Gallery: Rookies Don NFL Jerseys for ‘New Breed’ Insert in 2011 Donruss Elite Football

May 25, 2011

That didn’t take long.

Less than a week after photographing the top 2011 NFL rookies over the course of four days at the 2011 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, Panini America officials already have incporated those images into New Breed, a 36-card insert set planned for the June 15 release of 2011 Donruss Elite Football.

Although New Breed will be the inaugural trading-card destination for many of the photos acquired at the Rookie Premiere last week, collectors and fans can expect to see the fruits of the event all season long.

It’s worth noting that the photography in the gallery below was captured last Wednesday and Thursday, prior to the rookies receiving their “live” jerseys for Saturday’s expanded shoot, hence the “00” numbers. Regardless, we think you’ll find the following images to be no less captivating.