2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (2-Rounds)

Round 1:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15): QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) 

It’s about an absolute guarantee than Trevor Lawrence will be selected as the No. 1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lawrence current odds to be the first pick are -10,000 (odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook).

2. New York Jets (2-14): QB Zach Wilson (BYU)

The Jets’ No. 2 overall pick is also pretty much a done deal, as the Jets have already traded former 2018 3rd-overall pick Sam Darnold, BYU’s Zach Wilson. His current odds of being the selected No. 2 overall are -5,000 ((odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook).

3. San Francisco 49ers (6-10) Acquired via MIA/HOU: QB Justin Fields (Ohio State)

The draft becomes unclear starting at pick No. 3, as the San Francisco 49ers recently traded up last month w/ the Miami Dolphins, to presumably select a QB. The question is who is the QB? Many have mocked Alabama’s Mac Jones as the pick here, but there’s many reasons to believe they might be selecting Ohio State QB Justin Fields. Fields would provide an immediate spark to their offense, offering a dual-threat ability that they have not had with Jimmy G.

4. TRADE: Denver Broncos (6-10) (Acquired via ATL): QB Trey Lance (North Dakota State)

Our first mock trade is the Denver Broncos moving up to select QB Trey Lance. There is no secret that Denver is keeping their eyes open at potential QBs, Lance in Denver could be have the potential for tremendous success. He has experience playing in cold weather environments, and would not have to be relied upon to start Week 1; they ultimately can allow him to sit and develop, while Lock remains the QB for now.

5. Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1): TE Kyle Pitts (Florida)

The pick that would make a lot of sense here would be OT Penei Sewell, who could perhaps be a once in a generation type of talent. Ensuring protection for Joe Burrow who is coming off a torn ACL is crucial, but with the depth at offensive tackle; they have the ability to wait until the early second round to select one. Kyle Pitts is the best TE in the draft and like Sewell, is such a rare talent, that it would might ultimately be too tempting to pass up on Pitts.. Pitts would immediately upgrade their passing offense and would be a Day 1 starter.

6. Miami Dolphins (10-6) Acquired via PHI: WR Ja’Marr Chase (LSU)

The Dolphins also should be looking here to help protect their young QB, but giving Tua as many weapons to succeed also is crucial, that’s why the pick here is former LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase. Chase has the potential to become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, he’ll be a huge upgrade to their offense alongside WRs DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Preston Williams.

7. Detroit Lions (5-11): OT Penei Sewell (Oregon)

The Lions have an immediate need at WR, but they have a new GM and head coach that have signed long-term deals so they ultimately might be looking for a slow growth. One way to help to around the future of the franchise is solidifying their offensive line with the best-OL in the draft with Sewell.

8. Carolina Panthers (5-11): OT Rashawn Slater (Northwestern)

Carolina has an immediate need at OT and they address that by selecting the 2nd-best OL in the draft class with Rashawn Slater, which will help protect new QB Sam Darnold. Also would not be surprised to see them trade back as they have plenty of holes to fill on their roster.

9. TRADE: Los Angeles Chargers (Acquired via ATL/DEN): WR Jaylen Waddle (Alabama)

The Chargers are on the cusp of really becoming one of the contenders in the AFC under 2nd-year QB Justin Herbert, and it seems they are just a few players away from that happening. Protecting Herbert is something they should look to consider here, but with Sewell/Slater off the board, instead of waiting for Darrisaw to fall in their laps at 13, they trade up add arguably the most dangerous skill position player in the open-field in this draft in Jaylen Waddle who would be a Day 1 starter in the slot.

10. Dallas Cowboys (6-10): CB Patrick Surtain Jr. (Alabama)

The Cowboys desperately need to address their secondary, especially after losing CBs Byron Jones & Chidobe Awuzie in free agency the past two seasons. Adding Patrick Surtain Jr. who is arguably the Top CB prospect in this class, would be such a immediate upgrade to their secondary.

11. TRADE: Arizona Cardinals (8-8): (Acquired via NYG): WR Devonta Smith (Alabama)

The Cardinals are similar to how the Chargers are; where they are perhaps just a few key players away from becoming a serious contender. What way to help improve this passing game to add former Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith, who would make a scary combination w/ Kyler Murray. Arizona would most likely have to trade up to make this happen as Smith is definitely the Top WR available at the moment, and doing so in this spot would steal him from Philadelphia

12. Philadelphia Eagles (4-11-1) (Acquired via MIA) LB Micah Parsons (Penn State)

The Eagles traded back from their original 6th overall pick with Miami a month ago, and many expected that they might have made this move cause they still might be able to select either Waddle or Smith with this pick.. There’s a high chance that both of them will already be selected (like in this mock), so the best case scenario for them would be selecting the best player on the board – which would be Penn State LB Micah Parsons, who would stay in his home state Pennsylvania.

