NFL rookie mini-camps are in full swing and with that, we have jersey numbers for the latest crop of Buckeyes entering the league.
The NFL's strict rules on jersey numbers often force players into new and unfamiliar territory when it comes to the digit or digits that adorn their jerseys – we're not sure we'll ever get used to Vonn Bell in No. 48 – and this year that brings us Marshon Lattimore trading in his No. 2 for No. 34 with the New Orleans Saints, Malik Hooker moving to No. 29 for the Indianapolis Colts and linebacker Raekwon McMillan sporting No. 52 for the Miami Dolphins.
All seven of the Buckeyes drafted in April have NFL numbers, although cornerback Gareon Conley is wearing No. 2 during Oakland's rookie mini-camp and will be forced to choose a number in the 20–49 range before the start of the season.
Here's the full lineup of Ohio State rookies and their NFL jersey numbers at this time.
|Player||POS||Team||College Jersey No.||Pro Jersey No.|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||CB||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||2||34|
|MALIK HOOKER||S||INDIANAPOLIS COLTS||24||29|
|GAREON CONLEY||CB||OAKLAND RAIDERS||8||2*|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||WR||CAROLINA PANTHERS||4||10|
|RAEKWON McMILLAN||LB||MIAMI DOLPHINS||5||52|
|PAT ELFLEIN||C||MINNESOTA VIKINGS||65||65|
|NOAH BROWN||WR||DALLAS COWBOYS||80||85|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||P||PHILADELPHIA EAGLES||95||1*|
|CRAIG FADA||DL||HOUSTON TEXANS||38||60|
*Temporary offseason number.