In two short weeks, the 2021 NFL Draft will finally be here. After months of scouting reports and mock drafts, the real thing will have arrived. However, these next two weeks are going to feel like two months. Until the draft is here, the best we can do is read mock drafts. In my third mock draft of the year, this one will cover the first three rounds and include 17 trades. Let’s dive in!
1) Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Write this pick in with a sharpie. Lawrence is heading to Jacksonville. The only question left is who will join him in Duval.
For more on Lawrence, check out our scouting report on him here.
2) New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
After trading away Sam Darnold, Wilson is now a lock to go second overall to the Jets. Much like with the Jaguars, the only question left is who the Jets will put around Wilson.
For more on Wilson, check out our scouting report on him here.
3) San Francisco 49ers (via Miami, Houston) – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
While the 49ers haven’t come to an official decision on who they are taking, the current favorite is Jones. After trading away two future first-round picks to move up, the 49ers better hope Jones, or whoever they take with this pick, pans out.
4) Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
The Falcons could take a quarterback here but with Matt Ryan locked into his contract for the next two years, expect them to try trading back. If no trade comes together, the Falcons will select Pitts, giving Ryan an unstoppable trio of Pitts, Julio Jones, and Calvin Ridley.
For more on Pitts, check out our scouting report on him here.
5) Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Reports are Joe Burrow is pushing for the Bengals to add his former LSU teammate. The Bengals don’t have a glaring hole at wide receiver. However, adding Chase to go with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd would give Burrow the best wide receiver trio in the conference.
For more on Chase, check out our scouting report on him here.
6) Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia) – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Even after adding Will Fuller in free agency, don’t be surprised to see the Dolphins use this pick on a wide receiver. DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Fuller are all injury prone. Furthermore, of the trio, the only one under contract for the 2022 season is Parker. Waddle would give Tua Tagovailoa a new dynamic weapon to grow with over the next decade.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Los Angeles Chargers receive pick 7. Detroit Lions receive picks 13, 77, 2022 third-round pick.
7) Los Angeles Chargers (via Lions) – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Reports are that if Sewell slides past the Bengals with the fifth pick, the Chargers will try to move up for him. The Lions could take a quarterback here but have a long rebuilding process ahead of them and need as many draft picks as possible. For the cost of two third-round picks, the Chargers reunite Sewell with Justin Herbert, while the Lions move back six spots and add more draft capital.
8) Carolina Panthers – Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern
With Sewell off the board, the Panthers could go in several directions with this pick, including a wide receiver or cornerback. However, after trading for Darnold, the Panthers would be wise to beef up their offensive line. Slater’s ability to play all five positions makes him extremely valuable, but expect him to start at left tackle as a rookie for the Panthers.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
New England Patriots receive pick 9. Denver Broncos receive picks 15, 46.
9) New England Patriots (via Broncos) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Usually, the Patriots aren’t the type of time to aggressively move up. However, they have acted 180 degrees the opposite way this offseason. After seeing Fields slide past the Lions, the Patriots trade their second-round pick to move up for their future franchise quarterback. Meanwhile, the Broncos slide back and add a third top 50 pick while giving Drew Lock one more year under center.
For more on Fields, check out our scouting report on him here.
10) Dallas Cowboys – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
This pick seems almost like a lock if Sewell and Slater are off the board. The Cowboys have a massive hole at cornerback opposite Trevon Diggs. In a division that added Kenny Golladay and Curtis Samuel this offseason, the Cowboys must address the cornerback position early in the draft.
11) New York Giants – Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
While the Giants re-signed Leonard Williams and added Ifeadi Odenigbo and Ryan Anderson, they still need more pass-rushing help. Even though the Giants totaled 40 sacks last season, Williams was the only player with more than four. Paye would step in on day one as a starter for defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.
12) Philadelphia Eagles (via Miami, San Francisco) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
After trading back and adding their likely third first-round pick next year, the Eagles still land one of the top receivers in the draft. If Jalen Hurts has any chance at succeeding, the Eagles need to put some weapons around him. Smith would step in the No. 1 wide receiver role as a rookie.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Washington Football Team receive pick 13. Detroit Lions receive picks 19, 82, 2022 third-round pick.
