With the draft complete, it’s time to get back to business as the team continues to prepare for the 2017 NFL season.
With the draft complete on Saturday evening, the Green Bay Packers headed into the war room to begin work on the upcoming season with the new members of the football team. The first order of business is to assign the newest members of the Packers organization their numbers for the team.
Per acmepackingcompany.com, on Sunday, the Packers rookies got the number they will be wearing. While the newest players look to see if their number is available that they had in college, it’s not always a guarantee with the numbers players wear. In the NFL, you must wear a range of numbers depending on where you play and are listed on the team’s roster.
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Packers first selection, cornerback Kevin King, was one of the few that was able to grab the same number he had in college. The former Washington CB will showcase the number 20, just as he did in college and will hopefully have the same success in the NFL as he had in the college game.
As a member of the Wisconsin Badgers, Vince Biegel didn’t have to travel far to find his newest home and his NFL debut. The team’s fourth selection wore the number 47 as a Badger, but due to that number being occupied by linebacker Jake Ryan, Biegel will wear the closest available number to it, number 45.
It doesn’t always end in the player getting the number he wanted, as is the case for Josh Jones and Montravius Adams. Jones wore 11 in college, but can’t wear that as a defensive back, he will wear the number 27 in the pros as a Packer. Adams who wore number 1, will now wear 90 as a defensive lineman.
The other jersey’s given out were Jamaal Williams #30, Deangelo Yancey #16, Aaron Jones #33, Kofi Amichia #79, Devante Mays #41, and Malachi Dupre #19.
Welcome to the squad and congrats on becoming a member of the Packers with your jersey number!