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With the Draft getting closer and closer the NFL is looking like the NBA with the amount of trades that are happening. This mock was written February 18, 2021 after the Carson Wentz trade. The order is set by the draft network and there is no trades in this mock. Obviously things will look very different come draft night, until then please enjoy this 3 round mock and be sure to let me know what you think.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars –Trevor Lawrence /QB/ Clemson
With the first pick in the draft the Jags secure the future with Trevor Lawrence. He will be the face of the franchise for the next 15 years and has all the potential to be a consistent top 5 quarterback in the NFL.
2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson /QB/ BYU
The Jets should move on from Sam Darnold and collect picks to help build the rest of the roster. Taking Wilson with the 2nd pick allows them to bring in a young gam changing quarterback who can grow with all the talent they should surround him with. Not to mention Wilson might have the highest ceiling of all quarterbacks in this draft.
3. Miami Dolphins – Penei Sewell /OT/ Oregon
Tua needs protection if he is ever going to have a chance to develop into what everyone thought he was last year. With the selection of Sewell Tua’s bind side is secured for the foreseeable future, you can move Austin Jackson to right tackle where he will have a chance to flourish. Allowing you to have one of the best young tackle tandems in the league.
4. Atlanta Falcons – Rashawn Slater /OT/ Northwestern
The Falcons decide to stay with Ryan for another year. Slater comes in day 1 and can play either left tackle with Matthews kicking inside or left guard keeping Mathews at tackle. Either way Atlanta’s offensive line becomes much better, and Matt Ryan should be able to stand in the pocket all day dissect defences.
5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase /WR/ LSU
A LSU reunion in Cincinnati, Burrow gets his #1 target from 2019 back when they both played at LSU. With Chase opting out this past season he is still the clear #1 receiver in the draft, him and Burrow should have no trouble getting re-acclimated and finding success similar to what they did in college.
6. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Fields /QB/ Ohio St.
A new era in Philly Wentz is gone and Hurts does not have the tools to be a elite level quarterback in the NFL. The rebuild starts now the Eagles take Justin Fields who has all the tools to become a top10 quarterback at the next level.
7. Detroit Lions – Jaylen Waddle /WR/ Alabama
the Lions add a much needed playmaker in Waddle who is the most electric player in this years draft. Do not be fooled by Smiths production at the end of the year if you watch Alabama’s early games when Waddle was healthy its clear he was the #1 option in that offence. Waddle also offers you value in the return game being able to break it off for 6 at any given time.
8. Carolina Panthers – Trey Lance /QB/ North Dakota St.
The Panthers get the future of the franchise with Trey Lance a tall strong mobile quarterback with a good arm. Lance is a perfect modern day quarterback who can hurt you with his arm or legs as shown by running for over 140 yards in the only game he played this past year. The panthers can take there time with Lance and ease him into the game considering they still have Bridgewater for the next year, although I think it will be tough to keep Lance off the field.
9. Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II /CB/ Alabama
The Broncos come away with the #1 corner in this years draft who has been groomed form birth to play the corner position. Surtain II dad played 11 years in the NFL and its clear he has shown his son a few things. Surtain II should come in and be a starting corner game 1 for the Broncos.
10. Dallas Cowboys – Caleb Farley /CB/ Virginia Tech
The Cowboys get to fill a major need on there team without reaching, Farley offers so much upside at 6’2″ and 197 pounds he can match up with any receiver. Farley will a huge impact for the cowboys defence and should make a instant improvement.
11. New York Giants – DeVonta Smith /WR/ Alabama
With Smith falling out of the top 10 the Giants cant help themselves and get arguably the best receiver in this years draft. Daniel Jones needs weapons, with the addition of Smith he stretches the field. Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram should have a easier time getting open underneath and in the middle of the field.
12. San Francisco 49ers – Kyle Pitts /TE/ Florida
Adding Kyle Pitts to this offence should be illegal. San Fran gets a dynamic player who can be used in similar ways to Travis kelce moving him out wide or keeping him on the line. The niners offence with Kittle and Pitts will prove to be the biggest miss-match for defences, no one will can cover Kittle now imagine trying to stop 2 of those guys in Shanahan’s offence.
