TD 2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT

"Drink some wine and cope"...and say goodbye to the strangest draft szn ever.


ROUND 1

1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, QB | Clemson

Tarzan checks all the boxes, with arm talent, stature, athleticism and intangibles, but I think there's more inconsistency to his game than a typical #1 overall QB. I'm not buying that best prospect since Luck talk just yet. But a more precise Kaepernick is more than a handful.


NFL Comp. big school Colin Kaepernick

2. New York Jets - Zach Wilson, QB | BYU

Wilson's grind and his arm talent to place the ball anywhere, anytime, are arguably the best of this class. ...what's not working as well is the basketball play style, that little boy physique and the ensuing durability concerns.


NFL Comp. mid west Aaron Rodgers

3. Miami Dolphins - Mac Jones, QB | Alabama

Since December I've believed Mac Jones was a perfect fit for San Francisco. In part, because Shanahan is an egomaniac.


He has a great scheme and is an expert play caller. His offense creates chunk play opportunities down the field and he wants a sniper that just won't miss. ..or get hurt running around.


And also because Mac Jones can really play. He's a quick field processor, and a machine like, in stride and down field passer. He's shown what he can do with NFL talent around him. He doesn't have the upside of Lance or Fields but his projection's less volatile. And that trade suggests you'll probably want the highest floor guy available.


NFL Comp. Kurt Cousins

4. TRADE Chicago Bears (ATL) - Justin Fields, QB | Ohio State

The Bears actually made a plausible push for Russell Wilson this off-season..so obviously they're ready to risk it all.


The projected trade here has them using their 21' #20 pick and #52 pick, and a 22' 1st & 3rd rounder for the Falcons #4 pick. ...as well as a fist bump agreement on a Julio for Khalil trade after June 1st.


Dalton's still QB #1 for 2021 however because Fields really needs that ease in time. At this point he's not much more than a smaller Cam Newton.


NFL Comp. Cam Newton

5. Cincinnati Bengals - Kyle Pitts, TE | Florida

"Penei for your thoughts" is such a good slogan it feels wrong to not make it happen. And the Chase/Burrow reunion thing would make a great story. But...this OL & WR class is stacked. You might find a blue chip OL or big talent WR in the 2nd or later; but you won't come anywhere close to finding a unicorn like Pitts later or even years down the road for that matter.


NFL Comp. George Kittle

6. Miami Dolphins - Penei Sewell, OT | Oregon

Dolphins might just have drafted the 4th best QB out of the 2020 class at #5 last season...but... they're all in nevertheless. They almost have to be. That said, there's not another organization in the league that has shown as much of a proclivity to jettison or shelve talent seemingly based on prerogative. ...so get ready Brissett.


Conventionally, adding a star OL like Sewell to a potentially good 2020 OL group, rather than a WR hood ornament, is the safest and surest way to go. In particular if they want to take some of the pressure off Tua, literally and figuratively.


NFL Comp. sloppy Jason Peters

7. TRADE New England Patriots (DET)- Trey Lance, QB | North Dakota St

Bill hit the bottom of the well last season and has been aggressively, some would say desperately, trying to replenish. The draft shouldn't be any different.


Here the projected trade sends this year's #15, #46 and #121 and a 22' 1st rounder for the Lions' #7. Lance excelled in a similar system oriented powerhouse of a collegiate franchise at North Dakota State and could be well suited to buy into the Belichick way at Foxboro.


NFL Comp. rugged Ryan Tannehill

8. Carolina Panthers - Rashawn Slater, OT | Northwestern

With Deshaun Watson in the wind, the Panthers settled for Darnold and will now try to create the environment he never had in Jersey.


Darnold was never as bad as he's appeared and should flourish in Carolina. Slater's arguably the most athletic left side protector in this class and should hit the ground running.


NFL Comp. thick Jordan Gross

9. Denver Broncos - Patrick Surtian, CB | Alabama

Broncos loaded up on offense last year and should look to the other side early this year. QB remains a looming question but unless they get up into the #4 spot, I'm not convinced the new GM will reach for the #5 guy unless he falls into their lap.


NFL Comp. Tre'Davious White

10. Dallas Cowboys- Jaycee Horn, CB | South Carolina

DC Dan Quinn's defense relies more heavily on man CB play than Mike Nolan's. Horn leans a lot on pushing the line of pass interference, but he has as much all pro upside as any guy in this class. He's a potential upgrade from day 1 for the Cowboys at their most needed position.


NFL Comp. longer Greedy Williams

11. New York Giants - Micah Parsons, LB | Penn State

Parson's speed and quickness up and around the front seven is unmatched in this class. His presence should put a fire up a defense that was already starting to warm up last season.