13) Washington Football Team (via Lions, Chargers) – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
When the Patriots traded up with the Broncos, it left Washington holding their breath. With the Cowboys, Giants, and Eagles having the following three picks, Washington had to wait to trade up as they wouldn’t trade in the division. However, luckily for Washington, none of the three teams moved back, and the Lions want to add more draft capital. For the price of two third-round picks, Washington trades up for their franchise quarterback. With Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract, Lance can take a redshirt year and learn from the sidelines.
For more on Lance, check out our scouting report on him here.
14) Minnesota Vikings – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Over the past couple of years, the Vikings have spent multiple draft picks on their offensive line. However, after releasing Riley Reiff, the Vikings have a massive hole at left tackle. Luckily for them, Darrisaw falls into their lap. He would step in day one protecting Kirk Cousins’ blindside.
15) Denver Broncos (via Patriots) – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
The Broncos move back, add a top 50 pick and still get the player they most likely would have taken with the ninth pick. After an impressive offseason, the Broncos have built a dominant defense. However, they could upgrade over Josey Jewell at linebacker. After Parsons’ pro day performance, expect him to be a top 15 pick.
16) Arizona Cardinals – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
While the Cardinals re-signed Robert Alford and added Malcolm Butler in free agency, that isn’t enough to offset the loss of Patrick Peterson. Horn is considered by many to be the best press-man cornerback in the draft class. In a division full of talented wide receivers, the Cardinals need to use one of their first two picks on a cornerback.
17) Las Vegas Raiders – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
After trading away 60 percent of their offensive line from a year ago, the Raiders need to rebuild the unit. During his time at USC, Vera-Tucker had several starts at left guard and tackle. However, expect him to slide over to the right side of the line for Raiders, whether that’s at guard or tackle.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Pittsburgh Steelers receive pick 18. Miami Dolphins receive picks 24, 87, 2022 fifth-round pick.
18) Pittsburgh Steelers (via Dolphins) – Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
The Steelers brought back Ben Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, they have lost 60 percent of their offensive line this offseason. Jenkins has a nasty streak in him that screams Steeler like. Whether at tackle or guard, Jenkins would start day one as a rookie for the Steelers.
19) Detroit Lions (via Washington) – Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
After trading back twice, the Lions moved down 12 spots and added two third-round picks this year and two next year. Even after moving back, the Lions still land an explosive linebacker in Davis. After his impressive pro day, Davis is a lock to go in the first round and potentially as the first linebacker off the board.
For more on Davis, check out our scouting report on him here.
20) Chicago Bears – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
The Bears are stuck in no man’s land. They have a massive hole at quarterback, offensive tackle, and cornerback. With no quarterback or offensive tackle worth the pick here, the Bears opted for the local product at cornerback. Now that Kyle Fuller is in Denver, Newsome will join Jaylon Johnson at trying to slow down Davante Adams, Adam Thielen, and Justin Jefferson four times a year.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
New Orleans Saints receive pick 21. Indianapolis Colts receive picks 28, 98, 2022 compensatory third-round pick.
21) New Orleans Saints (via Colts) – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
When Sean Payton and the front office see a player they want, they are aggressive in trading up for them. At the cost of a compensatory third-round pick this year and in 2022, the Saints jump over several cornerback needy teams in Tennessee and New York for Farley. If not for back surgery and some injury concerns, Farley might have been the first cornerback selected.
22) Tennessee Titans – Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
After missing out on Jenkins, Newsome, and Farley, the Titans find Corey Davis’ replacement at wide receiver. A.J. Brown is an elite receiver but can’t catch every pass. With the addition of Marshall, defenses won’t be able to double team Brown without consequence.
23) New York Jets (via Seattle) – Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami
The Jets would like to add an offensive lineman with this pick, but since there isn’t any worth the selection, they fill their top need on defense. Even though the Jets added Carl Lawson in free agency, they need more pass-rushing help. If Phillips can stay healthy, the Jets will have the steal of the draft with this pick.
For more on Phillips, check out our scouting report on him here.
