Zach Metkler’s 2021 NFL Draft Top 300 Big Board

After much anticipation, the 2021 NFL Draft is finally in sight. After months of thorough film study, I have finally put together my final positional rankings and big board.

Before continuing on, I urge you to keep something in mind. These rankings are how I personally view the 2021 NFL Draft class. Each ranking that you will find on the internet is different. Every NFL team’s rankings and big board is different.

There is no perfect science to evaluating prospects. Players will be selected earlier and later than expected, especially with the continuing evolution of the pre-draft process because of the obstacles that teams have had to work through because of COVID-19. That doesn’t make a particular pick or a particular big board right or wrong. Just be patient and see what happens as the summer and season roll along following the draft. It is an exciting time for fans and teams, but more importantly for the players.

Enjoy the process. And remember: it is okay to be different when it comes to draft opinions.

With that all being said, continue on to my official 2021 NFL Draft Top 300 Big Board.

Rank Name Pos Pos Rank School
1 Trevor Lawrence QB 1 Clemson
2 Penei Sewell OT 1 Oregon
3 Kyle Pitts TE 1 Florida
4 Ja’Marr Chase WR 1 LSU
5 Justin Fields QB 2 Ohio State
6 Jaylen Waddle WR 2 Alabama
7 Patrick Surtain II CB 1 Alabama
8 Zach Wilson QB 3 BYU
9 DeVonta Smith WR 3 Alabama
10 Rashawn Slater OT 2 Northwestern
11 Kwity Paye EDGE 1 Michigan
12 Micah Parsons LB 1 Penn State
13 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB 2 Notre Dame
14 Christian Darrisaw OT 3 Virginia Tech
15 Trevon Moehrig S 1 TCU
16 Alijah Vera-Tucker IOL 1 USC
17 Jaycee Horn CB 2 South Carolina
18 Jaelan Phillips EDGE 2 Miami
19 Greg Newsome II CB 3 Northwestern
20 Rashod Bateman WR 4 Minnesota
21 Jayson Oweh EDGE 3 Penn State
22 Zaven Collins LB 3 Tulsa
23 Travis Etienne RB 1 Clemson
24 Javonte Williams RB 2 North Carolina
25 Trey Lance QB 4 North Dakota State
26 Najee Harris RB 3 Alabama
27 Christian Barmore IDL 1 Alabama
28 Caleb Farley CB 4 Virginia Tech
29 Kadarius Toney WR 5 Florida
30 Azeez Ojulari EDGE 4 Georgia
31 Teven Jenkins OT 4 Oklahoma State
32 Levi Onwuzurike IDL 2 Washington
33 Creed Humphrey IOL 2 Oklahoma
34 Asante Samuel Jr. CB 5 Florida State
35 Jamin Davis LB 4 Kentucky
36 Joe Tryon EDGE 5 Washington
37 Mac Jones QB 5 Alabama
38 Pat Freiermuth TE 2 Penn State
39 Rondale Moore WR 6 Purdue
40 Wyatt Davis IOL 3 Ohio State
41 Landon Dickerson IOL 4 Alabama
42 Jevon Holland S 2 Oregon
43 Gregory Rousseau EDGE 6 Miami
44 Terrace Marshall Jr. WR 7 LSU
45 Alex Leatherwood OT 5 Alabama
46 Nick Bolton LB 5 Missouri
47 Dillon Radunz OT 6 North Dakota State
48 Tyson Campbell CB 6 Georgia
49 Richie Grant S 3 UCF
50 Elijah Moore WR 8 Ole Miss
51 Jabril Cox LB 6 LSU
