The NFL Draft Board

A look back at one of the NFL’s biggest events of the year


Kurt Szymanski, Editor

#1 Jacksonville Jaguars QB- Trevor Lawrence

There isn’t much surprise with this pick, the Jaguars were in need of a new franchise quarterback and Trevor Lawrence can be that guy. The fans will just have to hang on for the turnaround of the team.

#2 New York Jets QB- Zach Wilson

Wilson will get a shot in NY after former QB Sam Darnold was dealt to the Panthers. Wilson might finally be the quarterback that works out for the Jets, however time is the only thing that can tell us.

#3 San Francisco 49ers QB- Trey Lance

After the weeks of speculation, the 49ers get their guy at #3. Lance will be exceptional for the 49ers, and might be the final piece of the puzzle that pushes the 49ers to contention.

#4 Atlanta Falcons TE- Kyle Pitts

Atlanta goes for the best player available at number four. While a new QB for their future is still a concern for the team, Kyle Pitts is someone you just don’t pass up on when available at their spot in the draft.

#5 Cincinnati Bengals WR- Ja’Marr Chase

The Bengals are pairing LSU teammates Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase together. While the offensive line is a huge concern, Chase brings an explosiveness to the offense that no wideout brought to the Bengals last year.

#6 Miami Dolphins WR- Jaylen Waddle

Drawing comparisons to Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle could be that guy for the Dolphins. With Tua Tagovailoa as his quarterback, Waddle should expect a lot of targets, and a lot of slot play this season.

#7 Detroit Lions LT- Penei Sewell

Falling into the Lion’s paws was a huge upgrade to their offensive line. Even though Taylor Decker already plays LT, Sewell could be easily transitioned to play on the right side and protect QB Jared Goff.

#8 Carolina Panthers CB- Jaycee Horn

Jaycee Horn could quite possibly be the most versatile corner in the draft. While having a worse defense than most teams in football last year, this is a step in the right direction for the Panthers.