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2021 NFL mock draft: Patriots trade up to No. 4, creating an unprecedented run on quarterbacks – CBS Sports

Projected Team.

/ 220 pounds.

POSITION RNK.

First.

/ 210 pounds.

First.

N.Y. Jets.

Projected Team.

Without Lawrence, Urban Meyer is still doing TV this fall. Hes the most total quarterback possibility of a minimum of the previous 9 years.

Jacksonville.

BYU.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

PROSPECT RNK.

– 6 6″.

– 6 3″.

Clemson

– Jr.

– Jr.

2nd.

POSITION RNK.

2nd.

– 6 4″.

The Jets have actually been fascinated with Wilson for months and the entire league has actually known it. Trading away Sam Darnold recently strengthened this pick, which will specify Joe Douglas tenure as GM.

No other choice has me this contrasted. He is not gifted sufficient to trade away two future firsts to go up to get, and that sort of gamble indicates youre banking on him having the brains of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. However the Niners, as Kyle Shanahan has kept in mind, have little factor to offer a smokescreen considering that all of us understand what picks 1 and 2 will be.

New England.

/ 214 pounds.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

– Soph.

Projected Team.

– Jr.

North Dakota State.

– 6 3″.

Alabama.

/ 226 pounds.

10th.

POSITION RNK.

4th.

/ 240 pounds.

– Jr.

Miami.

Joe Burrow excelled at LSU because of extraordinary skill at ability positions but likewise because he had permanently and a day to throw the ball. This years class is exceptionally deep at receiver, however youre not discovering a blindside protector of anywhere near Sewells worth in the future. Getting Riley Reiff in free firm on a 1 year deal definitely must not prevent Cincinnati from continuing to secure Burrow.

Projected Team.

Cincinnati.

Fourth.

PROSPECT RNK.

First.

Oregon.

– 6 6″.

– Jr.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

POSITION RNK.

– 6 6″.

/ 330 lbs.

Florida.

Trade details: Patriots give up first-rounder (No. 15) and second-rounder (No. 46), plus 2022 first- and third-round picks and a 2023 first-rounder. A huge jump for the most dominant group of the 21st century requires a high cost to pay.

Projected Team.

5th.

POSITION RNK.

1st.

/ 228 lbs.

Chris Grier and Brian Flores worked the draft perfectly to go from No. 3 to 6 and still get a top-flight talent. Pitts is the most flexible tight end prospect weve seen in more than a decade.

Ohio State.

PROSPECT RNK.

Denver.

– Jr.

Projected Team.

– 6 3″.

6th.

POSITION RNK.

3rd.

Carolina.

LSU.

– Jr.

– 6 0″.

PROSPECT RNK.

Trade details: Broncos quit first-rounder (No. 9), third-rounder (No. 71) and sixth-rounder (No. 191). Denver was never ever going into training school without supplying genuine competitors for Drew Lock. New GM George Paton trades up here since hes not entirely sure the Panthers will not take Fields given that they have actually not yet selected up Sam Darnolds fifth-year option (which they appear to be waiting up until after the draft to do for a factor … hmmm).

Projected Team.

/ 208 lbs.

3rd.

POSITION RNK.

1st.

– 5 10″.

Detroit.

– Jr.

/ 182 lbs.

Projected Team.

The urge to reunite Chase with OC Joe Brady is too strong to ignore for Carolina in this mock. Its not a need for Carolina (thats CB, ol and dl) however Matt Rhule has promised theyll take the very best gamer readily available. Panthers eventually could not reject the best pass receiver in the draft, specifically after losing Curtis Samuel and having Robby Anderson in the final year of his deal.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

Alabama.

8th.

POSITION RNK.

2nd.

Dallas.

Alabama.

– Jr.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

Projected Team.

– 6 2″.

I terribly wanted to trade down once again in this mock with new GM Brad Holmes, considering his performance history with the Rams. Ultimately, however, Jared Goff needs someone to toss to besides Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman at wideout.

/ 203 pounds.

15th.

POSITION RNK.

2nd.

Miami (FL).

This fit appears so obvious I practically dont wish to make it. Surtain is the best corner in an athletically talented class, and he has the pedigree to stand out with the star on his helmet in Dan Quinns defense.

/ 266 lbs.

Projected Team.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

– Jr.

– 6 5″.

N.Y. Giants.

21st.

POSITION RNK.

2nd.

– Jr.

Alabama.

Youll hear Giants GM Dave Gettleman is more available to trading back nowadays, but he still hasnt done it and Im uncertain he will. The Giants failed in their pursuit of Leonard Floyd after going nuts everywhere else in complimentary firm, and they lock up the very best edge rusher in this years class.

/ 175 pounds.

Projected Team.

