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Best remaining players in the 2021 NFL Draft — and Thursday’s hits and misses

Let’s take an updated look at our consensus rankings — and see which teams might have made mistakes on Thursday.

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On Wednesday, we brought you a draft prospect ranking based on lists from five sources: NFL.com, ESPN (Todd McShay), Pro Football Focus, CBS Sports and The Draft Network. Now that the first round of the draft is behind us, here are the top 100 prospects still remaining.

Below the table, we’ll detail some hits (and misses) from Thursday night’s first-round picks.

Top 100 Prospects
(Thru Rd 1, Pk 32)

Rk Pos Player
13 LB
(2)
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Notre Dame
19 S
(1)
Trevon Moehrig
TCU
21 EDGE
(3)
Azeez Ojulari
Georgia
22 DT
(1)
Christian Barmore
Alabama
23 OT
(4)
Teven Jenkins
Oklahoma St.
29 WR
(5)
Elijah Moore
Ole Miss
33 WR
(7)
Terrace Marshall Jr.
LSU
35 RB
(3)
Javonte Williams
N. Carolina
36 IOL
(2)
Landon Dickerson
Alabama
37 CB
(5)
Asante Samuel Jr.
Florida St.
39 DT
(2)
Levi Onwuzurike
Washington
40 OT
(5)
Dillon Radunz
N. Dakota St.
41 WR
(8)
Rondale Moore
Purdue
42 LB
(5)
Nick Bolton
Missouri
44 OT
(6)
Liam Eichenberg
Notre Dame
46 TE
(2)
Pat Freiermuth
Penn St.
47 S
(2)
Richie Grant
UCF
48 CB
(6)
Elijah Molden
Washington
49 CB
(7)
Ifeatu Melifonwu
Syracuse
50 S
(3)
Jevon Holland
Oregon
51 EDGE
(7)
Joseph Ossai
Texas
52 LB
(6)
Jabril Cox
LSU
53 OT
(8)
Samuel Cosmi
Texas
54 IOL
(3)
Creed Humphrey
Oklahoma
56 IOL
(4)
Wyatt Davis
Ohio St.
58 CB
(9)
Tyson Campbell
Georgia
59 CB
(10)
Aaron Robinson
UCF
60 S
(4)
Jamar Johnson
Indiana
61 OT
(9)
Jackson Carman
Clemson
62 EDGE
(9)
Ronnie Perkins
Oklahoma
63 CB
(11)
Kelvin Joseph
Kentucky
64 DT
(3)
Milton Williams
Louisiana Tech
65 IOL
(5)
Quinn Meinerz
UW-Whitewater
66 LB
(7)
Baron Browning
Ohio St.
67 WR
(9)
Dyami Brown
N. Carolina
68 DT
(4)
Alim McNeill
NC State
69 S
(5)
Andre Cisco
Syracuse
70 WR
(10)
Tylan Wallace
Oklahoma St.
71 RB
(4)
Michael Carter
N. Carolina
72 EDGE
(10)
Carlos Basham Jr.
Wake Forest
73 OT
(10)
Walker Little
Stanford
74 QB
(6)
Kyle Trask
Florida
75 TE
(3)
Tommy Tremble
Notre Dame
76 QB
(7)
Davis Mills
Stanford
77 WR
(11)
Nico Collins
Michigan
78 DT
(5)
Daviyon Nixon
Iowa
79 WR
(12)
Amari Rodgers
Clemson
80 WR
(13)
D'Wayne Eskridge
W. Michigan
81 IOL
(6)
Trey Smith
Tennessee
82 WR
(14)
Amon-Ra St. Brown
USC
83 LB
(8)
Chazz Surratt
N. Carolina
84 CB
(12)
Paulson Adebo
Stanford
85 OT
(11)
Jalen Mayfield
Michigan
86 S
(6)
Hamsah Nasirildeen
Florida St.
87 TE
(4)
Hunter Long
Boston College
88 IOL
(7)
Aaron Banks
Notre Dame
89 RB
(5)
Trey Sermon
Ohio St.
90 LB
(9)
Pete Werner
Ohio St.
91 OT
(12)
Spencer Brown
Northern Iowa
92 DT
(6)
Tyler Shelvin
LSU
93 WR
(15)
Cade Johnson
S. Dakota St.
94 EDGE
(11)
Chris Rumph II
Duke
95 IOL
(8)
Josh Myers
Ohio St.
96 QB
(8)
Kellen Mond
Texas A&M
97 DT
(7)
Jay Tufele
USC
98 CB
(13)
Benjamin St-Juste
Minnesota
99 IOL
(9)
Deonte Brown
Alabama
100 EDGE
(12)
Dayo Odeyingbo
Vanderbilt
101 DT
(8)
Tommy Togiai
Ohio St.
102 RB
(6)
Kenneth Gainwell
Memphis
103 EDGE
(13)
Rashad Weaver
Pittsburgh
104 IOL
(10)
Kendrick Green
Illinois
105 OT
(13)
Stone Forsythe
Florida
106 TE
(5)
Brevin Jordan
Miami (FL)
107 DT
(9)
Osa Odighizuwa
UCLA
108 IOL
(11)
Ben Cleveland
Georgia
109 OT
(14)
Brady Christensen
BYU
110 S
(7)
Ar'Darius Washington
TCU
111 LB
(10)
Cameron McGrone
Michigan
112 LB
(11)
Dylan Moses
Alabama
113 RB
(7)
Rhamondre Stevenson
Oklahoma
114 DT
(10)
Marlon Tuipulotu
USC
115 CB
(14)
Kary Vincent Jr.
LSU
116 DT
(11)
Bobby Brown III
Texas A&M
117 CB
(15)
Shakur Brown
Michigan St.
118 CB
(16)
Ambry Thomas
Michigan
119 OT
(15)
James Hudson
Cincinnati
120 DT
(12)
Marvin Wilson
Florida St.
121 WR
(16)
Cornell Powell
Clemson
122 S
(8)
Tyree Gillespie
Missouri
123 WR
(17)
Josh Palmer
Tennessee
124 WR
(18)
Tutu Atwell
Louisville
125 EDGE
(14)
Jordan Smith
UAB
126 CB
(17)
Shaun Wade
Ohio St.
127 EDGE
(15)
Patrick Jones II
Pittsburgh
128 EDGE
(16)
Quincy Roche
Miami (FL)
129 CB
(18)
Robert Rochell
Cent. Arkansas
130 S
(9)
Divine Deablo
Virginia Tech
131 EDGE
(17)
Cameron Sample
Tulane
132 S
(10)
Trill Williams
Syracuse

