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The biggest fashion statement at last night's NFL draft was also a political statement. Ezekiel Elliot, selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the fourth overall pick, donned a crop-top collared shirt and a white bowtie with his powder blue tuxedo jacket and white trousers.

Draftee Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State arrives with his mom Dawn and father Stacy to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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That's an amazing choice even just for purely aesthetic reasons, but Elliot's outfit has a deeper meaning, too. The former Ohio State University football player is known as the "hero in a half-shirt" for reviving '70s crop-top football jerseys on the field, until they were banned by the NCAA last March. Buckeye fans started a petition against the ban of rolled-up jerseys, gaining thousands of signatures, but the policy still remains. Elliot has spoken out against the new rule, calling it "silly." According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the running back's fashion-forward red carpet look was a moment of rebellion.

Elliot wasn't the only player to turn heads on the red carpet. The NFL draft is a life-changing moment for players and their parents, and the draftees seized the day with bold fashion.

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There were jewel-tone suits.

Draftee Corey Coleman of Baylor and his mother Cassandra Jones arrive at the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Draftee Jarran Reed of Alabama arrives to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Draftee Keanu Neal of Florida arrives to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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There were loafers with spikes, not unlike Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler's unforgettable pair from the 2015 draft.

There were tuxedo jackets with a little edge, playing with patterns and textures.

Draftee A'Shawn Robinson of Alabama arrives to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Draftee Kevin Dodd of Clemson arrives to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Draftee Laquon Treadwell of Mississippi arrives to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Draftee Robert Nkemdiche of Mississippi arrives with mother Beverly and father Sunday at the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Draftee Myles Jack of UCLA and his mother La Sonjia Fisher Jack arrive to the 2016 NFL Draft.
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And this was just the first round! There are six more to go, which means plenty more opportunities to see what over-the-top suits future NFL players wear for their big day.

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Tahirah Hairston is a style writer from Detroit who likes Susan Miller, Rihanna's friend's Instagram accounts, ramen and ugly-but cute shoes.