24) Miami Dolphins (via Steelers) – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
After one season with the Dolphins, they released Kyle Van Noy, opening a hole at linebacker. Much like Van Noy, Owusu-Koramoah is a chess piece Brian Flores can use in several ways on defense. Whether it is at linebacker, slot cornerback, safety, or rushing the passer, Owusu-Koramoah opens up all kinds of new doors for the Dolphins defense.
25) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Los Angeles) – Trevon Moehrig, SAF, TCU
On paper, the Jaguars don’t have many holes on their roster. However, even after adding Rayshawn Jenkins and Rudy Ford in free agency, they could use help at the safety position. Moehrig might be the most versatile defensive backs in the draft as he can play either safety potion and cornerback. Between Moehrig, Jenkins, Ford, C.J. Henderson, and Shaquill Griffin, the Jaguars will have one of the best secondaries in the NFL.
26) Cleveland Browns – Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami
Much like the Jaguars, the Browns don’t have many holes on paper. However, even with the additions they’ve made at defensive end, the Browns still need to find a long-term running mate for Myles Garrett. Rousseau opted out in 2020, but in 2019, his 15.5 sacks finished second in the country. He might take a year of developing, but pairing Rousseau with Garrett will get opposing quarterbacks nightmares.
27) Baltimore Ravens – Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia
After losing Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue in free agency, the Ravens have a massive hole at outside linebacker that needs filled. In his final year at Georgia, Ojulari had a career-high 9.5 sacks. Pairing him with Tyus Bowser and Pernell McPhee would give the Ravens three dangerous pass rushers off the edge.
28) Indianapolis Colts (via Saints) – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
This is what the Colts do best: trade down and still fill their holes. With Anthony Castonzo retiring, it created a massive hole at left tackle. After trading for Carson Wentz, the Colts need to find his blindside protector. Cosmi is a little raw as a prospect, but with Quenton Nelson next to him, he will be successful as a rookie.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Atlanta Falcons receive pick 29. Green Bay Packers receive picks 35, 108, 2022 fifth-round pick.
29) Atlanta Falcons (via Packers) – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
If Harris slides down this far, don’t be surprised to see the Falcons or another team picking early in the second round move up for him. Even though the Falcons signed Mike Davis, he is a veteran stop-gap and high-end backup. With Harris and Pitts joining this Falcons offense, they could lead the league in scoring.
30) Buffalo Bills – Javonte Williams, RB, UNC
After the Falcons jump ahead of them for Harris, the Bills adjust course and grab the best power running back in the draft. Josh Allen led the Bills with eight rushing touchdowns last season, while Devin Singletary and Zack Moss combined had six. The Bills need to find someone to take the goal line work away from Allen, and Williams is the best option on the board.
For more on Williams, check out our scouting report on him here.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Philadelphia Eagles receive picks 31, 94. Kansas City Chiefs receive picks 37, 70, 234.
31) Philadelphia Eagles (via Chiefs) – Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
Reports are the Eagles will take Surtain if he is on the board with the 12th pick. However, the Cowboys snagged him two picks earlier, and the Eagles took Smith. However, with cornerback needy teams like the Jets and Packers picking ahead of them in the second round, the Eagles flip third-round picks to leap over them for Samuel.
32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
On paper, the Buccaneers don’t have a critical hole to fill. However, the depth behind Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul is underwhelming. While Oweh didn’t have a sack in his final year at Penn State, he did have five the year before. Furthermore, Oweh has the raw tools to turn into a star pass rusher. With Barrett and JPP in front of him on the depth chart, Oweh will have plenty of time to learn and develop.
33) Jacksonville Jaguars – Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama
The Jaguars added a couple of defensive linemen in free agency, including trading for Malcom Brown from the Saints. However, none of them have the upside of Barmore. Don’t be surprised if the Jaguars pick him with the 25th pick.
34) New York Jets – Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
After missing out on an offensive tackle in the first round, the Jets don’t pass on one here. Eichenberg could go in the first round and would be a steal for the Jets with this pick. Pairing Eichenberg with last year’s first-round pick Mekhi Becton would give the Jets a talented young tackle duo.
