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Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS … wait, what?! That’s right, the Jets beat the Rams on Sunday, finally winning a game this season but the cost is Trevor Lawrence. While both the Jaguars and Jets sit at 1-13, Jacksonville holds the strength-of-schedule tiebreaker, which means they’re in line for the best player in the ’21 draft class.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets could take Justin Fields here but some NFL teams are worried about his decision making and recent struggles against Indiana and Northwestern didn’t alleviate those concerns. Fields is still a tremendous talent and first-round pick but the Jets take Sewell here, the clear cut No. 1 offensive lineman in the class and the No. 2 overall player on our board. Sam Darnold Time continues for another year.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

This is worst-case scenario for the Bengals, who for weeks were perfectly positioned for Penei Sewell, who fills a huge need along the offensive line. Trading down becomes a real option now but if they stay put — and if they’re looking to surround Joe Burrow with playmakers — Kyle Pitts is a game-changing talent.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Justin Fields has a similar skill set in many ways to a smaller Cam Newton, and while he’s flashed at times in 2020 he’s also struggled in two of his last three games. Fields is still a first-round talent and currently on track to be the No. 2 QB off the board. In Carolina, he could sit behind Teddy Bridgewater for a season before taking over the job in 2022.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

5th

Matt Ryan has a $49 million dead cap hit in 2021, which means he ain’t going anywhere for at least another season but if the new Falcons GM and head coach love Mac Jones he could be the pick here. Other needs include edge rusher and secondary help.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Slater is one of our favorite players in this class; he was dominant at times for Northwestern in 2019 (he opted out in 2020) and he can also play guard and even center.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

1st

NFL teams will tell you they’re concerned by some players choosing to opt out. Farley isn’t one of those players. He was one of the best defensive backs in the country in 2019 and he didn’t even know it. He’s only going to get better once he gets to the NFL.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Micah Parsons is one of the best pure athletes in this draft class, and the Cowboys have plenty of needs on defense, though edge rusher or cornerback could also be a consideration here.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Yes, the Chargers have Joey Bosa but Melvin Ingram is in the final year of his current deal. Kwity Paye is a freakish athete who is just scratching the surface on his abilities as a pass rusher.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Giants need to get an edge rusher but it might be hard to pass up on Vera-Tucker here. He shined at guard last season, moved to LT this season for the Trojans, and his versatility might be his best asset.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are all in the final year of their deals. And while the Lions will almost certainly keep Golladay, who has been injured for much of this season, adding Chase makes too much sense not to happen.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

Jimmy Garoppolo has battled injuries this season and he’ll only have a dead cap hit of $2.8 million in 2021 should the 49ers be ready to usher in their next franchise QB. Zach Wilson has had a fantastic 2020 campaign and could end up being the No. 2 QB taken when it’s all said and done.


Trey Lance


QB

NFL Draft

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

4th

Is Drew Lock the long-term answer in Denver? That’s the biggest question facing the organization this offseason. If they think so, they’ll obviously target another position here but if there’s some uncertainty then Trey Lance could be in play. The issue: Lance and North Dakota State played in just one game this season, and the level of competition in 2019, when Lance was dominant (in a run-heavy scheme), will raise concerns about his readiness to see the field in the NFL at any point in 2021.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 253 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

75th

POSITION RNK

8th

Yannick Ngakoue didn’t work out and he was traded earlier this season. And while Danielle Hunter will return, the Vikes need to stockpile pass rushers. Which brings us to Oweh, who has only been playing football a few years and shows glimpses of being truly special.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Smith is a legit Heisman Trophy candidate and you can make a pretty easy argument that he deserves to win the award. He’s also arguably the best WR in this draft class. His size and durability concerns could be what sees him last until the middle of the first round even if he’s a top-10 talent.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

5th

Never mind Mitchell Trubisky playing well the last two weeks, the Bears need a QB. But with five already off the board they turn to the offensive line. This may be a tad high for Darrisaw, but his athleticism is hard to miss.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Raiders ‘D’ was so bad this season that the team fired their defensive coordinator earlier this month. Surtain is in the running for CB1 but if he’s still on the board here no one would fault Las Vegas for upgrading their secondary.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Maybe the most explosive wideout in the draft, Waddle would hopefully give the Ravens the consistent deep threat they’re lacking. (Yes, Hollywood Brown had 98 receiving yards against the Jags on Sunday but he’s still stuck at just one game this season of more than 100 receiving yards.)

