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2021 NFL draft live blog: Follow Rounds 2-3 on Yahoo Sports

Nick Bromberg and Sam Cooper
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With a loaded 2021 NFL draft class stockpiled with quarterbacks, plenty of teams are hoping their future will be brighter after this weekend. Which team will be the biggest surprise of the draft? Which player will be the biggest bust? Will there be drama surrounding a certain reigning NFL MVP? We’ll be following all the action live here on Yahoo Sports.

For a list of every pick made in the draft visit our live draft tracker.

Denver ends third round with a linebacker

The final pick of the third round was made by Denver at No. 105. The Broncos took Ohio State LB Baron Browning to conclude Friday night's festivities. Browning was the sixth Ohio State player selected in the first three rounds of the draft. He had 30 tackles in 2020. 

The NFL draft begins again on Saturday at Noon ET with rounds Nos. 4-7. Thanks for following along over Thursday and Friday night and we hope you're happy with your team's draft haul.

- Nick Bromberg

Patriots add to defensive line with Ronnie Perkins

Ronnie Perkins fell all the way to No. 96 and the New England Patriots. The Oklahoma defensive end totaled 16.5 sacks in 42 games at Oklahoma. He had 5.5 sacks in six games as a junior in 2020 after serving a suspension to begin the season. He finished his career with the Sooners with 32 tackles for loss and should immediately be an impact player on passing downs for the Patriots.

- Nick Bromberg

Trey Sermon heads to San Francisco

The man who saved Ohio State from a Big Ten championship game loss to Northwestern is going to San Francisco. The 49ers drafted RB Trey Sermon with the No. 88 pick on Friday night on the same day that RB Jerick McKinnon signed with the Chiefs. 

Sermon rushed for 331 yards and two scores in that title game as Ohio State had a big second half to win. Sermon had 870 yards in 2020 and rushed for over 2,900 yards and 26 TDs in four years at Oklahoma and Ohio State.

- Nick Bromberg

Green Bay drafts Rodgers for Rodgers

The Packers took a wide receiver in the 2021 NFL draft.

Green Bay selected Clemson WR Amari Rodgers with the No. 85 pick in the draft. Rodgers had 77 catches for 1,020 yards in 2020 as Clemson made the College Football Playoff again. 

Will Amari be catching passes from Aaron Rodgers in 2021? That remains to be seen given Aaron's reported unhappiness with the Packers' front office. But Amari Rodgers should be able to step in right away in the slot and take some pressure off of Davante Adams on the outside. 

- Nick Bromberg

Saints take a DB in the third

New Orleans needed a defensive back and got Stanford corner Paulson Adebo in the third round of the draft at No. 76.

Adebo opted out of the 2020 season but was a first-team All-Pac-12 member in 2018 and 2019. He had four interceptions in each of those seasons and could immediately start for a Saints team that took defenders with each of its first three picks. 

- Nick Bromberg

Vikings and Texans take QBs

The Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans quickly followed the Bucs' selection of Kyle Trask with QBs themselves.

The Vikings took Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond with the No. 66 pick while the Texans' first pick of the draft at No. 67 was Stanford QB Davis Mills. 

Both QBs — for now — slot in behind established starters in Kirk Cousins and Deshaun Watson. But they also provide insurance for both quarterbacks, especially for the Texans as Houston looks to be in the middle of a rebuild with a star quarterback facing myriad sexual assault allegations. The Watson situation must be a part of the Texans' thought process ... because why else do you take a QB with a barren roster?

Mond was a four-year starter at Texas A&M and improved his completion percentage in each season. Mills completed two-thirds of his passes and threw for 1,508 yards and seven TDs and three interceptions in five games in 2020. 

- Nick Bromberg

Tampa Bay picks Kyle Trask

The Super Bowl champs took the only QB picked in the second round.

Tampa Bay selected Florida QB Kyle Trask at No. 64 overall. Trask will slot in as Tom Brady’s backup and as the starter of the future. He was 301-of-437 passing for 4,283 yards and 43 TDs and eight interceptions in 2020. Trask started his career as a backup at Florida — and backed up Miami QB D’Eriq King in high school — before throwing 68 TDs in 24 games over his final two seasons.

