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2021 NFL Draft

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2021 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 29 – May 1, 2021
Time8:00 p.m. EDT
LocationFirstEnergy Stadium
Cleveland, Ohio
Network(s)ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
259 total selections in 7 rounds
LeagueNational Football League
First selectionTrevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Mr. IrrelevantTampa Bay Buccaneers
Most selections (11)Dallas Cowboys
Fewest selections (3)Seattle Seahawks

The 2021 NFL Draft is the 86th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players for the 2021 NFL season. The draft is being held in Cleveland from April 29 to May 1, 2021.[1] The Jacksonville Jaguars, who finished with the worst record in 2020, held the draft's first overall selection and drafted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Five quarterbacks were selected in the first round — Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, and Mac Jones — the second highest number of first-round quarterback selections (tied with the 1999 and 2018 drafts) after the six selected in 1983. The draft also marks the third time the first three picks (Lawrence, Wilson, and Lance) were quarterbacks, following the 1971 and 1999 drafts.

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Host city bid process

The host city was chosen during the NFL Spring League Meeting on May 22, 2019.[2] Cleveland and Kansas City were announced as the hosts for 2021 and 2023, respectively, from the remaining finalists from the 2019 draft after Las Vegas was chosen to host the 2020 event.[3]

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Player selections

AFL and NFL era (1960–1966)
Common draft (1967–1969)
Modern era (1970–present)
Expansion drafts
See also