Philadelphia Eagles rookie jersey numbers, with analysis
One day after most of the Philadelphia Eagles’ draft picks signed their rookie contracts and locked in base salaries for the next four years, the team announced a different breed of figures: jersey numbers.
Fans on social media have been clamoring to learn what numbers the Eagles’ newcomers will wear, and Friday morning, Philly tweet out a video showcasing the digits each of their eight draft picks will have emblazoned on their uniforms.
It all starts today. #EaglesDraft pick jersey numbers [?] : pic.twitter.com/9Fq3LTCC6u
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 12, 2017
This all comes the day the Eagles are slated to open rookie minicamp. In case you didn’t want to watch the full video, here’s a quick breakdown of the jersey numbers, with some not-too-important analysis.
Defensive tackle Bennie Logan wore No. 96 in Philly for four years before signing with the Chiefs in March. It’s usually odd to see new player take the number of a familiar face, but as a slim edge rusher, Barnett has a different style of play than Logan. That should ease the transition for fans, especially if Barnett lives up to his potential as a first-round pick.
Jones tore his Achilles in March, so we might not see this number in game action during the 2017 season. Still, No. 22 seems right for a No. 1 corner — and the Eagles hope Jones, a second-round pick, will eventually develop into one.