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The most fascinating element at the top of the 2021 NFL Draft is the decision the Jets have to make with the second pick -- do they go with Justin FIelds from Ohio State, the preseason favorite to be the first quarterback off the board after Trevor Lawrence? Or do they hop on the Zach Wilson train and pick the fun BYU quarterback?

Let's see how the first round will unfold if the Jets decide on the latter. How far could Fields fall? The draft order is based on the team record, strength of schedule and the subsequent tiebreakers as things stand heading into the final weekend of the regular season.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Clemson • 6'6" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Rejoice, Jaguars fans. The Lawrence era begins with good receivers, two first-round picks, and plenty of cap space.
Round 1 - Pick 2
BYU • 6'2" / 214 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Jets land on Wilson, not Fields, to be their successor to Sam Darnold. The natural playmaking ability and lightning quick processing ultimately were the reasons New York picked him in this mock.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Oregon • 6'5" / 331 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Even after grabbing three offensive linemen in the 2020 draft, the Dolphins can't pass on Sewell here.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Michigan • 6'3" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Paye is an athletic specimen who will significantly boost Atlanta's pass-rushing production.
Round 1 - Pick 5
LSU • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
1st
Without Sewell available, the Bengals get Burrow his LSU buddy, Chase, to round out the receiver group.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Florida • 6'6" / 245 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
Pitts is so much of a matchup nightmare he may go in the top 10, and getting Jalen Hurts a towering, pass-catching specialist at tight end would be a smart idea.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Ohio State • 6'3" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
In this scenario, the Lions either move on from Matthew Stafford or let him play for one year while Fields gets a redshirt season.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Alabama • 5'10" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Given Golden Tate's age, the Giants go receiver and get Daniel Jones a dynamic weapon in Waddle.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Northwestern • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Without a premier quarterback prospect available, the Panthers go with a squeaky clean blocker to protect Teddy Bridgewater.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Penn State • 6'3" / 248 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Broncos need a three-down leader on their defense -- after the underrated Bradley Chubb -- and Parsons has the talent to be one of the top linebackers in the game quickly.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Virginia Tech • 6'2" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
1st
Farley would give the Cowboys a twitchy cornerback with slot defender capabilities.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Alabama • 6'0" / 170 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
4th
Somewhat of a surprise pick here, but the Chargers understand it's all about continuing to develop Justin Herbert.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Miami (FL) • 6'5" / 266 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
103rd
POSITION RNK
9th
After having a dominant pass-rushing unit for years, the Vikings need to rebuild that facet of their team, and Phillips would create a fun pairing with Danielle Hunter.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Miami (FL) • 6'6" / 266 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
If the Patriots don't pick a quarterback in Round 1, and most of the top receivers are off the board, they could prioritize edge rusher, as they haven't found an alpha at that position after trading Chandler Jones.
Round 1 - Pick 15
USC • 6'5" / 308 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
4th
The 49ers will probably go in a different direction at quarterback, but I can't see Kyle Trask or Mac Jones being favorites of Kyle Shanahan. Instead, they continue with Garoppolo and get him an athletic blocker up front in Vera-Tucker.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Pittsburgh • 6'4" / 259 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
Even with Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell on the edge, the Raiders could use more juice in their pass-rushing efforts. Weaver would provide that, and he could play inside in rush packages.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Alabama • 6'2" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Cardinals are happy to stop Surtain's fall here, as Patrick Peterson is in the twilight of his career.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Alabama • 6'3" / 214 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
5th
Jones would find himself behind a great offensive line with a smart offensive coach in Frank Reich in Indianapolis.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Florida • 6'5" / 236 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Washington Football Team has to find a long-term answer at quarterback. Trask has put up ridiculous numbers at Florida this season.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Texas • 6'7" / 309 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
8th
If the Bears actually roll with Mitchell Trubisky in 2021, they'll want to refortify the offensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Virginia Tech • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
5th
Darrisaw has flown up draft boards after a fantastic display of athletic gifts, balance, and power in 2020. Home run pick for the Jaguars here.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Oregon • 6'1" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
1st
While Grant Delpit will be returning from injury in 2021, the Browns could use more playmaking skill at safety.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Ohio State • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
5th
Miami continues to add to the offensive line with Davis, a powerful blocker with a low center of gravity.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Minnesota • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
5th
Baltimore has to diversify its offense, especially by giving the receiver room more size. Bateman is a complete wideout who's well over 6-feet.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Pittsburgh • 6'4" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
2nd
Tennessee's pass rush is in dire need of an alpha dog on the outside. Jones is long with impressive acceleration off the snap and a nice arsenal of pass-rushing moves.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Iowa • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
POSITION RNK
The Buccaneers could use another talented defensive tackle next to Vita Vea, and Nixon is a squatty but athletic penetrator.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Clemson • Sr • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Jets go defense and plan to pick weapons for Wilson on Day 2. Kendrick is one of the premier man-to-man cornerbacks in the country.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Alabama • 6'5" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
45th
POSITION RNK
11th
The Steelers' offensive line is aging, and Leatherwood is battled-tested in the SEC at guard and now two years at left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Purdue • 5'7" / 180 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Saints needs to complement Michael Thomas with a legitimate secondary pass catcher. Moore would be ridiculous in Sean Payton's system.
Round 1 - Pick 30
USC • 6'0" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
58th
POSITION RNK
7th
The Bills keep adding to their dynamic offense with St. Brown, a smaller but shifty route runner with reliable hands and explosiveness after the catch.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Missouri • 6'0" / 232 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Packers could use a striking playmaker at the second level of Mike Pettine's defense. Bolton is exactly that type.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Michigan • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
7th
Mayfield is an athletic, decently powerful tackle who represents good long-term value for Kansas City.