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The Saints announced the official 2014 draft class’ jersey numbers and without further ado, here they are!
Brandin Cooks, WR, #10
The #10 jersey belonged to back up quarterback Chase Daniel in the last few years (2009-2012) and was then used by another back up quarterback, Seneca Wallace, during the 2013 preseason.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, #33
It’s hard to forget who was the last player who had #33 on his back: Jabari Greer was one of the most beloved players among the Who Dat Nation and we all hope SJB will make Greer proud!
Khairi Fortt, ILB, #54
From an inside linebacker to another: #54 was used by Will Herring during his tenure with the Saints (2011-2013), after switching from 53. Herring is currently a free agent after his one-year deal with the Cowboys was called off.
Vinnie Sunseri, SS, #43
#43 is switching from offense to defense. Darren Sproles did great things with that jersey number, let’s see what Sunseri can do to make us forget Sproles. Just kidding, we love you Sprolsy!
Ronald Powell, OLB, #56
Remember Jo-Lonn Dunbar? He’s the last player who wore #56 in New Orleans. He left the Saints at the end of the 2011 season to join the St. Louis Rams.
Tavon Rooks, OT, #74
Jermon Bushrod, who now plays in Chicago, was the last Saints who wore the #74 jersey. Instead of seeing that number on the left side of the offensive line we’ll see it on the right side, as Rooks is seen “exclusively” as a right tackle by the coaching staff.