13. TRADE: Atlanta Falcons (Acquired via LAC): CB Jaycee Horn (South Carolina)

Atlanta had the opportunity to select the QB of the future at pick No. 4, and after trading down in this mock and adding more picks, they add the best player on the board – CB Jaycee Horn. Despite the Falcons drafting CB A.J. Terrell in the first round last year, there is a new GM in charge, so that shouldn’t stop him for taking another CB since that is such a huge need for them.

14. Minnesota Vikings (7-9): IOL Elijah Vera-Tucker (USC)

The Vikings really need to address the interior of their offensive line, so they do that here by taking former USC OL Elijah Vera-Tucker, who has the versatility to play offensive tackle if needed, which would benefit their O-line.

15. New England Patriots (7-9): QB Mac Jones (Alabama)

Everybody is waiting to see if the Patriots will finally select a QB in the first round, and the pick here is not surprising at all – former Alabama QB Mac Jones. The Belichick-Saban relationship is real, and you would ought to think Saban would give his validation and stamp of approval of Mac to Bill. Jones will have the opportunity to compete with Cam Newton, and wouldn’t be rushed to start Week 1 if he’s not ready, but he’s proved he’s able to quickly process new information.

16. TRADE: New York Giants (6-10); (Acquired via AZ): DT Christian Barmore (Alabama)

The Giants move back in the mock draft because they still have a lot of holes on their roster (especially on defense) that they need to fill, so the more draft picks the merrier. After losing talented NT Dalvin Tomlinson in free agency to Minnesota, why not replace him with another former Alabama DT in Christian Barmore, who is the top-ranked DT in this class.

17. Las Vegas Raiders (8-8): EDGE Jaelan Phillips (Miami FL)

The Raiders swung and missed in 2018 with edge rusher Arden Key, and their 4th-overall pick in 2019 Clelin Ferrell hasn’t done anything spectacular, so edge is a crucial need for them. In a division with Mahomes, Herbert and potentially a top QB from this class, adding Jaelan Phillips would be an immediate upgrade to their pass rush.

18. Miami Dolphins (10-6): OT Christian Darrisaw (Virginia Tech)

Like mentioned in the Dolphins previous pick, making sure that Tua is well-protected is essential, especially for a young QB that has had previous durability concerns. Getting the top OT left on the board at pick 18 would be tremendous value if Christian Darrisaw is able to eventually start at offensive tackle.

19. Washington Football Team (7-9): LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Notre Dame)

This defense is starting to become a very scary unit, which starts up-front with their pass rush. A position that would be a huge upgrade for their defense is a hybid LB/safety that can cover TEs and Slot-WRs. In a division that has players like Evan Engram and CeeDee Lamb; adding former Notre Dame LB Owusu-Koramoah could be the missing chess piece for this Washington defense.

20. Chicago Bears (8-8): CB Greg Newsome II (Northwestern)

The Bears could really benefit from adding a CB to play on the other side of Jaylon Johnson, following the release of Kyle Fuller. Newsome has great athletic traits and tape and the team should be familiar with him as he played in the state of Illinois collegiately at Northwestern.

21. Indianapolis Colts (11-5): EDGE Azeez Ojulari (Georgia)

Colts GM Chris Ballard loves drafting defenders with elite athletic traits, as the former Georgia Bulldog defender Ojulari fits that description for sure.

22. Tennessee Titans (11-5): OT Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State)

Tennessee swung and missed so badly last year in the late first round with OT Isaiah Wilson who already is not even on an NFL roster for multiple reasons. They could put the past to rest and immediately fill that void with the bruising RT Teven Jenkins who would be a massive upgrade to the right side of their offensive line, clearing defenders in the run game for Derrick Henry.

23. TRADE: New Orleans Saints (Acquired via NYJ/SEA): WR Kadarius Toney (Florida)

The Saints have a void to fill at WR, Emmanuel Sanders left for Buffalo in free agency and TE Jared Cook also is gone. They need an electrifying athlete at WR that can stretch the field and take eyes off of Michael Thomas. The Saints have proved many times they’re not afraid to be aggressive – and so they make the move up and add former Florida WR Kadarius Toney.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4): EDGE Kwity Paye (Michigan)

With edge-rusher Bud Dupree leaving for Tennessee in the offseason, there is a void to fill at OLB off the edge, and that void can be filled here with former Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye. This would be tremendous value for Pittsburgh here, as Paye has all the talent to be in the consideration of teams outside of the Top 10, but in this mock draft he falls right in their lap.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15) (Acquired from LAR): WR Elijah Moore (Ole Miss)

There is no secret that Jacksonville’s new HC Urban Meyer loves having speed & versatility from his offensive skill players. They land one of the most fastest and quickest players in the draft in Elijah Moore, who can be a Day 1 starter in the slot alongside Chark and Shenault.

26. TRADE: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) (Acquired via CLE): S Trevon Moehrig (TCU)

The Super Bowl champs don’t have many crucial needs as the majority of their key free agents are all returning to the team. Adding the top safety in the draft would be a great benefit to their secondary.

27. Baltimore Ravens (11-5): EDGE Jayson Oweh (Penn State)

Former Penn State edge rusher Jayson Oweh has so much potential and the Ravens are the perfect type of team to invest in developmental player with all the athltic traits necessary to be great.

28 TRADE: New York Jets (2-14) (Acquired via SEA): CB Caleb Farley (Virginia Tech)

Farley opted-out of the 2020 season and is coming off a back injury, but before that he was regarded as arguably the Top CB prospect in this class. The Jets could perhaps land one of the biggest steals of the draft if his back is all good to and assume he makes a full recovery.

29. Green Bay Packers (13-3): LB Jamin Davis (Kentucky)

While many would suggest that the Packers should add a wide receiver; with Toney & Moore off the board, rather than reaching they add one of the best players left on the board. The former Kentucky Wildcat LB flies all around the field and had a tremendous Pro Day, he would be an immediate upgrade at ILB.

30. Buffalo Bills (13-3): RB Najee Harris (Alabama)

The Bills are desperately trying to solidify a reliable franchise RB to pair alongside Josh Allen, and that is exactly what they would get here with Najee Harris. OC Brian Daboll spent a year as the OC at Alabama so he’s already has a connection here with Harris. An Allen-Harris RPO/Read Option in the goal line would be nearly impossible to defend..

31. Kansas City Chiefs (14-2): OT Alex Leatherwood (Alabama)

Everyone knows Kansas City desperately needs help at OT, and they sure this need up by taking former Alabama OT Alex Leatherwood.

32. TRADE: Cleveland Browns: (Acquired via TB): DT Levi Onwuzurike (Washington)

Following the release of veteran Sheldon Richardson, Cleveland has a need at DT, and they land Onwuzurike here after trading back and not reaching for him.

Round 2:

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Travis Etienne (Clemson)

34. New York Jets: EDGE Joseph Ossai (Texas)

35. Atlanta Falcons: RB Javonte Williams (North Carolina)

36: TRADE: Dallas Cowboys: (Acquired via MIA): TE Pat Friermuth (Penn State)

37. Philadelphia Eagles: WR Terrace Marshall Jr. (LSU)

38. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Samuel Cosmi (Texas)

39. Carolina Panthers: LB Zaven Collins (Tulsa)

40. TRADE: Chicago Bears (Acquired via DEN): OT Liam Eichenberg (Notre Dame)

41. Detroit Lions: WR Rashod Bateman (Minnesota)

42. New York Giants: EDGE Joe Tryon (Washington)

43. TRADE: Washington Football Team: (Acquired via SAN): QB Kellen Mond (Texas A&M)

44. TRADE: Miami Dolphins (Acquired via DAL): EDGE Gregory Rousseau

45. Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Eric Stokes (Georgia)

46. New England Patriots: WR Rondale Moore (Purdue)

47. Los Angeles Chargers: CB Asante Samuel Jr. (Florida State)

48. Las Vegas Raiders: DT Jay Tufele (USC)

49. Arizona Cardinals: CB Tyson Campbell (Georgia)

50. Miami Dolphins: G Trey Smith (Tennessee)

51. TRADE: San Francisco 49ers: Acquired via WFT: IOL Landon Dickerson (Alabama)

52. TRADE: Denver Broncos: (Acquired via Chicago Bears): OT Dillon Radunz (North Dakota State)

53. Tennessee Titans: LB Nick Bolton (Missouri)

54. Indianapolis Colts: S Richie Grant (UCF)

55. Pittsburgh Steelers: RB Kenneth Gainwell (Memphis)

56. Seattle Seahawks: EDGE Carlos Basham (Wake Forest)

57. Los Angeles Rams: CB Kelvin Joseph (Kentucky)

58. Baltimore Ravens: C Creed Humphrey (Oklahoma)

59. Cleveland Browns: WR Tutu Atwell (Louisville)

60. New Orleans Saints: CB Aaron Robinson (UCF)

61. Buffalo Bills: OL Jalen Mayfield (Michigan)

62. Green Bay Packers: CB Elijah Molden (Washington)

63.: Kansas City Chiefs: DB Ifeatu Melifonwu (South Carolina)

64: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: IDL Daviyon Nixon (Iowa)


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