The NFL Draft Review

Carter White, Co-Editor In Chief

The NFL draft is how college football athletes have their dreams made and some fanbases ecstatic or let down. This year’s NFL draft started on April 29th and ended on May 1st. The draft was held in The Cleveland Browns stadium.

The first overall draft pick in the 2021 NFL draft was Trevor Lawrence, a quarterback from Clemson. Pretty much everybody believed that Trevor Lawrence was going to be the first player taken in the draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars, they were true. The remaining picks were as follows, in order,

2. New York Jets (teams record last year) 2-14 Zach Wilson, (Position and College) QB, BYU

3. San Francisco 49ers (6-10) (from Miami through Houston) Trey Lance, QB, NDSU

4. Atlanta Falcons (4-12) Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

5. Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1) Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

6. Miami Dolphins (10-6) (from Philadelphia) Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

7. Detroit Lions (5-11) Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

8. Carolina Panthers (5-11) Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

9. Denver Broncos (5-11) Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

10. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1) (from Dallas Cowboys) DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

11. Chicago Bears (8-8) (from New York Giants) Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

12. Dallas Cowboys (6-10) (from Philadelphia Eagles) Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

13. Los Angeles Chargers (7-9) Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern 

14. New York Jets (from Seattle through Minnesota) Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC

15. New England Patriots (7-9) Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

16. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

17. Las Vegas Raiders (8-8) Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

18. Miami Dolphins (10-6) Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami

19. Washington Football Team (7-9) Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

20. New York Giants (6-10) (from Chicago) Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

21. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan

22. Tennessee Titans (11-5) Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

23. Minnesota Vikings (7-9) (from the New York Jets) Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LA Rams 10-6) Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

26. Cleveland Browns (11-5) Greg Newsome, CB, Northwestern

27. Baltimore Ravens (11-5)

Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

28. New Orleans Saints (12-4) Payton Turner, DE, Houston

29. Green Bay Packers (13-3) Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia

30. Buffalo Bills (13-3) Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami

31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City 14-2) Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) Joe Tryon, DE, Washington