News : NFL Draft 2021 in live ticker: 1st round – Trevor Lawrence favorite at number 1
NFL Draft 2021 in the live ticker: 1st round (Friday, 02.00 a.m. CEST)
1. Jacksonville Jaguars:
2. New York Jets:
3. San Francisco 49ers (via Dolphins via Texans):
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
3 p.m.: Hello and welcome to the live ticker from FOCUS Online! We’re reporting live tonight from Cleveland’s 2021 NFL Draft. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson University quarterback, is likely to be the first player selected. The 21-year-old plays the most important position in American football and is considered the greatest talent for years. NFL scouts have had the playmaker on the list since he was 16. In this draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the first vote.
The US experts predict that a total of five quarterbacks will be signed in round 1. The reigning Super Bowl champion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers around superstar Tom Brady, is the last team on number 32. The first round starts in the night from Thursday to Friday at 2 a.m. German time.
Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is also a talent registered for the draft this year who has both American and German citizenship. However, the son of a German mother only has an outsider chance of being selected in the first round.
Is this your first time at the draft? No problem, we will explain the system in a nutshell.
NFL Draft 2021: How Does It Work?
In contrast to super talents like Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, who in European football at the age of 17, 18 or 19 can decide with their family and advisors which top team they want to start their professional career with, aspiring NFL players have no say.
Between the first round on Thursday (2.00 a.m. Friday CEST) and the seventh round on Saturday, the team alone decides 259 times where a young person is going. In each round, each of the 32 teams receives a pick – so may choose one player.
NFL Draft 2021: The worst team goes first
When which team is allowed to peck depends on their performance in the previous NFL season. The worse the balance, the sooner the team gets involved in the talent draw. In this way, more equal opportunities should be created in the closed professional league without promoters and relegators.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who could only win one of their 16 games in the 2021 NFL season, had the worst record of all teams and accordingly get the 1st pick. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who won the Super Bowl, are number 32 last team.
However, the teams can also offer their picks in swap transactions – so-called trades – in order, for example, to sign a star player or to get picks in future years. It is therefore also possible for a team to peck several times in one round.