This yr’s NFL draft kicked off Thursday evening with the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence as 2021’s prime decide. Thirty-two gamers might be chosen Thursday evening, through the first in-person draft for the league since 2019.
The New York Jets selected Zach Wilson, a quarterback from BYU, because the second decide. The San Francisco 49ers took North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance because the third.
The 2021 draft is being held in Cleveland, Ohio. Roughly a dozen prospects attended in particular person, with dozens extra collaborating nearly, in response to CBS Sports activities. Hundreds of followers are anticipated to flock to downtown Cleveland for the three-day occasion.
The NFL’s 2020 draft was held nearly as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, which pressured the postponement and cancellation of a whole bunch of video games throughout a number of sports activities leagues.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who hosted the 2020 draft from his basement, has been vaccinated and is cleared to work together with gamers this yr.
The primary spherical of the draft started Thursday evening, with further rounds starting Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m.