35) Green Bay Packers (via Falcons) – Landon Dickerson, iOL, Alabama
Had the Packers kept their first-round pick, Dickerson would be in the conversation. Instead, they slide back six spots, add two middle-round selections, and still get their guy. After losing Corey Linsley in free agency, the Packers need to find a new center for Aaron Rodgers. If not for the ACL injury, Dickerson would be a lock to go in the first round.
36) Miami Dolphins (via Houston) – Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma
When the Jets took Phillips in the first round, the Dolphins had to adjust. However, adding JOK and now Perkins in the second round is an excellent pairing for the Dolphins. In his three-year career at Oklahoma, Perkins totaled 16.5 sacks. He would make an impact as a rookie.
For more on Perkins, check out our scouting report on him here.
37) Kansas City Chiefs (via Eagles) – Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
The Chiefs released both starting offensive tackles before free agency started because of injuries. While they signed several interior offensive linemen, they still have a massive hole at left tackle. The Chiefs did re-sign veteran Mike Remmers, and he could start till Mayfield is ready.
38) Cincinnati Bengals – Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
After passing on Sewell with their first-round pick, the Bengals hold their breath, hoping an offensive tackle falls to them in the second round. Luckily for them, Radunz lands in their lap. Burrow was hit way too often last season. Despite the addition of Riley Reiff, the Bengals need to add a young offensive tackle to pair with Jonah Williams.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Los Angeles Chargers receive picks 39, 151. Carolina Panthers receive picks 47, 97.
39) Los Angeles Chargers (via Panthers) – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
In this mock draft, the Chargers are all in on helping out Herbert. After trading up for Sewell in the first round, the Chargers move up ahead of the Lions, Giants, and 49ers to grab the last first-round talent at wide receiver. With Mike Williams entering a contract year, the Chargers have to find Keenan Allen a long-term running mate at wide receiver.
40) Denver Broncos – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
The Broncos let Phillip Lindsay walk in free agency, leaving Melvin Gordon as the only starting-caliber running back on the roster. However, he is 28 years old and is entering a contract year. Meanwhile, Etienne could have gone in the first round and would take over as the Broncos’ featured back in 2022.
For more on Etienne, check out our scouting report on him here.
41) Detroit Lions – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
After trading down twice in the first round, the Lions passed on a wide receiver. However, they have to address the position in the second round. With Kenny Golladay in New York and Marvin Jones in Jacksonville, Toney would step in as the No. 1 receiver for the Lions as a rookie.
42) New York Giants – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
Last year the Giants added Blake Martinez in free agency. In his first year in New York, he had an outstanding season. However, the talent around him at the position is underwhelming. During his three-year career at Tulsa, Collins totaled 236 tackles and five interceptions. Pairing him with Paye would take the Giants’ defense to the next level.
43) San Francisco 49ers – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
When the 49ers traded up to the third overall pick, it took them out of the first-round cornerback market. However, they still have a massive hole at the position. In a division full of elite wide receivers, the 49ers must use their second-round pick on a cornerback.
44) Dallas Cowboys – Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington
In the first round, the Cowboys could have taken Paye over Surtain. However, they made the right choice in hindsight as Tryon fell in their lap. The Cowboys had 31 sacks last season, while Tryon had eight in his final season at Washington.
45) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Minnesota) – Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
After spending their last two picks on defense, it’s time for the Jaguars to give Lawrence a new weapon. The wide receiver position is set with D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault Jr., and Jones. However, the tight end position is embarrassing. Freiermuth’s former tight end coach is now in Jacksonville, so don’t be surprised to see him land with the Jaguars.
46) Denver Broncos (via Patriots) – Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
Von Miller is entering a contract year. At 32 years old, the Broncos might not want to sign him to a long-term deal. While they have depth at the position, they lack Ossai’s upside. He is a raw prospect, but if Ossai hits his ceiling, he will form a dangerous pass rush duo with Bradley Chubb.
