Members of the 2013 NFL Rookie Draft Class will come together this weekend in Los Angeles to participate in the annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere for Panini, an official trading card partner of the NFL and NFL Players. For the 2013 Rookie Draft Class it will be the very first time they put on their Nike NFL team uniforms since being drafted. It also marks a key rite of passage for this rookie class to fulfill a lifelong dream to play in the NFL when they pose and take action photos for their first NFL Trading Cards produced by Panini, a leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectables.
WHAT: The NFLPA Rookie Premiere will feature rookies from 25 of 32 NFL teams participating in football activities as Panini, an NFL and NFL Players Trading Card licensee, captures them to produce their first NFL trading cards. Rookies talk about the experience and their excitement for the upcoming season, review their college careers and participate in humorous activities.
WHO: Rookies from 25 of 32 NFL Teams including:
Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers, California, Tavon Austin, WR, Rams, West Virginia; Stedman Bailey, WR, Rams, West Virginia; Montee Ball, RB, Broncos, Wisconsin; Matt Barkley, QB, Eagles, USC; Le’veon Bell, RB, Steelers, Michigan State; Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals, North Carolina; Knile Davis, RB, Chiefs, Arkansas; Aaron Dobson, WR, Patriots, Marshall; Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals, Notre Dame; Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals, Clemson; Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles, Stanford; Gavin Escobar, TE, Cowboys, San Diego State; Johnathan Franklin, RB, Packers, UCLA; Mike Gillislee, RB, Dolphins, Florida; Mike Glennon, QB, Bucs, NC State; Marquise Goodwin, WR, Bills, Texas; DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans, Clemson; Justin Hunter, WR, Titans, Tennessee; Landry Jones, QB, Steelers, Oklahoma; Dion Jordan, DE, Dolphins, Oregon; Marcus Lattimore, RB, 49ers, South Carolina; Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers, Alabama; E.J. Manuel, QB, Bills, Florida State; Vance McDonald, TE, 49ers, Rice; Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks, Texas A&M; Ryan Nassib, QB, Giants, Syracuse; Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Vikings, Tennessee; Quinton Patton, WR, 49ers, Louisiana Tech; Joseph Randle, RB, Cowboys, Oklahoma State; Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins, Florida; Denard Robinson, WR, Jaguars, Michigan; Geno Smith, QB, Jets, West Virginia; Kenny Stills, WR, Saints, Oklahoma; Stepfan Taylor, RB, Cardinals, USC; Manti Te’o, ILB, Chargers, Notre Dame; Terrance Williams, WR, Cowboys, Baylor; Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers, Oregon State; Tyler Wilson, QB, Raiders, Arkansas; and Robert Woods, WR, Bills, USC.