2021 NFL Draft Tracker: Day One

     

Here’s our 2021 NFL Draft Tracker. We’ll be posting picks here as soon as they’re available, so be sure to check back for the latest.

2021 NFL Draft Tracker

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

Lawrence, 21, was a three-year starter at Clemson and a first-team All-American as a junior. He was the ACC offensive player of the year in his final season.

Lawrence is projected to sign a four-year, $36,793,488 contract with the Jaguars that includes a $24,118,900 bonus. Jacksonville will have a fifth-year option to pick up in 2024.

During his three-year college career, Lawrence completed 66.6 percent of his pass attempts for 10,098 yards (8.9 YPA), 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He also rushed 231 times for 943 yards and 18 touchdowns in 40 career games.

2. New York Jets: BYU QB Zach Wilson

Wilson, 21, was a three-year starter at BYU and a first-team All-Independent league selection as a junior. 

Wilson is projected to sign a four-year, $35,150,680 contract with the Jets that includes a $22,924,131 signing bonus. The Jets will have a fifth-year option to pick up on Wilson in 2024. 

During his college career at BYU, Wilson completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 7,659 yards, 56 touchdowns and 15 interceptions over the course of three seasons and 30 games.

3. San Francisco 49ers: NDSU QB Trey Lance

Lance, 20, was a  one-year starter at North Dakota State. He was a unanimous All-American sophomore, but was limited to appearing in just one game last year due to NDSU’s schedule. 

Lance is projected to sign a four-year, $34,105,276 contract with the 49ers that includes a $22,163,837 signing bonus. The 49ers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Lance to Bills QB Josh Allen. 

During his college career at NDSU, Lance threw for 2,947 while completing 65 percent of his passes for 30 touchdowns and one interception over the course of 19 games. He also rushed 1,325 yards and 18 touchdowns.

4. Atlanta Falcons: Florida TE Kyle Pitts 

Pitts, 20, was a two-year starter at Florida and a first-team All-SEC select as a sophomore and junior. He won the John Mackey Award for the best tight end in the country last season. 

Pitts is projected to sign a four-year, $32,910,494 contract with the Falcons that includes a $21,294,905 signing bonus. The Falcons will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Pitts to Raiders TE Darren Waller. 

During his college career at Florida, Pitts caught 100 passes for 1,492 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns over the course of three seasons and 32 games. 

5. Cincinnati Bengals: LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase

Chase, 21, was a two-year starter at LSU and a unanimous All-American during his sophomore season. He opted out of the 2020 season.

Chase is projected to sign a four-year, $30,819,642 contract with the Bengals that includes a $19,774,285 signing bonus. The Bengals will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Chase to former Rams WR Torry Holt. 

During his college career at LSU, Chase caught 107 passes for 2,093 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns over the course of two seasons and 24 games.

6. Miami Dolphins: Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle

Waddle, 22, was a part-time starter at Alabama. He was a first-team All-American as a sophomore before suffering an ankle injury that cost him a good portion of the 2020 season. 

Waddle is projected to sign a four-year, $27,085,991 contract with the Dolphins that includes a $17,058,902 signing bonus. The Dolphins will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares him to Tyreek Hill. 

During his three-year career, Waddle caught 106 passes for 1,999 yards, and 17 touchdowns. He also added 28 punt returns for 733 yards (19.3 YPR) and two touchdowns. 

7. Detroit Lions: Oregon OT Penei Sewell

Sewell, 20, was a two-year starter at Oregon and a unanimous All-American as a sophomore. He also won the Outland Trophy for the best FBS lineman before opting out of the 2020 season. 

Sewell is projected to sign a four-year, $24,099,068 contract with the Lions that includes a $14,886,595 signing bonus. The Lions will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Sewell to 49ers LT Trent Williams. 

During his two-year career at Oregon, Sewell started 20 of 21 games at left tackle.

8. Carolina Panthers: South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn

Horn, 21, three-year starter at South Carolina and a second-team All SEC selection as a junior. He did opt out of the 2020 season after seven games. 

Horn is projected to sign a four-year, $21,112,145 contract with the Panthers that includes a $12,714,287 signing bonus. The Panthers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Horn to Ravens CB Jimmy Smith. 

During his college career at South Carolina, Horn recorded 101 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 23 passes defended. 

9. Denver Broncos: Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II

Surtain, 20, is the son of long-time NFL cornerback Patrick Surtain. He was a unanimous First Team All-American as a junior. 

Surtain is projected to sign a four-year, $20,962,629 contract with the Broncos that includes a $12,605,549 signing bonus. The Broncos will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his three-year college career, Surtain recorded 116 total tackles, four forced fumbles, one recovery, four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and 24 pass defenses in 40 career games.

10. Philadelphia Eagles: Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

Smith, 22, was a three-year starter at Alabama. He was a unanimous first-team All-American as a senior and won the Heisman Trophy. 

Smith is projected to sign a four-year, $20,141,390 contract with the Eagles that includes a $12,008,284 signing bonus. The Eagles will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Smith to Falcons WR Calvin Ridley. 

