Friday afternoon turned out to be a busy day as Miami moved down with San Francisco only to move back up with Philadelphia and pick up an additional first-round pick in the process. The 49ers are undoubtedly in the fray for a quarterback now. Here is a fresh mock draft to lay out a potential scenario in the aftermath of the day's trades.
Without further ado, let's kick this off!
Round 1 - Pick 1
From Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 3
Ohio State • Jr • 6'3" / 227 lbs
San Francisco rocked the draft landscape Friday afternoon during Zach Wilson's BYU pro day by trading up to No. 3 overall. A quarterback is in the cards and the 49ers key in on Justin Fields.
Mock Trade from Atlanta Falcons
Round 1 - Pick 4
Trey Lance QB
NFL Draft • Jr • 6'4" / 224 lbs
TRADE TERMS: Atlanta receives No. 9 and No. 40 overall / Denver receives No. 4 overall. Denver elects to move on from Drew Lock and trades up to select Trey Lance. It was interesting and, potentially noteworthy, that the Broncos made a change to bring in a new general manager with the understanding that taking another quarterback was not only possible, but likely.
Round 1 - Pick 5
From Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 6
Kyle Pitts TE
Florida • Jr • 6'6" / 245 lbs
Miami might be loaded at wide receiver with Devante Parker, Will Fuller, Preston Williams and Lynn Bowden Jr. but they go all in with a mismatch nightmare -- Florida's Kyle Pitts. He is a different player than Mike Gesicki and Brian Flores comes from a system utilizing two tight ends anyway.
Round 1 - Pick 7
LSU • Jr • 6'0" / 201 lbs
I know Detroit has Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman but Ja'Marr Chase might be able to get on the field in 11 personnel. In all seriousness, Chase gives the Lions a player with vastly superior skills to others on the roster at the position.
Mock Trade from Atlanta Falcons
Round 1 - Pick 9
Mac Jones QB
Alabama • Jr • 6'3" / 220 lbs
TRADE TERMS: Atlanta receives No. 15 and No. 46 overall / New England receives No. 9, No. 113 and No. 151 overall. New England has filled essentially every hole on the roster sans quarterback. It is hard to envision Bill Belichick being excited about the idea of running it back with Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham. Mac Jones is a smart player that should benefit from having a solid collection of offensive talent around him in Foxboro.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 202 lbs
Dallas' choice was made somewhat easy this week. Caleb Farley had a procedure that may prove to be nothing but, when differentiating between Patrick Surtain and Farley, it could be the tipping point. With Kyle Pitts off the board, Surtain was an easy choice.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Round 1 - Pick 13
Jaycee Horn CB
South Carolina • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
The Chargers add a physical playmaker on the boundary in the form of Jaycee Horn. Brandon Staley had Jalen Ramsey in Los Angeles and the two hit it off. I expect him to have a similar impact on Horn.
Mock Trade from New England Patriots
Round 1 - Pick 15
Round 1 - Pick 16
Caleb Farley CB
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'2" / 197 lbs
Every week we project a cornerback to Arizona under the understanding that Patrick Peterson will be gone. Now, he is officially gone and there is a big need on the roster at the position. Caleb Farley slides a bit but the Cardinals mercifully embrace him.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 170 lbs
For the second consecutive year, the Raiders select a wide receiver from Alabama. Outsiders like to joke that Jon Gruden only watches three teams each year (Ohio State, Clemson and Alabama) and this pick keeps them within that wheelhouse.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Washington created a void on its roster when they traded Trent Williams to San Francisco and has not yet been filled. Christian Darrisaw is a calm and collected lineman that will embrace staying in the DMV.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Round 1 - Pick 22
Oklahoma State • Jr • 6'6" / 320 lbs
So, I think we can agree that last year's attempt to fill the right tackle position did not work. Teven Jenkins is a mean-spirited offensive tackle that could not be further from the player they reached to select in the first round a year ago.
From Seattle Seahawks
Round 1 - Pick 23
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'2" / 221 lbs
Robert Saleh will be able to use Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in subpackages on his defense. The Jets have a lot of work to do on that side of the ball but they have taken a few steps in the right direction.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 25
Round 1 - Pick 26
Alabama • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Edge rusher is still an option even if the team signs Jadeveon Clowney. Cornerback is also a potential need because Greedy Williams has been unable to stay healthy. Christian Barmore is the best player on the board and Cleveland plugs him in to compete alongside Malik Jackson and Sheldon Richardson, who are in the final years of their respective contracts, as well as Jordan Elliott and Andrew Billings.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Florida • Jr • 6'0" / 193 lbs
Kadarius Toney steps into the role occupied by Emmanuel Sanders. The quarterback position will determine the team's success in 2021 but Toney should make life easier on either Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Round 1 - Pick 31
Michigan • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Kansas City has upgraded the middle of its offensive line but the edge is still a vulnerability. Jalen Mayfield is capable of playing right tackle but he is not going to be Mitchell Schwartz in his first season.
Round 1 - Pick 32