Welcome to the third of several mock drafts. This 2021 NFL mock draft will include trades. Stay tuned for more mock drafts as prospects rise and fall.
2021 NFL Mock Draft 3.0, Including Trades: Part II
No. 17: Las Vegas Raiders, Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia
Las Vegas secures a high-upside pass rusher similar to Yannick Ngakoue. The Raiders desperately need defensive help, so they address a need with Ojulari.
No. 18: Pittsburgh Steelers, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Linebacker, Notre Dame
The Miami Dolphins send the No.18 pick to Pittsburgh for a package that includes the No.24 pick.
Owusu-Koramoah is a unique player, so Pittsburgh is a great spot for him. Owusu-Koramoah will be a dynamic chess piece for Pittsburgh.
No. 19: Washington Football Team, Mac Jones, Quarterback, Alabama
Washington struck out in the 2021 quarterback sweepstakes, but they add Jones here. It may not be a perfect fit for Jones, but he will be surrounded with talented pass-catchers such as Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson out of the backfield.
No. 20: Philadelphia Eagles, Jaycee Horn, Cornerback, South Carolina
Philadelphia addresses their secondary with the selection of Horn.
No. 21: Indianapolis Colts, Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami
Rousseau is not the most polished pass rusher. However, he will be an upgrade for the Colts.
No. 22: Tennessee Titans, Rondale Moore, Wide Receiver, Purdue
Moore will become the Robin to A.J. Brown‘s Batman.
No. 23: New York Jets, Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
The Jets have a solid defense, but they lack strong perimeter pass rushers. Insert Ossai.
No. 24:Philadelphia Eagles, Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver, Florida
The Miami Dolphins send the No.24 pick to Philadelphia for a package that includes the No.27 pick.
No. 25: Kansas City Chiefs, Samuel Cosmi, Offensive Tackle, Texas
The Jacksonville Jaguars send the No.25 pick to Kansas City for a package that includes the No.31 pick.
Kansas City strengthens the offensive line. They also select the heir to Mitchell Schwartz.
No. 26: Cleveland Browns, Zaven Collins, Linebacker, Tulsa
Cleveland adds the Tulsa linebacker to shore up the defense.
No. 27: Miami Dolphins, Terrace Marshall, Wide Receiver, LSU
This pick was originally owned by the Baltimore Ravens. First, Baltimore sends the No.27 pick to Chicago for a package that includes Allen Robinson. Then, Chicago sends the No.27 pick to Philadelphia for a package that includes the No.6 pick. Finally, Philadelphia sends the No.27 pick to Miami for a package that includes the No.24 pick.
Even with several trades down, Miami lands a talented wide receiver to expand Tua Tagovailoa and the offense.
No. 28: New Orleans Saints, Nick Bolton, Linebacker, Missouri
The Saints once again take the star linebacker out of Missouri.
No. 29: Green Bay Packers, Alex Leatherwood, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
The Green Bay offensive line is in flux, but Leatherwood will add stability.
No. 30: Buffalo Bills, Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
The Bills have few flaws as a team, but one is the pass rush. Roche should help.
No. 31: Jacksonville Jaguars, Pat Freiermuth, Tight End, Penn State
Even with trading down, the Jaguars secure a weapon for Trevor Lawrence. Freiermuth will help both the passing offense and the blocking for the Jaguars.
No. 32: Minnesota Vikings, Christian Barmore, Interior Defensive Line, Alabama
Because Barmore tumbled down the draft board, Minnesota slides up to the end of the first round to secure the talented interior pass rusher.
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