Who Gets First Pick in NFL Draft 2021?

The 2021 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and everyone wants to know who will get the first pick. We’ve got all the latest information on who the favorites are, and who might be in line for a surprise pick.


The 2021 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and there is a lot of speculation about who will go first overall. The top pick in the draft is a coveted position, and there is always a lot of pressure on the team that holds it. This year, there are a few players who seem to be at the top of most mock drafts. Here is a look at who could potentially be the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Process of the Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft is just around the corner. While much of the focus is on which team will get the first pick, there is a process that takes place before the draft that determines who that team will be. In this article, we’ll take a look at how the NFL Draft works and who gets the first pick.

The Order

The NFL draft occurs every April and determines which college football players will join the National Football League for their rookie seasons. Each NFL team is given a certain number of picks, or selections, in each round of the draft, and the order of picks is determined by the previous season’s standings. The teams with the worst records from the previous season receive the first picks, while the teams with the best records receive the last picks.

The first round of the 2021 NFL draft will be held on April 29, 2021. The order for this year’s draft was determined by using a snake-like format, meaning that the team with the first pick (the Jacksonville Jaguars) will also have the last pick in the second round. This year’s draft order will be as follows:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. New York Jets
3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans)
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami Dolphins)
7. Detroit Lions
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Denver Broncos
10. Dallas Cowboys

The Ties

The order of the NFL Draft is determined by a combination of factors:
-The records of the teams from the previous season
-The outcomes of any playoff games that were played
-Any trades that may have been made involving draft picks
At the end of the regular season, the team with the worst record gets the first pick in the draft. The team with the second-worst record gets the second pick, and so on. This process is known as “the draft order.”

The First Pick of the Draft

The NFL Draft is an annual event wherein the NFL team representatives select eligible college football players. The order of the draft is usually in reverse order of the previous season’s standings, meaning the team with the worst record gets the first pick. The first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft will be the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Previous First Picks

In the NFL Draft, the team with the worst record from the previous season gets the first pick. This has been the case since the very first NFL Draft in 1936 which had nine rounds. In 2010, it was reduced to seven rounds and then in 2020, only five rounds due to Covid-19.

The following is a list of all of the NFL first overall draft picks since 1936:

1936 – Jay Berwanger, RB (Chicago Bears)
1937 – Corbett Davison, QB (Boston Redskins)
1938 – ki Aldrich, C (Chicago Bears)
1939 – Parker Hall, QB (Cleveland Rams)
1940 – George Cafego, RB (Chicago Cardinals)
1941 – Tom Fears, WR (Los Angeles Rams)
1942 – Frank Sinkwich, RB (Detroit Lions)
1943 – Bill Dudley, RB (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1944- Harry Higbee, C (Cleveland Rams)
1945- Dixie Howell, HB (Detroit Lions)

2009 – Matthew Stafford, QB (Detroit Lions)
2010 – Sam Bradford, QB (St. Louis Rams)
2011- Cam Newton, QB (Carolina Panthers)
2012- Andrew Luck, QB(Indianapolis Colts)
2013- Eric Fisher

The 2021 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is an annual event in which the National Football League teams select eligible college football players to join their teams. It is typically held in late April or early May. The first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft will be determined by a coin toss between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets, who both finished with identical records in 2020.

The Prospects

Now that the college football season is over, it’s time to start looking ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft. As always, there are a bunch of talented prospects who will be looking to make their mark in the league. But who are the top prospects? And who is likely to get picked first overall?

Here’s a look at some of the top prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft:

QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
RB Najee Harris, Alabama
WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
DE Micah Parsons, Penn State
DT Levi Onwuzurkiye, Stanford

These are just some of the top prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out on draft day.


The answer to who gets first pick in NFL Draft 2021 is still up in the air. Depending on how the rest of the season plays out, it could be any number of teams. The Cleveland Browns and New York Jets currently sit at the top of the draft order, but that could change in a matter of weeks. So, for now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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