By Intern John
1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence | Clemson, QB
No description needed here. After defeating the Tide as a freshman in the National Championship, he was destined for the #1 slot.
2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson | BYU, QB
DraftID has been high on the Mormon Machiavellian since September of 2020 (before it was cool). Will he be able to bring the Jets back to the glory days of Rex Ryan and butt fumble Sanchez?
3. San Francisco 49ers – Mac Jones | Alabama, QB
The Niners trade up to get “their guy”. Although Mac might not be as physically gifted as the other prospects in his draft class, The Joker has one of the highest floors due to his ability to process and analyze opposing defenses.
4. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts | Florida, TE
Atlanta does not pass up on this freak of a pass catcher. Although Fontenot receives plenty of interest for trade offers after three QBs are selected with the first three picks, the Falcons add another dynamic to their offense in hopes of squeezing out the rest of Matt Ryan’s fading career.
5. Cincinnati Bengals – Penei Sewell | Oregon, OT
If Sewell is still on the board at 5, the Bengals would land one of the best OT prospects in the past decade. The Bengals have found their franchise QB in Burrow, and this pick is critical to prolong his time in Cincinnati.
6. Miami Dolphins – Rashawn Slater | Northwestern, OT
If the Dolphins do not make it a priority to protect “glass bones” Tua, the second year QB will not have a chance to succeed.
7. Detroit Lions – Ja’Marr Chase | LSU, WR
The star receiver falls outside of the top 5 and Detroit finds an immediate replacement for KenNYGolloday. This should help ease the PAIN for Goff as he settles into Detroit…unless they completely ignore the WR position all together.
The Carolina Panthers trade the 8th overall pick to the Chicago Bears for the 20th Overall pick and 2 future 3rds.
8. Chicago Bears – Trey Lance | North Dakota State, QB
Panthers gain extra picks and Bears select their QB of the future. Lance has all the physical tools to excel at the next level and will be able to learn from the Red Rifle.
9. Denver Broncos – Justin Fields | Ohio State, QB
Many considered Lawrence and Fields 1A and 1B heading into the 2020-2021 season. After some inconsistency, and questions about work ethic, Fields falls outside of the top 3, and Denver gets their guy. Drew Lock’s hands continue to shrink as he gets benched midway through the season.
10. Dallas Cowboys – Patrick Surtain II | Alabama, CB
Cowboys could also go Jaycee Horn here, but choose the safer, slightly bigger prospect. It is no secret that Dallas needs help in their secondary, and Surtain II will help provide exactly that.
11. New York Giants – Micah Parsons | Penn State, LB
New York should be salivating at the mouth if Parsons falls outside the top ten. Arguably a top 5 prospect in this class, Parsons will pair nicely with Martinez and strengthen an already top 12 defensive unit. Don’t be too surprised if the G-Men don’t go with DeVonta Smith here instead.
12. Philadelphia Eagles – DeVonta Smith | Alabama, WR
The Eagles go WR in the 1st for the second year in a row and this time hit a home run. Anyone who watched Smith knows that he has that “it” factor. Do not listen to the knocks against his size, just tell the haters to watch the tape! The Heisman Trophy winner will excel at the next level and provide Hurts a nice safety blanket.
13. LA Chargers – Christian Darrisaw | Virginia Tech, OT
Chargers won the 2020 NFL Draft with landing Herbert. In 2021, they will make sure to protect Herbert at all costs! Sometimes the not-so-flashy picks are the ones that win you playoff games.
14. Minnesota Vikings – Alijah Vera-Tucker | USC, IOL
Minnesota gets the best IOL in the draft and continues to build their interior through the draft.
15. New England Patriots – Jaylen Waddle | Alabama, WR
The patriots are in the market for QB, but don’t listen to all the hype about New England trading up. Belichick is the best in the business when selecting QBs on day 2. The Patriots find immediate replacement for Edelman with this swiss army knife out of Tuscaloosa.
16. Arizona Cardinals – Zaven Collins | Tulsa, LB
Arizona gets to add a more traditional LB to pair with the more versatile LB Simmons. Collins will control the second level of the defense and aid the run defense against that run heavy NFC West.
17. LV Raiders – Kwity Paye | Michigan, Edge
The Raiders secure the best and safest edge rusher of the draft. Although this year does not have the strongest class of edge rushers, Paye will be able to strengthen that DL on day one.
18. Miami Dolphins – Elijah Moore | Ole Miss, WR
The Dolphins pass up on Chase and end up grabbing Moore. Moore will be a dynamic pass catcher in the NFL.
19. Washington Football Team – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
Ron Rivera continues to shore up this already top tier defense. Drafting the best available is never a bad idea.
20. Carolina Panthers – Jaycee Horn | South Carolina, CB
Carolina continues to draft defensive players after drafting entirely defense in 2020. The Panthers gain picks and land Horn, not a bad combo at all. Horn and Chinn are two studs that will help revamp the once strong Panthers defense.
21. Indianapolis Colts – Rashod Bateman | Minnesota, WR
The Colts add some weapons to make Wentz’s job a little bit easier. Bateman provides Elite size in the Redzone.
22. Tennessee Titans – Caleb Farley | Virginia Tech, CB
A lot of mocks have the Titans going WR. If the Titans can strengthen their secondary, they will be tough to beat. With Farley, they will be able to replace Adoree with a younger upgrade, who might end up being the best CB in the class when we look back at this class a year from now.
23. New York Jets – Teven Jenkins | Oklahoma State, OT
After selecting the QB of the future with the second overall pick, the draft Jenkins to protect him. I am sensing a common theme here…
24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Travis Etienne | Clemson, RB
The Steelers are the first to take a RB at 24. Etienne get’s the nod as the top RB, as he is the most complete back in his class. He has all the tools to be a day one starter. Don’t be surprised when we talk about Etienne in Rookie of the Year talks.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Greg Newsome II | Northwestern, CB
The Jaguars are the fourth team to take a corner in this year’s draft. Newsome will attempt to fill the void that Ramsey left.
26. Cleveland Browns – Jamin Davis | Kentucky, LB
The Browns pick up one of Draft IDs favorite prospects all the way at 26. Jamin has the prototypical size for a do it all LB. Only knock is Davis only started one year at UK.
27. Baltimore Ravens – Azeez Ojulari | Georgia, Edge
It is no secret the Ravens have some gaps to fill on the Defensive Line. The Georgia star provides Elite size and much needed depth.
28. New Orleans Saints – Nick Bolton | Missouri, LB
Nick Bolton gets to keep his same color scheme, and the Saints get to finally pair a stud LB next to Demario Davis. Sounds like a Win/Win.
29. Green Bay Packers – Kadarius Toney | Florida, WR
Green Bay uses this pick to provide Rodgers more weapons. Mr. Rodgers foregoes Jeopardy to quarterback the Packers a couple more years.
30. Buffalo Bills – Najee Harris | Alabama, RB
Buffalo has needed a competent RB for what seems like forever. Najee is a freak athlete and is an immediate upgrade.
31. Baltimore Ravens – Jayson Oweh | Penn State, Edge
Ravens figure the more DE’s the merrier?! Also look for the Ravens to go WR here, maybe UNC product Dyami Brown?
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Landon Dickerson | Alabama, IOL
Tampa Bay has the weapons, now it is all about making sure Brady has the necessary protection. Dickerson adds depth and versatility to the OL.