NFL Comp. faster Jamie Collins

12. Philadelphia Eagles - JaMarr Chase, WR | LSU

Best case scenario here for the Eagles is where the QB run pushes the rest of the talent down the board. Most feel the Eagles camp were spying a guy like Chase at #6 anyhow.


NFL Comp. 4.4 Hakeem Nicks

13. Los Angeles Chargers - Christian Darrisaw, OT | Virginia Tech

Chargers can go a number of directions in the middle of round 1 but their offensive line. and particularly LT, is still clearly a need. Fortunately it's a strong class and Darrisaw is near the top.


NFL Comp. Billy Turner

14. Minnesota Vikings - Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT | USC

Vera-Tucker is far and away the best interior blocker in this class imo and he should greatly improve the ability to bully upfront. He's versatile enough to say at LT in this offense as well.


NFL Comp. Logan Mankins

15. Detroit Lions - DeVonta Smith, WR | Alabama

Not exactly the knee cap breaker type at 166lbs but Smith's "size of the fight" might be the biggest pound for pound in this whole class. If GM Holmes could pull off a lucrative trade down and still land DeVonta Smith he'd be the day 1 winner for sure.


NFL Comp. 6'0 Emmanuel Sanders

16. Arizona Cardinals - Zaven Collins, LB | Tulsa

Collins had a breakout season in Tulsa and carries a dearth of upside. Size, speed and anticipation outweigh his lack of precision and could make him a top 20 talent.


NFL Comp. scaled up Shaq Thompson

17. Las Vegas Raiders - Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB | Notre Dame

Raiders defense was a mess last season and it needs upgrades all around. JOK's arguably the most explosive athlete in this defensive class and does have a Ryan Shazier vibe to his play. That said, he's more of a tweener than Shazier and, for me, a little more Michigan Jabrill Peppers.


NFL Comp. 6'1 Jabrill Peppers

18. Miami Dolphins - Jaylen Waddle, WR | Alabama

Coming out of the 1st round with two guys that you would've conceivably taken at # 3 is definitely a win for GM Grier. Waddle's the most electric playmaker in this class. His combination of breakneck speed and high point ball skills is Tyreek-esque.


NFL Comp. Tyreek Hill

19. Washington - Elijah Moore, WR | Ole Miss

Elijah Moore punches way above his weight and is a clutch, physical playmaker out wide, in the slot and even out of the back field. He's basically Hollywood Brown hit with gamma rays.


NFL Comp. Derrick Mason

20. Atlanta Falcons - Creed Humphrey, OC | Oklahoma

There's been an center taken in the 1st round in 5 out of the last 6 years. Humphrey is the kind of plug and play guy that goes higher than expected. It's not sexy, but starting off a trade haul with high floor types makes a lot of sense.


NFL Comp. Eric Wood

21. Indianapolis Colts - Terrace Marshall Jr, WR | LSU

Marshall's a hands, length and speed guy that profiles like a #1 WR. The Colts will surely want to stock QB friendly playmakers around Wentz and Marshall's clutch ball skills and impressive catch radius are among the best in this class.


NFL Comp. slower D.J. Chark

22. Tennessee Titans - Caleb Farley, CB | Virginia Tech

Titans defense was a catastrophe for much of the year and they'll likely take the highest ranked defender on the board. Farley's injury concerns might drop him into their laps. Farley's length, speed, and fluidity are elite CB #1 traits and it really all hinges on his long term health.


NFL Comp. Dominque Rodgers Cromartie

23. New York Jets - Jaelan Phillips, DE/ED | Miami

Phillips would likely be a top ten pick this year if not for the cloud involving his medical and character. He's an edge prototype with the ability to disrupt the run and the pass equally. He's a serious high end boom/bust for the squad that takes the hurdle.


NFL Comp. red flags Connor Barwin

24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Dillon Radnunz, OT | North Dakota St

The Steelers will want to re-identify what kind of team they'll be as they start to transition out of the Big Ben era. A starting RB is needed but the positional value, inside this class, doesn't really justify a 1st rounder. But a blue chip LT is a good way to reload.


NFL Comp. Nate Solder

25. Jacksonville Jaguars - Kwity Paye, DE | Michigan

Paye is a solid if not spectacular performer that upped his game in all areas in 2020. He's a compact, power athlete that plays more like a 5 technique than an edge. I think he could find a fit there in an attacking odd front.