13. Los Angeles Chargers – Christian Darrisaw /OT/ Virginia Tech
The Chargers get some much needed help along the O-line Darrisaw can play left tackle solidifying the blind side for Herbert. In back to back drafts the Chargers come away with two of the most important position’s creating stability and hope for the future of the organization.
14. Minnesota Vikings – Gregory Rousseau /EDGE/ Miami
Rousseau is on of the most talented raw players to come out in recent memory only playing 1 season as a edge rusher, in that season he led the country with 15.5 sacks while at Miami. Mike Zimmer’s coaching staff has been known to turn raw pass rushers into productive players in the league, so taking Rousseau with the 14th pick seems like the most ideal fit for both player and team.
15. New England Patriots – Micah Parsons /LB/ Penn St.
Parsons was a consensus top 10 pick to start the season he is a freak athlete that can be used all over the field. Bill will be running the pick up himself if Parsons is still there, his ability to do multiple things as a line backer is what Bill covets from that position.
16. Arizona Cardinals – Jaycee Horn /CB/ South Carolina
Patrick Peterson is leaving in free agency and the Cardinals draft his replacement with Horn. He is a long, tall, and fast corner showing all the natural ability to come in and play press or bump and run and be successful. The Cardinals get there CB-1 to continue building this teams young talented secondary.
17. Las Vegas Raiders – Kwity Paye /EDGE/ Michigan
Another big school guy for Mayock, Paye should bring some much needed help to the Raiders pass rush.
18. Miami Dolphins – Zaven Collins /LB/ Tulsa
Flores gets his linebacker that can do it all similar to Parsons Collins can do multiple things from the linebacker spot. Collins versatility allows him to line up as a pass rusher along the edge on 3rd down as well s playing the traditional linebacker roll.
19. Washington Football Team – Samuel Cosmi /OT/ Texas
Whoever is under centre week 1 they will be thankful to have Cosmi playing left tackle blocking for them. Cosmi will come in from day 1 and be the left tackle for Washington being a major upgrade from what they had there last season. Cosmi still has room to grow into his 6’7″ frame and should continue to grow and get better at the next level. Starting 34of 35 games Cosmi is a great investment for the future of this team.
20. Chicago Bears – Alex Leatherwood /OT/ Alabama
The Bears need help wherever they can get it along the offensive line, and thats exactly what they get in Leatherwood at 6’5″ 312 pounds Leatherwood can play either guard or tackle for you. Playing both left tackle and right guard during his time at Alabama Leatherwood might project better at guard for the NFL, but I would still give him a fair shot at tackle considering he played the lsat two seasons starting at left tackle in the SEC.
21. Indianapolis Colts – Liam Eichenberg /OT/ Notre Dame
Now that the Colts have Wentz under centre it would be a smart investment to protect him if you don’t want to see a repeat of what happened last year in Philadelphia. Along with the retirement of Castonzo, Eichenberg should fill that role nicely starting the last 3 seasons at Notre Dame playing left tackle.
22. Tennessee Titans – Azeez Ojulari /EDGE/ Georgia
The Titans pass rush needs help the Clowney experiment did not work and they find themselves again looking for a 3-4 pass rusher. Ojulari fits there scheme and brings athleticism that no none else offers at this position on the Titans. Ojulari’s burst, bend and flexibility are all great tools he shows he will be able to add to his game and should get even better in the NFL.
23. New York Jets – Travis Etienne /RB/ Clemson
Etienne is arguably one of the most dangerous prospects in this years draft. The jets need weapons all over the field and Etienne Fills the running back hole along with being a home run hitter he can take it the distance at any given time during the game all you need to do is put the ball in his hands.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Alijah Vera-Tucker /IOL/ USC
With the retirement of Pouncey as well as Villanueva most likely leaving in free agency the Steelers would be grateful to have someone like Vera-Tucker on the team. Vera-Tucker played tackle and guard during his time at USC. Although his body suggest a move to guard at the NFL he played very well last season at left tackle and I would like to see him start there and prove he cant do it before being moved to guard. Worst case scenario Vera-Tucker can be a pro bowl guard in the NFL best case he turns into the starting left tackle its a no lose situation fo a team that needs help at both positions.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Kadarius Toney /WR/ Florida
Urban Meyer was known for having some of the fastest most dynamic teams in college football I would assume he does something similar on the NFL. With his first selection outside of Lawrence he wastes no time in getting one of the the best run after the catch athletes in the draft. In addition to what Toney brings on offence he should become the starting punt and kick returner as well.
