- The NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday with the first round of action getting underway
- One prospect is already receiving votes to be the best dressed prospect
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The best part of watching the NFL Draft is seeing the various prospects and their decked-out attire.
It’s more than just a professional event, it’s a chance for players to make a statement as they begin a new era of their lives. And what better place to do it than on the big stage for everyone to see?
In the past, we’ve seen players like Kyler Murray, Ja’Marr Chase, and Kyle Pitts make bold statements with their suit choices.
— NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2021
And we’re already seeing some swag before this year’s event has even kicked off. Cornerback and projected top 10 pick Sauce Gardner flashed his iced-out look hours before the draft’s start.
But he’s not the player that the NFL world is keeping their eye on in 2022.
NFL analyst says Jermaine Johnson will be the best dressed player at the NFL Draft
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 28, 2022
NFL analyst Mike Garafolo thinks that Jermaine Johnson will be the best dressed player in this year’s draft class. He’s banking on Johnson’s designer, the Gentleman’s Playbook, as being the reason why.
Owner Tom Marchitelli provides a number of athletes with high dollar menswear, and he’s already designed a look for the defensive lineman.
In the past, he’s designed for sports stars like Rick Flair, Saquon Barkley, and MLBer Eric Hosmer.
— Gentleman's Playbook (@GentsPlaybook) April 25, 2022
— Gentleman's Playbook (@GentsPlaybook) April 22, 2022
He was also responsible for the tiger print suit donned by Joe Burrow.
“I make too much money to have fake ones.” Joe Burrow wearing his #SuperBowl exclusive GentsPlaybook Custom black and grey abstract stripes 3Piece suit. What more can I say?! pic.twitter.com/bJ0MSXI4UN
— Gentleman's Playbook (@GentsPlaybook) February 13, 2022
Johnson seems ready to live up to those lofty expectations judging by his reply to Garafolo’s post, and we’ve even gotten a sneak peek as to what his outfit will look like tonight.
Here’s a sneak peek of Jermaine Johnson’s draft day suit
The bright suit pays homage to his high school and college programs. Johnson played for the Georgia Bulldogs before transferring to Florida State to wrap up his career.
This getup is LOUD. Nobody will miss Johnson walking the stage, and that’s just what the soon-to-be NFLer wants.
Johnson has been skyrocketing up draft boards of late, rising as high as No. 4 in the latest mocks. Marcus Spears went as far as to say he’s the top player in the draft.
He may not wind up going No. 1 overall, but he should take the trophy for best dressed player.