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Football: 2021 NFL Draft Rounds 2-3 Notes

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Football: 2021 NFL Draft Rounds 2-3 Notes

2021-05-03 10:04:25

 

-by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: Quarterback Mac Jones was one of eight passers in the top three rounds and eight Alabama players in the first two rounds. (Image Source: Kirby Lee / USA Today

2021 NFL Draft Rounds 2-3 Notes:

MOST THROUGH THREE: Eight quarterbacks were chosen in the first three rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, the most in the first three rounds of a single draft since 1967.

QUARTERBACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST THREE ROUNDS
OF THE 2021 NFL DRAFT

QUARTERBACK

TEAM

ROUND (PICK)

Trevor Lawrence

Jacksonville

1 (1)

Zach Wilson

New York Jets

1 (2)

Trey Lance

San Francisco

1 (3)

Justin Fields

Chicago

1 (11)

Mac Jones

New England

1 (15)

Kyle Trask

Tampa Bay

2 (64)

Kellen Mond

Minnesota

3 (66)

Davis Mills

Houston

3 (67)

ALABAMA EIGHT: Alabama saw eight players selected in the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, marking the most from a single school in the first two rounds of a single draft since 1967.

PLAYERS FROM ALABAMA SELECTED IN THE FIRST

TWO ROUNDS OF THE 2021 NFL DRAFT

PLAYER

TEAM

POSITION

ROUND (PICK)

Jaylen Waddle

Miami

WR

1 (6)

Patrick Surtain II

Denver

CB

1 (9)

DeVonta Smith

Philadelphia

WR

1 (10)

Mac Jones

New England

QB

1 (15)

Alex Leatherwood

Las Vegas

OL

1 (17)

Najee Harris

Pittsburgh

RB

1 (24)

Landon Dickerson

Philadelphia

OL

2 (37)

Christian Barmore

New England

DL

2 (38)

FOOTBALL IS FAMILY: Many of the prospects chosen in the 2021 NFL Draft have family members with NFL experience, including:

  • CB JAYCEE HORN (No. 8 overall, Carolina): Father, Joe, was a 12-year NFL veteran and four-time Pro Bowl selection.

  • CB PATRICK SURTAIN II (No. 9, Denver): Father, Patrick, was an 11-year NFL veteran and three-time Pro Bowl selection.

  • WALKER LITTLE (No. 45, Jacksonville): Grandfather, Gene, and great uncle, Jack, played in the NFL in 1950’s.

  • CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. (No. 47, Los Angeles Chargers): Father, Asante, was an 11-year NFL veteran, four-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl champion.

  • DE CARLOS BASHAM (No. 61, Buffalo): Cousin, Tarell, plays LB for the Dallas Cowboys.

  • DT OSA ODIGHIZUWA (No. 75, Dallas): Brother, Owa, was selected in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

  • WR AMARI RODGERS (No. 85, Green Bay): Father, Tee Martin, was a three-year NFL veteran and is currently the wide receivers coach for the Baltimore Ravens.

  • WYATT DAVIS (No. 86, Minnesota): Grandfather, Willie Davis, was a 12-year NFL veteran, five-time Pro Bowler and was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • CB IFEATU MELIFONWU (No. 101, Detroit): Brother, Obi, was selected in the 2nd round (56th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

CANADA TO THE NFL: Three Canadian-born players were selected on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

  • JEVON HOLLAND (No. 36 overall, Miami) was born in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

  • CB BENJAMIN ST-JUSTE (No. 74, Washington) was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • WR JOSH PALMER (No. 77, Los Angeles Chargers) was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
 

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