Top 5 Picks for the NFL Draft 2021

Top 5 Picks for the NFL Draft 2021

Michael Benatar

April 5,2021

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It's springtime. Buckle up, get a cold brew in your hand, a comfy seat under your tush, and widen your eyes. This NFL draft is set to be bigger and better than previous years. As player's evaluations are coming to an end, we attempt to predict the possible routes teams will go down and how the picks will roll out. Here are the top 5 picks for the 2021 season. 

These draft picks have been calculated by analyzing the team's current needs, the player's ability, and long-term forethought in mind. 

Top 5 Picks for the NFL Draft 2021 (H2)

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (H2)

This Jacksonville Jaguar is pretty much set to go, with Urban Meyer confirming the decision. Some say this pick has been set in stone for the last two years, so it would be very surprising if this didn't happen. Lauded as the most versatile quarterback prospect of the NFL Draft since Andrew Luck – this guy will take a while to get used to a different style of play after being on a winning team for so long. 

  1. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU (

Many are saying the New York Jets shouldn't put Sam Darnold through another coaching change. Zach Wilson is a vibrant talent with a killer arm, displaying accuracy and strong decision-making – far beyond the capability that Darnold has ever shown. This is an obvious pick with much anticipation in the NFL draft, as it could be the best pick the Jets have ever made. 

  1. San Francisco 49ers: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama 

Rumors are rife when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers, with many people discussing various options. Leaks an anonymous tip are pointing to Mac Jones, while Kyle Shanahan said he's not in search of a Kirk Cousins clone. Regardless of where it lands this NFL draft, we think Jones is a pretty safe bet. His offensive game is good, and he is a strong starter. 

  1. Denver Broncos: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State 

Imagine this - Denver Broncos upgrade their team with quarterback Justin Fields and don't string along Drew Lock at training camps. However, there are concerns over Fields' propensity to hold the ball too long in the pocket, which has validity. Though he has room to develop in this area, his insane athletic ability and accuracy make the Netflix Originals star a safe pick in the NFL draft. 

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU 

This No. 5 overall pick is crucial, as it's glaringly apparent Cincinnati needs to help outs its quarterback. Penei Sewell would be a wise decision because he can act as a pillar at left tackle for a whole decade or more. Though the buzz around Ja'Marr Chase throws a spanner in the works. Chase could be the best wide receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft. 

Some scouts think there will be numerous late-round picks in 2021 acting as middle-round selections because of the diminishing pool of talent. 

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