The 2021 NFL Draft is set to begin and you can track each pick here. This year’s draft offers one of the most anticipated first rounds in years. If you like offense, this is the draft to watch as the top three players taken are projected to be quarterbacks for the first time since 1999 and this NFL draft will attempt to break the record for consecutive offensive players taken to start a draft (six, set in 1999). The 2021 NFL Draft has the potential of having three wide receivers taken in the top-10 for the first time since 2017 and just the second time since 2005. There are plenty of storylines and records set to be made in this year’s NFL Draft, and we got you covered here at CBS Sports. Below you’ll find everything you need to know on this weekend’s draft, from prospect rankings to picks — and all the mock drafts and insider information you can get. First round draft order Jacksonville JaguarsNew York JetsSan Francisco 49ers (from Miami via Houston)Atlanta FalconsCincinnati BengalsMiami Dolphins (from Philadelphia)Detroit LionsCarolina PanthersDenver BroncosDallas CowboysNew York GiantsPhiladelphia Eagles (from Miami via San Francisco)Los Angeles ChargersMinnesota VikingsNew England PatriotsArizona CardinalsLas Vegas RaidersMiami DolphinsWashington Football TeamChicago BearsIndianapolis ColtsTennessee TitansNew York Jets (from Seattle)Pittsburgh SteelersJacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)Cleveland BrownsBaltimore RavensNew Orleans SaintsGreen Bay PackersBuffalo BillsBaltimore Ravens (from Kansas City)Tampa Bay BuccaneersHere’s the entire draft order — all 259 picksProspect rankings (overall)Trevor Lawrence (QB) — ClemsonPenei Sewell (OL) — OregonKyle Pitts (TE) — FloridaZach Wilson (QB) — BYUJustin Fields (QB) — Ohio StateJa’Marr Chase (WR) — LSUJaylen Waddle (WR) — AlabamaMicah Parsons (LB) — Penn StateTrey Lance (QB) — North Dakota StateDeVonta Smith (WR) — AlabamaRashawn Slater (OL) — NorthwesternCaleb Farley (CB) — Virginia TechKwity Paye (EDGE) — MichiganChristian Darrisaw (OL) — Virginia TechPatrick Surtain II (CB) — AlabamaJeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LB) — Notre DameTrevon Moehrig (S) — TCUAzeez Ojulari (LB) — GeorgiaAlijah Vera-Tucker (OL) — USCRondale Moore (WR) — PurdueJaelan Phillips (EDGE) — Miami (Fla.)Mac Jones (QB) — AlabamaTeven Jenkins (OL) — Oklahoma StateAsante Samuel Jr. (CB) — Florida StateRashod Bateman (WR) — MinnesotaChristian Barmore (DL) — AlabamaJaycee Horn (CB) — South CarolinaLevi Onwuzurike (DL) — WashingtonJoseph Ossai (EDGE) — TexasZaven Collins (LB) — TulsaGreg Newsome II (CB) — NorthwesternKadarius Toney (WR) — FloridaClick here for the full position-by-position rankings provided by CBS Sports. When and where is the draft?The 2021 NFL Draft will take place in Cleveland, one year after the annual selection meeting was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the list of the 13 prospects that will be attending:
The draft will be on a variety of networks. NFL Network, ESPN and ABC will provide the coverage and you can stream live on FuboTV. Here are the start times for each round: Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ETFriday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ETSaturday, May 1, at noon ET Mock draft centralTrevor Lawrence is expected to be the first pick in the draft (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Zach Wilson is projected to go second (New York Jets). The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons are the teams that will make the draft interesting for the rest of the night.To find out who the 49ers and Falcons are projected to take, check out who our NFL writers picked here!
Here are some other draft articles leading up to Round 1:Insider informationOr NFL insiders Jason La Canfora and Jonathan Jones have you covered leading up to the draft. Here’s the latest from each:From a fantasy standpointIt’s never too early to get prepared for your fantasy football season (let’s face it, rookies can win you a championship in a dynasty league). Our CBS fantasy expert Chris Towers took a look at the biggest fantasy questions in the first round. Dave Richard took a look at the best and worst case scenario for each player in Round 1. For a list of individual profiles on the top prospects click here.For the bettors out there Want to make some money this weekend? Our Jordan Dajani took a look at the five best bets to consider, along with the player prop bets by William Hill Sportsbook. Tyler Sullivan took a look at long shot value plays he would make and some great position props. Some fun facts about this year’s draft This year’s draft has some history to be made. Here are some notes leading into the draft:– If Trevor Lawrence goes to the Jaguars with the first overall pick, he’d be the first player in Clemson history to be drafted No. 1 and the first to be drafted in the top-3.– If three quarterbacks are drafted in the top six, this will be the third time in the common-draft era (since 1967) that’s happened: 2020: Joe Burrow (1st), Tua Tagovailoa (5th), Justin Herbert (6th)1999: Tim Couch (1st), Donovan McNabb (2nd), Akili Smith (3rd)1971: Jim Plunkett (1st), Archie Manning (2nd), Dan Pastorini (3rd)– If Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle all get drafted in the first round, Alabama would be the first school ever to have a quarterback and two wide receivers drafted in the first round of the same draft in multiple drafts.
— If six quarterbacks are taken in the first round, it would be the first time that’s happened since 1983 (when Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, John Elway, and Dan Marino were drafted). Five quarterbacks were taken in the first round in 1999 and 2018 — and is expected in 2021.