1st 10 Picks 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Ethan K.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB Clemson

The number one pick is almost a lock. Lawrence is one of the best college prospects of all time and should not have a problem finding success in the NFL.

  1. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB BYU

Wilson has shown flashes of elite playmaking ability, similar to that of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. With the Jets looking to trade Sam Darnold, Wilson should help the Jets bounce back from a disappointing 2020 campaign.

  1. Miami Dolphins (via trade with Houston): Penei Sewell, OL Oregon

While Miami could definitely use a deep threat playmaker like Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, it would make sense if they signed a cheap, veteran option like Marvin Jones Jr. in free agency. As a result, Sewell is the better choice here to protect Tua Tagovailoa.

  1. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Fields, QB Ohio State

Matt Ryan isn’t getting any younger, so Atlanta could use a QB. Thus, Atlanta take Fields with the fourth overall pick.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Rashawn Slater, OL Northwestern

The Bengals could use some help protecting young quarterback Joe Burrow, and drafting a stud lineman like Slater will help. With the addition of Slater and a rebuilt offensive line, the Bengals will have a high-powered offense in 2021.

  1. Carolina Panthers (via mock trade with Philadelphia): Trey Lance, QB North Dakota State

The Panthers have acquired lots of offensive power over the past few years, but the one thing they have been lacking is a star quarterback. Lance could give them this—and more. Although Lance has dropped in rankings due to him playing in a lower level of college football (FCS), Lance still has tons of potential and could be what the Panthers need to bring them back to a Super Bowl.

  1. Detroit Lions: Ja’Marr Chase, WR LSU

Losing Marvin Jones, Jr. and Kenny Golladay in free agency, the Lions could use another top receiver. Chase has tons of speed and can easily beat defenses, which would make him a great addition to the Lions.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (via mock trade with Carolina): Jalen Waddle, WR Alabama

Being unable to hit on receivers in the draft, take J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Jalen Reagor, for instance, Waddle would be able to give Jalen Hurts a valuable weapon. Although the Eagles could also use a linebacker, a star receiver is what the Eagles need to start contending again.

  1. Denver Broncos: Jeremiah Owosu-Koramoah, LB Notre Dame

While Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons could be a better pick, Parsons has dropped on teams’ draft boards due to off-the-field issues. As a result, the Broncos could take Owosu-Koramoah at number 9. Owosu-Koramoah was a great linebacker at Notre Dame, and could be the next Von Miller in Denver. While this pick may be a reach, the Broncos signed a few cornerbacks in free agency, leaving linebacker as the biggest need.

  1. Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, CB Alabama

After losing Chidobe Awuzie in free agency, Dallas’s weak point grew even weaker. The Cowboys’ top corner remains Trevon Diggs, who is only going into his second year. Building a top, young, cornerback duo would be huge for a struggling defense.