The 2021 NFL Draft is officially complete, meaning football fans are left with final reactions from analysts who determine the biggest winners and losers from the annual event. Of course, it doesn’t mean a damn thing because, well, who can predict the future, but it’s always fun to see which teams rank where immediately after the final selection is made.
From the first overall pick, Trevor Lawrence, to Mr. Irrelevant, Grant Stuard, and everywhere in-between, draft analysts spend thousands of hours evaluating talent, wondering which players have the “it” factor to become the next NFL superstar, and which ones might be overvalued. But because there are so many different opinions and rankings, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Have no fear, though, because a new computer model compiled all the final rankings into one place, determining which NFL team won and lost the NFL Draft this offseason.
Combining 18 final evaluations from the likes of draft analysts like Mel Kiper Jr., PFF, Matt Lombardo and others, the definitive 2021 NFL Draft rankings are below. So take a look below to see how your favorite team supposedly did based off the computer compilations.
🚨 2021 NFL Draft Team Grades
I combined 18 evaluations for GPA incl:
Doug Farrar & Mark Schofield
Mel Kiper Jr
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For those who already look at spreadsheets too frequently at work and don’t want to look at the one above, here are the top-5 best and the top-5 worst ranked teams from the 2021 NFL Draft, per the computer compilations.
- Chicago Bears
- Cleveland Browns
- Los Angeles Chargers
- New York Jets
- Miami Dolphins
- Houston Texans
- Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Rams
- Las Vegas Raiders
- New Orleans Saints
In other words, if you’re a fan of Da Bears, you’re probably still riding high from the franchise going bold by trading up to select quarterback Justin Fields in the first round. But if you’re a Texans fan — which, arguably, has had the worst NFL offseason in the league due to the Deshaun Watson trade rumors and numerous allegations hovering over the quarterback — you’re probably not too thrilled with how the computer ranks your team.
While fans of the teams above are either pumped or upset with how the computer ranks the selections in this year’s NFL Draft, remember to breathe and relax, understanding that it all doesn’t mean squat until years from now once we see some of these latest prospects actually play in some NFL games. Who knows? Maybe all these draft analysts are wrong and the rankings end up being completely backwards when all is said and done.