NFL Mock Drafts 2021: Examine Mel Kiper, Daniel Jeremiah, Todd McShay & different specialists

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Is there a draft in right here?

That is 2021. In fact there’s. Actually, there’s a draft in all places.

Everybody has an NFL mock draft now. Simply ask your subsequent Uber driver or Goal cashier if they have a mock draft. They completely do, and do not be shocked once they let you know that once they’re bagging up your bathroom paper and oat milk.

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See, everybody’s received a mock draft. However, honestly, there are individuals — specialists, if you’ll — who know somewhat bit extra in regards to the NFL draft, the ins and outs, wants of groups and information of prospects than your common barstool GM. 

This 12 months, there are a variety of intriguing storylines heading into the primary spherical: What number of QBs will go within the first spherical? What number of within the prime 10? What number of Alabama gamers can be chosen?

Here is what among the specialists are saying about this 12 months’s first spherical:

Vinnie Iyer’s mock draft (Sporting Information)

Iyer’s newest mock draft was launched on April 5.

Choose No. Workforce Participant Place Faculty
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 San Francisco 49ers (by way of MIA from HOU) Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
4 Atlanta Falcons Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU
5 Cincinnati Bengals Penei Sewell OT Oregon
6 Miami Dolphins (from PHI) DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
7 Detroit Lions Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
8 Carolina Panthers Justin Fields QB Ohio State
9 Denver Broncos Mac Jones QB Alabama
10 Dallas Cowboys Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
11 New York Giants Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern
12 Philadelphia Eagles (by way of MIA from 49ers) Kyle Pitts TE Florida
13 Los Angeles Chargers Alijah Vera-Tucker OL USC
14 Minnesota Vikings Micah Parsons LB Penn State
15 New England Patriots Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
16 Arizona Cardinals Gregory Rousseau EDGE Miami
17 Las Vegas Raiders Christian Barmore DT Alabama
18 Miami Dolphins Azeez Ojulari OLB Georgia
19 Washington Soccer Workforce Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
20 Chicago Bears Kadarius Toney WR Florida
21 Indianapolis Colts Sam Cosmi OT Texas
22 Tennessee Titans Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Kwity Paye EDGE Michigan
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
25 Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame
26 Cleveland Browns Nick Bolton OLB Missouri
27 Baltimore Ravens Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State
28 New Orleans Saints Jaelan Phillips EDGE Miami
29 Inexperienced Bay Packers Zaven Collins LB Tulsa
30 Buffalo Payments Greg Newsome CB Northwestern
31 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Jalen Mayfield OT Michigan
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Levi Onwuzurike DT Washington

Noteworthy:

— Iyer has ‘Bama DT Christian Barmore going mid-first to the Raiders at No. 17. Barmore appears to be a puzzling prospect, with some slotting him into the late first to second. 

— Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley, not Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II, is the primary cornerback off the board at No. 10 to the Cowboys. 

— Gregory Rousseau, not ‘Canes teammate Jaelan Phillips, is the primary EDGE participant off the board, going to Arizona at 16. 

Mel Kiper’s mock draft (ESPN)

Mel Kiper’s newest mock draft was launched on March 23, properly earlier than the 49ers and Eagles trades which have upended the highest of the draft.

Choose No. Workforce Participant Place Faculty
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 Carolina Panthers (mock commerce) Justin Fields QB Ohio State
4 Atlanta Falcons Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
5 Cincinnati Bengals Kyle Pitts TE Florida
6 Philadelphia Eagles Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU
7 Detroit Lions DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
8 Miami Dolphins (by way of Carolina from Houston) Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
9 Minnesota Vikings (mock commerce) Penei Sewell OT Oregon
10 Dallas Cowboys Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
11 New York Giants Kwity Paye DE Michigan
12 San Francisco 49ers Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
13 Los Angeles Chargers Rashawn Slater OL Northwestern
14 Denver Broncos (mock commerce) Micah Parson LB Penn State
15 New England Patriots Mac Jones QB Alabama
16 Arizona Cardinals Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
17 Las Vegas Raiders Jamin Davis LB Kentucky
18 Miami Dolphins Jaelan Phillips DE Miami
19 Washington Soccer Workforce Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
20 Chicago Bears Alijah Vera-Tucker OL USC
21 Indianapolis Colts Gregory Rousseau DE Miami
22 Tennessee Titans Kadarius Toney WR Florida
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers OT Oklahoma State
25 Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) Trevon Moehrig S TCu
26 Cleveland Browns Zaven Collins OLB Tulsa
27 Baltimore Ravens Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU
28 New Orleans Saints Tutu Atwell WR Louisville
29 Inexperienced Bay Packers Greg Newsome II CB Northwestern
30 Buffalo Payments Najee Harris RB Alabama
31 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Liam Eichenberg OT Notre Dame
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Christian Barmore DT  Alabama

Noteworthy:

— Kiper had the Jets taking a QB earlier than the Sam Darnold commerce. Zach Wilson appears to be the consensus No. 2 choose off the board now. While you’ve received Kiper, you’ve got received America.

