2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Attendees Highlight Many of the Autographs, Relics You’ll Find This Year


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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The list of 2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere attendees has been released. A total of 41 first-year players are scheduled to meet in Los Angeles from May 19 to 21 where they will take part in photo shoots and other events that will have a direct impact on 2016 football cards.

With Panini America having an exclusive trading card license with both the NFL and NFLPA now, it should come as no surprise that they’re the official presenter of the event.

In addition to doing their first photo shoots in their new NFL jerseys, participating players will sign autographs. Panini officials will also gather memorabilia from player-used and player-worn gear that will be used in products throughout the season.

The roster of 2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere attendees also offers a glimpse at many of the rookies who will be featured most prominently in products this year. If you have a favorite team or participate in group breaks, it’s easy to see which teams have the most representation and which have the least. This might not count for much when it comes to player quality but it does speak to likely quantities.

Below is the full list of 2016 NFLPA attendees and the teams they were drafted by. You’ll notice it’s mostly quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs as they are the positions that have the greatest hobby followings. There are a couple of players from other positions but not many.

2016 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Attendees List

Moritz Böhringer, Minnesota Vikings WR
Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos RB
Joey Bosa, San Diego Chargers DE
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals WR
Leonte Carroo, Miami Dolphins WR
Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns WR
Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks RB
Connor Cook, Oakland Raiders QB
Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams WR
Trevor Davis, Green Bay Packers WR
Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens RB
Josh Doctson, Washington Redskins WR
Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins RB
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys RB
Tyler Ervin, Houston Texans RB
Will Fuller, Houston Texans WR
Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams QB
Christian Hackenberg, New York Jets QB
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans RB
Hunter Henry, San Diego Chargers TE
Kevin Hogan, Kansas City Chiefs QB
Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears RB
Cardale Jones, Buffalo Bills QB
Cody Kessler, Cleveland Browns QB
Ricardo Louis, Cleveland Browns WR
Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos QB
Braxton Miller, Houston Texans WR
Malcolm Mitchell, New England Patriots WR
Chris Moore, Baltimore Ravens WR
Paul Perkins, New York Giants RB
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys QB
C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks RB
Keenan Reynolds, Baltimore Ravens WR
DeMarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs WR
Sterling Shepard, New York Giants WR
Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles RB
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints WR
Laquon Treadwell, Minnesota Vikings WR
DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders RB
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles QB
Jonathan Williams, Buffalo Bills RB

Stay tuned for more coverage from the event as Beckett Football editor, David Lee, will be in attendance.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. KnightExec 16 May, 2016 at 20:26

    I’m really looking forward to seeing what Topps has planned for authorized football cards this season!… oh, wait…

  2. Jordan L 17 May, 2016 at 20:40

    Pity the only Chicago player listed is a 5th round RB who starts 3rd or 4th on the depth chart heading into training camp.

  3. Jeff S 17 May, 2016 at 23:43

    Once again…two sides of the game NFL. I know there will always be a tilt towards skill positions. But this is a list of 41 players and there’s only one on defense? 25% isn’t too much to ask, right? I mean, I’m a Vikings fan. But look, Moritz Böhringer for example will be lucky to even make the roster. Please, for the love of god, give us talented defensive players rather than probable practice squad players.

  4. Paul 18 May, 2016 at 13:58

    With Panini America having an exclusive trading card license with both the NFL and NFLPA.

    what a shame. just going to be same stuff the made last year.

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