The order for the top 30 picks in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft is set with the Jacksonville Jaguars Choice # 1 and the New York Jets Option # 2. Could both teams think of quarterback with their tips? NFL Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s top ranked quarterbacks – – Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) and Justin Fields (Ohio State) – In the college football playoff semifinals with Fields and the Buckeyes on Friday night come out.
Both the jaguars and the jets – along with that Miami Dolphins – Have two picks for the first round in this draft. The Dolphins landed in 3rd place – thanks to Houston Texans‘Trade for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil last year – and choose number 18. The Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals round off the five best selections.
The 2021 NFL draft will take place in Cleveland. The first round will take place on April 29th. Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on April 30th, while rounds 4 through 7 will take place on May 1st. The draft will air on ESPN and the ESPN app.
Check out the top 30 picks below with numbers 31-32 projected from the ESPN Football Power Index (FPI)who projects the job by simulating 10,000 times for the rest of the season.
Jacksonville had 19 first-round top 10 choices early in its 27th season, but it was never number 1 overall. The last team to make the playoffs in the year it was number 1 were the 2013 Chiefs. The Jaguars took three quarterbacks in the first round – Byron Leftwich (No. 7 in 2003), Blaine Gabbert (No. 10 in 2011) and Blake Bortles (No. 3 in 2014).
The Jets just missed their second number 1. They used their only # 1 to pick a broad receiver Keyshawn Johnson The Jets have finished second twice, picking wide receiver Johnny “Lam” Jones (1980) and running back Blair Thomas (1990). It was reported that New York’s 1980 second election targeted Anthony Munoz but passed him on for making a physical mistake. The Bengals took Munoz in third place and he made 11 Pro Bowls. Jones never did the Pro Bowl.
The Dolphins, who had three picks for the first round in 2020, have two picks for the first round this year. All of her first-round picks since 2011 have been in the league in 2020, but only one from before 2019 was still with Miami (DeVante Parker14 (2015).
This is the Falcons’ first top 10 picks since 2015 and their first top 5 picks since the quarterback was drafted Matt Ryan Atlanta designed two Hall of Famers in 2008 with top 5 selections: Claude Humphrey (No. 3, 1968) and Deion Sanders (No. 5, 1989).
The Bengals finish in the top five for the 17th time in franchise history and for the second time in a row. They used their last four first-round players to pick offensive players, but only two of them were starters for Cincinnati in 2020 (quarterback) Joe Burrow and offensive action Jonah Williams).
This is the Eagles’ first top 10 pick since the quarterback was selected Carson Wentz in second place in 2016. Of course, they now seem ready to move from Wentz in favor of the 2020 second round election Jalen hurts.
The Lions are in the top 10 for the third time in a row and for the 26th time in the Super Bowl era. Could they be looking for a 2009 successor? Matthew Stafford?
For the second time since 2012, the panthers have been voted in the top 10. They meet up with the others and choose to run back Christian McCaffrey ranked 8th in 2017.
The Broncos only got the top 10 pass rushers in 2011 for the second time since 2011 Bradley Chubb was her pick at number 5 in 2018. He has 20.5 sacks in his career and made the Pro Bowl that season.
Five of the Cowboys’ last eight picks in the first round have represented Dallas in the Pro Bowl, but only three remain with the team guard Zack Martin, race back Ezekiel Elliott and linebackers Leighton Vander Esch. This is the Cowboys’ highest draft position since they took over Elliott with the fourth election in 2016.
Four of the Giants’ last six first-round players are players they hope they can build their offensive around, even though 2018 is number 2 Saquon Barkley will return from a torn ACL in 2021. Quarterback Daniel Jones (2019) and close end Evan Engram (2017) had some injury issues that handicapped them in 2020. Rookie offensive tackle Andrew Thomas was a plug and play starter this season.
When the 49ers chose wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk With the second of two selection rounds in the first round last year, it was the first time since 2012 that they picked a player with a skill position in the first round. In the same time span, they picked four defense ends.
The chargers have the luxury of not requiring a quarterback as they apparently hit gold with last year’s number 6. Justin Herbert. The signal caller from Oregon set a record for TD passes from a rookie and had multiple TD passes in seven consecutive games, another rookie record.
The Vikings make their highest pick in the first round since the cornerback was elected Trae Wayne in 11th place in 2015. From their first selection rounds before 2018 only security Harrison Smith (2012) and Linebacker Anthony Barr (2014) still wear the purple.
The Patriots have their highest first-round pick since 2008 when they selected linebackers Jerod Mayo 10. He was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and played his entire eight-year career in New England, forming two Pro Bowl teams.
Of the Cardinals’ last 10 first-round picks in the last 10 years, four are not even in the league. Five are left with Arizona. The other is a 49ers backup quarterback Josh Rosen.
The Raiders, who made five first round picks in the last two drafts, only have one first round player this year. Each of the previous five were in a different position, but none of these picks were aimed at linebackers or offensive players.
How the dolphins use the second of their two first graders largely depends on what they do with their first. They have needs for wide receivers, offensive lines and running back.
The four starters on the defensive line, one of the best units in the NFL, are all round one picks since 2017. Washington could try to close offensive holes with this selection.
The bears return to the first round after a two-year absence, courtesy of first round picks act away Acquire Pass Rusher Khalil Mack Her top classics from 2015 to 2018 were all top 10 picks, but only two of them (quarterback) Mitchell Trubisky and linebackers Roquan Smith) stay with Chicago.
The Colts had no first round choice a year ago after trading them in for defensive tackles DeForest Buckner. They spent two of their last three picks on offensive linemen in the first round and hit both – middle Ryan Kelly and guard Quenton Nelson have given Indianapolis one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Pass rushers are hard to come by, but the Titans are desperate to find one after finishing bottom of the league in sacks. They haven’t taken a defensive end in the first round since Derrick Morgan in 2010.
The Jets have two first-round selections for the first time since 2013. This belongs to Seattle and was acquired in the area of security Jamal Adams. New York has many holes to fill and could go in any direction.
The Steelers, who didn’t have a first round election last year after trading it for safety reasons Minkah Fitzpatrick, have used their last seven picks in the first round on defensive players, including five linebackers.
With the second of their two picks in the first round, the jaguars were able to reinforce the protection for their first pick. You have not contested any offensive tackles in the first round since 2013.
The Browns have not picked a first-round player outside of a power conference since 1981. You have defense needs.
The Ravens haven’t picked a defender in the first round since their defensive tackle against Haloti Ngata in 2006. There is certainly a need that Baltimore could address.
The Saints did it in 2017 with two top division clubs who designed the Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore and two-time all-pro offensive device Ryan Ramczyk. You will likely be in the market for secondary school help.
Since the draft Aaron Rodgers In 2005, the Packers had 15 picks in the first round. You used 12 of them on the defensive, two in offensive tackles and one in a quarterback (Jordan love in 2020). You haven’t taken a broad receiver in the first round since 2002.
The Bills who didn’t have a first round selection last year because they were trading for the wide receiver Stefon Diggs, have four core starters from their last four first-round picks, including the 2020 Pro Bowl selection cornerback Tre’Davious White, Quarterback Josh Allen and linebackers Tremaine Edmunds.
FPI projections for option no. 31-32
(FPI projections are from Sunday January 24th)