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2021 NFL Draft Day 1 Recap

Hi, I am here to give a draft recap from day 1 of the draft. I will be giving grades for every team’s pick. I will also give you the three biggest winners and losers from day 1. Follow me on Twitter @aaron_truesdale.

Round 1:

1. Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson

Grade: A+

2. Jets: Zach Wilson QB BYU

Grade: A+

3. 49ers: Trey Lance QB North Dakota State

Grade: A+

4. Falcons: Kyle Pitts TE Florida

Grade: A-

5. Bengals: Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU

Grade: A

6. Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama

Grade: B+

7. Lions: Peini Sewell OT Oregon

Grade: A+

8. Panthers: Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina

Grade: C+

9. Broncos: Patrick Surtain II Alabama

Grade: A

10: Eagles: Devonta Smith WR Alabama

Grade: B-

11. Bears: Justin Fields QB Ohio State

Grade: B

12. Cowboys: Micah Parson LB Penn State

Grade: A+

13. Chargers: Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern

Grade: A

14. Jets: Alijah Vera-Tucker OL USC

Grade: A+

15. Patriots: Mac Jones QB Alabama

Grade: A

16. Cardinals: Zaven Collins LB Tulsa

Grade: A+

Raiders: Alex Leatherwood OT Alabama

Grade: D

18. Dolphins: Jaelen Phillips EDGE Miami (fl)

Grade: C+

19. Football Team: Jamin Davis EDGE Kentucky

Grade: C-

20. Giants: Kadarius Toney WR Florida

Grade: C

21. Colts: Kwity Paye EDGR Michigan

Grade: A+

22. Titans: Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech

Grade: A

23: Vikings: Christian Darrishaw Virginia Tech

Grade: A

24. Steelers: Najee Harris RB Alabama

Grade: B

25. Jaguars: Travis Etienne RB Clemson

Grade: C+

26. Browns: Greg Newsome II CB Northwestern

Grade: C

27. Ravens: Rashod Bateman WR Minnesota

Grade: A+

28. Saints: Payton Turner EDGE Houston

Grade: F-

29. Packers: Eric Stokes CB Georgia

Grade: F

30. Bills: Gregory Rosseau EDGE

Grade: B

31. Ravens: Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State

Grade: C

32. Buccaneers: Joe Tyron EDGE Washington

Grade: D

Biggest Winners

1. New York Jets

The Jets did great in this draft by getting who I feel is the best quarterback in the draft. Then they traded up to get the most versatile offensive lineman in the draft. Awesome job. Jets fan should be ecstatic with this draft so far.

2. Detroit Lions:

Lion fans should be happy with this draft so far to have the best offensive lineman in the draft to fall to them at seven is a huge win. They got a pro bowl lineman for year’s to come.

3. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys did a great job trading down a couple of spots to gain an extra pick. Then they still land one of the most dynamic linebackers in the draft. Great Job Cowboys. Fan should be happy with this draft so far.

Biggest Losers

1. New Orlean Saints

Saints fans should be unhappy right now. They went with an edge rusher that they could have probably got in the 2nd round maybe even the 3rd round. This was a huge stretch for the Saints. They could of got a much better quality player with this pick.

2. Green Bay Packers

Packers fans should be angry right now. First Rodgers wants out. Then you draft a position that wasn’t a huge need at all. Plus the guy they picked probably would have still been there for them in the second round Then you still neglect your offense. Bad News all around for the Packers. Sorry Packer fans.

3. Oakland Raiders

If I was a Raiders fan I would be pissed about this pick. They take an offensive lineman that they could have got in the second round. There was a much better quality offensive lineman left for this spot. This was a huge stretch for them. The Raiders doing what the Raiders always do blundering their draft from the beginning.

I hope you enjoyed my day one draft recap. Please comment to let me know what you think of my draft recap. I would be more than happy to discuss any teams and players grade further.

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