Future Watch: Mecole Hardman Rookie Football Cards, Chiefs

Future Watch: Mecole Hardman Rookie Football Cards, ChiefsFuture Watch: Mecole Hardman Rookie Football Cards, ChiefsMecole Hardman was drafted 56th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 5-11 receiver has a lot of speed and talent and he could have an instant impact this season for the Chiefs.

Hardman played his college ball for the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs used him right away in 2016. He played in 11 games. He did a little bit of everything including kick returns and special teams on the defensive side.

In 2017, he played in 15 games, but he only had one start. He still managed to 25 catches for 418 yards and six touchdowns. Two of those were rushing touchdowns. At the end of the season, he was named to the 2017 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

In 2018, he started in five of 14 games. He had 34 catches for 532 yards and seven touchdowns. He was a few kick returns shy of being ranked #1 in the nation and he was the best punt returner in the SEC with a 20.1 average. He was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll. He was voted to the ESPN.com All-America First Team as a kick returner. SI.com voted him to their second team also as a kick returner. Also voted to the 2018 AP & Coaches All-SEC second team.

He ran an outstanding 4.33-40, yard dash at the 2019 NFL Combine. He could have stopped after that. Teams noticed.

Here’s what fast looks like: Mecole Hardman’s 40-Yard Dash at the NFL Combine

Collectors can find rookie cards of his in 2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks, Elite, Contenders Draft Picks and Certified to name a few.

Here he is interviewing teammate Patrick Mahomes:

He will be one of the top targets for Mahomes this year. Knowing how he can throw and how Hardman can run and catch the ball, collectors should jump on his rookie cards ASAP.

Follow him on Twitter @MecoleHardman4.

Future Watch: Mecole Hardman Rookie Football Cards, Chiefs – College Stats

Receiving & Rushing Table
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2016 Georgia SEC FR FB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2017 Georgia SEC SO WR 15 25 418 16.7 4 8 61 7.6 2 33 479 14.5 6
*2018 Georgia SEC JR WR 14 35 543 15.5 7 5 36 7.2 0 40 579 14.5 7
Career Georgia 60 961 16.0 11 13 97 7.5 2 73 1058 14.5 13
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 7/25/2019.

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