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story.lead_photo.caption Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher stands next to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night made Fisher the top pick in the NFL Draft where five of the first 10 were offensive linemen. Fisher, a 6-7, 306-pound offensive tackle, was the first player from the Mid-American Conference was selected as the first choice in the draft. Tavon Austin, a West Virginia wide receiver, was the first skill player chosen, going eighth to St. Louis. - Photo by AP / JASON DECROW

Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te’o, the NFL Draft was still a solid B-plus.

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Sports, Pages 17 on 04/26/2013

Print Headline: Buying by the pound

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  • Ran2133
    April 26, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.

    The article indicates the players drafted all wore "designer suits." I guess these were paid for by the NFL? Or are they purchased by the players agents? I would think "designer suits" don't come cheap.These draftees are not supposed to have any money to speak of as yet: after all they were all college players. If the NFL purchased these items of clothing this brings up another question: are the early draftees already known and by which team before the draft starts? Is the NFL draft a fraud on the public for the benefit of TV? Just asking!