2021 NFL Mock Draft (Two Rounds) – A Run On Quarterbacks

It’s that time of year again. The 2021 NFL Draft is upon us. This draft is all about the quarterbacks and where they will land. This is also a deep draft for wide receivers and cornerbacks. The draft is the way to build the core of your team or add key pieces. This draft is no different. We’ve already seen a blockbuster trade and it may not be the last as teams jockey for a player they covet. Here’s the full seven round mock draft.

 

Round 1:

1) Jacksonville Jaguars -Trevor Lawrence: Quarterback, Clemson

The Jaguars get their man at quarterback and new face of the franchise. He has the tools to be really special. He’ll surprise defenses with his quickness.

2) New York Jets -Zach Wilson: Quarterback, BYU

The Jets start over with Wilson, a dual threat quarterback who can make off-schedule plays outside the pocket.

3) San Francisco 49ers -Justin Fields: Quarterback, Ohio State

The 49ers trade up to get their next quarterback. Fields can beat you with his arm and legs. Most importantly, he’ll have a chance to learn for a season or two.

4) Atlanta Falcons – Micah Parsons: Inside Linebacker, Penn State

The Falcons need help on defense, so they take the best defensive prospect in the draft. Parsons is a tackling machine and can drop back in coverage.

5) Cincinnati Bengals -Penei Sewell: Offensive Tackle, Oregon

The Bengals desperately need to protect their franchise quarterback. Sewell is a generational talent who will protect Joe Burrow’s blindside for years to come.

6) Miami Dolphins -DeVonta Smith: Wide Receiver, Alabama

Time for the Dolphins to give Tua Tagovailoa some weapons on the outside. They get an electrifying one in Smith. A crisp route runner with great hands and home run speed.

7) Detroit Lions -Ja’Marr Chase: Wide Receiver, LSU

The Lions need help at wide receiver. Chase is a big target with a wide catch radius and big play capability. Somewhere, Jared Goff is smiling.

8) Carolina Panthers -Trey Lance: Quarterback, North Dakota State

The Panthers are looking to the future and get a raw, dual threat signal caller in Lance with vast upside. He’ll be able to sit and learn before taking over.

9) Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II: Cornerback, Alabama

The Broncos need help on defense, especially in the secondary. Enter Surtain II, who can cover and assist in run support.

10) Dallas Cowboys – Kwity Paye: Defensive End, Michigan

The Cowboys have some holes to fill on defense. Paye is a pass rush specialist who puts pressure on quarterbacks. Exactly what they need.

11) New York Giants – Kyle Pitts: Tight End, Florida

The Giants need more weapons on offense. Pitts is a nightmare matchup for defenses. He can make plays on all three levels.

12) Philadelphia Eagles – Jaylen Waddle: Wide Receiver, Alabama

The Eagles need help on offense. Waddle is a big play waiting to happen who can take the top off a defense. The bonus is he’s also an outstanding returner, too.

13) Los Angeles Chargers -Rashad Slater: Offensive Guard, Northwestern

The Chargers invest in the trenches to protect their quarterback. Slater is a plug and play from day one who is very versatile and offers insurance on the interior line.

14) Minnesota Vikings – Christian Barmore: Defensive Tackle, Alabama

The Vikings look to shore up the defensive line with Barmore. A disruptive force who can pressure the quarterback up the middle.

15) New England Patriots – Caleb Farley: Cornerback, Virginia Tech

The Patriots are reloading on defense and get a good one in Farley. He’s a tall corner with very good cover skills and a sure tackler.

16) Arizona Cardinals – Jaycee Horn: Cornerback, South Carolina

The Cardinals need to improve their secondary. Horn is a speedster who can cover and is a ball hawk. He also loves to hit.

17) Las Vegas Raiders – Gregory Rousseau: Defensive End, Miami

The Raiders continue to rebuild their defense. You can never have enough pass rushers and Rousseau is a physical, relentless rusher.

18) Miami Dolphins -Christian Darrisaw: Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech

The Dolphins do the right thing and get a protector for their quarterback. Darrisaw is a nasty and tough player who can pass and run block.

