- The 2021 NFL Draft gets underway Thursday, April 29 at 8pm ET
- Tired of reading all the “expert’s” NFL Mock Drafts that are just geared towards clicks?
- Fill out your own first-round NFL Mock Draft below
It is NFL Draft week, which means everyone has insider info on each team’s picks through their confidential sources. If you’re listening to the most common ones, then you believe Mac Jones is going third-overall to the Niners, the Lions are trying to trade up to four for Ja’Marr Chase, the Patriots are moving up for either Trey Lance or DeVonta Smith, and the Steelers are locked into a running back at 24.
But so many of these leaks are just rumors or smokescreens started by the teams themselves to throw other teams off their trail. Then you also have to weed through the mocks that are put with something way out there to try and drive clicks.
Instead of listening to all these insiders and draft pundits, we want to give YOU the opportunity to showcase your NFL Draft knowledge. Fill out your own first-round NFL Mock Draft below, and use our scoring system to compete against friends and other “draft experts”. (Be sure you get yours locked in before 8pm ET on Thursday, April 29, which is when the NFL Draft begins.)
Fill Out Your Own NFL Mock Draft
We’d love to see your first-round mock, though! Share yours below in the comments section or tag us on Twitter with it!
Unsure how to fill it out? We’ve made it easy. We listed off the teams who currently hold each of the first 32 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. The second column (first blank field) is where you fill in the team who you think will be making that pick. This allows you to facilitate any trades you foresee happening. The third column (second blank field) is where you fill in the player you think will be selected with that pick.
The scoring system I created for this is as follows:
- 4 points for a player in the correct slot + *1 bonus point for the correct team*
- 2 points for a player selected one pick away from where you had them
- 1 point for a player selected two picks away from where you had them
To be clear, the bonus point only applies if you have the correct player in that slot as well. An example of someone earning two points is if they mock Justin Fields to the 49ers at no. 3, but he is actually taken at no. 4. Since he is one pick away from where you had him, two points are rewarded.
An example of someone earning one point is them mocking Micah Parsons to the Broncos at no. 9, but he actually gets drafted at no. 7 or no. 11. This would be two picks away from where you had him, so one point is awarded.
Betting the 2021 NFL Draft
If you are looking for a little more action on this year’s NFL Draft, you have plenty of betting options, including:
- NFL Draft Odds – check out all the NFL Draft props you can bet on, such as player draft position over/unders, odds to be a top 5/10/32 pick, position totals etc.
- Claim DraftKings 100-1 NFL Draft Promo
- Claim FanDuel 20-1 NFL Draft Promo
The first bullet is out NFL Draft Odds Tracker, which not only shows you the latest odds on all NFL Draft props, but will also display how the odds have changed since opening.
The two promos listed above are both no-brainers that will cash when Trevor Lawrence is selected first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars – hope you weren’t going to slot any other player in for the Jags at no. 1.
Need Help Filling in Your NFL Mock Draft?
There’s no shame in taking some help in filling out your mock draft! We can give you all the odds available to use as a resource, while leaving the hot takes for the pundits. Here are a handful of sources, with our expert analysis, to check out before locking in your picks:
- SBD’s NFL Mock Draft Based on Odds 2.0
- SBD’s NFL Mock Draft Based on Odds 1.0
- Odds to Be a Top 5/10 Pick
- Player Draft Position Over/Unders and First Player Taken at Each Playing Position
- Odds to Be a First-Round Pick
I will also be publishing a 3.0 version of my first-round mock with the updated odds. There will be some significant changes from the last one.