TA's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.0
Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson - Easy pick for the Jaguars, even though I'm not 100% sold he's a lock to be great.
New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU - Jets will take another QB three years after taking Sam Darnold in round 1 and while I like Wilson, the Jets will likely ruin him and they will be picking another QB in round 1 come 2024.
Miami Dolphins: Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama - If the Dolphins stick with Tua, they will likely get him a weapon at number 3 and they go with someone he is familiar with even though I think he will be a bust.
Atlanta Falcons: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU - Best WR in the class and someone that new HC Arthur Smith won't be able to resist taking as he looks to build a great offense around Matt Ryan.
Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon - Another easy pick, the Bengals got their franchise QB last year, now they have to protect him. Sewell is a stud.
Philadelphia Eagles: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama - Reports are the Eagles are all in on Jalen Hurts and want to build around him this offseason. Waddle might be one of the most underrated players in this draft, I think he is going to be elite.
Detroit Lions: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State - Lions need a lot of help on defense and land the best LB and probably the best defensive player in the draft.
Carolina Panthers: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State - This almost feels like this is a done deal. Carolina is almost 100% going to take a QB and it feels like they are targeting in on Lance. All I have to say is good luck.
Denver Broncos: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama - Surtain is the best CB in the draft and CB is the Broncos biggest need, seems like a perfect marriage.
Dallas Cowboys: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech - Dallas needs help in the secondary and Farley is the next best CB. I'm not sold on him but Dallas needs help on defense so it's a decent pick.
New York Giants: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida - Giants need weapons on offense, position is irrelevant. Pitts is versatile and explosive, would help any offense he joins.
San Francisco 49ers: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State - It's pretty clear the 49ers want to make a change at QB if the right situation presents itself. With Fields slipping to number 12 the 49ers pounce and will look to move on from Jimmy G.
Los Angeles Chargers: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern - Similar to the Bengals, the Chargers got their franchise QB last year, now they need to protect him.
Minnesota Vikings: Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan - The Vikings need to rebuild their defensive line and Paye is a good place to start.
New England Patriots: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama - Belichick gets back to drafting in his wheelhouse, the defensive front 7. He also drafts more Alabama players than anyone so this pick makes sense. Barmore is a beast on the defensive line, good against the run and is a solid pass rusher from the interior. The Patriots really need to improve their defensive line, especially when it comes to stopping the run and Barmore would be a great addition to the Patriots defense.
Arizona Cardinals: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virgina Tech - After adding JJ Watt in free agency this teams biggest need is probably on the offensive line to protect Murray. Darrisaw projects to be a solid player.
Las Vegas Raiders: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami - The Raiders need to continue to add playmakers to the defense. Rousseau is an athletic freak and would be a nice addition to the Raiders.
Miami Dolphins: Jeremiah Owusa-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame - It's pretty clear Brian Flores wants to get younger and more athletic at LB. JOK is a good one.
Washington Football Team: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama - The WFT is still in search of their franchise QB after missing on Dwayne Haskins. Mac Jones is a solid and a much safer option at QB.
Chicago Bears: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas - Offensive line is a big need for the Bears and Cosmi stock is rising.
Indianapolis Colts: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota - Colts will need to add some weapons around Wentz if they want him to have a chance. They could also lose TY Hilton in free agency.
Tennessee Titans: Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia - Mike Vrabel is still trying to fortify his defensive front and Ojulari could be the perfect fit.
New York Jets: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama - Classic move of drafting QB and RB high in same draft. A number of teams have done this over the years and the Jets will do the same and land the top RB in the draft class.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC - AVT is a fast riser and fills a major need for the Steelers.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State - The Jaguars need offensive line help, especially now that they have to protect Trevor Lawrence. Urban Meyer takes an o-linemen he knows in Ohio State's Wyatt Davis.
Cleveland Browns: Jaelen Phillips, Edge, Miami - Browns could use some help getting after the QB and Phillips is a great pass rusher.
Baltimore Ravens: Joseph Assai, LB, Texas - Has Ravens pick written all over him. Versatile LB who can play all over the Ravens defense.
New Orleans Saints: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa - I feel like the Saints have been looking to improve their defense every draft for like five years now. All of a sudden they might not have a great offense anymore but they still go defense.
Green Bay Packers: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina - A rising CB who could very well end up being the best CB in this draft. He also fills a major need for the Packers, their defense was bad at times last year, especially against the pass.
Buffalo Bills: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson - Sort of a surprise pick here but Bills could do better at RB and Etienne is one of the best RB's in this class.
Kansas City Chiefs: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State - Obvious need for the Chiefs, wouldn't be surprised if they trade up to get one of the higher ranked offensive tackles.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State - Buccaneers defense played well in the playoffs and Super Bowl but their weakness throughout the season was in the secondary. Samuel brings a solid cornerback to the roster that should crack the rotation early and help improve this secondary.