Sunday, May 8, 2016

Prescott, Reynolds make my "Class of 2015" customs

With the recent completion of the 2016 NFL draft I've been able to round out the biographies on the backs of my latest 1955 Topps All-American style football calls.

The two 2015 college players who made the cut were Dak Prescott and Keenan Reynolds.

Until recently I never would have thought I'd ever add a Mississippi State player to my 1955-style set. But, like Navy's Reynolds, Prescott was a player that I made a special effort to watch on Saturdays.

It remains to be seen where he will land on the depth chart and how much playing time Prescott will get with the 'Boys this season, but his skill as a running quarterback gives the Dallas backfield a dimension it has lacked for a long time.

Similarly, it is currently uncertain how Reynolds will fulfill his five-year active service commitment and thus how much time he'll see on the field for the Ravens. It looks like Baltimore plans to convert the triple-threat quarterback to a slot receiver and return specialist, so if and when Reynolds takes the field he's likely to be part of some exciting plays. I just hope they don't come against the Steelers.

These two new customs bring my checklist of '55 style cards to 175. It's my intention to quit when I hit No. 300, but at the recent rate of 2-4 new cards a year the end really isn't in immediate sight.

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