2021 NFL Mock Draft by James Fedewa @jamfed

4/29/2021 by James Fedewa

What a weird NFL draft season. 2021 had no NFL Combine, with quality players opting out of the 2020 season (tainting scout evaluations), include some 2019 player injuries; some prospects have not seen the field in well over a year.

…so this NFL draft is just “not-normal” (but we still love to love it and we are all very excited to have the NFL Draft here).

**Let me share with you one major bonus (for me personally). I have a 10 year old son (Seahawks and Buckeye fan) and this draft season, he really got into this years player-prospects. So we studied film together, guessed ideal team-fits for prospects, discussed team needs, quizzed each other on players names/positions, which schools they attended and we mocked drafted every night (like a bed time story, lol). It is so great!!! I also have a 12 year old daughter, and we have draft-day photos together when she was a newborn, but she is still not the NFL Draft. She was an NFL Draft fan a few years ago, as she still loves Josh Allen (and her first fan-crush Marcus Mariota – classic).

HERE WE GO (two quick rounds – No Trades):

PickTeamPlayerPositionSchoolNotes
1Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor Lawrence QBClemsonYeah, yeah… You know the drill:
“Mr. Number-ONE-derful” 40 starts as a the #1 QB in college football, he’s owned this spot for 3 years.
2New York JetsZach WilsonQBBYUThe Boy Wonder. No really, he looks like a young boy, or am I just getting old? Put a mask on this kid and he looks like a Blond Robin. Mix Aaron Rodgers with Patrick Mahomes, you’ll get this guy.
28 career starts is solid.
3San Francisco 49ers (via MIA)Justin FieldsQBOhio StateFields is just too good (and way better than Mac Jones IMO). Sure, all the experts are assuming Mac Jones is the pick, but why trade up so much for a guy you could’ve taken at their original #12? Smoke Screen, right? 22 career starts, started with Georgia, transferred to Ohio State (wow).
4Atlanta FalconsKyle PittsTEFloridaThis years unicorn… a Big – Fast – TD Machine – One of my favorite players in this draft. I would not call him tight end, but more of a pass catcher. 235 lbs. is a little light for an NFL tight end, but he’s a hybrid.
5Cincinnati BengalsJa’Marr ChaseWRLSUAlready developed a chemistry with Joe Burrows, find a right tackle in the second round
6Miami Dolphins (via HOU, via PHI)Penei SewellOTOregonThis guy is a wrecking machine (and makes it look so easy). He’s a turbo-charged bulldozer
7Detroit LionsJaylen WaddleWRSAlabamaThe Lions need a WR1, so they will gamble on Waddle’s smaller stature. Sure, Slater sounds good, but wow, look at their current receivers
8Carolina PanthersRashawn SlaterOTNorthwesternThey did not have a left tackle on the team, hole filled. Great pick.
9Denver BroncosTrey LanceQBNorth Dakota StateTeddy Bridgewater is not the answer, but neither is Drew Lock. Draft Lance now, sit him for a year and keep Lock as QB2 and Lance at QB3. Lance could go #3 or #4, but 17 career starts is not a lot of experience.
10Dallas CowboysPatrick Surtain IICBAlabamaDallas needs secondary help, and/or best defensive player here (they get both). For months every draftnic has Dallas taking Surtain here.
11New York GiantsKwity PayeEDGEMichiganOutside Pass Rusher is the obvious weakness. Paye looks like a faster Melvin Ingram.
12Philadelphia Eagles (via SF, via MIA)DeVonta SmithWRAlabamaBack-to-back first round receivers (2020 & 2021)? YES! (The Slim Reaper is a thin 170#, but won the Heisman Trophy, which not many WR’s win)
13Los Angeles ChargersJaycee HornCBSouth CarolinaThe Jack-Boys are back, ASAP! Press-Man, off coverage or zone, he can cover. His Dad is Joe Horn, ex-WR with the Saints.
14Minnesota VikingsChristian DarrisawOTVirginia TechA quality left tackle, and will get even better (pending his core muscle injury). Could probably go as early as #7.
15New England PatriotsMac JonesQBAlabamaFinally, we don’t have to watch Cam anymore! I’m sorry, I do like Cam, but not last year. Jones has 24 career starts, which is not a bad resume.
