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Rush, Cooper

Cards: Sage 2017  (#184/250), Sage 2017 Peak Performance
Acquired:  2017, Hobby Box Breaker

Cooper Rush played college football for Central Michigan. There for the Chippewas, Cooper passed for3,848 yards, 25 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, on an impressive 66.3 completion percentage in 2015, earning him second team All-MAC. His numbers slipped in 2016 to 3,540 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, and a 59.8 completion percentage. Still it was a good enough effort on Cooper’s part to earn 3rd team All-MAC.  Starting all but 3 games over his time at CMU, Cooper just finished 12 yards shy of Dan LeFevour’s school career passing record.

An intelligent quarterback with a quick read, timing, and accuracy, Cooper was a team captain during his Junior and Senior seasons. The big knock on Cooper is that he is just not a well-defined athlete. He completely failed the meat market eye test, and his arm strength was questionable at best.  Cooper was not selected in the 2017 NFL draft.

With the ‘retirement’ of Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys were looking for a quarterback late in the 2017 NFL draft to develop. Unable to find a project they liked, management elected to make Cooper a priority free agent signing. It makes sense as pre-draft, Cooper was compared to Cowboys second string quarterback Kellen Moore. In the meantime, the Cowboys can groom Cooper as a camp arm or practice squad guy until they get him up to the speed of the pro game.

Yancey, DeAngelo

Card: Sage 2017 (#168/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

DeAngelo Yancey zipped up the boards in the final days before the draft. The Packers liked him enough to take a flyer on him at the end of the 5th round of the 2017 draft.  His Senior season was finally enough to get scouts to notice Yancey on a porous Boilermaker squad.  DeAngelo put up 49 receptions for 951 yards and 10 TDs, but is expected to bide his time on special teams, and honing his skills in the preseason, before he hits the field in a cluttered WR group.

This card is actually an error card. DeAngelo’s last name is misspelled Yancy on the front of his card.

Gonzalez, Zane

Card: Sage 2017
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Looking at the stat line, Zane Gonzalez stands first in FBS history nailing 96 field goals over his 4 years at Arizona St.  He’s also pretty accurate hitting about 86% of those attempts, including 23 of 25 as a Senior for the Sun Devils. Gonzalez has a strong leg and has steadily improved over the last 3 years. Scouts ding him on the angle he takes in pursuit of kick returners, but let’s face it- he’s a kicker, not a torpedo.  Facts aside that he’s not Neil Rackers, Gonzalez was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he will go head to head with Cody Parkey in camp.