Pupo’s 2021 Mock Draft 3.0

We are 68 days away, until Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off. In the blink of an eye, it will be here. Football fans across the world, experienced a season like no other. In all honestly, I’m really surprised, we finished the entire season. Health care and frontline workers, played a critical part, in the NFL completing the season. In my way-to-early Mock last July, I had the Jags picking first, Jets picking 2nd, and the Dolphins picking third, but with their pick. Pretty good eh? It’s time for me, to put out my 3rd Mock Draft. So kick back, relax, and enjoy my 5 Round Mock Draft!

  1. Jacksonville = Trevor Lawrence (Jr) QB – Clemson
  • Did you really think Trevor Lawrence was going to come back? It wouldn’t have been right, to return to Clemson. This Jaguars team needs a spark. Lawrence would instantly ignite the Jags fan base, and increase ticket sales. Justin Fields arrived in Columbus, just after Urban Meyer retired. I assume, he must have convinced him to come their. I still think Lawrence will be the selection, but don’t be surprised if it’s Fields.

2. New York Jets = Justin Fields (Jr) QB – Ohio State

  • The Jets want Deshaun Watson, but ultimately, I think he will stay in Houston. That essentially means, they don’t want Sam Darnold under center next year in New York. Fields portrayed one of the gutsiest performances, that I I’ve ever seen, against Clemson. I still can’t believe he threw 4 TD passes, with how much pain he was in. Fields becomes the new face of the franchise in The Big Apple.

3. Miami (from Houston) = DeVonta Smith (Sr) WR – Alabama

  • This Dolphins team is just a few pieces away from contending in the AFC. I still think they should have let Tua sit the entire season, and let him fully recover, from that devastating injury he suffered back in November of 2019. Reuniting Smith with Tua, would be a big help in Tua’s development. I wouldn’t be surprised if Smith leads the NFL in receiving Touchdowns next season. This is just a perfect fit.

4. Atlanta = Zach Wilson (Jr) QB – BYU

  • Do you know what BYU stands for? Matt Ryan will be 36 in May, and it’s time to start preparing for life after him. With the Falcons picking this high, it would be a great time, to select their next Quarterback of the future. Wilson virtually came out of nowhere this past season, and is likely to be a top 10 pick. Wilson can sit behind Ryan for a year or two, and then the keys of the franchise will be handed to him.

5. Cincinnati = Penei Sewell (Jr) OT – Oregon

  • When Joe Burrow’s protected, good things happen. Burrow was knocked around like a rag doll last year, and the fact that he suffered a season ending injury, makes it even more evident, that he needs to be better protected. Sewell might be the best OT prospect to come out in the last little while, and he would help keep Burrow upright, allowing him to do what he did at LSU.

6. Philadelphia = Ja’Marr Chase (Jr) WR – LSU

  • Whether it’s Jalen Hurts under centre, or somebody else in Philly, they will need another weapon on the outside. Jalen Reagor didn’t perform like he was expected to, but you can’t give up on him already. Chase was chewing up DB’s 2 years ago, as a 19 year old True Sophomore, and I see him instantly doing the same in the pros. No team has selected a WR in the 1st Round, in consecutive Drafts, and the Eagles snap that streak here. He would be a nice fit in that Offense.

7. Detroit = Jaylen Waddle (Jr) WR – Alabama

  • I didn’t think it was the best idea for Jaylen Waddle to suit up in the National Championship, with that foot injury, but you gotta give him credit. He risked his Draft stock, in order to suit up the last time with his brothers. Marvin Jones probably won’t be back next season, so they need a replacement. Waddle made nice strides as an outside WR this past season, and I really think he’s going to keep progressing. Him and Kenny Golladay, would be a nice WR tandem together.

8. Carolina = Trey Lance (RSo) QB – North Dakota State

  • If it wasn’t for that devastating knee injury Teddy Bridgewater suffered back in 2016, we might be talking about him, as one of the better Quarterback’s of the league. He isn’t the long term answer in Carolina, and we all know that. Some might have forgotten about Trey Lance, but I haven’t. Lance can sit a year a year or two, behind Bridgewater, and then take over the reigns right after.

