10 SEC stars projected to go in Round 1 of Pro Football Focus's latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft
The 2021 NFL Draft is still a few months away, but we’re already getting a clear picture of which teams are in the running for the top picks.
Now that the SEC is back in action, too, we are seeing which standout players are in the mix to be Round 1 picks.
On Thursday, Pro Football Focus updated its 2021 Round 1 projections, and as you can see below, 10 SEC stars were included:
- No. 4 — Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU — Cincinnati Bengals
- No. 8 — Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama — Denver Broncos
- No. 9 — Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama — Atlanta Falcons
- No. 11 — Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida — Los Angeles Chargers
- No. 12 — Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama — Minnesota Vikings
- No. 13 — Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama — Detroit Lions
- No. 15 — Kyle Trask, QB, Florida — Las Vegas Raiders
- No. 19 — DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama — Tennessee Titans
- No. 23 — Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama — New England Patriots
- No. 27 — Nick Bolton, LB, Mizzou — Pittsburgh Steelers
Which other players will work their way into first-round contention? We’ll see who continues to put up big numbers moving forward.