The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is complete and we had some key players fall. With that being said, here are some of the best players available for each position left in the draft:
- Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
- Davis Mills, Stanford
- Kyle Trask, Florida
These are the quintessential best three quarterbacks remaining on the board. Mond has picked up a lot of steam over the past couple of weeks with his dual-play under center. Mills currently has the least amount of buzz, but could be a sleeper for certain teams. Lastly, Trask, who has definitely fallen down the totem pole as of late, has reached a third-round projection.
Running Back/Wide Receiver
- RB Javonte Williams, North Carolina
- RB Michael Carter, North Carolina
- WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
- WR Rondale Moore, Purdue
- WR Terrance Marshall Jr, LSU
The North Carolina duo is still available after the first round in Williams and Carter, as both could be selected in Day 2. Moore may be the best slot receiver left on the board, as he can be utilized in multiple ways. Marshall Jr is the best contested-catch receiver entering the second round.
- Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
- Hunter Long, Boston College
- Brevin Jordan, Miami
Freiermuth may be the best tight end left on the board in an all-around aspect. Long has the best hands out of the tight ends remaining, while Jordan appears to be the most elusive. There are strong options at this position going into the second round.
- OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
- OT Dillon Radnuz, North Dakota State
- OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
- iOL Landon Dickerson, Alabama
- iOL Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewatwer
- iOL Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
It is shocking that Jenkins fell past the first round, but it happens. Radunz was blocking for Trey Lance in North Dakota, but didn’t face the best competition. Cosmi may be the most underrated tackle in the entire class, as he preformed well during his time at Texas. Centers in Dickenson and Meinerz could be valuable to teams, as Meinerz exceeded expectations at the Senior Bowl. Meanwhile, Dickerson has flown up boards since the National Title game. Lastly, Davis could be viewed as the top guard in the class and should be the next one off the board.
- EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
- EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas
- DL Christian Barmore, Alabama
- DL Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
Ojulari was another shock to fall out of the first round on Thursday, especially over prospects such as Payton Turner, Jayson Oweh, and Joe Tryon. Ossai is an interesting prospect who has some off-ball skills as well. Barmore was the best interior defensive lineman prospect in the class and I expect him to go early in the second round. Onwuzurike has been flying up some boards, so don’t be surprised to hear his name called early on Day 2.
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
- Nick Bolton, Missouri
- Jabril Cox, LSU
- Dylan Moses, Alabama
Owusu-Koramoah may be the biggest shock to slip out of the first round, as he could become the top linebacker in this class. Bolton has been mocked to go in the later stages of the first round or early second round. Cox is a late second-round sleeper that could turn into a stud. Moses has received first-round buzz in the past, but injuries stunted the hype.
- CB Asante Samuel Jr, Florida State
- CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia
- S Trevon Moehrig, TCU
- S Jevon Holland, Oregon
Samuel Jr should go in the early stages of the second round. Campbell is a more of a underrated prospect that will be a steal in the right scheme. Moehrig is the top safety prospect in this class, but was not reached on in the first round. Holland is a hybrid player who can play in the nickel or at safety for his respective suitor.