52 Carlos Basham Jr. EDGE 7 Wake Forest
53 Eric Stokes CB 7 Georgia
54 Dyami Brown WR 9 North Carolina
55 Jalen Mayfield OT 7 Michigan
56 Liam Eichenberg OT 8 Notre Dame
57 Milton Williams IDL 3 Louisiana Tech
58 Kelvin Joseph CB 8 Kentucky
59 Baron Browning LB 7 Ohio State
60 Pete Werner LB 8 Ohio State
61 Michael Carter RB 4 North Carolina
62 D’Wayne Eskridge WR 10 Western Michigan
63 Samuel Cosmi OT 9 Texas
64 Ifeatu Melifonwu CB 9 Syracuse
65 Spencer Brown OT 10 Northern Iowa
66 Jamar Johnson S 4 Indiana
67 Chazz Surratt LB 9 North Carolina
68 Chris Rumph II EDGE 8 Duke
69 Quinn Meinerz IOL 5 UW-Whitewater
70 Tommy Tremble TE 3 Notre Dame
71 Hamsah Nasirildeen S 5 Florida State
72 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR 11 USC
73 Daviyon Nixon IDL 4 Iowa
74 Aaron Robinson CB 10 UCF
75 Kenneth Gainwell RB 5 Memphis
76 Brady Christensen OT 11 BYU
77 Andre Cisco S 6 Syracuse
78 Tyler Shelvin IDL 5 LSU
79 Alim MnNeill IDL 6 NC State
80 Nico Collins WR 12 Michigan
81 Elijah Molden CB 11 Washington
82 Jackson Carman OT 12 Clemson
83 Dylan Moses LB 10 Alabama
84 Joseph Ossai EDGE 9 Texas
85 Trey Smith IOL 6 Tennessee
86 Payton Turner EDGE 10 Houston
87 Brevin Jordan TE 4 Miami
88 Tommy Togiai IDL 7 Ohio State
89 Divine Deablo S 7 Virginia Tech
90 Kellen Mond QB 6 Texas A&M
91 Cameron McGrone LB 11 Michigan
92 Dayo Odeyingbo EDGE 11 Vanderbilt
93 Tommy Togiai IDL 7 Ohio State
94 Walker Little OT 13 Stanford
95 Janarius Robinson EDGE 12 Florida State
96 Tylan Wallace WR 13 Oklahoma State
97 Robert Rochell CB 12 Central Arkansas
98 Amari Rodgers WR 14 Clemson
99 Hunter Long TE 5 Boston College
100 Jay Tufele IDL 8 USC
101 Josh Myers IOL 7 Ohio State
102 Talanoa Hufanga S 8 USC
103 James Hudson OT 14 Cincinnati
104 Tyree Gillespie S 9 Missouri
105 Jordan Smith EDGE 13 UAB
106 Trey Sermon RB 6 Ohio State
107 Kyle Trask QB 7 Florida
108 Jaylen Twyman IDL 9 Pittsburgh
109 Kenny Yeboah TE 6 Ole Miss
110 Monty Rice LB 12 Georgia
111 Josh Palmer WR 15 Tennessee
112 Cade Johnson WR 16 South Dakota State
113 D’Ante Smith OT 15 East Carolina
114 Marvin Wilson IDL 10 Florida State
115 Ar’Darius Washington S 10 TCU
116 Aaron Banks IOL 8 Notre Dame
117 Paulson Adebo CB 13 Stanford
118 Kendrick Green IOL 9 Illinois
119 Tre’ McKitty TE 7 Georgia
120 Bobby Brown III IDL 11 Texas A&M
121 Caden Sterns S 11 Texas
122 Derrick Barnes LB 13 Purdue
123 Davis Mills QB 8 Stanford
124 Patrick Johnson EDGE 14 Tulane
125 Khalil Herbert RB 7 Virginia Tech
126 Deonte Brown IOL 10 Alabama
127 Ben Cleveland IOL 11 Georgia
128 Daelin Hayes EDGE 15 Notre Dame
129 Anthony Schwartz WR 17 Auburn
130 Adrian Ealy OT 16 Oklahoma
131 James Wiggins S 12 Cincinnati
132 Stone Forsythe OT 17 Florida
133 Ronnie Perkins EDGE 16 Oklahoma
134 Ambry Thomas CB 14 Michigan
135 Jermar Jefferson RB 8 Oregon State
136 Noah Gray TE 8 Duke
