NFL Draft Day Drama: Recap Round 1 here

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

The first pick is in — and his first Panini America card has been revealed.

It’s Jameis Winston and he’s a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

We’ll update this post with more Draft Day card images in real time as they are called this evening and offer two cents about a player’s potential. Tell us what you think of the draft so far in the comments below. (You can see all of the players’ current pre-draft cards and values at the links.)

1 — Jameis Winston, QB Tampa Bay Bucs

No surprises here — now we just have to see how things shake out on (and off) the field.

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2 — Marcus Mariota, QB Tennessee Titans

The Titans have drafted QBs often in the last few years. Let’s hope this one sticks.

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3 — Dante Fowler Jr., DE Jacksonville Jaguars

Hopefully the home-state fans and collectors appreciate some tenacious D.

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4 — Amari Cooper, WR Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr has a target — and the Raiders have yet another strong WR in the mix.

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5 — Brandon Scherff, T Washington Redskins

A lineman will help the quarterback problems in Washington, right? Not sure collectors will latch on here.

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6 — Leonard Williams, DE New York Jets

While people love to focus on the Jets offense, this guy could be a formidable player on defense.

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7 — Kevin White, WR Chicago Bears

Jay Cutler has a new toy — and collectors just might see some potential here.

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8 — Vic Beasley, DE Atlanta Falcons

Defense might win championships, but selling cardboard is different. Could happen here.

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9 — Ereck Flowers, T New York Giants

Eli has a new lineman and collectors will still focus only on the Giants’ young receivers.

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10 — Todd Gurley, RB St. Louis Rams

His autographs might be plentiful now — they’ll be even better if he’s anything like two famed Rams RBs from the past (Faulk and Bettis).

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11 — Trae Waynes, CB Minnesota Vikings

Defensive backs aren’t often focused upon by collectors, so we’ll see.

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12 — Danny Shelton, DT Cleveland Browns

We’ll still all focus on Johnny Football and all that … Shelton may go under the radar then, right?

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13 — Andrus Peat, T New Orleans Saints

His coach had plenty good to say on the NFL Network. Sounds like this is a guy with some potential.

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14 — DeVante Parker, WR Miami Dolphins

Teddy Bridgewater’s past target gets a quarterback who loves to huck it and chuck it. Win.

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15 — Melvin Gordon, RB San Diego Chargers

The 49ers traded their pick to rise two spots and the Chargers took a solid RB. Haven’t we seen RBs go here before?

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16 — Kevin Johnson, DB Houston Texans

This Demon Deacon has the full package, but DBs rarely spark collector interest. Maybe in Houston?

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17 — Arik Armstead, DE San Francisco 49ers

They traded down and took this big man, which might be good for him. The 49ers’ defensive stars have been hobby favorites at times.

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18 — Marcus Peters, DB Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs took him despite him getting the boot off his college team. New start on a new team, right?

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19 — Cameron Erving, G Cleveland Browns

Vontae Mack, right? Ok, maybe not … but a fictional character might fare better than some of the Browns’ drafted first-round duos in recent years. On cardboard, nothing will happen with an offensive lineman.

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20 — Nelson Agholor, WR Philadelphia Eagles

A USC receiver will get a lot of attention here — just not as much as the quarterbacks and the coach. Definitely has hobby potential, though.

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21 — Cedric Ogbuehi, T Cincinnati Bengals

A Texas A&M lineman coming off an injury — not much hobby focus coming here. His first cards came back in 2010 with U.S. Army All-American releases.

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22 — Bud Dupree, DE Pittsburgh Steelers

“A big, strong freakish athlete” according to one NFL Network analyst. Collectors like these types — and the Steelers are a team that’s collected. Oh, and his real name is Alvin, bud.

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23 — Shane  Ray, DE Denver Broncos

The team traded up several spots to take the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

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24 — D.J. Humphries, T Arizona Cardinals

An offensive lineman might help some of the players on an offense with its ups and downs.

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25 — Shaq Thompson, LB Carolina Panthers

Analysts were impressed with this pick as the Panthers dropped down to get a player they wanted that could have gone later. A memorable name might help draw collectors to him, too.

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26 — Breshad Perriman, WR Baltimore Ravens

A speedy receiver going to a team known for its defense that the NFL Network compared to Andre Johnson. That’s a win on cardboard if he plays well. He doesn’t yet have any cards for Ravens fans to chase.

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27 — Byron Jones, DB Dallas Cowboys

Jerry Jones didn’t find a running back. Instead he took a corner. That won’t fill the collecting void in Dallas.

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28 — Laken Tomlinson, G Detroit Lions

This Duke “people mover” could have gone lower, according to some NFL Network analysts, but he’s joining a strong offense. Collectors might not care. However he also wants to be a doctor after his NFL days are over — so some collectors could. He’s also the first Duke first-rounder since the 1940s.

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29 — Phillip Dorsett, WR Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck gets a new, speedy target from a popular and successful program. Could be a win on cardboard depending on how things go.

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30 — Damarious Randall, S Green Bay Packers

A speedy coverage guy might get noticed more playing for a heavily collected team. Right now, he has just a single card.

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31 — Stephone Anthony, LB New Orleans Saints

This pick came in the Jimmy Graham deal and gives the pass-happy Saints some added talent on defense. Will collectors latch on? We’ll see.

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32 — Malcolm Brown, DT New England Patriots

Last but not least, a Texas Longhorn goes to Bill Belichick’s empire. Collectors might chase him some in his first season if he’s a strong contributor.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.

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2 comments

  1. Mike Pereira 2 May, 2015 at 21:53

    Score has really come far from a cheap waste of paper $1 for 4 packs product. Actually like the photos and design for the past two years. And the value is there. Just wish they didn’t do the jumbo packs, really way too many base cards that I just throw away.

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