This Thursday, April 29, the long-awaited ceremony of the Draft on the NFL. The college football talent selection will be the first big event of the 2021-2022 campaign, and from the previous one there is immense uncertainty about what the first-round picks will be. League experts predict a wave of first-round quarterback picks.
Prior to the start of Draft In the city of Cleveland, there is a huge debate about who the first-round picks will be. While there are some hints as to what some teams will decide, there is only one sure pick. Trevor Lawrence will be the first selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Clemson University quarterback will be the 26th QB selected in No. 1 overall since the leagues merged.
Jets and Niners
Although there will be no surprise with the selection of the Jaguars, it is from the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers that everything begins to get more interesting. It is almost certainly anticipated that the New York franchise will select BYU Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson. Then, the Californians are expected to stay with one between Mac Jones, Trey Lance and Justin Fields, then being 3 quarterbacks in the first 3 picks of the Draft. This would be the third time in history that 3 QBs have come out in the first innings, having occurred in 1971 and 1999.
It is known that the Atlanta Falcons could be looking from now on the replacement of Matt Ryan, the wide supply of quarterbacks in the Draft they could lead them to select one. Should this happen, or if they trade their pick with a franchise that requires a quarterback, there could be, for the first time in history, 4 QBs in the first innings.
At the moment, at least 5 quarterbacks are expected to be selected in the first round of the Draft of 2021. This already happened in 1999, and recently in 2018, when Lamar Jackson ended up being drafted on turn 32. There is only one record in the history of the NFL with 6 quarterbacks chosen in the first round, and it was in 1983. In this litter the members of the Hall of Fame, John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino emerged, along with legends such as Todd Blackledge, Tony Eason and Ken O’Brien. We will have to wait for the ceremony to know if there will be a new record.
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