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These Underclassmen Will Be 2021 First-Round NFL Draft Picks

The NFL last week announced the 98 college underclassmen that were granted special eligibility to enter the 2021 draft.

Some, like BYU quarterback Zach Wilson or Oregon tackle Penei Sewell, are already expected to be taken early in the draft. But only a fraction of the 98 underclassmen will hear their names called in the first round.

Of the 98 players granted draft eligibility, here are the 14 underclassmen that the 33rd Team currently projects to be first-round draft picks, along with 5 more that stand a good chance of getting there and 13 more who have the potential to raise their stock.

Guaranteed:

Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Caleb Farley, DB, Virginia Tech

Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota st.

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami

Penei Sewell, T, Oregon

Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

Expected:

Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Samuel Cosmi, T, Texas

Christian Darrisaw, T, Virginia Tech

Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pittsburgh

Potential:

Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

Tyson Campbell, DB, Georgia

Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

Jaycee Horn, DB, South Carolina

Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma

Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Jaylen Mayfield, T, Michigan

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia

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