The names are the same— only the numbers have been changed. As is custom, those who’ve recently made the jump from the amateur to professional ranks are familiarizing themselves with a whole new set of numbers. Different playbook designations, different addresses, and certainly different bank account balances. But as far as fans are concerned, they typically begin to identify with a player based on his number, and the new jerseys of the Seminoles turned professional are now listed on NFL rosters.
- Running back Dalvin Cook, the top ’Nole off the board, will wear No. 33 for the Minnesota Vikings.
- Next drafted was defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who will sport the No. 57 for the Denver Broncos.
- Defensive back Marquez White is headed to the Dallas Cowboys, where he’ll pull on the No. 39.
- A pair of FSU players are headed for the Windy City: receiver Kermit Whitfield will don No. 2 for the Chicago Bears, and fullback Freddie Stevenson will wear No. 43.
- Receiver Bobo Wilson has signed with the Buccaneers, and he’ll be Tampa Bay’s No. 85.
- Although it’s not listed on the New York Giants’ official roster as of yet, receiver Travis Rudolph has posted an Instagram pic of himself in a No. 19 jersey.
- Finally, offensive lineman Roderick Johnson, who was drafted by the Browns, has not yet been assigned a number. Leave it to Cleveland to pull up the rear.