9. Denver = Micah Parsons (Jr) LB – Penn State

  • Even if one of the top 4 Quarterback’s were here, it wouldn’t be right to select one. You just don’t give up on Drew Lock yet. The Broncos need a stud like Parsons, in the middle of their Defense. There’s been rumours of Parsons falling, due to off the field issues. He’s just so talented, I can’t see him falling to far. Parsons becomes the new signal caller on that Broncos Defense.

10. Dallas = Patrick Surtain II (Jr) CB – Alabama

  • We all know why, this Cowboys team is picking here. That Dallas Defense, was just atrocious last year. They could take a LB here, but Corner is a bigger need. Chidobe Awuzie, and Jourdan Lewis, are pending free agents, and Anthony Brown can’t be relied on. Surtain and Diggs, would form a nice CB tandem, just like they were in Tuscaloosa.

11. New York Giants = Gregory Rousseau (RSo) EDGE – Miami

  • This Giants team, could go in a variety of areas here. A WR here, would be a bit of a reach. More protection for Daniel Jones, would help him out, and Cornerback, is in play. But more pass rush, makes the most sense here for the Giants. Their is a chance that Leonard Williams, might not be back. If he is, they can kick him inside, and let Rousseau take his place. Nice fit.

12. San Francisco = Caleb Farley (RJr) CB – Virginia Tech

  • Jimmy Garoppolo was one throw away, from possibly leading his team to a Super Bowl victory last year. If he makes that throw to Emmanuel Sanders, peoples’ opinions change on him. People are giving up on him already? It just doesn’t sit right with me. Richard Sherman might be gone, and even if he isn’t, they still need another Corner. Farley would step in and start right away, and help anchor that 49ers Secondary.

13. Los Angeles Chargers = Rashawn Slater (Sr) OT/G – Northwestern

  • Protecting Justin Herbert, is the biggest priority for the Chargers this offseason. Herbert had a fantastic rookie season, where he was named Offensive Rookie of the Year, and also set the record for most Passing Touchdown’s as a rookie with 31. Slater lacks ideal height for an OT, but he might be able to hold up their. If not, he can be kicked inside to Guard. Either at Tackle or Guard, he will help keep Herbert upright.

14. Minnesota = Jaelan Phillips (RJr) EDGE – Miami

  • When most gave up on Jaelan Phillips, I was always one of the one’s who didn’t. Their was a reason why, he was the #1 overall recruit, coming out of High School in 2017, even ahead of Chase Young. That’s saying something. I knew he would eventually blossom, into the player he is now. This Vikings team, is in dire need of some pass rush help, and Phillips can give them that. Phillips might be the most gifted pass rusher, in this entire Draft.

15. New England = Zaven Collins (RJr) LB – Tulsa

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if the Patriots take a Quarterback here. Bill Belichick, doesn’t usually select Quarterback’s this high, but you just never know with Bill. That second level of the Patriots Defense needs help. Dont’a Hightower is getting older, and Ja’Whaun Bentley can be upgraded. Collins had an outstanding season for Tulsa, where he won the Chuck Bednarik Award, as the top Defensive Player in the Country. He would give that Pats Defense a much-needed boost.

16. Arizona = Jaycee Horn (Jr) CB – South Carolina

  • In my previous Mock, I gave the Cardinals Kyle Pitts. He’s still on the board here, but with Patrick Peterson on his way out, they need a replacement. Horn has a high ceiling, and might be the most physical CB, in this year’s Draft. The Cardinals Defense, would welcome him with open arms.

17. Las Vegas = Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (RJr) LB – Notre Dame

  • Ironically, Kyle Pitts is a mirror clone of Darren Waller, and they would be lethal together. But the Raiders have other needs, including LB. I didn’t even know who Owusu-Koramoah was, before last season. He lined up in many spots on that Irish Defense, and he would give that Raiders LB core, a much-needed spark.

18. Miami = Najee Harris (Sr) RB – Alabama

  • Adding a bell cow in Harris, would help take pressure off of Tua, and would allow him to carve up Defenses, just like he did at Alabama. Tua, Harris, and Smith, would reunite in Miami, and would give the Dolphins, one of the best sets of triplets in the NFL. This Offense would be very difficult to stop, week in, and week out. You can even call them, the Miami Crimson Tide.