It's a smart pick by the Buccaneers as they had no other QBs on the roster besides Brady. And Trask provides longer-term insurance for if and when Brady finally moves on from playing football. 

- Nick Bromberg

Seahawks, Rams, Chiefs make their first picks

Three teams made their first picks of the draft in succession in the second round.

The Seattle Seahawks took Western Michigan WR D'Wayne Eskridge with pick No. 56. Eskridge had 33 catches for 768 yards and eight TDs in 2020. He also runs a 4.4 40-yard dash.

The Los Angeles Rams then took Louisville WR Tutu Atwell. He played nine games in 2020 before opting out. Atwell is one of the smallest wide receivers in the draft at 5-9 and 155 pounds. 

The Kansas City Chiefs then went with Missouri LB Nick Bolton. He was one of the best defenders in the SEC in 2020 and could step in right away and start for the 2019 Super Bowl champions.

- Nick Bromberg

Steelers go for Pat Freiermuth

Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth won't have to go very far to play pro football.

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Freiermuth at No. 55 on Friday night. Freiermuth had 310 yards in four games with Penn State in 2020 after he had 43 catches for 507 yards in 2019. 

- Nick Bromberg

Browns trade up for Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

The Cleveland Browns traded up to No. 52 to select Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. The linebacker had over 24 tackles for loss in two seasons at Notre Dame and immediately provides a pass rush boost for the Browns.

Owusu-Koramoah — the 2020 Butkus Award winner as the best linebacker in college football — was the second potential first-round pass rusher selected in a three-pick span in the second round. The Browns took him two picks after the New York Giants nabbed Georgia DE Azeez Ojulari at No. 50

- Nick Bromberg

Arizona goes with Rondale Moore

The Arizona Cardinals offense could be really fun in 2021.

The Cardinals took Purdue WR Rondale Moore with the No. 49 pick. Moore did everything at Purdue and ran a 4.31-second 40-yard dash at his pro day. Moore had 114 catches for over 1,200 yards and 12 TDs as a freshman in 2018 before injuries slowed both his 2019 and 2020 seasons. 

Moore joins a wide receiving corps that includes DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. That's a nice trio of weapons for Kyler Murray to throw to in the next few seasons. 

- Nick Bromberg

Chargers take Asante Samuel Jr.

The AFC West is trying to stop the Chiefs. 

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. with the No. 47 pick on Friday night. The Samuel pick means that all three other teams in the AFC West have taken a defensive back within the first 50 picks of the draft. 

Samuel joins fellow Florida State DB Derwin James in the Chargers' secondary. If James can stay healthy, the Chargers will have a pretty good defense in 2021. 

- Nick Bromberg

Las Vegas trades up for Trevon Moehrig

The Las Vegas Raiders have taken safeties in the first two rounds in two of the last three drafts. The Raiders drafted TCU safety Trevon Moehrig with the No. 43 pick after trading up five spots with the San Francisco 49ers.

Moehrig joins a secondary with 2019 first-round pick Jonathan Abram and 2020 first-round pick Damon Arnette as the Raiders try to defend the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. 

- Nick Bromberg

Bears trade up for a blocker for Justin Fields

The Chicago Bears moved up to No. 39 to take Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins. 

Jenkins was mentioned as a possible first-round pick but fell to Friday. He'll immediately help on Chicago's offensive line after allowing just three sacks in his OSU career. Jenkins is also the first Big 12 player taken. The conference was shut out for the first time ever in the first round on Thursday night. 

- Nick Bromberg

Patriots trade up for Christian Barmore

The Nick Saban-Bill Belichick connection continued in the second round of the draft. After the Patriots drafted Alabama QB Mac Jones at No. 15 the Patriots traded up with the Bengals to draft Alabama DL Christian Barmore at No. 38.

Barmore was Alabama's best defensive lineman in 2020 and had 9.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2020 as a redshirt sophomore.

The Barmore pick came right after teammate Landon Dickerson was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 37. 

- Nick Bromberg

Denver trades up for a RB

The Denver Broncos gave up a fourth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons to to move up five spots (and get a sixth-round pick) and draft North Carolina RB Javonte Williams at No. 35.

