Clemson football fans will have their eyes on the impending 2021 NFL Draft next week to see history made with the No. 1 overall pick.
No Clemson football player has ever been taken any higher than No. 4 overall in an NFL Draft, but that’s all about to change next Thursday when QB Trevor Lawrence is taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 1 overall selection.
But what about after Lawrence?
There are several other former Clemson Tigers that will be selected in this draft, as well.
Full Seven-Round NFL Mock Draft for former Clemson football players
CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson posted a full NFL Mock Draft with all 259 picks. Here’s a look at where the former Tigers landed:
Trevor Lawrence (Round 1, No. 1 overall- Jacksonville Jaguars)
As we just said, it should come as no surprise that Lawrence is going No. 1 overall to the Jags. He’s been considered the top prospect in this draft class since his underclassmen years of high school and nothing has changed.
Travis Etienne (Round 1, No. 24 overall- Pittsburgh Steelers)
Wilson has Etienne as the first running back to come off the board and for him to be taken by the Steelers. Etienne is in a three-way battle with Najee Harris (Alabama) and Javonte Williams (UNC) for the top running back in this class.
Amari Rodgers (Round 3, No. 76 overall- New York Giants)
Rodgers is going to be a solid third-rounder and there’s really no doubt at this point. The only question is how high he’ll go. In this draft, he’s going 12th in Round 3.
Jackson Carman (Round 3, No. 86 overall- New York Jets)
Also going in the the third-round is former LT Jackson Carman. Carman ends up falling to the mid-portion of the round to the Jets- which would be a major steal.
Cornell Powell (Round 4, No. 125 overall- Minnesota Vikings)
Cornell Powell is one of the more intriguing Day 3 prospects of this NFL Draft. There are many who think he’ll be an early fourth-rounder and there are others who think he’ll fall to the sixth-round. Squarely in the mid-portion of Round 4 sounds about right to us.
We wouldn’t expect any other former Clemson football player to be drafted other than these five listed above and I think Wilson did a solid job of projecting the placement of where each of those guys will be headed.