137 Quincy Roche EDGE 17 Miami
138 Buddy Johnson LB 14 Texas A&M
139 Michal Menet IOL 12 Penn State
140 Marlon Tuipulotu IDL 12 USC
141 Isaiah McDuffie LB 15 Boston College
142 Kylin Hill RB 9 Mississippi State
143 Chatarius Atwell WR 18 Louisville
144 Sage Surratt WR 19 Wake Forest
145 Shaun Wade CB 15 Ohio State
146 Trey Hill IOL 13 Georgia
147 Nick Eubanks TE 9 Michigan
148 Tedarrell Slaton IDL 13 Florida
149 Patrick Jones II EDGE 18 Pittsburgh
150 Jamie Newman QB 9 Wake Forest
151 Ernest Jones LB 16 South Carolina
152 Seth Williams WR 20 Auburn
153 Royce Newman IOL 14 Ole Miss
154 Rhamondre Stevenson RB 10 Oklahoma
155 Benjamin St-Juste CB 16 Minnesota
156 Hamilcar Rashed Jr. EDGE 19 Oregon State
157 Tony Fields II LB 17 West Virginia
158 Rashad Weaver EDGE 20 Pittsburgh
159 Marlon Williams WR 21 UCF
160 Christian Uphoff S 13 Illinois State
161 Osa Odighizuwa IDL 14 UCLA
162 Kylen Granson TE 10 SMU
163 Demetric Felton RB 11 UCLA
164 K.J. Britt LB 18 Auburn
165 Kary Vincent Jr. CB 17 LSU
166 Jaylon Moore OT 18 Western Michigan
167 Paris Ford S 14 Pittsburgh
168 Wyatt Hubert EDGE 21 Kansas State
169 Khyiris Tonga IDL 15 BYU
170 Cameron Sample EDGE 22 Tulane
171 Dan Moore Jr. OT 19 Texas A&M
172 Mark Webb S 15 Georgia
173 Cornell Powell WR 22 Clemson
174 Chubba Hubbard RB 12 Oklahoma State
175 Darrick Forrest S 16 Cincinnati
176 Reed Blankenship S 17 Middle Tennessee
177 Drew Dalman IOL 15 Stanford
178 Zach Davidson TE 11 Central Missouri
179 Tommy Kraemer IOL 16 Notre Dame
180 Charles Snowden LB 19 Virginia
181 Chris Evans RB 13 Michigan
182 Ihmir Smith-Marsette WR 23 Iowa
183 Camryn Bynum CB 18 California
184 Alaric Jackson OT 20 Iowa
185 Victor Dimukeje EDGE 23 Duke
186 Javian Hawkins RB 14 Louisville
187 Will Bradley-King EDGE 24 Baylor
188 Tony Poljan TE 12 Virginia
189 Shakur Brown CB 19 Michigan State
190 Shi Smith WR 24 South Carolina
191 Jack Anderson IOL 17 Texas Tech
192 Rakeem Boyd RB 15 Arkansas
193 Quinton Bohanna IDL 16 Kentucky
194 Nick Niemann LB 20 Iowa
195 Quintin Morris TE 13 Bowling Green
196 Shaka Toney EDGE 25 Penn State
197 Jaret Patterson RB 16 Buffalo
198 Dave Moore IOL 18 Grambling State
199 Joshuah Bledsoe S 18 Missouri
200 Trill Williams CB 20 Syracuse
201 John Bates TE 14 Boise State
202 Elerson Smith EDGE 26 Northern Iowa
203 Brenden Jaimes OT 21 Nebraska
204 Naquan Jones IDL 17 Michigan State
205 Elijah Mitchell RB 17 Louisiana
206 Sam Ehlinger QB 10 Texas
207 Richard LeCounte III S 19 Georgia
208 Garret Wallow LB 21 TCU
209 Drake Jackson IOL 19 Kentucky
210 Larry Rountree III RB 18 Missouri
211 Israel Mukuamu CB 21 South Carolina
212 Damar Hamlin S 20 Pittsburgh
213 Rodarius Williams CB 22 Oklahoma
214 Josh Ball OT 22 Marshall
215 Cary Angeline TE 15 NC State
216 Paddy Fisher LB 22 Northwestern
217 Simi Fehoko WR 25 Stanford
218 Pooka Williams RB 19 Kansas
