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2021 NFL Mock Draft

Jaguars: Trevor Lawarce Clemson

Lawrance has been projected here for the past two years and is the best Q.B. prospect since Andrew Luck.

Pro Comparison: Andrew Luck 

Jets: Zach Wilson BYU  

Wilson is a prospect not many expected to be here before the season, but quickly took the CFB world by storm and shot up draft boards to here. With the trade of Sam Darnold, this makes it very obvious that the Jets are looking for a new start, and that begins with a Q.B. 

Pro Comparison: Tony Romo 

49ers: Mac Jones Alabama 

Mac Jones is one of the safer picks in this draft, and I think the 49ers know that he does not have the same ceiling as a guy like Justin Fields or Trey Lance; he has a much higher floor and does not need to play outstandingly with so many great weapons around him in San Fran.

Pro Comparison: Ryan Tannehill on the Titans

Chicago Bears: get number 4 overall ( Justin Fields Ohio State) 

Falcons receive 20, 2nd, and 3rd round picks for 2021, 2022, and WR Anthony Miller.

With their jobs on the line, GM Ryan Pace and Head Coach Matt Nagy needed to find a solution at Q.B., and after their botched attempt for QB Russel Wilison and Carson Wentz, the Chicago Bears chose Andy Dalton. The Bears need a better option, and I think Pace and Nagy both know that. And with loaded Q.B. classes, they get, in my opinion, the second-best Q.B. in the draft Justin Fields. Fields might not be incredible in year one should make this offense more dangerous by adding a good second run option outside of David Montgomery. 

Pro Comparison: Cam Newton 

Cincinnati Bengals: Peni Sewell Oregon

After last season I think the Bengals realized that they need to get somebody to block for Joe Burrow and the perfect pick is best overall O-Linemen Peni Sewell. He should fit in right away and make an impact on their O-Line right away. 

Pro Comparison: Trent Willams 

 Miami Dolphins: Ja’marr Chase LSU

With the dolphins having a very surprising season last year where they barely missed the playoffs, I expect them to go all-in on Tua, getting him another receiver outside of Devante Parker. Both these receivers would complement each other very well and help Tua giving him more than Parker and Tight End Mike Geseki to pass to. 

Pro Comparison: Antonio Brown  

 Detroit Lions: Patrick Surtain Alabama

The Lions need help at almost every position on the field, and after cutting two starting corners, they need someone to help out sophomore corner Jeffery Okudah. While these two might struggle in year one as they are both extremely young, this could be one of the best secondaries for 7-8 years in a row if they both progress right. 

Pro Comparison: Byron Jones 

 Carolina Panthers: Kyle Pitts Florida

With the new youth movement in Carolina, there is no better player to add than the most versatile skills position player in the draft. Pitts is the best tight end prospect in years and would be a great successor to Greg Olsen. This would add to an already stacked receiving core in Carolina, even with the loss of Curtis Samuel. 

Pro Comparison: Darren Waller

Denver Broncos: Micah Parsons Penn State

Even though his stock has fallen in the past few months, I am still very high on Line Backer Micah Parsons. There are not too many glaring weaknesses in his game and would help restore this Denver defense to their former glory. 

Pro Comparison: Donta Hightower 

Dallas Cowboys: Rashawn Slater Northwestern 

With yet another disappointing season in Dallas behind them, their focus shifts to the offensive line for the first time in many years. Slater is another impact guy to put right in that line and should give Dak a lot of time to throw and Zeke holes to go through. 

Pro Comparison: Johna Willams 

New Orleans Saints get Number 11 Overall(Trey Lance North Dakota State) and 4th rounder from 

The Giants, who get Number 28 a third-rounder and second-rounder in 2021, 2022

I think the Saints go up and grab a project Q.B. in Lance in a surprising turn of events. This is probably the best-case scenario for Lance as he has little pressure to start on him right away. And is learning from one of the best Q.B. minds of the generation in Sean Payton. 