Tulsa

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

5th

Football Team are in the market for a QB but five are already off the board. Instead, they settle for one of the biggest draft risers of the 2020 season. Collins is a 260-pound linebacker — a throwback in terms of measurables — who moves like Roquan Smith or Devin White. He also has a nose for the ball, with two pick-sixes during the ’20 campaign.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

55th

POSITION RNK

8th

Campbell is a long, athletic playmaking corner who had a strong season for the Bulldogs. He’ll only get better with more reps and there was already a lot to like from his 2020 tape.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

119th

POSITION RNK

20th

Toney has had a breakout season for the Gators and despite his size (he’s listed at 5-foot-11, 194 pounds), he’s incredibly difficult to bring down and he effectively becomes a running back with the ball in his hands. HIs playmaking ability at all levels makes him an attractive fit in Miami with Tua entering Year 2.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 253 lbs

Shaq Barrett is playing on the franchise tag and Jason Pierre-Paul’s contract expires after the 2021 season. Ossai is a high-motor playmaker who really improved his draft stock this season after moving to edge rusher.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Owusu-Koramoah is listed as a linebacker but you can find him all over the field — and he may eventually end up at safety at the next level. He’s having a great 2020 campaign and he can come off the edge and has the athleticism, speed and change of direction to be an asset in coverage.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

4th

Horn opted out a few weeks ago to prepare for the NFL. His dad is Joe Horn, so he has NFL bloodlines. A physical, playmaking CB Horn adds depth to a roster that could lose several CBs to free agency in the spring.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

7th

Mayfield needs to improve his anchor and some teams will wonder if his short arms could necessitate a move to guard, but he has the ability to be a quality NFL starter.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 200 lbs

It was somewhat curious that Marshall opted out before the Alabama game but there’s no doubting his playmaking ability. He’s a big downfield target, one the Jets desperately need in a post-Trevor Lawrence world.

Georgia

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

NR

POSITION RNK

NR

Ojulari plays on a Georgia defense loaded with players likely to get drafted and he might end up being the best of the group. Extremely active off the edge, Ojulari regularly finds himself in the backfield as a disruptive presence.

Ohio State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 313 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Davis hasn’t had a great 2020 but we know he can be dominant because we saw it often in 2019. And if the Bills think he can return to that form he could be a steal at the bottom of Round 1.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Saints have four CBs on the roster headed for free agency in the spring and even though Marshon Lattimore, Janoris Jenkins and Patrick Robinson are still on multi-year deals, you can never have enough big-play corners. Kendrick is still learning the position but he’s flashed the skills to be special.

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

103rd

POSITION RNK

9th

Phillips, who retired from football in 2018 because of injuries, transferred to the U and has been just about unstoppable. He announced last week that he’s headed to the NFL and now the question becomes how high he’ll end up getting drafted.

Missouri

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 232 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Packers need help in the middle of their defense and Bolton is a sideline-to-sideline spark plug.

Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Chiefs could stand to upgrade its pass rush and if Rousseau is sitting here he’d be hard to pass up. Rousseau opted out in 2020 and there are questions about how his talents translate to the next level, but it’s hard to overlook his 15.5 sacks in 2019, especially since he’s a converted WR.


– NFL Sports

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars finally get Trevor Lawrence, Jets pass on QB with No. 2 pick
https://www./nfl/draft/news/2021-nfl-mock-draft-jaguars-finally-get-trevor-lawrence-jets-pass-on-qb-with-no-2-pick/ 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars finally get Trevor Lawrence, Jets pass on QB with No. 2 pick

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