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The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft came and went and there were certainly a lot of surprises. After weeks of heavy speculation that Alabama's Mac Jones would go No. 3 overall to the 49ers, San Francisco opted to go with North Dakota State's Trey Lance, and the Alabama quarterback fell to the New England Patriots. We actually did have two defensive prospects in the top 10, and Giants GM Dave Gettleman actually traded down! Oh, and the rival Eagles and Cowboys agreed to a trade, too. 

And how about the Bears getting aggressive to stop Justin Fields' fall?! Now it's time to move forward. With the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, let's look ahead to what could transpire on the second day of the NFL Draft with a mock that covers the second and third rounds. 

OK, let's get to it.

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NFL Mock Draft
Round 2
Round 2 - Pick 1 (33)
Alabama • 6'5" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jaguars need more interior push on their defensive line. Barmore can provide that.
Round 2 - Pick 2 (34)
Wake Forest • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
5th
Basham gives Carl Lawson a sizable running mate on the edge.
Round 2 - Pick 3 (35)
Georgia • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
50th
POSITION RNK
7th
We know the Falcons are all in on offense, and now they need to get some talent on the defensive line to get after opposing quarterbacks.
Round 2 - Pick 4 (36)
North Carolina • 5'10" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
80th
POSITION RNK
15th
Williams is a feature back by the classic definition. He runs hard, is shifty, and has outstanding vision.
Round 2 - Pick 5 (37)
Florida State • 5'10" / 184 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Samuel Jr. is sized like a slot corner but has the tenacity and ball-tracking skills to stay on the outside in Philly.
Round 2 - Pick 6 (38)
Louisiana Tech • 6'4" / 278 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
72nd
POSITION RNK
6th
The Bengals have lost some pieces up front on defense and Williams is a freaky specimen who can get after the quarterback.
Round 2 - Pick 7 (39)
North Dakota State • 6'6" / 299 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
55th
POSITION RNK
11th
The Panthers have to get Sam Darnold a left tackle. Top priority for that team in Round 2.
Round 2 - Pick 8 (40)
Notre Dame • 6'1" / 216 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Home run selection for the Broncos to get Vic Fangio a movable second-level defender here.
Round 2 - Pick 9 (41)
Ole Miss • 5'8" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
7th
The Lions need to get some more bodies into their receiver room, and Moore is a special slot talent.
Round 2 - Pick 10 (42)
TCU • 6'2" / 208 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
1st
Moehrig is a do-everything safety prospect, and that position is growing in importance every year in the NFL.
Round 2 - Pick 11 (43)
Syracuse • 6'2" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
44th
POSITION RNK
7th
Melifonwu is a long, athletic specimen who can plug into a perimeter corner spot in San Francisco right away.
Round 2 - Pick 12 (44)
Georgia • 6'2" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
6th
Another big, physical, man-coverage specialist at corner for the Cowboys in Round 2.
Round 2 - Pick 13 (45)
Ohio State • 6'4" / 313 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
42nd
POSITION RNK
7th
Meyer goes to Ohio State to get his team a plug-and-play guard in Davis.
Round 2 - Pick 14 (46)
UCF • 6'0" / 194 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
36th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Grant has the type of versatility Bill Belichick adores.
Round 2 - Pick 15 (47)
Purdue • 5'9" / 180 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
4th
Moore is worth it at this point, even given his injury history. Fun offensive piece for Justin Herbert.
Round 2 - Pick 16 (48)
Washington • 6'3" / 293 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Raiders need some pass-rushing talent on the interior of their defensive line.
Round 2 - Pick 17 (49)
Kentucky • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
47th
POSITION RNK
8th
The Cardinals need to fill the hole left by the departure of Patrick Peterson.
Round 2 - Pick 18 (50)
Oklahoma State • 6'6" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
5th
The Dolphins need to address the right tackle spot and do so here with a road-grading technician in Jenkins.
Round 2 - Pick 19 (51)
Clemson • 6'5" / 335 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
51st
POSITION RNK
9th
The Football Team likes bigger exterior blockers and that's precisely what Carman is.
Round 2 - Pick 20 (52)
Texas • 6'7" / 309 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
58th
POSITION RNK
12th
It's all about protecting Justin Fields now, and Cosmi is the best offensive tackle available at this juncture.
Round 2 - Pick 21 (53)
North Carolina • 6'1" / 181 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
88th
POSITION RNK
12th
Brown can get down the field and can step into Corey Davis' vacancy as a rookie.
Round 2 - Pick 22 (54)
BYU • 6'6" / 300 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
130th
POSITION RNK
26th
The Colts have a glaring hole at left tackle. Christensen can probably be a plug-and-play type at that position.
