Cue up the speculation, instant reaction and booing—the NFL draft is here.With everyone's favorite let's-read-a-bunch-of-names event of the year (eat it, Academy Awards) upon us once again, it's only fitting that this glorious spectacle is analyzed from all angles.
Sure, there'll be plenty of ink and airtime devoted to whether Geno Smith can thrive in the league. There'll be endless talk through training camp and the preseason about whether Bjoern Werner can turn his raw talent and potential into something substantial. Talking heads and columnists and that guy at the bar will all have wisdom on what late-rounder will be the next Tom Brady.
But it's all unknown. Prognostication. Wishful thinking. Answers won't start coming until midseason or later. There is no sure thing like Andrew Luck in 2013, or an oh-my-god-let's-trade-everything-for-him player like RGIII.
So much is up in the air—except the suits. No looking ahead is needed to know if a color combination bombs. We're getting it in 1080p right in front of us.
Twenty-three players were given an invite to Radio City Music Hall for Thursday, and those who show will be dressed for the biggest photo op of their lives. Whether they end up legends or busts, this night—and the associated images—will last forever.
Thus, it's best to look, well, your best. Let's grade who did just that.