19. Washington Football Team = Kyle Pitts (Jr) TE – Florida

  • The Washington Football Team, is headed in the right direction, and leading the way is HC Ron Rivera, who is an inspiration to us all. Rivera is a prime example, of to never give up in life, regardless of what your going through. I am even in shock, that Pitts fell all the way to 19. Logan Thomas had a nice season, but Pitts is too good to pass up.

20. Chicago = Christian Darrisaw (Jr) OT – Virginia Tech

  • This pick, could very well be Mac Jones. Whoever is under centre next year in Chicago, will need to be better protected. Darrisaw can step in and start right away, and help keep their Quarterback upright.

21. Indianapolis = Azeez Ojulari (RSo) EDGE – Georgia

  • I really thought the Colts, were going to have to give up this pick, in order to acquire Carson Wentz. Turns out, they didn’t need to. The Colts pass rush needs help. Justin Houston is 32, and Denico Autry will be 32 this year. Ojulari would bring an infusion of talent to that Colts Defense, and would provide help right away.

22. Tennessee = Teven Jenkins (RSr) OT – Oklahoma State

  • Mike Vrabel has really turned this Titans team around, the past couple of years. Taylor Lewan has been suspended, and he suffered a torn ACL last season. On top of all that, he will 30 this year. I just can’t see, how you can rely on a player like that. Jenkins has been rising up Draft boards all year, and it won’t be long until he earns a starting spot in Tennessee.

23. New York Jets = Rashod Bateman (Jr) WR – Minnesota

  • New signal caller Justin Fields, needs another weapon to throw to. Bateman had a down year, but he’s still one of the top WR’s in this Draft class. He’s going to catch a million balls in New York.

24. Pittsburgh = Alex Leatherwood (Sr) OT/G – Alabama

  • I wouldn’t be surprised, if the Steelers take a Quarterback here. But ultimately, I don’t think they will. I think they will worry about Big Ben’s heir apparent next year. Alejandro Villanueva will be 33 this year, and they need to start thinking about his replacement. Leatherwood has experience at Tackle and Guard, and he can start at Guard. Then once Villanueva moves on, he can take over for him.

25. Jacksonville (from LA Rams) = Alijah Vera-Tucker (RJr) OT/G – USC

  • The Jage selected a generational prospect in Trevor Lawrence earlier, which means he needs to be protected. Cam Robinson hasn’t played great, and can be upgraded. Even if they keep Robinson at LT, Vera-Tucker has the experience to play Guard. Whether it’s at Guard or Tackle, Vera-Tucker will be a solid pro.

26. Cleveland = Christian Barmore (RSo) DT – Alabama

  • This Browns team, surprised most this year, and are ascending in the right direction. They have one of the best pass rusher’s in the league in Myles Garrett, and he needs another running mate, along that Defensive Line. Barmore would cause chaos, and would get Garrett singled more.

27. Baltimore = Kwity Paye (Sr) EDGE – Michigan

  • Another toy for Lamar Jackson would be nice, but due to the depth of this WR class, they can grab one later in the Draft. They have more important needs including Edge rusher. Matt Judon probably won’t back, Calais Campbell will be 35 this year, and Derek Wolfe can be upgraded. Paye is a little raw, but if he can be coached up, the sky’s the limit.

28. New Orleans = Dylan Moses (RJr) LB – Alabama

  • If it wasn’t for the ACL injury he suffered before the 2019 Season, Moses would already be in the NFL right now. That injury pushes him down the board a bit, and he is great value here for the Saints. Moses might not start right away, but it won’t be long, until he earns a starting spot. Moses returns home to Louisiana.

29. Green Bay = Jalen Mayfield (RSo) OT – Michigan

  • I really thought when Green Bay got the #1 seed, they were going to win the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I really think Aaron Rodgers will get another Super Bowl ring, before he hangs it up. Adding more protection up front, will help that. Mayfield was mainly at RT in Ann Arbor, and he can stay their, with David Bakhtiari manning the left side.

