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This year's NFL Draft has a unique feel to it, thanks to the NFL loosening the mandate on jersey numbers across the league. For the first time in league history, skill-position players, linebackers, and defensive backs aren't limited toward certain regulations of jersey numbers -- opening the floodgates for single-digit jersey numbers around the league.

Here are the new NFL jersey number regulations, which were approved last month: 

  • Quarterback: 1-19
  • Running back/wide receiver/tight end: 1-49, 80-89
  • Offensive line: 50-79
  • Defensive line: 50-79, 90-99
  • Linebacker: 1-59, 90-99
  • Cornerback/safety: 1-49
  • Kicker/punter: 1-19

Here are the first-round picks that officially announced their jersey numbers:

Pitts, Chase, and Smith already have taken advantage of the league's new jersey number rule -- and more skill position players and defensive backs will certainly follow. Patrick Surtain II has considered wearing No. 2 for the Denver Broncos and Micah Parsons wants No. 11 from Cedric Wilson on the Dallas Cowboys

More jersey numbers will be revealed as the 90-man rosters are filled, but this year's class will start a trend of single-digit jersey numbers at new positions. Helps they don't have to reimburse the league for unsold jerseys of their old number, unlike certain veterans already on a roster.