26. Cleveland Browns – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah /LB/ Notre Dame
Owusu-Koramoah is hybrid of linebacker and safety he is at his best when covering tight ends and playing the alley in big nickel. He will be able to play the will in traditional fronts and move around almost being a positionless player in passing situations. He will be at his best if used similar to a player like Jeremy Chin was this past season.
27. Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman /WR/ Minnesota
Lamar gets his prayers answered with one of the top route runners in this years draft, Bateman can play opposite of Hollywood Brown and be the true X this offence has been searching for. Bateman has a great catch radius with strong hands and he is a willing blocker all things that make him fit what the Ravens are looking for.
28. New Orleans Saints – Jalen Phillips /EDGE/ Miami
Underrated and not talked about enough Jalen Phillips is a premiere edge rusher that can do everything for you. Jalen is 6’5″ and 258 pounds he has size, speed, power and position versatility, he plays the run just as good as he rushes the passer. New Orleans finally gets there long awaited edge rusher.
29. Green Bay Packers – Terrace Marshall Jr. /WR/ LSU
If Rodgers isn’t going anywhere it might be time for the Packers to cave and finally draft a receiver in the first round. Marshall Jr. fits what the Packers tend to go after in receivers being 6’3″ 200 pounds he has a slim build but has produced every season while at LSU even after Burrow left he still had double digit touchdowns and averaged more than 100 yards receiving per game. Opposite of Davante Adams he should be able to feast and great production his rookie year.
30. Buffalo Bills – Najee Harris /RB/ Alabama
A great season for the Bills, but all year the offence was missing a run game. With the culture and weather in Buffalo Harris is a tremendous fit fro the Bills he can be a true bell cow carrying the ball 25-30 times a game, not to mention what he can do in the pass game staying in to block or receiving Harris can help you in every way possible. With Harris the Bills can have a solid run game and make Josh Allen better than he already is.
31. Kansas City Chiefs – Jalen Mayfield /OT/ Michigan
Its safe to say the Chiefs biggest problem this year was the offensive line, Mahomes is possibly the best quarterback to play the game Andy and the Chiefs know this and will get him the protection he deserves. Mayfield has a ton of potential he can play right or left tackle or kick him inside to guard where he should dominate.
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joseph Ossai /EDGE/ Texas
With the possibility of Shaq Barrett not returning the Bucs get his replacement in Ossai who himself is a freak athlete can do what Barrett did for this pass rush. Ossai has a knack for creating turnovers and his motor never stops a high effort and impact player for a superbowl wining defence wont be fun for the rest of the league.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dillion Radunz /OT/ North Dakota St.
