Here’s What the 2016 NFL 1st Round Picks’ Donruss Rated Rookies Could Look Like


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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is done and 31 players have their first pro homes. Some players’ fortunes rose as their names were called earlier than expected. Others saw fortunes go up in smoke. As they dropped, so did the potential big-dollar guarantees in their first contracts.

As they have in the past, Panini used the draft to unveil digital rookie cards of players within minutes of having their name called by Roger Goodell. They used a couple of designs. One showcased players as Rated Rookies with the 2016 Donruss Football design.

With the expansion of their Panini Gridiron app over the course of the year, a separate design was also released there as digital cards. Topps took a similar approach for their Huddle app.

Here’s a look at the digital 2016 Donruss Rated Rookie mock-ups for the vast majority of of the first round picks. When the actual cards release, the photos might not be the same.

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. Scotty Campbell 1 May, 2016 at 05:22

    My panini gridiron app on my galaxy 5 doesnt show the front of the sig series or rated rookie cards and now the draft cards. Actually I cant see the front of any other than the plain base cards. I wasn’t even seeing the back of them until i figured out i had to refresh the cards to see the backs with name, card number, and info. I’m really trying to stay interested in both gridiron and huddle cards but the lack of visibility on panini’s part makes it… not even there. Does anyone else have this occurrence and is there anything i can do to see them? I actually have several of the above shown cards, or do i?…

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