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2021 NFL Draft

Complete Draft

Teams

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Giants
New York Jets
New York Jets
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team

Drafted Players: NFL

Jacksonville
Trevor
Lawrence
JAXQB
Rnd 1Pk 1
NY Jets
Zach
Wilson
NYJQB
Rnd 1Pk 2
San Francisco
Trey
Lance
SFQB
Rnd 1Pk 3
Atlanta
Kyle
Pitts
ATLTE
Rnd 1Pk 4
Cincinnati
Ja'Marr
Chase
CINWR
Rnd 1Pk 5
Miami
Jaylen
Waddle
MIAWR
Rnd 1Pk 6
Detroit
Penei
Sewell
DETOT
Rnd 1Pk 7
Carolina
Jaycee
Horn
CARCB
Rnd 1Pk 8
Denver
Patrick
Surtain
DENCB
Rnd 1Pk 9
Philadelphia
DeVonta
Smith
PHIWR
Rnd 1Pk 10
Chicago
Justin
Fields
CHIQB
Rnd 1Pk 11
Dallas
Micah
Parsons
DALLB
Rnd 1Pk 12
LA Chargers
Rashawn
Slater
LACOT
Rnd 1Pk 13
NY Jets
Alijah
Vera-Tucker
NYJOT
Rnd 1Pk 14
New England
Mac
Jones
NEQB
Rnd 1Pk 15
Arizona
Zaven
Collins
ARILB
Rnd 1Pk 16
Las Vegas
Alex
Leatherwood
LVOT
Rnd 1Pk 17
Miami
Jaelan
Phillips
MIAEDGE
Rnd 1Pk 18
Washington
Jamin
Davis
WASLB
Rnd 1Pk 19
NY Giants
Kadarius
Toney
NYGWR
Rnd 1Pk 20
Indianapolis
Kwity
Paye
INDEDGE
Rnd 1Pk 21
Tennessee
Caleb
Farley
TENCB
Rnd 1Pk 22
Minnesota
Christian
Darrisaw
MINOT
Rnd 1Pk 23
Pittsburgh
Najee
Harris
PITRB
Rnd 1Pk 24
Jacksonville
Travis
Etienne
JAXRB
Rnd 1Pk 25
Cleveland
Greg
Newsome
CLECB
Rnd 1Pk 26
Baltimore
Rashod
Bateman
BALWR
Rnd 1Pk 27
New Orleans
Payton
Turner
NOEDGE
Rnd 1Pk 28
Green Bay
Eric
Stokes
GBCB
Rnd 1Pk 29
Buffalo
Gregory
Rousseau
BUFEDGE
Rnd 1Pk 30
Baltimore
Jayson
Oweh
BALEDGE
Rnd 1Pk 31
Tampa Bay
Joe
Tryon
TBEDGE
Rnd 1Pk 32
Jacksonville
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Trevor Lawrence
Round 1 - Pick 1
QB
Position
Clemson
School
  • Draft Grade: A
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 1
  • School: Clemson
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 213
Eric Edholm's Commentary
First pick, top prospect. Until we have a reason to doubt him, Lawrence looks like a star in the making. How will it work with Urban Meyer? No one knows. But Lawrence has just about everything you could hope for in a franchise QB. Even Tim Tebow can’t take away from the glitz of this pick.
NY Jets
New York
Jets
Zach Wilson
Round 1 - Pick 2
QB
Position
BYU
School
  • Draft Grade: B-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 8
  • School: BYU
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 214
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Surprising this heavily speculated pick hasn’t received a bit more security to this point. Wilson has a tremendous arm, matched only by his confidence. He could be a really nice fit in the Shanahan-steeped system of Mike LaFleur, but Wilson could get in trouble with his fast-and-loose style early. He’ll be compared to the QBs who go after him — namely Justin Fields — for the next several years.
San Francisco
San Francisco
49ers
Trey Lance
Round 1 - Pick 3 (from Texans via Dolphins)
QB
Position
N. Dak. St.
School
  • Draft Grade: B
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 6
  • School: N. Dak. St.
