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2021 NFL Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by unionjack8, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson (1)
    2. Justin Fields, Ohio State (2)
    3. Jamie Newman, Georgia (29)
    4. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M (40)

    Running backs
    1. Travis Etienne, Clemson (24)
    2. Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State (25)
    3. Najee Harris, Alabama (45)


    Wide receivers
    1. Ja'Marr Chase, LSU (5)
    2. Justyn Ross, Clemson (7)
    3. DeVonta Smith, Alabama (22)
    4. Jaylen Waddle, Alabama (33)
    5. Rondale Moore, Purdue (36)
    5. Seth Williams, Auburn (42)
    6. Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC (49)

    Tight ends
    1. Brevin Jordan, Miami (34)
    2. Kyle Pitts, Florida (46)

    Offensive lines
    1. Penei Sewell, Oregon (3)
    2. Walker Little, Stanford (6)
    3. Alex Leatherwood, Alabama (10)
    4. Sam Cosmi, Texas (11)
    5. Deonte Brown, Alabama (16)
    6. Cade Mays, Tennessee (17)
    7. Trey Smith, Tennessee (23)
    8. Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma (26)
    9. Jalen Mayfield, Michigan (30)
    10. Trey Hill, Georgia (43)
    11. Thayer Munford, Ohio State (44)
    12. Wyatt Davis, Ohio State (50)


    Defensive lines
    1. Gregory Rousseau, Miami (4)
    2. LaBryan Ray, Alabama (14)
    3. Marvin Wilson, Florida State (15)
    4. Jay Tufele, USC (19)
    5. Tedarrell Slaton, Florida (38)

    Edge rushers
    1. Joe Tryon, Washington (21)
    2. Carlos Basham, Wake Forest (27)
    3. Quincy Roche, Miami (32)

    1. Micah Parsons, Penn State (13)
    2. Dylan Moses, Alabama (28)
    3. Chazz Surratt, North Carolina (41)
    4. Paddy Fisher, Northwestern (47)

    1. Patrick Surtain II, Alabama (8)
    2. Shaun Wade, Ohio State (9)
    3. Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina (18)
    4. Paulson Adebo, Stanford (31)
    5. Tyson Campbell, Georgia (35)
    6. Josh Jobe, Alabama (37)

    1. Richard LeCounte, Georgia (12)
    2. Andre Cisco, Syracuse (20)
    3. Richie Grant, UCF (39)
    4. Caden Stearns, Texas (48)

  2. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    . Trevor Lawrence*, QB, Clemson

    Lawrence could have been the No. 1 pick in the last two drafts. The 6-6, 220-pound quarterback has 66 TDs and 12 interceptions the last two season, and he's added 10 rushing TDs. He's the kind of quarterback who generates hype reserved for former No. 1 picks such as John Elway, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, and he will be the presumed top pick unless something drastic happens in 2020.

    2. Justin Fields*, QB, Ohio State

    Don't sleep on Fields, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist after a flawless transition to Ryan Day's offense at Ohio State. Fields passed for 41 TDs last season with just three interceptions, and it's that blend of great decision-making combined with the ability to run (484 yards, 10 TDs) that will translate as a franchise quarterback. The rivalry with Lawrence extends back to the Elite 11 camp, and this is the next chapter.

    MORE: Each team's worst-ever NFL Draft regret

    3. Penei Sewell*, T, Oregon

    The 6-6, 325-pound tackle is good enough to be the No. 1 pick if quarterback is not a consideration. He won the Outland Trophy last year and continues to improve under the watch of former offensive lineman Mario Cristobal. He has a tough act to follow considering how well this year's tackles performed at the NFL Combine, but he should be up to that challenge.

    4. Gregory Rousseau*, DE, Miami

    Believe it or not, Jerome McDougle (2003) was the last Miami defensive end taken in the first round. Rousseau – who had 15.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss last season – will change that. He's a dominant edge rusher in a 6-6, 251-pound frame. He can clinch that by leading the nation in sacks.

    5. Ja'Marr Chase*, WR, LSU

    Chase was unstoppable in LSU's high-scoring offense last season. He had 84 catches, 1,780 yards, 20 TDs and won the Biletnikoff Award. The production might drop without Joe Burrow and pass game coordinator Joe Brady, but that doesn't mean Chase – a 6-1, 200-pound prototype receiver – will slip too far down the draft board.


    6. Walker Little, T, Stanford

    Little suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2019; otherwise he would have been a first-round pick in this year's draft. He'll have to come back healthy, but the 6-7, 315-pound will be an effective left tackle at the next level.

