Instant Impact Player
2021 DRAFT ROUND
OVERALL PICK #
EVALUATION GRADE DEFNITIONS
INSTANT IMPACT PLAYER
The player is elite or displays a high upside potential combined with any of the following traits. Produced at a high level in college when facing top competition, exhibited above average/elite skill set in college, displayed above average/elite athletic ability at NFL combine.
The player performed at a high level in college combined with any of the following traits. Produced at an above-average/elite level against average competition, but lacked consistency when facing above average/elite competition. Exhibits high upside skills, and needs an additional season or two of development.
The player either performed at an average/below average rate in college, but has the elite level size and athleticism needed for his position. The player was underdeveloped at the high school or college level and needs more development, or the player lacks the work ethic required to play at a high level.
Fields displayed some inconsistent play in 2020, but we have to consider that Ohio State had several games canceled, and the Big Ten's stringent Covid-19 protocols being a factor in how a team can practice and how that might play a role. Fields put on a show against Clemson in the CFP Semifinal, showing the elite level accuracy that was consistent in 2019. He is a near-lock for the number two overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.