May 14, 2021

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2021 NFL Draft Explanation: Everything You Need To Know


After 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency and 230 million vaccines administered, NFL fans have the chance to experience one of the biggest days on the calendar, in its usual format.

More and more extravagant over the years – the 2020 edition has been set for a scene floating in the fountains of the Bellagio in Las Vegas – the coronavirus pandemic has forced a drastic reduction in procedures last time around with players and officials of the club operating remotely, in a completely virtual environment an event.

This year, Cleveland is host to the drama, as team staff huddle and players kiss, during the transition from college football to the professional league.

The NFL Draft will once again host Draft-a-Thon, a fundraiser supporting four charities helping communities recover from the pandemic, providing funds to bridge the education gap, disparities in health, food insecurity and mental health.

Here’s all you need to know.

Trevor Lawrence has made a name for himself for the Clemson Tigers, and many see him as the top pick.

Who is likely to be chosen first?

Much attention is being paid to 2018 National Champion Trevor Lawrence, Clemson’s six-foot-six quarterback, and with the Jacksonville Jaguars first, there’s a good chance they’ll take him.

With three years of experience as a rookie in college, Lawrence had 758 of 1,138 passes (66.6%) for 10,098 yards, alongside 90 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, 231 carries for 943 rushing yards and 18 scores en route to being the suspected first draft. take.

After Lawrence, other quarterbacks who could leave early include Trey Lance of North Dakota State, Justin Fields of Ohio State, Zach Wilson of BYU and Mac Jones of Alabama.

The general consensus is for the New York Jets to use their No. 2 pick to draft Wilson, but in third place, reports suggest the San Francisco 49ers are undecided between Lance and Jones.

The other team that would be interested in a quarterback would be the New England Patriots, who are looking to fill the void left by Tom Brady in 2019.

Head coach Bill Belichick rarely trades in the draft, but with Brady’s possible successor available, the longtime Patriots coach may have to try to move up the order.

Beyond that, a strong set of wide receivers includes LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, and Alabama’s DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle, the most notable names teams will have their eye on for their skill pitches.

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts could be the most sought after choice after quarterbacks with his rare mix of size, speed and athleticism setting him apart from his competition.

Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley, another NFL draft prospect, has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not attend Thursday’s draft in Cleveland, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told CNN Sport on Wednesday.

“He’s feeling good, just disappointed,” said Rosenhaus of Farley, who was to be one of 13 on-site prospects in Cleveland.

The cornerback was part of the All-ACC first team in 2019, but chose not to participate in the 2020 season due to issues related to Covid-19.

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A solid set of wide receivers includes Ja & # 39;  Marr Chase, left, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle.

When and how can I watch it?

The first round begins Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. ET.

Rounds 4-7 will follow on Saturday, May 1 at 12 p.m. ET.

The project will be televised live on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

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Florida tight end Kyle Pitts could be a favorite after the quarterfinals.

What is the first round order?

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

2. New York Jets

3. San Francisco 49ers

4. Atlanta Falcons

5. Cincinnati Bengals

6. Miami Dolphins

7. Detroit Lions

8. Carolina Panthers

9. Denver Broncos

10. Dallas Cowboys

11. New York Giants

12. Philadelphia Eagles

13. Los Angeles Chargers

14. Minnesota Vikings

15. New England Patriots

16. Arizona Cardinals

17. Las Vegas Raiders

18. Miami Dolphins

19. Washington Football Team

20. Chicago Bear

21. Indianapolis Colts

22. Tennessee Titans

23. New York Jets

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

25. Jacksonville Jaguars

26. Cleveland Browns

27. Baltimore Ravens

28. Saints of New Orleans

29. Green Bay Packers

30. Buffalo Bills

31. Baltimore Ravens

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers