It’s too early for this obviously but for the heck of it:
I reckon Jerrett (20), Bird (24) and Howlett (40) are gone. Based on that:
Stringer - #5 - he is the type of game breaker that belongs in the #5. Sends him the strong message that we are backing him in to be a star of the club despite the circumstances surrounding his entry. And, just quietly, I reckon Jim would love it.
Smith - #20 - just 'cos. It’s round like his old number.
Saad - #24 - always reminds me of Smokin’ Joe this number and I can already imagine Saad smoking a lot of opponents this year. It’s also a deserved upgrade on his old number (and the inverse of it, for what it is worth).
Leave #4 perhaps for next year’s first pick. Leave #31 for Fletch junior.