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Eagles release draft picks' jersey numbers

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Al Bello

There are somethings that fans hold sacred, whether they are trivial or improve their team. One of the more trivial items that oddly matter to a fanbase on jersey numbers. Some fans hope their favorites player wears their favorite number, others just hold certain numbers at certain positions as traditionally relevant. In a game that features 53 men on a roster, for the casual fans, it is a way of identifying the players on the team. For die-hard fans, it is part of the players' identity.

Today, the Eagles announced the full list of their draft picks' jersey numbers. Here are the numbers as follows:

  • Lane Johnson is 65 (wore 69 in college, number is worn by Evan Mathis)
  • Zach Ertz is 86 (wore same number at Stanford)
  • Bennie Logan is 96 (wore 93 and 18 in college, 93 is worn by Ronnie Cameron)
  • Matt Barkley is 2 (wore 7 in college, but Mike Vick currently owns the number)
  • Earl Wolff is 28 (wore 27 in college, Brandon Hughes current wears that number)
  • Joe Kruger is 73 (wore 99 in college, the number is retired for Jerome Brown, Matt Reynolds also wears 73)
  • Jordan Poyer is 33 (wore 14 in college, DBs are forced to wear 20-49 in the NFL)
  • David King is 78 (wore 90 in college, the number is currently worn by Antonio Dixon, Matt Kopa also wears 78)