During his four-year college career at Alabama, Smith caught 235 passes for 3,965 yards receiving and 46 touchdowns to go along with six rushing yards and a touchdown. He also totaled 237 punt return yards and a touchdown.

11. Chicago Bears: Ohio State QB Justin Fields

Fields, 22, began his college career at Georgia before transferring to Ohio State for the 2019 season. He was a  two-year starter at Ohio State and a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a junior. 

Fields is projected to sign a four-year rookie deal worth $18,871,956 with a signing bonus of $11,085,059. The Bears will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Fields to Cowboys QB Dak Prescott.

During his junior season at Ohio State, Fields completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 2,100 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions in eight starts. He also rushed 81 times for 382 yards and five more touchdowns. 

12. Dallas Cowboys: Penn State LB Micah Parsons

Parsons, 21, was a  one-year starter at Penn State and a consensus All-American as a sophomore. He opted out of the 2020 season due to the pandemic.

Parson is projected to sign a four-year, $17,079,792 contract with the Cowboys that includes a $9,781,667 signing bonus. The Cowboys will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Parsons to Jaguars LB Myles Jack. 

During his two years at Penn State, Parsons recorded 191 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, six forced fumbles, a recovery, and five passes defended over the course of 26 games.

13. Los Angeles Chargers: Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater

Slater, 22, was a  three-year starter at Northwestern. He opted out of the 2020 season due to the pandemic. 

Slater is projected to sign a four-year, $16,631,757 contract with the Chargers that includes a $9,455,823 signing bonus. The Chargers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Slater to Bengals OL Jonah Williams. 

During his three-year college career at Northwestern, Slater appeared in 38 games, making 37 starts for them at both right and left tackle. 

14. New York Jets: USC OL Alijah Vera-Tucker

Vera-Tucker, 21, was a two-year starter at USC,  was an honorable mention All-American, Morris Trophy winner, and first-team All Pac 12 in 2020.

Vera-Tucker is projected to sign a four-year, $15,885,028 contract with the Jets that includes a $8,912,748 signing bonus. The Jets will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at USC, Tucker appeared in 31 games, making 19 starts for them at both left guard and left tackle.

15. New England Patriots: Alabama QB Mac Jones

Jones, 22, took over as the starter for the Crimson Tide in 2020 and led one of the best offenses in school history. He was a consensus All-American as a redshirt Junior and won the Davey O’Brien Award.

Jones is projected to sign a four-year, $15,586,353 contract with the Patriots that includes a $8,695,530 signing bonus. The Patriots will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his three-year college career at Alabama, Jones completed 74.3 percent of his passes for 4,5000 yards, 41 touchdowns and four interceptions over the course of 30 games. 

16. Arizona Cardinals: Tusla LB Zaven Collins

Collins, 21, was a three-year starter at Tulsa and was the AAC Defensive Player of the Year as a redshirt junior.

Collins is projected to sign a four-year, $14,690,256 contract with the Cardinals that includes a $8,043,822 signing bonus. The Cardinals will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Collins to Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch.

During his college career at Tulsa, Collins recorded 236 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three recoveries, five interceptions, eight pass deflections and two defensive touchdowns over the course of three seasons and 32 games. 

17. Las Vegas Raiders:  Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood

Leatherwood, 22, was a three-year starter at Alabama and was named a unanimous All-American and first team All-ACC in 2020. He also won the Outland Trophy and the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

Leatherwood is expected to sign a four-year, $14,391,562 contract with the Raiders that includes a $7,826,591 signing bonus. The Raiders will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Alabama, Leatherwood appeared in 48 games, starting in 41 games, 26 at left tackle and 15 at right guard.

18. Miami Dolphins: Miami DE Jaelan Phillips

Phillips, 22, was a one-year starter at Miami, and was a second-team All ACC selection in 2020

Phillips is projected to sign a four-year, $14,018,203 contract with the Dolphins that includes a $7,555,057 signing bonus. The Dolphins will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlien compares him to Raiders DE Maxx Crosby.

During his college career at Miami, Phillips recorded 86 tackles, 12.5 sacks, six passes defended, and one interception.

19. Washington Football Team: Kentucky LB Jamin Davis

Davis, 22, was a two-year starter at Kentucky and led the team in tackles in 2020.

Davis is expected to sign a four-year, $13,794,176 contract with Washington that includes a $7,392,128 signing bonus. Washington will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Kentucky, Davis recorded 144 tackles, two and a half sacks, one forced fumble, eight pass deflections, and five interceptions.

20. New York Giants: Florida WR Kadarius Toney

Toney, 22, was a  one-year starter at Florida. He was a second team All-American selection as a senior. 

Toney is projected to sign a four-year, $13,719,509 contract with the Giants that includes a $7,337,825 signing bonus. The Giants will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Florida, Toney caught 120 passes for 1,590 yards receiving to go along with 580 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 38 games. He also totaled 324 kick return yards and 147 punt returns yards and one touchdown. 

21. Indianapolis Colts: Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye

Paye, 22, was a three-year starter at Michigan and a second-team All Big Ten selection in 2020, missing two games due to injury.