    7. Justyn Ross*, WR, Clemson

    Ross' numbers dipped as a sophomore, but he's caught 17 TDs and averaged 16.7 yards per catch as one of Lawrence's favorite targets at Clemson. The 6-4, 205-pound receiver could easily flip spots with Chase depending on the junior-year production, and that could come with Lawrence.

    8. Patrick Surtain II*, CB, Alabama

    Surtain has NFL bloodlines, and he's lived up to expectations as a five-star cornerback with the Crimson Tide. The 6-2, 203-pound corner can bulid on that resume with an All-American season as a junior.

    9. Shaun Wade*, CB, Ohio State

    Wade will be in line to be the next first-round cornerback from Ohio State. He is an outstanding cover cornerback and sound tackler, and with a few more interceptions could be the top defensive back in this draft.

    MORE: The biggest busts in NFL Draft history

    10. Alex Leatherwood, T, Alabama

    Leatherwood would have been a top-10 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He moved to left tackle last season after playing right guard in 2018, and he will have the ability to contribute at multiple positions at the next level.

    11. Sam Cosmi, T, Texas

    Cosmi is the fourth elite tackler on the board. The 6-7, 310-pounder started in 26 games at right tackle the last two seasons. He's making the move to the left side as a redshirt junior, and that means a chance to show he's the top offensive lineman in the draft.

    12. Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia

    LeCounte averages 50 tackles per season the last three years with the Bulldogs, and he created seven turnovers (four interceptions, three fumble recoveries). The 5-11, 190-pound playmaker is the top safety on the board.


    13. Micah Parsons*, LB, Penn State

    Parsons is one of the most-athletic defensive players in college football, and there is not a more-complete side-to-side classic linebacker in the draft. He finished with 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and five sacks while adding five pass breakups and four forced fumbles. He has room to move up into the top 10 with an impressive junior season.

    14. LaBryan Ray*, DE/DT, Alabama

    Ray missed most of last season with a leg injury, but the talent is there for the 6-5, 292-pound. Ray's ability to play inside or outside is a plus, and he is primed for that long-awaited breakout season in 2021.

    15. Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

    Wilson remains one of the bright spots for a Florida State program that has struggled in recent seasons. Wilson had 44 tackles and five sacks as a junior, and he had four pass breakups. He's an imposing 6-5, 311-pounder who should impress at next year's NFL Combine with his athleticism.

    MORE: The biggest steals in NFL Draft history

    16. Deonte Brown, G, Alabama

    Alabama has a proven track record with interior linemen, and Brown is the next one off the assembly line. Brown has played in 35 games for the Crimson Tide last season, and the 6-4, 338-pound guard should improve that stock as a senior.

    17. Cade Mays*, G/T, Tennessee

    Mays transferred from Georgia, and his ability to play multiple positions should push him to the middle of the first round. He's the first of two Tennessee offensive linemen in our top 25.

    18. Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina

    Mukuamu is a long 6-foot-4 cornerback who totaled 59 tackles with four interceptions and nine pass breakups. The Gamecocks' last first-round cornerback – Stephon Gilmore – turned out great. Mukuamu should get the same opportunity.

    19. Jay Tufele*, DT, USC

    Tufele nearly doubled his tackle total as a sophomore, and the 305-pounder should continue to be disruptive on the interior for the Trojans. He has 6.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss the last two seasons.


    20. Andre Cisco*, S, Syracuse

    In two seasons, Cisco has compiled 12 interceptions and 14 pass breakups for the Orange, and he averages more than 40 tackles per season. At 6-0, 203 pounds, he has the range to be an immediate impact player at the next level.

    21. Joe Tryon*, EDGE, Washington

    The edge-rushing talent isn't quite as deep, and Tryon will have to match a season in which he had eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. The 6-5, 262-pounder should continue to develop as a junior.

    22. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

    Smith, a 6-1, 175-pound speedster, broke out with 14 TD catches last season, and he averages 17.9 yards per catch in three seasons with the Crimson Tide. He will be the No. 1 receiver with Alabama this year, and with that comes the chance to live up to first-round billing.

    MORE: Most painful NFL Draft slides of last 20 years

    23. Trey Smith*, G/T, Tennessee

    Smith overcame blood clotting that threatened his career to get back on the field, and he would have been in the mix as a first-round pick this season because of his versatility. Another year of healthy production could vault him into the top 10.

