Choose six. There are up to six midfielders who will generate a buzz from the first round in the 2021 NFL Draft, and with the real NFL missing this year, teams will have to rely on guts and the game bar before anything but the other shaky stuff, like interviews and weird drills. Decades have passed since up to six signal callers were taken in the first round, as the celebrated 1983 midfield chapter made history for the amount Taken: John Elway, Todd Bellidge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Dan Marino, and Ken O’Brien all set . The 2021 NFL draft could deliver similar results as then, with Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Mac Jones, and Kyle Trask, all with varying degrees of hype in the first round, from “generations” to the sidelines. In public, franchises and general managers will be stuck in a much harder place when it comes to measurements, interviews, and the like when it comes to choosing a guy. While Lawrence is the # 1 pick for consensus and is widely considered to be the best quarterback player in the draft, teams next go in the air: any one from Fields, Wilson, or Lance can get a No.2 title QB has been taken in the draft, with two players out there Like Jones and Trask in creating interesting prospects as well, although there are limited ceilings like the Next Generation Quarterback, here’s what you need to know about the six exciting QBs waiting to hear their names coming in April: More NFL DRAFT: SN’s Latest Graphic Draft | Big Board of Top 50 Jobs (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3f/2a/trevor-lawrence-010121-getty-ftr_ucpgahmbpgmn18rvjjspwowhe.jpg?t=-1043409170&w=500&quality= 80 1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson2020 Stats: 10 matches, 3153 yards, 24 touchdowns, five interceptions; 203 yards for a dash and eight landings, the Clemson Tiger is this year’s white whale in NFL Draft. The term “generation” is often brought up there, but Lawrence probably lives up to it, given that he has everything she wants a midfield player: the perfect size, plus mobility, great arm and all the soccer cleverness to match. He’s also a proven winner, attained a National Championship as a freshman, reached the National Championship in 2020 and appeared in the College Football Playoff match again in 2021, but what sets Lawrence out from the other QBs in this draft is his ability. To read and address defenses before and after the hijacker. It is this pro-readiness mindset that makes it such an expected possibility, and why it is described as a “generation” in the draft. Jaguars, who hold the first overall pick, outperformed Jets in the Tank at this year’s Trevor Race, and NFL coach Urban Mayer for the first time will have a configurable opportunity to play with the 2021 season. Strengths: Big size, movement, strong arm, ball Foot intelligence, weakness, over-reliance on the arm, you could miss open / clear read Getty Images https: //images.daznservices. com / di / library / sporting_news / ff / 36 / justin-Fields-010120-getty-ftr-1jpg_3jlqj8nelqic15wzmpxi0eewh.jpg? t = -1053636850 & w = 500 & quality = 80 2. Justin Fields, Ohio State Statistics 2020: Eight games, 2,100 yards, 22 landings, six interceptions; 383 yards, five touchdowns, and once the lock is considered the second off-board QB after Lawrence, Justin Fields’ QB2 position in the draft has nothing to do with what it isn’t and more than what Zach Wilson turned in in 2020. Great semi-final soccer match in The Clemson showdown was followed by a very modest National Championship game against Alabama, leaving some speculation about how high the ceiling for Fields will be. This is where physical talents come in in the fields. There’s no denying that Fields has the elite physical attributes that scouts drool on their cushions at night – as well as an arm, plus mobility, plus a great frame – but the questions surrounding his ability to manipulate the field quickly and go through the cascade with efficiency drove him down only a little. It also has a very long version. While these issues are exaggerated and adaptive, they are still there. Fields can count on his sport to play, but you still want to see him continue to advance as an arcade into the next level. Fields is still among the top three talent in the 2021 draft, and it’ll be big. Surprise if it fell over it. Strengths: Big arm, great frame, plus mobility, Weaknesses: Prolonged release, needs to speed up reading Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7a/d6/zach-wilson-091919 -getty- ftrjpg_1j2gj11qq1dd41qb58l38k6hdx.jpg? t = 1245373620 & w = 500 & quality = 80 3. Zach Wilson, BYU2020 stats: 12 games, 3692 yards, 33 drops, three interceptions, 73.5 achievement ratio; 254 flowing yards, 10 touchdowns. Before the college season 2020, Justin Fields was the clear # 2 midfielder on the draft board. Zach Wilson’s rapid rise to NFL panels is justified and has landed him head-on in the QB2 discussion. Wilson has a strong arm, powerful release, and generates