NFL Mock Draft: Top 10 Picks

NFL Mock Draft: Top 10 Picks

Charlie Abt

Tomorrow is the highly anticipated 2021 NFL Draft, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is a near certainty to go number one overall to the Jaguars. He has been the consensus top player in this draft class ever since he burst onto the scene as a freshman.

 

1.Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

This is a slam dunk. Lawrence is regarded as one the best quarterback prospects in recent memory. He has been labeled as a generational talent, and there has never been any doubt that the Jaguars wouldn’t take him first.

 

2.New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

Zach Wilson burst onto the scene this year, leading BYU to one of their better seasons in recent years. Wilson played well enough and showed enough potential to become the number two quarterback in this class.

 

3.San Francisco 49ers: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

I do not think that Mac Jones is the third-best quarterback in this class, but it appears that the 49ers do, and in the end, that’s all that matters. Jones is certainly no scrub and probably a top 15 pick. The 49ers gave up a lot for the number three pick, and now they have to find their quarterback of the future.

 

4.Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Kyle Pitts is going to be a stud at the next level, and he can do everything one would want from a tight end. He could legitimately emerge as a top ten tight end in the NFL as a rookie. The Falcons could consider a quarterback here, or they could trade back.

 

5.Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Sewell was ranked as the second-best prospect in this draft before last season, he sat out due to Covid concerns last year, and it seems that it has had little to no impact on his draft stock. The Bengals need to protect up-and-coming star Joe Burrow, and Sewell would do just that. They might consider Burrow’s college teammate Ja’Marr Chase if Sewell is gone.

 

6.Miami Dolphins: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Like Sewell, Chase sat out last season, and it has not impacted his draft stock, despite fellow wide receiver Devonta Smith winning the Heisman last year, Chase is still considered the best receiver prospect in the draft. The Dolphins get Tua Tugovailoa a key offensive piece that can help improve his game.

 

7.Detroit Lions: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Possibly the best defender in the class, Parsons has the potential to be a linebacker that plays all over the field and has a major impact on the defense. Parsons does have some character concerns from his time at Penn State, and he could certainly fall because of that.]

 

8.Carolina Panthers: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

Fields entered the season as the number two QB, and even though he didn’t have a bad season, he was passed by Zach Wilson and Mac Jones. The Panthers recently traded for Sam Darnold, but he isn’t their QB of the future, and they need to get someone to grow with second-year head coach Matt Rhule.

 

9.Denver Broncos: Trey Lance, QB, NDSU

Lance perhaps has the highest bust potential out of the QBs taken in the top 10, but his ceiling is astronomical. He likely won’t be ready to play this year after having his season canceled last year. The Broncos will need to move on from Drew Lock as he hasn’t shown anything to prove that he is a franchise QB.

 

10.Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

Dallas’ defense last year was one of the worst in the league. Surtain is the top cornerback in this draft class and has the potential to be a lockdown corner. Dallas could also look for offensive line help, or possibly, but unlikely, trade back.