2021 NFL Mock Draft Part 2
1.17 Las Vegas Raiders
Teven Jenkins, OT (Oklahoma State) - The Raiders offensive line will look very different in 2021. After getting rid of 4 of the possible 5 expected starters from 2020, they could use the beef that Jenkins is offering.
1.18 Miami Dolphins
Najee Harris, RB (Alabama) - After getting a good, first-hand look at him while coaching at the Senior Bowl, it would seem like the Dolphins might be willing to use their 2nd, 1st round pick on their running back of the future. Harris had a phenomenal season in 2020 and at 6’2 230lbs, he has the frame to dish out punishment.
1.19 Washington Football Team
Trevon Moehrig, S (TCU) - The front 7 from Washington is one of the best overall units in the league, but the backend of that defense could use some help. Moehrig is a versatile player that can come downhill has a safety or be utilized at times as a slot corner. Either way, this a good investment for Washington.
1.20 Chicago Bears
Jaylen Waddle, WR (Alabama) - Sometimes you just have to take the best player on the board. After a 10+ spot slide for Waddle, he finds a home with the Bears. The Bears could use a more traditional X receiver, but Waddle is a monster athlete and will be a great target for whoever is slinging the rock for Chicago in 2021, even if it is the red rocket, Andy Dalton.
1.21 Indianapolis Colts
Jalen Mayfield, OT (Michigan) - After losing Anthony Castonzo to retirement in the offseason, the Colts are going to invest back into the same position and hope they get similar results. Mayfield is more than likely a right tackle at the next level but there are some that believe he could play left.
1.22 Tennesse Titans
Rashod Bateman, WR (Minnesota) - The Titans may have lost Corey Davis to the NY Jets, but they could be grabbing a better/younger version of him in Rahsod Bateman. Bateman does almost everything well and is a technician with a typical X receiver build.
1.23 New York Jets
Kwity Paye, Edge (Michigan) It’s been said that the two most important things in football are the quarterback and getting to the other team’s quarterback. If that’s true then the Jets are having a great draft getting Wilson and now one of the best pass rushers available.
1.24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Liam Eichenberg, OT (Notre Dame) - The Steelers are another team that could really use some help on their offensive line. I think a running back like Etienne or Williams could be tempting here but ultimately I think they go with trying to rebuild upfront.
1.25 Jacksonville Jaguars
Pat Freirmuth, TE (Penn State) - Lawrence could use as many weapons as possible. Pat Freirmuth is a weapon in the mold of Rob Gronkowski. Very good blocker and incredibly strong hands at the catch point. This is a tad on the high end for this kid, but we believe he is worth it.
1.26 Cleveland Browns
Zaven Collins, LB (Tulsa) - The Browns are pretty set on the offensive side of the football, however, there’s some massive holes on defense and linebacker is the largest of those holes. Zaven is a massive man and has the length and strength to be an impact player at the next level.
1.27 Baltimore Ravens
Jaelan Phillips, Edge (Miami) - Baltimore still has a good defense but they didn’t perform as well as expected down the stretch. Phillips can provide that athletic, lanky, pass rush that the Ravens need on the defensive side of the football.
1.28 New Orleans
Greg Newsome II, CB (Northwestern) - It’s not every season that Northwestern has two first round picks, but here we are. Newsome is a very talented corner and fluid athlete. If the Saints want any real shot to dethrone Tom Brady and the Bucs, they will need extra secondary help.
1.29 Green Bay
Rondale Moore, WR (Purdue) - Moore might not be the tallest receiver, but he more than makes up for it with freakish athletic ability. On the flip side, Green Bay finally gets that wide receiver 2 that they have been searching for over the past several seasons.
1.30 Buffalo Bills
Asante Samuel Jr., CB (Florida State) - Tre’Davious White is one of the best corners in the game. However, they really could use another corner on the other side that could lock up premiere players. Samuel is that guy.
1.31 Kansas City Chiefs
Christian Darrisaw, OT (Virginia Tech) - This is another team that lost some significant offensive linemen in the offseason. Darrisaw is a guy that could easily help them fill one of those voids.
1.32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Christian Barmore, DT (Alabama) - We couldn’t miss a chance to get yet another Crimson Tide player in our mock. The Bucs don’t have many needs with their entire starting lineup returning. That said, they could use some more beef on the defensive line and Barmore brings all the beef a team could want.
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