NFL Draft 2021
NFL Draft 2021 pick order by team: which team choose first?
With the 2021 draft pick fast approaching, we look ahead to the order in which the teams will choose, and the favourites in each position to be selected.
With Super Bowl LV slowly disappearing from view in the rear-view mirror, we turn our attention to the NFL draft pick 2021 which is fast approaching.
NFL draft pick 2021: who chooses first?
Cleveland is the location for the draft and there we will see the first round of the draft will take place on 29 April and that will be followed a day later with rounds two and three, and we’ll bring you it live here on AS. The remaining rounds - four to seven - will be held on 1 May.
We know the order for all 32 picks (see below) with No.1 and No.2 pick going to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets respectively. They are followed by the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons.
2021 NFL Draft: Wilson one of early pick favourites
Zach Wilson's steady rise up draft boards has the BYU Cougars’ quarterback the heavy favourite to be selected with the No. 2 overall pick, although Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields had long held that position. They come in behind the presumptive No. 1 overall pick, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence is still being offered at -5000 by PointsBet and -2000 by DraftKings to be the No. 1 overall pick. Wilson now holds the second-shortest odds at both sportsbooks (+1000 and +800, respectfully), and is being offered at -167 by DraftKings to be the No. 2 overall pick. Fields is next at +260, followed by North Dakota quarterback Trey Lance (+700).
Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound Utah native, is considered the most accurate passer in the class while having enough arm strength to make every necessary NFL throw. Compared to the Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield by Lindy's Draft magazine, Wilson is a more dynamic athlete but will need to learn how to quickly work through his progressions at the next level.
Fields is still the higher-rated overall prospect by some analysts. His raw talent and toughness is unquestioned after playing through a rib injury to lead Ohio State to the national title game last month.
Most of the concern with Fields is that he comes from a loaded program at Ohio State that featured a bevvy of playmakers around him. However, he's a dynamic dual-threat quarterback capable of becoming the face of a franchise, drawing comparisons to Dallas' Dak Prescott with his combination of arm talent and competitiveness.
Oregon's Penei Sewell (-715) is the heavy favorite by DraftKings to be the first offensive lineman drafted. LSU's Ja'Marr Chase (-150) continues to lead Alabama teammates DeVonta Smith (+125) and Jaylen Waddle (+700) to be the first wide receiver off the board.
Clemson's Travis Etienne is -200 to be the first running back selected, followed by Alabama's Najee Harris (+125).
2021 NFL Draft order
1. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-15
2. New York Jets, 2-14
3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans), 4-12
4. Atlanta Falcons, 4-12
5. Cincinnati Bengals, 4-11-1
6. Philadelphia Eagles, 4-11-1
7. Detroit Lions, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 5-11
9. Denver Broncos, 5-11
10. Dallas Cowboys, 6-10
11. New York Giants, 6-10
12. San Francisco 49ers, 6-10
13. Los Angeles Chargers, 7-9
14. Minnesota Vikings, 7-9
15. New England Patriots, 7-9
16. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
17. Las Vegas Raiders, 8-8
18. Miami Dolphins, 10-6
19. Washington Football Team, 7-9
20. Chicago Bears, 8-8
21. Indianapolis Colts, 11-5
22. Tennessee Titans, 11-5
23. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks), 2-14
24. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles Rams), 1-15
26. Cleveland Browns, 11-5
27. Baltimore Ravens, 11-5
28. New Orleans Saints, 12-4
29. Green Bay Packers, 13-3
30. Buffalo Bills, 13-3
31. Kansas City Chiefs, 14-2
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 11-5
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