First round NFL Draft prospects strut down the red carpet

By Lena Blietz and EmmaKate Austin

After months of anticipation, the 2016 NFL Draft kicked off as the prospects walked the red carpet with some special guests. The players were dressed in their best, but former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott stole the show with his crop top dress shirt. A few select coaches walked alongside the 25 players predicted to go in the first round. Medill’s Lena Blietz and EmmaKate Austin give us a front row seat.

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Photo at top: Fans await the arrival of the prospects on the red carpet in Grant Park. (EmmaKate Austin/Medill)