The Ringer's 2021 NFL Draft Guide

With scouting reports by Danny Kelly

Welcome to The Ringer’s 2021 NFL Draft Guide. This is a one-stop shop for all of your draft needs. It includes Danny Kelly’s Big Board, with in-depth scouting reports on this year’s top players and breakdowns of why they could rise and fall. It has a regularly updated mock draft, which includes projected trades. And the features keep on coming: Badges signify every prospect’s key attributes, and there's a section in which Danny Heifetz assesses each franchise’s biggest needs. On Thursday night, Danny Kelly will grade every pick made in this year's first round.

Is Trevor Lawrence the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck? Could Mac Jones really go to San Francisco at no. 3? And what will happen to Justin Fields? 

Make sure to check out the guide’s full suite of offerings, from our filter-by-position tool to the embedded videos and links. The draft is here. We have everything you need.

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Big Board By Danny Kelly

You’re reading Danny Kelly’s Big Board, his ranking of the top available prospects in the 2021 class. This list was assembled by incorporating factors like physical traits, college production, and skills that seem translatable to the next level.