Fanelli’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Fanelli’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

by March 24, 2021 8 comments

It’s been a little over a week since free agency has begun, and most of the big-name free agents have signed new contracts. As we wind down the month of March, we are counting the days till the 2021 NFL Draft. While plenty can change between now and the last weekend in April, we now have a better idea of what holes each team needs to fill. So without further ado, here is my second 2021 NFL Mock Draft with two rounds of analysis and 12 trades.

1) Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Unless Trevor Lawrence decides to retire from football between now and the draft, he will be the top pick. The Jaguars now need to spend the rest of the draft building up his supporting cast.

2) New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

While they haven’t traded away Sam Darnold, the growing sense around the league is the Jets will select Wilson with this pick. Remember, general manager Joe Douglas didn’t select Darnold a few years back and would have to pay him roughly $18 million in 2022 if he’s on the roster. Time to start fresh at quarterback.

For more on Wilson, check out our scouting report on him here.

3) Miami Dolphins (via Houston) – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Unless the Dolphins swing a trade, expect this to be the first non-quarterback pick of the draft. After adding Will Fuller in free agency, the Dolphins likely pass on one of the top wide receivers with this pick and instead give Tua Tagovailoa a franchise blindside protector.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Washington Football Team receive pick 4. Atlanta Falcons receive picks 19, 51, 2022 first and third-round picks.

4) Washington Football Team (via Falcons) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

While Washington added Ryan Fitzpatrick in free agency, he isn’t their long-term starter at 38 years old. After filling two of their top needs in free agency (wide receiver and cornerback), Washington can get aggressive in moving up for a quarterback. When the Falcons restructured Matt Ryan’s contract to open up cap space, they tied themselves to him through the 2022 season. Don’t be surprised if the Falcons move down on draft day.

5) Cincinnati Bengals – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Ideally, the Bengals hope Sewell falls to this pick so they can give Joe Burrow a franchise left tackle. However, with him off the board, the Bengals give Burrow the best weapon in the draft. While adding Burrow’s former teammate would be a great addition, the Bengals have a No. 1 wide receiver in Tee Higgins and need a mismatch weapon at tight end.

For more on Pitts, check out our scouting report on him here.

6) Philadelphia Eagles – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

The Eagles could select a quarterback with this pick, but they are more likely to add a pass catcher. With Pitts off the board, the Eagles take the top wide receiver in the draft. Pairing Chase with 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor would give Jalen Hurts two explosive playmakers at his disposal.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

New England Patriots receive pick 7. Detroit Lions receive picks 15, 46, 2022 first-round pick.

7) New England Patriots (via Lions) – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Usually, the Patriots are quiet during free agency. However, this year they were aggressive, handing out well over $100 million in new contracts to pass catchers alone. While the Patriots re-signed Cam Newton to a one-year deal, the way his contract is put together suggests he isn’t a lock to be the starter. Meanwhile, the Lions know they are rebuilding and move back eight spots to add a top 50 pick this year and a 2022 first-rounder. Detroit keeps adding assets while the Patriots get their new franchise quarterback.

8) Carolina Panthers – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

Some might think this is a reach, but many around the league believe Jones will end up being a top 10 pick. The Panthers have been aggressive on the trade market, trying to trade for Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson. However, if the Panthers don’t pull off a trade, Jones should be their target at pick eight as they coached him during senior bowl week and came away impressed.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

San Francisco 49ers receive pick 9. Denver Broncos receive picks 12, 102, 2022 third-round pick.

9) San Francisco 49ers (via Broncos) – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

With the two teams picking ahead of them needing cornerback help, the 49ers trade up to secure the top cornerback in the draft. While they did re-sign Jason Verrett, the rest of their cornerback group will look totally different next season. Meanwhile, the Broncos took care of their cornerback situation after signing Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby in free agency, opening the door for them to move back.

10) Dallas Cowboys – Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern

While many think the Cowboys will use their first-round pick on defense, let’s not forget they shocked everyone when they took CeeDee Lamb last year. In 2020, the Cowboys had more injuries on the offensive line than anyone in the league. Slater’s ability to play all five positions would provide the Cowboys with versatility and depth when the injury bug hits again.

