2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets shake issues up and take Justin Fields over Zach Wilson, Steelers get first-round RB


Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Staff

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

City Meyer follows the script and takes the top-ranked participant within the draft. Meyer is unquestionably hoping that Lawrence can parlay his 34-2 document at Clemson into additional success on the NFL degree. Past his gaudy school document, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Lawrence has the bodily instruments that quarterbacks must must flourish in as we speak’s NFL. Whether or not or not Lawrence and the Jaguars can capitalize on that expertise is the massive query.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

Projected Staff

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

sixth

POSITION RNK

third

Sure, the overall consensus is that Zach Wilson would be the Jets’ decide. However Robert Saleh is a blue collar, defensive coach who most likely liked watching Fields’ gutsy efficiency in Ohio State’s win over Clemson on this 12 months’s Sugar Bowl. Together with being a robust, sturdy quarterback, Fields was glorious at caring for the soccer throughout his time in school, a trait that each first-year head coach desires from their quarterback.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

The 49ers pounce on the prospect to pick Wilson, who backed up his stellar remaining season at BYU with an equally spectacular professional day. Not like the quarterbacks picked forward of him, Wilson could get the prospect to sit down and watch as a rookie assuming the 49ers do not commerce Jimmy Garoppolo.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Staff

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

fifth

POSITION RNK

1st

The highest-rated tight finish within the draft is heading to Atlanta to hitch quarterback Matt Ryan and receivers Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. In Pitts, the Falcons are getting a 6-foot-5, 245-pound athlete who is actually a receiver in a good finish’s physique. Pitts ought to shortly assist enhance a Falcons offense that was simply twenty fifth within the NFL in crimson zone effectivity final season.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Staff

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

third

POSITION RNK

1st

With A.J. Inexperienced gone, the Bengals replenish their receiving corps whereas additionally reuniting Joe Burrow together with his school teammate. Through the Tigers’ 2019 season, Burrow and Chase related 84 occasions for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. The Bengals are actually hoping this duo goes down within the historical past books alongside Montana and Rice, Aikman and Irvin and Manning and Harrison. Search for Cincinnati to handle its offensive line within the coming rounds.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Staff

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

ninth

POSITION RNK

third

Seeing a development right here? Like Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa is reunited together with his former school receiver. Just like former Panthers All-Professional Steve Smith, Chase is an explosive receiver who greater than makes up for his small-ish stature. He caught 37 touchdowns throughout his remaining two seasons at Alabama whereas taking dwelling the Heisman Trophy final season. Smith would assist full a powerful Miami receiving corps that additionally consists of DeVante Parker and Will Fuller.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Staff

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

eighth

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Lions are thrilled to accumulate Waddle, who “falls” to them at No. 7. Whereas accidents held him again final season, Waddle nonetheless managed to common 21.1 yards per catch whereas serving to Alabama win the nationwide title. A particularly explosive receiver, Waddle will look to exchange Kenny Golladay because the Lions’ No. 1 receiver.

North Dakota State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Projected Staff

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

tenth

POSITION RNK

4th

In Lance, the Panthers get a quarterback who could finally go down because the steal of the 2021 draft (see Patrick Mahomes, 2017 draft). A particularly gifted participant with super upside, Lance will get the prospect to work with offensive-minded head coach Matt Rhule whereas additionally getting the prospect to play with All-Professional working again Christian McCaffrey. Given his lack of expertise (he began only one season on the FCS degree), Lance would seemingly begin the season behind Sam Darnold.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Staff

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

seventh

POSITION RNK

1st

The Broncos eschew taking a quarterback and as a substitute get themselves the top-rated linebacker within the draft. An explosive participant, Parsons will strengthen a Broncos protection that boasted the league’s top-ranked crimson zone protection in 2020. Parsons will get the prospect to work alongside Von Miller, one of many league’s greatest linebackers over the previous decade.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Staff

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

fifteenth

POSITION RNK

2nd

Dallas pounces on the prospect to accumulate Surtain, the top-rated cornerback within the draft. An distinctive man protection defender at Alabama, Surtain joins a Cowboys defensive backfield that additionally consists of Trevon Diggs, Jourdan Lewis, Donovan Wilson and Keanu Neal.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Staff

