NFLPA Rookie Premiere revealed

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

UPDATE: The NFLPA sent over the official list of rookies attending the event, which is the same list we have below. This list is confirmed by the NFLPA. 

The NFL Player Association Rookie Premiere kicks off next week. This is when Topps and Panini America get a number of autographs from the newest NFL players.

About 40 players are expected to attend and the list has been leaked in several places, including Sports Card News and Fandeavor.

According to the list, the first and second overall picks will not be in attendance. The highest pick that will be there is Dion Jordan, an outside linebacker who was selected third overall.

In fact, in the defensive- and linemen-heavy first round just six first-rounders are on the list of scheduled participants.

This is just a preliminary list and is subject to change. While the NFLPA did not confirm the list, it did endorse Fandeavor’s trip on its Facebook page ¬†telling football fans they can meet up to 40 NFL rookies while linking to the list below.



Allen Keenan WR California San Diego
Austin Tavon WR West Virginia St. Louis
Bailey Stedman WR West Virginia St. Louis
Ball Montee RB Wisconsin Denver
Barkley Matt QB USC Philadelphia
Bell Le’Veon RB Michigan State Pittsburgh
Bernard Giovani RB North Carolina Cincinnati
Davis Knile RB Arkansas Kansas City
Dobson Aaron WR Marshall New England
Eifert Tyler TE Notre Dame Cincinnati
Ellington Andre RB Clemson Arizona
Ertz Zach TE Stanford Philadelphia
Escobar Gavin TE San Diego State Dallas
Franklin Johnathan RB UCLA Green Bay
Gillislee Mike RB Florida Miami
Glennon Mike QB NC State Tampa Bay
Goodwin Marquise WR Texas Buffalo
Hopkins DeAndre WR Clemson Houston
Hunter Justin WR Tennessee Tennessee
Jones Landry QB Oklahoma Pittsburgh
Jordan Dion DE Oregon Miami
Lacy Eddie RB Alabama Green Bay
Lattimore Marcus RB South Carolina San Francisco
Manuel E.J. QB Florida State Buffalo
McDonald Vance TE Rice San Francisco
Michael Christine RB Texas A&M Seattle
Nassib Ryan QB Syracuse New York Giants
Patterson Cordarrelle WR Tennessee Minnesota
Patton Quinton WR Louisiana Tech San Francisco
Randle Joseph RB Oklahoma State Dallas
Reed Jordan TE Florida Washington
Robinson Denard WR Michigan Jacksonville
Smith Geno QB West Virginia New York Jets
Stills Kenny WR Oklahoma New Orleans
Taylor Stepfan RB Stanford Arizona
Te’o Manti LB Notre Dame San Diego
Wheaton Markus WR Oregon State Pittsburgh
Williams Terrance WR Baylor Dallas
Wilson Tyler QB Arkansas Oakland
Woods Robert WR USC Buffalo


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  1. Scott B
    Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    so once again just because they have a QB, RB, WR next to their name they assume collectors want to collect these players even though most are going to be worthless instead of inviting more of the better defensive players. These card companies are idiots that think all we want is these offensive players even though they aren’t going to amount to anything.

  2. Jeff S
    Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Well, I guess we know next years sets will be filled with worthless faux-memorabilia cards of players who won’t make an impact in the NFL. The defensive players are the impact players this draft…deal with it.

  3. Ryan Sutley
    Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Seriously? I know offensive skill players are typically more popular but the fact that there are only 2 defensive players on that list is ridiculous. I think most collectors would rather pull a card of a defensive starter than a offensive backup such as Ryan Nassib or Marcus Lattimore who is unlikely to see the field this season. Also, it’s not the end of the world to produce a card of an offensive lineman

  4. Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Only a handful of those players will even be starters, not counting the two defensive players, the rest will be 2nd or 3rd stringers. I am betting that of the 38 skilled position players more will be cut (or on the practice squad) than will end up starting in their first season.

    I can not wait to start busting boxes so I can begin my collection of Marquise Goodwin and Keenan Allen event worn relics.

    The card companies must already know this year is a bust for skilled position rookies, they should have taken the chance to try something different and focus on the top players in the draft no matter what the position.

  5. J.R.
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Totally in agreement with the above comments. The fact that there are just 2 defensive players invited to this is just short sighted. Maybe there is a reason the first round was mostly OL and defensive players, right?!? Fisher, Joeckel, Johnson, and Warmack all look like studs, and to not have Milliner, Ansah, Mingo, Lotulelei, Floyd and Werner, guys who will ALL make a Pro Bowl in their career, just shows how out of touch the NFLPA is. What about the later round defensive guys, like Tyrann Mathieu and Jamar Taylor?

    I’m not saying it should be 50/50, as I understand that cards of Landry Jones, Marcus Lattimore, and Denard Robinson are going to be more popular initially, and especially because they went to powerhouse schools, but there needs to be more than TWO!

  6. Leon Ritz
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Awesome list of guys who won’t see the field for anything but special teams this year. As usual Dallas gets two players no one outside of Dallas has heard of and teams like KC get a third round RB who will be on the bench. Three of the top four picks not there but a few fourth round QBs are. Really glad I don’t waste my time with rookie crap. Maybe Panini should use jerseys with BENCHWARMER on the nameplate this year instead of ROOKIE, more junk patches to fill overpriced products with that way. Plus it will be a better description of the player that wore it. Keep flooding the market guys.

  7. Michael Pereira
    Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Where’s the defense? Have a feeling Vance McDonald will be this year’s Michael Egnew and Colby Fleener of the hobby world. Bet he will have thousands of autos in products. Sucks is I think he’s a pretty good player. And lets just add Kenny Stills and Stedman Bailey to that list of over supplied autos that will fill hobby box hit quotas.

  8. Posted May 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Hey Stedman bailey will be an impact player for st.louis especially when you lose Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson.

  9. Posted May 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Andre Ellington is the one that is ridiculous because he was drafted in the sixth round.

  10. Posted May 13, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I’d hate to know all I had to do was sit around and cry about what someone else is doing. Get a life you bunchn of cry babies.

  11. Posted May 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I do have a life it’s called school

  12. Posted May 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    But you’re right though

  13. G Dawg
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Do you morons even watch college football? lol wtf…

  14. Posted May 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink


  15. Posted May 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m not a card collecter who has no life because I’m thirteen years old

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