Future Watch: Detroit Lions Football Cards, trio to collect

Future Watch: Detroit Lions Football Cards, trio to collect – The Detroit Lions are going through some changes. They have a new quarterback in veteran Jared Goff, and that means there’s a good chance for some of these players to shine in a different system. The Lions do have some talented young players and the fact that two of them are on the offensive side of the ball gives some hope. Don’t worry, there is a defensive player as well, and they could add a few more good players at the 2021 NFL Draft

T.J. Hockenson was drafted eighth overall in 2019. He was a star tight end at the University of Iowa. At 6-5, 250 pounds, he creates an excellent target and is strong enough to lay a good block when the play calls for it. In 2018, Hockenson won the John Mackey Award as the top NCAA tight end. He left school early to enter the NFL Draft. Hockenson ran a 4.70 in the 40-yard dash in the 2019 NFL Combine. By year two with the Lions, he started to show his dominance at the position. His 66% catch percentage was great, and six touchdowns with a long of 51 speak to him being more than a short-yardage target. Hockenson was named to the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl team.
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Amani Oruwariye was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. This 6-2, 205-pound cornerback was a top recruit coming out of Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida, and he ended up attending Penn State University. In a Big Ten Championship Game victory, he got a key interception that he took to the house on the strength of two of his biggest attributes: his speed and his hands. 2020 was a big year for Oruwariye. He had seven pass breakups and one interception in 16 games. The Lions veteran saw 100% of the snaps in nine games; he saw 75% as a rookie the season before. His value continues to grow on his team and in the hobby.
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D’Andre Swift was drafted 35th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Swift’s father Darren runs a gym in the Philadelphia area, and this guy is ripped. The 5-9, 215 pound running back averaged almost 1,000 yards a season for the Georgia Bulldogs while scoring 20 touchdowns on the ground and five through the air. Swift ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. As an NFL rookie, he had eight rushing touchdowns and two receiving. Swift only started in four games and still gained 4.6 yards per attempt. He is a must collect and will bust out in 2021.
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