2017 NFL Draft Football Card Preview – The first football card releases of the 2017 collecting season are just around the corner. As fans and collectors eagerly await the 2017 NFL Draft, there will be plenty of opportunities to chase early cards of key players anticipated to be selected. This year’s NFL Draft is scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, PA between April 27th-29th.
2017 NFL Draft Football Card Preview – 2017 NFL Draft Order
Pending any future trades, the current draft order stands as such:
- Cleveland (1-15)
- San Francisco (2-14)
- Chicago (3-13)
- Jacksonville (3-13)
- Tennessee – from Los Angeles (4-12)
- New York Jets (5-11)
- San Diego (5-11)
- Carolina (6-10)
- Cincinnati (6-9-1)
- Buffalo (7-9)
- New Orleans (7-9)
- Cleveland – from Philadelphia (7-9)
- Arizona (7-8-1)
- Indianapolis (8-8)
- Philadelphia – from Minnesota (8-8)
- Baltimore (8-8)
- Washington (8-7-1)
- Tennessee (9-7)
- Tampa Bay (9-7)
- Denver (9-7)
- Detroit* (9-7)
- Miami* (10-6)
- New York Giants* (11-5)
- Oakland* (12-4)
- Houston* (9-7)
- Seattle* (10-5-1)
- Kansas City (12-4)
- Dallas (13-3)
- Green Bay (10-6)
- Pittsburgh (11-5)
- Atlanta (11-5)
- New England* (14-2)
2017 NFL Draft Football Card Preview – 2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings
While the exact rankings may differ from analyst to analyst, it’s widely accepted that the following athletes are the top ranked players at their respective positions. Skill position players have proven to be the most collectible. Therefore, we focus on players at those positions.
- DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
- Deshaun Watson, Clemson
- Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina
- Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech
- Davis Webb, California
- Dalvin Cook, Florida State
- Leonard Fournette, LSU
- Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
- Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
- Joe Mixon, Oklahoma
- Corey Davis, Western Michigan
- Mike Williams, Clemson
- John Ross, Washington
- Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
- Zay Jones, East Carolina
- O.J. Howard, Alabama
- David Njoku, Miami
- Evan Engram, Ole Miss
- Jake Butt, Michigan
- Gerald Everett, South Alabama
2017 NFL Draft Football Card Preview – 2017 Draft Focused Football Card Products
The following is the complete list of early season football card products releasing prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. Many of the players who will have their names called on draft day will have autographed cards in these sets. All of the players will be depicted in their college uniforms. However, only Panini football card products will feature players showcased with full collegiate team names and logos. Panini America is the exclusive manufacturer for the C.L.C., the Collegiate Licensing Company.
Products are listed by scheduled release date.
2017 SAGE HIT Premier Draft Low Series Football Cards delivers (15) Autographed Cards, (20) Inserts plus (20) Parallel Cards in Every Box! – The FIRST football card product for the 2017 NFL Draft Class. EXTREMELY LIMITED PRODUCTION!
2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football Cards – (3/10/2017)
2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football Cards delivers (5) ON-CARD Autographs in Every Box! One of the hobby’s most popular draft focused football card products returns for 2017! 2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football will be the first product to market with ALL ON-CARD Autographs!
2017 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Cards – (3/15/2017)
2017 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Cards delivers (5) Autographed Cards, (4) Parallels, (5) Inserts plus (30) Base Cards and (30) Draft Picks in Every Box! 2017 opens up with Panini Elite Draft Picks which makes its initial foray into the collegiate football ranks! Find an extensive checklist LOADED with rookies from the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft! Includes autographed versions #’d from 99 to 1!
2017 SAGE HIT Premier Draft High Series Football Cards – (3/24/2017)
2017 SAGE HIT Premier Draft High Series Football Cards delivers (15) Autographed Cards, (20) Inserts plus (20) Parallel Cards in Every Box! – Collect the 2017 NFL Draft Class. EXTREMELY LIMITED PRODUCTION!
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2017 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football Cards – (Early April, 2017)
2017 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football Cards delivers (5) Rookie Autographed Cards Signed ON-CARD in Every Box! LOADED with Top Prospects from the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft! Exciting NFL Prospects including Christian McCaffrey, Deshone Kizer, Mike Williams, Corey Davis, Mitch Trubisky & MANY MORE!!