Pro Comparison: Jay Cutler

Philadelphia Eagles: Jaylen Waddle Alabama

The Eagles have been desperate for a good weapon on the outside for years. Alshon Jeffery has yet to stay healthy and produce, Nelson Agholar prospered somewhere else, and the rest have fizzled out of the league for the most part. It is time for Philly to find a sure answer at the receiver position, which starts with drafting a sure thing in Jaylen Waddle.

Pro Comparison (Cordalle Patterson with Hands)

L.A. Chargers: Alijah Vera Tucker USC

The Chargers get Justin Herbert to help upfront with versatile Guard Alijah Vera Tucker. Tucker can play anywhere in the line filling in for needs when other positions are thin. This pick could help take the Chargers’ offense to the next level, as Herbert was sacked 32 times in 15 starts.

Pro Comparison: Kelechi Osemele

Minnesota Vikings: Jaycee Horn South Carolina

After a legal issue with former first-round pick Jeff Gladney, Minnesota needs to try again to pick a number 1 corner for their future. Horn is a better prospect than Gladney in the first place and will have more of an impact on the field in year one than Gladney did.   

Pro Comparison: Kyle Fuller

Baltimore Ravens: get number 15 overall ( Devonta Smith Alabama)

Patriots get 2nd Rounder 2021 and 2022 and 3rd and 5th rounder. 

The Pats pull off the Bill Belichick special and trade out of the first round. While the Ravens finally get their WR1 of the future in Heisman winner Devonta Smith. Smith has excellent hands, which is what they need, along with speed. If the ravens make this move, this could help take Lamar’s passing game to the next step. 

Pro Comparison: Marvin Harrison 

Arizona Cardinals: Caleb Farley Virginia Tech 

The Cardinals make the right pick and go with what their most significant need is. Farley is a corner that can go in and be a number 1 of an already solid defense. With the new addition of JJ Watt, the Cardinals pass rush should be very good this year, making Farley’s job a lot easier. 

Pro Comparison: Jimmy Smith 

Oakland Raiders: Jaelan Phillips Miami 

The Raiders need pass rush bad, and Phillips is a great solution. He has all the tools to be great right off the gate and should be a great complement to Maxx Crosby. This could take the Raider’s pass rush from bad to pretty solid fast. I can see Phillips as a DROY candidate at the end of the year. 

Pro Comparison: Cam Jordan 

 Miami Dolphins: Kwity Paye Michigan

Dolphins bolster their already stacked defense with edge Kwity Paye. Paye is a bit raw with some of his natural moves getting to the Q.B., so it is good that he gets drafted to Miami, where he will have time to progress into an elite pass rusher by the time he is ready to start. 

Pro Comparison: Emanuel Ogbah

Washington Football Team: Christain Darrisaw Virginia Tech 

Washington goes best available here is Darrisaw, who also happens to be one of their biggest needs as the Football team needs to get some help upfront. In an already stacked Tackle class, Darrisaw is another guy who can come right in and play at a high level. 

Pro Comparison: Russel Okung

Atlanta Falcons (via Chi): Teven Jenkins Oklahoma State

Falcons do what Washington does and goes with Offensive Tackle Tevin Jenkins. This dude is an absolute beast standing at 6’6. Even though the Falcons need defense, I think Matty Ice still has some left in the tank for one more shot of January Football. And some help on the line will help with those changes.

Pro Comparison: 

Joe Thuney

Indianapolis Colts: Gregory Newsome Northwestern 

The Colts go ahead and pass another young piece to their secondary and guys like Kenny Moore and Julian Blackman. This young group of corners is only going to get better around this already great defense. Don’t be surprised if Indy ends the year with the number 1 overall fantasy defense. 

Pro Comparison: Darius Slay

Tennessee Titans: Greggory Rousseau Miami 

The second Miami edge comes off the board as The Titans desperately needed almost any defensive position on the field. Rousseau fills in a desperate need in the pass rush. He will play right away and should be a primary factor as the Titans look to make one more attempt at a super bowl. 