11) New York Giants – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

In his first year in New York, James Bradberry had a Pro Bowl level season. Even though the Giants added Adoree’ Jackson earlier this week, he comes with plenty of injury history. Over the last two seasons, Jackson has played in only 44 percent of the games. While Farley is raw, he might have the most upside of any defensive player in the draft class. In a division full of talented wide receivers, the Giants can’t have too many good cornerbacks.

12) Denver Broncos (via 49ers) – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

After trading down and adding a pair of third-round picks, the Broncos still get their target. When the Broncos re-signed Justin Simmons and added Fuller and Darby, they put together one of the best secondaries in the league. Adding Parsons to the Broncos’ defense would turn them into a top-three unit.

For more on Parsons, check out our scouting report on him here.

13) Los Angeles Chargers – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Last year, the Chargers drafted their franchise quarterback with their first-round pick. This year they need to use their first-round pick on a franchise left tackle. In free agency, the Chargers added three new starters on the offensive line in Corey Linsley, Matt Feiler, and Oday Aboushi. With Darrisaw and Bryan Bulaga at tackle, Justin Herbert would have one of the best offensive lines in the league.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Miami Dolphins receive picks 14, 90, 157. Minnesota Vikings receive picks 18, 50.

14) Miami Dolphins (via Vikings) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

After the run on quarterbacks, cornerbacks, and offensive tackles, the wide receivers got pushed down the draft board, similar to last season. The Dolphins don’t wait any longer and move up ahead of the Lions and Las Vegas Raiders to select the Heisman winner. For Tua, Christmas came early as he now has a franchise left tackle and an explosive playmaking wide receiver.

15) Detroit Lions (via Patriots) – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

The Lions are winners of the draft so far as they move back, add two valuable draft picks, and still land one of the best wide receivers in the class. After losing Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones in free agency, the Lions signed Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman to replace them. However, adding Waddle would give the Lions a starting-caliber wide receiver to pair with emerging star tight end T.J. Hockenson.

16) Arizona Cardinals – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

With Patrick Peterson signing with the Vikings, the Cardinals have a big hole at cornerback that needs filling. 2019 second-round pick Byron Murphy has the nickel role locked up, but the outside spots need upgrading. In a division full of elite wide receivers, Horn will have plenty on his plate as a rookie.

17) Las Vegas Raiders – Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Six weeks ago, the offensive line wouldn’t have been a massive need for the Raiders. However, when they traded away 60 percent of their starting unit, it becomes their top need. Mayfield is one of the rawer offensive tackle prospects in the draft but might be forced into starting from day one.

18) Minnesota Vikings (via Dolphins) – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

The Vikings slide back, add a top 50 pick and still get a day one starting left tackle. After releasing Riley Reiff, the Vikings have a massive hole at left tackle. Furthermore, Brian O’Neill is entering a contract year. The Vikings have used a first or second-round pick on the offensive line in each of the past three drafts, and fans can expect them to do the same this year.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Tennessee Titans receive pick 19. Atlanta Falcons receive picks 22, 100.

19) Tennessee Titans (via Falcons, Washington) – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Even after adding Josh Reynolds, the Titans aren’t done rebuilding their wide receiver room after losing Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. At the cost of their later third-round pick, the Titans jump two wide receiver needy teams for the last sure-fire first-round wide receiver. For the Falcons, they gladly move back three spots and add a top 100 pick.

For more on Bateman, check out our scouting report on him here.

20) Chicago Bears – Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama

After missing out on the wide receiver and offensive tackle run, the Bears turn their attention to the defensive side of the ball. While reportedly Akiem Hicks will be back next season, he is 31 years old and entering a contract year. After finishing the 2020 season on a strong note, Barmore has put himself in the late first-round conversation.

