For 21 years the NFLPA Rookie Premiere has been hosting the top players in the game before they even played a snap as pros. Stars like Payton Manning, Dez Bryant, Marshawn Lynch, LT, Rob Gronkowski,DeMarco Murray, Calvin Johnson, all were here once.
Having guys like Odell Beckham, Jadaveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel and Jeremey Hill last year was exciting and yet again the talent level is right on par this year. The 2015 class of rookies to be showcased have equally as much potential as those that came before them. Top 10 picks including Titans Marcus Marriota, Bucs Jamieson Winston, Bears Kevin White, Raiders Amari Cooper, Rams Todd Gurley, Chargers Melvin Gordon, and Jets Leonard Williams will all take over Los Angeles, CA from May 28th-31st. For the next four days, 41 of these newly drafted offensive running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers will get the chance to soak up business of football. They will learn from current and former NFL players as well as NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL Players Inc. president Ahmad Nassar ways to assist in the development of their professional careers and personal brands. Seminars will touch on financial planning, brand building, group player rights, and NFLPA partner relationships. “Beyond providing a platform to learn about the business of football and benefits of their union as they game plan for their new careers, Rookie Premiere gives players a chance to showcase their personalities so that the NFLPA team can use that insight to connect the right players with the right brands to tell their story,” Nassar said. The Rookie Premiere featured partners, Panini America and Topps, will both be present to photograph players and get autographs for memorabilia. Other brands represented include: Nike, New Era, TheraPearl, Samsung,Proctor & Gamble, Intel, élevée, Gatorade, Fanatics, EA SPORTS, Fanatics Authentic, FedEx, Tostitos and Uber.
Although some will miss OTA practices Thursday and Friday, the experience will be well worth the time. As we have seen in the 21 draft classes before them, there are many stars in the making we will get a glimpse of this week. Below is the full list of players attending: 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Player List Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions – RB Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles – WR Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins – RB Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens – RB Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh Steelers – WR David Cobb, Tennessee Titans – RB Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons – RB Chris Conley, Kansas City Chiefs – WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders – WR Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins – WR Mike Davis, San Francisco 49ers – RB Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings – WR Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis Colts – WR Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers – WR Melvin Gordon III, San Diego Chargers – RB Garrett Grayson, New Orleans Saints – QB Doral Green-Beckham, Tennessee Titans – WR Rashad Greene, Jacksonville Jaguars – WR Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams – RB Justin Hardy, Atlanta Falcons – WR Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers – QB David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals – RB Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns – RB Matt Jones, Washington Redskins – RB Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears – RB Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks – WR Sean Mannion, St. Louis Rams – QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans – QB Vince Mayle, Cleveland Browns – WR Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers – WR DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins – WR Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Orioles – WR Bryce Petty, New York Jets – QB Kevin Smith, New York Jets – WR Jaelen Strong, Houston Texans – WR Kevin White, Chicago Bears – WR Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills – RB Maxx Williams, Baltimore Ravens – TE Leonard Williams, New York Jets – DE Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – QB T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars – RB 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Team List
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