NFL Draft

2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Updated)

A couple of blockbuster trades have shaken up the order at the top
2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Updated)

There's never a dull week in the NFL and a pair of back-to-back mega-trades proved that as the top 10 of the draft takes on a whole new look going into April. Thanks in part to the 49ers, Eagles and Dolphins, the twists and turns might just be getting started as we barrel toward an incredible finish in Cleveland.

 

With all that in mind, here's a look at who could go where in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft:

 

2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (post-free agency edition)

Has the Jets' moves in free agency changed their potential target for the No. 2 overall pick?
2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Updated)

NFL free agency has dominated the conversation around the league for much of the past few weeks but as teams fill their needs (or keep their own), attention will slowly drift to next month's big roster-building event when the draft rolls around. While some general managers have to be thrilled at the state of their 53, a few others have work to do when it comes to turning in a card or two on Day 1.

 

With all that in mind, here's a look at who could go where in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft:

Top 25 NFL Free Agents and Predictions on Where They'll Sign

Kenny Golladay figures to have many suitors as the most attractive wide receiver on the market
Top 25 NFL Free Agents and Predictions on Where They'll Sign

The franchise tag deadline has come and gone, and one of the most unique and dramatic periods of free agency is set to unfurl across the NFL. While there's not a Tom Brady-caliber name or player on the market this year, that doesn't mean there are not a ton of quality options available for teams to pony up for as the missing piece to elevate their team.

 

So, what players top every franchise's wish list? And where might they really wind up when pen meets paper?

 

2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (late February edition)

With Carson Wentz headed to Indianapolis, Philadelphia could add a new quarterback through the draft
2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Updated)

The Super Bowl champs have been crowned and all 32 franchises are now fully engrossed in draft prep work with an eye toward the next pursuit of the Lombardi Trophy. While this time of year will be unique without an NFL Scouting Combine to gather information on prospects, the pursuit of that key difference-maker remains what every scout, front office executive and coach are focused on. Thanks to a handful of early trades, some teams are already seeing their needs change and with that the outlook in the first round later this spring.

2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Post-Senior Bowl Edition)

Detroit's reported trade with the Los Angeles Rams could change the Lions' direction in the first round
2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Updated)

We're still counting down the days to Super Bowl LV but when it comes to the NFL draft, there was far more interest from teams around the league on the comings and goings of prospects down at the Senior Bowl. The numerous practices and the game environment down in Mobile offered most franchises their only chance to see players workout this spring and get some face-to-face time and will mean a bit of scrambling to adjust draft boards accordingly.

2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (post-early entry deadline edition)

Trevor Lawrence is the heavy favorite to go No. 1 overall and join new head coach Urban Meyer in Jacksonville
2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (post-early entry deadline edition)

We're down to just four NFL teams left vying for the Lombardi Trophy but league business continues unabated elsewhere as franchises lock up their head coaches or continue their deep dives into the draft process.

 

2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (early January edition)

After his monster Sugar Bowl performance, Justin Fields' stock is soaring
2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (early January edition)

An unprecedented NFL regular season is finally in the books and we're just around the corner from an expanded playoff field that should usher in even more drama around the league. With college football limping to the finish that can mean only one thing: it's now draft season.

 

2020 NFL Draft: Grades, Best and Worst Pick for Every Team

The Baltimore Ravens had another outstanding draft
2020 NFL Draft: Grades, Best and Worst Pick for Every Team

It looked unlike anything that had happened before but all 255 picks from the most unique setup in football history have been made and the 2020 NFL Draft is officially in the books for all 32 franchises. The virtual selections went off almost completely without a hitch and, just as notably, there was more than $100 million raised for COVID-19 relief by the NFL in parallel to the next crop of players joining the league's ranks.

 

2020 NFL Draft: Grading the First-Round Picks

Miami stood pat at No. 5 and got their quarterback
2020 NFL Draft: Grading the First-Round Picks

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is officially official and the most unique setup for picking players in league history is in the books. There are still six more rounds to go but it's been pretty clear that the future of the NFL has shifted some as a few franchises get a cornerstone piece and a few others missed out on doing the same.

 

2020 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Final Edition)

Which QB-needy team will take or make a move to get Justin Herbert?
2020 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions (Final Edition)

The only semblance of normalcy on the American sporting calendar is almost here. Yes, the 2020 NFL Draft is upon us and we'll have the most unique setup for picking players in league history starting on Thursday night.

 

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