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Arizona Cardinals Assign Numbers to Rookie Draft Class

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The Arizona Cardinals have assigned numbers to their entire rookie class (eight draft picks and 9 undrafted free agents). I'm not sure if this is common practice for the Cardinals but not a single rookie retained the same number that they wore in college, even if the number was avaliable.

  • Chris "Beanie" Wells #26 (Keith Lewis currently has #28)
  • Cody Brown #52 (Donovan Raiola currently has #50)
  • Rashad Johnson #41 (Alex Shor currently has #49)
  • Greg Toler #32 (He wore #8 in college but that number is avaliable)
  • Herman Johnson #67 (Jason Banks currently has #79)
  • Will Davis #59 (Anquan Boldin currently has #81 but an OLB can't wear a receiver number anyways)
  • LaRod Stephens-Howling #36 (Tim Hightower currently has #34)
  • Trevor Canfield #60 (Deuce Lutui currently has #76)

It'll be interesting to see if any of the guys switch their number once some guys are cut during training camp. I'd think that Chris Wells, Cody Brown and Rashad Johnson stand a better chance of making the roster than Keith Lewis (although his chances are fairly good), Donovan Raiola and Alex Shor. Toler couldn't wear his collieagate number because defensive backs aren't allowed to wear single digit numbers in the NFL.

  • Justin Brown #12 (He wore #81 at Hampton)
  • Chase Bullock #96 (He wore #42 at Maryland but that number is avaliable)
  • Tony Davis #37 (Larry Fitzgerald currently has #11)
  • Jameel Dowling #43 (Tyler Palko currently has #3)
  • Khalil El-Amin #64 (Jason Banks currently has #79)
  • Shane Morales #10 (Old Grey Beard currently has #13)
  • Brandon Pearce #65 (He wore #71 at Memphis but that number is avaliable)
  • Reggie Walker #55 (Clark Haggans currently has #53)
  • Michael Ray Garvin #18 (DRC currently has #29)