The 10 Ugliest NFL Draft Day Fashion Choices

2011 NFL Draft
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Today’s NFL draft finally gives football fans a welcome respite from languishing in boredom since the end of last season. For many of us, the outcome of this draft will determine our happiness levels for the next several years. If your team selects the next Peyton Manning, you can eagerly anticipate multiple playoff appearances. If your team picks the next Ryan Leaf, get ready to spend countless Sundays screaming at the TV with white-hot rage.

Only time can tell us which players will rise to the top, but there’s one thing we can judge them on immediately…their style. Sure, it might not correlate to success on the field, but draft day style has been a low moment for many NFL players.

JaMarcus Russell

2007 NFL Draft - April 28, 2007
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JaMarcus Russell wasn’t the first (and won’t be the last) player to wear an all-black suit/shirt/tie combo, but it always sets a tone about as depressing as Russell’s career.

Akili Smith

Akili Smith
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A vest enhances a suit, unless you button it all the way up to the neck. The look worn by Donovan McNabb (picked just before Smith) would’ve been a smarter choice.

Justin Smith

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He decided to attend the draft without a tie. We guess he was going for that “wedding reception at 3 a.m.” look?

Drew Bledsoe

1993 NFL Draft
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If you think not wearing a tie is bad, Drew Blesdsoe didn’t even wear a jacket. You’re getting drafted, not going to Olive Garden!

LaDanian Tomlinson

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Gold shirt, gold tie and no lapels made for a very unimpressive start to a very impressive career.

Aaron Curry

2009 NFL Draft
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It looks like he got his suit buffed and polished before the Seahawks drafted him.

Deion Sanders

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Although he lived up to his style, most people shouldn’t copy Neon Deion‘s track suit and gold chain look.

Tim Couch

Paul Tagliabue & Tim Couch
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Despite being the first overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft, Tim Couch picked a suit most dads would wear to work.

Peyton Manning

NFL Draft
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He basically did everything better than Tim Couch, from playing quarterback to sporting the hand-me-down suit look.

Brett Favre

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Brett Favre gets paid to say he loves Wrangler jeans–but judging from this photo, he’s always had a love for denim.

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Neal Stastny (@NealStas) is a comedian and writer in New York.