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2021 Draft Picks: All the NFL Draft Picks from Round 1

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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The first round of the draft is now in the books, and we were treated to some opening night drama as some surprising trades shook up the board.

The initial run on QBs was expected and it turned out it was Trey Lance that San Francisco had traded up to get, but the real fun started from number 8.

It was expected that #8 and #9 would be the prime spot for anyone to trade up and snag one of the remaining QBs, while Dallas were sitting pretty at number 10 to take their pick of defensive talent.

That plan went out the window as Carolina and Denver took the best CB’s from the board, and it even resulted in Jerry Jones trading with the Eagles who moved up a couple of spots.

Chicago were the big movers of the night as they came up to take Justin Fields, so it appears the Andy Dalton QB1 era lasted only a matter of weeks:

Mac Jones was looking a little agitated in the green room as he started to slide but he must be happy that he fell into the Patriots’ lap.

Jacksonville doubled down on Clemson offensive talent as they took running back Travis Etienne to compliment Trevor Lawrence, so it’s going to be fun to watch them try to overhaul the Jaguars’ fortunes.

There were plenty of rumours about Aaron Rodgers before the draft as his discontent with the Packers is growing, and he might not be overly enthused as another draft went past without any first-round weapons for him, although CB was a major need after they got burned in the Championship game last season.

We didn’t see any late trades as the main contenders from last year strengthened their defense, and here’s a summary of all the picks that were made last night.

#1Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor LawrenceQB
#2New York JetsZach WilsonQB
#3San Fransisco 49ersTrey LanceQB
#4Atlanta FalconsKyle PittsTE
#5Cincinnati BengalsJa’Marr ChaseWR
#6Miami Dolphins (from PHI)Jaylen WaddleWR
#7Detroit LionsPenei SewellOT
#8Carolina PanthersJaycee HornCB
#9Denver BroncosPatrick Surtain IICB
#10Philadelphia Eagles (From DAL)DeVonta SmithWR
#11Chicago Bears (From NYJ)Justin FieldsQB
#12Dallas Cowboys (From PHI)Micah ParsonsLB
#13LA ChargersRashawn SlaterOT
#14New York Jets (From MIN)Alijah Vera-TuckerOG
#15New England PatriotsMac JonesQB
#16Arizona CardinalsZaven CollinsLB
#17Las Vegas RaidersAlex LeatherwoodOT
#18Miami DolphinsJaelan PhillipsDE
#19Washington Football TeamJamin DavisLB
#20New York Giants (From CHI)Kadarius ToneyWR
#21Indianapolis ColtsKwity PayeDE
#22Tennessee TitansCaleb FarleyCB
#23Minnesota Vikings (From NYJ)Christian DarrisawOT
#24Pittsburgh SteelersNajee HarisRB
#25Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR)Travis EtienneRB
#26Cleveland BrownsGreg Newsome IICB
#27Baltimore RavensRashod BatemanWR
#28New Orleans SaintsPayton TurnerDE
#29Green Bay PackersEric StokesCB
#30Buffalo BillsGregory RousseauDE
#31Baltimore Ravens (From KC)Jayson OwehLB
#32Tampa Bay Buccaneers Joe TryonLB
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