    24. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

    Etienne is one of the most-efficient running backs in college football history. He averaged 7.8 yards per carry and scores a rushing TD once every 9.2 carries. He surprised with the decision to return to school, but he has the opportunity to be the first back taken in 2021.

    25. Chuba Hubbard*, RB, Oklahoma State

    Hubbard opted to return to school after rushing for 2,094 yards and 23 TDs in 2019. The Cowboys haven't had a running back selected in the first round since Barry Sanders in 1989. Perhaps Hubbard could break that streak with an impressive senior season.
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  3. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    26. Creed Humphrey*, C, Oklahoma
    27. Carlos Basham, EDGE, Wake Forest
    28. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
    29. Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia
    30. Jalen Mayfield*, T, Michigan
    31. Paulson Adebo*, CB, Stanford
    32. Quincy Roche, LB/EDGE, Miami
    33. Jaylen Waddle*, WR, Alabama
    34. Brevin Jordan*, TE, Miami
    35. Tyson Campbell*, CB, Georgia
    36. Rondale Moore*, WR, Purdue
    37. Josh Jobe*, CB, Alabama
    38. Tedarrell Slaton, DT, Florida
    39. Richie Grant, S, UCF
    40. Kellen Mond*, QB, Texas A&M
    41. Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
    42. Seth Williams*, WR, Auburn
    43. Trey Hill*, C, Georgia
    44. Thayer Munford, G, Ohio State
    45. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
    46. Kyle Pitts*, TE, Florida
    47. Paddy Fisher*, LB, Northwestern
    48. Caden Sterns*, S, Texas
    49. Amon-Ra St. Brown*, WR, USC
    50. Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State
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  4. KingintheNorth

    KingintheNorth Chris in Arizona

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  5. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    @KingintheNorth I'm keeping a real sharp look out on the safeties, edge guys and tackles ...
  6. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    If kellen mond is the 4th rated qb, it’s some slim pickens next year at the qb position.
  7. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    I want to see if we even have a 2020 season before I start talking about the next draft.

    Yep. Aggie fan checking in and I just have never seen him as an NFL level QB.
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  8. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    There will be a draft next year, season or not
  9. Croomraider

    Croomraider Member

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    Caden Sterns is our guy! He's a special player surrounded by pretty underachieving teammates on defense,
    which should help him fly under the radar.

    Probably Second round grade when it's all said and done.

    Eitherway, hope this is the year we draft Safety!
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  10. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Tank for Trevor. I kid, I kid.
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  11. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    I swear that Clemson RB has been in college for like 7 years
  12. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    With what looks to be - 1st. 2nd. 2 3rds. 2 4ths, 1 5th. 2 6ths. And a 7th.
    We should really be able to fill out this roster. And yes, I will be watching LT, both safety positions. And dare I say it TE.
    It will be McCarthy's 2and year coaching, I expect a step forward this year and a big leap forward the following year.
    Will we need, a DE high, will we need more corners ?
    I hope that they learned to trust the scouts so much more this year and continue that moving forward. Our arrow is pointing up, and Jerryis running out of years...
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  13. KingintheNorth

    KingintheNorth Chris in Arizona

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    I think it will be:
    3 (Byron compensatory)
    4 (Quinn compensatory)
    5 (Cobb compensatory)
    6 (Heath compensatory)

    We owe Philadelphia a 5th (could be the compensatory 5th) for trading up for Biadasz, and we owe New England a 6th (could be the 7th instead) for the Michael Bennett trade.

    Also, we'll end up owing the Jets a 1st and a 3rd for Jamal Adams.
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  14. RandyOh

    RandyOh Well-Known Member

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    I think we should trade up for Ja'Marr Chase :p
  15. SportsGuru80

    SportsGuru80 CowboysYanksLakers

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    I want Andre Cisco, he's a BALLHAWK!!!
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  16. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    ☆Richie Grant,S-Ucf☆
    at pick 32:thumbup:
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  17. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    This is why I'm hoping to pull off an Adams deal for a 1st plus.

    If you're drafting a S with that pick you can only hope he is as good as Adams, plus the bust factor to contend with.

    Throwing in a 3rd when we have all those comp picks isnt a big deal.

    Adams would finish off this defense for this year IMO.
  18. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    It's really weird for a any talented running back to stay for their senior season, but you only go to college once and I'm sure Travis Etienne wants to go for a second National Championship.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    The only thing I can tell you about the 2021 draft is it's going to suck picking at 32 each round.
  20. SMASHMOUTH9473

    SMASHMOUTH9473 Well-Known Member

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    Great post. Much appreciated.

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