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The 2021 NFL Draft is set to begin and you can track each pick here. This year’s draft offers one of the most anticipated first rounds in years. If you like offense, this is the draft to watch as the top three players taken are projected to be quarterbacks for the first time since 1999 and this NFL draft will attempt to break the record for consecutive offensive players taken to start a draft (six, set in 1999).
The 2021 NFL Draft has the potential of having three wide receivers taken in the top 10 for the first time since 2017 and just the second time since 2005. There are plenty of storylines and records set to be made in this year’s NFL Draft, and we got you covered here at CBS Sports.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know on this weekend’s draft, from prospect rankings to picks — and all the mock drafts and insider information you can get.
The 2021 NFL Draft will take place in Cleveland, one year after the annual selection meeting was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the list of the 13 prospects that will be attending:
The draft will be on a variety of networks. NFL Network, ESPN and ABC will provide the coverage and you can stream live on FuboTV. Here are the start times for each round:
Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET
Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, May 1, at noon ET
Mock draft central
Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the first pick in the draft (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Zach Wilson is projected to go second (New York Jets). The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons are the teams that will make the draft interesting for the rest of the night.
To find out who the 49ers and Falcons are projected to take, check out who our NFL writers picked here!
Here are some other draft articles leading up to Round 1:
Or NFL insiders Jason La Canfora and Jonathan Jones have you covered leading up to the draft. Here’s the latest from each:
1999: Tim Couch (1st), Donovan McNabb (2nd), Akili Smith (3rd)
1971: Jim Plunkett (1st), Archie Manning (2nd), Dan Pastorini (3rd)
— If Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle all get drafted in the first round, Alabama would be the first school ever to have a quarterback and two wide receivers drafted in the first round of the same draft in multiple drafts.
— If six quarterbacks are taken in the first round, it would be the first time that’s happened since 1983 (when Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, John Elway, and Dan Marino were drafted). Five quarterbacks were taken in the first round in 1999 and 2018 — and is expected in 2021.