19) Washington Football Team – Mac Jones: Quarterback, Alabama

They need to get this right. Jones is accurate, reads defenses well and has a quick trigger. He also moves well within the pocket.

20) Chicago Bears – Teven Jenkins: Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma State

While the Bears figure out their quarterback situation, they need to solidify the offensive line. Jenkins has long arms, helping him keep rushers at bay.

21) Indianapolis Colts – Rashod Bateman: Wide Receiver, Minnesota

The Colts have their quarterback, now he needs weapons on the outside. Bateman is a sure handed receiver who has a knack for big plays.

22) Tennessee Titans – Jayson Oweh: Defensive End, Penn State

The Titans focus has to be on improving their defense. Oweh is a speed rusher with great bend on the edge.

23) New York Jets – Travis Etienne: Running Back, Clemson

The Jets continue to makeover their offense with an every-down back in Etienne. He has good vision, breakaway speed and can catch it out the backfield.

24) Pittsburgh Steelers – Samuel Cosmi: Offensive Tackle, Texas

The Steelers need to rebuild their offensive line and start with Cosmi. He’s a large human with nimble feet and loves to smash block.

25) Jacksonville Jaguars – Alex Leatherwood: Offensive Tackle, Alabama

After the Jaguars get their quarterback, now they need to protect him. Leatherwood is an athletic big man with good hands.

26) Cleveland Browns – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: Outside Linebacker, Notre Dame

The Browns need more second-level playmakers on defense. Owusu-Koramoah is a run stuffer that can cover sideline to sideline.

27) Baltimore Ravens – Joseph Ossai: Outside Linebacker, Texas

The Ravens must generate a pass rush. Enter Ossai, a speed demon off the edge and hard hitter.

28) New Orleans Saints – Eric Stokes, Cornerback, Georgia

The Saints need to revamp their secondary. Stokes is a smart cover corner with good instincts and a nose for the ball.

29) Green Bay Packers – Azeez Olujari: Outside Linebacker, Georgia

The Packers need linebackers who can clean up runners and pass cover. Not only can Olujari do that, he can also rush the passer.

30) Buffalo Bills – Trevor Moehrig: Safety, TCU

The Bills have the luxury of adding talent to an already good defense. Miehrig is the best safety in the draft and strengthens the secondary.

31) Kansas City Chiefs – Zavin Collins: Inside Linebacker, Tulsa

The Chiefs need a quarterback on defense and get one in Collins. He’s a tackling machine and makes plays all over the field.

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jaelen Phillips: Defensive End, Miami

The Buccaneers need to add youth along the defensive line. Phillips is a relentless pass rusher with strong hands and a quick first step.

 

Round 2:

33) Jacksonville Jaguars – Carlos Basham Jr.: Defensive End, Wake Forest

After focusing on offense in the first round, they turn their attention to defense. Basham Jr. is an edge rusher with a high motor and great first step.

34) New York Jets – Kadarius Toney: Wide Receiver, Florida

Quarterback, check. Running back, check. Wide receiver, check. Toney is an explosive player with home run speed.

35) Atlanta Falcons – Quincy Roche: Defensive End, Miami

The Falcons continue to rebuild their defense with a very good edge rusher. Roche is technically sound and has strong hands.

36) Miami Dolphins – Najee Harris: Running Back, Alabama

The Dolphins add more talent on offense to aid Tagovailoa’s growth. Harris is a workhorse who is a threat out the backfield.

37) Philadelphia Eagles -Tyson Campbell: Cornerback, Georgia

The Eagles get much needed help in the secondary. Campbell is a very good cover corner with equally good instincts.

38) Cincinnati Bengals – Amon-Ra St. Brown: Wide Receiver, USC

The Bengals get a big target for Joe Burrow. St. Brown high points the ball very well and will be a red zone target.

39) Carolina Panthers – Jamin Davis: Inside Linebacker, Kentucky

The Panthers get a freakish athlete, a speed demon and sideline to sideline coverage.

