PHILADELPHIA (UKTN) – The NFL Draft begins Thursday. Last year, the event took place mostly in Roger Goodell’s basement. This year, the city of Cleveland is hosting the draft.
So who determines which players will be best suited for the NFL Draft? No, not the cover of Illustrated sports, but the cover of GQ.
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A local product provides the look that will make a great first impression on the pros.
“I can’t hide behind this helmet anymore,” said Adonis Jennings. “What do I have to offer for this world?”
Jennings, a Sicklerville, New Jersey native and former Temple University receiver, performed at a high level. He spent time with the Green Bay Packers. He tried the AAF and the XFL. But he decided to take the pads off and put on something different.
“I’ve played football my whole life so it was really a crazy transformation,” Jennings said. “In high school, I only wore sweatpants and hoodies. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money. So when I got to college, when we got our little allowance checks, I would put my checks on blazers, button-down shirts, and fancy clothes.
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CBS3: It must be difficult, that attraction of being an athlete. It’s so hard to leave that.
Jennings: You’re going through some tough and dark times, man. Now it’s like you’re 25, now you have to know who I am as a person.
Now a clothier for Dallas-based Harper & Jones, you’ll see Jennings’ work on display in Thursday’s NFL Draft.
“I want guys to trust me and understand that we can connect on a sports perspective,” Jennings said, “but we can also connect on a life perspective and a sartorial perspective.”
He says keep an eye out for Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye and Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley for eye-catching draft looks.
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“This is going to be a big surprise, especially for one of my clients,” Jennings said. “He’s going to stand out and people are going to say, ‘Oh who did that, who did that?’ And that was this guy here.