2021 NFL Draft Day 1 Picks: Results

The 86th annual NFL Draft of amateurs has officially begun, and the first round concluded Thursday night in Cleveland. There were five quarterbacks selected, a bevy of receivers and a late flurry of defensive players chosen.

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick. Lawrence will play for new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, an offensive guru who won three national championships on the college level.

Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers was the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday night by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Rounds 2-4 will be Friday and rounds 5-7 will be Saturday.

Quarterbacks were selected for each of the first three drafts, with BYU's Zach Wilson going second to the New York Jets and North Dakota State's Trey Lance going third to the San Francisco 49ers. Ohio State's Justin Fields was selected 11th overall by the Chicago Bears, who traded up nine spots to get him. Alabama quarterback Mac Jones went No. 15 overall to the New England Patriots.

The first non-quarterback selected was Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, who went fourth overall to the Atlanta Falcons.

Here is the draft order and live picks for the first round.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson)
  2. New York Jets (Zach Wilson, QB, BYU)
  3. San Francisco 49ers (Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU)
  6. Miami Dolphins (Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama)
  7. Detroit Lions (Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon)
  8. Carolina Panthers (Jaycee Horn, DB, South Carolina)
  9. Denver Broncos (Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama)
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama)
  11. Chicago Bears (Justin Fields, QB, Justin Fields)
  12. Dallas Cowboys (Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers (Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern)
  14. New York Jets (Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC)
  15. New England Patriots (Mac Jones, QB, Alabama)
  16. Arizona Cardinals (Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa)
  17. Las Vegas Raiders (Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama)
  18. Miami Dolphins (Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami)
  19. Washington Football Team (Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky)
  20. New York Giants (Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida)
  21. Indianapolis Colts (Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan)
  22. Tennessee Titans (Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech)
  23. Minnesota Vikings (Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers (Najee Harris, RB, Alabama)
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars (Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson)
  26. Cleveland Browns (Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern)
  27. Baltimore Ravens (Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota)
  28. New Orleans Saints (Payton Turner, DE, Houston)
  29. Green Bay Packers (Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia)
  30. Buffalo Bills (Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami)
  31. Baltimore Ravens (Jayson Oweh, LB, Penn State)
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Joe Tryon, LB, Washington)


  • It was reported Thursday night that Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers could be traded to the Denver Broncos. This came on the same day there were reports that Rodgers no longer wanted to be in Green Bay.
  • Thursday's first round was the first time since 1999 that the first three drafts were used on quarterbacks: Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith.
  • The Dallas Cowboys traded their 10th pick to NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles, who selected 2020 Heisman Trophy receiver DeVonta Smith from Alabama. The Cowboys received the Eagles' 12th pick in the first round and a third round pick this year.
  • The Chicago Bears traded up from the 20th spot to take the 11th pick from the New York Giants. The Bears selected former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
  • The New York Jets traded up to take the Minnesota Vikings' No. 14 pick.
  • Alabama QB Mac Jones was selected by New England, making him the first quarterback that Bill Belichick has ever drafted in the first round.
  • Northwestern had two, first-round picks for the first time in history.

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