47) Carolina Panthers (via Chargers) – Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
Even with moving down, the Panthers still land a starting-caliber cornerback. While the Panthers signed A.J. Bouye, he is a stop-gap at the position. Furthermore, Donte Jackson is entering a contract year. In a division full of talented wide receivers, the Panthers need to upgrade at cornerback.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Tennessee Titans receive pick 48. Las Vegas Raiders receive picks 53, 126, 205.
48) Tennessee Titans (via Raiders) – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
With offensive tackles flying off the board, the Titans flip the Raiders two picks to jump ahead of a couple of offensive line needy teams. The Titans traded away last year’s first-round pick Isaiah Wilson and released Dennis Kelly this offseason. Currently, Kendall Lamm projects to start at right tackle, but the addition of Leatherwood would change that.
49) Arizona Cardinals – Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
Does Kyler Murray have enough weapons? Probably, but the Cardinals should give him another. While they signed A.J. Green, it was to only a one-year contract. Furthermore, Christian Kirk is entering a contract year. With Larry Fitzgerald retiring, Moore would step in on day one as the slot receiver.
50) Miami Dolphins – Quinn Meinerz, iOL, Wisconsin-Whitewater
The Dolphins signed former Raven Matt Skura in free agency, but only to a cheap one-year deal. Their long-term center currently isn’t on the roster. However, adding Senior Bowl fan-favorite Meinerz, the Dolphins will have their center of the future for Tua.
For more on Meinerz, check out our scouting report on him here.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Baltimore Ravens receive picks 51, 163. Washington Football Team receive pick 184, Orlando Brown.
51) Baltimore Ravens (via Washington) – Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Washington has been one of the teams keeping their eye on the Brown situation in Baltimore. With no offensive tackle worth the pick on the board and a new rookie quarterback on the roster, Washington parts with two picks to get their left tackle of the future. For the Ravens, they add a dynamic playmaker to Lamar Jackson’s supporting cast.
52) Chicago Bears – Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
The Bears signed Andy Dalton in the offseason, but he isn’t the answer at quarterback. After failing to land one of the five first-round quarterbacks, the Bears get the sixth one off the board. Recently Mond has gotten late first-round hype. However, he is likely to come off the board in this range to a team like Chicago.
53) Las Vegas Raiders (via Titans) – Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington
After moving back and adding a couple of picks, the Raiders still get their guy. While they have added several veterans in free agency, none of them are difference makers. The Raiders have spent plenty of draft currency on the defensive end position. Now it’s time they beef up the interior of the defensive line.
54) Indianapolis Colts – Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest
While left tackle is the Colts’ top need, they also need to address the defensive end position. Veteran Justin Houston is still a free agent, while Tyquan Lewis and Kemoko Turay are entering contract years. Basham would give the Colts a young pass rusher to pair with DeForest Buckner at defensive tackle.
55) Pittsburgh Steelers – Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
The Steelers lost several veterans in free agency because of their salary cap situation. Two of them were cornerbacks in Mike Hilton and Steve Nelson. In a division with several explosive wide receivers, the Steelers must address the cornerback position early in the draft.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
New York Jets receive pick 56. Seattle Seahawks receive picks 66, 107, 186.
56) New York Jets (via Seahawks) – Wyatt Davis, iOL, Ohio State
With only three draft picks this year, expect the Seahawks to trade back to add picks. By letting the Jets move up 10 spots, the Seahawks add two day three selections. The Jets have to rebuild their offensive line. After adding Eichenberg earlier in the round, the Jets add Davis to pair with him.
57) Los Angeles Rams – Creed Humphrey, iOL, Oklahoma
After starting center Austin Blythe signed with the Chiefs, the Rams have a massive hole at center. Furthermore, backup center Brian Allen is entering a contract year. The Rams have plenty invested in Matthew Stafford, so protecting him has to be their top priority.
58) Baltimore Ravens – Jevon Holland, SAF, Oregon
The safety position isn’t a critical need for the Ravens, but Holland is too good to pass up with this pick. Starting safety DeShon Elliott is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Meanwhile, the Ravens need to save as much cap space as possible to sign Jackson and Mark Andrews long-term. Expect Holland to play a limited role as a rookie before taking over as a starter in 2022.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Kansas City Chiefs receive pick 59. Cleveland Browns receive picks 63, 136.
