2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch - Week #32016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #3 – 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 – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #3

Cody Kessler, 2016 RC (USC – 3rd Round, 93rd Pick), Cleveland Browns
Week 3 Stats: (1st NFL start) 21-of-33, 244 yards, 63.6%, 0 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 85.9%
Cleveland Browns 24 vs Miami Dolphins 30

Jacoby Brissett, 2016 RC (Florida/NC State – 3rd Round, 91st Pick, New England Patriots
Week 3 Stats: (1st NFL start, 2nd appearance) 11-of-19, 103 yards, 57.9%, 0 TD, 0 INT – Passer Rating 72.9%
Houston Texans 0 vs New England Patriots 27

Trevor Siemian, 2015 RC (Northwestern – 7th Round, 250th Pick) Denver Broncos
Week 3 Stats: 23-of-35, 312 yards, 65.7%, 4 TDs, 0 INT – Passer Rating 132.1%
Denver Broncos 29 vs Cincinnati Bengals 17
Key Rookie Card(s): 2015 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph

Carson Wentz, 2016 RC (North Dakota State – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Philadelphia Eagles
Week 3 Stats: 23-of-31, 301 yards, 74.2%, 2 TDs, 0 INT – Passer Rating 125.9%
Pittsburgh Steelers 3 vs Philadelphia Eagles 34

Dak Prescott, 2016 RC (Mississippi State 4th Round, 135th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 3 Stats: 19-of-24, 248 yards, 79.2%, 1 TD, 0 INT, 1 Rushing TD – Passer Rating 123.6%
Chicago Bears 17 vs Dallas Cowboys 31

Marcus Mariotta, 2015 RC (Oregon – 1st Round, 2nd Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 3 Stats: 17-of-33, 214 yards, 51.5%, 0 TDs, 2 INTs – Passer Rating 46.8%
Oakland Raiders 17 vs Tennessee Titans 10

Jameis Winston, 2015 RC (Florida State – 1st Round, 1st Pick) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 3 Stats: 36-of-58, 405 yards, 62.1 %, 3 TDs, 1 INT – Passer Rating 93%
Los Angeles Rams 37 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32

Running Backs – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #3

Ezekiel Elliott, 2016 Rookie (Ohio State – 1st Round, 4th Pick) Dallas Cowboys
Week 3 Stats: 30 carries, 140 yards, 4.7 average –  2 receptions, 20 yards, 10.0 average
Chicago Bears 17 vs Dallas Cowboys 31

Derrick Henry, 2016 Rookie (Alabama, 2nd Round, 45th Pick) Tennessee Titans
Week 3 Stats: 10 carries, 45 yards, 4.5 average
Oakland Raiders 17 vs Tennessee Titans 10

Melvin Gordon, 2015 Rookie (Wisconsin – 1st Round, 15th Pick) San Diego Chargers
Week 3 Stats: 16 carries, 35 yards, 2.2 average, 1 TD
San Diego Chargers 22 vs Indianapolis Colts 26

Jordan Howard, 2016 Rookie (Indiana – 5th Round, 150th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 3 Stats: 9 carries, 45 yards, 5.0 average – 4 receptions, 47 yards, 11.8 average
Chicago Bears 23 vs Dallas Cowboys 31

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – 2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #3

Will Fuller, 2016 Rookie (Notre Dame – 1st Round, 21st Pick) Houston Texans
Week 3 Stats: 3 receptions, 31 yards, 10.0 yard average
Houston Texans 0 vs New England Patriots 27

Kevin White, 2015 Rookie (West Virginia – 1st Round, 7th Pick) Chicago Bears
Week 3 Stats: 6 receptions, 62 yards, 11.8 yard average
Chicago Bears 17 vs Dallas Cowboys 31

Sterling Shepard, 2016 Rookie (Oklahoma – 2nd Round, 40th Pick) New York Giants
Week 3 Stats: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 14.6 yard average, 1 TD
Washington Redskins 29 vs New York Giants 27

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.

2016 NFL Rookie and Key Player Watch – Week #3
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