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Kansas City Star: Scenes from NFL Draft red carpet in KC

By Jenna Thompson

Before the nation’s up-and-coming football players learned which team would hire them, they showed Kansas City their style. 

Thursday’s NFL Draft red carpet at the National WWI Museum and Memorial brought a variety of looks from the players — from colorful suits to glitzy chains. A handful of local personalities and lucky fans were eager to shake their hands and wish them luck ahead of the draft. 

Jaxon Smith-Njigba from Ohio State accessorized his gray suit with a Prada belt and matching shoes. Standing on the carpet surrounded by cameras and lights, he said he feels he’s really “made it.”

While other prospects showed off their wristwatches and introduced family members and best friends, locally known celebrities also made an appearance. 

Cover model Gracie Hunt wore a short, bright yellow dress with polka-dot sequins as she accompanied her father, Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt. 

She and others stopped to talk to three patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital, via iPads attached to rolling tripods. The players signed NFL draft T-shirt and gave them their best wishes.


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