16Arizona CardinalsJaelan PhillipsEDGEMiami (FL)The improved pass rush will make the secondary look better. Phillips has had some concussion issues, retired early from UCLA, came back with Miami. Could be the best pass rusher in this draft.
17Las Vegas RaidersMicah ParsonsILBPenn StateTackles and Sacks / Tackles and Sack (could be the best defensive player in the draft and has only played ILB for 2 years, converted DE). Off-field issues, including harsh Hazing and poor decision pranks.
18Miami DolphinsJeremiah Owusu-KoramoahOLBNotre DameThe Swiss-Army Linebacker (hits hard, tackle machine, can cover in the nickel – more SS than LB
19Washington Football TeamAlijah Vera-TuckerOGUSC An improved O-Line will help ANY QB. Could WFT trade this pick for Deshaun Watson?
20Chicago BearsGreg Newsome IICBNorthwestern Fuller gone, Newsome in – lose a CB, gain a CB (and he stay’s in state)
21Indianapolis ColtsTeven JenkinsOTOklahoma StateThe nastiest run blocking (left) tackle in the draft. The Colts just turned into a premiere rushing team. I really like this guy and can go early as #13.
22Tennessee TitansChristian BarmoreDL3TAlabamaNeed an upgraded D-line, as the Titans are quite thin in the defensive trenches. I’m not sure why he falls this far, he’s a monster.
23New York Jets (via SEA)Caleb FarleyCBVirginia TechIt’s an injury gamble, but with amazing upside. He could go as early as #13, or as far as #32 (but he’s a 1st round talent – with a harsh back problem)
24Pittsburgh SteelersSamuel CosmiOTTexasBig Ben’s new left tackle, but they could go Edge here. RB’s can be found later…
25Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR)Trevon MoehrigSTCUMoehrig can play SS, FS, CB and NB. Call him a Swiss Army DB, but really a Free Saftey.
26Cleveland BrownsZaven CollinsOLBTulsaCollins needs to stick with ONE position (MLB only), I’ve heard he wants to play edge, but can play everywhere.
27Baltimore RavensAzeez OjulariEDGEGeorgiaFeels like an old school Ozzy pick. I think he slides a bit, only because he is only 6′ 2″, but he’s nails.
28New Orleans SaintsAsante Samuel Jr.CBFlorida State Jackrabbit’s replacement
29Green Bay PackersRashod BatemanWRMinnesotaCould develop into a WR1, just in case Davante Adams leaves next year… Great route runner, fast, but at his combine weigh in, he was 2″ shorter (6′) and a little lighter than expected (190#)
30Buffalo BillsJayson OwehEDGEPenn State A project, but a freak of a project
31Baltimore Ravens (via KC)Terrace MarshallWRLSU Can he stay healthy? Lets hope…
32Tampa Bay BuccaneersGregory RousseauEDGEMiami (FL)Bruce can mold this guy into a big good edge
Round 2
33Jacksonville JaguarsAlex LeatherwoodOTAlabama
34New York JetsNajee HarrisRBAlabama
35Atlanta FalconsEric StokesCBGeorgia
36Miami Dolphins (via HOU)Kadarius ToneyWRFlorida
37Philadelphia EaglesTyson CampbellCBGeorgia
38Cincinnati BengalsJalen MayfieldOTMichigan
39Carolina PanthersKelvin JosephCBKentucky
40Denver BroncosJoseph OssaiEDGETexas
41Detroit LionsJoe TryonEDGEWashington
42New York GiantsJamin DavisILBKentucky
43San Francisco 49ersJevon Holland SOregon
44Dallas CowboysLevi OnwuzurikeDTWashington
45Jacksonville Jaguars (via MIN)Pat FreiermuthTEPenn State
46New England PatriotsRondale MooreWRSPurdue
47Los Angeles ChargersLiam EichenbergOTNotre Dame
48Las Vegas RaidersDaviyon NixonDTIowa
49Arizona CardinalsTravis EtienneRBClemson
50Miami DolphinsJavonte WilliamsRBNorth Carolina
51Washington Football TeamNick BoltonILBMissouri
52Chicago BearsElija MooreWROle Miss
53Tennessee TitansAaron Robinson CBUCF
54Indianapolis ColtsQuincy RocheEDGEMiami (FL)
55Pittsburgh SteelersElijah MoldenCBWashington
56Seattle SeahawksQuinn MeinerzOGWis. Whitewater
57Los Angeles RamsLandon DickersonOCAlabama
58Baltimore RavensDillon RadunzOTNorth Dakota State
59Cleveland BrownsCreed HumphreyOCOklahoma
60New Orleans SaintsAmon-Ra St. BrownWRUSC
61Buffalo BillsBrevin JordanTEMiami (FL)
62Green Bay PackersIfeatu MelifonwuCBSyracuse
63Kansas City ChiefsRichie GrantSUCF
64Tampa Bay BuccaneersAndre CiscoSSyracuse

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