Williams rushed for 1,140 yards in 2020 and was one of the most dynamic rushers in college football in 2020. Williams is the third running back taken behind Najee Harris and Travis Etienne and will join a Broncos offense that recently added QB Teddy Bridgewater. 

- Nick Bromberg

Zach Wilson gets a wide receiver

The New York Jets drafted an offensive lineman to block for Zach Wilson and then took a wide receiver to catch passes from him in the second round. The Jets drafted Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore at No. 34 on Friday. Moore had 1,193 yards and eight TDs in 2020 in a dynamic Ole Miss offense. 

Wilson was the No. 2 pick behind Trevor Lawrence on Thursday night and the Jets traded up to draft USC OT Alijah Vera-Tucker at No. 14. 

- Nick Bromberg

Jacksonville opens second round with a corner

The Jaguars kicked off Friday night by picking Georgia CB Tyson Campbell. The Jaguars have needed a top-flight corner since trading Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams and Campbell could find himself starting right away.

Campbell is the second Georgia corner taken. Eric Stokes was selected by the Green Bay Packers with Pick No. 29 on Thursday night. 

- Nick Bromberg

Rounds 2 and 3 begin at 7 p.m. ET

Welcome back to our live coverage of the first three rounds of the NFL draft. After the first 32 selections were made on Thursday night, NFL teams will pick more players on Friday night before finishing the draft on Saturday.

We'll see picks made from every NFL team Friday night. The Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks didn't make picks on Thursday after previously trading away those picks. The Chiefs, Rams and Seahawks will all pick in the second round while the Texans' first pick won't come until the third round. 

For a quick glance at the best players available entering the second round, take a look at Yahoo Sports NFL draft analyst Eric Edholm's rankings before the draft gets underway again with the Jacksonville Jaguars on the clock. 

- Nick Bromberg

Bucs end Round 1 with a Pac-12 LB

The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Washington LB Joe Tryon with the No. 32 pick in the draft. 

Tryon opted out in 2020 ahead of the Pac-12's COVID-19 delayed season. He had 12.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2019 as a sophomore and joins a ferocious Tampa Bay pass rush that dominated the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. 

The second and third rounds of the draft begin on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Join us back here at Yahoo Sports as we'll recap those picks in real-time before the final four rounds of the draft on Saturday. 

- Nick Bromberg

Baltimore picks workout sensation 

The Ravens used the pick they got from the Kansas City Chiefs to take Penn State DE Jayson Oweh. 

Oweh didn't put up big numbers on the field in 2020 — he failed to record a sack after he had five in 2019. But he posted a 4.39 40-yard dash at his pro day and had a vertical jump of nearly three feet and a broad jump of over 10 feet. 

The Ravens picked at No. 31 after trading LT Orlando Brown to the Chiefs. Baltimore could have used that pick on Oklahoma State OT Teven Jenkins, but elected to take a pass rusher instead. 

The pick of Oweh came after the Buffalo Bills selected Miami DE Gregory Rousseau.

- Nick Bromberg

Packers take a cornerback

The Green Bay Packers used the No. 29 pick to select Georgia CB Eric Stokes. The pick fits a need for the Packers but also comes as reports have emerged about QB Aaron Rodgers' unhappiness in Green Bay.

With Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore on the board, this could have been a great pick to use to add a pass-catching threat for Rodgers or Jordan Love if the team moves on from the 2020 MVP. Instead, Green Bay is addressing a secondary that got burned in the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay. 

The New Orleans Saints chose Houston DE Payton Turner with the pick ahead of the Packers. Turner had five sacks in 2020 and will be counted on to replace the production the Saints are losing from Trey Hendrickson on the defensive line. 

- Nick Bromberg

Baltimore takes Rashod Bateman

The Ravens drafted another receiving option for Lamar Jackson at No. 27. Baltimore took WR Rashod Bateman and made Bateman the fifth wide receiver and first non-SEC wide receiver to be taken in the draft. 

