2021 Mock Draft - ROUND 3
65) Jaguars - (Rd 1 - QB, OT; Rd 2 - DE, DT)
Elijah Molden | CB | Washington - Molden has the ability to play CB or SAF. He's immediate help for a lacking pass defense. Watch for an OT here as well. Even if retained, Cam Robinson has been a bit of a disappointment overall.
66) Jets - (Rd 1 - QB, WR; Rd 2 - SAF)
Javonte Williams | RB | North Carolina - God bless the ageless wonder that is Frank Gore, but when a 37-year old is logging over 40% of the snaps, RB help is needed.
67) Texans - (No Picks)
Ambry Thomas | CB | Michigan - The Texans rank 30th in sacks allowed, so an O-lineman could get his name called if the talent is there. However, they could also use help on defense. Thomas has gone forgotten in some circles due to his opt out, but he's a damn good CB.
68) Falcons - (Rd 1 - CB; Rd 2 - EDGE )
Kenneth Gainwell | RB | Memphis - The Falcons have one of the worst rushing attacks in the NFL. I could see them letting Gurley walk and grabbing his replacement here. If Keanu Neal isn't locked up, this pick could easily be a SAF instead.
69) Bengals - (Rd 1 - OT; Rd 2 - WR)
Kary Vincent | CB/SAF | LSU - Vincent is a great athlete with track speed. He brings very good versatility to the table, as he can line up at CB or SAF. With three CBs set to hit free agency, the pick is justified.
70) Eagles - (Rd -1 - WR; Rd 2 - OT)
Kelvin Joseph | CB | Kentucky - The Eagles finally make an upgrade at CB by drafting the cocky, yet very good Joseph. He was one of the top CBs in the SEC, a shutdown type of player.
71) Broncos - (Rd 1 - QB; Rd 2 - SAF)
Pete Werner | LB | Ohio State - The Broncos really struggle at stopping the run. Werner is a very good LB, one who plays with plus instincts and range to match.
72) Lions - (Rd 1 - WR; Rd 2 - DE)
Levi Onwuzurike | DT | Washington - The Lions simply don't boast much DT talent, a team that has a horrific run defense. Needs aside, Onwuzuike could make a difference early on in his career.
73) Panthers - (Rd 1 - QB; Rd 2 - RB)
Teven Jenkins | OT | OK State - The Panthers have a number of expiring contracts across their O-line. Jenkins is an absolute beast, an NFL-ready RT who owned Ossai when he played Texas.
74) Football Team (via 49ers) - (Rd - 1 - EDGE/OLB; Rd 2 - OG)
Chuba Hubbard | RB | OK State - As a whole, Washington has really struck out when it comes to acquiring long-term RBs. Here's to trying again. Hubbard was banged up this past year, but he should come back 100%.
75) Cowboys - (Rd -1 LB; Rd 2 - CB)
Spencer Brown | OT | Northern Iowa - The Cowboys need O-line help in a terrible way, as they can't seem to keep guys healthy. Brown dominated at the small-school level, enough so that he'll get Day 2 consideration.
76) Giants - (Rd -1 TE; Rd 2 - OT)
Jay Tufele | DT | USC - The Giants have a ton of front-seven players headed toward free agency. Tufele is a very good DT, would bring some much needed life to this defense. Even if Leonard Williams stays, this pick is sound.
77) Patriots - (Forfeited)
78) Chargers - (Rd 1 - DE; Rd 2 - TE)
Greg Newsome II | CB | Northwestern - The Chargers take advantage of a deep CB draft and grab a very solid player in Newsome. He quietly had a very good season.
79) Vikings - (Rd 1 - CB)
Monty Rice | LB | Georgia - For a team looking to improve their defense overall, Rice is a good building block. He plays with levelled intensity, a team leader. If Anthony Harris isn't retained, however, a SAF will be in play early on.
80) Cardinals - (Rd - 1 CB; Rd 2 - EDGE)
Ronnie Perkins | DE | Oklahoma - Markus Golden and Hassan Reddick are both impending FAs. Considering how well each has played, they'll be in the market for a decent purse. Assuming one walks, they'll need need more QB pressure from someone.
