clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2021 NFL Draft first round order: Detroit Lions sit at a pivotal point at 7th overall

A bevy of options remain on the table for Detroit

NFL: APR 26 2019 NFL Draft Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2021 NFL Draft is finally here. All the speculation, rumors, lies, conjecture, complications, and conniptions are about to vanish into the air. Mock drafts will soon be made meaningless, and our long winter and spring of discontent annihilated.

The first round of the draft is now set. The order has seen quite a series of changes and trades already, with six changes to the overall order made before we’ve even begun. A few of those positions have even changed hands multiple times, and teams at the top of the draft now have multiple first round picks to spend.

We’re bound to see more trades come draft time, and some Detroit Lions fans might be eager to see just that involving their team. The Lions, at the seventh pick overall, sit at an important fulcrum in the top 10 of the NFL Draft. We presume three quarterbacks are bound to the first three picks and more than a few teams eager to trade up to take a fourth depending on who remains among that position. Even barring such a scenario, elite talent in athletes like Penei Sewell, Ja’Marr Chase, Kyle Pitts, and Jaylen Waddle are all within grasp for Detroit.

The Lions and new general manager Brad Holmes have their plate set for them: the Lions have multiple strong positional needs that could include any of those aforementioned athletes. Of course, if you believe teams spend irrationally during the draft itself, you could be eager to arbitrage. That’s a financial term you know.

If you haven’t heard it yet from our hallowed blog, you are once more invited to join the Pride Of Detroit Draft Party live on Twitch tonight.

2021 NFL Draft order: First round

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. New York Jets
  3. San Francisco 49ers (from Miami)
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Miami Dolphins (from Eagles)
  7. Detroit Lions
  8. Carolina Panthers
  9. Denver Broncos
  10. Dallas Cowboys
  11. New York Giants
  12. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami via San Francisco)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers
  14. Minnesota Vikings
  15. New England Patriots
  16. Arizona Cardinals
  17. Las Vegas Raiders
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Washington Football Team
  20. Chicago Bears
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Tennessee Titans
  23. New York Jets (from Seattle)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LA Rams)
  26. Cleveland Browns
  27. Baltimore Ravens
  28. New Orleans Saints
  29. Green Bay Packers
  30. Buffalo Bills
  31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City)
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Day 2 & 3 order for Detroit Lions selections

Round 2: No. 41

Round 3: No. 72, 101 (from LA Rams, compensatory pick)

Round 4: No. 112

Round 5: No. 153

Pride of Detroit Direct

Sign up now for a 7-day free trial of Pride of Detroit Direct, with exclusive updates from Jeremy Reisman on the ground at Allen Park, instant reactions after each game, and in-depth Lions analysis from film expert Jon Ledyard.