2021 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings by position

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The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled to take place on April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. Our team at NBC Sports Edge will be breaking down the list of best players by position each week, so far they’ve covered quarterbacks, running backs, and even had a two-part special on wide receivers. This week’s edition of 2021 NFL Draft Rankings is all about the tight ends. But if you’ve missed the other rankings, we’ve got you covered. See below to find the top 5 players by position from the previous installments of the 2021 NFL Draft Rankings.

2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Tight Ends:

At No. 1 we’ve got the University of Florida’s TE Kyle Pitts. At 6’6 and 240 pounds, his size and speed have contributed to a level of versatility and athleticism that is unmatched. Last year, Pitts lined up inline 54.7% of his snaps, with 24.1% coming in the slot and 21.2% as an outside receiver, taking snaps at both the X and Y spots, demonstrating that he can affect the game from any spot in the alignment.

Penn State’s Pat Freiermuth takes the No. 2 spot. With short-area quickness, snappy footwork, size, and strong physical power, Freiermuth has proven he can be a dual-threat on the field. In college, he played 44.2% of his snaps in-line and 54.4% of his snaps in the slot, posting PFF run-blocking grades of 76.8 as a freshman, 61.5 as a sophomore, and 74.8 as a junior.

The University of Miami’s Brevin Jordan sits at No. 5. Jordan entered college as one of the highest-ranked TE’s in the country but has had a pretty mediocre collegiate career. He only caught 3-of-15 targets beyond 10 yards as a freshman but has since improved catching 11-of-19 last year. Jordan is extremely fluid in-route, showing strength, crisp cuts for a big guy, and acceleration out of those cuts to create separation and throwing windows but our experts at NBC Sports Edge think he will be most effective when you can get him the ball in space and let him run.

The No. 10 spot goes to TCU’s Pro Wells. The former basketball player worked his way up to TCU from the JUCO ranks, converting 9-of-14 contested catch opportunities in his career. Wells has demonstrated nice footwork in his routes and is already adept at boxing defenders out at the catch point and coming down with the rebound, however, he has struggled as a blocker.

Check out the full list of tight ends here and be sure to check back for more rankings. You can find the complete rankings schedule here.

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2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Quarterbacks:

1. Trevor Lawrence (Clemson)

2. Justin Fields (Ohio State)

3. Trey Lance (North Dakota State)

4. Zach Wilson (BYU)

5. Mac Jones (Alabama)

Find the full list here


2021 NFL Draft Rankings -Top 5 Running Backs:

1. Javonte Williams (UNC)

2.  Najee Harris (Alabama)

3. Travis Etienne (Clemson)

4. Michael Carter (North Carolina)

5. Rhamondre Stevenson (Oklahoma)

Find the full list here


2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Wide Receivers

1.  Ja’Marr Chase (LSU)

2.  DeVonta Smith (Alabama)

3.  Jaylen Waddle (Alabama)

4.  Rashod Bateman (Minnesota)

5.  Elijah Moore (Mississippi)

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 2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Offensive Tackles

1. Penei Sewell  (Oregon)

2. Rashawn Slater (Northwestern)

3. Christian Darrisaw (Virginia Tech) 

4. Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State)

5. Dillon Radunz (North Dakota State)

Find the full list here 


 2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Interior Offensive Lineman

1. Alijah Vera-Tucker (USC)

2. Creed Humphrey (Oklahoma)

3. Landon Dickerson (Alabama)

4. Quinn Meinerz (Wisconsin-Whitewater)

5. Wyatt Davis (Ohio State)

Find the full list here


2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Interior Defensive Lineman

1. Christian Barmore (Alabama)

2. Levi Onwuzurike (Washington)

3. Daviyon Nixon (Iowa)

4. Tommy Togiai (Ohio State)

5. Alim McNeil (NC State) 

Find the full list here


2021 NFL Draft – Top 5 Edge Rankings

1. Jaelan Phillips, Miami

2. Kwity Paye, Michigan

3. Gregory Rousseau, Miami

4. Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

5. Jayson Oweh, Penn State

Find the full list here


2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Linebackers

1. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Notre Dame)

2. Micah Parsons (Penn State)


2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Cornerbacks


2021 NFL Draft Rankings – Top 5 Safeties


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What to know about the 2023 Pro Bowl: Dates, how to watch/live stream info, AFC, NFC coaches, competition schedule, and more

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The 2023 NFL Pro Bowl will take place over the course of two days at Allegiant Stadium–home of the Las Vegas Raiders–in Paradise, Nevada. The excitement begins on Thursday, February 2 as NFL fan-favorites compete in a brand-new skills challenge featuring the following events: Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball, Lightning Round, Longest Drive, Precision Passion, and Best Catch.

Sunday, February 5 will feature the following: the Best Catch Finale, Gridiron Gauntlet, Kick Tack Toe, Move the Chains, and three seven-on-seven non-contact Flag football games between the league’s best players.

See below for additional information on how to watch the 2023 Pro Bowl as well as answers to all of your frequently asked questions.

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Who are the coaches for the 2023 Pro Bowl?

