The 23rd annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere kicks off this week in Beverly Hills, CA from Thursday, May 18th to Saturday, May 20th. This year, there will only be one player representing the Cleveland Browns: QB DeShone Kizer.
What is the event about?
Launched in 1994, NFLPA Rookie Premiere is unique across professional sports, providing partners with unmatched access to 40 of the NFL's newest young stars at their first major business and marketing event following the NFL Draft. NFLPA Rookie Premiere is one of the most valuable opportunities, exclusively available to NFLPA partners, because it's the first time for these partners to connect directly with professional football's most promising and marketable young stars--all in one place—and build content and relationships that extend into the season and beyond.
Kizer should have the opportunity to model in uniform, sign trading cards, and take part in a couple of interviews. 40 rookies are expected to be at the event, and all of them will be from the offensive side of the ball, which explains why someone like DE Myles Garrett won’t be there.
The good news is that unlike past years, the Browns' player(s) attending the Rookie Premiere will not have to miss any OTA or minicamp sessions. Kizer will miss out on some routine offseason workouts (i.e. conditioning) type drills that take place later this week, but that shouldn't be much of an issue.