Shayne’s 2021 mock draft: Who goes #1?

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With the 2021 season quickly approaching what better way to get you excited then a mock draft to see where your favourite college players might end up in the future. This mock draft has no trades, with the order being set from the draft network not where I think each team will finish. With that said let’s have some fun because this will definitely  not look the same after the season.


Round 1


  1. Jacksonville= Penei Sewell /OT/ Oregon.


If the Jags do end up with the #1 pick I could see them trading down with so many needs to fill on their roster. Not to mention the ransom they would get for the #1 pick. Since that’s not an option they take the best tackle in the draft and help keep Minshew protected.


  1. Washington= Shaun Wade /CB/ Ohio St.


Same as the Jags if Washington is here I think they trade the pick. Since they can’t do that, mine as well take the best corner in the country. Wade should be a huge help for Washington’s lackluster secondary.


  1. Cincinnati= Ja’Marr Chase /WR/ LSU.


The Bengals could use help at other positions but I couldn’t help myself teaming Joe Burrow up with his favourite target from the 2019 national championship run.


  1. Carolina= Trevor Lawrence /QB/Clemson.


Lawrence will be long gone by the #4 pick in reality but this is not reality. What better spot to land than in Carolina. Rhule gets his QB1 for the future.


  1. N.Y. Jets= Gregory Rousseau /EDGE/ Miami.


I can not remember the last time the jets had a good pass rusher, that all changes with this pick. Rousseau should be a game changer for the jets.


  1. N.Y. Giants= Micah Parsons /LB/ Penn St.


The Giants go with the best available player on the board that’s not named Fields, Parsons can make an immediate impact in all assets of the game.


  1. Miami= Jaylen Waddle /WR/ Alabama.


Miami lands their deep threat, and Tua reunites with his college teammate. The added familiarity should make Waddle an immediate contributor to a less than spectacular WR room.


  1. Las Vegas= Justin Fields /QB/ Ohio St.


Fields lasting this long is a steal for the raiders. If Carr has another mediocre season the raiders and the new fan base will be ready to move in a new direction. Plus Mayock gets to draft another power 5 player in the first round.


  1. Detroit= Dylan Moses /LB/ Alabama.


Moses is an athletic freak who can go sideline to sideline. He should be able to do everything and anything Patricia thinks up for him.


  1. Miami (from Houston)= Najee Harris /RB/ Alabama.


Back to the well Miami takes another Alabama player and gets their own triumvirate. Harris is a beast who can be a bell cow and take some pressure off Tua, as well as help in the passing game.


  1. Denver= Samuel Cosmi /OT/ Texas


A day one starter that can come in and help Drew Lock stay upright and protected for years to come.


  1. Arizona= Marvin Wilson /DT/ Florida St


Arizona gets one of the draft’s best defensive lineman to pair with Chandler Jones. Continuing in the theme of 2020’s draft Kingsbury adds another top player to his defence.


  1. L.A. Chargers= Alex Leatherwood /OT/ Alabama.


With the addition of Bulaga playing LT I think Leatherwood can move to RT and make the Chargers offensive line a strength. If they hold on to Pouncey and Turner the Chargers might end up with a top 3 offensive line.


  1. Cleveland= Wyatt Davis /G/ Ohio St.


Davis is a monster who can step in day1 and make an immediate impact in the run and pass game. Keeping Mayfield clean should be a priority for the Browns and adding Davis would give them a collection of Conklin, Wills, Tretter, Bitonio, and Davis. Potential to be a great Offensive line that can run you over and protect Baker.


  1. Chicago= Trey Lance /QB/ North Dakota St.


Chicago’s time with Trubisky comes to an end. Nick Foles is not that long term answer. Lance steps in with championship experience and all the tools to turn the Bears around and help the fan base forget about the 2017 draft.


  1. Atlanta= Travis Etienne /RB/ Clemson.


Atlantas one year experiment with Gurley does not work out and they move on from him and fill the gap with arguably the draft’s top RB. Etienne can be a three down back and Atlantas home field allows him to truly take advantage of his speed and cutting ability.


  1. Jacksonville (from L.A. Rams)= Patrick Surtain II /CB/ Alabama.


The Jags have lost Bouye and Ramsey over the last two years, they reload at corner with Surtain. Who is 6’1” and 203 pounds checking the height, weight, speed boxes Jacksonville covets in corners.


  1. Tennessee= Christian Barmore /DT/ Alabama.   


Barmore and Simmons would be a great young tandem at DT. Along with Barmore’s versatility to play NT he would fit perfectly with the Titans defence.