59) Kansas City Chiefs (via Browns) – Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
With the Saints and Packers picking ahead of them, the Chiefs flip the Browns a fourth-round pick to move up and get their new starting linebacker. Willie Gay was a steal in the second round last year, but Anthony Hitchens has struggled since signing his contract. Pairing Bolton with Gay would give the Chiefs the best linebacker duo in the division.
60) New Orleans Saints – Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
Reports are the Saints will seriously consider using this pick on Trask if he’s still on the board. With Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill both on one-year contracts, the Saints still have uncertainly at the quarterback position. While Trask is a polarizing prospect, he could turn into a franchise signal-caller in New Orleans.
For more on Trask, check out our scouting report on him here.
61) Buffalo Bills – Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
After passing on a cornerback in the first round, the Bills add one here. Tre’Davious White is a star on one side; however, on the other side, Levi Wallace shouldn’t have a starting spot unchallenged. Campbell has plenty of upside, thanks to his size and length.
62) Green Bay Packers – Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky
The Packers re-signed Kevin King to a one-year deal in the offseason. Depending on who you ask, that was a mistake. While Jaire Alexander might be the best cornerback in the league, teams don’t face a consequence for picking on King. The Packers need to upgrade at the cornerback spot opposite Alexander.
63) Cleveland Browns (via Chiefs) – Dyami Brown, WR, UNC
With no critical holes on the roster, the Browns can go with the best player available strategy. However, planning ahead never hurts. While the Browns don’t need a starting wide receiver this year, Rashard Higgins is entering a contract year. Furthermore, the Browns can save $15 million by moving on from Odell Beckham Jr. after the season. If the Browns move on from Higgins or OBJ, having Brown on the roster would be beneficial.
64) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
Much like the Browns, the Buccaneers don’t have any glaring holes on their roster. With a 43-year-old Tom Brady, the Buccaneers would be wise to have as much offensive line depth as possible. Tristan Wirfs was a steal last year, and Donovan Smith recently signed an extension. However, the depth behind them is underwhelming. Adding Hudson would give the Buccaneers an excellent swing tackle and depth if either Smith or Wirfs miss time.
65) Jacksonville Jaguars – Trey Smith, iOL, Tennessee
It’s time to upgrade the offensive line for Lawrence. A.J. Cann shouldn’t have a starting spot unchallenged this year.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Chicago Bears receive pick 66. Seattle Seahawks receive picks 83, 164, 208, 2022 fourth-round pick.
66) Chicago Bears (via Seahawks, Jets) – Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
The Seahawks continue to move back, adding two picks this year and another next year. The Bears move up to grab Collins as Anthony Miller likely won’t be with the team in 2021.
67) Houston Texans – D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan
Without a pick in the first two rounds, the Texans are finally on the clock. Whether it’s Deshaun Watson or someone else under center, they will need someone to throw to besides Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb.
68) Atlanta Falcons – Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
After using their first two picks on offense, the Falcons add a defensive end position in the third round. The Falcons have struggled to get pressure on the quarterback for years. Hopefully, Roche helps fix that problem.
69) Cincinnati Bengals – Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
Much like the Chargers, the Bengals are doing everything possible to help out their young quarterback in this mock draft. After selecting Chase and Radunz with their first two picks, the Bengals give Burrow a new weapon at tight end.
For more on Jordan, check out our scouting report on him here.
70) Kansas City Chiefs (via Eagles) – Trill Williams, CB, Syracuse
The Chiefs let Bashaud Breeland walk in free agency. While they like their young cornerbacks on the roster, they need to add another cornerback with size to match up with the bigger receivers in the division.
71) Denver Broncos – Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
While Ja’Wuan James should be healthy this season, the Broncos should add depth at offensive tackle. Calvin Anderson played well in James’ place last season, but Brown offers more upside as the long-term right tackle.
72) Detroit Lions – Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa
Even after adding Michael Brockers in a trade with the Rams, the Lions need more depth at defensive tackle. Nixon would likely start as a rookie next to Brockers.
