The 2021 NFL Draft Round 1 dust has settled to reveal a handful of talented players still available on the big board. With 32 picks down and 227 to go, these prospects, while disappointed about the results of the first round, will be picked soon.
Big names like Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Christian Barmore, Kyle Trask, Terrace Marshall Jr. and Asante Samuel Jr. are still available as Round 2 of the draft arrives Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Using our big board of the top 100 players in the 2021 NFL Draft as the pool, below is the list of the best players still available after Round 1.
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(Rankings reflect original positions on Sporting News’ big board of top 100 overall players.)
19. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, OLB, Notre Dame (6-2, 216 pounds)
Owusu-Koramoah is a linebacker built for the modern game with his range in pass coverage and ability to bulk up to turn his active playmaking into a force against the run.
21. Azeez Ojulari, OLB, Georgia (6-3, 240 pounds)
Ojulari isn’t as solid in coverage and run defense as Koramoah but he has unique attributes as a versatile pass rusher for any alignment on the second level.
23. Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama (6-3, 310 pounds)
Barmore combines strength and power with great technique from a program that got the best of his abilities in a 3-4. He has all the tools to remain very disruptive in the NFL.
25. Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas (6-3, 245 pounds)
Ossai stands out as a pass rusher with an array of explosive moves plus the relentlessness to get after quarterbacks with consistent high efforts.
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27. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (6-6, 320 pounds)
Jenkins is a strong and powerful prospect made to anchor right tackle in the NFL and his athleticism can only get better.
31. Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas (6-7, 300 pounds)
Cosmi has been outstandingly agile protecting that other Sam — quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Cosmi is a massive prospect for the position with nimble feet to match.
32. Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan (6-5, 319 pounds)
Mayfield needs to get more refined with his athleticism but his strength and pop for the outside stand out with his sturdy frame.
34. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (6-1, 208 pounds)
Moehrig has a nose for making plays on the ball. He is equally adept at flying upfield against the run and moving laterally in coverage.
35. Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU (6-3, 200 pounds)
Marshall took advantage of Chase not suiting up for LSU by showing off his unique combination of size and speed. He is a field-stretcher with the potential to develop into a big-play No. 1.
36. Nick Bolton, OLB, Missouri (6-0, 232 pounds)
Another linebacker, more speed and quickness near the top of this class. Bolton can develop into a greater asset against the pass, but he has a strong calling card with his sound tackling and run-stopping skills.
37. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (5-9, 180 pounds)
Moore is a dynamo made to deliver big plays all over the open field whenever he gets the balls in his hands in the nFL. Moore has the potential to grow into a more polished all-around receiver, too.
38. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State (6-5, 260 pounds)
Freiermuth is easily the most complete tight end in the class. He may not be the same game-breaking receiver as Pitts, but he is tough enough to consistently win his battles whether route-running or blocking.
39. Dylan Moses, ILB, Alabama (6-3, 235 pounds)
Moses picked up where he left off in 2019 after a knee injury wiped out all of last season and took away his chance to be a surefire first-rounder in 2020. Moses has everything you want in an inside linebacker for a 3-4 or 4-3 with his range, instincts, speed and quickness.
41. Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington (6-3, 290 pounds)
Onwuzurike is extremely active and athletic inside for a man of his size. He combines that with toughness and technique required to finish plays.
42. Jevon Holland, S, Oregon (6-1, 200 pounds)
Holland is an active rangy playmaker with the ability to get upfield and disrupt at the line of scrimmage but also drop back and make plays on the ball in coverage. He has nice size and a well-rounded skill set to play either spot.
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43. Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State (6-4, 315 pounds)
Davis is the classic agile and nasty right guard made for picking up where he left off run blocking at an elite level for the Buckeyes.
45. Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina (5-10, 220 pounds)
Williams combines the traits of a big power runner with those of an elusive smaller back who can turn the corner. His handle on all aspects of the passing game give him three-down potential like Harris and Etienne.
46. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame (6-6, 305 pounds)
Eichenberg uses his strength, power and hands well to win blocks. He seems better suited to the right side but he can boost his value with better footwork and technique.
47. Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (6-3, 245 pounds)
Jordan channels some of Pitts’ abilities as a dynamic pass-catcher with fine speed, quickness, athleticism and route-running. He is a willing blocker who can grow in that area with more bulk.
48. Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest (6-5, 275 pounds)
Basham has natural explosiveness and instincts to get after and finish quarterbacks. There’s no doubt he’s relentless in trying to come up with game-changing plays, and the production proves it.
49. Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State (6-6, 304 pounds)
Radunz uses his strength and balance well to be a force in the running game. He probably is suited for right tackle in the NFL until he can develop more agility and maximize his footwork.
50. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida (6-5, 230 pounds)
Trask wasn’t in the second-round conversation until his sharp final college season in which he displayed the confidence, arm, accuracy and athleticism to operate a talented passing game at a high level. He mostly made all the throws and good decisions.
51. Creed Humphrey, G/C, Oklahoma (6-4, 312 pounds)
Humphrey combines athleticism with a mean hand punch. He has good line leadership qualities and can be fine as a long-term snapper in the NFL.
52. Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State (5-10, 184 pounds)
Samuel, another son of a former top NFL corner, excels in man-to-man coverage with the speed and agility to stay with receivers downfield. He also can be a welcome asset in run support.
53. Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss (5-9, 184 pounds)
Like Rondale Moore, he’s a diminutive dasher who makes a lot of big plays, either when speeding downfield vertically or bursting after the catch. He needs to be deployed so his frame doesn’t put him at a disadvantage in coverage.
55. Landon Dickerson, G/C, Alabama (6-6, 326 pounds)
Dickerson is extremely tough and has an ideal nasty streak for the interior. He’s also a savvy leader and anchor the middle for a team for a long time.
56. Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State (5-11, 193 pounds)
Wallace is a good route-running possession type made for the outside with occasional big-play burst.
57. Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson (6-5, 345 pounds)
Carman comes into the league after serving as Lawrence’s sturdy left tackle. His biggest assets are size, strength and power. He’s best suited for the right side or even inside in the NFL.
58. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (6-1, 195 pounds)
Brown is a tough, quick inside receiver in the JuJu Smith-Schuster mold of working the slot well.
59. Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina (5-7, 202 pounds)
Carter is an explosive runner who bursts into open field often because of ability to see favorable running lanes and quickly decide to hit them.
60. Trey Smith, G, Tennessee (6-5, 330 pounds)
Smith is a strong interior blocker who uses his hands and feet to consistently win in the running game.
61. Jay Tufele, DT, USC (6-3, 315 pounds)
Tufele is athletic and quick for his size but could get better overall with improved technique.
62. Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State (6-3, 241 pounds)
Browning has the physical tools and athleticism to be very active against run and pass. He is a big playmaker but needs more consistency.
63. Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami (6-3, 245 pounds)
Roche’s quickness and athleticism sets up him to be an effective pass rush-first outside linebacker in a 3-4.
64. Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse (6-2, 212 pounds)
Melifonwu is a big, lanky corner whose range, athleticism and coverage assets are best used in zone concepts.
65. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State (6-3, 213 pounds)
Nasirildeen can fit any scheme with his size to come up to use his power against the run and also has the quickness for versatile coverage.
66. Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke (6-3, 235 pounds)
Rumph is a smart, experienced, technically sound pass rusher who line up as either a 4-3 end or 3-4 outside linebacker.
68. Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE, Oregon State (6-3, 245 pounds)
Rashed plays with high energy and is relentless with his quickness. He just needs some polish with his pass rush and some rounding out against the run.
69. Patrick Jones II, EDGE, Pittsburgh (6-5, 264 pounds)
Jones is an effective all-around end with equal juice for pass rush and run defense. He’s best suited for a 4-3 team.
70. Elijah Molden, CB, Washington (5-10, 191 pounds)
With his athleticism and quickness, as well as toughness in run support, Molden is the ideal high-upside nickel back made to cover the slot well.
71. Deonte Brown, G, Alabama (6-3, 364 pounds)
Brown has a massive frame and uses it well to engulf defenders in the running game. He’s made to be a downhill road-grader.
72. Josh Myers, G/C, Ohio State (6-5, 312 pounds)
Myers has a nice combination of strength and quickness to be a well-rounded blocker anchoring the middle.
73. Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU (6-3, 362 pounds)
Shelvin is what you would expect to have that massive, powerful frame, a big-time asset against the run but offering little in the pass rush.
74. Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa (6-3, 305 pounds)
Nixon is a quick and explosive interior disruptor who uses his hands and feet well for rare inside pass-rush juice.
76. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis (5-11, 191 pounds)
Gainwell is a quick, nimble runner who provides good versatility, made to be effective in zone-blocking schemes and with strong receiving skills.
77. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State (6-1, 194 pounds)
Wade is an active playmaker but his speed and quickness are better suited for inside coverage.
78. Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia (6-2, 185 pounds)
Campbell uses size well to stick with receivers in outside man coverage, but he is limited in on-ball playmaking for now.
79. Chazz Surratt, LB North Carolina (6-2, 227 pounds)
Surratt is a potential every-down linebacker with his solid play against the run and standout coverage ability.
80. Paris Ford, S, Pittsburgh (5-11, 190 pounds)
Ford is another versatile zone safety made for either spot because of his range in coverage and physicality in run support.
81. Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson (5-10, 211 pounds)
Rodgers made plenty of big plays for Lawrence and profiles as a slot who can make big plays in the open field and also provides return game value.
82. Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame (6-4, 248 pounds)
Tremble has all the makings of the next solid all-around tight end from the program with natural athleticism and quickness as a receiver with room to grow as a blocker.
83. Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State (6-2, 300 pounds)
He’s a powerful and nasty run stopper who uses his footwork well and is helped by a strong hand punch.
84. Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse (6-0, 203 pounds)
He has great athleticism for coverage with natural ballhawk instincts. Cisco needs to become more consistent there and develop more as a run defender.
85. Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan (6-1, 232 pounds)
McGrone has great range and is very active from sideline-to-sideline, balanced in getting around vs. the run and in coverage. He projects as a starting middle.
86. Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State (6-3, 242 pounds)
Werner is a natural second-level cover man against running backs and tight ends alike and is starting to round into a better run player.
87. D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan (5-9, 189 pounds)
Eskridge has a nice blend of toughness and strong hands for his size, making him an asset in the running game on top of being a good possession slot.
88. Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA (6-2, 280 pounds)
Odighizuwa gets off blocks fast with quickness and burst. He is agile enough to zip into the backfield and disrupt a lot of plays.
89. Chatarius Atwell, WR, Louisville (5-9, 165 pounds)
Atwell stands out because of his top-end speed and quickness. He’s best suited as a vertical deep threat or someone to get consistently into the open field.
90. Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina (5-11, 190 pounds)
He’s a technically sound slot receiver in the Jarvis Landry mold with some good big-play burst after the catch.
91. Jabril Cox, LB, LSU (6-3, 233 pounds)
Cox is versatile to do anything needed on the second level in different coverages and makes up a lot of ground fast.
92. Richie Grant, S, UCF (6-0, 194 pounds)
Grant is an effective, consistent all-around cover man who often flashes with big plays on the ball.
93. Hunter Long, TE, Boston College (6-5, 254 pounds)
Long is a polished, prolific receiver with good in-line blocking upside. He’ll be seen as a more all-around type than a higher-end dynamic target.
94. Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU (5-8, 178 pounds)
Despite his undersized frame, Washington is highly active with a lot of range for inside coverage with some Tyrann Mathieu-like traits.
95. Seth Williams, WR, Auburn (6-2, 224 pounds)
Williams is made to be a tough possession matchup outside with some field-stretching ability but stands out in the red zone.
96. Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State (6-4, 203 pounds)
Terry has appeal as a home-run hitter for the outside who creates matchup problems because of his size.
97. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma (6-0, 227 pounds)
Stevenson is a powerful downhill run ideal to pound between the tackles and finish drives in the red zone. He also has the quickness and elusiveness to evade would-be tacklers.
98. Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest (6-3, 215 pounds)
Surratt is an outstanding physical receiver with underrated big-play ability who can line up outside or inside.
99. Marlon Williams, WR UCF (6-0, 222 pounds)
Williams has an intriguing skill set as a physical receiver with enough agility to be effective in the slot, like the Colts’ Michael Pittman Jr.
100. Richard LeCounte III, S, Georgia (5-11, 190 pounds)
LeCounte uses all his physical skills well in coverage but needs some work to be trusted consistently against the run.
UFC 262 PPV price: How much does it cost to watch Oliveira vs. Chandler?
The UFC lightweight title is up for grabs Saturday night.
The belt, which was vacated after the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov, is on the line as No. 3-ranked Charles Oliveira and No. 4 ranked Michael Chandler at UFC 262.
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Chandler is just in his second bout under the UFC banner after spending the majority of his in-ring career with Bellator. His last bout, a first-round TKO over Dan Hooker at UFC 257 in January, earned him Performance of the Night honors.
