Months’ worth of research, scouting, interviews, evaluations, reports, rumors, speculation and more all come down to this. Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft is here.
That said, all the speculation shouldn’t begin until the 49ers pick third overall: It’s a virtual certainty that the Jaguars, owner of the first overall pick, and the Jets, No. 2 overall, will select quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson, respectively.
With those picks out of the way, the real questions begin with San Francisco, whose massive trade with the Dolphins up to No. 3 certainly indicates they’ll draft yet another signal-caller to compete with (or replace) Jimmy Garoppolo.
That will be a recurring theme in the 2021 draft, particularly in the first round: This year’s class quarterback and receiver classes look as strong as they have in years. There are as many as five potential first-round quarterbacks in Lawrence, Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones. On the receiving end, look for Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith, Kadarius Toney and Terrace Marshall Jr. as potential first-round picks. That’s not even counting Kyle Pitts, whose freakish athleticism at tight end should earn him a top-10 pick.
Other questions to be answered in the draft: Will Rashawn Slater Jr. or Penei Sewll be the first offensive tackle off the board? Patrick Surtain II or Caleb Farley as the first corner?
All questions that will be answered soon enough. With that, here is the live, pick-by-pick breakdown of the 2021 NFL Draft, starting with Round 1:
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NFL Draft picks 2021: Live results from Rounds 1-7
Round 1 results
Round 2 results
Round 3 results
Round 4 results
Round 5 results
Round 6 results
Round 7 results
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