USA Today

● By Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz

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Months of speculation and prognostication are about to give way to actual action in the NFL draft. With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the very landscape of college football and the scouting process, this year's first round is uniquely challenging to pin down. In last year's final mock draft, I managed to hit on six of the first seven selections. That mark could be tough to match or beat. But with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set to call out names Thursday night in Cleveland, it's time to lay out the last set of projections. Here's USA TODAY Sports' final first-round NFL mock draft for 2021:

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 32 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.