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The 2021 Draft is loaded with talent this year, especially on the offensive side. Despite the actual NFL season ending in February, we waste no time diving into the new names that will enter the league for upcoming years. The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock already, and Joe Burrow is looking like the next starting quarterback there. Our team of writers brings extensive draft coverage, starting with our draft guide, and plenty more. If you are curious about an individual prospect, mock drafts, or are looking to see what positions teams need, you have come to the right place.

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After a heavy defensive draft class last season, this year is quite the opposite. There are numerous big name running backs coming out, like Jonathan Taylor and D’Andre Swift. With names like Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady beginning to hit their wall, this is a draft class with five-six big named quarterbacks that could fill their spot. Joe Burrow headlines the quarterback class, but Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are right there behind him. The wide receiver class in 2020 is going to have some tough shoes to fill, as the 2019 class ended up being a very good one. We saw Terry McLaurin, DK Metcalf, Marquise Brown, and A.J. Brown really adapt well this year. Names like Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, and Tee Higgins will look to make a name for themselves. There are quite a few teams that need to bolster their receiving core, and this is a class to do it with. The big difference from the 2019 draft class is the lack of tight ends coming out, where we saw Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson go first round last year.

On the defensive side of this draft class, Chase Young is likely heading to Washington. He is the top edge rusher in this draft, and top overall defensive prospect. He isn’t the only Ohio State Buckeye likely to be drafted in the top five. Jeff Okudah is projected to go within the top five, likely to Detroit. Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons lined up all over the defensive side, and is a top ten draft pick that will be highly sought after. Simmons is labeled from a safety to a linebacker, and was a big time playmaker for the Tigers defense. Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton are going to be first round picks from the LSU secondary. The LSU draft class is up there with Ohio State and Clemson this season.