Oliveira, the UFC vet, is looking to strap on gold for the first time in his MMA career, and it couldn’t have come at a better time: Oliveira enters this weekend’s fight red hot, riding an eight-fight win streak, whether by knockout or tap-out.
The lightweight belt will find a new waist this Saturday night. Here’s what you need to know.
UFC 262 price: How much does Oliveira vs. Chandler cost?
The main card for UFC 262 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription service for $69.99 or $89.99. That portion of the event begins at about 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier fights on the undercard are viewable live on ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.
- Current yearly subscribers can get UFC for $69.99.
- Current monthly subscribers can get UFC 262 and an upgraded bundle at a discounted rate of $84.99. They can also purchase the event itself for $69.99.
- New subscribers can get UFC 262 and a yearly subscription for $89.98, which is a savings of more than 30 percent.
Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.
What channel is UFC 262 on?
- Early prelims: UFC Fight Pass
- Prelims: ESPN/ESPN+
- Main card: ESPN+ (pay-per-view)
Fans will be able to watch the main card of UFC 262 only on ESPN+ PPV with an ESPN+ subscription.
The night is split into three events, per usual: The early preliminaries on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ and the main card on ESPN+ PPV.
What time does Oliveira vs. Chandler start?
- Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
The night gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, with the show switching over to ESPN at 8 p.m. ET for the prelims.
The main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET, with the fighters expected to make their ring walks around midnight ET, depending on the length of undercard fights.
UFC 262 fight card
- Gina Mazany vs. Priscila Cachoeira, women’s flyweights
- Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz, featherweights
- Christos Giagos vs. Sean Soriano, lightweights
- Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy, featherweights
- Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko, women’s flyweights
- Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett, middleweight
- Ronaldo Souza vs. André Muniz, middleweights
- Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler for vacant UFC lightweight championship
- Matt Schnell vs. Rogério Bontorin, bantamweights
- Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush, lightweights
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araújo, women’s flyweights
- Shane Burgos vs. Edson Barboza, featherweights
Marlins’ Jesus Aguilar quite literally tries to steal signs from D-backs’ Carson Kelly
We know that batters can sometimes take a peek at catcher’s signs to try to get as much information as they can. It’s just part of baseball, after all. But Jesús Aguilar took it to the next level Thursday.
With Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly reaching first base, Aguilar decided to take a peak at the catcher’s signs — by lifting up Kelly’s wrist cheat-sheet.
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Kelly responds with an incredulous, “What are you doing, man?”
Kelly’s disapproval to Aguilar taking a peek results in a hilarious reaction from Aguilar, looking like a kid who was caught with his hand in the cookie jar before breakfast.
Aguilar is one of baseball’s more fun personalities, so there’s nothing to read into here. But it’s not the first time that Aguilar has tried to steal signs. About a month ago, Aguilar stole an index card straight out of Dom Smith’s back pocket during a game against the Mets — presumably a defensive positioning card that players carry with them on the field.
The Marlins would go on to win the game 5-1.
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NASCAR lineup at Dover: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying
The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of the series’ races in 2021.
Drivers’ starting positions for the Drydene 400 (2 p.m. ET; FS1, TSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:
- Driver’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
- Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
- Team owner points ranking (35 percent)
- Fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent)
NASCAR is conducting qualifying and practice for just eight Cup Series races in the 2021 season. The next qualifying session will take place prior to the May 23 event at Circuit of the Americas, a road course outside Austin, Texas.
Below is the starting lineup, which was set without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Dover’s 1-mile oval.
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Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Dover?
Martin Truex Jr. was tabbed to lead the field to green for the Drydene 400 based on the mathematical formula. Truex is coming off his third win of the season, a dominating performance at Darlington last Sunday. He is the only driver to win more than once in the Cup Series in 2021.
Truex also gained the No. 1 pit stall, which is a valuable piece of real estate at Dover because track position is highly important on the Monster Mile.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is second in the series point standings to teammate Denny Hamlin, who will start in the second position Sunday. William Byron, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Chris Buescher received the other top-10 lineup spots.
NASCAR starting lineup at Dover
NASCAR used a mathematical formula to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway, the Drydene 400, without qualifying.
|Start pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|8||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|10||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|11||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|13||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|14||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|16||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|17||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|19||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|21||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|22||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|23||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|24||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|25||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|26||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|28||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|29||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|31||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|32||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|33||James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|34||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
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