10 teams that crushed it in quarterback-dominated year
The 2021 NFL Draft is done and the fans of these 10 teams can reflect on an excellent week and look ahead to the future with great excitement.
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. It was one that promised fascination and intrigue and it did not disappoint.
There was drama on each of the first two nights as eight quarterbacks from one of the best classes at the position in recent memory came off the board, with the mystery of the No. 3 pick finally solved in a fashion that many did not expect.
Several aggressive trades shook up the board in the first round but, for the most part, the franchises that enjoyed the best drafts were those who let the board come to them.
While it is difficult to grade every single pick just days after the fact before these rookies have even gotten to minicamp, we can assess the totality of what various teams did and whether they hit their needs and improved their roster across the three days.
And when analyzing the merits of the selections made by the 32 teams, there are 10 who stand out as having had particularly strong drafts.
As a division, the NFC North had an excellent draft while the two teams from the AFC North who went furthest in the playoffs last year set themselves up to contend for deep postseason runs again in 2021.
Several teams who have often been criticized for their team-building took steps towards contention and the organization that had everyone guessing at the top of the draft now looks primed for a bounce-back year.
Here we look at 10 teams who crushed the 2021 draft.