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 224
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Our first stunner. There has never been a pick quite like it this high up in the draft. Perhaps you can go back to Steve McNair from Alcorn State for a comp. But the 49ers are banking on the tremendous upside of Lance — he of the 318 college pass attempts — over the steadiness of Mac Jones. When will Lance see the field? Another huge mystery.
Atlanta
Atlanta
Falcons
Kyle Pitts
Round 1 - Pick 4
TE
Position
Florida
School
  • Draft Grade: A
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 2
  • School: Florida
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 245
Eric Edholm's Commentary
A grand slam. No matter what Julio Jones’ fate is, the Falcons are adding a rare weapon in Pitts, who is just scratching the surface of his potential at age 20 (he turns 21 this fall). New head coach Arthur Smith is a former TE coach, and he elevated the position in Tennessee as offensive coordinator there. With Pitts, Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurst, the options are pretty exciting for Smith and QB Matt Ryan.
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Bengals
Ja'Marr Chase
Round 1 - Pick 5
WR
Position
LSU
School
  • Draft Grade: A-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 3
  • School: LSU
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 201
Eric Edholm's Commentary
They’ve been on Chase for a while now, with team owner Mike Brown reportedly stamping the final decision. Chase gives Joe Burrow three excellent wide receivers — Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd — similar to what he had in college. Chase was his go-to guy, and it looks like a great match … if the protection holds up.
Miami
Miami
Dolphins
Jaylen Waddle
Round 1 - Pick 6 (from Eagles)
WR
Position
Alabama
School
  • Draft Grade: A-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 5
  • School: Alabama
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 180
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Miami gets another weapon for Tua Tagovailoa in the electric Waddle, who can attack every part of the field and change the way teams defend them in the same way that Tyreek Hill does for the Chiefs. Waddle’s ankle injury isn’t considered serious anymore, and pretty soon he will be adding some major speed — on returns as well — to the roster. Getting our No. 5 overall prospect and landing trade-down assets in the 49ers deal is a win-win.
Detroit
Detroit
Lions
Penei Sewell
Round 1 - Pick 7
OT
Position
Oregon
School
  • Draft Grade: B+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 9
  • School: Oregon
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 331
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The Lions are set at left tackle with Taylor Decker, but Sewell could be the Day 1 starting right tackle — at age 20. He won’t turn 21 until a few weeks into the season, and there could be an adjustment to a new position (though he did play right tackle all throughout high school) and NFL-caliber speed rushers. But the upside here is tremendous. New GM Brad Holmes is building the infrastructure first. The glitz can come later.
Carolina
Carolina
Panthers
Jaycee Horn
Round 1 - Pick 8
CB
Position
South Carolina
School
  • Draft Grade: B
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 17
  • School: South Carolina
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 205
Eric Edholm's Commentary
A mild upset here, as Horn is the first defensive player off the board — and the Panthers resisted the QB option here, too. Horn going over Patrick Surtain II is a long play; in time, the son of Joe Horn could be a Stephon Gilmore-caliber defender as a press-man corner. Defensive coordinator Phil Snow loves long, athletic corners, and he gets one here.
Denver
Denver
Broncos
Patrick Surtain
Round 1 - Pick 9
CB
Position
Alabama
School
  • Draft Grade: B+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 10
  • School: Alabama
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 208
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Denver has made major upgrade at corner this offseason with Kyle Fuller and now Surtain, something Vic Fangio has to be thrilled about. But leaving one of the two quarterbacks, Justin Fields and Mac Jones, on the board will be highly debated (if they don’t, um, land Aaron Rodgers, we suppose). Surtain is a rock-solid future Pro Bowler, though.
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Eagles
DeVonta Smith
Round 1 - Pick 10 (from Cowboys)
WR
Position
Alabama
School
  • Draft Grade: B-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 14
  • School: Alabama
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 170
Eric Edholm's Commentary
With the top two corners off the board the previous two picks, this was a tough spot for the Cowboys. So they trade out with … their division rivals? Why, yes! To get ahead of the division rival Giants, of course. Philly must have thought that the Giants were dead set on Smith, sending a third-rounder to Dallas to move up two slots. Smith’s weight (170-ish pounds) will be all the talk, but his play was downright special — for most of the past three years. A fascinating pick.
