PFF releases Top 100 Big Board for 2021 Draft
The 2021 NFL Draft is set to begin in exactly three months from Friday on April 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.
As we have seen in years past, a lot can change between now and the end of April. Players will rise and fall on draft boards over the next few months as they get an opportunity to talk with decision-makers from teams around the league.
While the calendar may still read January, Pro Football Focus has just released its 2021 NFL Draft Guide. This year's guide features detailed breakdowns of many of the top prospects at each position, as well as PFF's Top 100 Big Board.
The Giants hold the No. 11 pick in this year's draft, meaning they will have their selection of some of the top players come April 29.
Here are the top 15 overall prospects on PFF's Top 100 Big Board:
- QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
- QB Zach Wilson, BYU
- QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
- OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
- WR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU
- LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
- WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
- WR Devonta Smith, Alabama
- TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
- QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
- EDGE Kwity Paye, Michigan
- OT Rashawn Slater, Northwesternn
- CB Caleb Fairley, Virginia Tech
- EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami
- DL Christian Barmore, Alabama
View photos of players to accept an invite to the 2021 Senior Bowl.
Senior Bowl practices kick off today
The 2021 Senior Bowl festivities kick off today with the beginning of team practices.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, all public events have been cancelled due to current State of Alabama health guidelines, including practices being open to the public. However, both teams will get a two-hour practice window today through Thursday to prepare for Saturday's game.
The National Team, coached by Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins coaching staff, will hit the field at Hancock Whitney Stadium at the University of South Alabama from 11:30 - 1:30pm. The American Team, led by Matt Rhule and the Carolina Panthers coaching staff, will practice from 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Check out Giants.com throughout the week for all of your 2021 Senior Bowl content.
Mock Draft Tracker: Pre-Senior Bowl picks
While the Super Bowl LV matchup was set, the 2021 NFL Draft season rolled along.
Last week, the league announced the names of 98 underclassmen who have been granted special eligibility for selection in the draft, which will take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Meanwhile, it’s Senior Bowl Week in Mobile, Alabama.
The 72nd annual Senior Bowl will be played at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama. But the week of practices and interviews is when the critical action takes place as the nation's best senior collegiate football players gather to showcase their talents while being coached by NFL staffs.
What happens this week in Mobile will certainly shake up draft boards, but for now, here is a look at the latest projections from draft experts:
Pick: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Analysis: "The Giants are all in with Daniel Jones and now they need to give him some weapons on the outside."
Pick: Gregory Rousseau, DE/OLB, Miami-FL
Analysis: "Rousseau opted out this season, but he had 15.5 sacks for the Hurricanes in 2019 and has speed and power coming around the corner. Alternatively, offensive line, wide receiver or cornerback could be areas to keep an eye on for New York."
Pick: Kyle Pitts, WR/TE, Florida
Analysis: "Pitts can play tight end or wide receiver and create mismatches with his size, athleticism and ball skills."