The 2021 NFL Draft is finally here. To celebrate, here is a full 1st round mock draft that includes trades. Remember, this is what I believe each team WILL do, not what they SHOULD do. Enjoy!-Jay
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence/Quarterback/Clemson
You can expect Jacksonville to milk out the whole ten minutes before they make their pick, but the world knows who it will be. Trevor Lawrence is a lock to be the number one pick, and the Jags hope he’s their franchise quarterback for the next decade. It’ll be up to Urban Meyer and company to build around Lawrence for the foreseeable future.
2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson/Quarterback/BYU
The Jets were always in the market for a quarterback. They solidified that when they traded former third overall pick, Sam Darnold, to the Carolina Panthers. Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh will get their hand-picked passer in Zach Wilson, who they hope will turn out much better than Darnold. Wilson’s talent is through the roof with an insane arm and the mobility to make something out of nothing.
3. San Franciso 49ers: Trey Lance/Quarterback/North Dakota State
It seems like nobody knows what the 49ers will do with the third pick. Ultimately, I think it’ll come down to Mac Jones v. Trey Lance. Kyle Shanahan will decide who his next franchise quarterback is, and both make sense. Jones fits the Matt Ryan mold, but Lance is a different player. Shanahan was very complimentary of Josh Allen, who Lance has been compared to at times. Here, I think San Fran goes with Lance. The arm talent and potential are much greater than Jones’.
4. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts/Tight End/Florida
The Falcons are in a tough spot here at four. They can either take Justin Fields to be the next franchise quarterback or build around Matt Ryan and take Kyle Pitts. My money here is that they take Pitts. The Florida tight end might be the best player in the class and is worthy of the selection. Pitts offers an elite build of size and speed while also being a very refined player. I don’t know who realistically can guard him. It’s hard to go wrong either way here.