2021 NFL Mock Drafts

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Trevor LawrenceClemson, Jr QB
    2021 NFL Draft Player Comp Profile: Trevor Lawrence

    It's been 17 weeks since the Jags were in position to pick first overall and 17 times we've had them taking Trevor Lawrence.

    2 Zach WilsonBYU, Jr QB
    2021 NFL Draft Player Comp Profile: Zach Wilson

    The Jets were destined for Trevor Lawrence as recently as mid-December, but a 2-14 finish left them in the No. 1 spot, where it's now 99 percent certain they'll go with Zach Wilson

    3 Mac JonesAlabama, Jr QB
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    Traded from: MIA

    The top three players off the mock-draft board likely won't change down the stretch, and while fans and media seem perplexed by Mac Jones going off the board here, if this is who Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch traded up for, then Jones is headed for San Francisco.

    4 Justin FieldsOhio St., Jr QB

    The Falcons are reportedly entertaining offers to trade down, but there are reports that also suggest that the new general manager is considering a quarterback while the new coach is comfortable moving forward in 2021 with Matt Ryan. Put another way: We have no idea what the Falcons will do but if we were making the decision, it would be incredibly tough to pass up Justin Fields here, especially since the '22 QB class, at least as we sit here, isn't nearly as stacked.

    5 Penei SewellOregon, Jr OL
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    The Bengals could be tempted to take Ja'Marr Chase but protecting Joe Burrow has to be priority No. 1, especially with the ability to grab a talented wideout in Round 2 (keep scrolling).

    6 Kyle PittsFlorida, Jr TE
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    Traded from: PHI

    Mike Gesicki, who had 104 receptions the last two seasons, has one more year left on his deal, and while Ja'Marr Chase would be a perfectly reasonable selection here, Kyle Pitts could end up being the best pass catcher in this draft class.

    7 Ja'Marr ChaseLSU, Jr WR
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    The Lions could target a QB here but if they truly think Jared Goff can have success, then surrounding him with playmakers -- especially after letting Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones leave in free agency -- makes Chase an easy choice.

    8 Trey LanceN. Dakota St., SophMOCK TRADE from CAR QB
    2021 NFL Draft Player Comp Profile: Trey Lance

    Mock Trade from: CAR

    Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi said last week that WFT loves Lance and that he could see the team moving up for him. We'll know exactly how much Washington loves Lance later this month but there could be a handful of teams in the bottom half of Round 1 that will likely be in the market to move up for a QB. Lance only has 17 starts, all at the FCS level, so there's some projection to how his skills will translate to the NFL, but there is so much to love about his game.

    9 Patrick Surtain IIAlabama, Jr CB
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    Surtain is one of the most polished players in this class, and while the Broncos signed Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby, Fuller signed a one-year deal, and Bryce Callahan's contract will also expire after the '21 season

    10 Jaycee HornSouth Carolina, Jr CB
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    We've had Surtain-to-Dallas in many a mock draft but now that he's off the board the Cowboys go go with a linebacker or offensive lineman ... or another CB. Horn is our CB2 and he's not far behind Surtain in our minds. Put another way: Dallas isn't 'settling' here, they're getting a corner who can come in right away and play.

    11 Jaylen WaddleAlabama, Jr WR
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    The Giants have other needs but it's hard to pass up on a dynamic four-down player who can consistently stretch the field vertically.

    12 DeVonta SmithAlabama, Sr WR
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    Traded from: SF

    The Eagles moved down from the No. 6 spot a few weeks ago, an indication that they're not looking for a QB. There are still plenty of needs, including offensive line or in the secondary, but perhaps getting Jalen Hurts a playmaker on the outside should be atop the to-do list. Smith falls to No. 12 only because NFL teams could be concerned about his 170 lb. frame. It wasn't an issue at Alabama, and he's one of the best players in this class.

    13 Rashawn SlaterNorthwestern, Sr OL
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    Slater opted out for 2020 but he was dominant in '19, and he more than held his own when he faced off against Ohio State and Chase Young. Slater can play tackle or kick inside to guard, though we feel he's a Day 1 starter on the outside.

    14 Christian DarrisawVirginia Tech, Jr OL
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    The same as last week -- the Vikings have needs along the offensive line and Darrisaw, who is an athletic tackle who plays to the whistle, is only scratching the surface on his potential.

