2021 NFL Draft complete first-round results

Quarterbacks went off the board with the first three picks Thursday night in Cleveland.

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As expected, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence went No. 1 overall to Jacksonville.

As expected, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence went No. 1 overall to Jacksonville.

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The 2021 NFL Draft kicked off Thursday night with the first round of selections in Cleveland.

The Jaguars opened the night with the first overall pick, which they used on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who’s widely considered the best QB prospect in years. The Jets followed that up by taking BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, as expected, with the second overall pick.

The real mystery started with the third overall pick and the 49ers, who took North Dakota State’s Trey Lance after trading up earlier in the offseason. The Falcons took Florida tight end Kyle Pitts and Bengals landed LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase to round out the top five.

The Bears shook up at the draft by trading up to the 11th overall pick, which they used to take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It’s the team’s latest big swing at trying to find a true franchise QB.

The results of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft are below.

2021 NFL Draft results

  1. Jaguars — QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
  2. Jets — QB Zach Wilson, BYU
  3. 49ers (from MIA via HOU) — QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
  4. Falcons — TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
  5. Bengals — WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
  6. Dolphins (from PHI) — WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
  7. Lions — OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
  8. Panthers — CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
  9. Broncos — CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  10. Eagles (from DAL) — WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
  11. BEARS (from NYG) — QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
  12. Cowboys (from PHI via MIA and SF) — LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
  13. Chargers — OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
  14. Jets (from MIN) — OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
  15. Patriots — QB Mac Jones, Alabama
  16. Cardinals — LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
  17. Raiders — OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
  18. Dolphins — DE Jaelan Phillips, Miami
  19. Washington Football Team — LB Jamin Davis, Kentucky
  20. Giants (from CHI) — WR Kadarius Toney, Florida
  21. Colts — DE Kwity Paye, Michigan
  22. Titans — CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
  23. Vikings (from NYJ via SEA) — OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
  24. Steelers — RB Najee Harris, Alabama
  25. Jaguars (from LAR) — RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
  26. Browns — CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern
  27. Ravens — WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
  28. Saints — DE Payton Turner, Houston
  29. Packers — CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
  30. Bills — DE Gregory Rousseau, Miami
  31. Ravens — LB Jayson Oweh, Penn State
  32. Buccaneers — LB Joe Tryon, Washington
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