How well did your team fare in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft? Sporting News has you covered in tracking all the picks and issuing grades beginning in real time Thursday night.
Going on the clock in Cleveland, the spotlight again is on the quarterbacks, starting with the first three picks. But there’s plenty of franchise-changing talent at other positions both in terms of immediate impact and long-term shine.
The key questions to ask right away: Did the team get the right player at a position of need? Did it pass on someone else who could have been a better fit? Was the player it took worthy of that high of selection vs. the promise of similar prospects? Based on our evaluations, we’re providing answers for what the picks mean now and later.