Welcome to Bolts From The Blue’s 2021 NFL Draft live blog! Opening night of the draft begins tonight at 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. Click here for info on how to watch the broadcast.
We’ll be updating this post with all notable news coming out of the draft tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, from both the Chargers and from around the NFL. Here’s to hoping for absolute chaos!
(We’ll be updating this section as news comes in. The most-recent posts will be added at the top of this section.)
No. 32 — Tampa Bay: OLB Joe Tryon, Washington
No. 31 — Baltimore: OLB Jayson Oweh, Penn State
No. 30 — Buffalo: EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami (FL)
No. 29 — Green Bay: CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
Please don’t trade Rodgers to the AFC West. Please don’t.
No. 28 — New Orleans: DE Payton Turner, Houston
No. 27 — Baltimore: WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
No. 26 — Cleveland: CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern
Big night for Northwestern football.
No. 25 — Jacksonville: RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
The Jaguars are keeping the band together. Gotta love the NFL Network crew saying, “I would say they should room together if Trevor hadn’t gotten married already!” Might be a little awkward.
No. 24 — Pittsburgh: RB Najee Harris, Alabama
No. 23 — Minnesota: OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
No. 22 — Tennessee: CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
No. 21 — Indianapolis: DE Kwity Paye, Michigan
No. 20 — New York Giants: WR Kadarius Toney, Florida
No. 19 — Washington: ILB Jamin Davis, Kentucky
No. 18 — Miami: EDGE Jaelan Phillips, Miami (FL)
No. 17 — Las Vegas: T Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
I thought the Raiders would just draft the fastest player available.
No. 16 — Arizona: OLB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
No. 15 — New England: QB Mac Jones, Alabama
No. 14 — New York Jets: G Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
No. 13 — CHARGERS: OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
No. 12 — Dallas (from SF through MIA and PHI): LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
No. 11 — Chicago (via New York Giants): QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
The Bears move up to take a quarterback of the future.
Giants trade: Pick 11— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 30, 2021
Bears trade: Pick 20, 164, 2022 first-round pick and 2022 fourth-round pick.
No. 10 — Philadelphia (via trade with Dallas): WR Devonta Smith, Alabama
No. 9 — Denver: Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
No. 8 — Carolina: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
First defensive player off the board!
No. 7 — Detroit: OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
No. 6 — Miami: WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
Another QB reunites with his college WR.
No. 5 — Cincinnati: WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
No. 4 — Atlanta: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Atlanta just got the best playmaker in the NFL Draft, Kyle Pitts— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 30, 2021
No. 3 — San Francisco: QB Trey Lance, North Dakota St.
Guess the Niners aren’t holding out for Aaron Rodgers?
No. 2 — New York Jets: QB Zach Wilson, BYU
No. 1 — Jacksonville: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Seems like our friends at Big Cat Country are pretty pleased.
Y’ALL CAN KISS OUR TEAL ASSES!— Big URBAN RENEWAL Country (@BigCatCountry) April 30, 2021
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