30. Buffalo = Carlos Basham Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Wake Forest

  • What a year it truly was for the Bills. They earned their first trip to the AFC Championship game, since 1994. It’s been a long time coming for Bills fans. These Bills ain’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Mario Addison, and Jerry Hughes are both aging, and they need a player like Basham’s caliber, on the edge. Basham would start, and make an immediate impact right away.

31. Kansas City = Samuel Cosmi (RJr) OT – Texas

  • Patrick Mahomes was virtually running for his life, almost every play in the Super Bowl. Eric Fisher suffered a torn ACL, and the Chiefs need to be worried about his future. Cosmi won’t start right away, and would be a swing Tackle at first, then would eventually settle in as a starter.

32. Tampa Bay = Joseph Ossai (Jr) EDGE – Texas

  • Talk about a super team eh? The Bucs loaded up, and it payed off. Give GM Jason Licht, and HC Bruce Arians deserve a lot of credit. Shaq Barrett is a free agent, and might not be back. Ossai would start right away, and would be a nice tag team partner with Jason Pierre-Paul.


2nd Round

33. Jacksonville = Terrace Marshall Jr. (Jr) WR – LSU

34. New York Jets = Wyatt Davis (RJr) G – Ohio State

35. Miami (from Houston) = Trevon Moehrig (Jr) S – TCU

36. Atlanta = Joe Tryon (RJr) EDGE – Washington

37. Cincinnati = Pat Freiermuth (Jr) TE – Penn State

38. Philadelphia = Nick Bolton (Jr) LB – Missouri

39. Detroit = Levi Onwuzurike (RSr) DT – Washington

40. Carolina = Kadarius Toney (Sr) WR – Florida

41. Denver = Eric Stokes Jr. (RJr) CB – Georgia

42. Dallas = Liam Eichenberg (RSr) OT – Notre Dame

43. New York Giants = Creed Humphrey (RJr) C – Oklahoma

44. San Francisco = Rondale Moore (RSo) WR – Purdue

45. Los Angeles Chargers = Travis Etienne (Sr) RB – Clemson

46. Jacksonville (from Minnesota) = Trey Smith (Sr) OT/G – Tennessee

47. New England = Tylan Wallace (Sr) WR – Oklahoma State

48. Arizona = Javonte Williams (Jr) RB – North Carolina

49. Las Vegas = Deonte Brown (RSr) G – Alabama

50. Miami = Landon Dickerson (RSr) IOL – Alabama

51. Washington = Mac Jones (RJr) QB – Alabama

52. Chicago = Sage Surratt (RJr) WR – Wake Forest

53. Indianapolis = Dillon Radunz (RSr) OT – North Dakota State

54. Tennessee = Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell (Jr) WR – Louisville

55. Seattle = Spencer Brown (RSr) OT – Northern Iowa

56. Pittsburgh = Aaron Robinson (RSr) CB – UCF

57. Los Angeles Rams = Jackson Carman (Jr) OT – Clemson

58. Cleveland = Quincy Roche (RSr) EDGE – Miami

59. Baltimore = Richie Grant (RSr) S – UCF

60. New Orleans = Jevon Holland (Jr) S – Oregon

61. Green Bay = Greg Newsome II (Jr) CB – Northwestern

62. Buffalo = Jabril Cox (RSr) LB – LSU

63. Kansas City = Tyson Campbell (Jr) CB – Georgia

64. Tampa Bay = D’Wayne Eskridge (RSr) WR – Western Michigan


3rd Round

65. Jacksonville = Brevin Jordan (Jr) TE – Miami

66. New York Jets = Shaun Wade (RJr) DB – Ohio State

67. Houston = Amon-Ra St.Brown (Jr) WR – USC

68. Atlanta = Trey Sermon (Sr) RB – Ohio State

69. Cincinnati = Aaron Banks (RJr) G – Notre Dame

70. Philadelphia = Asante Samuel Jr. (Jr) CB – Florida State

