BIRDLAND – Falcons first-round draft pick Julio Jones has been assigned No. 11.
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Jones wore No. 8 at Alabama. But that number is assigned to backup quarterback Chris Redman. He wore No. 82 in high school. Long snapper Joe Zelenka wears No. 82.
During his press conference on Friday, Jones didn’t really care about his new jersey number. He said that the player inside of the jersey makes the number.
Owner Arthur Blank liked that answer.
Here are the numbers for the rest of the draft picks – 43 Akeem Dent, 22 Jacquizz Rodgers, 5 Matt Bosher, 69 Andrew Jackson and 93 Cliff Matthews.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog