2022 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Participants and Who’ll Be Headlining Football Cards This Season

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Forty-two NFL prospects will be gathering together in Los Angeles from May 19-21 for the 2022 NFLPA Rookie Premiere. There they will learn about the business of football, put on their new jerseys for the first time and help gather content that collectors will be chasing throughout the 2022 football card season.

Photos will be taken by Panini reps, autographs will be signed and memorabilia will be worn, used and gathered.

Rookie Premiere participants are typically those deemed to have the most potential in the hobby and overall marketability. These are often the key players in football card products who Panini designates as RPS players — the ones who more frequently have rookie patch autographs instead of just autographs or on-card signatures versus stickers.

This means a heavy presence of offensive position players. The 2022 NFLPA Rookie Premiere lineup includes seven quarterbacks, 10 running backs and 20 wide receivers. So all but five participants are from one of those three positions.

So who will be the headliners heading into the 2022 football card season? Here’s who’s heading to the 2022 Rookie Premiere.

2022 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Attendees

Use the tabs to sorts players alphabetically by name or by position.

Name

By Name

Calvin Austin III, Pittsburgh Steelers – WR
David Bell, Cleveland Browns – WR
Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans – WR
James Cook, Buffalo Bills – RB
Matt Corral, Carolina Panthers – QB
Ty Davis-Price, San Francisco 49ers – RB
Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders – WR
Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers – WR
Erik Ezukanma, Miami Dolphins – WR
Sauce Gardner, New York Jets – CB
Danny Gray, San Francisco 49ers – WR
Breece Hall, New York Jets – RB
Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens – S
Hassan Haskins, Tennessee Titans – RB
Sam Howell, Washington Commanders – QB
Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit Lions – DE
Velus Jones Jr., Chicago Bears – WR
Drake London, Atlanta Falcons – WR
Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals – TE
John Metchie III, Houston Texans – WR

Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs – WR
Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints – WR
George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers – WR
Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers – QB
Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts – WR
Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans – RB
Desmond Ridder, Atlanta Falcons – QB
Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants – WR
Brian Robinson Jr., Washington Commanders – RB
Isaiah Spiller, Los Angeles Chargers – RB
Carson Strong, Philadelphia Eagles – QB
Pierre Strong Jr., New England Patriots – RB
Tyquan Thornton, New England Patriots – WR
Jalen Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys – WR
Travon Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars – DE
Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks – RB
Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers – WR
Zamir White, Las Vegas Raiders – RB
Jameson Williams, Detroit Lions – WR
Malik Willis, Tennessee Titans – QB
Garrett Wilson, New York Jets – WR
Bailey Zappe, New England Patriots – QB

Position

By Position

Quarterbacks

Matt Corral, Carolina Panthers
Sam Howell, Washington Commanders
Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers
Desmond Ridder, Atlanta Falcons
Carson Strong, Philadelphia Eagles
Malik Willis, Tennessee Titans
Bailey Zappe, New England Patriots

Running Backs

James Cook, Buffalo Bills
Ty Davis-Price, San Francisco 49ers
Breece Hall, New York Jets
Hassan Haskins, Tennessee Titans
Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans
Brian Robinson Jr., Washington Commanders
Isaiah Spiller, Los Angeles Chargers
Pierre Strong Jr., New England Patriots
Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks
Zamir White, Las Vegas Raiders

Wide Receivers

Calvin Austin III, Pittsburgh Steelers
David Bell, Cleveland Browns
Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans
Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders
Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers
Erik Ezukanma, Miami Dolphins
Danny Gray, San Francisco 49ers
Velus Jones Jr., Chicago Bears
Drake London, Atlanta Falcons
John Metchie III, Houston Texans
Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints
George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers
Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts
Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants
Tyquan Thornton, New England Patriots
Jalen Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys
Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers
Jameson Williams, Detroit Lions
Garrett Wilson, New York Jets

Tight End

Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals

Cornerbacks

Sauce Gardner, New York Jets

Safety

Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens

Defensive Ends

Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit Lions
Travon Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Ryan Cracknell

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1 comment

  1. Paul J Kobylarz 18 May, 2022 at 23:45

    No Derek Stingley, CB, 3rd Overall Pick.
    No Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, 5th Overall Pick.

    But Panini can fit in undrafted Carson Strong to add to the long line of wasteful QB greats such as James Morgan and Kyle Lauletta.

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