The Minnesota Vikings have announced which numbers will be assigned to the ten players that they drafted this past week. So, if you want to get a quick jump on ordering that new Mistral Raymond jersey from the NFL Shop, you can feel free to do so.
Here are the numbers that have been assigned to the newest Vikings.
Christian Ponder - #7 (in case anyone was still holding out hope that Tarvaris Jackson would be back in 2011)
Kyle Rudolph - #82 (please, please, please don't let it be a curse)
Christian Ballard - #99
Brandon Burton - #36
DeMarcus Love - #75
Mistral Raymond - #30
Brandon Fusco - #63
Ross Homan - #57
D'Aundre Reed - #92
Stephen Burton - #86
It's interesting to note that Jackson is the only person from last year's team that had his number given to one of the Vikings' rookies. He didn't even get a chance to sell it to the new guy. . .but, then again, Ponder doesn't strike me as the kind of guy that would raise a huge stink over which number is on his jersey.