Paye is projected to sign a four-year, $13,644,834 contract with the Colts that includes a $7,283,516 signing bonus. The Colts will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlien compares him to Dolphins DE Emmanuel Ogbah.

During his college career at Michigan, Paye recorded 100 tackles, 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection.

22. Tennessee Titans: Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley

Farley, 22, was a two-year starter at Virginia Tech and a first-team All ACC selection in 2019. He did opt out of the 2020 season.

Farley is projected to sign a four-year, $13,495,483contract with the Titans that includes a $7,174,897 signing bonus. The Titans will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Virginia Tech, Farley recorded 56 tackles, one sack, six interceptions, and 25 passes defended.

23. Minnesota Vikings: Virginia Tech OT Christian Darrisaw 

Darrisaw, 22, was a three-year starter at Virginia Tech and was named first team All ACC in 2020.

Darrisaw is projected to sign a four-year, $13,346,141 with the Vikings that includes a $7,066,284 signing bonus. The Vikings will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlien compares him to Russell Okung.

During his college career at Virginia Tech, Darrisaw appeared in 35 games, starting in all of them at left tackle.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alabama RB Najee Harris

Harris, 23, was a two-year starter at Alabama and was a first-team All American and a Doak Walker Award winner as a senior. 

Harris is projected to sign a four-year, $13,047,447 with the Steelers that includes a $6,849,053 signing bonus. The Steelers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Harris to former Rams RB Steven Jackson. 

During his college career at Alabama, Harris rushed for 3,843 yards on 638 carries (6 YPC) to go along with 80 receptions for 781 yards receiving and 57 total touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 51 games. 

25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Clemson RB Travis Etienne

Etienne, 22, was a three-year starter at Clemson and a first-team All American in his final three seasons. 

Etienne is projected to sign a four-year, $12,898,105 with the Jaguars that includes a $6,740,440 signing bonus. The Jaguars will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Clemson, Etienne rushed for 4,952 yards on 686 carries (7.2 YPC) to go along with 102 receptions for 1,155 yards receiving and 78 total touchdowns over the course of 55 games and four seasons. He also totaled 706 kick return yards and 44 punt return yards. 

26. Cleveland Browns: Northwestern CB Greg Newsome

Newsome, 20, was a  three-year starter at Northwestern and a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a junior. He missed three games due to injury last year. 

Newsome is projected to sign a four-year, $12,748,736 with the Browns that includes a $6,631,808 signing bonus. The Browns will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Newsome to Eagles CB Darius Slay. 

During his college career at Northwestern, Newsome recorded 71 tackles, one interception, a fumble recovery and 20 pass deflections over the course of three seasons and 17 games. 

27. Baltimore Ravens: Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman

Bateman, 21, was a three-year starter at Minnesota and was a first-team All Big Ten selection as a sophomore. He did opt out after seven games last year. 

Bateman is projected to sign a four-year, $12,599,412 with the Ravens that includes a $6,523,209 signing bonus. The Ravens will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Bateman to Cowboys WR Michael Gallup. 

During his college career at Minnesota, Bateman caught 147 passes for 2,395 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns over the course of three years and 31 games. 

28. New Orleans Saints: Houston DE Payton Turner

Turner, 22, was a three-year starter at Houston and was named second team All-AAC in 2020.

Turner is expected to sign a four-year, $12,524,737 with the Saints that includes a $6,468,899 signing bonus. The Saints will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his four years at Houston, Turner recorded 115 tackles, 10 sacks, one forced fumble, 11 deflections, and one interception.

29. Green Bay Packers: Georgia CB Eric Stokes

Stokes, 22, was a three-year starter at Georgia and was named second team All-ACC in 2020.

Stokes is expected to sign a four-year, $11,925,523 with the Packers that includes a $6,033,108 signing bonus. The Packers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his three years at Georgia, Stokes recorded 78 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, 26 deflections, and four interceptions.

30. Buffalo Bills: Miami DE Gregory Rousseau

Rousseau, 21, was a one-year starter at Miami, and was named to second-team All-American, ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, and first team All-ACC. He chose to opt out of the 2020 season.

Rousseau is projected to sign a four-year, $11,608,200 with the Bills that includes a $5,802,327 signing bonus. The Bills will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Miami, Rousseau recorded 59 tackles, 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one pass defended.

31. Baltimore Ravens: Penn State EDGE Jayson Oweh

Oweh, 22, was a two-year starter at Penn State and was named first team All-Big Ten in 2020

Oweh is projected to sign a four-year, $11,342,390 with the Ravens that includes a $5,609,011 signing bonus. The Ravens will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlien compares Oweh to Titans LB Bud Dupree.

During his college career at Penn State, Oweh recorded 63 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass deflections.

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Washington EDGE Joe Tryon

Tryon, 22, was a two-year starter at Washington and was named second team All-Pac 12 in 2019. He decided to opt out of the 2020 season.

Tryon is expected to sign a four-year, $11,171,238 with the Buccaneers that includes a $5,484,537 signing bonus. The Buccaneers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

During his college career at Washington, Tryon recorded 61 tackles, nine sacks, and two pass deflections.

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