Cam Newton could very well be the next Steve Young. He could be the next Ryan Leaf.
But what’s the most important is how he’ll be remembered. Or, to be precise, how he looked. No matter how good or awful all of the top 2011 NFL Draft picks do, inevitably their New York moment of shaking Roger Goodell’s hand will be endlessly replayed on SportsCenter as their career paths are dissected.
It’s like their prom nights: they dress to the nines, the pictures will be framed, but instead of going home with an outrageous dinner bill and nothing but a kiss on the cheek, they come home with a massive new contract.
For this, they must look their best.
Some will don suits that even James Bond would nod in approval at, and some, well, some will just wind up here.
So who passed the fashion police’s test and who will live in Craig Sager-levels of infamy?