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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.

2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0: Top 100 Prospects
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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.

2021 NFL Draft Coverage:

Trevor Lawrence — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Micah Parsons — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Ja’Marr Chase —2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Penei Sewell — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Zach Wilson — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Hamilcar Rashed Jr. — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jaelen Phillips — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Justin Fields — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Gregory Rousseau — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Rashod Bateman — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jordan Smith — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Tyson Campbell — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jaylen Waddle — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jaycee Horn — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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14. Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

Horn is a rough-rider. A physical corner that plays with max effort and competitiveness.

Kelvin Joseph — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Patrick Jones II — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Mike Strachan — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Kyle Pitts — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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).

Trey Lance — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Dillon Radunz — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Rashawn Slater — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Mac Jones — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Azeez Ojulari — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Israel Mukuamu — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Brevin Jordan — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Travis Eitenne — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Kenneth Gainwell — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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27. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

One of the fastest players in this Draft, Gainwell is a big-time play-maker and momentum shifter.

Terrace Marshall — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Tommy Kraemer — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Walker Little — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Liam Eichenberg — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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31. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

It’s hard not to like Eichenberg’s tape. He’s overpowering, experienced, and skillful.

Ifeatu Melifonwu — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Paulson Adebo — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Rondale Moore — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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34. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

Moore could return punts, kicks, and is one of the best Slot Receivers in this Draft.

Stone Forsythe — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jackson Carman — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Pooka Williams — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Najee Harris — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Seth Williams — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

DeAngelo Malone — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Asante Samuel Jr. — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jaylen Twyman — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Kwity Paye — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Pat Friermouth — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Andre Cisco — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Carlos Basham — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

DeVonta Smith — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Rashad Weaver — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Elijah Moore — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah — 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0 Top 100 Prospects
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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

Jeffrey Genao is a Writer and Contributor for Top Level Sports. You can read more of his Content at Top Level Sports.

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Jeffrey Genao

Jeffrey Genao

A passionate sports blogger, writer, and big-time foody. Sports and food are life.