easy power on his throws. He also has good mobility and an innate ability to perform off-schedule plays and off-platform throws. Really, watching any Wilson movie feels like a college football mixed tape, but like all midfielders in the draft, there are some concerns with Wilson. History of a past injury (torn labrum in his shoulder) waving a red flag. He also had an injury to his hand in 2020, but it clearly didn’t affect him much. Wilson also tends to trust his arm a lot, although it hasn’t led to many shifts in his college career. Wilson acquired a few nicknames – “Zach the Ripper,” “Mormon Manziel,” and “Mormon Mahomes” – and all three of these have very different connotations. But BYU Cougar will call itself their “first-round pick” in April. Just a matter of where to sort Strengths: Strong arm, very fast and compact firing, superb ability to take a throw off the podium, Weaknesses: smaller tire (listed in 6-3, 210) Fears of injury Not always mechanically sound on more throws: Better rating 50 NFL Players Free Agents by Location (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/40/7f/trey-lance-100120-getty-ftr_16trp6ukit68f14x7qz6n08rcz.jpg?t=- 435485612 & w = 500 & quality = 80 4. Trey Lance, North Dakota, 2020 Stats: 1 game, 149 yards, 15 pass of 30, 2 touchdowns, 1 intercept; 143 yards accelerating, two touchdowns, Trey Lance played one show game at the 2021 NFL, but had an impressive 2019 season, throwing 28 touchdowns unimpeded for 2,786 yards. It also had 1,100 flowing yards and 14 fast drops in the same year, making it one of the best dual threat QBs of the college – which could translate into the next level. Lance’s thick frame, 6-4 is the perfect size for a midfielder, and his physical traits are, controversially, second only to Trevor Lawrence in this category. Some think he might be the most athletic player in the class, and in good shape. As a bystander, Lance has some polish to work on in his game: he has a tendency to not lead receivers with throwing, usually not challenging defenders and giving recipients opportunities on singles opportunities. Even Daniel Jeremiah, a recruiting expert for the NFL, has likened him to Andrew Lake several times. Teams and fans who are skeptical about recruiting a child outside of North Dakota should look no further than Carson Wentz, NDSU picked in 2016. Take it as you like. Lance will be in the first round of the QB Championship in 2021, but there’s a good chance he might not see the stadium until the following year. Strengths: Big Arm Physical Runner Big Frame Weak: March 18 games (and one demo game) Low tape quality needs to drive receivers better (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/60/ 8a / mac-jones-011121-getty-ftr_mzn9tttlp2981uyqenu2v3obi.jpg? T = -191020722 & w = 500 & quality = 80 5 Mac Jones, Alabama, 2020, 13 games, 4,500 yards, 41 downs, four interceptions, 77.4 achievement ratio. 14 yard lunge, one touchdown, while Jones had a very different appearance as a Bama QB from the team’s last two lanes, the young red jersey took a great place after hitting Tua Tagovailoa in 2019 and blossomed as a lane in 2020. He’s moving further and further away. Far from clear-pocket crossers, this is the mold Jones fits in: it won’t be a threat to win yards with his legs, but a polished pitcher that throws with great anticipation and precision, making it easy Jones can also work his way deep through a good posture, although he may be Test it on the next level without the players surrounding him in Alabama. Jones is a strong start in the NFL, but he can limit what the NFL can do with its lack of real sport Strengths: A polished pocket lane can manipulate a pocket well Able to throw it with great anticipation Weaknesses: Mobility lacks Medium Arm Strength (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6/5a/kyle-trask-10312019-getty-ftrjpg_ek83nt6mpbgq1tfrqu0vyh5it.jpg?t=-1518382875&w=500&quality=80 6. Kyle Trask, Florida 2020 stats: 12 games, 4,283 yards, 43 drops, eight interceptions, 68.9 percentage score; 50 yards, three landings, the Traske outbreak of 2020 was equal parts a product of solid assault weapons and legitimate talent, making it an interesting prospect. But there are a few red flags that have dropped him anywhere from the late first round to the third round. At the age of 6-5, Trask has the typical size of a pedestrian, but his size does not necessarily represent his arm strength. Trask demonstrates good ball posture and anticipation on throws, but his long-distance throws are a bit weaker than the other QBs listed here, fading out on target, and Trask’s arm and movement are slightly weaker than other possibilities. Like Jones, Traske’s lack of real mobility will limit the NFL crimes and what they could be. However, it’s hard to deny Trask’s production this year, after a year of not expecting much of him as a midfielder altogether. He’s likely to fall into the draft, although it could generate some hype in the first round the way it came out in 2020.