Bateman initially opted out of the 2020 season but opted back in. He played in five games in 2020 before opting out for good as Minnesota was racked with COVID-19 cases. He had 36 catches for 472 yards and two TDs. In 2019, Bateman had 60 catches for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Ravens now have Bateman, Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews catching passes from Jackson and J.K. Dobbins in the backfield. Only Andrews isn't a first-round pick. 

- Nick Bromberg

Travis Etienne will play with Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence will continue to hand off to Travis Etienne. The Jacksonville Jaguars picked the Clemson RB at No. 25 with the pick the team had gotten from the Los Angeles Rams in the Jalen Ramsey trade. 

Etienne was the second consecutive RB taken after Alabama's Najee Harris. Etienne rushed for 914 yards and had 588 yards receiving in 2020. It was his first season averaging less than seven yards a carry at Clemson.

The Etienne pick is fascinating for new coach Urban Meyer. The Jaguars got great production from undrafted free agent James Robinson in 2020. Why spend a first-round pick on Etienne?

- Nick Bromberg

Najee Harris to Pittsburgh as first RB off the board

It took 24 picks, but a running back finally came off the board when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Alabama's Najee Harris at No. 24. The Steelers let James Conner walk in free agency, so it was no secret they were targeting a running back in Round 1. They got their man with Harris.

Harris scored 57 touchdowns in his Alabama career, tied with Tim Tebow for the most in SEC history. As a senior, Harris rushed for 1,466 yards and 26 touchdowns while catching 43 passes for 425 yards and four more scores.

Harris became the sixth Alabama player to go in Round 1, tying an NFL draft record set by Miami back in 2004. 

- Sam Cooper

Titans grab Caleb Farley, talented CB with medical concerns

Nobody doubts the talent of Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, but major health concerns knocked him down the draft board for many teams. The Tennessee Titans, though, were willing to snag Farley at No. 22 despite the fact that he has had multiple back surgeries, including one in March. Farley also tore his ACL back in 2017. 

Despite that, Farley is seen as a big-time player. Farley had 12 passes breakups and four interceptions in 10 games as a sophomore in 2019. Back in August, he became one of the first prominent players to opt out of the 2020 college football season. Now he is headed to the Titans. 

Farley's selection came one spot after Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye went to the Indianapolis Colts. 

- Sam Cooper

Giants use No. 20 on Kadarius Toney

The New York Giants selected Florida WR Kadarius Toney with the pick they got from Chicago at No. 20.

Toney is the fourth wide receiver taken in the draft and also the fourth from the SEC. He exploded as a senior in 2020 with 70 catches for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games. He had just 50 catches and two touchdowns entering the season and had been used as a rusher almost as equally as he was as a receiver in his first three years with the Gators.

- Nick Bromberg

Washington and Miami go defense

The Miami Dolphins took Miami DE Jaelan Phillips at No. 18. Phillips was the first edge rusher taken in the first round after he had eight sacks in 2020. Phillips came to Miami after he transferred from UCLA and even medically retired from football after a concussion and he was hit by a car while riding a moped.

The Washington Football Team followed that pick with Kentucky LB Jamin Davis at No. 19. Davis had 102 tackles and three interceptions at Kentucky in 2020 and will be counted on to step in right away for Washington. 

- Nick Bromberg

Alex Leatherwood is fifth Alabama player taken in top 17

Alabama's run of draftees continued at No. 17 when the Las Vegas Raiders picked OT Alex Leatherwood. The Raiders continued their habit of drafting players from College Football Playoff teams in the first round with the pick and made Leatherwood the fifth Alabama player selected so far in the draft.

Tulsa LB Zaven Collins went ahead of Leatherwood at No. 16 to the Arizona Cardinals. Collins was one of the most dynamic defensive players in college football in 2020 and will form an intriguing linebacker pair with Isaiah Simmons, the player the Cardinals drafted in the first round in 2020. 

- Nick Bromberg

Patriots get their QB and take Mac Jones

Alabama QB Mac Jones is heading to New England.

The Patriots made Jones the fifth QB selected when they chose him at No. 15. He's the first QB selected in the first round by Bill Belichick and joins a Patriots team that struggled to throw the ball in 2020. 

Jones was 311-of-402 passing for 4,500 yards and 41 TDs to just four interceptions in 2020. He’s the fourth Alabama player selected in the 2021 draft behind WRs Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith and CB Patrick Surtain II. 

