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Tanking For Trevor: 2021 NFL Mock Draft

It is never too early to start talking about the 2021 NFL Draft!

BONES STORYLINES FOR THE 2021 NFL DRAFT

  • Tanking for Trevor: Who is ready to tank for the top pick? The Jaguars look like they are already there

  • WR surplus: There was just a record set for the most WR set through two rounds (14)

  • QB Need: Prestigious franchises like the Redskins, Packers, Patriots and perhaps the Bears could be on the move for their next franchise QB

1. JAX: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson QB

  • This legendary collegiate performer is ready to accomplish a few more things before taking his talents to strictly Sunday’s. Will he win another natty and perhaps his first Heisman? Jaguar fans just want a future superstar under center.

2. WSH: Justin Fields, Ohio State QB

  • I am expecting another banner season for this current Buckeye signal-caller. He really took care of the ball (only 1 INT pre-CFP) and should thrive in several primetime games that Ohio State will be featured in.

3. NYG: Penei Sewell, Oregon OT

4. MIA: Ja'Marr Chase, LSU WR

  • Chase was straight up ‘Mossing’ dudes on a weekly basis this past Fall. Those 50-50 lobs have quickly turned into 90-10’s. Chase has legit speed but nearly flawless skills on deep routes. He is one of the best prospects at WR that I have seen in at least a handful of years. Should be interesting to see how the Bilitenikoff’s production looks like in 2020.

5. CIN: Micah Parsons, Penn State LB

6. CAR: Walker Little, Stanford OT

7. LVR: Greg Rousseau, Miami DE

8. DET: Jaylen Waddle, Alabama WR

  • One of the quickest skill players on the planet. Just Youtube his punt return against LSU where if you blinked, you missed a tuddy. He can shred any secondary out there.

9. NYJ: Justyn Ross, Clemson WR

  • With Tee Higgins gone, Lawrence could force feed the upcoming junior in 2020. Ross should return to the bonkers mode that he flashed in the 2019 CFP title vs Alabama (see one-handed grab).

10. JAX: Patrick Surtain II, Alabama CB

  • This would have been the Rams pick before the Jalen Ramsey trade. While the Rams are going to struggle in 2020, the Jags could pick up some steam here.

11. MIA: Sam Cosmi, Texas OT

  • Another pick that belongs to another team (Texans, Tunsil trade). The Dolphins are going to want to protect Tua sooner than later. A ton of solid lineman to choose from, it feels odd not including a Hawkeye here.

12. DEN: Jalen Mayfield, Michigan OT

13. LAC: Travis Etienne, Clemson RB

  • I have had a man crush on this kid for about four years now. He is already the greatest Tiger back that has ever lived. Many thought he was a first rounder this year. Number nine brings occasional flashbacks to Reggie Bush with cutback and big-play ability. His 53-yard house call against the Buckeyes in the CFP semi was simply incredible. He can make an opposing defense look lost on any given play.

14. ATL: Marvin Wilson, Florida State DT

15. PHI: Alex Leatherwood, Alabama OL

16. CHI: Rashod Bateman, Minnesota WR

  • Arguably the greatest Gophers skill player I’ve ever seen by a landslide. He glides like an NFL top target and has the ability to make dudes miss in the open field. As a sophomore, he single-handedly carried them to a victory over Penn State (and two picks by my guy Winfield Jr.). Plus, do you remember the last WR the Bears took in the first round? Sorry, too soon? They need a stud wideout from a premier conference that could absolutely become a legend at the next level. This guy is nasty!

17. NE: Jamie Newman, Georgia QB

  • Hello, Newman! Ask a few of my co-hosts and they will tell you I have been on this cat more than one man should be. I need help and only more Newman deep dimes will do.

18. MIN: Shaun Wade, Ohio State CB

  • Is there any doubt who really has been #DBU lately? The Buckeyes have had stars in the defensive backfield for years and nothing is changing now.

19. CLE: Seth Williams Auburn WR

  • His dazzling performance against Alabama in the Iron Bowl and versus Georgia was legit. Those were games they needed to thread the needle and Williams made freshman Bo Nix. Look for more of the same this fall.

20. AZ: Paulson Adebo, Stanford CB

21. TEN: Kyle Pitts, Florida TE

22. SEA: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State WR

23. GB: Tamorrion Terry, Florida State WR

  • Scary Terry should finally give the Packers what they have been craving for since 2002! The last time they took a wideout in the first round. Believe it or not it was a former Nole, Javon Walker. Terry can take the top off the defense and make short throws into major gains. He can simply do it all if he stays focused in Mike Norvell’s high-octane offense.

24. BUF: Dylan Moses, Alabama LB

25. PITT: Trey Smith, Tennessee OL

26. IND: Xavier Thomas, Clemson DE

27. DAL: Richard LeCounte, Georgia S

28. TB: Najee Harris, Alabama RB

  • This bruising back simply punishes the opposition and reminds me a ton of a more physical Matt Forte. He may not have the longest career but for about a decade, (which is just fine for a RB) he should be an all-purpose machine.

29. SF: Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State S

30. BAL: Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma C

31. KC: Rondale Moore, Purdue WR

  • The Chiefs look like they may need another weapon at the disposal for Patrick Mahomes. Sammy Watkins may not be playing forever and Tyreek Hill needs some help. Yes, Travis Kelce is arguably the best TE out there, but the Chiefs are looking to make a statement this decade.

32. NO: Brock Purdy, Iowa State QB

  • Perhaps we will see Drew Brees put some postseason demons behind him and end his career by riding off in the sunset. Purdy could challenge for QB3 status, but he still slips into my first round nonetheless.


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