Why Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields aren’t at the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland


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A number of of the NFL Draft’s high quarterback prospects will not be in attendance in Cleveland for the 2021 NFL Draft, with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields each sitting out — and at residence — this 12 months. Which means, Lawrence and Fields, like the remainder of us, might be watching from the consolation of their very own properties (or draft setup).

This 12 months, simply 13 gamers are attending the NFL Draft in Cleveland, which remains to be 13 greater than we had in 2020 (coronavirus), with 58 gamers taking part within the festivities total.

Nonetheless, two of the league’s high draft targets will not be in attendance. Here is why:

Is Trevor Lawrence on the 2021 NFL Draft?

Whereas the Clemson passer is the presumptive No. 1 total choose, he will not be in attendance for the 2021 NFL Draft. As an alternative, Lawrence might be at Clemson, watching the draft on TV like everybody else, with household and pals.

Lawrence’s absence from the draft is not irregular, although: It will likely be the fifth time since 2015 that the No. 1 total choose will not be in attendance on the NFL Draft. 

The prior 4: Jameis Winston (2015), Myles Garrett (2017), Baker Mayfield (2018) and Joe Burrow (2020). Burrow was the one one who did not have a selection, with the in-person occasion axed as a result of coronavirus.

Is Justin Fields on the 2021 NFL Draft?

Whereas there is not any indication the place the Ohio State product could also be on draft evening, there’s one place he will not be: Cleveland, Ohio.

The NFL’s official itemizing of draft attendees omits Fields’ identify, which means he is not going to be crossing the stage when he’s chosen on April 29 throughout the first spherical. He is extensively anticipated to be a top-five choice and the second- or third-ranked passer within the draft.

Count on Fields to absorb the draft just about with household and pals at his facet, as is customized for NFL Draft attendees on the digital facet of issues.

NFL Draft 2021 attendees

Whereas there are 58 gamers taking part just about for the 2021 NFL Draft, 13 gamers might be on-site in Cleveland:

Participant Faculty
Christian Barmore Alabama
Caleb Farley Virginia Tech
Mac Jones Alabama
Trey Lance North Dakota State
Micah Parson Penn State
Kyle Pitts Florida
Gregory Rousseau Miami
Rashawn Slater Northwestern
DeVonta Smith Alabama
Patrick Surtain II Alabama
Jaylen Waddle Alabama
Zach Wilson BYU


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