Philadelphia.

PROSPECT RNK.

– 6 1″.

9th.

POSITION RNK.

3rd.

Howie Roseman has actually taken his lumps the past few months, and much of them were necessitated. His decision to trade below No. 6 to 12 seemed curious at the time, but he still gets the third-best receiver in the draft in Smith to choose previous Bama QB Jalen Hurts.

– Jr.

South Carolina.

/ 305 lbs.

Projected Team.

Las Vegas.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

/ 205 lbs.

– Jr.

The Chargers require an offending deal with and Slater is by far the very best choice. Because I could have slotted him a number of areas higher a couple of times, its coincidence hes available in this mock. His tape versus Chase Young from 2019 is as good as it gets.

Northwestern.

– 6 1″.

– 6 3″.

30th.

POSITION RNK.

4th.

Atlanta.

Trade details: Raiders quit first-rounder (No. 17) and third-rounder (No. 79). Perhaps no team is more unpredictable in the draft than the Raiders. Naturally they need a right tackle, but the defense requires more help than anything. Do you believe Jon Gruden is going to turn away from a 6-foot-1, 205-pound cornerback with NFL families ???

/ 244 lbs.

Projected Team.

– 6 3″.

Penn State.

– Jr.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

7th.

Projected Team.

– 6 0″.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

He has the skill to nearly validate remaining at No. 4 and selecting him. In this mock, Parsons slides to the middle of the preliminary and goes to a team needing to fill a defense loaded with holes. Parsons has uncommon speed for coverage and hurrying the passer, 2 things Atlanta actually needs.

Arizona.

First.

Florida.

– Sr.

/ 193 pounds.

POSITION RNK.

24th.

POSITION RNK.

5th.

Minnesota.

No excuses for Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury in 2021. I might easily see the Cards going corner here but Toneys speed and adaptability need to make the Arizona brass drool. Cardinals require a burner, and theyll get it with Toneys sub-4.40 speed.

Virginia Tech.

– Jr.

PROSPECT RNK.

Projected Team.

– 6 5″.

/ 314 pounds.

13th.

Michigan.

Projected Team.

PROSPECT RNK.

Miami.

– Sr.

The Vikings just had one pick in the leading 75 prior to this trade and Rick Spielman needed more. Darrisaw offers great value to Minnesota since he can play protect and deal with, and they need both positions.

Second.

POSITION RNK.

/ 272 lbs.

– 6 4″.

12th.

/ 215 pounds.

Notre Dame.

First.

POSITION RNK.

I know everybody desires to send out a running back to Miami but I simply cant do it. When the Dolphins need EDGE assistance and the twitchy Paye is sitting there ready to be your edge setter, especially not.

Washington.

PROSPECT RNK.

Projected Team.

– 6 1″.

– Jr.

17th.

POSITION RNK.

2nd.

– Jr.

– 6 4″.

WFT looked into the linebacker market in free firm and could not discover anybody at the best price. It was never going to mortgage the future to trade up into the leading 10, so head coach Ron Rivera can sit and take the finest linebacker or security readily available. Naturally, Rivera takes the hybrid linebacker to contribute to that leading 5 defense.

USC.

PROSPECT RNK.

Chicago.

/ 315 pounds.

Projected Team.

19th.

Projected Team.

Complicating matters for the Bears is the likelihood Ryan Pace acts out of desperation in this draft and does something none of us anticipate. If Pace remains here and in fact trusts Andy Dalton is QB1, theres sufficient receiver talent that you can well justify getting Vera-Tucker at No. 20, start him at guard and move him to tackle if/when needed.

– 6 3″.

Fourth.

PROSPECT RNK.

Indianapolis.

Georgia.

/ 240 pounds.

POSITION RNK.

– Soph.

18th.

POSITION RNK.

3rd.

Projected Team.

Colts GM Chris Ballard didnt let Darius Leonards size get in the method of his football assessment, and he wont let it take place here with the 6-foot-2, 249-pound Ojulari. He appeared to improve as the season went along and put together the finest pass-rush season in the entire SEC in 2020. Ideally for the Colts, this breaks a long streak of missing on edge rushes.

Ole Miss.

PROSPECT RNK.

/ 185 pounds.

Tennessee.

– Jr.

– 5 9″.

41st.

POSITION RNK.

8th.

N.Y. Jets.

– Sr.

– 6 6″.

Oklahoma State.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

Projected Team.

/ 320 lbs.

Theres a need at corner that I believe the Titans are trusting Kristian Fulton to step up and into this season. Including even more speed to the receiver position is an attractive option, and they understand Moore well after drafting A.J. Brown out of Oxford just 2 years ago.

23rd.

POSITION RNK.

5th.

Green Bay.

