2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0: Ranking the Top 100 Prospects
An updated 2021 NFL Draft Big Board and ranking of the Top 100 NFL Draft Prospects.
The 2021 NFL Draft is just a couple of weeks away and the Draft Boards for NFL Franchises are becoming concrete. With that in mind, we’ll take a look at the Top 100 NFL Prospects of the 2021 NFL Draft Class, and Re-Rank them.
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1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Lawrence is one of the best Quarterbacks I’ve ever scouted. He has all the physical traits and skills you look for in a Franchise passer. He’s the best quarterback prospect since Josh Allen.
2. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Parsons is a do-it-all Linebacker that can stop the run and get to the Quarterback. He’s a Franchise-changing defensive player a team can build around.
3. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
A holdout of the 2020 College Football Season, Chase is a terrific route runner with steady hands and a big-time playmaker.
4. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Sewell is the best Offensive Line Prospect I’ve ever graded. No 6'6, 330 pound Lineman is supposed to move the way he does. Sewell has a tremendous athletic build, quick feet, power, and skill.
5. Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
There’s a part of me that s a little skeptical of Wilson’s sudden rise-up Draft Boards. However, when you look at the tape, there’s a lot to like. Wilson’s game is reminiscent of another Wilson, Russell Wilson.
6. Hamilcar Rashed Jr., DE/OLB, Oregon State
2020 was a down year for Rashed Jr. However, it’s hard to ignore what he was able to do in 2019 when he registered 14.5 Sacks. Despite his 0 Sack 2020 College Season, Rashed Jr. is an amazing, athletic and relentless pass rusher.
7. Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami
A pass rusher with natural athletic tools and a “mean streak”. Phillips stepped in for Gregory Rousseau, who opted out of the 2020 College Football Season and proved he is the better prospect of the two.
8. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Justin Fields has all the physical tools. He’s without a doubt, the most athletic quarterback in this class.
9. Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
Trying to stop a 6'7 mammoth Edge rusher with the skills of Rousseau will be hard. It’ll be interesting to see where he lands on the Draft night after opting out of the 2020 College Football Season.
10. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Bateman is a possession Receiver that doesn’t have to be open to be productive. His catch radius and ability to make catches in traffic are the best in this class.
11. Jordan Smith, DE, UAB
One of the more underrated players in this Draft. Smith features a smooth technique and skill off the Edge. He makes it look easy and has all the makings physically and skillfully to be a future Pro-Bowler. Smith will be a steal who most likely won’t go in round 1.
12. Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
It’s hard not to like Campbell's physical tools. A 6'2 shut-down athletic Corner with long arms, speed, and athleticism. Campbell might not be taken as high as he is on this Big Board, but he will be a steal for someone.
13. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Without a doubt, Waddle is the best of the Alabama Receivers. He has a good build, great hands, speed, and route-running ability.
14. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Horn is a rough-rider. A physical corner that plays with max effort and competitiveness.
15. Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky
Kelvin Joseph has some of the best hands in this Draft Class. He has great size-speed, and a nose for the ball.
16. Patrick Jones II, DE, Pittsburgh
This guy is being overlooked and will be a late first or early second-round steal for someone. Jones has tremendous speed off the Edge and is a top-notch pass rusher.
17. Mike Strachan, WR, Charleston
A Division II Receiver that has dominated. Strachan is a giant 6'5 pass catcher with tremendous athletic ability, route-running ability, and hands. Strachan is a sleeper who could end up being the best Wide Receiver in this Class.
18. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Scouts and analysts are enamored with Kyle Pitts, with many having Pitts as a Top 5 or 10 Player in this Class. Pitts is no doubt the best Tight-End Prospect in this class because of his strong build, athleticism, speed, and height (6'6).
19. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Initially, before the 2020 College Football Season, I had Lance as a Top 5 Prospect and the number 2 overall Quarterback Prospect. However, things have changed and other players have since surpassed Lance after North Dakota State Football opted out of the 2020 College Football Season. Lance is raw, but he has the mobility, accuracy, and arm strength to be a really good starting Quarterback.
20. Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
Trey Lance wasn’t the only standout for North Dakota State. Radunz has the footwork, power, and versatility to play anywhere on the Offensive Line.
21. Rashawn Slater, OT, North Western
Slater is a low-risk Offensive Line Prospect that can play on the inside as well. He’s a great pass blocker and run blocker.
22. Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Everyone has jumped on the Mac Jones train, but they’re a little late. I’ve been saying since last year, that this guy would make scouts and analysts eat their words, and sure enough, he has. Jones has tremendous accuracy, is a mature and great leader, and is the best pure pocket passer, aside from Trevor Lawrence, in this 2021 Draft Class.
23. Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
A natural athlete with tremendous speed off the Edge. Ojulari combines speed, technique, and power to get to the Quarterback.
24. Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
The most overlooked Corner in this class, Mukuamu has long arms, great height (6'4), and is a ball-hawker. He has a chance to be a future All-Pro shut-down corner.
25. Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL)
Jordan, in my opinion, is the best all-around Tight End Prospect in this class. He’s a solid blocker, an explosive pass catcher, and has a great frame.
26. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Etienne is the best Running Back in this Draft Class. He’s elusive, and a big-time playmaker. Etienne uses his speed, athleticism, and ability to get through the holes quickly to make impact plays for his team.
27. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
One of the fastest players in this Draft, Gainwell is a big-time play-maker and momentum shifter.
28. Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
Another LSU Tiger Receiver is off the Board. Marshall has great height and speed. He’s the perfect number two receiver for a team looking for another star to pair with their number 1.
29. Tommy Kraemer, OG, Notre Dame
Kraner is a 6'5 nasty Offensive Guard prospect that has dominated throughout his time at Notre Dame. It’s odd as to why he’s being overlooked. He’s reminiscent of fellow All-Pro, and former Notre Dame player, Quenton Nelson.
