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Getty's Sam Wasson

We're less than a week away from the 2021 NFL Draft. A week from today, we'll all know exactly how the first round went down, and we'll be knee deep in stories and theories and questions regarding just what will happen on Day Two. But all that is for next week. Right now, it's time to take a look at where things stand, and how it all might shake out. 

We know Trevor Lawrence is coming off the board at No. 1 overall. We think Zach Wilson is going No. 2 to the Jets. Beyond that, really, we don't know all that much. And that makes the first round incredibly intriguing. Anything can happen, and if history is our guide, a whole lot of weird stuff is what we should expect. 

Let's mock this thing. 

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Clemson • 6'6" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
No need for any funny business here. Lawrence will be the No. 1 pick.
Round 1 - Pick 2
BYU • 6'3" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
2nd
This has seemed set in stone for a while now. There's obviously a chance New York goes in a different direction, but it will be a quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 3
North Dakota State • 6'4" / 226 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
5th
There was a ton of early speculation about Mac Jones and there has been a recent surge for Justin Fields coming off the board in this spot, but the 49ers generally do not leak. I'm thinking they go in another direction, with a player whose skill set is a perfect fit for Kyle Shanahan's offense. The fact that the Niners essentially scripted his Monday pro day factors in as well.
  Mock Trade from Atlanta Falcons
Round 1 - Pick 4
Ohio State • 6'3" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
1st
With Fields still sitting on the board at No. 4 overall, the Broncos make the Falcons an offer they can't refuse (No. 9, 40, 144, and next year's second-round pick) to move up for their new quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Oregon • 6'6" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
Joe Burrow won't need to worry about who his receivers are if he can't stay upright in the pocket. The situation in front of him was a disaster last season, and it resulted in Burrow suffering a season-ending injury. The Bengals can't let that happen again, which is why Sewell makes the most sense here. With the depth of this receiver class, they can still grab a top-end pass-catcher early in Round 2, just like they did last year.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Florida • 6'6" / 239 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
Miami moves down three spots and lands arguably the best overall player in the draft. Brian Flores knows how unstoppable an offense can be with an athletic tight end who cannot be covered over the middle or in the red zone from his New England days, and he lands his version of that right here.
Round 1 - Pick 7
LSU • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Detroit loaded up on speed receivers in free agency, and here gets a No. 1 guy who is more physical and able to succeed in the short and intermediate areas of the field, providing a solid baseline for Jared Goff, and eventually, whichever quarterback the Lions tab as their long-term starter.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Alabama • 6'2" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Panthers spent their entire draft on defense last season, but still need quite a bit of help on that side of the ball. Landing one of the top cornerbacks in this class raises the floor and ceiling of their talent on the back end of the defense.
  Mock Trade from Denver Broncos
Round 1 - Pick 9
Northwestern • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Atlanta picks up two extra selections in this year's draft and one next year, and still lands one of the top offensive line prospects in this class. Slater has the versatility to play anywhere on the line, making him a good fit in the short and long term. The Falcons can still add more pieces on offense and defense later in the draft, where they are now stacked with multiple picks.
  Mock Trade from Dallas Cowboys
Round 1 - Pick 10
Alabama • 6'3" / 214 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
2nd
With the top offensive prospects that the Cowboys might be interested in off the board but a quarterback still there, Trader Jerry moves down from No. 10 to 15 and picks up No. 46 for his troubles. The Pats, meanwhile, sacrifice only a second-round pick to get their QB of the future.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Alabama • 5'10" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Giants are all in on making Daniel Jones work. Adding Waddle as a complement to Kenny Golladay on the outside makes a ton of sense in that regard, giving the Giants a lot to work with in the deep passing game and opening things up for the likes of Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley underneath. Plus, Waddle is electric with the ball in his hands and can turn short throws into huge gains on his own.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Alabama • 6'1" / 175 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Philly moves down from No. 6 to No. 12 and still lands perhaps the same player. Not bad for a trade's work.
Round 1 - Pick 13
USC • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Chargers have already had quite the offseason upgrading their offensive line, and continue to do so here. Vera-Tucker has played guard and tackle and can fit at either spot, allowing the team to mix and match with him and free agent signing Matt Feiler to find the best way this all fits together up front.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Miami (FL) • 6'5" / 266 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
3rd
Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer could of course take yet another cornerback here, but with the way the Vikings' pass rush has been depleted the past few years, they really need help on the edge. Phillips has some concerns with his medical history, but he is the most polished and versatile pass-rusher in this class and would help them both immediately and over the long haul.