21) Indianapolis Colts – Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

When the Colts added Carson Wentz earlier this offseason, they took care of their top need. However, they still have two critical ones in left tackle and edge rusher. With no first-round offensive tackle left on the board, the Colts select the first pass rusher of the draft. With Justin Houston still a free agent combined with Kemoko Turay and Tyquan Lewis entering contract years, Paye could have a massive role early in his career.

22) Atlanta Falcons (via Titans) – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

After trading back twice, the Falcons have added several draft picks. Now they are in a position to add a featured power running back. New head coach Arthur Smith had Derrick Henry in Tennessee, and Harris is the closest thing to Henry in this draft class. Even with the addition of Mike Davis, Harris would step in as the unquestioned starter in Atlanta.

23) New York Jets (via Seattle) – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC

Last year, the Jets hit a home run when they selected Mekhi Becton with their first-round pick. However, the rest of the offensive line is average at best. Vera-Tucker can start at offensive tackle or guard. Given the issues the Jets have on the offensive line, Vera-Tucker should start as a rookie.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

New York Jets receive pick 24. Pittsburgh Steelers receive Sam Darnold, pick 86.

24) New York Jets (via Steelers) – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

When the Jets selected Wilson with the second pick, it closed the door on Darnold returning to New York next season. Meanwhile, the Steelers missed out on all the first-round graded quarterbacks, while Ben Roethlisberger is entering a contract year at 39 years old. Darnold would give the Steelers a replacement option for Big Ben. Meanwhile, the Jets swap their later third-round pick into a late first-round pick. With that pick, they add Owusu-Koramoah as he gives the Jets a do it all player who can play linebacker, safety, and even nickel cornerback.

For more on Owusu-Koramoah, check out our scouting report on him here.

25) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles) – Trevon Moehrig, SAF, TCU

The Jaguars have been active in free agency, filling their top holes at cornerback, offensive tackle, and defensive line. Furthermore, while the Jaguars added Rayshawn Jenkins and Rudy Ford in free agency, they still could use help at safety. Moehrig is the only safety who has a shot at going in the first round and would add to an already young and impressive secondary in Jacksonville.

26) Cleveland Browns – Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami

During free agency, the Browns have been active. They have filled all their needs on paper and can truly take the best player on their board when they are up to pick. However, the defensive end spot opposite of Myles Garrett needs a long-term upgrade. While Rousseau might need a year to develop, pairing him with Garrett will give opposing offensive linemen nightmares.

27) Baltimore Ravens – Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami

While the Ravens did re-sign Pernell McPhee and Tyus Bowser, they lost Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue in free agency. With their top two pass rushers from a year ago elsewhere and McPhee re-signed to only a one-year deal, the Ravens must add youth and depth at the position. When Rousseau opted out last season, Phillips came in and led Miami with eight sacks.

28) New Orleans Saints – Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State

After getting gutted during free agency, the Saints have some holes to fill in the draft. The biggest one is the cornerback position, as they had to release Janoris Jenkins because of salary cap issues. Furthermore, Marshon Lattimore is entering a contract year and in line for a $20 million a year or more pay raise in 2022. After his pro-day performance, Samuel is all but a lock to go in the first round.

29) Green Bay Packers – Landon Dickerson, iOL, Alabama

While the Packers have done a good job preparing for the loss of their starting center, you can never have too much protection for the reigning MVP. Star offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins can play all five spots but has been his best at guard. Adding Dickerson would give Aaron Rodgers a new young center to work with while providing him with plenty of protection.

For more on Dickerson, check out our scouting report on him here.

30) Buffalo Bills – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

Pro Bowler Tre’Davious White has one starting cornerback spot locked down, but the other starting spot is an open competition. While the Bills did re-sign Levi Wallace, he shouldn’t have a starting spot unchallenged. Adding Newsome would only make an impressive Bills secondary even better.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Baltimore Ravens receive picks 31, 94. Kansas City Chiefs receive Orlando Brown, pick 104.

