignment and has slowly worked his way up from special teams. With free agency decimating the Cowboys secondary in 2017, Kavon had to step it up a notch. He finished 2017 with 33 combined tackles and a forced fumble, and started his first two contests in 2018.