NFL Comp. Oliver Vernon

26. Cleveland Browns - Rondale Moore, WR | Purdue

While most peg the Browns for a front 7 prospect here, I think the need for an explosive playmaker that can stretch the field and draw attention from the run game is just as relevant.


Given the overall weakness of the edge and IL class, I think finding a WR out of another loaded class this year makes better sense.


Moore is a unicorn of a playmaking talent that can line up everywhere, including the backfield, and reel off chunk plays.


NFL Comp. short armed Steve Smith

27. Baltimore Ravens - Azeez Ojulari, LB/ED | Georgia

Ojulari might have the most upside of any edge in this class but med red flags might put a cap on his long term viability.


NFL Comp. Albert McClellan

28. New Orleans Saints - Jabril Cox, LB | LSU

Cox is an under the radar guy that projects as the best cover backer out of this class. He's basically a 6'4 235 lb safety that's adept in coverage. If a team feels good about him gradually adding strength and grit, he'll go much higher than expected.


NFL Comp. soft Jordan Hicks

29. Green Bay Packers - Kadarius Toney, WR | Florida

Constantly punching above his weight and dancing around and through defenders, Toney is one of the most explosive playmakers in this class. He might never become a reliable, high volume WR but his presence will be a threat to defenses. A collab recording session with Rodgers is just a perq.


NFL Comp. slippery Patrick Crayton

30. Buffalo Bills - Jayson Oweh, DE/ED | Penn State

This Bills regime has a history of taking raw, uber physical talents high and trusting in their development. Oweh is a freak with a motor that needs all kinds of work.


NFL Comp. Tanoh Kpassagnon

31. Baltimore Ravens - Tevin Jenkins, OT | Oklahoma St

Jenkins may be more of an interior guy than outside blocker but still projects as a rock solid blue chip that's ready to play right out the gate.


NFL Comp. Zane Beadles

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Christian Barmore, DT | Alabama

Barmore isn't the most complete defensive lineman yet but he can sure enough bring pass pressure consistently when healthy.


NFL Comp. Ty Warren

ROUND 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars - Eric Stokes, CB | Georgia

NFL Comp. Carlton Davis

34. New York Jets - Travis Etienne, RB | Clemson

NFL Comp. bigger Kenyan Drake

35. Atlanta Falcons - Kelvin Joseph, CB | Kentucky

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36. Miami Dolphins - Najee Harris, RB | Alabama

NFL Comp. Kareem Hunt

37. Philadelphia Eagles - Jackson Carman, OL | Clemson

NFL Comp. Cordy Glenn

38. Cincinnati Bengals - Jalen Mayfield, OT | Michigan

NFL Comp. Andrus Peat

39. Carolina Panthers - Trevon Moehrig, S | TCU

NFL Comp. Tre Boston

40. Denver Broncos - Jamin Davis, LB | Kentucky

NFL Comp. Oren Burks

41. Detroit Lions - Daviyon Nixon, DT | Iowa

NFL Comp. Sheldon Richardson

42. New York Giants - Liam Eichenberg, OT | Notre Dame

NFL Comp. Rick Wagner

43. San Francisco 49ers - Rashod Bateman, WR | Minnesota

NFL Comp. big school Travis Fulgham

44. Dallas Cowboys - Sam Cosmi, OT | Texas

NFL Comp. Riley Reiff

45. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tommy Togiai, DT | Ohio State

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46. Detroit Lions (NE) - Greg Newsome, CB | Northwestern

NFL Comp. Nick Nelson

47. LA Chargers - Elijah Molden, CB | Washington

NFL Comp. Kenny Moore

48. Las Vegas Raiders - Richie Grant, S | UCF

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49. Los Angeles Rams - Jevon Holland, S | Oregon

NFL Comp. Jimmie Ward

50. Miami Dolphins - Greg Rousseau, DE/ED | Miami

NFL Comp. Terrell Lewis

51. Washington Redskins - Pete Werner, LB | Ohio State

NFL Comp. Khaleke Hudson

52. Atlanta Falcons (CHI) - Jevonte Williams, RB | North Carolina

NFL Comp. slower Josh Jacobs

53. Tennessee Titans - Dee Eskridge, WR | Western Michigan

NFL Comp. Diontae Johnson

54. Indianapolis Colts - Walker Little, OT | Stanford

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55. Pittsburgh Steelers - Quinn Meinerz, OC | Wisconsin Whitewater

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56. Seattle Seahawks - Paulson Adebo, CB | Stanford

