The NFLPA Rookie Premiere will take place this weekend in Los Angeles, and it appears that only one member of the Minnesota Vikings is going to be in attendance.
According to the list of attendees on the NFLPA's website, Stefon Diggs will be in L.A. to represent the purple and gold. Diggs was selected by the Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the 146th overall selection.
In case you're unfamiliar with the Rookie Premiere, here's what it's about.
The four-day event is hosted by the NFL Players Association, via its marketing and licensing arm NFL Players Inc. It will also feature one of the most exciting moments for the rookies - wearing their official Nike team uniforms for the first time together during photo shoots with trading card companies Topps and Panini America at LA Memorial Coliseum.
Launched in Los Angeles in 1994, NFLPA Rookie Premiere is the landmark, first-of-its kind event across professional sports, providing business partners with unmatched early access to many of the NFL's most promising and marketable young stars. Each year, the NFLPA facilitates approximately 100 individual player service deals for Rookie Premiere participants. The event also generates numerous opportunities for current and former players.
Offense is the name of the game at the Rookie Premiere, to be certain. Of the 41 players that appear on the participant roster for the event, there is exactly one defensive player (New York Jets' defensive tackle Leonard Williams). Of course, the one defensive player in attendance is one more player than the offensive line will have there. The other 40 players in attendance are quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers, along with one tight end.
For fans of the Minnesota Golden Gophers that might be in the area, they'll be happy to know that the one tight end in question is Maxx Williams, now a member of the Baltimore Ravens. His teammate with the Gophers, running back David Cobb, will also be in attendance.
But Stefon Diggs will be at the Rookie Premiere to represent the Minnesota Vikings. And hey, as we've seen from Vikings' attendees at the Rookie Premiere before, you never know what they might say.