73) Carolina Panthers – Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
The Panthers lost Samuel in free agency and replaced him with David Moore. However, Moore is a role player and an outside receiver. Adding Rodgers with Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore would give Darnold an excellent young trio of wide receivers.
For more on Rodgers, check out our scouting report on him here.
74) Washington Football Team (via San Francisco) – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Another year, another draft where Washington selects an Alabama defender. A year ago at this time, Moses was considered a top 40 selection. However, Washington snags a steal in the third round and starts working on rebuilding their linebacker unit.
75) Dallas Cowboys – Josh Myers, iOL, Ohio State
Last year the Cowboys were destroyed by injuries on the offensive line. Furthermore, Connor Williams is entering a contract year. The Cowboys need to use one of their first three picks on the offensive line.
76) New York Giants – Ben Cleveland, iOL, Georgia
After spending their first two picks on defense, it’s time the Giants address the offensive line. Furthermore, starter Will Hernandez is entering a contract year. The Giants have struggled to protect the quarterback in recent years. They need to change that if Daniel Jones is going to succeed.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receive pick 77. Detroit Lions receive picks 95, 176, 2022 fourth-round pick.
77) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Lions, Chargers) – Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
When you have no holes to fill, you can be aggressive and move up for sliding players. Even if Antonio Brown doesn’t return, the Buccaneers don’t need a wide receiver. However, Chris Godwin currently projects to play on the franchise tag this season. Furthermore, Brady can never have too many weapons.
78) Minnesota Vikings – Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE, Oregon State
The Vikings didn’t have a second-round pick as they traded it to the Jaguars for half of a season rental of Ngakoue. Unfortunately, the Vikings needed help at defensive end before Danielle Hunter asked for a trade.
79) Las Vegas Raiders (via Arizona) – Richie Grant, SAF, UCF
Even though the Raiders recently brought back Karl Joseph, they still need to address the safety position. Grant would give the Raiders options in the secondary and provide them with a long-term running mate for Johnathan Abrams at safety.
For more on Grant, check out our scouting report on him here.
80) Las Vegas Raiders – Deonte Brown, iOL, Alabama
Despite spending their first-round pick on Vera-Tucker, the Raiders need to double down and add another offensive linemen on day two. Brown could push for the starting right guard spot as a rookie.
81) Miami Dolphins – Payton Turner, EDGE, Houston
While the Dolphins spent a second-round pick on Perkins, they should still spend another pick adding a pass rusher. Turner is a lesser-known prospect but has the tools to develop into a dominant pass-rushing threat.
82) Detroit Lions (via Washington) – Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt
After his breakout season, the Lions re-signed Romeo Okwara. However, that shouldn’t stop them from adding an edge rusher in the middle rounds.
83) Seattle Seahawks (via Bears) – Benjamin St. Jude, CB, Minnesota
Finally, the Seahawks make a selection after moving down twice. With Griffin joining the Jaguars this offseason, the Seahawks have a hole to fill at their No. 1 cornerback spot.
84) Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis) – Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson
Much like the Cowboys, the Eagles have struggled with injuries to their offensive line in recent memory. Jordan Mailata is entering a contract year, while Andre Dillard missed last season with an injury. The Eagles need to add depth along the offensive line in the middle rounds.
*** TRADE ALERT ***
San Francisco 49ers receive pick 85. Tennessee Titans receive picks 102, 117, 180.
85) San Francisco 49ers (via Titans) – Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
After selecting their franchise quarterback and new cornerback, the 49ers move ahead of a few running back needy teams for Gainwell. Adding him will give the 49ers’ offense a new wrinkle. For the Titans, they move back and add draft picks to build up their depth.
For more on Gainwell, check out our scouting report on him here.
86) New York Jets (via Seattle) – Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
Other than Stefon Diggs, the AFC East doesn’t have any elite wide receivers. However, the Jets’ cornerback room is underwhelming. They must add at least one cornerback in the draft.
87) Miami Dolphins (via Steelers) – Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
88) Los Angeles Rams – Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA
The Rams traded Brockers to the Lions in a salary cap dump, weakening their defensive line unit. Furthermore, Sebastian Joseph-Day is entering a contract year. Using a third-round pick on the defensive line is wise.
