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 XXX 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.
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.
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