31) Baltimore Ravens (via Chiefs) – Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

It’s not a secret that Brown wants to be traded and play left tackle. Meanwhile, the Chiefs released both starting tackles earlier this offseason due to injury and salary cap issues. However, they have added several veteran interior offensive linemen in free agency. Adding Brown at left tackle would complete their rebuilding offensive line. For the Ravens, they need to add a wide receiver to pair with Marquise Brown, and Marshall would be an excellent fit.

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

After winning the Super Bowl, the Buccaneers have been able to keep most of their team together, including Lavonte David. However, his new deal is only for two years, and the depth behind him and Devin White is thin. Collins would provide Todd Bowles with another weapon to use in his dominant defense.

33) Jacksonville Jaguars – Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

The Jaguars could have used the 25th pick on Freiermuth but instead, wait till the top of the second round. Lawrence has a nice trio of wide receivers in Jacksonville, but he doesn’t have a tight end worth naming. Good luck stopping the Jacksonville offense after they select Lawrence and Freiermuth.

For more on Freiermuth, check out our scouting report on him here.

34) New York Jets – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

After working on the offensive line, the Jets get Wilson a featured running back. Etienne is considered by many as the best running back in the draft class after an impressive four-year run at Clemson. Furthermore, after missing out on Chris Carson in free agency, the Jets have a massive hole to fill in the backfield.

35) Atlanta Falcons – Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

For years, the Falcons have struggled to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. While they hoped that would change last year after signing Dante Fowler Jr. to a massive deal, he had only three sacks in 2020. Meanwhile, Ojulari had 9.5 sacks in his final season at Georgia and is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential.

36) Miami Dolphins (via Houston) – Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

A year ago, the Dolphins signed Kyle Van Noy to a four-year deal worth $51 million. However, they released him earlier this offseason despite finishing third on the team with six sacks last season. Furthermore, the Dolphins traded Shaq Lawson to the Houston Texans earlier this month. Ossai should step in on day one as a starter for the Dolphins.

37) Philadelphia Eagles – Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

The Eagles have ignored the linebacker spot for years. While the Eagles have tried to address the position with former castoffs and mid-round draft selections, it’s time to add a difference-maker at linebacker. In his final two seasons at Missouri, Bolton totaled 198 tackles, including 16.5 for a loss.

38) Cincinnati Bengals – Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

After they missed out on Sewell, the Bengals add to their offensive line in the second round. Even after adding the veteran Reiff in free agency, the Bengals need to improve their offensive line and protect Burrow. Furthermore, Reiff can slide inside and play guard if needed.

For more on Radunz, check out our scouting report on him here.

39) Carolina Panthers – Richie Grant, SAF, UCF

Earlier in the offseason, the Panther released veteran safety Tre Boston. While 2020 second-round pick Jeremy Chinn can play safety, the Panthers like to move him around in several roles. Grant would step in on day one as a starting safety for the Panthers.

40) Denver Broncos – Javonte Williams, RB, UNC

This pick might not be popular, but the Broncos need to add a running back on day two. The Broncos moved on from Phillip Lindsay in the offseason, and Melvin Gordon is entering a contract year. At almost 28 years old, Gordon likely won’t be back with the Broncos after this season. Williams would provide the Broncos with an explosive backup behind Gordon as a rookie before taking over as the featured back in 2022.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Arizona Cardinals receive pick 41. Detroit Lions receive pick 49, 2022 third-round pick.

41) Arizona Cardinals (via Lions) – Wyatt Davis, iOL, Ohio State

The Cardinals have been aggressive this offseason, signing J.J. Watt and A.J. Green while trading their 2021 third-round pick for Rodney Hudson. Furthermore, they have holes on the offensive line that need filling. At the cost of a future third-round pick, the Cardinals jump ahead of several offensive line needy teams to grab Davis. With J.R. Sweezy a free agent, Davis should start at right guard as a rookie.

42) New York Giants – Creed Humphrey, iOL, Oklahoma

While the Giants will get Nate Solder back after he opted out last season, the interior of their offensive line needs work. Most notably, the center spot is an open competition. Had Humphrey declared for the draft last year, he likely would have been a top 25 pick. The Giants can finally give Daniel Jones some protection with the selection of Humphrey.

