The Detroit Lions' days as the laughingstock of the NFL may be numbered. Last year, the much-maligned franchise struck draft day gold with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, an All-Pro and Defensive Rookie of the Year, and last night they got a bookend tackle when Auburn's Nick Fairley fell to them at the 13th pick. Fairley was considered by many to be a top 5 talent, and alongside Suh, he should ensure that teams won't be able to run on the Lions for the next decade or so.

Before his big day at Radio City, we got with Nick at his Alan David Custom suit fitting with Conversion Sports to see how Complex he really is.


What’s your favorite song at the moment?
Nick Fairley: I listen to a lot, man. I like to listen to Waka before a game. I hit hard.

What are your favorite sneakers to wear?
Nick Fairley: I like Air Force 1s. Signed to Nike, you know. [Laughs.]

What’s the most money you ever spent on an item of clothing?
Nick Fairley: Not much, man, just like $130 on an outfit. I like to rock a lil bit of Polo.

What celebrity is in your Wifey Hall of Fame?
Nick Fairley: I’m a go with Meagan Good.

What is your opinion on Odd Future?
Nick Fairley: Don’t really know them.

Favorite alcoholic drink?
Nick Fairley: I like Cocoloso—Ciroc and pineapple.

Current video game obsession?
Nick Fairley: I play Madden a lot.

Dream ride?
Nick Fairley: I really never been into cars, for real. Any car will do. 

Coveted tech product?
Nick Fairley: Nah, man. I’m boring man. [Laughs.] I gotta get on that computer everyday. It’s a must. I have it with me now. 

Favorite campus, other than your own?
Nick Fairley: Def not Alabama. [Laughs.] I like Kentucky, though. Kentucky’s straight, dude.

Who is the most famous person in your cellphone?
Nick Fairley: I don’t got nobody, man. I need somebody to holla at me, damn! [Laughs.]

What does it feel like to know you’ll be a millionaire soon?
Nick Fairley: Man, it feels great. I always wanted to be in the NFL.