NFL draft

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The NFL draft, which will be held in Cleveland, is just one week away.

Ryan Wadsworth, Staff Writer

We are only a week until the 2021 NFL Draft, and fans like me are excited for it. We finally get a first taste of the new season and last season just feels so long ago. The Super Bowl domination was only two months ago, and Bucs fans are ready to go for two. Since the Bucs are bringing back all of their starters, they will just draft for depth and starters in the future.

 

There are some great talents in this draft, but there are three can’t miss prospects. They are Trevor Lawrence, quarterback from Clemson, Kyle Pitts, tight end from UF, and Penei Sewell, outside lineman from Oregon. Trevor Lawrence is the lock to go number one to the Jaguars due to being a top talent and a position of need, but then it gets a tad bit more tricky. Some experts consider Kyle Pitts a generational talent due to his insane combination of size and speed. He’s 6’6 and ran a 4.4 40. He’s more than just an athlete because he has reliable hands and excellent route running for a man at that size.

 

Penei Sewell opted out this season due to COVID, but it didn’t affect his draft stock at all. He’s looked at to be the next great blindside blocker, and a team like the Bengals should draft him. A few players that aren’t considered elite, but still great prospects are Zach Wilson, quarterback from BYU, Ja’Marr Chase, wide receiver from LSU, and Patrick Surtain II, cornerback from Alabama. All three of those players would most likely fall somewhere in the top ten. The first four team drafting are all quarterback needy teams and is a great chance that four QBs fly off the board.

 

The Jets, Lions, and Eagles have an annual slip up during their first-round pick, and don’t pick the players they were supposed to. The Jets have been the laughingstock of the NFL recently and them picking second overall could really benefit the roster. They are the Jets, however, and they will pick the wrong QB. When the Eagles draft, they just flat out miss and it’s always on receivers. Receiving options is a big need for them in this draft, so which receiver will they pick out of Western New Mexico this time. The Lions are not as bad as drafted compared to the other two, but their problem is they don’t keep their talent. It could be because the organization is bad, or that no one wants to live in Detroit. They will draft an alright player this year, but can they actually retain him?