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2021 NFL Draft
Round 1

#1. Jaguars Trevor Lawrence (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: A
 He won the national championship and CFP National Championship Offensive MVP as a true freshman. He led the team back to the CFP title game in 2019 and finished as a Heisman Trophy runner-up this past season. (Full Story Here)
#2. JetsZach Wilson (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: B-
Wilson, the No.4-ranked player on our 2021 NFL Draft board, is lauded for his arm strength and the ability to make Patrick Mahomes-like throws when on the move. (Full Story Here)
#3. 49ers (via Dolphins)Trey Lance (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: B
In Lance, San Francisco nabs a high-ceiling dual-threat quarterback who dominated lesser competition in 2019 before playing in just one game this past season. (Full Story Here)
#4. FalconsKyle Pitts (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: A-
Pitts could immediately become a star in the offense, with circulating rumors of a Julio Jones trade this summer. (Full Story Here)
#5. BengalsJa’Marr Chase (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: B
Chase and Joe Burrow formed the most electrifying passing game combination in college football history during the 2019 campaign. (Full Story Here)
#6. Dolphins (via Eagles)Jaylen Waddle (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: C-
Rated as the No. 7 player on our top-100 draft board, Waddle has drawn comparisons to Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill. (Full Story Here)
#7. LionsPenei Sewell (Offensive Tackle)Draft Grade: A-
The consensus No. 1 tackle in the draft was seemingly falling down the draft board with the annual event nearing. (Full Story Here)
#8. PanthersJaycee Horn (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: C+
Horn was a three-year starter for the Gamecocks in the SEC, and was known for his physical style of play and competitive tenacity. (Full Story Here)
#9. BroncosPatrick Surtain II (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: B
Considered one of the top defensive players in the entire class, Surtain II could very well end up being a dominant shutdown cornerback on the outside. (Full Story Here)
#10. Eagles (via Cowboys)DeVonta Smith (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: C-
The Philadelphia Eagles traded with the Dallas Cowboys to 10th overall and chose Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith in the 2021 NFL Draft. (Full Story Here)
#11. Bears (via Giants)Justin Fields (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: B+
Chicago sent the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, a future first-round pick and multiple mid-round picks to the Giants in order to pull off the blockbuster trade. (Full Story Here)
#12. Cowboys (via Giants)Micah Parson (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: B
 A five-star recruit from Harrisburg High School in Pennsylvania, Parsons has always been considered a potential star on the gridiron. (Full Story Here)
#13. ChargersRashawn Slater (Offensive Tackle)Draft Grade: A-
There was some talk that Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater could be the first tackle off the board. He’ll slide in to protect franchise quarterback Justin Herbert’s blindside immediately.
#14. Jets (via Vikings)Alijah Vera-Tucker (Offensive Tackle)Draft Grade: B-
The New York Jets found a perfect fit in Mike LaFleur’s zone-blocking scheme. Alijah Vera-Tucker will likely slide in at guard or could potentially play right tackle, if needed.
#15. Patriots Mac Jones (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: C+
In the one full season he did start for Alabama, he threw for 4,500 yards, 41 touchdowns to four interceptions and completed an FBS-record 77.4% of his passes. (Full Story Here)
#16. Cardinals Zaven Collins (EDGE Rusher)Draft Grade: B-
Zaven Collins will provide the Arizona Cardinals with one of the most athletic, versatile linebacker duo’s in the NFL. With Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt already on the front seven and Isaiah Simmons a “position less defender,” this is a luxury pick for Arizona. 
#17. Raiders Alex Leatherwood (Offensive Tackle)Draft Grade: D+
Alex Leatherwood is a fine player and fits a need for the Raiders at tackle. But this was a major reach in the middle of Round 1.
#18. Dolphins Jaelan Phillips (EDGE Rusher)Draft Grade: B-
If Jaelan Phillips is healthy, he is the best pass rusher in the 2021 NFL Draft and can make an instant impact for Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins
#19. Washington Jamin Davis (Linebacker)Draft Grade: B
Jamin Davis was one of the fastest risers in the 2021 NFL Draft. A 6-foot-2 linebacker with great length and athleticism, he makes an elite Washington Football Team defense even better.
#20. Giants Kadarius Toney (Wide Receiver)Draft Grade: C
Considered a Day 2 to pick by many experts, Toney was a major reach for the Giants at 20. However, picking up a future first in a trade down from 11 lightens the load. Not that David Gettleman will ace that pick or anything.
#21. Colts Kwity Paye (Defensive End)Draft Grade: A-
Kwity Paye, standing at 6-foot-4, is one of the most athletic edge rushers in the 2021 NFL Draft. If he takes to NFL coaching, the Indianapolis Colts landed a top-10 player at the 21st pick.
#22. Titans Caleb Farley (Cornerback)Draft Grade: A
It was one of the boldest moves of the night — and could result in the Titans landing the steal of the entire draft. (Full Story Here)
#23. Vikings Christian Darrisaw (Offensive Tackle)Draft Grade: A-
The Minnesota Vikings moved down to No. 23 overall, picking up two third-round picks, and likely landed the same player they would take at 14. Christian Darrisaw can be a high-end left tackle in Minnesota for the next decade. (Full Story Here)
#24. Steelers Najee Harris (Running Back)Draft Grade: C
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ running game was a disaster in 2020. Instead of addressing the offensive line, a far greater need, they reached for the No. 1 running back in the 2021 NFL Draft class.
#25. Jaguars Travis Etienne (Running Back)Draft Grade: B-
A home-run hitter in every sense of the word, Travis Etienne provides much-needed speed for the Jacksonville Jaguars and gets to recreate the Clemson backfield with Trevor Lawrence.
#26. Browns Gregory Newsome II (Cornerback)Draft Grade: B+
The Browns continue to transform their secondary, as Newsome will compete to start right away opposite Denzel Ward. (Full Story Here)
#27. Ravens Rashod Bateman (Stats & Bio)Draft Grade: A-
COVID-19 slowed down Bateman in 2020, but the Ravens got Lamar Jackson an excellent weapon this late in Round 1. (Full Story Here)
#28. Saints Payton Turner (Defensive End)Draft Grade: C-
In just five games of action, Turner racked up five sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss, which shows how explosive he can be. (Full Story Here)
#29. Packers Eric Stokes (Defensive Back)Draft Grade: C
He played in all three seasons, often showing flashes of high-end coverage ability. However, despite his experience, he still seems to be learning the finer points of the position. (Full Story Here)
#30. Bills Gregory Rousseau (Defensive End)Draft Grade: B+
When he was on the field, Rousseau was phenomenal. He recorded 24 quarterback hurries and 16 sacks during the 2019 season, earning First-Team All-ACC honors. (Full Story Here)
#31. RavensJayson Oweh (Linebacker) Draft Grade: B+
Oweh is a natural fit in the Ravens’ 3-4 defensive scheme. It’s also a major need after Baltimore lost Pro Bowlers Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue in free agency. (Full Story Here)
#32. Buccaneers Joe Tryon (Linebacker)Draft Grade: A-
The 6-foot-5, 259-pound Tryon was an absolute stud for the Huskies back in 2019 before opting out of the 2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Full Story Here)

