Jersey number news: Draft picks get their numbers 


You know their names.

Now you know their numbers.

The Panthers' draft picks have selected the jersey numbers they'll wear as NFL rookies.

First-round draft choice Brian Burns will wear No. 53. The edge defender wore No. 99 at Florida State, but that one is already taken by defensive tackle Kawaan Short. Ten previous Panthers have worn 53, with the most recent – linebacker Ben Jacobs – having just exchanged his jersey for a coach's polo this offseason as Carolina's new assistant special teams coach.

Second-round selection Greg Little will wear No. 74, the same number the hulking offensive tackle wore at Ole Miss. Eleven Panthers of the past have worn 74. Michael Oher, a pretty famous blindside blocker from Ole Miss, wore 73 for the Panthers but 74 in college and with the Ravens.

Third-round selection Will Grier will wear No. 3. The No. 7 that the quarterback wore in college and just down the road at Davidson Day School is already being worn by fellow quarterback Kyle Allen. Seven Panthers have previously won No. 3, most recently longtime Cam Newton backup Derek Anderson.

The rest of the numbers go like this:

  • LB/DE Christian Miller - No. 50
  • RB Jordan Scarlett - No. 20
  • OT Dennis Daley - No. 65
  • WR Terry Godwin - No. 17

A couple of key free agents recently added to the roster also now have their numbers. Edge defender Bruce Irvin will wear No. 55, and wide receiver Chris Hogan will wear No. 15.

Go behind the scenes for production photos featuring the Panthers' top three picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.