Jacksonville Jaguars Announce Numbers for 2021 Draft Picks: Trevor Lawrence Receives No. 16, Travis Etienne Receiving No. 1
As the Jacksonville Jaguars prepare to send their rookies to the rookie mini camp on Saturday’s practice field, the team has announced the long-awaited reveal of jersey numbers for each of their nine draft picks.
Here are the first numbers for the 2021 Jaguars Draft Class, from Trevor Lawrence No. 1 to recipient Jalen Camp in round six. However, all numbers can change as we get closer to week 1.
- QB Trevor Lawrence: No. 16.
- RB Travis Etienne: No. 1.
- CB Tyson Campbell: No. 32.
- OT Walker Little: No. 72.
- S Andre Cisco: No. 38.
- DL Jay Tufele: No. 97.
- EDGE Jordan Smith: No. 92.
- TE Luke Farrell: No. 89.
- WR Jalen Camp: No. 12.
Lawrence’s number is far from surprising considering he donned the number 16 in both high school and college and that he has already done full photoshoots in a number 16 Jaguar jersey.
Etienne as number 1 is the Jaguars’ first application of the NFL’s new numbering rule. The rule change proposed by the Kansas City Chiefs after a shortage of jersey numbers in 2020 allows running backs, tight ends, fullbacks, H-backs, and wide receivers to wear the numbers 1-49 and 80-89; ; Defenders can choose from 1-49; Linebackers 1-59 and 90-99; offensive linemen 50-79; and lines of defense 50-79 and 90-99. QBs, kickers and punters stay in 1-19.
Getting Campbell in 32nd place is a bit of a surprise as no Jaguar player has worn the number since Maurice Jones-Drew last played for the team in 2013. Jones-Drew is one of the top players in franchise history, and his number has never been officially retired, it’s clear that no other player was number 32 for any reason.
Luke Farrell is the latest in a long line of Jaguar shortages bearing the # 89. First, Marcedes Lewis put them on for over a decade. Then Josh Oliver for two seasons. Now it will be Farrell’s responsibility to make his own.
The Jaguars will begin training this afternoon at 12:45 p.m. as their rookie class will take to the field together for the first time in 2021.