  Mock Trade from New England Patriots
Round 1 - Pick 15
South Carolina • 6'1" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
Dallas moves down five spots, picks up an extra selection, and still gets one of the top corners in the class. Horn is a physical cornerback with long arms and great athleticism, making him a good fit across from Trevon Diggs in new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's defense.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Virginia Tech • 6'5" / 314 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
4th
Protecting Kyler Murray has to be priority No. 1 for the Cardinals. Darrisaw is a monster-sized athletic marvel who can help them do just that.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Oklahoma State • 6'6" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
6th
2018 third-round pick Brandon Parker has not developed into a starter and, after trading Trent Brown, the Raiders have a need on the right side of the line. That makes Jenkins a strong fit in the middle of the first.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Georgia • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
5th
The Dolphins built an excellent defense last season, but still need help in the pass-rush department if they are going to maintain that level. Ojulari helps in that regard.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Penn State • 6'3" / 245 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
Ron Rivera's Carolina defenses were at their best when they had Luke Kuechly making plays all over the field. He tries to recreate that in Washington by nabbing Parsons here.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Minnesota • 6'2" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
5th
It sure seems like the futures of Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are riding on their success or failure this year, which means they really need this offense to take a step forward. Enter Bateman, who can complement Allen Robinson with his speed and ability to make big plays.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Alabama • 6'6" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
2nd
A big run on tackles in the first round continues as the Colts land Leatherwood to replace the departed Anthony Castonzo on the left side of the line.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Michigan • 6'4" / 272 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
1st
Tennessee needs pass rush more than almost any team in the league needs anything at the moment. Paye is an elite athlete with enormous potential coming off the edge.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Northwestern • 6'1" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
1st
You know Robert Saleh wants to start building up one of the league's worst defense. He's done great work with defensive backs in the past, and gets a good one to work with in Newsome, who isn't far off from the two corners that went a bit earlier in the first round.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Notre Dame • 6'6" / 302 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
1st
There's been a lot of turnover on Pittsburgh's offensive line this year. I don't buy the chatter about a first-round running back. That's not been Kevin Colbert's style in the past.
Round 1 - Pick 25
TCU • 6'2" / 208 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
1st
Moehrig makes a ton of sense for a team that still needs a lot of help on the back end of the defense. Wide receiver and tackle are possibilities, but those positions have been pretty well picked over and still have plenty of depth available for Rounds 2 and 3. Instead, the Jags land the top safety on the board.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Alabama • 6'5" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
48th
POSITION RNK
3rd
This just makes way too much sense after the Browns cut Sheldon Richardson. It's not considered that good of an interior defensive line class, so Cleveland gets the top guy available in the mid-20s.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Miami (FL) • 6'7" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
58th
POSITION RNK
9th
Attach Rousseau to Calais Campbell's hip and make him learn everything his fellow former Miami Hurricane knows.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Notre Dame • 6'1" / 216 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Owusu-Koramoah fills a couple roles for the Saints, given that he's equally capable of playing safety or linebacker. With Demario Davis and Malcolm Jenkins heading into their mid-30s, it's good to have some youth at those positions to bring the defense into the future.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Virginia Tech • 6'2" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
1st
Farley was considered a possible top-10 pick before news of his pre-draft back surgery. The value is too good for the Packers to pass up late in the first round.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Tulsa • 6'4" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Collins is enormous and a freak athlete. He can play linebacker and/or come off the edge, making him a very useful, versatile piece for Sean McDermott's defense.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Ole Miss • 5'8" / 185 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
5th
Baltimore could opt for a tackle after trading Orlando Brown for this pick, but we have them going for a wideout after they signed Alejandro Villanueva to replace Brown in the lineup. The Ravens love speedsters who can both take the top off the defense and make plays with the ball in their hands, and Moore fits that bill here.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Florida State • 5'10" / 184 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
6th
The Bucs had success with the son of a former NFL defensive back last year. Why not try for another?