Future Watch: Christian McCaffrey Rookie Football Cards, Panthers

Future Watch: Christian McCaffrey Rookie Football Cards, Panthers – Christian McCaffrey was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the eighth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Castle Rock, Colorado native is a talented running back who can really take the heat off his all-world quarterback, Cam Newton, this season. With this added weapon in his arsenal, Newton will be able to hand McCaffrey the ball or dump it off to him with short passes. That kind of adaptability is very valuable to a team. It’s also something that was very lacking with Panthers last season. In high school, McCaffery showed-off that versatility by playing running back, wide receiver, cornerback and he even punting.

At 5′-11″, 205lbs., he’s clearly ready, size-wise, to play professional football. In 2015, while playing for Stanford University, he broke the NCAA record for all-purpose yardage with 3,864 yards. The previous record holder was Barry Sanders when he played for Oklahoma State University. The speedy back also got over 2,000 yards becoming the first player to accomplish that in history of Stanford University. He finished second in Heisman voting.

In 2016, McCaffrey skipped the Sun Bowl game to prepare for the draft. He took some heat for that. Earlier that season he rushed for 284 yards in a game against California. Fortunately for him, Stanford won the game, so that ended that narrative pretty quickly.

In a recent preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars he had seven rushing attempts for 21 yards. Getting 3.0 yards per carry for a rookie is a pretty good showing. His one catch for 12 yards seemed to draw more attention. That’s the part of his game that could be a nice safety valve for his quarterback and that could get him a lot more playing time as the season rolls on.

Christian McCafrrey already has some great autographed rookie cards in the market. As a skill position player and top draft pick, collectors can be assured to find NFL licensed rookie cards of McCaffrey in the complete portfolio of 2017 Panini NFL football card products during the 2017-18 NFL season.

Here are some of McCaffrey’s on-field highlights:

For now, the Panther’s plan is for McCaffrey to split time with the incumbent Jonathan Stewart. However, fans and collectors shouldn’t have to wait long for for McCaffrey to become the every down back he’s destined to become.

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Here’s a look at several cards featuring Christian McCaffrey in his Carolina Panthers uniform.

Russ Cohen