    15 Micah ParsonsPenn St., Jr LB
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    Micah Parsons is a top-5 talent but maturity concerns could see him slide a little on draft day. Parson addressed those concerns in recent weeks and if an NFL team is comfortable with him, he's a steal at this point in the first round. The Pats addressed a ton of needs in free agency, though they could use a middle-of-the-defense playmaker, which is exactly what Parsons is.

    16 Alijah Vera-TuckerUSC, Jr OL
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    Cornerback has been a popular choice here but with the top two CBs off the board the Cards beef up the O-line with Vera-Tucker, a Day 1 starter, who can play either guard or tackle.

    17 Zaven CollinsTulsa, Jr EDGE
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    The Raiders need to fix this defense, which is why no one would bat an eye if they drafted only defensive players the first two days of the draft. Collins was primarily an off-ball linebacker at Tulsa but he has the size, speed, strength and athleticism to line up just about anywhere.

    18 Jaelan PhillipsMiami (Fla.), Jr EDGE

    If teams give Phillips a clean bill of health he could be the first edge rusher off the board. He had a great 2020 season and looked every bit the first-round talent.

    19 Greg Newsome IINorthwestern, JrMOCK TRADE from WAS CB

    Mock Trade from: WAS

    The Panthers have tied their (near-term, anyway) future to Sam Darnold, so they could be comfortable trading down for picks. At No. 19 they still and a top-flight cornerback in Greg Newsome, who would immediately upgrade the secondary in Carolina.

    20 Teven JenkinsOkla. St., Sr OL
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    The Bears appear set on moving forward with Andy Dalton so we'll take that as a sign that they won't move up in Round 1 for a quarterback. If so, fixing the offensive line is important and Jenkins, who can line up on the right or left side, plays with an edge and urgency NFL teams love.

    21 Azeez OjulariGeorgia, Soph EDGE
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    DeForest Buckner and Justin Houston were No. 1 and No. 2 in sacks for Indy last season. Buckner is a defensive tackler and Houston, an edge rusher, is a free agent. While offensive tackle is on the to-do list, Ojulari, who is the most complete edge rusher in this class, makes sense here.

    22 Kwity PayeMichigan, Sr EDGE

    Paye is long on physical tools but could fall to the bottom third of Round 1 only because he's growing into the position. That said, he still upgrades a Titans pass rush that was nonexistent a season ago, even after signing Bud Dupree.

    23 Gregory RousseauMiami (Fla.), Soph EDGE
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    Traded from: SEA

    Rousseau opted out in 2020 and in the process saw his draft stock fall with the emergence of Ojulari, Paye and his Miami teammate Phillips. Still, Rousseau is a high-upside prospect who hasn't played the position long, and he will continue to improve with experience and coaching.

    24 Jayson OwehPenn St., Soph EDGE
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    The same as last week. The Steelers need a QB, offensive tackle, RB and CB. But given the way the board fell they opt for pass rusher. Oweh is raw but has the physical tools the Steelers covet, and in a few years we could be talking about him the way we were talking about Bud Dupree once he grew into his role.

    25 Samuel CosmiTexas, Jr OL
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    Traded from: LAR

    The Jags could go any a number of directions here and the good news is that this team is flush with picks so if they don't address a particular need at the bottom of Round 1 they can circle back in Round 2 or 3 to fill the hole. For now, we have Jacksonville taking Cosmi, who was a solid presence on the left side of the Longhorns O-line.

    26 Jamin DavisKentucky, Jr LB
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    While NFL teams certainly knew about his talents, for the media, Davis was one of the best-kept secrets of this draft class until late in the process. But he's a special talent who's made just 11 career starts. Put another way: his best football is in front of him.

    27 Carlos Basham Jr.Wake Forest, Sr EDGE
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    The Ravens could go with a safety, wideout or offensive lineman here, but their biggest need remains at pass rusher. Basham, who is coming off a good 2020 campaign, just feels like a Raven.

    28 Caleb FarleyVirginia Tech, Jr CB
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    Farley was our CB1 until he underwent a back procedure several weeks ago. His camp says he'll be ready in time for the season. If he's healthy, the Saints could find one of the best players in this draft class at the bottom of Round 1.

    29 Levi OnwuzurikeWashington, Sr DL
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    The Packers have Kenny Clark but they could use some depth in middle of the defense; Onwuzurike opted out in '20 but didn't show any rust at the Senior Bowl or his pro day, and his blend of speed and strength make him an attractive late-first-round option for teams looking to bolster their d-lines.

