Corey’s 100% Accurate, not at all controversial, Top 100 Big Board

To start – let’s get the pleasantries out of the way. I’m Corey, and as you probably read on Monday; I have joined on as a contributor here with The Draft Scout. I’m extremely excited and grateful to be here. My goal here will always be to provide you with great football stories, noteworthy content, and most importantly; enjoyable conversations about the sport we all love.

A little about me – I’m a sportswriter and reporter, covering the LSU Tigers for USA TODAY’s SMG, LSU Tigers Wire. I also write weekly stories and player profiles for Coast to Coast Scouting. I’m a father of boys and avid fan of beer, whiskey, and Boston Red Sox baseball… before they traded Mookie Betts, the second-best player in MLB. 

Now, enough about me; let’s dive in and talk ball.

The 2021 NFL draft class has extraordinary depth at various positions NFL teams’ value significantly. Position groups such as wide receiver, offensive line, cornerback, and linebacker are all very strong and deep. The quarterback group is very top heavy, as most who cover the league expect the top five to be gone within the first 10 picks. In rounds two and three, you may find a few quarterback prospects with starter traits; Davis Mills, Kyle Trask, and Kellen Mond, to name a few. I’m not as high on this edge-rusher class as some folks are, and my top 100 players board below reflects that sentiment. 

Before we jump in and breakdown how precise my top 100 player list is, I want to give you a top 10 list of “My Guys.” These are players that I am either higher on than most, believe they’ll have more success in the NFL than most do, or just guys I really like as prospects and will enjoy cheering for on Sundays. 

My Guys: 2021 Edition (Subject to change based on which players follow me back on twitter)

  1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State – (QB2)

  2. WR Dyami Brown, UNC – (WR5)

  3. CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State – (CB5)

  4. LB Labril Cox, LSU – (LB5)

  5. LB/S Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame (LB1)

  6. CB Tay Gowan, UCF – (CB12)

  7. TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State – (TE2)

  8. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC – (WR9)

  9. EDGE Joe Tryon, Washington – (EDGE2)

  10. OT Penei Sewell, Oregon – (OT1)

Who are your guys in this draft class?  In the comment section below, list out your 10 “My Guys.” Let’s talk about it, debate it, and have some fun with it!

Now that you have a glimpse of guys I really like in this draft class, you should have a good understanding of why I have Trey Lance 1st overall and Trevor Lawrence 85th. 

I’m kidding. (You’ll learn to love my sarcasm, in due time.) 

Top 100 Overall:

  1. TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

  2. OT Penei Sewell, Oregon

  3. QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

  4. OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

  5. WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

  6. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State

  7. QB Justin Fields, Ohio State

  8. WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

  9. QB Zach Wilson, BYU

  10. CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

  11. LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame

  12. LB Micah Parsons, Penn State

  13. CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina

  14. WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama

  15. OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech

  16. S Trevon Moehrig, TCU

  17. DL Christian Barmore, Alabama

  18. CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech

  19. RB Najee Harris, Alabama

  20. OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC

  21. WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU

  22. CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

  23. EDGE Kwity Paye, Michigan

  24. OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State

  25. WR Dyami Brown, UNC

  26. EDGE Joe Tryon, Washington

  27. CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State

  28. EDGE Jaelan Phillips, Miami

  29. LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa

  30. OL Landon Dickerson, Alabama

  31. CB Eric Stokes, Georgia

  32. EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas

  33. CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia

  34. EDGE Jayson Oweh, Penn State

  35. WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

  36. EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

  37. TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State

  38. OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas

  39. LB Jamin Davis, Kentucky

  40. RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

  41. WR Kadarius Toney, Florida

  42. LB Jabril Cox, LSU

  43. OL Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma

  44. RB Javonte Williams, North Carolina

  45. OT Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State

  46. DL Daviyon Nixon, Iowa

  47. OT Walker Little, Stanford

  48. EDGE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma

  49. OT Laim Eichenberg, Notre Dame

  50. TE Hunter Long, Boston College

  51. QB Mac Jones, Alabama

  52. LB Nick Bolton, Missouri

  53. EDGE Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest

  54. CB Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky

  55. WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota

  56. CB Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse

  57. OT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan

  58. EDGE Gregory Rousseau, Miami

  59. CB Elijah Molden, Washington

  60. LB Chaz Surratt, North Carolina

  61. S Richie Grant, UCF

  62. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC

  63. WR Rondale Moore, Purdue

  64. S Jevon Holland, Oregon

  65. WR Nico Collins, Michigan

  66. CB Aaron Robinson, UCF

  67. WR Amari Rodgers, Clemson

  68. OT/OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

  69. S Andre Cisco, Syracuse

  70. WR Anthony Schwartz, Auburn

  71. CB Tay Gowan, UCF

  72. WR Shi Smith, South Carolina

  73. OL Josh Myers, Ohio State

  74. QB Davis Mills, Stanford

  75. CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford

  76. LB Baron Browning, Ohio State

  77. RB Michael Carter, North Carolina

  78. WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State

  79. OL Wyatt Davis, Ohio State

  80. TE Tommy Tremble, Norte Dame

  81. QB Kellen Mond, Texas A&M

  82. OL Quin Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater

  83. DL Levi Onwuzurike, Washington

  84. QB Kyle Trask, Florida

  85. OT James Hudson, Cincinnati

  86. OT/OL Jackson Carman, Clemson

  87. S James Wiggins, Cincinnati

  88. OT/OL D’Ante Smith, East Carolina

  89. WR Tutu Atwell, Louisville

  90. LB Cameron McGrone, Michigan

  91. EDGE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh

  92. TE Brevin Jordan, Miami

  93. OT Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa

  94. EDGE Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt

  95. LB Ernest Jones, South Carolina

  96. WR D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan

  97. CB Marco Wilson, Florida

  98. S Jamar Johnson, Indiana

  99. RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis

100. S Richard LeCounte III, Georgia

Thank you for taking the time to read my first – of many, here at The Draft Scout. 

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