89) Cleveland Browns – Aaron Banks, iOL, Notre Dame
You can never have too much offensive line depth. Furthermore, Joel Bitonio will turn 30 years old this season, and Cleveland can save $10 million by moving on after the 2021 season.
90) Minnesota Vikings (via Baltimore) – Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
In the offseason, the Vikings released long-time starting tight end Kyle Rudolph in a salary-cap move. Furthermore, backup tight end Tyler Conklin is entering a contract year. The Vikings need to build up the depth behind Irv Smith Jr at tight end.
91) Cleveland Browns (via New Orleans) – Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Just like with the offensive line, you can never have too much depth at cornerback. With the Steelers and Bengals have excellent wide receiver trios, the Browns should add a cornerback in the middle rounds.
92) Green Bay Packers – Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State
The Packers have a good defense except at linebacker. Browning should earn a starting spot as a rookie for the Packers.
93) Buffalo Bills – Jordan Smith, EDGE, UAB
Last year the Bills spent a second-round pick on AJ Epenesa but still need more youth on the defensive line. With Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison on the wrong side of 30, the Bills need to add some depth and upside upfront.
94) Philadelphia Eagles (via Chiefs) – Marlon Tuipulotu, DL, USC
After releasing Malik Jackson, the Eagles’ defensive tackle depth has taken a hit. With Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave locked in as the starters, Tuipulotu’s primary job as a rookie is keeping the veterans fresh.
95) Detroit Lions (via Buccaneers) – Robert Hainsey, OT, Notre Dame
Since signing with the Lions, Vaitai Halapoulivaati has been a massive disappointment. Meanwhile, Tyrell Crosby is entering a contract year. The Lions need to add to their offensive tackle depth.
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Houston Texans receive pick 96. New England Patriots receive pick 109, 2022 fourth-round pick.
96) Houston Texans (via Patriots) – Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
97) Carolina Panthers (via Chargers) – Michael Carter, RB, UNC
Christian McCaffrey is still the best running back in the NFL. However, with Davis signing with the Falcons, the Panthers lack depth behind McCaffrey. Carter split backfield touches with Williams at North Carolina and will lighten McCaffrey’s workload.
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Philadelphia Eagles receive pick 98. Indianapolis Colts receive pick 150, Zach Ertz.
98) Philadelphia Eagles (via Colts, Saints) – Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame
Reports are the Colts and Eagles have discussed a trade regarding Ertz. However, the Eagles want a third-round pick while the Colts are offering a fourth. In this mock, the Colts flip the third-round pick they got from the Saints to the Eagles for Ertz and a fifth-round pick. With the pick, the Eagles find their replacement for Ertz.
99) Dallas Cowboys – Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
The Cowboys have two good linebackers in Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith. However, Vander Esch is heading towards the end of his rookie contract, and Smith’s play has slipped the last couple of years. Furthermore, the depth behind them is underwhelming.
100) Tennessee Titans – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
After addressing their holes on offense, the Titans focus on the defensive side of the ball. With their top three cornerbacks from last year playing elsewhere, the Titans need to add at least one cornerback in the draft.
101) Detroit Lions (via Los Angeles) – Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Even after adding Toney in the second round, the Lions double down and add Wallace. With their top three wide receivers from last season playing elsewhere in 2021, the Lions need to give Jared Goff some weapons.
For more on Wallace, check out our scouting report on him here.
102) Tennessee Titans (via 49ers) – Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas
Adding Marshall in the first round was a good start, but the Titans lost three pass catchers in free agency. Darden’s big-play ability and lighting fast speed will add a new element to the offense.
103) Los Angeles Rams – Chazz Surratt, LB, UNC
104) Baltimore Ravens – Walker Little, OT, Stanford
After trading Brown to Washington, the Ravens need to add to their offensive tackle depth. Little might need a year of developing, but he would be an excellent replacement for Brown.
105) New Orleans Saints – Demetric Felton, WR/RB, UCLA
Whether he lines up in the backfield or at wide receiver, Payton will find a way to use Felton. Whoever is under center for New Orleans, he will have plenty of weapons at his disposal.
For more on Felton, check out our scouting report on him here.