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 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 accounts for the latest blockbuster deals. 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.

Is Trevor Lawrence the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck? Could Mac Jones really go to San Francisco at no. 3? Will DeVonta Smith or Ja’Marr Chase be the top receiver off the board? And what happens from here? 

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

Draft season is here. We have everything you need.


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