2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch - Week #22016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #2 – Here we take a look at 2016 NFL rookies and other key players’ week-by-week performances. On-field play relates directly to player collectibility. Here you will get a snapshot of top players collectors are watching in the NFL football card market and how they performed. They are players that are ready to take that next step in collectibility.

2016 NFL rookies will have numerous NFL licensed trading cards in products from Panini America. To see the complete list of products, you can browse the product release calendar. For players drafted prior to 2016, we have listed some of those player’s key rookie cards, if applicable.

In addition, players listed below with a link in their name, have a Future Watch Player Profile with more information about that player and their pre-draft and NFL rookie football cards. (Look for additional player profiles to be published in the coming weeks.)

Quarterbacks

Trevor Siemian, 2015 RC (Northwestern – 7th Round, 250th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 2 Stats: 22-of-33, 266 yards, 66.7%, 0 TD, 1 INT – Passer Rating 78.6%
Indianapolis Colts 20 vs Denver Broncos 34
Key Rookie Card(s): 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 2 Stats: 22-of-34, 180yards, 61.8%, 1 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 86.6%
Chicago Bears 14 vs Philadelphia Eagles 29

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 2 Stats: 20-of-30, 292 yards, 73.3%, 0 TD, 0 INT, – Passer Rating 103.7%
Washington Redskins 23 vs Dallas Cowboys 27

Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 2 Stats: 25-of-33, 238 yards, 75.8%, 2 TDs, 1 INT – Passer Rating 102.8%
Detroit Lions 15 vs Tennessee Titans 16

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 2 Stats: 27-of-52, 221 yards, 51.9 %, 1 TDs, 4 INT – Passer Rating 39.2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals 40

Jimmy Garoppolo, 2014 Rookie (Eastern Illinois – 2nd Round, 62nd Pick) New England Patriots
Week 2 Stats: 18-of-27, 234 yards, 66.7%, 3 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 130.8
New England Patriots 31 vs Miami Dolphins 24
Key Rookie Card(s): 2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Auto, 2014 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Running Backs

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 2 Stats: 21 carries, 83 yards, 4.0 average, 1 TD
Washington Redskins 23 vs Dallas Cowboys 27

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 2 Stats: 9 carries, 40 yards, 4.4 average
Detroit Lions 15 vs Tennessee Titans 16

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 2 Stats: 24 carries, 102 yards, 4.3 average, 1 TD
San Diego Chargers 38 vs Jacksonville Jaguars 14

Jeremy Langford, 2015 Rookie (Michigan State – 4th Round, 106th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 2 Stats: 17 carries, 28 yards, 2.5 average, 1 TD
Chicago Bears 14 vs Philadelphia Eagles 29

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Corey Coleman, 2016 Rookie (Baylor – 1st Round, 15th Pick) Cleveland Browns
Week 2 Stats: 5 receptions, 104 yards, 20.8 yard average, 2 TDs
Cleveland Browns 20 vs Baltimore Ravens 25

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 2 Stats: 4 receptions, 104 yards, 26 yard average
Kansas City 12 vs Houston Texans 19

Kevin White, 2015 Rookie (West Virginia – 1st Round, 7th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 2 Stats: 4 receptions, 36 yards, 9 yard average
Chicago Bears 14 vs Philadelphia Eagles 29

Josh Doctson, 2016 Rookie (Texas Christian – 1st Round, 22nd Pick) Washington Redskins
Week 2 Stats: 1 reception, 57 yards, 57 yard average
Dallas 27 vs Washington Redskins 23

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 2 Stats: 8 receptions, 117 yards, 14.6 yard average
New Orleans Saints 13 vs New York Giants 16

2016 Panini NFL Football Card Products

The following is a comprehensive list of all currently released NFL trading card products from Panini America. The company is the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the NFL and NFLPA. Each product links to its dedicated page with complete details and checklist.

Please refer to the Release Calendar for future NFL trading card sets to be released by Panini.

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