    30 Tyson CampbellGeorgia, Jr CB
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    Tre White is one of the best CBs in the NFL but there's not much depth behind him. Taron Johnson is coming off a good season but has just one year left on his current deal and Campbell would add a long, physical playmaker to a secondary that improved over the course of the 2020 season

    31 Jeremiah Owusu-KoramoahNotre Dame, Sr LB
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    The Chiefs need to upgrade the offensive line, but with players already off the board the Chiefs bolster the defense with Owusu-Koramoah, who weighed 221 at his pro day and whose future could either be at linebacker or safety.

    32 Travis EtienneClemson, Sr RB
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    The Bucs are returning everyone save Antonio Brown for the '21 season so there aren't a lot of needs here. But if they go with best player available, they could certainly do worse than Etienne, who would add another layer of dynamism to this offense.

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Trevor LawrenceClemson, Jr QB
    2021 NFL Draft Player Comp Profile: Trevor Lawrence

    Lawrence is the best quarterback prospect ever, so yeah, the Jaguars are picking him here.

    2 Zach WilsonBYU, Jr QB
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    Wilson to the Jets has been obvious for a few months now, and last week's trade of Sam Darnold cemented it. From Provo, Utah to the New York City media market for Wilson.

    3 Justin FieldsOhio St., Jr QB

    Traded from: MIA

    Sure, Mac Jones checks the boxes Kyle Shanahan likes in a quarterback. Do you know who else does? Justin Fields. And he's the most accurate passer of all the top quarterbacks in this draft class.

    4 Trey LanceN. Dakota St., SophMOCK TRADE from ATL QB
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    Mock Trade from: ATL

    The Broncos don't sit on their hands at the quarterback spot. They make an aggressive move to put serious pressure on Drew Lock in 2021. In an ideal world for the Broncos, Lock plays really well this season then they could trade him for big-time draft capital and insert Lance into the starting lineup next season. In this trade, the Falcons send No. 4 overall and No. 142 (Round 5) to Denver and get No. 40 (Round 2) and No. 192 (Round 6) from the Broncos, along with pick No. 9 and a 2022 first-round pick.

    5 Ja'Marr ChaseLSU, Jr WR
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    The Bengals are doing their best to get the 2019 LSU band back together. You know, the season when Joe Burrow threw 60 touchdowns. Chase represents correct value here.

    6 DeVonta SmithAlabama, Sr WR
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    Traded from: PHI

    The Dolphins need to give Tua Tagovailoa all the weapons to see if he's the guy after Year 2. Smith to Miami seems decently likely.

    7 Kyle PittsFlorida, JrMOCK TRADE from DET TE
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    Mock Trade from: DET

    After their trade back, the Falcons jump at an opportunity to pick Kyle Pitts, and strike a deal with rebuilding Detroit. In this trade, the Lions receive No. 68 (Round 3) and a 2022 fourth-round pick from Atlanta along with the Falcons' No. 9 overall pick.

    8 Penei SewellOregon, Jr OL
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    The Panthers are ecstatic with the developments in front of them. They know they need to protect Sam Darnold well to have any chance to tap into his potential.

    9 Jaylen WaddleAlabama, JrMOCK TRADE from ATL WR
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    Mock Trade from: ATL

    The Lions get more early picks and still land Waddle, someone new GM Brad Holmes could view similarly to Brandin Cooks who excelled with the Rams when Holmes was there.

    10 Jaycee HornSouth Carolina, Jr CB
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    Given the explosiveness of his workout, it wouldn't surprise me at all if Horn goes ahead of Surtain -- who had a fine workout too but isn't as twitchy on film.

    11 Zaven CollinsTulsa, Jr EDGE
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    Another surprise in the top half of Round 1. Collins has the size, athleticism, and three-down ability to make GM Dave Gettleman fall in love with his potential on the field.

    12 Patrick Surtain IIAlabama, Jr CB
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    Traded from: MIA

    If Surtain is here at No. 12, you can lock this one in. Surtain to the home of Paddy's Pub.

    13 Rashawn SlaterNorthwestern, Sr OL
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    Slater to the Chargers could really unlock Justin Herbert's full potential ... and the young quarterback just won Offensive Rookie of the Year. Although it almost doesn't compute for the Chargers to have a good offensive line, because it's been so long since that was the case.

    14 Jaelan PhillipsMiami (Fla.), Jr EDGE

    Is this the easiest prospect-team pairing in Round 1 (after Lawrence and the Jags of course)? I think so. Phillips meets all the physical requirements the Vikings typically have for their top selections and fills a major need.

