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Live updates from the 1st-round of the 2021 NFL Draft & open thread

We will have you covered for every pick and trade that happens in Round 1!

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Welcome to Niners Nation’s 2021 NFL Draft live blog! We will be providing updates throughout Thursday’s event.

Barring a surprise, the Jacksonville Jaguars will likely take Trevor Lawrence No. 1, and Robert Saleh’s New York Jets will select Zach Wilson second overall.

Be sure to listen to The SB Nation NFL Show podcast throughout the night and follow on Twitter to hear all our experts’ takes.

The suspense came to an end with the San Francisco 49ers selected North Dakota State product Trey Lance to be the team’s QB of the future. The Chicago Bears moved up to No. 11 to take Ohio State’s Justin Fields, while Alabama’s Mac Jones dropped to the New England Patriots at No. 15

We’ll have new articles for the 49ers’ picks and any notable news, but this will serve as our primary spot for general draft discussion. We’ll update the spreadsheet below with each pick and brief analysis of each selection.

The wait is finally over.

Enjoy the draft!

NFL Draft Round 1

Pick 1
Pick 1
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Selection: QB Trevor Lawrence
Analysis: Urban Meyer starts his tenure with one of the best QB prospects in recent history
Pick 2
Team: New York Jets
Selection: QB Zach Wilson
Analysis: New head coach Robert Saleh and the Jets will build around the BYU product
Pick 3
Team: San Francisco 49ers (from HOU through MIA)
Selection: QB Trey Lance
Analysis: Lynch and Shanahan get their QB of the future
Pick 4
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Selection: TE Kyle Pitts
Analysis: The Falcons go with the best offensive weapon in the draft to lineup alongside Julio Jones
Pick 5
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Selection: WR Ja'Marr Chase
Analysis: The Bengals pass up on adding a pass-protector for Burrows, but instead add the best WR in the draft
Pick 6
Team: Miami Dolphins (from PHI)
Selection: WR Jaylen Waddle
Analysis: The Dolphins add a weapon for Tua
Pick 7
Team: Detroit Lions
Selection: OL Penei Sewell
Analysis: The Lions begin their rebuild with the best offensive lineman in the class.
Pick 8
Team: Carolina Panthers
Selection: CB Jaycee Horn
Analysis: The first surprise of the draft. But Horn potentially gives the Panthers a long-term shutdown corner.
Pick 9
Team: Denver Broncos
Selection: CB Patrick Surtain II
Analysis: The Broncos opt not take a QB and go for arguably the best CB in the draft.
Pick 10
Team: Philadelphia Eagles (from DAL)
Selection: WR DeVonta Smith
Analysis: The Eagles leapfrog the Giants to get their playmaker
Pick 11
Team: Chicago Bears (From NYG)
Selection: QB Justin Fields
Analysis: The Bears move up to get Fields, who is the fourth QB off the board
Pick 12
Team: Dallas Cowboys (from SF through MIA and PHI)
Selection: LB Micah Parsons
Analysis: The Cowboys add a much-needed piece to their defense.
Pick 13
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Selection: OL Rawshan Slater
Analysis: The Chargers elect to get some protection for second-year QB Justin Herbert
Pick 14
Team: New York Jets (from MIN)
Selection: OL Alijah Vera-Tucker
Analysis: The Jets go with PFF's highest-graded guard to help protect Wilson.
Pick 15
Team: New England Patriots
Selection: QB Mac Jones
Analysis: Bill Belichick sits patiently and gets his QB
Pick 16
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Selection: LB Zaven Collins
Analysis: The Cardinals go with the versatile linebacker to add to the defense
Pick 17
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Selection: OT Alex Leatherwood
Analysis: The Raiders surprise many with this pick as they try and rebuild the offensive line.
Pick 18
Team: Miami Dolphins
Selection: DE Jaelan Phillips
Analysis: The U product stays close to home and adds another piece to Brian Flores' defense.
Pick 19
Team: Washington Football Team
Selection: LB Jamin Davis
Analysis: Davis had a big year last season and it results in being a top-20 pick.
Pick 20
Team: New York Giants (from CHI)
Selection: WR Kadarius Toney
Analysis: The G-Men add a piece who can make big plays with the ball in his hands.
Pick 21
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Selection: DE Kwity Paye
Analysis: Chris Ballard gets one of the best pass-rushers available in the draft.
Pick 22
Team: Tennessee Titans
Selection: CB Caleb Farley
Analysis: Some had Farley as a top-10 talent but injury concerns dropped him down the board.
Pick 23
Team: Minnesota Vikings (from SEA through NYJ)
Selection: OT Christian Darrisaw
Analysis: The Vikings get a player who coud come in and immediately start at left tackle
Pick 24
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Selection: RB Najee Harris
Analysis: The Steelers get a starting back who could become the league-leading rusher early in his career.
Pick 25
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR)
Selection: RB Travis Etienne
Analysis: The Jags add Lawrence's college teammate to the backfield.
Pick 26
Team: Cleveland Browns
Selection: CB Greg Newsome
Analysis: The Browns hope Newsome can start opposite Denzel Ward.
Pick 27
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Selection: WR Reshod Bateman
Analysis: The Ravens add a much-needed pass-catcher for Lamar Jackson and the offense.
Pick 28
Team: New Orleans Saints
Selection: DE Payton Turner
Analysis: The Saints go off the board to get a player they hope can develop into a force on the defensive line.
Pick 29
Team: Green Bay Packers
Selection: CB Eric Stokes
Analysis: The Packers take a CB with great combine numbers.
Pick 30
Team: Buffalo Bills
Selection: DE Greogry Rousseau
Analysis: Rosseau dropped down the board after opting out of last season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Pick 31
Team: Baltimore Ravens (from KC)
Selection: LB Jason Oweh
Analysis: The Ravens take a player whose test scores were better than his production.
Pick 32
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Selection: LB Joe Tryon
Analysis: The defending champs go with a pass-rushing prospect to add to the defense.

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