Last week, Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman, the team's 2016 first-round draft pick, announced that he would be wearing jersey number 19 as a rookie. When we asked whether fans cared that he was taking the number once worn by QB Bernie Kosar, 78% of voters answered, "Doesn't matter to me; wear whatever you want," while 20% of fans thought the number should have been exclusive to Kosar.
Today, the team announced what jersey numbers their entire rookie class, as well as the player they acquired via a trade, will wear during the offseason. When roster cuts are announced and more numbers become available in September, you might see some of these players change their jerseys -- so you might want to hold off on purchasing your favorite rookie's number.
2016 Draft Picks
- QB Cody Kessler (#5).
- WR Corey Coleman (#19).
- WR Ricardo Louis (#80). Worn by Dwayne Bowe in 2015.
- WR Jordan Payton (#84).
- WR Rashard Higgins (#81). Worn by Jim Dray in 2015.
- TE Seth DeValve (#87).
- OL Shon Coleman (#72). Worn by Mitchell Schwartz in 2015.
- OL Spencer Drango (#66).
- DL Carl Nassib (#94). Worn by Randy Starks in 2015.
- LB Emmanuel Ogbah (#90).
- LB Joe Schobert (#53). Worn by Craig Robertson in 2015.
- LB Scooby Wright III (#50).
- CB Trey Caldwell (#31). Worn by Donte Whitner in 2015.
- S Derrick Kindred (#30). Worn by Ibraheim Campbell in 2015.
Undrafted Rookie Free Agents
- FB Patrick Skov (#48).
- TE J.P. Holtz (#49).
- OL Mike Matthews (#60).
- DL Kyle Rose (#63).
- DL Nile Lawrence-Stample (#70).
- LB Dominique Alexander (#54). Worn by Scott Solomon in 2015.
- DB Tracy Howard (#41). Worn by Raheem Mostert in 2015.
- DB Kenya Dennis (#48).
- DB Mikell Everette (#49).
- DB A.J. Stamps (#39). Worn by Tashaun Gipson in 2015.
- K Brad Craddock (#3). Worn by Pat Devlin in 2015.
Acquired Via Trade
- CB Jamar Taylor (#27). Worn by Daryl Richardson in 2015.