2021 NFL Mock Draft: Lawrence, Fields Lead First Look at Next Year’s Class

Tim Kelly
April 27, 2020 - 1:20 pm

Is it too early to look ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft Class? In a world where there are legitimate concerns about whether or not college football will happen this fall, perhaps not.

The feeling here is that one way or another, there will be a 2020 NFL season. However, if colleges continue to only hold virtual classes in the fall, it's hard to fathom how it will be deemed safe by enough colleges for there to be a football season. There's some thought that the 2020 college football season could be played in the spring of 2021 - when COVID-19 is hopefully under better control - but that would have disastrous effects on the ability of NFL teams to evaluate prospects in the lead up to the draft and for their ability to turn right around and produce in the NFL in the fall of the same year.

In a world full of uncertainty, this feels fairly safe to say: the 2020 college football season is in jeopardy. That means that it's entirely possible that we've seen the last of the 2021 NFL Draft class at the collegiate level and will be forced to gauge their NFL potential on a smaller sample size than we're accustomed to having.

Here's a far-too-early look at how the top 10 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft could play out, with the order determined by the bottom 10 spots in the upcoming RADIO.COM Sports NFL Power Rankings:

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