Chicago
Chicago
Bears
Justin Fields
Round 1 - Pick 11 (from Giants)
QB
Position
Ohio St.
School
  • Draft Grade: A
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 4
  • School: Ohio St.
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 227
Eric Edholm's Commentary
GM Ryan Pace was handed a golden ticket when two quarterbacks fell outside the top 10. His time was now, and there was no reason to hesitate. The cost (next year’s first and fourth, plus a fifth this year and No. 20) wasn’t too cumbersome to pull the trigger. This has to feel like Christmas on Michigan Avenue for Bears fans. Fields will have every chance to push Andy Dalton out of a job.
Dallas
Dallas
Cowboys
Micah Parsons
Round 1 - Pick 12 (from 49ers via Dolphins and Eagles)
LB
Position
Penn St.
School
  • Draft Grade: B-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 7
  • School: Penn St.
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 246
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The Cowboys have to be worried about the health of LBs Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith, as they take Parsons here. He certainly fits the mold of the hyper-athletic playmaker the Cowboys tend to seek, and the defense was a major problem last season. Where and how Parsons fits in will be interesting, but at the least he adds outstanding juice and pass-rush talent to that unit. Still, there’s risk with this pick, and they still need a corner.
LA Chargers
Los Angeles
Chargers
Rashawn Slater
Round 1 - Pick 13
OT
Position
Northwestern
School
  • Draft Grade: A-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 15
  • School: Northwestern
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 304
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The Chargers absolutely needed to add to their bulwark in front of Justin Herbert, and they get a super-athletic tackle (or is he a guard?) to help that effort. Slater opted out last season but had three seasons of starting experience for the Chargers to view — at both OT spots. They also had good intel on Slater from Cody Cejda, who joined the staff from Northwestern. A really nice pick here.
NY Jets
New York
Jets
Alijah Vera-Tucker
Round 1 - Pick 14 (from Vikings)
OT
Position
USC
School
  • Draft Grade: B+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 13
  • School: USC
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 308
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The feeling all draft season was that the Jets would draft a QB at No. 2 and either an edge rusher or a blocker with their second first-rounder. They went with the former/latter, trading up from No. 23 to make sure they got their man. Vera-Tucker has experience at both guard and tackle, and he’ll be joining a line that has promising left tackle Mekhi Becton. GM Joe Douglas likely wants to recreate what Zach Wilson had at BYU last season: great pass protection that allowed him to create
New England
New England
Patriots
Mac Jones
Round 1 - Pick 15
QB
Position
Alabama
School
  • Draft Grade: B+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 29
  • School: Alabama
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 215
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Two months ago, this was a popular pairing. But it felt unlikely the more we heard talk of Jones landing with the 49ers at No. 3. But for the Patriots to get Jones at No. 15 without trading up is a scenario we were not sure would happen. Jones is now Bill Belichick’s highest-drafted QB ever. What a wild result. Jones might not be great, but he could be in a pretty perfect setup in New England.
Arizona
Arizona
Cardinals
Zaven Collins
Round 1 - Pick 16
LB
Position
Tulsa
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 31
  • School: Tulsa
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 259
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Everyone knew the Cardinals were in love with Collins, but the glaring need at cornerback still remains. Collins instantly will step in as the Haason Redick replacement and can provide that same caliber of pass-rush ability, as well as a surprising aptitude for coverage for a 260-plus pounder. This is a fascinating addition following last year’s first-rounder, Isaiah Simmons, and the addition of J.J. Watt. Kliff Kingsbury has a defense?
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Raiders
Alex Leatherwood
Round 1 - Pick 17
OT
Position
Alabama
School
  • Draft Grade: C
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 46
  • School: Alabama
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 312
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Some teams felt he was a late first-rounder. Others had third-round grades on him. So this makes it a classic Mike Mayock pick in that it’s going to be widely considered a reach. In a perfect world, Leatherwood steps in as the Day 1 right tackle — a bit of a void in the desert. He’s big, long and athletic but can be a little stiff at times. His big-game experience will help, but Leatherwood might never be dominant.
