Hi-Top Rankings – 5 Best & 5 Worst NFL Draft Team “Album Covers”

Oh that Roger Goddell and the NFL – always on the cutting edge.

This year for the Draft the NFL had some hip “vinyl records” made as background accoutrements:

So of course we need to rank them cuz that’s what Hi-Top does. And cuz Hi-Top always goes above and beyond we tracked down the most compelling comparisons to which actual album covers served as the inspirations.

Top 5 Best NFL Record Covers

5. NY Jets

I’m getting big time Talking Back Sunday vibes from the Jets here and if that’s what the artist was going for then kudos to you, sir or madam.

TBS were a Long Island Emo heroes from back in the day so you have to imagine they were Jets fans – all that pain and anguish is just too perfect of a match.

4. Las Vegas Raiders

Giving the cheese ball Vegas team a cheese ball 80s metal album cover is so on the nose it actually works. I’m beginning to think a real genius was behind this art concept.

3. Chicago Bears

I legit think this was an alt cover for My Morning Jacket’s It Still Moves.

2. Buffalo Bills

Honestly you can throw a bison on basically anything and it automatically becomes 1000x cooler. It’s really a can’t loose situation here. This one is giving the Lil’ Dogg heavy early oughts vibes – The Strokes, Bloc Party, Kings of Leon:

1. LA Rams

This one is legit dope. Really nails the West Coast Gangsta Rap vibe. Shades of Tupac, Snoop, The Game:

The only minor squabble would be there’s a little too much Too $hort going on:

And we all know $hort dog is Oakland through and through. But other than that this one is spot on.

And now to the worst.

Top 5 Worst NFL Record Covers

5. Dallas Cowboys

This one is so obvious I’m not even going to post the inspiration. It’s not terrible per se it’s just uninspired and really makes no sense.

4. Atlanta Falcons

I honestly couldn’t even figure out which team this was for it’s such a mess. Just a gobblygook of random things. Rise Up…and find a new visual concept.

3. SF 49ers

Another one were it was like Where’s Waldo to figure out which team this was for. I still don’t get it.

2. NY Giants

😴 snoozefest. I guessing this was a Nas homage based off the font but of all the millions of Illmatic ripoffs that have been done this is by faaaaaar the worst.

1. New England Patriots

I get it but I don’t like it. It’s just sooooo blaggggg. I guess it could have been worse. It could have been “Sons of Belichick” or something. It’s just the Revolutionary War schicht is sooooo stoooopid. Blahhhgghhhhhhhh. 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

That’s it. That’s the list. Facts is facts and the fact is even when the NFL does manage to do something pretty cool you can always count on the Patriots to be lame AF.

One comment

  1. Hello…. can you PLEASE tell me where these records were made or how i can get my hands on one or two…PLEASE!

    I would sincerely appreciate it! Im a HUGE Jacksonville Jaguar collector and would absolutely love to have one in my collection.


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