The NFL Draft is finally here and the anticipation is building. With mock drafts flying through the screens at all-time highs, a lot of those will be moot after an abundance of trades is made on draft night. However, let’s have some fun and examine a two-round 2021 NFL mock draft without any additional trades.
2021 NFL Mock Draft: Round One
1.1 | Jacksonville Jaguars | Trevor Lawrence | QB | Clemson
Does this need an explanation? Lawrence will be the next quarterback for the Jags and new head coach Urban Meyer. The generational type talent becomes the immediate face of the franchise and provides relief for the fans who spent a ton of money showering him and his newlywed wife with gifts. This 2021 NFL Mock Draft has Lawrence going number one, and so should every other mock.
1.2| New York Jets | Zach Wilson | QB | BYU
While a lot of people think Wilson shouldn’t be the second QB taken off the board, all signs point to the Jets being enamored with him. They traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, and if it’s not Wilson then it’s probably Justin Fields. However, Wilson becomes the new quarterback for first-year head coach Robert Saleh.
1.3 | San Francisco 49ers | Justin Fields | QB | Ohio State
This pick could go either way. It’s no secret San Francisco takes a QB here after trading up. The Mac Jones rumors seem like just that- rumors. Fields fit Kyle Shanahan‘s offense perfectly and he makes Jimmy Garoppolo expendable.
1.4 | Atlanta Falcons | Trey Lance | QB | North Dakota State
The Falcons sweat it out and decide to take Lance here. While Kyle Pitts is more than intriguing, new head coach Arthur Smith decides to snag his future quarterback. Lance might not be ready out of the gate and he can sit and learn from veteran and former NFL MVP Matt Ryan.
1.5 | Cincinnati Bengals | Penei Sewell | OL| Oregon
Protecting Joe Burrow is priority number one, regardless of the intrigue of pairing him with one of his old college teammates. Sewell is the guy for Cincy.
1.6 | Miami Dolphins | Ja’Marr Chase | WR | LSU
Tua Tagovailoa gets his old college rival. More than that, Tua gets a young, stud, wide receiver who arguably would’ve been the first WR taken off the board last year. Will Fuller and Chase give Miami a scary offense.
1.7 | Detroit Lions | Jaylen Waddle | WR | Alabama
1.8 | Carolina Panthers | Kyle Pitts | TE | Florida
The Panthers jump with joy that Pitts is still there and waste no time. An offense of Darnold, Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore, and Pitts is scary.
1.9 | Denver Broncos | Mac Jones | QB | Alabama
The Broncos very well might trade up. It all boils down to this: the signs don’t point to them trusting Drew Lock. While Jones might be a question mark, they have no choice but to risk it.
1.10 | Dallas Cowboys | Jaycee Horn | CB | South Carolina
The Cowboys get a stud corner in an effort to improve the defense.
1.11 | New York Giants | Rashawn Slater OT | Northwestern
1.12 | Philadelphia Eagles | DeVonta Smith | WR | Alabama
The Eagles trade back and still land a top wide receiver and Heisman Trophy winner that can immediately be the number one option for whoever is throwing passes (it will be Jalen Hurts, don’t worry).
1.13 | Los Angeles Chargers | Alijah Vera-Tucker | OL | USC
AVT doesn’t travel very far for his next job. The Chargers spent money on their offensive line and adding a young, versatile stud like Vera-Tucker will make Brandon Staley and Justin Herbert happy.
1.14 | Minnesota Vikings | Christian Darrisaw | OT | Virginia Tech
1.15 | New England Patriots | Micah Parsons | LB | Penn State
The Patriots don’t take a QB, at least not yet.
1.16 | Arizona Cardinals | Patrick Surtain | CB | Alabama
The Cards filled a lot of holes on the offense and now add a starting-caliber corner.
1.17 | Las Vegas Raiders | Teven Jenkins | OT | Oklahoma State
The Raiders redeem themselves after having a mass exodus of offensive line players from the offseason and add Jenkins up front.
1.18 | Miami Dolphins | Jaelan Phillips | EDGE | Miami
The Dolphins could snag Najee Harris here. However, round one seems too rich for a running back given their roster construction and Phillips is terrorizing off the edge.
1.19 | Washington Football Team | Kwity Paye | EDGE | Michigan
The Football Team who is awaiting a new name grabs Paye. He’s arguably the best edge rusher in this draft and Ron Rivera will definitely be happy to add him.
1.20 | Chicago Bears | Alex Leatherwood | OT | Alabama
Chicago wants a QB but the top five options are gone rather quickly. Leatherwood steps in as a day one starter and can provide a much-needed boost to the offensive line.
1.21 |Indianapolis Colts | Rashod Bateman | WR | Minnesota
TY Hilton only has another year in Indy and now Carson Wentz gets a dangerous playmaker to pair with Hilton and youngster Micheal Pittman Jr.