71. Detroit = Hamsah Nasirildeen (Sr) S – Florida State

72. Carolina = Hunter Long (RJr) TE – Boston College

73. Denver = Andre Cisco (Jr) S – Syracuse

74. Dallas = Chazz Surratt (RSr) LB – North Carolina

75. New York Giants = Nico Collins (Sr) WR – Michigan

76. Washington (from San Francisco) = Walker Little (RJr) OT – Stanford

77. Los Angeles Chargers = Ifeatu Melifonwu (RJr) CB – Syracuse

78. Minnesota = Ben Cleveland (RSr) G – Georgia

79. Arizona = Tommy Tremble (RSo) TE – Notre Dame

80. Las Vegas = Kyle Trask (RSr) QB – Florida

81. Miami = Baron Browning (Sr) LB – Ohio State

82. Washington = Elijah Moore (Jr) WR – Ole Miss

83. Chicago = Josh Myers (RJr) IOL – Ohio State

84. Indianapolis = Amari Rodgers (Sr) WR – Clemson

85. Tennessee = Israel Mukuamu (Jr) CB – South Carolina

86. New York Jets (from Seattle) = Chuba Hubbard (RJr) RB – Oklahoma State

87. Pittsburgh = Jay Tufele (RJr) DT – USC

88. Detroit = Paulson Adebo (RJr) CB – Stanford

89. Cleveland = Pete Werner (Sr) LB – Ohio State

90. Minnesota (from Baltimore) = Daviyon Nixon (RJr) DT – Iowa

91. Cleveland (from New Orleans) = Richard LeCounte III (Sr) S – Georgia

92. Green Bay = Dez Fitzpatrick (RSr) WR – Louisville

93. Buffalo = Jack Anderson (RJr) G – Texas Tech

94. Kansas City = Cameron McGrone (RSo) LB – Michigan

95. Tampa Bay = James Hudson (RJr) OT – Cincinnati

96. New England = Keith Taylor Jr. (Sr) CB – Washington

97. Los Angeles Chargers = Jayson Oweh (RSo) EDGE – Penn State

98. New Orleans = Patrick Jones II (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

99. Dallas = Marlon Tuipulotu (RJr) DT – USC

100. Tennessee = Tommy Togiai (Jr) DT – Ohio State

101. Los Angeles Rams = Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (RSr) EDGE – Oregon State

102. San Francisco = Robert Hainsey (Sr) OT/G – Notre Dame

103. Los Angeles Rams = Monty Rice (Sr) LB – Georgia

104. Baltimore = Dyami Brown (Jr) WR – North Carolina

105. New Orleans = Seth Williams (Jr) WR – Auburn


4th Round

106. Jacksonville = Caden Sterns (Jr) S – Texas

107. New York Jets = Charles Snowden (Sr) LB – Virginia

108. Houston = Elijah Molden (Sr) CB – Washington

109. Atlanta = Tony Fields II (Sr) LB – West Virginia

110. Cincinnati = Rodarius Williams (RSr) CB – Oklahoma State

111. Cleveland = Shi Smith (Sr) WR – South Carolina

112. Detroit = Tuf Borland (RSr) LB – Ohio State

113. Carolina = D’Ante Smith (RSr) OT – East Carolina

114. Denver = Marvin Wilson (Sr) DT – Florida State

115. Dallas = Paris Ford (RJr) S – Pittsburgh

116. New York Giants = Talanoa Hufanga (Jr) S – USC

117. San Francisco = Michael Carter (Sr) RB – North Carolina

118. Los Angeles Chargers = Frank Darby (RSr) WR – Arizona State

119. Minnesota = Alaric Jackson (RSr) OT – Iowa

120. New England = Kellen Mond (Sr) QB – Texas A&M

121. Houston = Rhamondre Stevenson (Sr) RB – Oklahoma

122. Las Vegas = Jaylen Twyman (RJr) DT – Pittsburgh

123. Miami = Tyler Shelvin (RJr) DT – LSU

124. Washington = Kary Vincent Jr. (Sr) DB – LSU

125. Minnesota = Ar’Darius Washington (RSo) S – TCU

126. Indianapolis = Kelvin Joseph (RSo) CB – Kentucky

127. Tennessee = Jordan Smith (RJr) EDGE – UAB