AFC Coaches:

  • Peyton Manning – Head Coach
  • Ray Lewis – Defensive Coordinator
  • Diana Flores – Offensive Coordinator

NFC Coaches:

  • Eli Manning – Head Coach
  • Demarcus Ware – Defensive Coordinator
  • Vanita Krouch – Offensive Coordinator

How will the 2023 Pro Bowl be different from previous editions of the event?

Rather than the traditional tackle football game, this year’s Pro Bowl will debut a skills competition and a non-contact flag football game.

How will scoring work?

According to the NFL, points will be calculated in the following way:

  • The winning conference of each skill competition earns three points towards their team’s overall score, with 24 total points available across the eight skills events.
  • The winning conference from each of the first two Flag football games on Sunday will earn six points for their team, for a total of 12 available points.
  • Points from the skills competitions and first two Flag games will be added together and will be the score at the beginning of the third and final Flag game, which will determine the winning conference for The Pro Bowl Games.

How to watch the 2023 Pro Bowl:

  • Where: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada
  • When: Thursday, February 2 (7:00 PM ET) and Sunday, February 5 (3:00 PM ET)
  • TV Channel: ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD

When is Super Bowl 2023?

Super Bowl 2023 takes place on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Where is Super Bowl 2023?

Super Bowl 2023 will be contested at State Farm Stadium–home of the Arizona Cardinals– in Glendale, Arizona.

What teams are playing in Super Bowl 2023?

The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs marking the first time since 2017 that both top seeds qualified for the Super Bowl.


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Super Bowl food 2023: Appetizer, entrée, and dessert ideas for Super Bowl LVII inspired by the Eagles and Chiefs

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As the countdown continues toward Super Bowl LVII, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are getting their game plans set. But while they go over their plays, the rest of America goes over their menus in preparation for the big day. When it comes to the Super Bowl, everything is always the best — the best teams, the best performers and, of course, the best food.

But how can you impress your party in the kitchen while showing support for your favorite team? Let’s take a look at some iconic food from each of the Super Bowl team cities to prepare for Super Bowl LVII.

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Philadelphia Super Bowl food

Crabfries

Why have plain old fries when you could have crabfries? That’s exactly what Pete Ciarrocchi, the CEO of the legendary Philadelphia restaurant Chickie and Pete’s, said one day when creating this intriguing concoction.

While the name may be misleading, crabfries do not contain any actual crab, but rather a blend of spices and Old Bay seasoning that allow the dish to take on a subtle seafood flavor. Topped with a creamy, cheesy dipping sauce, the crinkle-cut fries are sure to take your taste buds to the next level.

Cheesesteak sloppy joes

It simply isn’t Philly without a cheesesteak. Keep it casual in your kitchen on Super Bowl Sunday with Katie Lee Biegel’s Philly Cheesesteak sloppy joes, an easy way to rep the Birds.

Can’t get enough of the cheesesteak? Bring some more Philly specials to the table with this cheesesteak dip, the perfect way to amp up your appetizer game and leave party guests feeling like they just took a trip to the City of Brotherly Love.

RELATED: Rob Gronkowski predicts Eagles to win Super Bowl LVII

Water ice

Is the action of the game heating up? Cool down with a classic Philly treat, water ice. First originating in Bensalem, Pennsylvania in 1984, the icy dessert is now sold in over 600 stores nationwide. The original Rita’s Water Ice shop, however, still remains open for business.

You can even show a little extra passion for the Birds by whipping up this green apple variation, sure to leave you refreshed and ready for the Lombardi.

Kansas City Super Bowl food

Cheese slippers

If you’re looking for a classy, yet authentic appetizer to bring to the table, there’s no better fit than the cheese slipper. This ciabatta loaf baked with melty cheeses and topped with seasonal vegetables and herbs has Kansas City natives hooked.

While the bread is typically baked to perfection by local shops, test your own skill level with this gourmet slipper bread recipe that you can complete with the mouth-watering toppings of your choice.

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BBQ burnt ends

It’s rare to hear the words Kansas City without barbeque following short after. If you’re looking to impress your guests with your Super Bowl food spread, get out to the grill and start showing off.

While many cities in America know how to cook up some excellent BBQ, the combination of the sweet flavors and mouth-watering sauce has made Kansas City a hub for barbeque lovers for decades.

BBQ burnt ends, while a bit time-consuming, are  well worth a little elbow grease. The dish is also one of the few in Kansas City with a distinct origin story. The meal first found its creation at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, a legendary African American restaurant in KC. Bryant originally made the burnt ends from the trimmings of pork belly, but since then, BBQ lovers have made incredible bites out of many styles of meat.

And if you’re feeling extra ambitious, try fixing up some classic Kansas City sides to pair with your entrée to perfection.

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Chiefs chocolate chip cookies

While there is no specific dessert that defines the Heart of America, you can still show your Kansas City pride with these ever-colorful Chiefs chocolate chip cookies.

Make sure to have your food dye handy, because the red and yellow hue of these cookies are sure to show everyone whose side you are on.

Or, if you’re feeling artistic, design an eye-catching Chiefs jersey out of the fan-favorite rice krispie treats. Whether you make Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce or Chris Jones, you’ll have the tastiest Super Bowl jerseys around.

How to watch the Super Bowl 2023 – Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs:

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