Sure, as football fans and reporters, we watched the NFL draft with anticipation of which teams will make good picks, risky ones and ones that cause entire cities to simultaneously boo. But as with most great events, there's one other part of the show that can't be ignored: The fashion. So without further ado, we present the best and the worst of what seemed to be a very well dressed 2013 first-round draft class.

NFL Draft 2013: Best And Worst Dressed Slideshow


Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings)

Positive points for being one of the few in this draft class to really stand out, and of course, we're suckers for suspenders. But haven't we seen Kanye rocking a similar tux top and more casual bottom look lately? Perhaps you want to look into his role models more deeply.


Eric Fisher (Chiefs)

The pocket square was kind of loud, for our tastes. On purpose? If so, fashion forward. If not ...


Dion Jordan (Dolphins)

Third in the draft, number one bow tie in our hearts. Twitter vote: Hand tied or clip on? But seriously, we admire the simple suit with the accessory that pops. Or however fashion people say things like that.


Barkevious Mingo (Browns)

GQ called, Barkevious, and it likes your shoes. A lot. The neutral color of the suit is also something that our next featured dresser maybe might want to look at for his next outing ...


Tavon Austin (Rams)

We guess his backup plan if this whole NFL thing doesn't work out is to be your new real estate agent. Burgundy suits are only OK for a few reasons: If that was one of your college team's colors or if the local suit store ran out of suits. Sadly this is in New York and he went to West Virginia, so we're going to have to give him a thumbs down.


Sheldon Richardson (Jets)

It's hard to tell from this simple picture all of the details that went into this outfit: The perfectly contrasting shirt and polka-dot tie combo. The giant watch on one hand, and bracelet on the other (that looked like someone was anticipating a big contract coming into tonight).


EJ Manuel (Bills)

On the surface, Manuel's outfit hits all the right notes: Color-coordinated, flattering and simple. But even better? He wore pink to honor his mom, who is battling breast cancer. We can't think of a better reason to give him a thumbs up.


Eric Reid (49ers)

There is no better accessory than an adorable kid with a rocking hairpiece on your arm.


D.J. Fluker (Chargers)

We're fans of the suit, but there's a lot of patterns between that tie and pocket square.


Barry Sanders

The resounding opinion of the Twittersphere: Is that the best suit he owns?


Bjoern Werner (Colts)

Saw this smart black suit, immediately got Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" in our head. Let's hope there's a tailor that good in Indianapolis.


Ezekiel Ansah (Lions)

Large hipster glasses: Plus. And probably useful for studying the new playbook.


Lane Johnson (Eagles)

A low-key choice with a shirt with a great pattern--and even matching facial hair.


Kenny Vaccaro (Saints)

The vest may have meant a few extra buttons to put on, but it was well worth the extra effort for this outfit.

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