34. New York Jets – Jayson Oweh /EDGE/ Penn St.
35. Miami Dolphins – Javonte Williams /RB/ North Carolina
36. Atlanta Falcons – Mac Jones /QB/ Alabama
37. Cincinnati Bengals – Teven Jenkins /OT/ Oklahoma St.
38. Philadelphia Eagles – Rondale Moore /WR/ Purdue
39. Detroit Lions – Nick Bolton /LB/ Missouri
40. Carolina Panthers – Asante Samuel Jr. /CB/ Florida St.
41. Denver Broncos – Quincy Roche /EDGE/ Miami
42. Dallas Cowboys – Christian Barmore /IDL/ Alabama
43. New York Giants – Eric Stokes Jr. /CB/ Georgia
44. San Francisco 49’ers – Wyatt Davis /IOL/ Ohio St.
45. Los Angeles Chargers – Aaron Robinson /CB/ UCF
46. Jacksonville Jaguars – Pat Freiermuth /TE/ Penn St.
47. New England Patriots – Nico Collins /WR/ Michigan
48. Arizona Cardinals – Carlos Basham Jr. /EDGE/ Wake Forest
49. Las Vegas Raiders – Levi Onwuzurike /IDL/ Washington
50. Miami Dolphins – Brevin Jordan /TE/ Miami
51. Washington Football Team – Amon-Ra St. Brown /WR/ USC
52. Chicago Bears – Kyle Trask /QB/ Florida
53. Indianapolis Colts – Greg Newsome II /CB/ Northwestern
54. Tennessee Titans – Tommy Togiai /IDL/ Ohio St.
55. Seattle Seahawks – Jackson Carman /OT/ Clemson
56. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ifeatu Melifonwu /CB/ Syracuse
57. Los Angeles Rams – Jabril Cox /LB/ LSU
58. Cleveland Browns – Elijah Molden /CB/ Washington
59. Baltimore Ravens – Patrick Jones II /EDGE/ Pittsburgh
60. New Orleans Saints – Cameron McGrone /LB/ Michigan
61. Green Bay Packers – Jay Tufele /IDL/ USC
62. Buffalo Bills – Paulson Adebo /CB/ Stanford
63. Kansas City Chiefs – Creed Humphrey /IOL/ Oklahoma
64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Walker Little /OT/ Stanford
65. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevon Moehrig /S/ TCU
66. New York Jets – Dyami Brown /WR/ North Carolina
67. Houston Texans – Landon Dickerson /IOL/ Alabama
68. Atlanta Falcons – Hamilcar Rasheed Jr. /EDGE/ Oregon St.
69. Cincinnati Bengals – Trey Smith /IOL/ Tennessee
70. Philadelphia Eagles – Pete Werner /LB/ Ohio St.
71. Detroit Lions – Davison Nixon /IDL/ Iowa
72. Carolina Panthers – Chazz Surat /LB/ North Carolina
73. Denver Broncos – Dylan Mosses /LB/ Alabama
74. Dallas Cowboys – Javon Holland /S/ Oregon
75. New York Giants – Josh Meyers /IOL/ Ohio St.
76. Washington Football Team – Richie Grant /S/ UCF
77. Los Angeles Chargers – Michael Carter /RB/ North Carolina
78. Minnesota Vikings – Tyler Shelving /IDL/ LSU
79. Arizona Cardinals – Trey Sermon /RB/ Ohio St.
80. Las Vegas Raiders – Talanoa Hufanga /S/ USC
81. Miami Dolphins – Tylan Wallace /WR/ Oklahoma St.
82. Washington Football Team – Israel Mukuamu /CB/ South Carolina
83. Chicago Bears – Seth Williams /WR/ Auburn
84. Philadelphia Eagles – Shaun Wade /CB/ Ohio St
85. Tennessee Titans – Chartarius Atwell /WR/ Louisville
86. New York Jets – Tyson Campbell /CB/ Georgia
87. Pittsburgh Steelers – Baron Browning /LB/ Ohio St.
88. Detroit Lions – Paris Ford /S/ Pittsburgh
89. Cleveland Browns – Hamsah Nasirildeen /S/ Florida St.
90. Minnesota Vikings – James Hudson /OT/ Cincinnati
91. Cleveland Browns – Marvin Wilson /IDL/ Florida St.
92. Green Bay Packers – Robert Hainsey /OT/ Notre Dame
93. Buffalo Bills – Elijah Moore /WR/ Ole Miss
94. Kansas City Chiefs – D’Wayne Eskridge /WR/ Western Michigan
95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Osa Odighizuwa /IDL/ UCLA
96. New England Patriots – Tommy Tremble /TE/ Notre Dame
97. Los Angeles Chargers – Joe Tryon /EDGE/ Washington
98. New Orleans Saints – Amari Rodgers /WR/ Clemson
99. Dallas Cowboys – Spencer Brown /OT/ Northern Iowa
100. Tennessee Titans – Kary Vincent Jr. /CB/ LSU
101. Los Angeles Rams – Demetrius Felton /WR/ UCLA
102. San Francisco 49’ers – Andre Cisco /S/ Syracuse
103. Los Angeles Rams – Johnathon Cooper /EDGE/ Ohio St.
104. Baltimore Ravens – Deonte Brown /IOL/ Alabama
105. New Orleans Saints – Trill Williams /CB/ Syracuse