    15 Mac JonesAlabama, Jr QB
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    On draft night, I think we'll all laugh at the No. 3 overall hype for Jones. Belichick waits patiently and gets his guy who comes with a nice little vote of confidence from his buddy Nick Saban.

    16 Alijah Vera-TuckerUSC, Jr OL
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    This may be the highest you'll see Vera-Tucker, yet he's an immediate starter on an offensive line that hasn't exactly been sturdy in front of Kyler Murray in his first two seasons in the desert. Yes, it's fun watching Murray run around. But the less of it he's forced into, the better for Arizona.

    17 Micah ParsonsPenn St., Jr LB
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    I could totally see Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock loving the upside Parsons provides at the linebacker spot.

    18 Azeez OjulariGeorgia, Soph EDGE
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    The Dolphins need more pass-rushing juice on the outside, and Ojulari brings plenty of that along with surprising edge-setting strength.

    19 Alex LeatherwoodAlabama, Sr OL

    Leatherwood is the offensive tackle prospect I think goes higher than everyone's expecting. He's big, long, experienced in the SEC and tested through the roof at his pro day. All that sounds like a etched-in-stone first-round prospect, doesn't it?

    20 Rashod BatemanMinnesota, Jr WR
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    Given the uncertainty with Allen Robinson's future, the Bears pick a wideout with similar characteristics to him for new starter Andy Dalton.

    21 Kwity PayeMichigan, Sr EDGE

    Somewhat quietly, the Colts have a big need on the edge. Paye is a rocked-up specimen with an ascending skill set. The Colts can prioritize the offensive line and receiver group on Day 2.

    22 Elijah MooreOle Miss, Jr WR
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    The Titans have budding star A.J. Brown at receiver, then a whole lot of nothing given the loss of Corey Davis in free agency. Moore is a nifty, explosive slot wideout who can produce immediately.

    23 Teven JenkinsOkla. St., Sr OL
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    Traded from: SEA

    The Jets go with a high-floor right tackle to bookend Mekhi Becton for new quarterback Zach Wilson, a quarterback who wasn't pressured much at BYU in 2020.

    24 Greg Newsome IINorthwestern, Jr CB

    Newsome is a lengthy, loose-hipped outside corner who'd instantly boost Pittsburgh's secondary.

    25 Rondale MoorePurdue, Soph WR
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    Traded from: LAR

    Would Urban Meyer be able to pass on Rondale here? No way.

    26 Jeremiah Owusu-KoramoahNotre Dame, Sr LB
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    JOK to the Browns' suddenly scary defense would be awesome for one of the most well-rounded teams in the NFL.

    27 Trevon MoehrigTCU, Jr S

    The blitz-happy Ravens need quality defensive backs to cover and get after the quarterback on occasion, Moehrig can be a star in Wink Martindale's system.

    28 Jamin DavisKentucky, Jr LB
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    Watching Jamin Davis and Demario Davis play next to each other would be a blast and would make it pretty likely you'd be getting tackled by someone with the last name "Davis" when playing the Saints.

    29 Christian DarrisawVirginia Tech, Jr OL
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    The Packers can't pass on such a talent player falling into their lap at No. 29, especially given David Bakhtiari's age and the fact he's returning from a serious injury.

    30 Ifeatu MelifonwuSyracuse, Jr CB

    Melifonwu gives the Bills the lengthy, highly athletic cornerback it could use opposite Tre'Davious White. Serious competition for Levi Wallace.

    31 Christian BarmoreAlabama, Soph DL
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    Barmore slips a bit but the Chiefs are happy to pick him here.

    32 Caleb FarleyVirginia Tech, Jr CB
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    The Buccaneers are in a position where they can roll the dice on a talented prospect who comes with an injury red flag.

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Trevor LawrenceClemson, Jr QB
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    The Jaguars will not overthink this. Lawrence is their guy.

    2 Zach WilsonBYU, Jr QB
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    In the wake of the Sam Darnold and 49ers trades, I think an indirect statement was made by the Jets: they are taking Wilson.

    3 Mac JonesAlabama, Jr QB
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    Traded from: MIA

    It is not what I would do but I believe what San Francisco will do. I understand the train of thought that leads a playoff-caliber team to pick a quarterback it believes will do what is asked of him.

    4 Trey LanceN. Dakota St., Soph QB
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    I started this before the report that the Falcons were open to trading down. I am not sure that I believe it but, if they are, it is incredibly shortsighted. If they stick with Matt Ryan, they better believe that they are a few players away from Super Bowl contention. I do not. How often do you get to pick No. 4 overall? The current team is likely too good to be back in this position in the next few years.