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Sewell slides out of the highest 10, however he lands on a Giants staff in want of offensive line assist. A left deal with by commerce, Sewell can also be able to beginning at guard. The 2019 Outland Trophy winner, Sewell will look to guard Daniel Jones’ blindside for years to return.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Staff

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

third

With the top-rated receivers off of the board, the Eagles deal with one other want with the collection of Slater, a flexible lineman who could possibly be used at deal with, guard or heart. Slater allowed no sacks and only one quarterback hit throughout his remaining season at Northwestern.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

The Chargers add a major piece to their offensive line with Vera-Tucker, who moved from guard to left deal with for USC after Austin Jackson departed for the NFL. The versatile lineman will now look to maintain Justin Herbert clear whereas additionally offering working lanes for Austin Ekeler.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Staff

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

thirteenth

POSITION RNK

2nd

After seeing no offensive linemen come off the board early, 4 straight linemen are taken between picks 11-14. In Darrisaw, the Vikings are getting a left deal with who began for 3 straight years at Virginia Tech. Darrisaw ought to make life simpler for Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and working again Dalvin Prepare dinner.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Staff

New England

PROSPECT RNK

twelfth

POSITION RNK

1st

For no matter motive, I do not see the Patriots taking Mac Jones with the fifteenth decide. I as a substitute see Invoice Belichick utilizing the decide to additional strengthen his protection. Arguably essentially the most full defensive lineman within the draft, Paye persistently discovered himself within the opponent’s backfield throughout his time on the College of Michigan.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Staff

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

thirtieth

POSITION RNK

4th

With Patrick Peterson gone, the Cardinals will attempt to substitute him with one of many top-ranked corners within the draft. The son of former Saints receiver Joe Horn, Jaycee Horn spent his school profession overlaying the very best receivers the SEC needed to supply.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Staff

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

third

Relaxation assured, the Raiders will use this decide to handle their protection. I’ve Mike Mayock and the Raiders taking Ojulari, a gifted cross rusher who tallied three sacks, two compelled fumbles and a security throughout Georgia’s win over Cincinnati on this 12 months’s Peach Bowl.

Clemson

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 205 lbs

Projected Staff

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

thirty eighth

POSITION RNK

1st

Search for the Dolphins to go both lineman or working again with this decide. For this mock, I’ve the Dolphins utilizing the decide on Etienne, CBS Sports activities’ top-ranked working again within the draft. Etienne must be a pleasant complement for Myles Gaskin, who tallied practically 1,000 all-purpose yards as a rookie in 2020.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Staff

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

twenty second

POSITION RNK

fifth

Washington, with out transferring up in any respect, lands one of many top-rated quarterbacks within the draft. Like Wilson, Jones will get the luxurious of enjoying behind a veteran (Ryan Fitzpatrick) till Ron Rivera deems him able to take over Washington’s offense.

Oklahoma State

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Staff

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

twenty third

POSITION RNK

fifth

The Bears prioritize offensive line over receiver with their first decide. Earlier than sitting out the 2020 season, Jenkins noticed time at proper guard and each deal with positions throughout his sophomore and junior seasons at Oklahoma State. New Bears quarterback Andy Dalton will certainly approve of this decide.

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Staff

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

twenty first

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Colts select to handle their cross rush over their offensive line with their first decide. Whereas he has damage issues, there’s loads of like about Phillips. An entire defensive participant, Phillips showcased his skill to sack the quarterback and cease the run (he had eight sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss) throughout his remaining season at Miami.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Staff

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

twenty fourth

POSITION RNK

fifth

Earlier than addressing their wants on the defensive facet of the ball, the Titans deal with the lack of Corey Davis with the addition of Toney. Whereas he did not breakout till his remaining season at Florida, Toney however confirmed his potential after catching 70 passes for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns final season. Toney completed his school profession with a bang; he caught 25 passes for 443 yards and three touchdowns throughout his final three video games. In his remaining school recreation, caught eight passes for 153 yards and a landing in opposition to Alabama.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Staff