1.22 | Tennessee Titans | Caleb Farley | CB | Virginia Tech
The Titans had a lot of head-scratching moves and have no choice to add Farley, who somehow drops this far in the first round.
1.23 | New York Jets | Azeez Ojulare | EDGE | Georgia
The Jets have a ton of picks and it’s no secret they need to fill a bunch of holes on this roster. Harris is also an option here, but given their lack of defense, Azeez is the choice.
1.24 | Pittsburgh Steelers | Najee Harris | RB | Alabama
Mike Tomlin and the Steel City are punching the air in excitement if Harris drops to them. The unheralded top running back in the class steps in and becomes the workhorse for a team that had Super Bowl aspirations last season.
1.25 | Jacksonville Jaguars | Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah | LB | Notre Dame
It’s not a weapon for Lawrence, but the Jags need to address the defense- and the entire roster- in a significant way.
1.26 | Cleveland Browns | Joe Tryon | EDGE | Washington
JaDaveon Clowney doesn’t have many years left and Tyron and Myles Garrett eventually become one of the most formidable duos in the NFL.
1.27 | Baltimore Ravens | Trevon Moehrig | S | TCU
Do the Ravens need a wide receiver? Yes, but this class is deep and they elect to snag the top safety in the class at the end of the first round.
1.28 | New Orleans Saints | Kadarius Toney | WR | Florida
Jameis Winston Taysom Hill, whoever is the quarterback gets a legitimate target to throw to, which is much-needed if you watched last season without Micheal Thomas.
1.29 | Green Bay Packers | Christian Barmore | DL | Alabama
Don’t worry Packers fans. It’s not a quarterback, and there’s a receiver coming later on in the draft. The top defensive lineman goes to Green Bay.
1.30 | Buffalo Bills | Greg Newsome II | CB | Northwestern
Sean McDermott loves defense, did you know that?
1.31 | Baltimore Ravens | Elijah Moore | WR | Ole Miss
The Ravens sent Orlando Brown to the Chiefs and got their first-rounder in return. They get that wide receiver they desperately need.
1.32 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Zaven Collins | LB | Tulsa
The Buccaneers returned all 22 starters. They shouldn’t even be allowed a first round pick.
2021 NFL Mock Draft Round Two
2.33 | Jacksonville Jaguars | Landon Dickerson | IOL | Alabama
2.34 | New York Jets | Travis Etienne | RB | Clemson
2.35 | Atlanta Falcons | Javonte Williams | RB | North Carolina
2.36 | Miami Dolphins | Jamin Davis | LB | Kentucky
2.37 | Philadelphia Eagles | Samuel Cosmi | OT | Texas
2.38 | Cincinnati Bengals | Terrace Marshall Jr. | WR | LSU
2.39 | Carolina Panthers | Liam Eichenberg | OT | Notre Dame
2.40 | Denver Broncos | Eric Stokes | CB | Georgia
2.41 | Detroit Lions | Creed Humphrey | IOL | Oklahoma
2.42 | New York Giants | Jayson Oweh | EDGE | Penn State
2.43 | San Francisco 49ers | Wyatt Davis | IOL | Ohio State
2.44 | Dallas Cowboys | Payton Turner | EDGE | Houston
2.45 | Jacksonville Jaguars | Amari Rodgers | WR | Clemson
2.46 | New England Patriots | Kellen Mond | QB | Texas A&M
2.47 | Los Angeles Chargers | Gregory Rousseau | EDGE | Miami
2.48 | Las Vegas Raiders | Levi Onwuzurike | IDL | Washington
2.49 | Arizona Cardinals | Dillon Radunz | OT | North Dakota State
2.50 | Miami Dolphins | Michael Carter | RB | North Carolina
2.51 | Washington Washington | Baron Browning | LB | Ohio State
2.52 | Chicago Bears | Rondale Moore | WR | Purdue
2.53 | Tennessee Titans | Dyami Brown | WR | North Carolina
2.54 | Indianapolis Colts | Ronnie Perkins | EDGE | Oklahoma
2.55 |Pittsburgh Steelers | Kelvin Joseph | CB | Kentucky
2.56 | Seattle Seahawks | Joseph Ossai | EDGE | Texas
2.57 | Los Angeles Rams | Brady Christensen | OT | BYU
2.58 | Baltimore Ravens | Carlos Basham Jr. | EDGE | Wake Forest
2.59 | Cleveland Browns | Asante Samuel Jr.| CB | Florida State
2.60 | New Orleans Saints | Aaron Robinson | CB | UCF
2.61 | Buffalo Bills | Brevin Jordan | TE | Miami
2.62 | Green Bay Packers | Tylan Wallace | WR | Oklahoma State
2.63 | Kansas City Chiefs | Nick Bolton | LB | Missouri
2.64 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Josh Myers | IOL | Ohio State
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