Their familiar 7s and 14s were taken, so the two most high-profile. draft picks on the Panthers roster are going to have new identities when they get here this weekend for minicamp.
QB Jimmy Clausen wore 7 throughout his time at Notre Dame, but that belongs to P Jason Baker. Likewise WR Armanti Edwards wore 14 at Appalachian State, but that's QB Hunter Cantwell here .
So Clausen will wear 2 and Edwards 10, and they'll be among the most closely watched numbers on the field this weekend.
Here's a look at the rest of the draft pick numbers, along with some of the free agents picked up this offseason:
WR Brandon LaFell (11), LB Eric Norwood (92), DE Greg Hardy (76), WR David Gettis (12), S Jordan Pugh (29), QB Tony Pike (16), CB R.J. Stanford (35) and CB Robert McClain (36).
Also, K Todd Carter (5), WR Wallace Wright (15), S Aaron Francisco (21), CB Marcus Hudson (25), CB Brian Witherspoon (32), LB Brett Warren (48), C Steve Justice (63) and DT Ed Johnson (99).
The Panthers have Norwood listed as a defensive end on thier roster, but coach John Fox said the plan was to start him at strong-side linebacker.
As for numbers, equipment manager Jackie Miles will often sit on the numbers of departed veterans who had a little clout around here.
So it's worth noting at the moment there's no 17, 45 or 53, and it would be surprising if QB Jake Delhomme's number gets issued for a while.
— Darin Gantt