Jones seems like a great fit for a New England offense that's been designed on quick passes. And he now joins a QB room in New England that includes Cam Newton. 

We're also guessing that Alabama coach Nick Saban gave his friend Belichick a stellar scouting report about his latest QB. 

- Nick Bromberg

Jets move up for Vera-Tucker after Chargers pick Slater

A pair of offensive linemen went at Nos. 13 and 14. The Los Angeles Chargers took Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater at No. 13 before the New York Jets moved up from No. 23 to get some protection for Zach Wilson.

The Jets traded the Minnesota Vikings the No. 23 pick and picks Nos. 66 and 86 in the third round to select USC's Alijah Vera-Tucker. 

- Nick Bromberg

Cowboys go with Micah Parsons

Dallas used the No. 12 pick it acquired from Philadelphia to take Penn State LB Micah Parsons. 

Parsons opted out of the 2020 season after he was the Big Ten linebacker of the year in 2019. He had 109 tackles as a sophomore and will be a versatile piece that the Cowboys can use on defense along with Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch.

- Nick Bromberg

Bears trade up to pick Justin Fields

Ohio State QB Justin Fields is staying in Big Ten country. The Chicago Bears traded up nine spots to No. 11 to take Fields in a trade with the New York Giants.

Chicago gave up No. 20, its first-round pick in 2022, a fourth-round pick next year and a fifth-round pick this season to move up to No. 11. The Giants now will have two picks in the first round next season.

Fields is the fourth QB off the board ahead of Alabama's Mac Jones. Fields was a star in Ohio State's College Football Playoff win over Clemson and was considered the second-best QB in college football entering the 2020 season.

Fields was 158-of-225 passing for 2,100 yards with 22 TDs and six interceptions in eight games at Ohio State in 2020. He threw 63 TDs to just nine interceptions in his college career at Ohio State.

The trade for Fields also means that Chicago is taking another shot on a first-round QB after the failed Mitch Trubisky era. The Bears infamously traded up to No. 2 to take Trubisky in the 2017 NFL draft ahead of both Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. 

The trade is also a nice haul for the Giants. It's the first time that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has traded down in his career as a GM.

- Nick Bromberg

Eagles trade with... Cowboys?

The first trade of the night involved three NFC East teams. Well, not exactly. 

The Philadelphia Eagles were sitting at No. 12 with the Dallas Cowboys at No. 10 and the New York Giants at No. 11. The Cowboys were rumored to be eyeing Patrick Surtain with their pick, but Surtain went off the board to Denver at No. 9. At that point, the Eagles jumped up to No. 10 — ahead of the Giants — and selected Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith. 

Smith, of course, won the Heisman Trophy in 2020 with a remarkable season. He caught 117 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns. And now he will reunite with his former Alabama teammate, QB Jalen Hurts, in Philly. 

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- Sam Cooper

A surprise! Jaycee Horn goes ahead of Patrick Surtain

It took eight selections for a defensive player to come off the board, and it wasn't the player most expected. 

After the Detroit Lions went with Oregon tackle Penei Sewell at No. 7, the Carolina Panthers chose South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn with the eighth pick. Many observers had Alabama's Patrick Surtain II as the best cornerback in this year's draft, but Carolina's brass had a different opinion. 

Horn is the son of longtime NFL receiver Joe Horn. You know, the guy who celebrated a touchdown by pulling a cell phone out of the goal post. Anyway, the younger Horn was a very productive player for the Gamecocks. He started all three years and had two interceptions in 2020. 

The Panthers were looked at as a team that could potentially choose a quarterback. Instead, they continued to build up their defense. 

Another team thought to potentially be in the QB mix was the Denver Broncos at No. 9. Instead, the Broncos went with Surtain in an effort to shore up their secondary. 

- Sam Cooper

SEC pass catchers come off board at 4, 5 and 6

Following the run of quarterbacks with the first three picks, the Atlanta Falcons made Florida's Kyle Pitts the highest-drafted tight end of all-time at No. 4. Pitts is a matchup nightmare who lined up all over the field for the Gators. Over his last two years at UF, Pitts caught 97 passes for 1,491 yards and 17 TDs.