NFL Comp. Carlos Rodgers

57. LA Rams - Payton Turner, DE | Houston

NFL Comp. Lawrence Guy

58. Kansas City Chiefs - Nico Collins, WR | Michigan

NFL Comp. Mack Hollins

59. Cleveland Browns - Levi Onwuzurike, DT | Washington

NFL Comp. Shariff Floyd

60. New Orleans Saints - Pat Freiermuth, TE | Penn State

NFL Comp. Austin Hooper

61. Buffalo Bills - Kenneth Gainwell, RB | Memphis

NFL Comp. little Arian Foster

62. Green Bay Packers - Nick Bolton, LB | Missouri

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63. Kansas City Chiefs - Milton Williams, DT | Louisiana Tech

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64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Carlos Bashem, DE | Wake Forest

NFL Comp. charmin Vinny Curry

ROUND 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars - Alex Leatherwood, OL | Alabama

NFL Comp. Charles Leno

66. New York Jets - Brady Christensen, OT | BYU

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67. Houston Texans - Brevin Jordan, TE | Miami

NFL Comp. Clive Walford

68. Atlanta Falcons - Josh Palmer, WR | Tennessee

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69. Cincinnati Bengals - Asante Samuel Jr, CB | Florida St

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70. Philadelphia Eagles - Baron Browning, LB | Ohio State

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71. Denver Broncos - Spencer Brown, OT | Northern Iowa

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72. Detroit Lions - Tommy Tremble, TE | Notre Dame

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73. Carolina Panthers - Anthony Schwartz, WR | Auburn

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74. Washington - Michael Carter, RB | North Carolina

NFL Comp. Julius Jones

75. Dallas Cowboys - Chazz Surratt, LB | North Carolina

NFL Comp. Jerome Baker

76. New York Giants - Joe Tryon, ED | Washington

NFL Comp. Kareem Martin

78. Los Angeles Chargers - Jamar Johnson, S | Indiana

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79. Minnesota Vikings - Joseph Ossai, DE/ED | Texas

NFL Comp. Tarell Basham

80. Arizona Cardinals - Landon Dickerson, OC | Alabama

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81. Las Vegas Raiders - Dayo Odeyingbo, DE | Vanderbilt

NFL Comp. Stephon Tuitt

82. Miami Dolphins - Talanoa Hufanga, S | USC

NFL Comp. John Johnson

83. Washington - Hunter Long, TE | Boston College

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84. Chicago Bears - Dyami Brown | North Carolina

NFL Comp. Terrance Williams

85. Philadelphia Eagles - Tyson Campbell, CB | Georgia

NFL Comp. Darius Butler

86. Tennessee Titans - Stone Forsythe, OT | Florida

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87. New York Jets - Josh Myers, OC | Ohio State

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88. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jermar Jefferson, RB | Oregon State

NFL Comp. James Robinson

89. Los Angeles Rams - Dermar Hamlin, S | Pitt

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90. Cleveland Browns - Elerson Smith, ED | Northern Ilinois

NFL Comp. Marcus Davenport

91. Minnesota Vikings - Chris Rumph, LB/ED | Duke

NFL Comp. Uchenna Nwosu

92. Cleveland Browns - Osa Odighizuwa, DE | UCLA

NFL Comp. Kingsley Keke

93. Green Bay Packers - Aaron Robinson, CB | UCF

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94. Buffalo Bills - Wyatt Davis, OG | Ohio State

NFL Comp. Joe Looney

95. Baltimore Ravens - Ronnie Perkins, ED | Oklahoma

NFL Comp. Ronnell Lewis

96. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kendrick Green, OG | Illinois

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97. New England Patriots - Amari Rodgers, WR | Clemson

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98. LA Chargers - Derrick Barnes, LB | Purdue

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99. New Orleans Saints - Benjamin St.Juste, CB | Minnesota

NFL Comp. ball skills Dontae Johnson

100. Dallas Cowboys - Bobby Brown, DT | Texas A&M

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101. Tennessee Titans - Tyler Shelvin, DT | LSU

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102. Detroit Lions - Ben Cleveland, OG | Georgia

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103. San Francisco 49ers - Keith Taylor, CB | Washington

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104. LA Rams - Aaron Banks, OG | Notre Dame

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105. Baltimore Ravens - Rashad Weaver, DE | Pitt

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106. New Orleans Saints - Cade Johnson, WR | South Dakota St

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ROUND 4

107. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trey Sermon, RB | Ohio State

NFL Comp. Latavius Murray

108. New York Jets - Frank Darby, WR | Arizona St.

NFL Comp. James Washington

109. Atlanta Falcons - Royce Newman, OT | Ole Miss

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110. Houston Texans - Andre Cisco, S | Syracuse

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