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 from now through the first round on April 29. It includes Danny Kelly’s Big Board, with in-depth scouting reports on his top players and breakdowns of why they could rise and fall. It has a regularly updating mock draft, with projections for who could be an ideal target for each team. And the features keep on coming: There are newly designed badges to signify each prospect’s key attributes, and a section that assesses each franchise’s biggest needs will soon be unveiled.

Is Trevor Lawrence the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck? Is Justin Fields or Zach Wilson more likely to go at no. 2? Will DeVonta Smith or Ja’Marr Chase be the top receiver off the board? And what comes next? 

Make sure to check out the guide’s full suite of offerings, from our sort-by-position tool to the embedded videos and links. It’s the best way to keep track of the chaos.

Draft season has arrived. 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. Will your team make a surprisingly great pick?