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LOOK: Denver Broncos unveil Patrick Surtain’s number for rookie season

Patrick Surtain II defends a pass versus Texas A&M receiver
Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Surtain II now has his number for the Denver Broncos.

As the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the former Alabama cornerback will wear No. 2. He sported the same number through three seasons (2018-20) for the Crimson Tide. The Broncos unveiled the news on Monday via its Twitter account.

Surtain, a native of Plantation, Fla., was a five-star athlete for the Tide. He finished his collegiate career with 117 tackles, 27 pass breakups, and four interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder was the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and a Unanimous First-Team All-American selection in 2020. He was regarded as the most complete cornerback in the draft.

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Surtain turned in a 40-time of 4.46 seconds and had a 39″ vertical at Alabama’s Pro Day.

He was the fifth cornerback that Nick Saban has placed in the first round since 2010.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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