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After evaluating the 2021 NFL Draft class, there were plenty of players who were known to be for sure studs while others came from the late rounds to surprise and have tremendous rookie seasons. 

My choices aren’t necessarily who had the best stats or played the most, but, in terms of talent, who emerged and should continue to see their star rise in the NFL. It may lead to some controversial choices for players who weren’t statistic grabbers or full-time players being ranked ahead of others. If you want to voice your displeasure, please tweet at me @ShanePHallam  


Below are my choices for the 1st Annual Draft Countdown All-Rookie Teams.

1st Team All-Rookie

QB: Mac Jones, New England Patriots

RB: Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos

WR: Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals 

WR: Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins

WR: Elijah Moore, New York Jets

TE: Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons

OT: Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers

G: Trey Smith, Kansas City Chiefs

C: Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs

G: Alijah Vera-Tucker, New York Jets

OT: Penei Sewell, Detroit Lions


DL: Osa Odighizuwa, Dallas Cowboys 

DL: Christian Barmore, New England Patriots 

EDGE: Odafe Oweh, Baltimore Ravens

EDGE: Jaelan Phillips, Miami Dolphins

LB: Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

LB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Cleveland Browns

CB: Patrick Surtain, Denver Broncos

CB: Greg Newsome, Cleveland Browns

Slot CB: Nate Hobbs, Las Vegas Raiders

S: Jevon Holland, Miami Dolphins

S: Trevon Moehrig, Las Vegas Raiders


2nd Team All-Rookie

QB: Davis Mills, Houston Texans

RB: Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

WR: Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions

WR: DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles

WR: Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens

TE: Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers

OT: Christian Darrisaw, Minnesota Vikings

G: Royce Newman, Green Bay Packers

C: Josh Myers, Green Bay Packers

G: Quinn Meinerz, Denver Broncos

OT: Samuel Cosmi, Washington Football Team


DL: Alim McNeil, Detroit Lions

DL: Milton Williams, Philadelphia Eagles

EDGE: Kwity Paye, Indianapolis Colts

EDGE: Azeez Ojulari, New York Giants

LB: Nick Bolton, Kansas City Chiefs

LB: Zaven Collins, Arizona Cardinals

CB: Tyson Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars

CB: Paulson Adebo, New Orleans Saints 

Slot CB: Eric Stokes, Green Bay Packers

S: Richie Grant, Atlanta Falcons

S: Divine Deablo, Las Vegas Raiders


3rd Team All-Rookie

QB: Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

RB: Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers

WR: Nico Collins, Houston Texans

WR: Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals

WR: Josh Palmer, Los Angeles Chargers

TE: Brevin Jordan, Houston Texans

OT: Teven Jenkins, Chicago Bears

G: Jalen Mayfield, Atlanta Falcons 

C: Kendrick Green, Pittsburgh Steelers

G: Alex Leatherwood, Las Vegas Raiders

OT: Dan Moore, Pittsburgh Steelers


DL: Tedarrell Slaton, Green Bay Packers

DL: Isaiahh Loudermilk, Pittsburgh Steelers

EDGE: Jonathan Cooper, Denver Broncos

EDGE: Gregory Rousseau, Buffalo Bills

LB: Baron Browning, Denver Broncos

LB: Jamin Davis, Washington Football Team

CB: Asante Samuel Jr. Los Angeles Chargers

CB: Elijah Molden, Tennessee Titans

Slot CB: Michael Carter II, New York Jets

S: Andre Cisco, Jacksonville Jaguars

S: Tre Norwood, Pittsburgh Steelers


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