It's always fun to project what numbers the rookies will choose(obviously based on availability), or in the case of a high round pick, some 50k of that signing bonus could go to the incumbant to aquire their jersey number.
I wanted to take some guesses as to which numbers our prospects will be sporting this season.
Ryan Kerrigan(college # - 94) - Adam Carriker wears #94, and I don't see him giving that number up.
Options - 91 - I can't see Holliday being brought back, so my top choice would be his old number.
55 - Not my favorite #, but he could show his true LB side by selecting in the 50's(ala Seau)
Jarvis Jenkins(college # - 99) - I will assume Jarvis goes for #99 with the skins; it only make sense, and it is available.
Leonard Hankerson(college # - 85) - 85 make the most sense here, and I don't think there is a chance in hell Mike Furrey comes back.
Options - 88 - He has drawn comparisons to Irvin, and he could erase memories of what #88 did to us over the years, but doing the same thing to the Cowboys. They also are both from The U.
Roy Helu(college # - 10) - NFL RB's are not allowed to wear #'s in the teens, so I look for him to switch to a number in the 20's or 30's(40's are just plain ugle for a RB).
Options - 21 - This in one of my favorite #'s for a RB. I love to see him in it.
28 - Another sweet RB # (IMO)
Dejon Gomes(college # - 7) - DB's have to be in the 20's, 30's or 40's, so no #7 for him here.
Options - 27 - I love my DB's in the 20's, so this make sense.
Niles Paul(college # - 24) - Man, I love 88 for this kid, plus, I think we already have enough WR's in the teens.
Options - 88 - He would look like a beast in this #
84 - Strong number too(actually, I'll take that back. Galloway wore it)
14 - Maybe he decides to drop ten.
Evan Royster(college # - 22) - Unless Rogers leaves, Royster will have to find a new number. zi say he sticks in the 20's
Options - 22(if Rogers leaves)
28 - He could follow in the number of the RB whos record he broke at PSU
Aldrick Robinson(college # - 24) - As a smaller WR, I could likely see him going in the teens.
Options - 14 - Keep the 4, decrease by 10. Makes sense.
84 - He may want to wear something in the 80's
Brandyn Thompson(college # - 13) - Does it really matter?
Options - whatever is left
Maurice Hurt(college # - 74) - Heyer wears #74, so unless he is released, Hurt will have to look elsewhere.
Options - 70 - #70 is kinda sweet.
55 - I like G's in the 50's
Markus White(college # - 98) - Yeah, good luck getting 98 from Rak
Options - Whatever's available in the 50's or 90's
Chris Nield(college # - 90) - Jarmon is wearing #90, so I don't think Nield is getting that. He has to stay in the 90's though.
Options - 96 - He could take this number if Kemo is gone(which we all hope is the case)