43) San Francisco 49ers – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia

Even after selecting a cornerback in the first round, the 49ers double down and pick Stokes in the second round. With all the talented wide receiver duos in the division like D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, the 49ers need to use multiple picks on cornerbacks.

44) Dallas Cowboys – Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF

After passing on a cornerback in the first round, the Cowboys grab Robinson in the second round. The Cowboys lost Chidobe Awuzie in free agency and needed help at cornerback before free agency began. Robinson would have a chance to start as a rookie opposite of Trevon Diggs.

For more on Robinson, check out our scouting report on him here.

45) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Minnesota) – Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

Yes, the Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Cam Robinson and want to work out a long-term deal. However, the Jaguars need to improve their offensive line. Swing tackle Will Richardson is entering a contract year, and the depth on the line is thin. The Jaguars could also kick Robinson inside to guard, opening up a starting spot for Eichenberg as a rookie.

46) Detroit Lions (via Patriots) – Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia

The Lions have high hopes for 2020 first-round pick Jeff Okudah. However, the Lions lack depth at cornerback and play in a division full of elite big wide receivers. Adding Campbell would not only add depth at cornerback but size as well.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Buffalo Bills receive pick 47. Los Angeles Chargers receive picks 61, 93, 174.

47) Buffalo Bills (via Chargers) – Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

After the cornerback run, the Chargers agree to move down and add more draft picks. Meanwhile, the Bills move up to jump several pass-rush needy teams for Oweh. Over his last two seasons at Penn State, Oweh showed plenty of potential. While he likely won’t start as a rookie for the Bills, they have several older edge rushers who will be free agents after the 2021 season.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receive pick 48. Las Vegas Raiders receive picks 64, 95, 2022 third-round pick.

48) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Raiders) – Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa

The Buccaneers are trying to re-sign everyone from their Super Bowl team, including Ndamukong Suh. However, even if he re-signs, the depth along the defensive line is thin. In his final season at Iowa, Nixon had 13.5 tackles for a loss. He would make an impact as a rookie as a rotational player.

49) Detroit Lions (via Cardinals) – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

While the Lions have Jahlani Tavai and recently restructured Jamie Collins’ contract, they still have a hole at linebacker. After missing the 2019 season because of injury, Moses returned for his senior year, finishing with 76 total tackles and his second career interception. The Lions need to add help at all three levels on defense.

For more on Moses, check out our scouting report on him here.

50) Minnesota Vikings (via Dolphins) – Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami

The Vikings traded a second-round pick to the Jaguars for Ngakoue before the 2020 season started. Then they moved him to the Ravens after they couldn’t agree to a long-term deal. However, the Vikings still have a problem rushing the passer. To make things worse, Danielle Hunter reportedly wants to be traded. Expect the Vikings to use multiple day two picks on edge rushers.

51) Atlanta Falcons (via Washington) – Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

While last year’s first-round pick A.J. Terrell had a good rookie season, the Falcons need help at the cornerback position. 2018 second-round pick Isaiah Oliver is entering a contract year. Furthermore, the Falcons lack a bigger physical cornerback. With Mike Evans in the division, they need to change that during the draft.

52) Chicago Bears – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Whether Allen Robinson is part of the team in 2021 or not, the Bears need to help at the wide receiver position. Darnell Mooney had an impressive rookie season, but the depth behind him and Robinson is thin. Anthony Miller could end up traded between now and the draft. The Bears need to add a wide receiver on day two.

53) Tennessee Titans – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

The Titans wasted their 2020 first-round pick on Isaiah Wilson, whom they’ve since traded for next to nothing. They also released their starting right tackle, Dennis Kelly, in a salary-cap move. While they did sign Kendall Lamm in free agency, Leatherwood would step in day one as the new starting right tackle.

54) Indianapolis Colts – Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

When Pro Bowler Anthony Castonzo retired, it left a big hole for the Colts to fill at left tackle. The Colts recently signed former Chargers left tackle Sam Tevi. Furthermore, they could potentially kick Quenton Nelson out to left tackle. Regardless of which option the Colts do, it won’t stop them from selecting a left tackle early in the draft.