    5 Ja'Marr ChaseLSU, Jr WR
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    If Ja'Marr Chase is what Joe Burrow wants, then give Burrow what he wants. It will excite the fanbase. I would personally take the best lineman on my board. It would be great to add another dynamic wide receiver and a tight end but I at least have two promising wide receivers in Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. I do not have a Penei Sewell on my roster and he is harder to find than good pass catchers.

    6 Kyle PittsFlorida, Jr TE
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    Traded from: PHI

    Miami obviously had its sights set on a few players when it traded back up to No. 6 overall and I believe a pass catcher, either Chase or Pitts, will be the choice.

    7 Justin FieldsOhio St., JrMOCK TRADE from DET QB

    Mock Trade from: DET

    Denver gets aggressive and trades up just two spots to get a quarterback. It is an ideal situation for a team that was patient watching others around it make all of the difficult decisions. If Fields is successful as Lamar Jackson -- the fifth quarterback taken in the 2018 NFL Draft -- then it will be a huge success for the AFC West franchise.

    8 Penei SewellOregon, Jr OL
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    As predicted, the Russell Okung experiment was short-lived. With Darnold in tow, Carolina can take the best player available on offense to ensure that he has weapons he did not have in New York. Jaylen Waddle, Chase and Pitts are off the board so the decision was easy.

    9 Jaylen WaddleAlabama, JrMOCK TRADE from DEN WR
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    Mock Trade from: DEN

    Detroit gets a vertical threat for Jared Goff. It is difficult to envision the Lions taking a quarterback when so much has been invested in him financially. If Los Angeles had drafted a quarterback, everyone would be discussing landing spots for Goff. Goff is not going to go to the bench yet and he can not be moved, so Detroit bites the bullet, hopes it works out and punts on taking a quarterback.

    10 Patrick Surtain IIAlabama, Jr CB
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    Dallas needs to address the secondary heavily and does with the first pick. Surtain may not be the most physical. He may not be the most twitchy but, when you combine his positional polish with the pro day excitement, you get a player with a really high floor and a ceiling to become one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

    11 Rashawn SlaterNorthwestern, Sr OL
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    The Giants will happily end the fall of Slater. A lineman with five-position flexibility, Slater can step into an offensive line that made strides last year in the aftermath of a coaching shakeup.

    12 DeVonta SmithAlabama, Sr WR
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    Traded from: MIA

    Philadelphia continues attacking the wide receiver room. The Eagles land one of the top overall talents and slide back to pick up additional draft capital; smart move by general manager Howie Roseman.

    13 Jaycee HornSouth Carolina, Jr CB
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    Horn is a big, physical cornerback that is going to re-route receivers and attempt to win the mental game. Brandon Staley had a similar player -- Jalen Ramsey -- with the Rams.

    14 Jaelan PhillipsMiami (Fla.), Jr EDGE

    Minnesota has to appease Danielle Hunter financially. In the event they can not or can, they have another capable player at the position. Phillips brings a few risks to the table but the talent is undeniable.

    15 Micah ParsonsPenn St., Jr LB
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    Bill Belichick is not going to overthink this one. Parsons is a tremendous value and gives the team a cost-controlled long-term solution at the position.

    16 Azeez OjulariGeorgia, Soph EDGE
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    After losing Haason Reddick, it just makes sense for Arizona to replace a very productive player. The team has gone all in for the upcoming season and Ojulari gives them another piece that can be dropped into coverage or rush the passer.

    17 Terrace Marshall Jr.LSU, Jr WR

    Marshall gives Las Vegas a big threat at wide receiver to go with Henry Ruggs III.

    18 Kwity PayeMichigan, Sr EDGE

    Paye is a strong edge rusher that should complement Emmanuel Ogbah. Miami needs to upgrade its pass rush and Paye is a good option.

    19 Jeremiah Owusu-KoramoahNotre Dame, Sr LB
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    Washington has a fantastic defensive line and an offense that can hold its own. It has some pieces in the back seven but starts to add more versatility with Owusu-Koramoah. He may be listed as a linebacker but he is going to excel on sub packages where he can flow in coverage and wreak havoc.

    20 Alijah Vera-TuckerUSC, Jr OL
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    Vera-Tucker has the versatility to play tackle but is better suited inside. The Bears start building a wall for whenever they are capable of adding a long-term fix at the quarterback position.

