Topps and Panini, the NFL’s two official trading card partners, were busy during the first hour or so of the NFL Draft, showing off mockups of the top picks “dressed” in their team’s uniforms.
Thanks to the wizardry of graphic art and fast computers, the companies generated several cards that gave us a glimpse of what the player will look like when he does actually sign a contract and hit the field.
Panini held the ‘official card of the NFL Draft’ title. Their Prestige brand will be first out of the blocks, reaching store shelves in early June, if all goes according to plan.
Take a look at the images of Luck, Robert Griffin, Trend Richardson and more below.