Top 10 Suits From the First Round of the 2014 NFL Draft

The Best Suits From Opening Night of the 2014 NFL Draft

The Best Suits From Opening Night of the 2014 NFL Draft
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The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is over and it was by far the biggest and most publicized opening night in league history. The stars were out dressed in their red carpet best (well, most of them) and now we’re here to debate some very important sports material (sarcasm): Who had the best suit on Thursday night?

10. Blake Bortles

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10. Blake Bortles

10. Blake Bortles
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The underrated quarterback from Central Florida kept it classy and simple with a solid blue jacket and just a hint of flash with the small polkadot tie. He went No. 3 overall, so anyone who bashed his conservative choice now looks foolish.

9. Jimmy Garoppolo

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9. Jimmy Garoppolo

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He wasn’t selected in the first round, but the Eastern Illinois signal-caller looked the part on Thursday night with a great choice that showed a little of his school colors without going overboard. Assuming he’s selected on the second day of the draft, it’ll be interesting to see if he tops this look with another suit.

8. Calvin Pryor

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8. Calvin Pryor

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While some of his defensive back counterparts embarrassed themselves with night club waiter looks, this Louisville safety showed the style of the “small school” with a great color combination and just enough pattern to keep things interesting. Great combination of classic and modern looks here.

7. Jake Matthews

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7. Jake Matthews

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He knew he was going to be selected in the top 10 and he didn’t stray from his roots: The latest prodigy of the legendary NFL Matthews family kept it simple with this color, but made sure everyone knew where he was from with his western cut pants and ostrich boots. He was definitely the biggest splash of Thursday night.

6. Teddy Bridgewater

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6. Teddy Bridgewater

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The wait was worth it for this quarterback and he made sure everyone knew he was there with a stunning grey suit and a Louisville Cardinal red tie with matching pocket square. This was a great look for Bridgewater and we’ll likely see it again during his rookie season.

5. Sammy Watkins

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5. Sammy Watkins

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Another player who knew he would be a top-10 pick is Sammy Watkins, who flashed the orange tie for Clemson, but kept it classy with a subtle-patterned suit that made his entire look pop. Great look for a future superstar on draft night.

4. Justin Gilbert

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4. Justin Gilbert

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Not everyone can pull off a plaid tie, but Justin Gilbert made it happen with a simple suit and a solid-colored pocket square to accent the tie. Since he was a surprise top-10 pick, it’s fitting that he cracked the top four on our best suits list.

3. Brandin Cooks

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3. Brandin Cooks

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There’s nothing worse than a suit that doesn’t fit. Brandin Cooks knows that and showed up in an exceptionally well-tailored look that was accented with great popping colors on a great base. This kid knows how to dress or he’s got a heck of a woman to help him. Either way, he was a day one winner.

2. Kyle Fuller

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2. Kyle Fuller

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The Bears’ pick of Kyle Fuller was a slight surprise, but that was immediately forgotten when he walked out in this stunning ensemble. The dark-colored base with the bold popping tie and pocket square takes guts to pull off and he did it with authority. This was the second-best look of the night.

1. Khalil Mack

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1. Khalil Mack

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The No. 1 look of the first round goes to a player who many thought should be the No. 1 overall pick. Khalil Mack turned heads when he first appeared at Radio City Music Hall with this incredible blue suit and then just made us speechless with his subtle-patterned shirt and polkadot tie. He absolutely stole the show on Thursday night and we can’t wait to see the encore at his upcoming press conference.


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