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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Mock Draft By Danny Kelly

You’re reading Danny Kelly’s mock draft, his forecast for how the first round could unfold on April 29. The mock incorporates team needs, front-office preferences, and schematic fits. It also incorporates some hypothetical trades—since we know that draft night is never straightforward. Who could be the right pick for your team? Find out below.