NFL Betting: 2021 Draft Rankings Analysis
Whether or not people want to believe it, the National Football League is the king of the professional sports world. More people follow the NFL than any other sport. With that being said, one of the major events for the NFL each year is the NFL Draft. More and more time and analysis is being put into the draft each year. This year’s draft class is very deep and talented. Let’s rank some of the top picks in this year’s draft class so you can bet against their NFL Draft odds.
Updated 2021 NFL Draft Rankings
1. Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback, Clemson
The Jacksonville Jaguars own the first pick in the draft, and will more than likely draft Lawrence. He is said to be the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. He has a big arm, is very mobile, and he is very intelligent. We don’t see Urban Meyer passing up on Lawrence.
2. Penei Sewell, Offensive Tackle, Oregon
The blueprint for winning in the NFL shows that you need a solid offensive line. Sewell is an elite offensive tackle. He sat out this season to prepare for the draft. In the last 20 games that he played, he only gave up one sack.
3. Ja’Marr Chase, Wide Receiver, LSU
Chase did not play this past season, as he chose to opt out. He was a beast in 2019, winning the Biletnikoff Award. He is very fast, and is able to get off the line of scrimmage well. He runs very smooth, precise routes. With the NFL turning into a passing league, teams will have a hard time passing up on an elite wide receiver.
4. Zach Wilson, Quarterback, BYU
Many felt that Justin Fields would go right behind Lawrence, but Zach Wilson has rapidly risen up many draft boards. His strong arm and his mobility make him an excellent pro prospect. He throws a great deep ball, and he has the ability to extend plays.
5. Rashawn Slater, Offensive Tackle, Northwestern
Slater is another elite offensive lineman. He didn’t play this past season, but he has played on both sides of the line. He came from a pro-style offense, so the NFL game will be similar to where he came from.
6. Micah Parsons, Inside Linebacker, Penn State
Parsons is a tackling machine. He’s also athletic enough to be put in coverage situations as well. He is very capable of getting to the quarterback. He has gotten stronger after sitting out the 2020 season. If he can show that he can shed blocks, he will be a very good player.
7. DeVonta Smith, Wide Receiver, Alabama
Smith was the best college football player in the country last season. Even though he lacks size, he can do everything asked of him. His main issue will be with bigger, more physical corners, but if he can learn to handle that, he’ll be a great offensive weapon.
8. Patrick Surtain II, Cornerback, Florida
There’s always a premium for corners in the NFL Draft. Surtain has all of the tools to be a great cover corner in the NFL. Surtain also isn’t afraid to make tackles.