40) Denver Broncos – Patrick Turner: Defensive End, Houston

Not a household name, but make no mistake, Turner has the ability to pressure the quarterback.

41) Detroit Lions – Asante Samuel Jr.: Cornerback, FSU

The Lions add a savvy cover corner with above average speed and good instincts.

42) New York Giants – Elijah Molden: Cornerback, Washington

The Giants add secondary help with Molden, who’s strength is route recognition and is an underrated tackler.

43) San Francisco 49ers – Greg Newsome II: Cornerback, Northwestern

This is a position of need for the 49ers. Newsome plays with good instincts and anticipation.

44) Dallas Cowboys – Alijah Vera-Tucker: Offensive Tackle, USC

The Cowboys need to reload the offensive line. Vera-Tucker has the talent to be a long time starter.

45) Jacksonville Jaguars – Pat Freiemuth: Tight End, Penn State

Freiemuth is not only an above average blocker, but also a pass catching target.

46) New England Patriots – Rondale Moore: Wide Receiver, Purdue

Moore gives the Patriots an outside weapon and downfield target.

47) Los Angeles Chargers – Jalen Mayfield: Offensive Tackle, Michigan

Mayfield is tough in the trenches and uses his technique to keep edge rushers at bay.

48) Las Vegas Raiders – Landon Dickerson: Offensive Center, Alabama

Adding Dickerson to the middle of their line is like adding a quarterback in the trenches.

49) Arizona Cardinals – Wyatt Davis: Offensive Guard, Ohio State

It’s never a bad idea adding a talented interior lineman to open up holes and protect their franchise quarterback.

50) Miami Dolphins – Josh Myers: Offensive Center, Ohio State

The Dolphins continue to shore up the offensive line with a tenacious interior lineman.

51) Washington Football Team – Ar’Darius Washington: Safety, TCU

Adding Washington, a quality secondary player to an already improving defense, is a smart investment.

52) Chicago Bears – Kyle Trask: Quarterback, Florida

The Bears must get some clarity at quarterback moving forward and Trask has starter potential along with arm talent.

53) Tennessee Titans – Marvin Wilson: Defensive Tackle, FSU

The defensive line needs an infusion of talent to stop the run and pressure the quarterback. Wilson can do both from the middle.

54) Indianapolis Colts – Ifeatu Melifonwu: Cornerback, Syracuse

Melifonwu is a physical corner who tackles well in space adds to an already good defense.

55) Pittsburgh Steelers – Deonte Brown: Offensive Guard, Alabama

A complete makeover of the offensive line is still in progress. Brown is a talented blocker with nimble feet.

56) Seattle Seahawks – Walter Little: Offensive Tackle, Stanford

Protecting quarterback Russell Wilson is paramount and Little checks that box.

57) Los Angeles Rams – Dylan Moses: Inside Linebacker, Alabama

The Rams get a leader on defense who has a high IQ, good instincts and is a tackling machine.

58) Baltimore Ravens – Terrance Marshall Jr.: Wide Receiver, LSU

Marshall Jr. has good size, untapped potential and the ability to be a go-to receiver.

59) Cleveland Browns – Levi Onwuzurike: Defensive Tackle, Washington

Onwuzurike will add a ferocious player and depth to an already good front seven.

60) New Orleans Saints – Jevon Holland: Safety, Oregon

Holland is talented and adds immediate help in the nickel package.

61) Buffalo Bills – Roger McCreary: Cornerback, Auburn

McCreary solidifies and strengthens an already talented secondary as a ball-hawking corner.

62) Green Bay Packers – Trey Smith: Offensive Guard, Tennessee

Smith is a huge individual who will help protect Aaron Rodgers and open up holes.

63) Kansas City Chiefs – Dillon Radonz: Offensive Tackle, North Dakota State

The Chiefs add depth on the offensive line with Radonz, a technically sound player.

64) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jordan Smith: Defensive End, UAB

Smith has a high motor off the edge and a long reach.

 

 

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