Throwback Thursday: Looking Back at Future NFL Stars' Draft Outfits

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2014

Florida State's Deion Sanders, left, reacts as he sits with television reporter Andrea Kremer, at his agent's suburban home in Winnetka, Ill., on April 23, 1989.   Sanders was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of  the NFL draft.  Sanders, a two-time All-American cornerback at FSU, was the fifth player selected in the first round.     (AP Photo)
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The 2014 NFL draft is almost here, so it's fitting to dedicate this week's "Throwback Thursday" to previous drafts.

Throughout the years, draftees' styles have changed. Outfits have gone from relaxed to fancy suits. Of course, wardrobes have been kicked up a notch as the draft continues to grow as a marquee event.

Here's a look at some of the best outfits from previous NFL drafts. 

Lynn Swann, who was drafted 21st overall in the 1974 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, had some serious style:

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Back in 1989, Deion Sanders was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the draft by the Atlanta Falcons:

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Brett Favre was selected 33rd overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft:

Ray Lewis became the Baltimore Ravens' second-ever draftee when the team selected him with the 26th overall pick in the 1996 NFL draft:

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Peyton Manning was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1998 NFL draft:

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The Philadelphia Eagles took Donovan McNabb with the second overall pick back in 1999:

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Drew Brees was taken with the 32nd overall pick by the San Diego Chargers back in 2001:

[Sports Illustrated]