At pick No. 5, another SEC product came off the board. This time, it was LSU wideout Ja'Marr Chase to the Cincinnati Bengals. Chase had 84 catches for 1,780 yards and 20 TDs to help LSU win a national title in 2019. His quarterback that season was none other than Joe Burrow, the Bengals' No. 1 pick in 2019. Now that dynamic duo will reunite in Cincinnati. 

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At pick No. 6, it was yet another SEC wideout. This time, it was Alabama's Jaylen Waddle who was selected by the Miami Dolphins. Waddle was a big play threat any time the ball touched his hands, drawing comparisons to Tyreek Hill. He finished his college career averaging just under 19 yards per reception. He also scored three touchdowns as a returner.

In Miami, Waddle will reunite with his former college quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. 

- Sam Cooper

No more guesses: 49ers draft Trey Lance at No. 3 

When the San Francisco 49ers traded up to No. 3 last month, it was clear they were after a quarterback. But we did not know which quarterback it would be. 

On Thursday night we finally found out that it was Trey Lance, not Mac Jones. And the coaching and scouting staffs of the 49ers were among those in the dark. 

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In the days and weeks after the trade was made, Jones was widely reported as the target of the 49ers brass. Jones led Alabama to a national championship in 2020, showcasing pinpoint accuracy and advanced decision-making in the process. 

In the end, though, the team went with Lance, who played just one full season at North Dakota State. In that season, Lance put up absurd numbers: 2,786 passing yards, 1,100 rushing yards and 42 total touchdowns without an interception.

His selection Thursday night caps off a wild journey from small-town Minnesota to FCS star to first-round pick in the span of three years. It also sets up an intriguing quarterback room in San Francisco. Jimmy Garoppolo is still in the fold — for now. 

Teams ordinarily don't trade up to No. 3 and pick a quarterback without the intention of putting him into action. Could Lance sit behind Garoppolo, who started for the 49ers in the Super Bowl only a few years ago? Or could Garoppolo be on the move? It adds another layer to the potential trade market as the draft progresses.

- Sam Cooper

No drama: Jags take Lawrence, Jets take Wilson

As has been expected for months, the Jacksonville Jaguars made Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft. 

The choice was finally made after a random performance from Kings of Leon and an introduction to the draft from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell, of course, was met with some boos upon his arrival to the stage in Cleveland, where he was joined by some prominent members of the Cleveland Browns, both past and present. 

Once Jacksonville was on the clock, the long-awaited choice of Lawrence finally became official. Lawrence, the No. 1 recruit in the nation back in 2018, famously led Clemson to a national title as a true freshman and quickly was projected as a future No. 1 pick. On Thursday night, that prognostication came to fruition. 

A few minutes later, the top of the draft continued as anticipated when the New York Jets selected BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. 

Wilson showed flashes of brilliance in his first two seasons at BYU, but he really flourished in 2020 as the Cougars started 9-0 and were a subject College Football Playoff debates. Wilson threw for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior, and now the Utah native will head to New York City as the new franchise QB of a long-struggling franchise. 

- Sam Cooper

Aaron Rodgers news sets the stage for NFL draft

Welcome to the 2021 NFL draft!

It has already been an eventful day. While rumors surrounding the draft continue to swirl, news of Aaron Rodgers' apparent discontentment in Green Bay emerged as a pre-draft bombshell. 

Could Rodgers be on the move during Thursday night's first round? Will the Rodgers situation affect the decision-making of the San Francisco 49ers? What other trades could be in the works? Those are the major storylines bubbling as we inch closer to the start of Round 1. 

The first two picks should come and go without much surprise. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is considered a lock to go No. 1 to the Jacksonville Jaguars while another quarterback, BYU's Zach Wilson, is expected to go second to the New York Jets. 

The intrigue starts with the 49ers at No. 3. San Francisco traded up to this spot with eyes on a quarterback. But which quarterback? Will it be Alabama's Mac Jones? Or will it be North Dakota State's Trey Lance? What about Ohio State star Justin Fields?

Let the drama begin. 

- Sam Cooper

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