Top 10 Players In The 2021 NFL Draft
We’re just days away from the NFL Draft and you can almost taste the anticipation. At UA, we are always looking at who will headline our next mystery box and we have a feeling that many of these names will be the future of the UA Live Break Room.
1. Trevor Lawrence, QB - Clemson
I understand that this is a very chalk pick, but sometimes talent is obvious. Lawrence has always been hyped to be the top player in this class and he has consistently lived up to the billing.
2. Kyle Pitts, TE - Florida
You will hear the term “Unicorn” tossed around. While it is always odd to assume someone will break the mold… Pitts broke the mold. Kyle Pitts is the same size as Calvin Johnson and isn't far off in many of the athletic measurables. It’s rare to get a player like that at wide receiver, but it is even more rare to get that type of star at tight end. (and he is surprisingly decent in the blocking game as well)
3. Justin Fields, QB - Ohio State
While it’s not super clear as to where Fields will be going at this point, the talent is undeniable. The smarts, the arm, the athleticism, the pedigree, the production all line up for this kid to be a great quarterback for the next decade and beyond. If we’re getting a signed helmet from anyone in this class, we’d want it to be Fields.
4. Penei Sewell, LT, - Oregon
In a class with a lot of talent at the tackle positions, Sewell stands above the rest. He was the first true freshman to start in the season opener at Oregon in 20 years and at the all important LT position, no less. I would be shocked to see this guy make it past pick 6 at the very worst.
5. Zach Wilson, QB - BYU
This baby faced golden child has done nothing but fly up draft boards over the course of this season. With his lightning quick release and his creative play making ability, he seems to be a lock to go 2 overall to the Jets.
6. Devonta Smith, WR - Alabama
Heisman Trophy winning wide receiver, Devonta Smith has so many special and elite traits. Despite him not having the ideal size, and by that I am strictly speaking on his weight, he plays more physical than many players and consistently wins in jump ball, contested catch and in press coverage.
7. Ja’Marr Chase, WR - LSU
Despite having him below Smith, Chase is an incredible WR prospect as well. He is much more physical than Smith and plays a different brand of football. I could have easily switched these 2 prospects but for now let’s look at them more like 1a and 1b.
8. Micah Parsons, LB - Penn State
In most drafts, Parsons would be higher on the board, but with all of the offensive talent in this draft, he got pushed down a bit. Parsons has a huge frame, long arms and has great speed to rush the passer. He will instantly be a difference maker on whatever defense he goes to.
9. Jaycee Horn, CB - South Carolina
Size, speed, physicality and good coverage skills make Horn an ideal fit to lock up any team’s top wideout. Surtain could end up being drafted a few spots higher but Horn is the real deal.
10. Trey Lance, QB - North Dakota St.
Lance has all of the physical tools that you look for and he made a great impression in his sophomore campaign where he threw for 28 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. On top of that, Lance is likely the best athlete out of all the QB’s in this class. Anyone up for a North Dakota signed helmet?