Let’s get something out of the way — the 32 players that were drafted in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft have never been seen at the professional level. Predicting the success of NFL draftees is a difficult game, and most who are in the profession of making predictions end up looking like fools.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the first round draft picks with bust potential and those who may have been a reach.
Trey Lance, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Lance could very well end up being the next great athletic quarterback, but let’s not pretend like a quarterback who only threw 319 passes in his college career is a sure thing.
Lance played his college ball at FCS North Dakota State where the competition was not exactly top-notch. He does have the raw talent that NFL scouts drool over — arm talent, size, and mobility — but the 49ers are still taking a risk on