2021 NFL Draft: Falcons, 49ers Set to Attend Justin Fields Pro Day

Published 04/14/2021, 8:37 AM EDT
Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) attempts a pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NFL Draft is right around the corner. Teams from across the league are preparing their respective mock drafts in order to figure out who they will select when the draft begins on April 29, 2021.

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Quarterbacks are in high demand and the 2021 NFL Draft class boasts some major talent in the form of Trevor Lawrence (Clemson Tigers), Justin Fields (Ohio State), and Mac Jones (Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team) amongst others.

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) celebrates after a touchdown pass against the Clemson Tigers during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Lawrence is expected to join coach Urban Meyer’s new-look Jacksonville Jaguars this summer. But another player who is in high demand is Ohio’s Justin Fields.

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The Georgia-born youngster threw for 2,100 yards with 22 passing TDs as the Buckeyes made their way to the CFP National Championship final this year.

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Justin Fields attracting major interest ahead of 2021 NFL Draft

After a strong 2020 season, Ohio State’s Justin Fields was tipped to be the first quarterback to be selected in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft behind Trevor Lawrence.

However, he has been overtaken by BYU’s Zach Wilson in recent weeks. AFC East franchise, New York Jets, own the 2nd overall pick and are keen on acquiring Wilson.

This means that Fields will be available at #3. Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers traded up to acquired the 3rd overall pick from Miami Dolphins last month. They are currently eyeing the likes of Wilson, Fields, and even Alabama’s Mac Jones.

NFL insider Albert Breer revealed earlier today that scouts from Atlanta Falcons (who own the 4th overall) and the 49ers will travel to Columbus in order to attend Justin’s second Pro Day workout.

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Dec 19, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Shanahan and GM John Lynch are looking to find a long-term solution at quarterback with Jimmy Garoppolo nearing an exit in San Francisco. They will closely monitor Fields, Jones, and NDSU’s Trey Lance before making a final decision.

Where do you think the former Buckeye will sign when the 2021 NFL Draft begins? Tell us in the comments below.

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