Pro Comparison: Montez Sweat 

New York Jets: Azeez Ojulari Georgia

The Jets are another team that needs almost any position on the field. They should take whoever the best available player is and that turns out to be Ojulari here. Overall, I would say that the Jets should take the best available player here unless it is a Running Back.

Pro Comparison: Joey Porter

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre Dame

After another disappointing year in Pittsburg, the Steelers need to add some new pieces to their defense after losing pass rusher Bud Dupree to free agency. Owusu fills in nicely for Dupree. And Notre Dame, where Owusu went to college, and the Steelers are both teams that think they are both a lot better than they are and have not been great in 10 plus years. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Rashod Bateman Minnesota

The Jaguars add another receiver to help out pro-bowler D.J. Chark and add another weapon to help out Trevor Lawrance. Bateman is one of my favorite prospects in this draft as I believe that his potential is just as high as Devontae Smith with a higher floor to go along with it. Bateman does not drop many balls, which will help with Trevor Lawrence’s confidence as the season goes on.

Pro Comparison: Keenan Allen

Cleveland Browns: Christain Barmore Alabama

I know it is weird to be picking so far back in the first round for Browns fans, but they should start getting used to it as the Browns just had their best season in a very long time. Cleveland’s defense had its ups and downs last year, but it did have some trouble up front outside Myles Garret. Baremore would help clog up the middle of the offensive line and help a lot in the run game. 

Pro Comparison: Marcell Darius

Baltimore Ravens: Jayson Oweh Penn State

After moving up to get receiver Devontae Smith, the Ravens used their next first-round pick on the other side of the ball, picking Outside Linebacker Jason Oweh. Oweh will fill in nicely for the loss of Matt Judon later on. The only downside I would say with Oweh is that he is a pretty raw prospect with all the talent to get better. Luckily Oweh has the coaches and players around him that I think he can fulfill that promise with.  

Pro Comparison: Bud Dupree

New York Giants (via NOLA): Zaveon Collins Tulsa

After a very successful off-season for the offensive side of the ball, the Giants look at their defense, who was very solid last year. There are some weaknesses, though. MLB Blake Martinez is one of the best tacklers in the league but is very bad in pass coverage, where Collins fits in nicely. The Bronko Nagurski Award winner should fit in nicely in New York’s young core.

Pro Comparison: Kyle Van Noy

Greenbay Packers: Elijah Moore Ole Miss

The Packers have one of the best offenses in the league. Former MVP Aaron Rodgers’s top receiver Davante Adams star back Aaron Jones, and much more. There is just one problem. The Packers do not have a second receiver. Moore is one of the best receivers in the draft and fills in that number 2 role nicely. 

Pro Comparison: Stefon Diggs

Buffalo Bills: Najee Harris Alabama

The first running back comes off the board late in round 1. This is a desperate need for buffalo as their pass game was their only reason the Bills’ offense was able to move up and down the field. Harris will be able to catch the ball out of the backfield while running through defenders. I could see him in the running for OROY with the help of Josh Allen and the Bills O-Line.

Pro Comparison: Matt Forte

Kansas City Chiefs: Jamin Davis Kentucky

After having a massive year at Kentucky, which saw him shoot up in many draft boards, Davis lands in Kansas City, which needs a long, rangy linebacker like him. Kansas City struggled a lot in the super bowl last year against the run, and Davis should impact that right away.

Pro Comparison: Kiko Alonso

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Landon Dickerson Alabama

Although Tampa already has Ryan Jensen, who is one of the best centers in the game, Bruce Arians know that you could never have enough depth up front and choose the best O-Linemen available, who happens to be Bamas Landon Dickerson. This also helps Dickerson, who is still rehealing his torn ACL. Dickerson can also play on other parts of the O-line other than center.

Pro Comparison: Frank Ragnow


  1. If we trade up I will be so happy. I really liked the comparisons. I agree with basically all of them. The one most alike in my opinion was Chase/AB. Great article. I am a fan of this mock