Rookie mini-camps are cranking up this weekend for the Buccaneers, the Dolphins and the Jaguars and especially, for their draft picks, who will be participating in new jerseys and most, with a new number, too. Some of those may change, when we get to training camp or the regular season, but, for now, here’s the quick breakdown.
First in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers welcome in #1 pick DT Vita Vea of Washington and his fellow draftees, and here’s the latest with their jerseys.
Vea will wear his same #50 that he wore for the Huskies in the Pac-12. Meanwhile, second round pick RB Ronald Jones will switch from his USC #25, which belongs to fellow RB Peyton Barber, to #22, for now.
And the Bucs other second round picks, defensive backs M.J. Stewart of UNC has #36 and Carlton Davis from Auburn will wear #33. Finally, new third round pick offensive lineman Alex Cappa has #65 for now, too.
For the Dolphins, here is a quick video breakdown of their new players and jerseys:
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 10, 2018
Top pick Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama will keep his #29 with the Fins. Meanwhile, second round pick tight end Mike Gesicki will wear #86. He wore #88 at Penn State a year ago, but that currently belongs to receiver Leonte Caroo.
Third round pick Jerome Baker of Ohio State switches from #17 from the Buckeyes to #55 in Miami. Fourth rounder tight end Durham Smythe from Notre Dame will have #46 for now.
Finally, in Jacksonville, here’s the lowdown on the Jaguars draft pick numbers:
90 – DL @tavenbryan93
17 – WR @DJChark82
36 – S @Rharr_15
76 – OL @Will_MadlyLoved
3 – QB @TannerLee13_
48 – LB Leon Jacobs
9 – P @LoganCooke2
— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) May 7, 2018
#90 for their top pick is new for Taven Bryan, as he wore #93 with the Gators. But, um, Calais Campbell has that number, and therefore, the rookie gets another one. Second rounder D.J. Chark of LSU goes from #7 in college to #17, for now. And safety Ronnie Harrison of Alabama must give up his college #15 in favor a Jaguar #36.
Fourth rounder tackle Will Richardson of N.C. State will also switch from his Wolfpack #54 to #76, now in the NFL.
What’s in a number?
Sometimes nothing or sometimes, it means a lot.
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