This is a way to early look at the 2021 NFL Draft. Many things including draft placement could be changed in the coming weeks. However, we hope you enjoy the first edition of our Mock Draft.
Pick 1- Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB Clemson
This pick by the Jaguars is a no brainer. Picking up a potential franchise quarterback would be the best move for this Jacksonville team who just a few years ago was in the AFC Championship. They have some good offensive weapons that will pair nice with Lawrence. You have James Robinson and D.J. Chark.
Pick 2- (Trade) Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell, OT Oregon
This surefire move by the Bengals to improve their offensive line will set Bengals fan's minds at ease. Penei Sewell is number two on Mel Kipers board and I think we will see him stay at that spot here via trade between the Jets and Bengals. This is the best tackle, and the Bengals will make the move to jump ahead of other potential suitors. I don’t think Sewell will make it to pick five and the Bengals agree with me here. Joe Burrow is the real deal. They just need to keep him upright.
Pick 3- Miami Dolphins: Micah Parsons, LB Penn State
Miami goes the safe route and gets the dynamic linebacker out of Penn State Micah Parsons. He still has some more growth that needs to be made at the next level. However, Miami takes the safe pick and gets the anchor on their defense for years to come. He is really good on third downs and teams are always looking to get off the field.
Pick 4- Atlanta Falcons: Justin Fields, QB Ohio State
This is a tough pick. The reason for that is that Matt Ryan has quite an ugly contract however, the Falcons might choose to get someone younger and who is the hometown kid. Justin was born in Georgia so it just feels like this pairing might just be meant to be. Justin Fields has College Football National Championship aspirations. While the Falcons are going to be looking to break some of the misfortune that they have been experiencing since the infamous 28-3 Super Bowl against the Patriots.
Pick 5- New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB BYU
The Jets were looking to go 0-16 and then all of a sudden they started to win games and now are looking at potentially moving on from Sam Darnold and looking elsewhere. The Jets built more capital by trading the 2nd pick to the Bengals and in this alternate reality, they trade Sam Darnold as well and get even more draft capital to build their team around Zach Wilson. Zach Wilson threw for 33 touchdowns to 3 interceptions. This is a guy that New York needs to change the narrative of their franchise.