Feeling the Draft: Panini America Preparing to Paint Chicago During 2016 NFL Draft
One week from tonight in the Windy City, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will kickoff the 2016 NFL Draft by reading the name of the first overall selection from a well-traveled draft card. But it’s Panini America’s draft cards — the ones featuring an iconic Donruss design and featuring such coveted draft picks as Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Derrick Henry, Joey Bosa and more — that will likely resonate more with football collectors.
Panini America’s special 2016 NFL Draft Packs — featuring a 10-player checklist that includes Jalen Ramsey, Deforest Buckner, Corey Coleman, Laquon Treadwell, Laremy Tunsil, Myles Jack and the four aforementioned players — will be available beginning next Thursday afternoon inside Draft Town. In addition, Panini America also is producing special 5 by 7 oversized cards of Goff, Wentz and Ezekiel Elliott. Be sure to visit the Panini America booth at Draft Town to find out how to win these special cards.
But Panini America’s 2016 NFL Draft cards of this year’s top picks represent just one aspect of the company’s multi-faceted 2016 NFL Draft strategy. Before Draft Town, Panini America will be set-up at the NFLPA Rookie Debut sitting down with top prospects for signing sessions and social media activation while some of the country’s top group breakers conduct live sneak-peek breaks of 2016 Score Football.
Once the 2016 NFL Draft begins next Thursday night, Panini America officials will be on hand to interact with all of the top picks just after they leave the stage following their selection. For the sixth straight year, Panini America also will be providing real-time #RatedRookie reveals of next Thursday night’s first-round picks on special virtual 2016 Donruss Football Rookie Cards, so stay locked in on the company’s Twitter and Instagram feeds all Draft night long.
There are sure to be other surprises, too, so stay tuned. But as we go about making final preparations for what promises to be a wildly successful 2016 NFL Draft, we’ll leave you with a complete gallery of the cards randomly inserted into Panini America’s 2016 NFL Draft Packs as well as the special 5 by 7s.
Enjoy the sneak peek and stay tuned for continued coverage.