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NFL Cheerleaders

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders

Oct 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform in the fourth quarter in a game between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Dec 23, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs during a timeout from the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders

Sep 25, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cheerleaders during the second quarter between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Football Team Cheerleaders

Dec 15, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; A Washington Football Team cheerleader dances on the field during a timeout against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders

Dec 27, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; The Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders, The Roar perform before a game against the Chicago Bears at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Aug 8, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cheerleaders perform during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports.

Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders

Oct 15, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders perform during a football game against the Los Angeles Rams at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Jan 5, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform during the fourth quarter of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders

Oct 15, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders perform during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Raiders Cheerleaders

Sep 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform during the first half against the Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Cheerleaders

Aug 16, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cheerleaders perform during the first quarter of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders

Oct 28, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders perform during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers Cheerleaders

Aug 20, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cheerleaders perform during a NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Oct 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders perform during the second half of a football game against the New England Patriots at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Dec 18, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform a holiday show at halftime for the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat Tampa 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders

Aug 24, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers Topcats Cheerleaders perform during the second quarter between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cheerleader performs on the sidelines during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Football Team Cheerleaders

Aug 16, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Football Team cheerleaders dance on the field during a timeout against the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. Washington won 15-13. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Cheerleaders

Jan 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans cheerleader perform in the AFC Wild Card NFL Playoff game between the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sportsnn

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Oct 21, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cheerleader performs against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders

Nov 19, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A Minnesota Vikings cheerleader performs during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium. Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Cheerleaders

Oct. 9, 2011 – Foxboro, Massachusetts, U.S – New England Patriots cheerleaders perform. The New England Patriots defeat the New York Jets 30 – 21 during the AFC East matchup at Gillette Stadium. (Credit Image: u00a9 Geoff Bolte/Southcreek/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Los Angeles Chargers Cheerleaders

Aug 25, 2018; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers girls cheerleaders perform during a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders

Oct 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform in the fourth quarter in a game between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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