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NFL first-round mock draft: 4 QBs within the prime 10


The NFL Draft is simply two months away. As groups begin to develop their draft boards, here is our newest 2021 NFL mock draft, as of March 1, 2021.

 

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Lawrence may already be getting fitted for his new uniform by the Jaguars. The Clemson star might be one of the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, with each bodily high quality scouts like and the observe file to again up the pure expertise. He will even get time to develop underneath new Jags head coach City Meyer, and the group has the cap room so as to add weapons for him this offseason. Lawrence completed 2020 finishing greater than 69% of his passes for 3,153 yards and 24 touchdowns in 10 video games, and he additionally contributed eight dashing scores.

 

New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

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The Jets have not closed the door on conserving former first-round decide Sam Darnold, however a brand new begin for each group and participant may be for one of the best. New York may definitely discover worth in buying and selling the No. 2 decide to a different group that desires Wilson. Wilson is a possible alternative, coming off an excellent season through which he accomplished 73.5% of his passes for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns. He additionally exhibits above-average mobility. 

 

Miami Dolphins (via Texans): Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

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The Dolphins have a viable No. 1 wideout in DeVante Parker, they’d do effectively so as to add extra weapons for Tua Tagovailoa. Chase opted out of the 2020 season, however he was an unimaginable prospect earlier than then. Chase had a tremendous 84 catches for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2019 reverse Vikings star Justin Jefferson.

 

Atlanta Falcons: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

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Matt Ryan will flip 36 in Could, so it is solely pure that the Falcons would look towards discovering a long-term alternative. Lance is a superb prospect however may use some growth time, coming from FCS energy North Dakota State.

 

Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

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Sewell is among the greatest offensive line prospects in years, and Cincinnati’s want for offensive line assist could not be better. He’d be an ideal blindside protector for Joe Burrow, shifting former first-round decide Jonah Williams to the fitting aspect.

 

Philadelphia Eagles: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

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Philadelphia spent a primary rounder on Jalen Reagor final 12 months, however they desperately want so as to add one other viable wideout. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Smith, has considerably helped his inventory up to now season. Smith had an insane 117 catches for 1,856 yards and 24 complete touchdowns in 2020.

 

Detroit Lions: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

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Waddle missed a lot of 2020 with an ankle harm, however was capable of return for the Nationwide Championship. If wholesome, he has potential to be the steal of the draft, and Detroit may have a necessity with their prime three wideouts now unrestricted free brokers.

 

Carolina Panthers: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

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Carolina has been seeking their long-term quarterback, apparently not satisfied by Teddy Bridgewater. The versatile Fields was extremely productive during the last two seasons, ending final 12 months with 22 landing passes and 5 dashing scores over eight video games.

 

Denver Broncos: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

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Denver launched A.J. Bouye after one season, in order that they have a serious want at cornerback. Farley opted out of the 2020 season as a possible first-round decide who had 4 interceptions in his ultimate faculty season.

 

Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

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Dallas struggled within the secondary final season after permitting star nook Byron Jones to stroll in free company, and will definitely use a brand new No. 1 cornerback. Surtain is an elite prospect, with the pedigree besides after his father’s 11-year NFL profession that included three Professional Bowls.

 

New York Giants: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)

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The Giants go rush improved final season, however they might nonetheless use extra expertise up entrance. Rousseau opted out of 2020 however had 15.5 sacks in 2019 for the Hurricanes.

 

San Francisco 49ers: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

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With Trent Williams’ pending free company, left deal with is a serious concern for San Francisco. Slater had an impressive profession at deal with for the Wildcats however may additionally kick inside to protect, if wanted.

 

Los Angeles Chargers: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

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The Chargers may see long-time tight finish Hunter Henry depart in free company, making the place a necessity once more. Damage points restricted Pitts to eight video games in 2020, however he nonetheless had 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns.

 

Minnesota Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC

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Guard was an enormous challenge for the Vikings all through 2020, and it needs to be a precedence this offseason. Vera-Tucker may assist at both guard or deal with.

 

New England Patriots: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

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The Patriots have had way more draft success on the defensive aspect of the ball, and have a necessity at linebacker. Parsons opted out of 2020 after recording 109 tackles and 5 sacks for the Nittany Lions in 2019.

