2021 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles roll dice on QB in Round 1, Dolphins target receiver at No. 3

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

There’s not a lot to say at this point. Lawrence aced the 2020 season, his pro day, and now he’s recovering from shoulder surgery before eventually becoming the first-overall pick on April 29.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

2nd

We’ve gone back and forth here — either Zach Wilson or Penei Sewell — but we’ll reiterate what we’ve been saying for weeks: This all comes down to what the Jets think of Sam Darnold. Wilson is coming off a spectacular 2020 season, but New York could also trade down to stockpile picks and players as part of a rebuild that includes Darnold.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

This is high for a wide receiver, but Chase is a special talent. And the Dolphins desperately need to get better at the position as Tua Tagovailoa enters Year 2 as the starter.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Trever Lawrence is the clear-cut No. 1 QB, but after that there are any number of combinations that could see quarterbacks 2-5 come off the board. The Falcons will almost certainly roll with Matt Ryan in 2020, but that won’t preclude them from taking a player like Fields, who would probably be best served by spending a year on the bench.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Bengals would love for Sewell to fall to them here and there’s a decent chance it happens as teams jockey for QBs at the top of the board.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

5th

Who knows what the Eagles will do with the No. 6 pick, but it’s hard to imagine they no-showed in that Week 17 game just to take a wideout or offensive lineman. And with Carson Wentz now in Indy, there has to be a Plan B behind Jalen Hurts, who is reunited with his former Alabama teammate, Mac Jones.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are all headed for free agency, and while the Lions will likely try to keep Golladay, who was injured for much of the 2020 season, adding a home-run threat like Waddle would certainly brighten Jared Goff’s spirits.

Trey Lance

QB

NFL Draft

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

4th

Lance could end up being the best QB in this class based on athleticism, arm strength and smarts, it’s just that he hasn’t played a lot of football and when he did it was for FCS North Dakota State. Still, it’s hard to imagine he falls out of the first half of Round 1 and the Panthers could be a good fit because Teddy Bridgewater could return in 2021 with designs of Lance taking over in ’22.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

Bryce Callahan was a bright spot in the secondary in 2020 but he, along with four other CBs, will have his contract expire next spring. Farley, who opted out for 2020, is our CB1.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Cowboys could choose to go cornerback or edge rusher here, but we have them upgrading their offensive line with Slater, who was dominant at left tackle but can also play guard or center.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Giants have needs along the offensive line, but the defense could use some upgrades too. Micah Parsons opted out of the 2020 season but he’s the No. 1 LB in this class.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Imagine Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle and DeVonta Smith on the field together with Kyle Shanahan dialing up the plays. You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a reason why Jimmy Garoppolo wouldn’t put up huge numbers.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Pitts could end up being the best pass catcher in this draft. And if so, why not give Justin Herbert another weapon, especially since Hunter Henry is set for free agency later this month?

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Vikings have needs along the interior defensive line and offensive line, but it would be hard to pass up a pass rusher like Paye, who is only scratching the surface on his ability.

Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

1st

Rousseau opted out in 2020 but registered 15.5 sacks in 2019. He’s still relatively new to the position and will only get better, but it’s important to remember that he’s not close to a finished product.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Patrick Peterson and Dre Kirkpatrick will be free agents in a few weeks and Surtain, who has been Alabama’s best cornerback the last two seasons, would be a good fit in Arizona in 2021.

Notre Dame

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

4th

Owusu-Koramoah is a tweener, which is why some NFL teams view him as a safety and not a linebacker. Above all else, he’s an athlete and that’s exactly what this Raiders defense needs at all levels.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

5th

After beginning his career at guard, Vera-Tucker kicked out to left tackle for the 2020 season and was dominant at times. The versatility and consistency makes him an attractive option here for the Dolphins as they continue to rebuild their offensive line.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

81st

POSITION RNK

10th

Five quarterbacks are off the board, as are the three top offensive linemen, so instead, the Football Team gets a playmaker in Toney, who was special during the ’20 season for the Gators. In Washington he’ll join Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson, two young stars in the making.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Bears need a quarterback, but with five already off the board they turn to the offensive line. Darrisaw, who had a strong season for the Hokies, is an athletic offensive lineman who may eventually move inside to guard.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

44th

POSITION RNK

4th

Horn is one of the most physical CBs in this draft class and would give the Colts depth in the secondary should Xavier Rhodes leave in free agency.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 253 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

80th

POSITION RNK

8th

Oweh is a freakish athlete just scratching the surface on his potential, which fits exactly what the Titans need after managing just 19 sacks during the regular season.

Purdue

• Soph

• 5’9″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

4th

Moore has only played seven games that last two seasons and that’s the biggest concern about how his skills might translate to the NFL. That said, he was damn near unstoppable when he was on the field for Purdue and his blend of speed, power and contact balance makes him a special player.

Wake Forest

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 285 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

56th

POSITION RNK

6th

Basham is a physical freak who reinforced the notion during Senior Bowl week. Consistency will be the key to his success, but he has all the physical tools to dominate.

Alabama

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Barmore was our DT1 coming into the season, took a while to get going, and then saved his best football for the final month of the season. He was absolutely dominant in ‘Bama’s run to the championship.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

39th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Browns have some young, promising players on defense but they’ve struggled to stay healthy. Moehrig is the best safety in the class who can play deep centerfield and in the slot if needed.

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

40th

POSITION RNK

4th

Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Judon will be free agents in a few weeks and even if one (or both) returns, the Ravens need to get better off the edge. Phillips began his career at UCLA and overcome injuries and retirement to have a dominant 2020 campaign.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’2″

/ 185 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

54th

POSITION RNK

7th

The Saints have four CBs on the roster headed for free agency and even though Marshon Lattimore, Janoris Jenkins and Patrick Robinson are still on multi-year deals, you can never have enough big-play corners. Campbell is long, physical and is only going to get better with experience.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 293 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Packers have Kenny Clark but they could use some depth in middle of the defense; Onwuzurike opted out in ’20 but didn’t show any rust at the Senior Bowl, and his blend of speed and strength make him an attractive late-first-round option for teams looking to bolster their D-lines.

Tulsa

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Collins had four sacks, four interceptions (including two pick-sixes) and two forced fumbles during a breakout ’20 season. At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, he looks more like a defensive end but moves with the fluidity of the modern day inside linebackers that have become so prevalent around the league.

Georgia

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

58th

POSITION RNK

7th

The Chiefs need to upgrade their pass rush and Ojulari, who can get after the quarterback all day long, is also stout against the run.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 262 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

65th

POSITION RNK

7th

Tryon, like teammate Levi Onwuzurike, opted out in 2020, but at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, he looks the part. Had he played this season, he likely would have improved his draft stock and may have gone earlier in Round 1.

Published: 2021-03-02 22:09:56

Tags: #NFL #Mock #Draft #Eagles #roll #dice #Dolphins #target #receiver

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