2021 NFL Draft
NFL draft meeting
Top 10 2021 NFL Draft related articles
|2021 NFL Draft|
|Date(s)||April 29 – May 1, 2021|
|Time||8:00 p.m. EDT|
|Network(s)||ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio|
|259 total selections in 7 rounds|
|League||National Football League|
|First selection||Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Mr. Irrelevant||Tampa 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. 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.
2021 NFL Draft Intro articles: 5
Host city bid process
The host city was chosen during the NFL Spring League Meeting on May 22, 2019. 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.
2021 NFL Draft Host city bid process articles: 2
|AFL and NFL era (1960–1966)|
|Common draft (1967–1969)|
|Modern era (1970–present)|