Round 2 - Pick 23 (55)
Oklahoma • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
53rd
POSITION RNK
10th
The Steelers need to revamp basically their entire offensive line.
Round 2 - Pick 24 (56)
UCF • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
48th
POSITION RNK
9th
We should not expect the Seahawks to address the offensive line early. They instead lean defense with another UCF product.
Round 2 - Pick 25 (57)
Illinois • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
65th
POSITION RNK
13th
Green has versatility but can be an awesome center in Sean McVay's scheme.
Round 2 - Pick 26 (58)
Iowa • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
45th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Nixon is an up-the-field interior rusher who'll pair nicely with Chris Jones.
Round 2 - Pick 27 (59)
Western Michigan • 5'9" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
52nd
POSITION RNK
9th
How about some receiver reinforcement for the Browns?
Round 2 - Pick 28 (60)
Central Arkansas • 5'11" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
Saints go off the radar a bit with a super-explosive, small-school corner.
Round 2 - Pick 29 (61)
Minnesota • 6'3" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
161st
POSITION RNK
24th
The Bills get a long, rangy cornerback in St-Juste to play opposite Tre'Davious White.
Round 2 - Pick 30 (62)
Clemson • 5'10" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
95th
POSITION RNK
14th
Rodgers is a quality underneath slot target who excels after the catch. Rodgers helping Rodgers.
Round 2 - Pick 31 (63)
Penn State • 6'5" / 258 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
66th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Not that the Chiefs are expecting a dip in production from Travis Kelce any time soon, but Freiermuth does give them another weapon and makes the tight end room younger.
Round 2 - Pick 32 (64)
Michigan • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
8th
Not a bad idea for the Buccaneers to pick a blocker with guard-tackle flexibility.
NFL Mock Draft
Round 3
Round 3 - Pick 1 (65)
Missouri • 6'0" / 232 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
68th
POSITION RNK
5th
Bolton can be the perfect complement to Myles Jack in the Jaguars defense.
Round 3 - Pick 2 (66)
Oregon • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
54th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Holland can take away the football at safety and slide into the slot when needed.
Round 3 - Pick 3 (67)
NFL Draft • 6'3" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
87th
POSITION RNK
18th
Offensive line reinforcement is never a bad idea, especially for a team like the Texans.
Round 3 - Pick 4 (68)
Syracuse • 6'0" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Cisco is a big-time ball hawk and thumps all over the field when he's in the box.
Round 3 - Pick 5 (69)
Tennessee • 6'6" / 335 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
71st
POSITION RNK
14th
The Bengals get a starting guard for Joe Burrow as they continue to fill out their line.
Round 3 - Pick 6 (70)
Oklahoma • 6'3" / 247 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
67th
POSITION RNK
10th
The Eagles could use some youth on the outside of their pass rush.
Round 3 - Pick 7 (71)
Stanford • 6'7" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
85th
POSITION RNK
17th
Little can be a long-term developmental type with high-caliber upside at right tackle for the Broncos.
Round 3 - Pick 8 (72)
UCLA • 6'2" / 279 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
64th
POSITION RNK
9th
Odighizuwa is a leverage monster on the interior. He'll create pressure from the inside for Detroit.
Round 3 - Pick 9 (73)
Ohio State • 6'3" / 242 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
129th
POSITION RNK
10th
Another young coverage specialist in the Panthers defense to pair to Jeremy Chinn.
Round 3 - Pick 10 (74)
Georgia • 6'6" / 335 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
152nd
POSITION RNK
28th
Cleveland is a mountain of man who moves people on the interior.
Round 3 - Pick 11 (75)
NC State • 6'2" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
70th
POSITION RNK
5th
McNeill is a pocket-pushing nose tackle who can be disruptive in Dallas right away.
Round 3 - Pick 12 (76)
Tulane • 6'3" / 280 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
124th
POSITION RNK
16th
Sample brings it as a versatile rusher with a unique body type and active hands.
Round 3 - Pick 13 (77)
Stanford • 6'1" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
86th
POSITION RNK
14th
Adebo had insane ball production in college and has the size to thrive on the outside.
Round 3 - Pick 14 (78)
Pittsburgh • 6'5" / 270 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
91st
POSITION RNK
11th
Weaver fits the mold of what the Vikings like in their edge rushers and had a productive college career.
Round 3 - Pick 15 (79)
Ohio State • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
82nd
POSITION RNK
7th
More athletic, defensive help for a unit that really struggled in 2020 at all levels.
Round 3 - Pick 16 (80)
Stanford • 6'3" / 300 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
155th
POSITION RNK
29th
More offensive line help for a team that lost some key pieces up front this offseason.