30. Walker Little, OT, Stanford
As you can see, I have an affinity for Offensive Lineman with huge upside. That’s Walker Little in a nutshell. Little is a former 5-star recruit that hasn’t taken a snap since 2019. He’s a mammoth 6'7 and you can’t teach size, the physical tools, and upside he brings.
31. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
It’s hard not to like Eichenberg’s tape. He’s overpowering, experienced, and skillful.
32. Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
The brother of Obi, Ifeatu is a hard-hitting corner that could move over to Safety as well, if needed.
33. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Adebo has great one on one coverage skills, and in any other Draft, he’d be ranked a little higher. However, the 2021 NFL Draft class has a lot of depth at the Corner position.
34. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Moore could return punts, kicks, and is one of the best Slot Receivers in this Draft.
35. Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida
Size is one of the things that contributes to Forsythe’s upside. He’s still raw but with his athletic build and height (6'9), there’s lots of untapped potential.
36. Jackson Carman, OT/OG, Clemson
Carman is better suited for the inside of the Offensive Line. He struggles with speed and pass-protection at times, but his size and strength, make him a great fit at Guard.
37. Pooka Williams, RB, Kansas
The most overlooked Back in this Draft. Williams is an explosive runner that gets through the holes and is gone if he gets the slightest bit of daylight.
38. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Harris isn’t necessarily a big-time playmaker. He is a workhorse back that gets first downs and tough yardage.
39. Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
Williams has great long arms that help his catch radius and ability to fight for “jump-balls”. He’s a smooth route runner and it wouldn’t surprise me if he becomes a Pro-Bowler.
40. DeAngelo Malone, DE, Western Kentucky
Malone may not be a starter right away, but even as a situational pass-rusher, Malone would be of great value. He’s an impact player that doesn’t need many snaps to be a game-changer.
41. Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
The bloodlines are thick here. Samuel Jr’s. Father was a great NFL Corner. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree and Samuel Jr. is a speedy corner with a knack for pass break-ups.
42. Jaylen Twyman, DE/DT, Pittsburgh
One of the hardest “rough-riders” in this draft, Twyman can play anywhere on the Defensive Line. He’s versatile, powerful, and quick.
43. Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
A run stuffer and athletic Edge rusher, Kwity is still an unfinished product and will take him some time to adjust to the NFL.
44. Pat Freiermouth, TE, Penn State
Freiermouth is without a doubt the best blocking Tight-End in this Draft class. He’s also a good pass catcher that runs crisp routes and strong enough to break tackles.
45. Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
His stock has dropped a bit, but Cisco is still one of the best Safeties in this draft. He has great hands and a nose for the ball carrier.
46. Carlos Basham, DE/DT, Wake Forest
Basham doesn’t always give max-effort but his natural ability, size, strength, and ability to stop the run, and get to the Quarterback is very valuable.
47. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Smith isn’t a first-round prospect in my book. The size concerns are valid and he played in an offense that made him look better than he is. He’s worth a gamble on day 2 of the draft though.
48. Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittburgh
Weaver is very underrated and is a good day 2 pick for a team that needs a starting Edge Rusher.
49. Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
If there’s a team on day 2 in need of a Slot Receiver, taking a chance on one of the fastest players in the Draft, wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
50. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
Owusu-Koramoah is a strong tackling Line-Backer with good coverage skills. He can keep up with most Receivers and Tight Ends.
Rest of Top 100:
51. Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa
52. Payton Turner, OLB/DE, Houston
53. Marco Wilson, CB, Florida
54. Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama
55. Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
56. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
57. Zach Smith, QB, Tulsa
58. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia tech
59. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
60. Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
61. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
62. Richard LeCounte, CB/S, Georgia
63. Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida
64. Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
65. Paris Ford, S, Pittburgh
66. Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
67. Joe Tryon, DE/OLB, Washington
68. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
69. Greg Newsome, CB, North Western
70. Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
71. Chubba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
72. Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
73. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
74. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
75. John Bates, TE, Boise State
76. Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
77. Davis Mills, QB, Stanford
78. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
79. Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
80. Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT, USC
81. Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
82. Antonio Nunn, WR, Buffalo
83. Josh Ball, OT, Marshall
84. Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
85. Peyton Ramsey, QB, North Western
86. Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
87. Richie Grant, S, UCF
88. Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
89. Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
90. Javonte Williams, RB, UNC
91. Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville
92. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
93. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, FSU
94. Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa
95. Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
96. Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
97. Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC
98. James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati
99. Chazz Surratt, LB, UNC
100. Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
On the Bubble:
101. Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU
102. Tony Poljan, TE, Virginia
103. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
104. Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA
105. Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
106. Landon Young, OT, Kentucky
107. Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee
108. Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
109. Tedarrell Slayton, DT, Florida
110. Jay Tufele, DT, USC
111. Michael Carter, RB, UNC
112. Mark Gilbert, CB, Duke
113. Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State
114. Victor Dimukeje, DE, Duke
115. Shaka Toney, DE, Penn State
116. James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
117. Quincy Roche, DE, Miami
118. Chris Rumph II, DE, Duke
119. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
120. Trey Hill, C, Georgia
121. Caden Sterns, S, Texas
122. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
123. Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
124. T.J. Vasher, WR, Texas Tech
125. Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (Ohio)
126. Ben Cleveland, OG, Georgia
127. Joseph Ossai, DE, Texas
128. Marvin Wilson, DT, FSU
129. Romeo McKnight, DE, Charlotte
130. Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
131. Jamar Johnson, S, Indiana
132. Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
133. Anthony Hines III, LB, Texas A&M
134. Charles Snowden, LB, Virginia
135. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
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