  1. Green Bay= DeVonta Smith /WR/ Alabama.


The Packers have put off getting help at the receiver position for too long, they finally address it this year with Smith. Smith can come in on day one and play the Z role while Adams plays the X giving whoever is under centre two great options to throw too.


  1. Buffalo= Creed Humphrey /IOL/ Oklahoma.


Humphrey can step in and start at either centre or guard for the Bills. His leadership and intelligence can be a great addition to Allen and the offensive line, letting the Bills do what they love and pound the ball.


  1. Pittsburgh= Justyn Ross /WR/ Clemson.


Ross is a top end talent, if not for his injury he could be in the conversation for the top 10. Pittsburgh has a track record of taking receivers late and finding a way for them to flourish. This year they take one with their 1st round pick and land a great talent who could end up being a top receiver in the NFL.


  1. Minnesota= Caleb Farley /CB/ Virginia Tech.


Minnesota gets a  6’2″ corner who excels in press coverage. Farley was a high school QB who has lots of room to grow and learn the corner position, he already has all the tools Mike Zimmer wants in a corner.


  1. Indianapolis= Carlos Basham Jr /Edge/ Wake Forest.


With Houston being on the wrong side of 30 the Colts add another pass rusher to help Buckner disrupt quarterbacks. Basham has impressive size at 6’5″ 275 pounds and can impact the run game as well as the passing attack.


  1. Seattle= Daniel Faalele /OT/ Minnesota.


Ogbuehi is not under contract for 2021 and Brown will be 35 on the last year of his deal it’s safe to say the Seahawks need tackle help. Faalele is a monster of a man 6’8″ 400 pounds he can start day one at right tackle. Faalele fits great with the Seahawks identity of being a power run team.


  1. Philadelphia= Rondale Moore /WR/ Purdue.


With Alshon most likely leaving and DeSean being 33 with 1 year left on his contract the Eagles need more weapons for Wentz. I can imagine Pederson using Moore in a similar role to what Sproles did where he is used on kick/punt returns, lined up in the slot and in the backfield. Pederson loves creating miss matches for his players and Moore is the ultimate miss match in this year’s draft. Having explosive speed and incredible after the catch ability Moore is a nightmare for defenders.


  1. New England= Chuba Hubbard /RB/ Oklahoma St.


Hubbard is an explosive runner that can contribute in the pass game. I am sure Belichick will find creative ways to use one of college football’s most productive runners. With White not under contract for 2021 and Michel only having one year left the Pats could move on from both and have Hubbard under contract for the next 5-6 years .


  1. Dallas= Kyle Pitts /TE/ Florida.


Pitts fills an obvious need for the Cowboys and can contribute in the passing game right away. With the addition of Pitts the Cowboys could potentially have the league’s best offence. Dak would have a bolstering supporting cast of Cooper, Gallup, Lamb, Elliot, Pollard, and Pitts, to go with a great offensive line.


  1. Tampa Bay= Asante Samuel Jr /CB/ Florida St.


Samuel Jr stays in Florida and goes to a Tampa team that needs all the help they can get in the secondary. He can play out wide or in the slot oftentimes Florida St would leave him on an island with the opposition’s best WR.


  1. New Orleans= Paulson Adebo /CB/ Stanford.


With Janoris Jenkins having an out on his contract for 2021 and the Saints having some big contracts coming up the addition of Adebo would allow them to move on from Janoris and save cap money. Adebo would be opposite of Lattimore and can be a great #2 corner he is leggy, tall at 6’1″ and has long arms. He plays his best in off man which he can do going up against the Z while Lattimore plays the X.


  1. San Francisco= Jackson Carman /OT/ Clemson.


Trent Williams only has a 1 year contract and cannot be tagged next season, if the 49ers do not re-sign him they would have a huge hole at LT. Carman is a big man at 6’5″ 345 pounds, he is a people mover in the run game. Carman will fit well into what the 49ers want to do.


  1. Baltimore= Aidan Hutchinson /Edge/ Michigan.


John Harbaugh gets his brother’s best pass rusher. Hutchinson can play multiple positions along the line and is very stout against the run. He is an impressive 6’5″ 278 pounds which is exactly the type of player Baltimore wants. His experience playing high level competition and facing the same weather elements he will face in Baltimore making him an ideal addition to the team.


  1. Kansas City= Jaylen Twyman /DT/ Pittsburgh.


Kansas City gets a steal with Twyman this late in the draft. He is an excellent pass rusher who can join Chris Jones and Justin Houston in harassing opposing quarterbacks. With Kansas City most likely to be playing with the lead in their games this would allow Twyman, Jones, and Houston to do what they do best rush the passer. Giving the Chiefs a dangerous pass rush almost seems unfair.

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