Recapping The First Day Of The 2021 NFL Draft

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The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft is officially in the books. There were a total of 32 picks that went to 28 different teams on Thursday night, with the first seven of them coming on the offensive side of the football.

So, which players ended up going where? Well, we have got you covered. Here is a quick recap of the entire first round, starting with the Jacksonville Jaguars taking Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
  2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  3. San Francisco 49ers – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  4. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  6. Miami Dolphins – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  7. Detroit Lions – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  8. Carolina Panthers – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
  9. Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
  10. Philadelphia Eagles – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  11. Chicago Bears – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State*
  12. Dallas Cowboys – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  13. Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
  14. New York Jets – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC*
  15. New England Patriots – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  16. Arizona Cardinals – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
  17. Las Vegas Raiders – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
  18. Miami Dolphins – Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami
  19. Washington Football Team – Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
  20. New York Giants – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida*
  21. Indianapolis Colts – Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
  22. Tennessee Titans – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
  23. Minnesota Vikings – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech*
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
  26. Cleveland Browns – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
  27. Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
  28. New Orleans Saints – Payton Turner, EDGE, Houston
  29. Green Bay Packers – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
  30. Buffalo Bills – Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (Fla.)
  31. Baltimore Ravens – Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington

It’s also worth noting how well each of the Power Five conferences was represented in the first round. And of course, OutKick founder Clay Travis has got you covered on that front. Day 1 was dominated by the SEC, while the Big 12 didn’t see a single player taken.

Day 2 is sure to bring even more excitement.

If you want to see top players available heading in the second and third rounds, click here.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. The steel of the draft is Devonta’ Smith at 10 going to Philly. I mean, did Miami not at least see the last two Bama games of the year? Smith completely torched two secondaries full of NFL talent like they were highschoolers. Smith is exactly what the Eagles needed.

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