The first swing that looked a bit like a miss was the eighth overall pick of the draft, where the Carolina Panthers took South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn — the third-ranked cornerback — as the first corner selected, 10 spots ahead of his overall ranking of 18th in our consensus list. But that’s the kind of thing you can put down to a difference in evaluation — or team fit.

It’s harder to make that case for the Las Vegas Raiders’ selection of Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood with the 17th pick. The third tackle selected, he had been ranked seventh among tackles on our list — and was picked almost a full round earlier than his overall ranking of 45th. It was not at all surprising the Raiders would prioritize tackle, but you have to wonder about the player they selected. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said they knew the pick would be controversial.

“Coach Cable has been all over him for months now,” said Mayock, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Gruden loved this guy. Our scouts loved this guy. And what I like is, when the second floor in our building, which is all the coaches, and the third floor, which is all the scouts, when we’re united on a conversation like Leatherwood, that makes me feel really good about the pick.”

So we’ll just have to see whether those on the upper floors of the Raiders’ facility are smarter than those who created these prospect rankings. In recent years, Las Vegas hasn’t given us much reason to think they know what they’re doing on draft day.

At first glance, two consecutive picks at the end of the first round didn’t so look great, either. Houston edge rusher Payton Turner — ranked 57th — was taken with the New Orleans Saints’ 28th pick, followed by 55th-ranked Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes, whom the Green Bay Packers took with the 29th pick. Both were the eighth-ranked players at their position.

The New England Patriots have been said to be very high on Alabama quarterback Mac Jones — whom they selected with the 15th pick — but he was 27th in our consensus ranking. Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis — taken by the Washington Football Team at 19th — had been ranked 27th.

But there were teams that appeared to find — or will find — what looks like good value. The Minnesota Vikings took 14th-ranked Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw with the 23rd pick — while as you see, no fewer than six players ranked in the top 32 remain on the board for the second round.