The NFL is undoubtedly the most popular sport in America. After that? You could argue that it's the NFL draft. Sure, it's not technically a sport, but the draft receives as much attention — from both media and fans — as any sporting event in the calendar year. From early February through late April, one subject dominates talk radio and Internet message boards in NFL cities: Which player will my team select in the first round?
We've got the answer to that question and a lot more. The Athlon Sports NFL Draft Guide dives deep into the 2021 draft class with in-depth scouting reports on 230 of the top prospects and position-by-position rankings of hundreds of draft-eligible players. We also take a detailed look at every NFL team with depth charts and personnel needs for the upcoming season.
Order your digital copy todayso you can have it with you on your device as this week's draft unfolds starting Thursday night.
The top pick in this year's draft is almost certain to be Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is part of a deep and talented class at the game's most important position. In our feature story "Armed and Ready," we take a closer look at Lawrence and five other intriguing QB prospects.
There are some wild cards in this year's draft — those who chose not to play college football in 2020 or who had their season canceled or shortened by the pandemic. In our feature "The Opt-Outs," we assess the status of these players, who arrive with less mileage but more uncertainty. In our feature "Working from Home," we take a look at 2020's virtual draft and what it showed about the NFL's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
We also include a mock draft, a draft board, a peek ahead at the 2022 draft, and much more. At 176 pages, the Athlon Sports NFL Draft Guide offers the most complete preview of the 2021 draft. Order your digital copy now!