Thursday night, LSU’s Jamal Adams walked the 2017 NFL Draft red carpet. Yes, everything has a red carpet these days, even the annual meeting to select the latest football talent. As the newest safety for the New York Jets, and the No. 6 overall draft pick, the Texas-native dressed for the occasion wearing a premiere-worthy double-breasted, windowpane plaid Lombardo suit.
At 6-feet tall, the 21-year-old stood confidently alongside his parents. (His father, George Adams, has been here before: He was the No. 19 overall pick by the New York Giants in the 1985 draft and is a Super Bowl champion.) Eschewing a tie and pocket square, Adams ditched some of the formality that usually accompanies double-breasted wear, giving off a breezy vibe with an unbuttoned, collar-tucked navy blue dress shirt. He kept his usual jewelry on—a diamond stud in each ear and stacked white beaded bracelets—leaving just enough space for a future Super Bowl Championship ring, just like dad’s.