/ 190 pounds.

Northwestern.

Douglas hit a home run last year with Mekhi Becton and saw how well Zach Wilson ran behind a stout BYU line. Jenkins can come in and right away take on George Fant for the right take on position, and he has experience playing guard, too.

– Jr.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

Projected Team.

– 6 1″.

32nd.

POSITION RNK.

Alabama.

– 6 5″.

First.

Trade details: Packers quit first-rounder (No. 29) and third-rounder (No. 92) for No. 24 and fourth-rounder (No. 140). Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has moved in the preliminary in each of the previous 3 years so why not make it four? With the Browns needing a corner at 26, the Packers trade with another storied franchise for the very best CB remaining after a down year from Kevin King.

Projected Team.

/ 310 lbs.

– Soph.

PROSPECT RNK.

Jacksonville.

25th.

POSITION RNK.

3rd.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

– Jr.

– 5 10″.

Cleveland.

Projected Team.

Florida State.

/ 184 pounds.

With 10 choices, including the first among the 2nd round, I can definitely see the Jags trading up a few spots and getting their (2nd) person of the draft. Meyer wishes to establish the line of skirmish, so I can see him adding to the defensive line here where theres worth in the late-first in taking a protective take on like Barmore, who definitely turned it on in the College Football Playoff.

26th.

POSITION RNK.

3rd.

– Jr.

/ 208 lbs.

Projected Team.

His size could require him into the slot, however Samuel was a PBU machine at Florida State with 33 in his profession. The Browns seem stacked at corner, however Troy Hills contract is actually an one-year deal with an out next season, and theyll be taking care of their EDGE requirement with the upcoming finalizing of Jadeveon Clowney.

Baltimore.

– 6 2″.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

TCU.

16th.

/ 207 pounds.

New Orleans.

Ravens GM Eric DeCosta enjoys trading back but … say it with me … take a look at the value here. Its the very best security in the draft available at No. 27. He can play both security positions to contribute to Wink Martindales varied blitz plans, and he tossed up 33 associates on the bench, so you understand he can make the tackles in the box.

– 6 2″.

First.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

POSITION RNK.

Projected Team.

Virginia Tech.

– Jr.

11th.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

– 6 6″.

First.

/ 312 lbs.

– Sr.

POSITION RNK.

Farley was my CB1 in January, however as other corners checked well and Farley went through another back treatment, he dropped to the bottom of the. Thats fantastic news for the Saints, who lost Janoris Jenkins in free company.

Pittsburgh.

Projected Team.

Alabama.

37th.

POSITION RNK.

7th.

PROSPECT RNK.

Projected Team.

/ 205 lbs.

We might name any number of needs for Pittsburgh heading into the draft but lets deal with the apparent one. If thats whats needed, Leatherwood can play guard or deal with however has the physical tools to settle in at take on over the long haul.

– Sr.

Clemson.

– 5 10″.

Buffalo.

38th.

– 6 5″.

First.

Kansas City.

Projected Team.

– Soph.

POSITION RNK.

POSSIBILITY RNK.

Penn State.

/ 253 lbs.

It seems like a corner or edge rush here would be a reach for the Bills although theyre needs. I didnt plan to have a running back enter the very first round, but Buffalo requires a dynamic three-down back who has the speed to be a home-run player and the hands to be Josh Allens security valve.

33rd.

POSITION RNK.

1st.

– Sr.

– 6 6″.

Zero sacks in 171 pass-rush snaps last season terrifies me on Oweh, however its really tough to turn away from his exceptional professional day. You do not wish to get too caught up in the athletic screening but … my goodness. Possibly Steve Spagnuolo can open his potential and unleash him on the AFC West.

Alabama.

Tampa Bay.

/ 325 pounds.

PROSPECT RNK.

Projected Team.

102nd.

POSITION RNK.

18th.

Joe Burrow stood out at LSU due to the fact that of extraordinary talent at skill positions but also because he had forever and a day to throw the ball. Perhaps no group is more unforeseeable in the draft than the Raiders. In this mock, Parsons slides to the middle of the very first round and goes to a group requiring to fill a defense full of holes. He can play both safety positions to include to Wink Martindales diverse blitz plans, and he tossed up 33 associates on the bench, so you know he can make the takes on in the box.

Dickerson has an injury history, no doubt, but he also enabled simply one sack in 800 pass-block snaps the previous 2 years and played all 5 positions in college.

The Bucs might do anything here, including auctioning the choice to whichever group desires the 6th QB in the draft (Davis Mills.) Since they return all their beginners and have no holes, this choice can be everything about depth and all about 2022. Dickerson has an injury history, no doubt, but he also permitted simply one sack in 800 pass-block snaps the previous two years and played all five positions in college.

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