 

Arizona Cardinals: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

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The Cardinals may transfer on from free agent Patrick Peterson, opening up a necessity at cornerback. Horn, the son of former Saints wideout Joe Horn, opted out of the 2020 season after placing sufficient on tape to garner early first-round consideration.

 

Las Vegas Raiders: Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan

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It is too quickly to surrender on 2019 first-round decide Clelin Ferrell, however that should not cease the Raiders from including one other younger go rusher. Paye ought to assist the Raiders instantly, with 8.5 sacks in 16 video games during the last two years.

 

Miami Dolphins: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ILB, Notre Dame

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Miami’s defensive expertise has improved quickly, however they might nonetheless use some assist on the second stage. Owusu-Koramoah was a serious playmaker for the second straight season at Notre Dame, with 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 12 video games.

 

Washington Football Team: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

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Washington has to handle quarterback for the long run, and it is also doable they transfer on from Alex Smith instantly. Jones did so much to assist his inventory in 2020 and the Senior Bowl, and his nice accuracy (77.4% in 2020) may make the transition simpler.

 

Chicago Bears: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

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The Bears have some huge selections to make on offense with Mitchell Trubisky and Allen Robinson. Toney’s addition would handle a type of areas, as the previous Florida State had a breakout 12 months with 984 yards receiving in 11 video games. His pace and flexibility may give Matt Nagy a dynamic participant, like he had in KC with Tyreek Hill.

 

Indianapolis Colts: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

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With the retirement of long-time left deal with Anthony Castonzo, the Colts are seeking a protector for Carson Wentz’s blindside. Darrisaw developed into a powerful first-round prospect in 2020.

 

Tennessee Titans: Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami (FL)

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The go rush remained a difficulty for the Titans in 2020, with offseason acquisitions Vic Beasley and Jadeveon Clowney doing little or no to assist. Phillips is a switch from UCLA who had a breakout 2020 season with eight sacks in 10 video games.

 

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23. New York Jets (by way of Seahawks): Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

New York Jets (via Seahawks): Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

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The Jets signing of Le’Veon Bell did not go as deliberate, they usually’re once more available in the market for a working again. Harris has a really excessive ceiling, ending final season with 1,891 yards from scrimmage and 30 touchdowns.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

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Pittsburgh may lose left deal with Alejandro Villanueva in free company, and do not have the cap house to offer one other veteran big cash. Mayfield is a less expensive different who may instantly step in.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

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The Jags have spent vital draft capital on the line of defense just lately, however it’s nonetheless not the place they’d prefer it to be. Barmore has an opportunity to be a dominant inside participant, and recorded eight sacks in 11 video games in 2020.

 

Cleveland Browns: Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State

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Myles Garrett is among the prime go rushers within the NFL, however discovering consistency on the other aspect stays a difficulty for Cleveland. Oweh had 38 tackles, together with 6.5 tackles for loss, in seven video games throughout 2020.

 

Baltimore Ravens: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

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Baltimore launched Earl Thomas simply earlier than final season began, and security was a difficulty for them for a lot of the 2020 season. Moehrig might be a long-term alternative, displaying nice productiveness for the Horned Frogs during the last two seasons with 109 tackles and 6 interceptions.

 

New Orleans Saints: Azeez Ojulari, DE, Georgia

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The prospect of dropping Trey Hendrickson is dire for the Saints go rush, however there are alternatives within the draft. Ojulari is a fast edge go rusher who had a terrific 2020, recording 9.5 sacks in 10 video games.

 

Green Bay Packers: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

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Inside linebacker is a serious want for the Packers this offseason. Collins was a breakout playmaker for Tulsa at linebacker in 2020 with 54 tackles and 4 interceptions in eight video games.

 

Buffalo Bills: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

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The Payments may look to exchange pending free agent proper deal with Daryl Williams with a teen within the draft like Jenkins. Jenkins has emerged as a first-round prospect after a powerful profession at Oklahoma State.

 

Kansas City Chiefs: Joe Tryon, DE, Washington

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Frank Clark had a down 12 months for the Chiefs in 2020, and defensive ends Tanoh Kpassagnon and Alex Okafor are free brokers. Tryon has the scale KC covets at defensive finish and recorded eight sacks in 2019 earlier than opting out of the 2020 season.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

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The Bucs may lose Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, and Rob Gronkowski this offseason, making the addition of one other receiver a doable precedence. Marshall completed 2020 with 48 catches for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in solely seven video games.