Some Buckeyes have new numbers.
With NFL rookie minicamps beginning this weekend, the majority of Ohio State’s 2022 NFL rookie class has their jersey numbers, including the Buckeyes’ highest pick in the draft, Garrett Wilson.
Wilson is set to wear No. 17 with the New York Jets – obviously a change from the No. 5 he wore at Ohio State – while Jets teammate Jeremy Ruckert will see a more slight change, wearing No. 89 in New York compared to the No. 88 he wore with the Buckeyes.
Tyreke Smith, who wore No. 11 with the Buckeyes, will now be wearing No. 92 with the Seattle Seahawks while Thayer Munford will be wearing No. 77 with the Las Vegas Raiders, switching from the No. 75 he wore at Ohio State.
Nicholas Petit-Frere is the only rookie so far who will not be changing his number at the next level as the former Ohio State offensive tackle will still wear No. 78 with the Tennessee Titans.
Former Buckeye running back Master Teague, who signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent, will wear No. 38. He wore No. 33 at Ohio State.
With other rookie minicamps not beginning until next weekend, there are several rookies who have not yet received their jersey numbers. This includes Saints’ first-round pick Chris Olave as well as Haskell Garrett, who signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent. They should have their numbers announced next week.
It’s also worth noting that while most of these numbers will likely remain, many of them are still subject to change before the start of the NFL season.