With the season finally complete, the 2021 NFL Draft order is now set.
After their loss in Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Chiefs land at No. 31 on the draft board with the Buccaneers right behind them at No. 32. Both teams will be searching for contributors late in the first round as they look to contend again next season.
After a 1-15 campaign, the Jaguars will kick off this year’s draft, and the Jets will follow with the second overall pick. The Dolphins find themselves at No. 3 because the Texans sent that pick to Miami in 2019 as part of the Laremy Tunsil trade. The Falcons and Bengals round out the top five.
Below is the official NFL Draft order for the first 32 picks in 2021, now including the Super Bowl winner and loser.
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NFL Draft order 2021
|2||New York Jets||2-14|
|3||Miami Dolphins||(via 4-12 Houston Texans)|
|11||New York Giants||6-10|
|12||San Francisco 49ers||6-10|
|13||Los Angeles Chargers||7-9|
|15||New England Patriots||7-9|
|17||Las Vegas Raiders||8-8|
|19||Washington Football Team||7-9|
|23||New York Jets||(via 12-4 Seattle Seahawks)|
|25||Jacksonville Jaguars||(via 10-6 Los Angeles Rams)|
|28||New Orleans Saints||12-4|
|29||Green Bay Packers||13-3|
|31||Kansas City Chiefs||14-2|
|32||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11-5|
NFL mock draft 2021
No surprises at the top of this mock draft, as Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer has Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence heading to Jacksonville. New Jaguars coach Urban Meyer has left the door open for a non-Lawrence selection, but it would be shocking if the Jags passed on such a talented prospect.
Here are Iyer’s top 10 picks:
1. Jaguars — Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
2. Jets — Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
3. Dolphins — Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
4. Falcons — Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
5. Bengals — Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
6. Eagles — DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
7. Lions — Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
8. Panthers — Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
9. Broncos — Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
10. Cowboys — Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
You can check out the rest of the first-round projections here.