2021 NFL Draft live tracker: Analysis for every first-round pick

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; A general view of the 2021 NFL Draft Stage at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; A general view of the 2021 NFL Draft Stage at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2021 NFL Draft is officially here and fans are getting their small fix of football before a long summer that will lead up to the season.

It feels like Tampa Bay just won the Super Bowl and Tom Brady proved all the doubters wrong, but that happened nearly three months ago. Pro Days are in the books and prospects have seen their stocks rise and shockingly fall and now it’s time for NFL teams to build on the future.

Jacksonville gets the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night and Urban Meyer is going to take Trevor Lawrence to build around.

The Jets have the No. 2 pick, 49ers are picking third, the Falcons are at No. 4 overall, and the Bengals round out the top five.

All eyes are going to be on the Jaguars with that first pick, but there’s little suspense with Lawrence being locked into that spot since his sophomore season. The real storylines won’t start until the third or fourth picks as the quarterbacks start coming off the board and we get to see what happens with Fields.

The draft starts at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night on NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC.

For everyone who hasn’t been able to keep an eye on the first round, we’ve got you covered with a live tracker.

Tracking every first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

  1. Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
  2. Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  3. 49ers: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  4. Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  5. Bengals: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  6. Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  7. Lions: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  8. Panthers: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
  9. Broncos: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
  10. Eagles (trade with Cowboys): DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  11. Bears (trade with Giants): Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
  12. Cowboys: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  13. Chargers: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
  14. Jets (trade with Vikings): Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC
  15. Patriots: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  16. Cardinals: Zaven Collins, EDGE, Tulsa
  17. Raiders: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
  18. Dolphins: Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami
  19. Washington Football Team: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
  20. Giants: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
  21. Colts: Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
  22. Titans: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
  23. Vikings: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
  24. Steelers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
  25. Jaguars: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
  26. Browns: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
  27. Ravens: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
  28. Saints: Payton Turner, DE, Houston
  29. Packers: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
  30. Bills: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
  31. Ravens: Jayson Oweh, LB, Penn State
  32. Buccaneers: Joe Tryon, LB, Washington

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