Posted: 2:46 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013
By David Fucillo
The San Francisco 49ers added eleven new players to the team over the weekend at the 2013 NFL Draft, and will be adding several more when they officially sign undrafted free agents to contracts. For now, the team has announced jersey numbers for the drafted rookies, as well as some of their free agent additions.
5 - QB B.J. Daniels
11 - WR Quinton Patton
33 - CB Marcus Cooper
35 - S Eric Reid
38 - RB Marcus Lattimore
54 - LB Nick Moody
71 - OT Carter Bykowski
71-- DL Quinton Dial
89 - TE Vance McDonald
95 - DL Cornellius "Tank" Carradine
96 - OLB Corey Lemonier
You'll notice some numbers appear twice, including No. 17 (Dial, Bykowski) and No. 89 (Morrah and McDonald). Jim Harbaugh was hoping McDonald would go with No. 89, in an homage to former tight end and Jim Harbaugh head coach Mike Ditka.
The most "interesting" number, if you will, has to be No. 11 going to WR Quinton Patton. That number had been claimed for a few years, but it's back on the market, and Patton grabs it. The 49ers are an interesting group in that a lot of their wide receivers sport numbers in the teens. Michael Crabtree wears No. 15, A.J. Jenkins sports No. 17 and Kyle Williams wears No. 10.
Do you plan on purchasing a rookie jersey yet? If so, what number will get the call?