Most first-round picks look good on paper, but it takes a combination of talent, focus, ability, and the right team for each to succeed. Here's a look at why each 2021 NFL first-rounder could boom or bust at the next level.
One of the most fun parts about any NFL season is watching new stars establish themselves. Occasionally, players come completely out of nowhere - think Kurt Warner in 1999 - but more often, the emerging superstars are guys who were showing signs of greatness the previous season, then put it all together the following year.
Stacked wide receiver classes have become the norm in NFL drafts, and 2021's appears set to continue this recent April tradition. Several eras have seen a few wideout drafts make major impacts, however.
Joe Montana was one of the faces of the NFL for many years, and he has the Super Bowl rings to prove it. Let’s take a look back at the career of the quarterback who turned the 49ers into the franchise of the ‘80s.
The '96 draft was different but produced a few of the greatest players to ever play their positions. A new franchise hit the jackpot during the draft, while another organization drafted one of the biggest busts in draft history and followed it up by immediately trading away a future Hall of Famer.
Urban Meyer is the latest college coach to attempt an NFL replication of his previous success. He would not be the first one. The Pro Football Hall of Fame features a few college leaders who made the leap, and the NFL has seen others succeed as well.
Urban Meyer is attempting to carry his college mastery to the NFL. Several have tried to accomplish this, only to come up short. This group of coaches, which includes a host of national championship winners, serves as a reminder how difficult this jump can be.
As of the time of this writing, the Packers have given no public indication that they are planning to capitulate to Aaron Rodgers‘ trade demands. Given the state of the relationship between Rodgers and the team, however, Green Bay brass has certainly had internal conversations about what such a seismic trade would entail.
Frank Gore has delighted the football world since he entered the league in 2005 as a third-round pick. With the 2021 season approaching, NFL fans are hoping the future Hall of Famer returns for his 17th season.
Attorney Tony Buzbee raised eyes when he explained some of his clients who met with the NFL said they "did not feel like they were being respected" as it pertains to the league probe on Deshaun Watson.
During an appearance on the "All Things Covered" podcast hosted by Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden, Bridgewater criticized the guidance he received during his one and only season with the Panthers.