— The Lions might go any variety of instructions, however Kiper has Detroit deciding on vast receiver DeVonta Smith with the No. 7 choose, giving quarterback Jared Goff a No. 1 goal this upcoming season. Detroit let wideouts Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones stroll in free company.

— Liam Eichenberg is a little bit of a shock going this excessive (No. 31 to the Chiefs), however Kansas Metropolis actually wants the offensive line assist.

Todd McShay’s mock draft (ESPN)

McShay’s newest mock draft was launched on April 1, however was up to date to incorporate the Sam Darnold commerce and what it might imply for the remainder of the NFL draft.

Choose No. Workforce Participant Place Faculty
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 San Francisco 49ers (by way of MIA from HOU) Mac Jones QB Alabama
4 Atlanta Falcons Kyle Pitts TE Florida
5 Cincinnati Bengals Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU
6 Miami Dolphins (from PHI) DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
7 Detroit Lions Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
8 Carolina Panthers Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
9 Denver Broncos Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
10 Dallas Cowboys Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
11 New England Patriots (mock commerce) Justin Fields QB Ohio State
12 Philadelphia Eagles (by way of MIA from 49ers) Micah Parsons ILB Penn State
13 Los Angeles Chargers Penei Sewell OT Oregon
14 Minnesota Vikings Rashawn Slater OL Northwestern
15 New England Patriots Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah ILB Notre Dame
16 Miami Dolphins (mock commerce) Alijah Vera-Tucker G USC
17 Las Vegas Raiders Trevon Moehrig S TCu
18 Arizona Cardinals (mock commerce) Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
19 Washington Soccer Workforce Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
20 Chicago Bears Kadarius Toney WR Florida
21 Indianapolis Colts Kwity Paye DE Michigan
22 Tennessee Titans Greg Newsome II CB Northwestern
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Travis Etienne RB Clemsons
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Najee Harris RB Alabama
25 Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
26 Cleveland Browns Gregory Rousseau DE Miami
27 Baltimore Ravens Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU
28 New Orleans Saints Elijah Moore WR Mississippi
29 Inexperienced Bay Packers Jamin Davis ILB Kentucky
30 Buffalo Payments Jaelan Phillips DE Miami
31 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Azeez Ojulari OLB Georgia
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Zaven Collins OLB Tulsa

Noteworthy:

— John Elway and Denver lastly have a long-term answer on the QB place, as McShay has Trey Lance going to the Broncos at No. 9. Elway has been trying to find the subsequent nice QB after Peyton Manning for years. 

— Najee Harris — who just lately instructed McShay “kiss my ass” — finally ends up with the Steelerd at No. 24, assuaging stress on the Steelers offense, which suffered on the bottom final 12 months.

— Everybody’s worst nightmare confirmed: Invoice Belichick will get his palms on a future franchise quarterback, with the Patriots buying and selling as much as 11 to seize a falling Justin Fields. 

Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft (NFL Community)

DJ’s newest mock draft was launched on April 6. 

Choose No. Workforce Participant Place Faculty
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemsons
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 San Francisco 49ers (by way of MIA from HOU) Mac Jones QB Alabama
4 Atlanta Falcons Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
5 Cincinnati Bengals Kyle Pitts TE Bengals
6 Miami Dolphins (from PHI) Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU
7 Detroit Lions Justin Fields QB Ohio State
8 Carolina Panthers Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern
9 Denver Broncos Penei Sewell OT Oregon
10 Dallas Cowboys Kwity Paye EDGE Michigan
11 New York Giants DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
12 Philadelphia Eagles (by way of MIA from 49ers) Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
13 Los Angeles Chargers Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
14 Minnesota Vikings Jaelan Phillips EDGE Miami
15 New England Patriots Micah Parsons LB Penn State
16 Arizona Cardinals Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
17 Las Vegas Raiders Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame
18 Miami Dolphins Gregory Rousseau EDGE Miami
19 Washington Soccer Workforce Alijah Vera-Tucker OL USC
20 Chicago Bears Greg Newsome II CB Northwestern
21 Indianapolis Colts Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
22 Tennessee Titans Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Azeez Ojulari EDGE Georgia
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
25 Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) Trevon Moehrig S TCU
26 Cleveland Browns Jamin Davis LB Kentucky
27 Baltimore Ravens Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State
28 New Orleans Saints Asante Samuel CB Florida State
29 Inexperienced Bay Packers Landon Dickerson C Alabama
30 Buffalo Payments Joe Tryon EDGE Washington
31 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Kelvin Joseph CB Kentucky
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Elijah Moore WR Mississippi

Noteworthy:

— Jared who? Jeremiah has the Lions deciding on Ohio State passer with the No. 7 total choose. Detroit, in fact, traded Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff (and extra) this offseason. The Goff Period within the Motor Metropolis is perhaps over earlier than it even begins.

— After letting All-Professional heart Corey Linsley stroll in free company, the Packers reinforce the offensive line with Landon Dickerson at No. 29. One other 12 months 

— 5 is the magic quantity, as in 5 first-round QBs. Jeremiah takes it a step additional: 5 quarterbacks can be chosen within the prime 10, the primary time that may have occurred in NFL Draft historical past.





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