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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars locked in on Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields slips, Steelers get RB

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Clemson

• Jr

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• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jags have wrapped up the No. 1 overall selection, which means that Trevor Lawrence is headed to Jacksonville. There is no alternate plan because this is it. Lawrence has a chance to be special and no trade offers will be enticing enough to prompt the Jags to move off this pick.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Same as last week, in part because Sam Darnold continues to show glimpses of why he was once a first-rounder and also because questions loom about Justin Fields’ readiness at the next level. There are far fewer questions about Sewell, who is the second-best prospect in this class.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Talking to folks around the league, there is little concern that Parsons opted out for the 2020 season because he is such a special talent. That said, No. 3 is a little high to hear his name called. It’s why the Dolphins could end up trading down several spots, especially with a team desperate to land a QB, and still land Parsons. Kamu Grugier-Hill and Elandon Roberts will be free agents next spring and Parsons has the type of freakish athleticism that we’ve come to expect in NFL linebackers — Kenneth Murray, Patrick Queen, Devin White and Devin Bush just to name first-rounders from the last two drafts — and he’ll impact the Dolphins ‘D’ from Day 1.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Matt Ryan, who will be 36 next season, has a $49.9 million dead-cap hit in 2021. So the new GM and head coach in Atlanta can bring in Wilson as their future franchise passer with the understanding that he doesn’t need to be rushed onto the field.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Bengals just win, baby! They’ve now reeled off two in a row and in the process find themselves with the No. 5 pick, which means they’re almost certainly out of the Sewell sweepstakes. Slater isn’t a bad consolation prize, however, in part because he was so solid at tackle in 2019 (he opted out in 2020), and he has the versatility to play guard and even center.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

That’s right, Smith is the first wideout off the board. He isn’t our WR1 (yet) but he could end up winning the Heisman. More importantly for the Eagles, he plays much (much much) bigger than his listed 175 pounds (and he’s probably not even that heavy) and because he’s so polished as a player, he’s a Day 1 contributor in the NFL.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are all in the final year of their deals. And while the Lions will almost certainly keep Golladay, who has been injured for much of this season, adding Chase makes too much sense not to happen.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Giants defense showed signs of life earlier this month but the unit (and the entire team, in fact) has come crashing back to earth the last two weeks. Finding a pass rush is at the top of the offseason to-do list and Paye, who is an athletic marvel, fits exactly what the team needs along the D-line.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Panthers could go a number of ways here, including targeting a QB or CB, but Kyle Pitts is not only the best tight end in this class, he might end up being the best receiver (think Darren Waller).

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Fields falls to 10, in part because Zach Wilson had a stellar 2020 campaign but also because Fields’ performance against Indiana and Northwestern raised eyebrows. He’s undeniably talented but there are concerns about aspects of his game that could see him be something other than one of the first two QBs drafted.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

1st

Farley is our CB1 and the Cowboys, who have been hovering around a top-5 selection for much of the last month of the season, are much more comfortable taking a much-needed CB at No. 11.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Horn, who opted out late in the season, is the son of Joe Horn, so he has NFL bloodlines. A physical, playmaking CB, Horn adds depth to a roster that could lose several CBs to free agency in the spring.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Vikings have needs along the interior offensive line and Vera-Tucker, who is a stud on the interior but has starred at tackle this season for USC, has the versatility to line up anywhere.


Trey Lance


QB

NFL Draft

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Kyle Shanahan said that Jimmy Garoppolo is his QB for 2021 but that doesn’t mean the team can’t (or won’t) plan for the future. Trey Lance has the athleticism and arm strength to be a legit NFL QB, he only lacks experience. But if anyone can get the most out of his abilities it’s Shanahan, who did just that with Robert Griffin III during his rookie year in Washington back in 2012.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

5th

Jones may not be as athletic as Lawrence, Wilson, Fields or Lance but he’s legit. He’s proven it week in and week out for Alabama. Jones has been a lethal deep-ball passer all season and he always makes good decisions with the ball. It’s probably fair to say that the Patriots won’t be signing Cam Newton to a long-term deal and meanwhile Jones is generating buzz around the league.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 253 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

75th

POSITION RNK

8th

Oweh doesn’t yet know how good he is and we could be looking back in several years and wonder how he wasn’t drafted higher. The Raiders’ defense is a mess and they have to get better at getting after the QB.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Patrick Peterson and Dre Kirkpatrick are in the final year of their deals and Surtain, who has been Alabama’s best cornerback the last two seasons, would be a good fit in Arizona in 2021.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

T.Y. Hilton is in the final year of his contract and while Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell are young, promising players, there isn’t much depth behind them. Waddle might be the most explosive playmaker in this class.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Football Team obviously needs a long-term answer at QB after cutting ties with Dwayne Haskins, and perhaps they’ll be better positioned to do that should they end up missing the playoffs. As it stands, they’re atop the NFC East and for now they’re upgrading the O-line with one one the most athletic linemen in this class.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

7th

Mitchell Trubisky is making a real case for why he deserves to stick around in Chicago, and much like WFT, if they make the playoffs, all the top-tier QBs could already be off the board. And like WFT, the Bears instead opt to bolster the offensive line.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

119th

POSITION RNK

20th

Toney won’t play in the Gators’ bowl game but he’s done more than enough to make his case as a legit first-rounder. And in Jacksonville, he’ll give Trevor Lawrence a much-needed weapon alongside Laviska Shenault and DJ Chark.

Tulsa

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

5th

For the season Collins had four sacks, four interceptions (including two pick-sixes) and two forced fumbles. At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, he looks more like a defensive end but moves with the fluidity of the modern day inside linebackers that have become so prevalent around the league.

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

103rd

POSITION RNK

9th

Phillips, who retired from football in 2018 because of injuries, transferred to the U and has been just about unstoppable. He announced two weeks ago that he’s headed to the NFL and now the question becomes how high he’ll end up getting drafted.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

65th

POSITION RNK

9th

Lamar Jackson needs a consistent downfield threat beyond Mark Andrews. Hollywood Brown is explosive but isn’t a big target. Marshall is both and put up big numbers for LSU in 2020 before opting out.

Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Titans have 14 sacks this season. By comparison, Rousseau racked up 15.5 sacks last season but opted out in 2020. He’s new to the position and the question is whether he can come close to replicating that type of production at the next level.

Georgia

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Shaq Barrett is playing on the franchise tag and Jason Pierre-Paul’s contract expires after the 2021 season. Extremely active off the edge, Ojulari regularly finds himself in the backfield as a disruptive presence.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

55th

POSITION RNK

8th

The Jets would love to get an offensive playmaker here but the top WRs are already off the board. Instead, they bolster the secondary with one of the best DBs on the board.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Owusu-Koramoah is a tweener, which is why some NFL teams view him as a safety and not a linebacker. Above all else, he’s an athlete and Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier will find ways to get him on the field.

Missouri

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Bolton is a hard-hitting, middle-of-the-field spark plug with sideline-to-sideline speed.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

44th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Steelers need to beef up the O-line but they also need to figure out how to reestablish the run. Najee Harris isn’t Derrick Henry, but he has similar traits with the added ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. If Pittsburgh can find a run game that passing offense becomes much more consistent (and less predictable).

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

3rd

Jaire Alexander is one of the best young CBs in the league and while Kendrick is still learning the position, he’s flashed the skills to be special.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 253 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

4th

Ossai might have the highest motor in this draft class and in K.C. he’ll give the Chiefs defense a much-needed boost off the edge.


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