Round 3 - Pick 17 (81)
North Carolina • 6'3" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
92nd
POSITION RNK
8th
Surratt is new to the linebacker spot but displays dynamic athleticism and can cover.
Round 3 - Pick 18 (82)
Florida • 6'5" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
140th
POSITION RNK
24th
Trask is a smart value pick here for the Football Team that has improved its roster a great deal over the past two years.
Round 3 - Pick 19 (83)
Michigan • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
117th
POSITION RNK
9th
It's. All. About. Fields. Get him more weapons.
Round 3 - Pick 20 (84)
East Carolina • 6'4" / 274 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
163rd
POSITION RNK
33rd
Smith has stellar upside at guard or tackle.
Round 3 - Pick 21 (85)
Miami (FL) • 6'3" / 245 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
76th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Titans lost Jonnu Smith in free agency and get a YAC specialist at the tight end spot to replace him.
Round 3 - Pick 22 (86)
Texas A&M • 6'2" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
99th
POSITION RNK
6th
Mond gives the Vikings a smart, experienced quarterback to groom behind Kirk Cousins.
Round 3 - Pick 23 (87)
Cincinnati • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
98th
POSITION RNK
19th
More offensive line help for Pittsburgh. Hudson is springy and assertive. Just a little raw.
Round 3 - Pick 24 (88)
TCU • 5'8" / 179 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
74th
POSITION RNK
7th
Versatile safety to replace John Johnson who signed with Cleveland in free agency.
Round 3 - Pick 25 (89)
Ohio State • 6'2" / 300 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
107th
POSITION RNK
9th
Cleveland gets a penetrating defensive tackle to add to its burgeoning defense.
Round 3 - Pick 26 (90)
USC • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
100th
POSITION RNK
15th
Crafty route runner who can fill into the Vikings No. 3 receiver role as a rookie.
Round 3 - Pick 27 (91)
Texas A&M • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
227th
POSITION RNK
42nd
The Browns offensive line is one of the best in football, but it's smart to keep a strength a strength with quality depth.
Round 3 - Pick 28 (92)
Vanderbilt • 6'6" / 276 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
252nd
POSITION RNK
30th
The former Vanderbilt star may need a half-season redshirt but he's the bulkier type of defensive lineman the Packers like.
Round 3 - Pick 29 (93)
Houston • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
118th
POSITION RNK
19th
Stevenson can get open on occasion but thrives as a true burner down the field.
Round 3 - Pick 30 (94)
Florida • 6'9" / 300 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
134th
POSITION RNK
27th
Forsythe is a monstrous offensive tackle with effortless power. He's just rough around the edges in terms of his technique.
Round 3 - Pick 31 (95)
LSU • 6'4" / 231 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
77th
POSITION RNK
6th
How about a rangy but raw coverage linebacker to learn for a year behind Lavonte David?
Round 3 - Pick 32 (96)
Ohio State • 6'5" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
104th
POSITION RNK
20th
Athletic, experienced blocker to add depth to the Patriots offensive line.
Round 3 - Pick 33 (97)
Pittsburgh • 6'5" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
114th
POSITION RNK
15th
The Chargers could use another rusher opposite Joey Bosa.
Round 3 - Pick 34 (98)
Oklahoma State • 6'0" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
69th
POSITION RNK
10th
With Jameis Winston (presumably) set to be the starter in 2021, the passing attack in New Orleans could get more vertical-based.
Round 3 - Pick 35 (99)
Boston College • 6'5" / 253 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
96th
POSITION RNK
4th
I know the Cowboys like Blake Jarwin but that doesn't mean they'll ignore the tight end spot all draft.
Round 3 - Pick 36 (100)
Northern Iowa • 6'9" / 321 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
117th
POSITION RNK
24th
The Titans should add more offensive line depth as they continue to ride Derrick Henry and revitalized Ryan Tannehill.
Round 3 - Pick 37 (101)
Memphis • 5'11" / 183 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
89th
POSITION RNK
5th
Gainwell gives the Lions a gadget option for their offense.
Round 3 - Pick 38 (102)
Texas A&M • 6'4" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
137th
POSITION RNK
13th
Brown's a young disruptive nose tackle type to add more beef and pass-rush juice to San Francisco's front.
Round 3 - Pick 39 (103)
South Dakota State • 5'10" / 180 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
142nd
POSITION RNK
25th
Johnson is the type of productive slot receiver Sean McVay will love.
Round 3 - Pick 40 (104)
Pittsburgh • 6'2" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
108th
POSITION RNK
10th
Twyman is a disruptive interior rusher with a nice arsenal of pass-rushing moves.
Round 3 - Pick 41 (105)
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
213th
POSITION RNK
39th
Hainsey can play tackle or guard and has vice grips for hands. He just needs to get stronger.