2021 NFL Draft: Two rounds of mock draft madness with ESPN’s latest order prediction.
The 2021 NFL Draft evaluation process is going to be unlike really any other before it.
The 2020 college football season is finally upon us, but it’s not going to be what everyone was expecting or hoping for.
The Pac 12 and Big Ten have postponed fall activities, although it seems as though the Big Ten may be reconsidering, at least potentially the idea of starting a 2020 season around Thanksgiving.
Other conferences and independent schools have been proceeding with a revised 2020 schedule, which means some prospects at certain schools are going to be at an advantage when it comes to the 2021 NFL Draft evaluating process.
At this point in time, the consensus top prospect in all of college football right now will be on the field on September 12 when the Clemson Tigers take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
That prospect is, of course, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but he will not be alone in drawing the NFL’s eye in that particular game.
In addition to a number of his Clemson teammates (RB Travis Etienne, LT Jackson Carman, CB Derion Kendrick), Lawrence is going to be getting chased by Wake Forest’s own potential first-round prospect, defensive end Carlos Basham.
Other top prospects won’t have the luxury of taking the field in 2020, at least not right away.
North Dakota State, boasting another potential top-five pick at the quarterback position in Trey Lance, will be taking the field for a single showcase game on October 3 against Central Arkansas.
As if this year couldn’t get any stranger for everyone, right?
Even with a revised college football season, it’s already mock draft season. Some prospects can’t do anything to improve their stock for the 2021 NFL Draft, and some just don’t have to.
Most mock draft predictions have utilized the current Vegas prediction for the 2021 NFL Draft order. Things will dramatically change between now and next April, but ESPN put together an interesting projected 2021 NFL Draft order determined by simulating the season 10,000 times.
How did those simulations turn out, and where are prospects going to land if those predictions come to pass?