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With the NFL regular season winding down, it’s time for me, to put out another Mock Draft. It’s always Mock Draft szn. Back in July, I put out my first Mock, and I had the Jags picking 1st, and the Jets picking 2nd. Pretty good eh? The 2021 Draft, might be virtual again. If it is, your excitement level still should be high. The First Round kicks off on April 29th. It seems far away, but it will be here before you know it. I’m not sure about you, but when it’s Draft Day, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Their has been reports, that Trevor Lawrence might return to School. Ya he’s not coming back. He’s not coming back. If you think he’s going to come back, then that thought needs to leave your brain. Kick back, relax, and enjoy my 3 Round Mock!
- New York Jets = Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson
Like I mentioned above, Trevor Lawrence is not coming back. As we get closer to the Draft, this is starting to feel like a lock. Sam Darnold has had virtually nothing around him, and everybody knows it, which is why he isn’t succeeding. The Jets won’t pass up on a generational talent in Lawrence, and perhaps the best Quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. Lawrence becomes the new face of the franchise in The Big Apple.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars = Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State
Gardner Minshew isn’t bad, but he’s not the guy that will lead you to the Super Bowl. General Manager David Caldwell just got fired, and Head Coach Doug Marrone, will be out the door soon enough. To me, I don’t think there’s much of a drop off, from Lawrence to Fields. Lawrence is 1A, and Fields is 1B. That vegan diet that Fields is on, has really benefited him. His play has improved so much, and he’s looked near flawless all season. I see Fields winning the Natty, and riding off in the sunset. The Jags hit the reset button, and select Fields.
3. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon
Ja’Marr Chase was tempting here. Him and Burrow would create fireworks, like they did at LSU. With Burrow going down last week, they should be more focused on protecting him. Sewell is the top Tackle in this Draft, and might be the best in the past 10 years. Good luck trying to pronounce his name, and good luck trying to get by him.
4. Dallas = Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama
We all know that this Cowboys team isn’t this bad, and we all know why their picking here. I would have given the Cowboys Sewell, but he’s off the board. The Cowboys Secondary has been awful this year, and Surtain would instantly give it a much-needed boost. Him and Trevon Diggs, would be a nice CB tandem, just like they were at Alabama.
5. Los Angeles Chargers = Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami
This was a tough one. The Chargers could use another Tackle, but a Tackle here, would be a reach. With Melvin Ingram ticketed for Free Agency next Spring, the Chargers grab their replacement here. Rousseau had an impressive year, last season as a RS Freshman, finishing with 15.5 sacks, which was good for 2nd in the Country, only behind the No.2 overall pick this year, Chase Young.
6. Carolina = Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State
Teddy Bridgewater has played fine, and has played better than I expected him to. Everyone knows, he’s not the long term answer. However, with the Panthers picking this high, I don’t see them passing up on their next franchise signal caller. We’ve only seen Lance play once this year, but he’s still QB3. Lance might need a year to get acclimated, but his ceiling his very high.
7. Philadelphia = Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State
The Eagles won’t draft a Quarterback this high. If Wentz continues to struggle, Jalen Hurts might hear his name called. If Hurts struggles as well, they will let it play out another year. The middle of that Eagles Defense is weak, and Parsons would instantly help. Parsons might be the best LB prospect to come out since Luke Kuechly. He’s not only going to be one of the best LB’s, but one of the best players in Football. This kid is a stud.
8. Washington Football Team = Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU
Alex Smith is an inspiration to us all, and is playing some nice Football for Washington. If this was me, I would give Dwayne Haskins a better supporting cast, and then evaluate him. It’s obvious, they don’t view him as “the guy”. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t even know who Zach Wilson was before the College Football Season started. He’s been spectacular for BYU this season, and is soaring up Draft boards. Wilson has a chance to start from Day 1 in Washington. If not, he will take over the reigns in year 2.
9. Detroit = Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU
It’s not time yet, to replace Matt Stafford. Even with a new Head Coach and General Manager coming in, I see them keeping Stafford, for at least another year. I’m even in shock, how Chase fell this far. Chase opted out, and hasn’t played since the National Championship game 11 months ago, but do we really need to see him play another year in College to evaluate him? WR isn’t a big need for the Lions, but Chase is too good to pass up.
10. Atlanta = Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan
Atlanta is a more talented team, than what their record shows. Paye is another guy, I didn’t even know about, before the Season started. He’s improved his Draft stock, and continues to rise up Draft boards. The Falcons could use another pass rusher, with Takk McKinley recently being waived. Paye would fit in nicely in that Falcons Defense, and would make an impact right away.
