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Justin Fields' NFL Draft Stock is Falling More Than You Think

Larry Rupp
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields' draft stock is falling more than you think heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields' draft stock is falling more than you think heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

There is no question that the 2021 NFL Draft's first round is going to be dominated by quarterback selections. Up to five different gunslingers are projected to be taken within the first 10 picks and that includes Ohio State's Justin Fields. However, his draft stock is quickly falling.

Once expected to be the San Francisco 49ers surefire pick in the first round, Fields seems to be out of the running for that spot at this point. His odds to be drafted No. 3 overall have fell all the way to +650, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That is well below Mac Jones (-250) and Trey Lance (+195).

Justin Fields Draft Stock

Fields' draft position over/under has also plummeted down to 8.5, with odds set at +150 on the over and -184 on the under. The 22-year-old prospect has a chance to fall out of the top 10 completely, but no one truly knows what these NFL teams are thinking about him.

As the Buckeyes starter for the last two seasons, Fields has thrown for 5,373 yards, 63 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He also added 867 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground during that span. Yet, NFL scouts are questioning his pocket mobility and ability to fight off pressure and blitzes.

This draft is going to be full of surprises and Fields could be the biggest one. Seeing him drop as much as expected would allow a team in the low teens to steal him. Fields was once thought of as the obvious No. 2 QB in this class, but it seems like he is now free-falling at the worst possible time.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.