128. Seattle = Ronnie Perkins (Jr) EDGE – Oklahoma

129. Pittsburgh = Drake Jackson (RSr) C – Kentucky

130. Jacksonville = Ambry Thomas (Sr) CB – Michigan

131. Cleveland = Marco Wilson (RJr) CB – Florida

132. Baltimore = Adrian Ealy (RJr) OT – Oklahoma

133. New Orleans = Jamie Newman (RSr) QB – Wake Forest/Georgia

134. Green Bay = Justin Hilliard (RSr) LB – Ohio State

135. Minnesota = Demetric Felton (RSr) RB/WR – UCLA

136. Kansas City = Anthony Schwartz (Jr) WR – Auburn

137. Tampa Bay = Payton Turner (Sr) EDGE – Houston

138. New England = Divine Deablo (RSr) S – Virginia Tech

139. Dallas = Elerson Smith (RSr) EDGE – Northern Iowa

140. Los Angeles Rams = Tre Brown (Sr) CB – Oklahoma

141. Pittsburgh = Cornell Powell (RSr) WR – Clemson

142. Green Bay = Darius Stills (Sr) DT – West Virginia

143. Minnesota = K.J. Britt (Sr) LB – Auburn

144. Kansas City = Dayo Odeyingbo (Sr) EDGE – Vanderbilt

145. New England = Kenny Yeboah (RSr) TE – Ole Miss


5th Round

146. Jacksonville = Brady Christensen (RJr) OT – BYU

147. New York Jets = Tre’ McKitty (Sr) TE – Georgia

148. Houston = Jamin Davis (RJr) LB – Kentucky

149. Atlanta = Josh Palmer (Sr) WR – Tennessee

150. Cincinnati = Marlon Williams (Sr) WR – UCF

151. Philadelphia = Davis Mills (RJr) QB – Stanford

152. Detroit = Rashad Weaver (RSr) EDGE – Pittsburgh

153. Carolina = Kenneth Gainwell (RSo) RB – Memphis

154. Denver = Shaka Toney (RSr) EDGE – Penn State

155. Philadelphia = JaCoby Stevens (Sr) S – LSU

156. New York Jets = Jonathon Cooper (RSr) EDGE – Ohio State

157. San Francisco = Tariq Thompson (Sr) S – San Diego State

158. Los Angeles Chargers = David Moore (RSr) G – Grambling State

159. Minnesota = Sam Ehlinger (Sr) QB – Texas

160. New England = Osa Odighizuwa (RSr) DT – UCLA

161. Arizona = Paddy Fisher (RSr) LB – Northwestern

162. Buffalo = Jaret Patterson (Jr) RB – Buffalo

163. Las Vegas = Tamorrion Terry (RJr) WR – Florida State

164. Washington = Trey Hill (Jr) IOL – Georgia

165. Chicago = Victor Dimukeje (Sr) EDGE – Duke

166. Indianapolis = Alim McNeil (Jr) DT – NC State

167. Tennessee = Dazz Newsome (Sr) WR – North Carolina

168. Seattle = Deommodore Lenoir (Sr) CB – Oregon

169. Baltimore = Brady Breeze (RSr) S – Oregon

170. Cleveland = Tommy Kraemer (RSr) OT/G – Notre Dame

171. Jacksonville = Malik Herring (Sr) EDGE – Georgia

172. Minnesota = Tre Norwood (RJr) CB – Oklahoma

173. San Francisco = Jimmy Morrissey (RSr) C – Pittsburgh

174. Green Bay = Joshuah Bledsoe (Sr) S – Missouri

175. Buffalo = Whop Philyor (Sr) WR – Indiana

176. Kansas City = D.J. Daniel (Sr) CB – Georgia

177. Tampa Bay = Ta’Quon Graham (Sr) DL – Texas

178. Green Bay = Noah Gray (Sr) TE – Duke

179. Dallas = Luke Farrell (RSr) TE – Ohio State

180. Kansas City = Khalil Herbert (RSr) RB – Virginia Tech

181. Atlanta = Shawn Davis (Sr) S – Florida

182. San Francisco = Tarron Jackson (RSr) EDGE – Coastal Carolina

183. Atlanta = Thomas Graham Jr. (Sr) CB – Oregon

184. Baltimore = Benjamin St-Juste (RJr) CB – Minnesota

185. Carolina = Camryn Bynum (RSr) CB – California

186. Tampa Bay = Buddy Johnson (Sr) LB – Texas A&M

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