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

eleventh

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets might go working again right here, however I think Robert Saleh goes to make use of the decide to strengthen his protection. A standout defender throughout his time at Virginia Tech, Farley was a projected top-10 decide earlier than present process a again process. If he can keep away from additional damage setbacks, Farley has the ball expertise and athleticism to be a drive on the subsequent degree.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Staff

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

thirty ninth

POSITION RNK

2nd

Decided to enhance what was the league’s worst speeding assault in 2020, the Steelers take a working again within the first spherical for the sixth time since 1972. That 12 months, the Steelers chosen Franco Harris, who helped change the fortunes of the franchise. The Steelers are hoping this Harris can do comparable magic in Pittsburgh. Harris did loads of harm for Alabama, the place he rushed for 1,466 yards and 26 touchdowns in the course of the 2020 season.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Staff

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

sixteenth

POSITION RNK

1st

Recognized for his offensive mastery in school, City Meyer surprises many by taking a defensive participant with this decide. Arguably the very best security on this 12 months’s draft, Moehrig will likely be a pleasant addition to a Jaguars protection that already consists of Josh Allen, Jihad Ward, Myles Jack, Tre Herndon and C.J. Henderson.

Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Staff

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

forty ninth

POSITION RNK

third

The Browns want a little bit extra chew of their protection coming into 2021. In Rousseau, the Browns are getting a participant who tallied 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss throughout his remaining season with the Hurricanes. Rousseau would assist substitute Olivier Vernon, who completed second behind Myles Garrett for the staff lead in sacks final season.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Staff

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

thirty sixth

POSITION RNK

seventh

With the draft’s top-rated cross rushers off the board, the Ravens give Lamar Jackson a much-needed weapon with the twenty seventh decide. After catching 13 touchdowns throughout LSU’s nationwide championship season, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Marshall caught 10 touchdowns in simply seven video games for the Tigers in 2020.

Tulsa

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Staff

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

twenty ninth

POSITION RNK

fifth

Collins brings a much-needed enhance to the Saints’ protection. A really versatile participant, Collins stuffed the stat sheet in 2020. Throughout his remaining season at Tulsa, Collins returned two of his 4 interceptions for touchdowns. He additionally compelled two fumbles, recorded 4 sacks, made 7.5 sacks for loss and made 54 tackles in simply eight video games.

Kentucky

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 234 lbs

Projected Staff

Inexperienced Bay

PROSPECT RNK

51st

POSITION RNK

sixth

The Buccaneers uncovered the Packers’ want for defensive reinforcements throughout final 12 months’s NFC title recreation. In Davis, the Packers are filling an important want in the midst of their protection. Whereas his recreation velocity has been questioned, Davis was an excellent run defender at Kentucky. He was additionally strong in cross protection whereas exhibiting a eager skill to shortly diagnose the opposition’s play.

North Carolina

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 220 lbs

Projected Staff

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

forty fifth

POSITION RNK

third

The Payments use their first decide so as to add to their secure of working backs. A bruising runner who averaged 7.3 yards per carry final season, Williams joins forces with present Buffalo backs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss.

Alabama

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Staff

Kansas Metropolis

PROSPECT RNK

twenty fifth

POSITION RNK

third

After getting run over within the Tremendous Bowl, the Chiefs add an inside stud with their first decide. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound defensive deal with has freakish athleticism that he’ll seemingly lean on in the course of the early phases of his NFL profession. Together with being a strong run stopper, Barmore tallied six sacks throughout his remaining season at Alabama.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 293 lbs

Projected Staff

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

twenty seventh

POSITION RNK

4th

The primary spherical ends with the defending champions including some depth to their line of defense. A university teammate of present Buccaneers defensive deal with Vita Vae, Onwuzurike carried out nicely at this 12 months’s Senior Bowl after sitting out the 2020 season. Whereas his pass-rushing expertise might use some refinement, Onwuzurike was an elite run stopper at Washington, serving to the Huskies seize a Rose Bowl berth in 2018.



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