55) Pittsburgh Steelers – Quinn Meinerz, iOL, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Ideally, the Steelers would have liked to pick an offensive tackle with this selection. However, they just missed the run and instead, turn their attention to replacing Maurkice Pouncey. After a strong senior bowl week, Meinerz has shown he can play with NFL-level talent and be a day one starting center.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

New York Jets receive pick 56. Seattle Seahawks receive picks 66, 80, 186.

56) New York Jets (via Seahawks) – Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami

After giving Wilson some offensive line help and a three-down running back, the Jets trade up ahead of a few potential tight end needy teams to select Jordan. While Chris Herndon had an impressive rookie year, he has disappeared over the past two seasons. After spending plenty of money in free agency at the wide receiver position, it’s time to upgrade the tight end spot.

57) Los Angeles Rams – Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State

On paper, the Rams don’t have many holes to fill. Ideally, they would like to select an offensive tackle here, but there isn’t one worth the pick. Instead, they turn to the defensive side of the ball and build up their linebacker depth. Micah Kiser and Troy Reeder have played as the starting linebackers; however, both are free agents after the 2021 season.

*** TRADE ALERT ***

Houston Texans receive pick 58. Baltimore Ravens receive picks 67, 158, 2022 fourth-round pick.

58) Houston Texans (via Ravens) – Nico Collins, WR, Michigan

Yes, the Texans have signed several wide receivers in free agency, but none are locks to make the final roster. While they have Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb as the starting duo, both are shorter wide receivers. At 6’4”, Collins has the size and physically to give Watson, or whoever is playing quarterback, a red zone weapon.

59) Cleveland Browns – Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee

After the offseason the Browns have put together, there isn’t a clear hole that needs filling. However, you can never have too many good offensive linemen. During his time at Tennessee, Smith played both guard and tackle. His versatility will be a bonus for the Browns as they lack depth at both spots. Furthermore, Joel Bitonio will turn 31 years old during the 2022 season, and the Browns can save $10 million in cap space by releasing him after this season.

60) New Orleans Saints – Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington

With the worst cap situation in the league, the Saints let several veteran players go this offseason. They traded Malcom Brown to the Jaguars in a salary cap dump while veteran Sheldon Rankins signed with the Jets. After losing several critical players on defense this offseason, expect the Saints to use most of their draft picks on that side of the ball.

61) Los Angeles Chargers (via Bills) – Keith Taylor Jr., CB, Washington

Earlier this month, the Chargers released veteran cornerback Casey Hayward. While they still have Chris Harris Jr. and re-signed Michael Davis, the Chargers lack depth at the cornerback position. After an impressive career at Washington, Taylor would have a shot at starting Week 1.

62) Green Bay Packers – Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

While wide receiver isn’t the top need for the Packers, the value is too good to pass up. Furthermore, both Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are free agents after the 2021 season. Over his last two seasons at USC, St. Brown averaged 6.2 catches for 80 receiving yards per game to go along with 13 touchdowns. Also, it doesn’t hurt that his older brother, Equanimeous St. Brown, plays for the Packers.

For more on St. Brown, check out our scouting report on him here.

63) Kansas City Chiefs – Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

Last season, the Chiefs averaged two sacks per game as they didn’t have a player record more than 7.5 sacks. Furthermore, only Chris Jones and Frank Clark had more than three sacks last season. Currently, both Tanoh Kpassagnon and Alex Okafor are free agents. Even if the Chiefs re-sign them or add a pass rusher in free agency, they need to add depth at the position.

64) Las Vegas Raiders (via Buccaneers) – Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington

Despite investing plenty of draft capital and money into rushing the passer, the Raiders had only 21 sacks last season. Furthermore, Maxx Crosby was the only member of the team to record more than three sacks. Even though they signed Ngakoue earlier this month, the Raiders need to add more pass-rushing help. Tryon opted out of the 2020 season, but in 2019, he had a career-high eight sacks.


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