In what passes for major news these days, former Wisconsin Badgers running back, and current Indianapolis Colts second round draft selection, Jonathan Taylor has selected a new number to wear once his NFL career gets started. After being No. 23 throughout his entire college and high school career, Taylor will now be No. 28, according to posts that went up on Monday.
Currently, cornerback Kenny Moore II, a four-year veteran out of Valdosta State, is the proud owner of No. 23. Will Taylor offer him money for it eventually? A lifetime supply of Toppers Pizza?? Do his laundry for a whole year??? Right now this all speculation, but know this: we here at Bucky’s 5th Quarter will be on the case if any news is leaked.
According to the Colts website there have apparently been many other people that have worn No. 28. They include Idrees Bashir, Stevie Brown, Lee Davis, Marshall Faulk, Cleveland Franklin, Perry Griggs, Dwight Harrison, Marlin Jackson, *Joe Kodba, Mike Lush, *Len McCormick, Bo Metcalf, Chuckie Miller, Chris Milton, *Bob Nelson, Jimmy Orr, Howard Satterwhite, Cotton Speyrer, Jordan Todman, Greg Toler, Ed Toner, Payton Williams, Tito Wooten and Tom Zbikowski.
Hey, Marshall Faulk was a great running back! That’s gotta be a good omen for Taylor.
Personally, I think No. 32 would have been a better choice, but that number was assigned to third round pick, safety Julian Blackmon. You’d think Taylor would’ve head right of first refusal since he was picked higher, and maybe he did and just didn’t use it wisely. If any current NFL draftees need a uniform number consultant, you know where to find me.
Anyway, the Colts seem happy with their pick of Taylor and his long list of accomplishments and I can’t wait to watch him run behind their offensive line whenever the NFL starts back up again.