81) Raiders - (Rd -1 - OLB/EDGE; Rd 2 - DT)
Deonte Brown | OG | Alabama - The Raiders may not have an OG high on their positional-need board, but Brown is one of the nation's best interiors when he's on his game.
82) Dolphins - (Rd 1 - OT, RB; Rd 2 - WR, C)
Michael Carter | RB | North Carolina - The Dolphins will work with Carter at the Senior Bowl, and it's hard to think that they won't be very impressed with him.
83) Football Team - (Rd - 1 - EDGE/OLB; Rd 2 - OG)
Abraham Lucas | OT | Washington State - As stated prior, Washington ranks among the bottom when it comes to sacks allowed. Lucas is a very good RT, especially in pass protection.
84) Bears - (Rd - 1 - OT; Rd 2 - WR)
Brevin Jordan | TE | Miami - The Bears have a number of receiving targets set to his free agency, and one could argue they need help anyway. Jordan has seen his stock go down as of late, but he's still a very good prospect.
85) Colts - (Rd 1 - OT; Rd 2 - WR)
Joe Tryon | EDGE | Washington - The Colts almost pulled it out against the Bills in the playoffs, but they needed just a little bit more juice. Tryon sat out in 2020, but his 2019 game tape reveals a good edge player who isn't real quick, but has the ability to grind through OTs.
86) Titans - (Rd 1 - DE; Rd 2 - LB)
Haskell Garrett | DT | Ohio State - The Titans are certainly bad enough on defense to where they could really load up on players this draft. Garrett looked fantastic at times this year, shouldn't leave Day 2 without hearing his name called.
87) Jets (via Seahawks - (Rd 2 - CB)
Hamilcar Rashed | EDGE | Oregon State - The Jets or shall I say Robert Saleh is promoting an "all gas, no breaks" approach toward managing this team. Rashed was that type of player in 2019, despite shoddy game tape in 2020.
88) Steelers - (Rd 1 - OT; Rd 2 - RB)
Rodarius Williams | CB | OK State - Williams is solid depth, consistently looked like one of the better CB's week in and week out. Many think he'll go in Round 2.
89) Rams - (Rd 1 - No Pick, Rd 2 - WR)
Andre Cisco | SAF | Syracuse - The Rams play in a very pass-happy conference and have to handle the likes of the Cardinals and Seahawks twice a year. Cisco is a rangy player that should help their cause.
90) Browns - (Rd 1 - LB; Rd 2 - WR)
Caden Sterns | SAF | Texas - Sterns was once viewed as a potential 1st-Rounder, and while his play wasn't bad this year, he no longer carries said esteem. Either way, he's a quality player who does everything pretty well.
91) Vikings (via Ravens) - (Rd 1 - CB)
Quincy Roche | EDGE | Miami - Roche is meh against the run, but he can be effective when pinning his ears back. The Vikings will assuredly be looking for edge players.
92) Browns (via Saints) - (Rd 1 - LB; Rd 2 - WR)
Trill Williams | CB | Syracuse - Williams offers up excellent size coupled with the ability to be uses as a CB or SAF. He makes this secondary far more physical.
93) Buccaneers - (Rd - 1 RB; Rd 2 - DT)
Hunter Long | TE | Boston College - Gronkowski is still getting it done, but everyone knows that he's not a long-term play. Long is coming off of a great season, would seemingly be able to replicate the production that is soon to be lost.
94) Bills - ( Rd 1 - OG; Rd 2 - CB)
Dyami Brown | WR | North Carolina - As is defending Stefon Diggs isn't tough enough, the Bills add another speedster to their roster. Brown is a very tough match up, would bring another element to an already good passing attack. If Matt Milano is somehow lost in FA, a LB could be in play instead.
95) Packers - (Rd 1 - DT; Rd 2 - C)
Aaron Banks | OG | Notre Dame - The Packers have a number of O-linemen that are set to hit free agency. Banks is a starting-caliber OG, will compete in the Senior Bowl.
96) Chiefs - (Rd 1 - OG; Rd 2 - DE)
Tyler Shelvin | DT | LSU - The Chiefs certainly have other needs/positions they could address with this pick, but Shelvin is a massive dude who'd seemingly make any run defense that much better.