Chiefs news: Xavier Worthy among 40 invited to 2024 NFLPA Rookie Premiere

The Chiefs' first-round pick will be the team's only representative at the annual media event.
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Every year, the National Football League's Players Association invites a few dozen of the most high-profile rookies from the most recent draft class to come together in the Los Angeles area for a three-day weekend of networking, marketing, and educational purposes, together known as the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

This year, a total of 40 participants were selected and, just like most years, the list was mostly focused on the biggest names on the offensive side. In fact, the only defenders of the 40 rookies invited were pass rushers Dallas Turner and Laiatu Latu.

This year's event will be held from May 16-19..

Not every team is guaranteed to be represented at every Rookie Premiere event, but this year, the Kansas City Chiefs will send one player to L.A.: first-round wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

The Chiefs' first-round pick will be the team's only representative at the annual media event.

Worthy will be a part of a talented group of rookies who will enjoy seeing their jerseys unveiled for the first time with their name and number. Participants also walk away with a ton of incredible gifts courtesy of numerous partners who are involved with the event—from Pepsi to Proctor & Gamble. Past gifts have included free e-bikes, Sleep Number mattresses, diamond necklackes and more.

As part of the event, these high-profile rookies are brought alongside major companies with whom they can develop potential marketing partnerships. Former or current NFL veterans are also on hand to give advice and answer questions about life as a professional athlete and how to handle the business side of the event. Given Panini's involvement, players will also have their photos taken for future sportscard releases.

Last year, Rashee Rice was the only player invited from the Chiefs. Cornell Powell was a participant the year before that. In previous seasons, Mecole Hardman was invited back in 2019 and both Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt were a part of the 2017 edition.

Here's a list of the 40 players invited to the 2024 NFLPA Rookie Premiere:

  • Adonai Mitchell, WR – Texas – Indianapolis Colts
  • Audric Estime, RB – Notre Dame – Denver Broncos
  • Blake Corum, RB – Michigan – Los Angeles Rams
  • Bo Nix, QB – Oregon – Denver Broncos
  • Braelon Allen, RB – Wisconsin – New York Jets
  • Brian Thomas Jr., WR – LSU – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Brock Bowers, TE – Georgia – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Bucky Irving, RB – Oregon – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Caleb Williams, QB – USC – Chicago Bears
  • Dallas Turner, LB – Alabama – Minnesota Vikings
  • Drake Maye, QB – North Carolina – New England Patriots
  • J.J. McCarthy, QB – Michigan – Minnesota Vikings
  • Jalen McMillan, WR – Washington – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ja’Lynn Polk, WR – Washington – New England Patriots
  • Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE – Texas – Carolina Panthers
  • Jayden Daniels, QB – LSU – Washington Commanders
  • Jaylen Wright, RB – Tennessee – Miami Dolphins
  • Jermaine Burton, WR – Alabama – Cincinnati Bengals
  • Joe Milton III, QB – Tennessee – New England Patriots
  • Jonathon Brooks, RB – Texas – Carolina Panthers
  • Jordan Travis, QB – Florida State – New York Jets
  • Keon Coleman, WR – Florida State – Buffalo Bills
  • Ladd McConkey, WR – Georgia – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Laiatu Latu, DE – UCLA – Indianapolis Colts
  • Luke McCaffrey, WR – Rice – Washington Commanders
  • Malachi Corley, WR – Western Kentucky – New York Jets
  • Malik Nabers, WR – LSU – New York Giants
  • MarShawn Lloyd, RB – USC – Green Bay Packers
  • Marvin Harrison Jr., WR – Ohio State – Arizona Cardinals
  • Michael Penix Jr., QB – Washington – Atlanta Falcons
  • Michael Pratt, QB – Tulane – Green Bay Packers
  • Ricky Pearsall, WR – Florida – San Francisco 49ers
  • Roman Wilson, WR – Michigan – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Rome Odunze, WR – Washington – Chicago Bears
  • Spencer Rattler, QB – South Carolina – New Orleans Saints
  • Trey Benson, RB – Florida State – Arizona Cardinals
  • Troy Franklin, WR – Oregon – Denver Broncos
  • Will Shipley, RB – Clemson – Philadelphia Eagles
  • Xavier Legette, WR – South Carolina – Carolina Panthers
  • Xavier Worthy, WR – Texas – Kansas City Chiefs