The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft took a little longer to complete than the past few years, but when it was done 32 picks went into the books. Here are the 15 highest rated players available on the Harris 100 heading into night two.
Harris 100 #13 Linebacker/Safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame - For as great an athlete and disruptive defender as JOK is, the question about where he plays on a regular basis is a tough one to answer. Teams took my advice, in some sense, on players like JOK - if you don't have a clear plan for how to utilize a "hybrid" defender, don't draft him. The Jaguars have the first pick in the second round and JOK would fit a need perfectly, honestly (dang it!!).
Harris 100 #20 Edge Azeez Ojulari, Georgia - His lack of size may have complicated his evaluation for 4-3 defensive teams, but this dude has twitch and toughness, so I'm a bit surprised he's still on the board.
Harris 100 #26 Weapon X/Receiver Rondale Moore, Purdue - My guess is teams don't really know how they'd like to deploy Moore's talents. Further complicating matters is that he measured at 5'-7", 180 lbs. at his Pro Day, so teams might not see a three down receiver. I see a weapon that could be used a ton at a number of different spots.
Harris 100 #28 Edge Joseph Ossai, Texas - I love Ossai, but listening to those around the league, there are some questions about his flexibility and overall skill out on the edge. Furthermore, teams may not completely understand where to play him on their defense.
Harris 100 #30 Center/Guard Landon Dickerson, Alabama - It's the medicals. He tore his ACL in the SEC Championship in December and without having a universal Combine to get much needed medical information, teams apparently weren't willing to take that risk.
Harris 100 #32 Safety/Nickel Jevon Holland, Oregon - Holland was one of my favorite players to study. Opting out of the 2020 season, though, and not being able to make an impression with another solid, albeit short, season may have kept him out of the first round.
Harris 100 #33 Interior defensive lineman Christian Barmore, Alabama - The potential seventh Alabama first rounder didn't hear his name called but should hear his name called early on day two, even if there were reported concerns about Barmore's readiness for the mental/physical grind of the NFL.
Harris 100 #35 Safety Trevon Moehrig, TCU - No safeties came off the board in the first round, including Owusu-Koramoah who could be thought of as a safety, so some team will get a tremendous back end leader and playmaker on day two.
Harris 100 #36 Offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State - Two days before the draft, I heard from a league source to not be surprised if Jenkins doesn't go in the first round. That came to fruition.
Harris 100 #37 Tight end Brevin Jordan, Miami, FL - I was always higher on Jordan than most everyone else out there, so I wasn't totally surprised to not see his name called.
Harris 100 #38 Safety Richie Grant, UCF - Again, no safeties came off the board on night one, but there'll be a run on them, including Grant, early on day two, in my opinion.
Harris 100 #39 Safety/Nickel Elijah Molden, Washington - I LOVE Molden, even though he didn't test exceptionally well at his Pro Day. Let him keep on falling right into our lap at No. 67 and I'll dance a jig live on the air.
Harris 100 #40 Running back Javonte Williams, North Carolina - Some thought Williams would hear his name called before Najee Harris (1st round, 24th overall) and Travis Etienne (1st round, 25th overall). I could've been swayed in that direction for sure because I love Williams' overall game and football character. However, he should be the first running back off the board in the second round.
Harris 100 #41 Tight end Pat Freiermuth, Penn State - My guess is that he'll hear his name before Jordan and that should happen in the second round.
Harris 100 #43 Wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU - Going into the Draft, I saw boards and mock drafts with Marshall all over the map, so this isn't a total surprise. Some team will get a very capable receiver with a ton of upside when they call his name.
Alright, time for some sleep and to do it again tomorrow...and then the tomorrow after that too.
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