Atlanta Falcons draft picks reveal their jersey numbers
The Atlanta Falcons were praised for their draft class as a whole, as they were able to target several positions of need throughout the three-day draft process.
Many of these draft picks will be counted on from day one, this is not a team that has the luxury of using each of their draft picks in limited roles. Drake London specifically will be called upon from the first snap of the regular season to be the leader of his position group.
We now know what number each Falcons draft pick will wear
For some reason, it is always exciting to learn what numbers each player will wear, and this season is no different for the Falcons. Each one of the team’s draft selections has picked their number that they will hopefully flourish in.
Here are the jersey numbers each player will wear:
- Drake London – 5
- Arnold Ebiketie – 47
- Troy Anderson – 44
- Desmond Ridder – 4
- DeAngelo Malone – 51
- Tyler Allgeier – 25
- Justin Shaffer – 75
- John FitzPatrick – 87
Starting off with Drake London, he will go from number 15 in college to number 5 in the pros. He likely would have chosen his USC number but quarterback Feleipe Franks currently holds the rights to 15.
Arnold Ebiketie will be moving from 17 at Penn State to 47 with the Falcons. Again, he would have likely chosen 17 but Olamide Zaccheaus currently sports 17.
Troy Anderson chose an interesting number as the number 44 will likely bring out past memories of another linebacker who wore 44 for the Falcons. Most of these memories will be surrounded by disappointment as Vic Beasley is obviously the player who comes to mind.
Many thought Desmond Ridder would end up with the number 9 as that is what he wore at Cincinnati, however, newly signed pass rusher, Lorenzo Carter already nabbed that number, so instead, he went with 4.
DeAngelo Malone could have gone with his college number (10) but he decided to switch it to 51.
Tyler Allgeier will be rocking the same number he wore at BYU.
And finally, the two UGA players will both be wearing different numbers than their days at Georgia.