Miami
Miami
Dolphins
Jaelan Phillips
Round 1 - Pick 18
EDGE
Position
Miami (FL)
School
  • Draft Grade: B
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 11
  • School: Miami (FL)
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 260
Eric Edholm's Commentary
A really big swing for the fences. Phillips is the most talented edge player in this class, but there were some major concerns about his health after he was advised to medically retire following multiple concussions at UCLA. Transferring to Miami brought out Phillips’ pass-rush juice, as he was arguably the best edge defender in college football for a stretch last season. But head coach Brian Flores’ no-nonsense approach could go one of two ways for a player who had some character questions.
Washington
Washington
Football Team
Jamin Davis
Round 1 - Pick 19
LB
Position
Kentucky
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 100
  • School: Kentucky
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 234
Eric Edholm's Commentary
This is a huge rise for Davis, who started one game prior to last season. He came on with a great 2020 campaign and tested through the roof at his pro day, which led to many in the league speculating he could be a late first-round pick. But we can’t help but wonder if the WFT wouldn’t have preferred Ali Vera-Tucker or Zaven Collins, both of whom came off the board a few picks earlier.
NY Giants
New York
Giants
Kadarius Toney
Round 1 - Pick 20 (from Bears)
WR
Position
Florida
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 33
  • School: Florida
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 193
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Well, this is one we didn’t expect. The Giants slid back nine spots and — with edge rushers on the board — took the Gators’ Swiss Army knife weapon. Toney is an electric threat with the ball in his hands on schemed-up touches but isn’t yet a complete receiver. Daniel Jones and the offense got some real juice, but Toney needs work as a receiver.
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Colts
Kwity Paye
Round 1 - Pick 21
EDGE
Position
Michigan
School
  • Draft Grade: B
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 18
  • School: Michigan
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 261
Eric Edholm's Commentary
This was a big need for the Colts, finding more pass rush power to fuel an emerging defense. Paye remains raw in this department, but his ceiling is high because of his non-stop motor and tremendous athleticism. Will it all come together on Matt Eberflus’ defense? We shall see. Not taking Christian Darrisaw to fill the left-tackle void is interesting, but the Colts have time to get a left tackle if they don’t plan on shuffling their OL.
Tennessee
Tennessee
Titans
Caleb Farley
Round 1 - Pick 22
CB
Position
Virginia Tech
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 28
  • School: Virginia Tech
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 197
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The Titans let Malcolm Butler, Adoree’ Jackson and Desmond King walk, so corner was a huge need. If Farley is healthy, it’s a home run. He’s a long, highly athletic man-cover talent. But multiple teams we spoke with in the lead up to the draft expressed concern about the fact that he has had multiple microdisectomies and that his back issues could linger. After whiffing on Isaiah Wilson hard last year, this is quite the risk this time around. They must feel good about his medical eval.
Minnesota
Minnesota
Vikings
Christian Darrisaw
Round 1 - Pick 23 (from Seahawks via Jets)
OT
Position
Virginia Tech
School
  • Draft Grade: B+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 21
  • School: Virginia Tech
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 322
Eric Edholm's Commentary
It’s back to back Hokies as the Vikings slide down and grab a player who routinely was mocked in the teens. GM Rick Spielman typically lands good value, and this fits the bill. We weren’t quite as enamored with Darrisaw’s upside as others, but he's a very nice player with the athletic traits to be a Day 1 starter at left tackle.
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers
Najee Harris
Round 1 - Pick 24
RB
Position
Alabama
School
  • Draft Grade: B
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 20
  • School: Alabama
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 232
Eric Edholm's Commentary
All the pre-draft buzz was on Harris, and it certainly fit what the Steelers look for in their backs: He’s big, he’s an excellent receiver and he can make people miss at 232 pounds. Harris doesn’t hit home runs, and that’s fine if — and it’s a big if — the Steelers can find some better blockers up front. Right now, that’s their biggest need.
