At the 2010 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot in May, Upper Deck landed exclusive interviews with more than 30 of the top college football draft picks heading into the 2010 season. Two sought-after running backs from the draft, Fresno State's Ryan Mathews (12th overall pick) and Clemson's C.J. Spiller (ninth overall pick), are turning out to be valuable backfield members of their new pro teams in San Diego and Buffalo, respectively.
Take a look and listen at the videos below to see what both newcomers had to say before taking a single snap in the professional ranks. And if you are so inclined to connect with the players, why not purchase a signed mini-helmet ($99.99) or signed football ($149.99) from either red-zone threat? The Upper Deck Store has both Mathews and Spiller covered with authentic signed memorabilia from both rookie standouts.
Will Mathews make Bolts' fans forget about L.T.? That is the question.
Spiller could be Buffalo's breakout star in the making. Only time will tell.