2021 NFL Draft: Justin Fields has enticing room to grow

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2021 NFL Draft QB Justin Fields (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

2021 NFL Draft QB Justin Fields is not a finished product, and that’s enticing.

Justin Fields provided Georgia with a demonstration of what they missed out on last year and in 2020 the Ohio State quarterback has a genuine chance to contend to be the number one overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Fields finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting behind runaway winner Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts after a stellar opening season with the Buckeyes after transferring from Georgia.

He will look to build on that campaign in 2020 and, should he do so, Fields could overtake Trevor Lawrence — long since viewed as the presumptive number one overall pick in 2021 — as the favorite to be selected first overall in April next year.

An Ohio State quarterback being the first name called would be fitting for a draft set to be staged in Cleveland. Blessed with a skill set ideally suited to the modern NFL, he undoubtedly has the supporting cast at Ohio State to threaten to usurp Lawrence.

But what does Fields need to do to transform that possibility into a reality?

Here in our scouting report we assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Buckeyes star going into a junior season in which there will be a great deal of expectation on his shoulders.

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