11. Miami (from Houston) = DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama
The Dolphins are a few pieces away from making a big splash. Get it? I remember when DeVonta Smith caught the game winning Touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa in the 2018 National Championship as a true Freshman. Do you? Man, does time ever fly. Fast forward, and he’s now, one of the best WR’s in College Football. Reuniting Smith with Tua, would help Tua’s development so much. These 2 are going to be one of the best QB-WR combos in the league, for a long time.
12. Denver = Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech
You can’t give up on Drew Lock yet. He can be better protected though. Garett Boles has played much better this season, and they can leave him on the left side. They can plug Darrisaw in on the right side, and he will help keep Lock upright.
13. Minnesota = Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State
The Vikings were my Super Bowl pick. Things just haven’t gone the way they expected to, in Minnesota. Kirk Cousins is fine for another year. He could use some more protection up front. Davis might be the best Guard in all of College Football, and would help keep Cousins upright.
14. New England = Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech
The Pats picking here seems weird doesn’t it? I don’t see Bill Belichick taking a Quarterback in the 1st Round. Well, it’s Belichick so you just never know. With them wanting to trade Stephon Gilmore, a CB would make sense here for New England. Farley was the first one to opt-out and start the trend. He would fit in nicely with New England.
15. San Francisco = Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina
Jaylen Waddle would be nice, but they drafted Brandon Aiyuk this year, and they have other needs, including Cornerback. Emmanuel Moseley can be upgraded, and Richard Sherman has missed most of the season due to injury. Jaycee is the son of former Saints WR Joe Horn, and would give the 49ers Secondary a much-needed boost.
16. Chicago = Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida
Mitch Trubisky has struggled, and Nick Foles, isn’t the long term answer. If the Bears wait until the 2nd Round to pick Trask, he might gone, so they have to take him here. Trask, who some thought would have the Joe Burrow year, has lived up to the hype, and has played spectacular this season. Trask might not start right away, but it won’t be long until the keys of the franchise are handed to him.
17. Las Vegas = Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama
Waddle and Ruggs, would be spectacular together, but the Raiders need a LB. Moses is back after tearing his ACL, a few days before the 2019 Season started. That injury slides him down a little, and his slide stops here. Moses becomes the new signal caller and leader, on the Raiders Defense.
18. Baltimore = Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest
The Ravens don’t have many holes on their roster. They could upgrade their pass rush though. Basham surprised many by passing up on this year’s Draft, and would return to Winston-Salem. He might be a rotational player in his rookie year, but should be a starter in year 2.
19. New York Giants = Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama
I barely hesitated, for this pick. The Giants are thrilled that Waddle is still on the board. With more refinement to his game, he will be even more dangerous than he already is. Next year will be a make or break year for Daniel Jones. Waddle would really help his development.
20. Arizona = Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida
Kyler Murray has silenced the critics, proving he can be a successful NFL Quarterback. The one thing missing in that Air Raid Offense, is a great TE, that can stretch the field. Pitts has had a remarkable year, and might be the best TE in College Football. This just seems like a match made in heaven.
21. Tampa Bay = Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma
A.Q. Shipley has been advised to retire, due to a neck injury, which means a replacement is needed. Many thought Humphrey would come out in this year’s Draft, but decided to return to Norman. He’s one of the best Interior Lineman in the Country, and there’s a good chance he’s the first Centre, that hears his name called.
22. Miami = Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson
Etienne shocked the world, when he announced he would pass up on this year’s Draft, and would return for his Senior Season. Turns out, he’s improved his Draft stock. Tua, Etienne, and Smith, sounds pretty scary to me.
23. Indianapolis = Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon
The Colts could use some help in the Secondary. Malik Hooker can’t stay healthy, and might be gone in the offseason. Holland isn’t playing this season, and still might be the first Safety off the board next Spring. He has experience playing all over the Secondary, and would be a good fit on that Colts Defense.
24. Cleveland = Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB – Notre Dame
It looks like the Browns are for real. The LB position is in need of an upgrade. Owusu-Koramoah has played many positions, in that Notre Dame Defense, and his Draft stock has improved so much. Good luck trying to pronounce his name, and good luck trying to figure out where he’s going to line up.
25. Jacksonville (from LA Rams) = Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT – Northwestern
The Jags got their new franchise Quarterback earlier in Fields, which means he needs to be protected. Slater would start right away on the left side, and would help keep Fields standing up.
26. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU
Trevor Lawrence needs a stud WR. I really wanted to see how good Marshall was going to be, with him being the #1 WR. Turns out, he proved to me, that he’s still good without Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Marshall recently opted out of the rest of the season, and declared. If this wasn’t such a good WR class, Marshall would go higher than this. He’s going to catch a million balls in New York.
27. Tennessee = Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State
Mike Vrabel has really turned that Titans team around. They could use another Defensive Lineman to pair with 2019 first Round pick Jeffery Simmons. Wilson’s stock has slipped a bit, but he’s still the top DT in this Draft, and still should go in the opening frame.
28. Buffalo = Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas
The Bills are getting better and better. They need some more help along the Edge. Jerry Hughes is aging, and isn’t the same player he used to be. Ossai can start right away, and would make an immediate impact.
29. Green Bay = Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan
Aaron Rodgers could use some more protection. Mayfield is a player that I’m higher on than most. He’s a RT at Michigan, and he can stay their in Green Bay, with David Bakhtiari on the left side. Really good fit.
30. Kansas City = Shaun Wade (RJr) CB – Ohio State
The Chiefs need Corner help badly. Wade’s been struggling on the Outside this season, but I still see him going in the 1st. A team might draft him to play Nickel, or even move him to Safety.
31. New Orleans = Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina
Janoris Jenkins isn’t the same player he used to be. The Saints need a new starting Corner, opposite Marshon Lattimore. Mukuamu is huge, and pairing him with Lattimore, would form one of the best young CB tandems in the league.
32. Pittsburgh = Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia
It seems like the Steelers always need Corners. Joe Haden is a little older, and Steven Nelson isn’t great. Campbell has been great throughou his time at Georgia, and would be a welcome addition to that Steelers Secondary.
33. New York Jets = Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee
34. Jacksonville = Eric Stokes (RJr) CB – Georgia
35. Cincinnati = Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC
36. Dallas = Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – Alabama
37. Los Angeles Chargers = Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas
38. Philadelphia = Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama
39. Carolina = Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State
40. Washington Football Team = Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State
41. Detroit = Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carolina
42. Atlanta = Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh
43. Miami (from Houston) = Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama
44. Denver = Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri
45. Chicago = Zion Johnson (Sr) G – Boston College
46. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama
47. New England = Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue
48. San Francisco = Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky
49. Las Vegas = Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh
50. Baltimore = Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota
51. New York Giants = Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State
52. Arizona = Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia
53. Tampa Bay = Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa
54. Miami = Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse
55. Indianapolis = Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia
56. Cleveland = Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State
57. Los Angeles Rams = Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa
58. Seattle = Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame
59. Tennessee = Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford
60. Buffalo = Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU
61. Green Bay = Chris Olave (Jr) WR – Ohio State
62. Kansas City = Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan
63. New Orleans = Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State
64. Pittsburgh = Cade Mays (Jr) OT/G – Tennessee
65. New York Jets = Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama
66. Jacksonville = Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami
67. Cincinnati = Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson
68. Dallas = Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas
69. Los Angeles Chargers = Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame
70. Philadelphia = Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State
71. Carolina = Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa
72. Washington = Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia
73. Detroit = Kolby Harvell-Peel (Jr) S – Oklahoma State
74. Atlanta = Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia
75. Houston = Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State
76. Denver = Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU
77. Chicago = Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami
78. Minnesota = Patrick Jones (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh
79. Washington Football Team (from San Francisco) = Amon-Ra St. Brown (Jr) WR – USC
80. Las Vegas = Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State
81. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia
82. New York Giants = Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State
83. Arizona = Derion Kendrick (Jr) CB – Clemson
84. Tampa Bay = Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State
85. Miami = Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC
86. Indianapolis = Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU
87. Cleveland = Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU
88. Los Angeles Rams = Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford
89. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan
90. Tennessee = Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest
91. Buffalo = Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech
92. Green Bay = Josh Jobe (Jr) CB – Alabama
93. Kansas City = Alec Lindstrom (RJr) C – Boston College
94. Cleveland (from New Orleans) = Jordan Davis (Jr) DT – Georgia
95. Pittsburgh = Daniel Faalele (Jr) OT – Minnesota
96. New England = Palaie Gaoteote IV (Jr) LB – USC
97. Los Angeles Chargers = Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon
98. New Orleans = Charlie Kolar (RJr) TE – Iowa State
99. Dallas = Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State
100. Los Angeles Rams = Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami
101. Tennessee = Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh