Final 2021 NFL Mock Draft

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) 

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: 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.

3. San Francisco 49ers (Acquired via MIA/HOU): QB Trey Lance (North Dakota State)

Alabama’s Mac Jones was speculated to be the pick here, but in our last mock draft we had Justin Fields. The pick has remained unknown, but there’s been a sense that Jones has been a smoke-screen all-along, and was never actually going to be the pick here. Trey Lance would be the pick that makes the most sense here, he offers the developmental traits to thrive in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

4. TRADE: Miami Dolphins (Acquired via ATL): TE Kyle Pitts (Florida)

Our first projected trade in this mock draft is the Miami Dolphins moving up to select arguably the top non-QB prospect in the draft: former Florida TE Kyle Pitts. 

5. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Ja’Marr Chase (LSU)

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. Re-uniting Ja’Marr Chase w/ his former college QB Joe Burrow.

6. TRADE: Atlanta Falcons (Acquired Via /MIA): QB Justin Fields (Ohio State)

In this mock draft, the Falcons move back from 4th overall to 6th. Even with QB Matt Ryan still under contract, they go and make the surprising move landing their potential franchise QB with Justin Fields.

7. Detroit Lions: WR Jaylen Waddle (Alabama)

The Lions have an immediate need at WR, and with this pick they 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.

8. TRADE: Los Angeles Chargers: (Acquired via CAR): OT Penei Sewell (Oregon)

The Chargers move up here to solidify their O-line and protect their young QB by adding the offensive linemen in the draft with Herbert’s former teammate Penei Sewell.

9. TRADE: New Orleans Saints: (Acquired via DEN): CB Patrick Surtain Jr. (Alabama)

The Saints are always an aggressive team in the draft, and tonight will be no different.. They make a huge move up to No. 9 to select CB Patrick Surtain Jr.

10. Dallas Cowboys: CB Jaycee Horn (South Carolina)

The Cowboys really need to upgrade their secondary, and they do that here by selecting the top CB on the board, Jayce Horn.

11. New York Giants: OT Rashawn Slater (Northwestern)

The Giants have at least a half a dozen options to consider here at No. 11 and while a trade back makes sense here.. The Giants go with the top player on the board, adding to their offensive line with Rashawn Slater who can start Week 1 at either OT or G.

12. Philadelphia Eagles: (Acquired via MIA): EDGE Kwity Paye (Michigan)

The Eagles have a very tough choice to make here. They could go with top-rusher Kwity Paye, a game-changing LB in Micah Parsons, or Heisman trophy winner DeVonta Smith, they ultimately go with Paye to help solidify their edge, as Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett’s future is in doubt with their contracts almost expiring.

13. TRADE: Carolina Panthers (Acquired via LAC): WR DeVonta Smith (Alabama)

The Panthers moved back from 4 to 13 in this mock draft, to select the top receiver on the board, former Heisman trophy winner DeVonta Smith. Smith gives Darnold another weapon and would be a Day 1 starter replacing Curtis Samuel.

14. TRADE: Miami Dolphins: (Acquired via MIN) IOL Elijah Vera-Tucker (USC)

The Dolphins just traded Ereck Flowers, and even before that they still could really benefit from adding another starting-caliber offensive linemen. They add one here by trading up with Minnesota to add former USC OL Elijah Vera-Tucker, who offers the versatility of play offensive tackle if needed.

15. New England Patriots: LB Micah Parsons (Penn State)

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. While Jones could be the pick here, former Penn State LB Micah Parson falling is too tempting for Bill to pass up. Parsons resembles the type of LB Bill Belichick loves to build a defense around.

16. TRADE: Chicago Bears (Acquired via AZ) QB Mac Jones (Alabama)

The Bears make a move up here to get their future franchise QB in former Alabama QB Mac Jones. Jones can compete with Dalton & Foles for a starting job, and can sit for some time to develop if needed.

17. Las Vegas Raiders: DT Christian Barmore (Alabama)

The Raiders can benefit from upgrading their defensive front, adding the top interior defensive lineman in the draft with former Alabama DT Christian Barmore.

18. TRADE: Minnesota Vikings: (Acquired via MIA): OT Christian Darrisaw (Virginia Tech)

The Vikings traded back in this mock from 14 to 18, to select the top offensive tackle on the board in Christian Darrisaw.

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

A position that would be a huge upgrade for this Washington’ 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. TRADE: Denver Broncos (Acquired via AZ/Bears): OT Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State)

The Broncos move back in this mock draft with the Saints to No. 28 and move back up with a trade with Arizona to add a starting RT in Teven Jenkins.

21. TRADE: Green Bay Packers (Acquired via IND): WR Elijah Moore (Ole Miss)

The Packers made the choice that surprised everyone last year, selecting QB Jordan Love. Aaron Rodgers is clearly still frustrated with that selection, what way to help brighten his mood than to take a dynamic slot WR in Elijah Moore.

22. Tennessee Titans: CB Greg Newsome (Northwestern)

The Titans really need to add another starting CB, they add former Northwestern CB Greg Newsome.

23. New York Jets: EDGE Azeez Ojulari (Georgia)

The Jets could really use a pass-rusher off the edge, and they got one here with Azeez Ojulari.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4): RB Najee Harris (Alabama)

The Steelers need a RB to carry the load now that James Conner has moved on. The Steelers add former Alabama star RB Najee Harris.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15) (Acquired from LAR): S Trevon Moehrig (TCU)

The Jaguars need help at safety, and they go ahead and add the top safety in the draft with Trevon Moehrig.

26. Cleveland Browns: LB Zaven Collins (TCU)

The Browns continue to build their defense here with the massive LB Zaven Collins from TCU.

27. Baltimore Ravens: 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 a developmental player with all the athletic traits necessary to be great.

28 TRADE: Arizona Cardinals: (Acquired via DEN/NO): CB Caleb Farley (Virginia Tech)

The Cardinals in this mock draft move back twice, from No. 16 to 20, to the bottom half of the 1st to select CB Caleb Farley. 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 Cardinals could perhaps land one of the biggest steals of the draft if his back is all good and assume he makes a full recovery.

29. Indianapolis Colts (Acquired via GB): OT Liam Eichenberg (Notre Dame)

The Colts move back in a trade with Green Bay to solidify their vacant LT position with former Notre Dame OT Liam Eichenberg.

30. Buffalo Bills: RB Travis Etienne (Clemson)

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 former Clemson RB Travis Etienne. 

31. TRADE: Baltimore Ravens (Acquired via KC): WR Rashod Bateman (Minnesota)

The Ravens used the pick they acquired with the Chiefs to select former Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman, giving them a potential starting receiver as a rookie.

32. TRADE: Seattle Seahawks (Acquired via TB): EDGE Payton Turner

The Seahawk are without a 1st-round pick, after trading their pick to the Jets in exchange for Jamal Adams. The Seahawks are known to always moving into the late 1st-round, and they do again here taking former Houston edge-rusher Payton Turner

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