The rookies have arrived in Baltimore for the start of this weekend’s minicamp.
As part of the transition to the NFL, the rookies were also assigned their jersey numbers. The numbers are subject to change after minicamp and during the offseason, as the 90-man roster is fluid at this time of the year, but these are the current roster assignments.
Some players get a choice on their numbers, but they have to pick based on what’s already taken from the veterans.
A few of the notable number assignments are for the team’s first three draft picks.
Here’s an overview of the number assignments for all 10 of the team’s 2013 draft picks:
First Round: S Matt Elam, No. 31
Second Round: LB Arthur Brown, No. 59
Third Round: DT Brandon Williams, No. 98
Fourth Round: OLB
Fourth Round: FB
Fifth Round: G/T
Sixth Round: DE
Sixth Round: C
Seventh Round: WR
Seventh Round: CB
As expected, Nos. 52 and 20 went unassigned.
Also note, that newly signed linebacker