219 Sadarius Hutcherson IOL 20 South Carolina
220 Anthony Hines III LB 23 Texas A&M
221 Jaelon Darden WR 26 North Texas
222 Adetokunbo Ogundeji EDGE 27 Notre Dame
223 Robert Hainsey IOL 21 Notre Dame
224 Matt Bushman TE 16 BYU
225 Olaijah Griffin CB 23 USC
226 Shawn Davis S 21 Florida
227 Jonathan Marshall IDL 18 Arkansas
228 Spencer Brown RB 20 UAB
229 Shane Buechele QB 11 SMU
230 Jimmy Morrissey IOL 22 Pittsburgh
231 Tyler Vaughns WR 27 USC
232 Jamien Sherwood S 22 Auburn
233 Darius Stills IDL 19 West Virginia
234 Pro Wells TE 17 TCU
235 Deommodore Lenoir CB 24 Oregon
236 Ta’Quon Graham IDL 20 Texas
237 Greg McCrae RB 21 UCF
238 Feleipe Franks QB 12 Arkansas
239 Dazz Newsome WR 28 North Carolina
240 Jacoby Stevens S 23 LSU
241 Chauncey Golston EDGE 28 Iowa
242 Donovan Stiner S 24 Florida
243 Keith Taylor CB 25 Washington
244 Tommy Doyle OT 23 Miami (OH)
245 Miller Forristall TE 18 Alabama
246 Marquez Stevenson WR 29 Houston
247 Jordan Scott IDL 21 Oregon
248 Javon McKinley WR 30 Notre Dame
249 Avery Williams CB 26 Boise State
250 Amen Ogbongbemiga LB 24 Oklahoma State
251 Brady Breeze S 25 Oregon
252 Trey Ragas RB 22 Lafayette
253 K.J. Costello QB 13 Mississippi State
254 Jack Stoll TE 19 Nebraska
255 Jordon Scott IDL 21 Oregon
256 Luke Farrell TE 20 Ohio State
257 Jason Pinnock CB 27 Pittsburgh
258 Phil Hoskins IDL 22 Kentucky
259 Will Sherman OT 24 Colorado
260 Ian Book QB 14 Notre Dame
261 Tamorrion Terry WR 31 Florida State
262 Ryan McCollum IOL 23 Texas A&M
263 Austin Faoliu IDL 23 Oregon
264 Tyler Coyle S 26 Purdue
265 Dylan Soehner TE 21 Iowa State
266 Otis Anderson RB 23 UCF
267 Foster Sarell OT 25 Stanford
268 Warren Jackson WR 32 Colorado State
269 Riley Cole LB 25 South Alabama
270 Elijah Collins RB 24 Michigan State
271 Peyton Ramsey QB 15 Northwestern
272 Gerrid Doaks RB 25 Cincinnati
273 Brendon White S 27 Rutgers
274 Grant Stuard LB 26 Houston
275 Josh Imatorbhebhe WR 33 Illinois
276 Peyton Hendershot TE 22 Indiana
277 Larry Borom IOL 24 Missouri
278 Cole Van Lanen OT 26 Wisconsin
279 Bryce Hargrove IOL 25 Pittsburgh
280 D.J. Daniel CB 28 Georgia
281 Erroll Thompson LB 27 Mississippi State
282 Tariq Thompson S 28 San Diego State
283 Austin Watkins WR 34 UAB
284 Mustafa Johnson IDL 24 Colorado
285 Larnel Coleman OT 27 Massachusetts
286 Josh Pederson TE 23 ULM
287 Marco Wilson CB 29 Florida
288 Tarron Jackson EDGE 29 Coastal Carolina
289 Lorenzo Neal Jr. IDL 25 Purdue
290 Zach Smith QB 16 Tulsa
291 C.J. Marable RB 26 Coastal Carolina
292 Zac Thomas QB 17 Appalachian State
293 Michael Dwumfour IDL 26 Rutgers
294 Will Fries IOL 26 Penn State
295 Dax Milne WR 35 BYU
296 Qwynnterrio Cole S 29 Alcorn State
297 Blake Gallagher LB 28 Northwestern
298 Landon Young OT 28 Kentucky
299 Shaun Beyer TE 24 Iowa
300 Jonathon Cooper EDGE 30 Ohio State

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