Jacksonville
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Travis Etienne
Round 1 - Pick 25 (from Rams)
RB
Position
Clemson
School
  • Draft Grade: B-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 34
  • School: Clemson
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 215
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Congrats to all who bet over 1.5 running backs in Round 1. The Clemson-to-Jacksonville pipeline continues with Lawrence at No. 1 and Etienne here. That’s a hell of a backfield now, with James Robinson handling the dirty work and Etienne as the weapon in space. With those receivers, a solid line and two quality backs, the Jaguars suddenly have some real offensive juice.
Cleveland
Cleveland
Browns
Greg Newsome
Round 1 - Pick 26
CB
Position
Northwestern
School
  • Draft Grade: A-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 24
  • School: Northwestern
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 192
Eric Edholm's Commentary
This is a coup for the Browns, nabbing a player whom many believed would've been gone before now. Newsome is a bulldog-caliber competitor, and a tremendous athlete. That secondary could be really strong now with Denzel Ward, Newsome, Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams all young and highly talented. Wanna stop the Bills and Chiefs? Beef up that secondary.
Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens
Rashod Bateman
Round 1 - Pick 27
WR
Position
Minnesota
School
  • Draft Grade: B-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 23
  • School: Minnesota
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 190
Eric Edholm's Commentary
This was a pick widely speculated as Bateman is an outside receiver who will battle for balls. One thing we noticed on tape (that will work very well with Lamar Jackson): Bateman is really good at coming back to the ball on scramble drills. This pick will work, even with the need on the offensive line.
New Orleans
New Orleans
Saints
Payton Turner
Round 1 - Pick 28
EDGE
Position
Houston
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 91
  • School: Houston
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 270
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The Saints losing Trey Hendrickson opened a void at the pass rush spot. Here they land a high-character, high-floor player who started rounding into form last season. Turner was lower on our board, but there’s a lot to like about his massive, long frame as a base end. We don’t believe he’ll provide a lot of sacks right away.
Green Bay
Green Bay
Packers
Eric Stokes
Round 1 - Pick 29
CB
Position
Georgia
School
  • Draft Grade: C-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 78
  • School: Georgia
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 194
Eric Edholm's Commentary
Aaron Rodgers has to be pumped. Stokes ran a blistering 40-yard dash (4.29 seconds), is regarded as smart and versatile. But he also needs some technique work, can be grabby and isn’t yet a finished product. Stokes going ahead of Tyson Campbell, his Georgia teammate, is interesting. Other teams had it the other way around and gave Stokes mostly second- and third-round grades. He has potential but might start out in a sub-package role.
Buffalo
Buffalo
Bills
Gregory Rousseau
Round 1 - Pick 30
EDGE
Position
Miami (FL)
School
  • Draft Grade: B-
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 22
  • School: Miami (FL)
  • Height: 6' 7"
  • Weight: 266
Eric Edholm's Commentary
After a 15.5-sack redshirt freshman season, Rousseau opted out in 2020 and became one of the bigger 2021 draft mysteries. He’s ultra-talented and has sky-high potential. But how fast will it come? The Bills’ pass rush metrics landed in the middle of the pack, and Rousseau can help. Even so, most of his production came when he played inside and rushed against slower guards and tackles. His edge rushing needs work but boy, he’s a gifted player.
Baltimore
Baltimore
Ravens
Jayson Oweh
Round 1 - Pick 31 (from Chiefs)
EDGE
Position
Penn St.
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 32
  • School: Penn St.
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 257
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The offensive line can wait. Oweh is a true 1% athlete, even by NFL standards. He’s raw as a pass rusher, finding his way into the backfield with his rare traits and very hot motor. The Ravens typically put a lot of stock into sack production in their projections. Oweh had zero in seven games in 2020 and only seven in 24 college games. Will he harness his skill?
Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Joe Tryon
Round 1 - Pick 32
EDGE
Position
Washington
School
  • Draft Grade: C+
  • Pre-Draft Rank: 47
  • School: Washington
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 259
Eric Edholm's Commentary
The champs enter the draft with an interesting project who one day might replace Jason Pierre-Paul or Shaq Barrett. Tryon opted out in 2020 and remains raw overall (nine sacks in 25 games). But his phenomenal traits are a great starting point and his high-effort style is a fit on this defense.