    21 Christian DarrisawVirginia Tech, Jr OL
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    Indianapolis stays put and addresses its biggest need: offensive tackle. When Anthony Castonzo retired, it left the Colts with a gaping hole at the position. Darrisaw won't overwhelmed by the pressure of blocking for Carson Wentz's blindside as a rookie.

    22 Jamin DavisKentucky, Jr LB
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    Tennessee added a high-priced edge rusher this offseason and now gets a very talented, yet coachable linebacker. Davis is a player that will hold himself accountable and could develop into one of the better linebackers in the league.

    23 Greg Newsome IINorthwestern, Jr CB

    Traded from: SEA

    New York made the decision to trade Darnold and draft a quarterback. Wilson was the official start to the Robert Saleh era but he starts infusing his personality into the defense with the selection of Newsome. When talking about the core pieces on defense, it starts with the defensive line and the cornerbacks. General manager Joe Douglas has added Carl Lawson, Sheldon Rankins and Newsome and are not done.

    24 Teven JenkinsOkla. St., Sr OL
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    Pittsburgh gets a mean and physical offensive tackle to help rebuild its run game. Jenkins has spent his collegiate career at right tackle, which is where he is projected with the Steelers.

    25 Trevon MoehrigTCU, Jr S

    Traded from: LAR

    Jacksonville has some intriguing pieces on offense and now the emphasis turns to building out the defense. Moehrig is the best safety in the class. It is an important addition because I do not think the Rayshawn Jenkins or Shaq Griffin deals are going to age well.

    26 Joe TryonWashington, Jr EDGE

    Tryon has a high floor and a high ceiling. His work ethic and motor will prevent him from being a bust. Cleveland gets a potential star opposite Myles Garrett.

    27 Jayson OwehPenn St., Soph EDGE
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    Baltimore gets a long pass rusher to replace Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue. Oweh lacked production in college but, if the production was there, he would be a top 10 pick. There is a reason that he is available at the end of the first round.

    28 Kadarius ToneyFlorida, Sr WR

    The Saints get an Emmanuel Sanders replacement in the form of Toney. The Florida star explodes in and out of routes.

    29 Zaven CollinsTulsa, Jr EDGE
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    Green Bay gets a really good player to slot between the Smiths. Zaven Collins had a really nice pro day and showed the explosiveness that was evident on tape.

    30 Caleb FarleyVirginia Tech, Jr CB
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    There are concerns over Farley's back surgery but some teams are in a position to compete now and might be willing to take on more of a risk. Buffalo is a team that makes sense to bring Farley in and plug him opposite Tre'Davious White. He is a top 10 caliber player.

    31 Jalen MayfieldMichigan, Jr OL
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    Kansas City adds an offensive tackle with the versatility to play inside. Even with the signing of Mike Remmers, the Chiefs have to continue prioritizing the offensive line.

    32 Asante Samuel Jr.Florida St., Jr CB
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    Tampa Bay has essentially zero holes on the roster so it is in a position to add quality depth. Picks made this year are to set the Bucs up for success long into the future.

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Trevor LawrenceClemson, Jr QB
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    Will this change? No chance. He's the clear top pick in this draft. The Jaguars did do some good things in free agency to help him.

    2 Zach WilsonBYU, Jr QB
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    They would be moving on from Sam Darnold with this pick, but if Wilson is what some think he will become, it's the right move. Wilson has some Aaron Rodgers to his game.

    3 Justin FieldsOhio St., Jr QB

    Traded from: MIA

    They could let him sit behind Jimmy Garoppolo for a year and then he would take over. I don't believe the Mac Jones hype in this spot. Fields would fit in Kyle Shanahan's scheme.

    4 Trey LanceN. Dakota St., Soph QB
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    He is a raw prospect, so he could spend a year or so behind Matt Ryan. His mobility would work in their offense. Lance needs to work on his mechanics.

    5 Kyle PittsFlorida, Jr TE
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    By signing veteran Riley Reiff, they can pass on a tackle here and take the best offensive weapon in this class. They could come back and get a tackle later in the draft. Pitts would become a big-time favorite of Joe Burrow.

    6 Ja'Marr ChaseLSU, Jr WR
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    Traded from: PHI

    The Dolphins move down, get a player they might have taken at No. 3 and add an extra first-round pick in doing so. That's killing the draft.

    7 Jaylen WaddleAlabama, Jr WR
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    The Lions have issues outside in their passing game, even with the additions of a few receivers in free agency. In this mock, they opt for Waddle over DeVonta Smith.

    8 Penei SewellOregon, Jr OL