2021 Mock Draft - ROUND 1
1) Jets -
Trevor Lawrence | QB | Clemson - The Jets look horrible right now, and whether it's on Darnold or not, there's no passing up the chance to get the all-everything Lawrence.
2) Giants -
Penei Sewell | OT | Oregon - As of Week 7, no team has allowed more QB pressures (95) than the Giants have. Sewell is regarded as the nation's best O-lineman on almost every notable board out there.
3) Jaguars -
Micah Parsons | OLB | Penn State - Minshew has looked good enough so far to where the Jags could arguably target another value pick early on. Their LB corps could use some help, as Myles Jack is their only star. The Jags rank amongst the league's worst teams in rushing and total yards allowed per game.
4) Football Team -
Justin Fields | QB | Ohio State - This team will clearly be targeting a QB, and as of right now Fields appears to be the #2 option behind Lawrence.
5) Bengals -
Ja'Mar Chase | WR | LSU - The Bengals will be without A.J. Green soon enough, and John Ross wants out. They have the chance to pair their franchise signal caller with his old teammate, the nation's best WR.
6) Chargers -
Gregory Rousseau | DE | Miami - The Chargers are averaging just over 1 sack per game. Rousseau would be an ideal choice to operate on the other side of Bosa.
7) Lions -
Jaylen Waddle | WR | Alabama - Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are both UFA's next year. Meanwhile, Waddle has looked great and should run a blistering 40-yard dash at the combine.
8) Panthers -
Patrick Surtain II | CB | Alabama - Eli Apple will become an UFA, and while the Panthers are looking good in pass defense, you can never have enough quality CBs. Surtain is just that.
9) Falcons -
Shaun Wade | CB | Ohio State - The Falcons are currently allowing well over 300 passing yards per game. Wade is a talented CB who could work himself into the top-10 when it's all said and done.
10) Broncos -
Devonta Smith | WR | Alabama - Smith isn't real big, but he's a blazer who is tough to defend. The Broncos average just over 200 passing yards per game. They grab Smith to pair with Jeudy.
11) Eagles -
Alex Leatherwood | OT | Alabama - This might be early for Leatherwood to get selected, but the Eagles need serious help along their O-line. Leatherwood could play OT or OG.
12) Dolphins (via Texans) -
Rashod Bateman | WR | Minnesota - The Dolphins see the run on WRs, and knowing they could use more at the position they grab Bateman. He's an excellent prospect who'll bolster their offense.
13) Cowboys -
Dylan Moses | ILB | Alabama - The Cowboys are getting gashed against the run, currently ranked 31st in the NFL in that regard. Moses helps address a big need for them.
14) Browns -
Trey Lance | QB | North Dakota State - The Browns have one of the league's worst passing offenses, despite having OBJ and Juice Landry on their squad. Mayfield's already been benched once, and if sitting in the top half of the draft they could easily go QB here.
15) Vikings -
Caleb Farley | CB | Virginia Tech - The Vikings are straight bad on defense, so I could see them going with the highest rated defender on their board. Farley could be that guy, should help their cause.
16) Cardinals -
Creed Humphrey | C/OG | Oklahoma - The Cardinals should target a CB here, if the right guy falls to them. If that doesn't happen, they could address their O-line. Humphrey is the nation's top pivot man, would reunite with Murray.
17) Dolphins -
Rondale Moore | WR | Purdue - Would the Dolphins really double down at the WR position? It wouldn't surprise me. DeVante Parker and Preston Williams each play their role, but they lack a shifty "Z" whom they trust. Jakeem Grant isn't that guy, while Malcolm Perry nor Lynn Bowden have taken any snaps at WR.
18) Bears -
Kyle Pitts | TE | Florida - Despite a good record going into Week 7, the Bears passing offense is rather meh. To make matters worse, they have expiring contracts coming due at receiver spots. Pitts is a great TE/WR hybrid who'd fit nicely here.
19) Jaguars (via Rams) -
Jackson Carman | OT/OG | Clemson - The Jaguars' O-line is lacking, as they give up too many sacks and have failed to establish a consistent rushing attack. Carman is a huge dude that could stay at OT or kick inside to OG, as some scouts project him to do.
20) 49ers -
Samuel Cosmi | OT | Texas -
The 49ers wisely pulled off a trade with the Redskins to acquire Trent Williams after they heard news of Joe Staley's retirement. Williams is a short-term play, however. Cosmi is their play for the future.
21) Patriots -
Pat Freiermuth | TE | Penn State -
The Patriots passing offense is non-existent, and they have a hole at TE. Freiermuth has been dubbed by some as "mini Gronk", so why not slot him here.
22) Colts -
Zac Wilson | QB | BYU -
The Colts drafted Jacob Eason, and while he was obtained in Round 4, one could argue that his draft position belies his abilities. However, the QB position is not one to trifle with. No player has ascended more than Zac Wilson has.
23) Titans -
Patrick Jones II | DE | Pittsburgh -
The Titans could use some depth at the DE position. Jones has popped up on many a radar, could make a push to hear his name called on Day 1. He's one of the nation's best pass rushers.
24) Raiders -
Jevon Holland | SAF | Oregon -
With the Raiders being as bad as they are in the secondary, they'll go after talent to help them out there. Holland plays with plus range and is a difference maker in the back half.
25) Saints -
Brevin Jordan | TE | Miami -
The rich get richer, as the Saints add another weapon to their already scary good arsenal.
26) Bills -
Carlos Basham | DE | Wake Forest -
The Bills will be looking for some depth at the EDGE position. Basham fits the mold of what they'll be targeting.
27) Buccaneers -
Kyle Trask | QB | Florida -
There will be life after Tom Brady. Here's to planning for that day. Trask is a big kid with a strong arm, well-suited to become Brady's successor in Tampa. He's ascending up the draft boards, is now getting top-40 buzz.
28) Ravens -
Wyatt Davis | OG | Ohio State -
The Ravens could use some talented depth on their O-line. Davis is one of the nation's best interior prospects, would presumably buck someone from their post.
29) Jets - (via Seahawks) -
Travis Etienne | RB | Clemson -
The Jets' starting RB is...? Keeping Lawrence and Etienne in the same backfield for years to come is a good play.
30) Steelers - Jaylen Twyman | DT | Pittsburgh -
The Steelers are one of the few remaining undefeated teams, largely in part because of their defense. They keep the talent strong by going with a local product in Twyman.
31) Packers -
Nick Bolton | OLB | Missouri - The Packers have some expiring contracts across their O-line, so that could be addressed here. However, Bolton is a great run and chase LB who'd become a stalwart on this squad.
32) Chiefs -
Amon-Ra St. Bown | WR | USC - In this scenario, the Chiefs don't retain Sammy Watkins but do take a step to replace him with St. Brown, a very gifted WR in his own right.