/2021 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers land Justin Fields after trade as QBs go 1-2-3-4; Dolphins, Eagles get top WRs – CBS Sports

2021 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers land Justin Fields after trade as QBs go 1-2-3-4; Dolphins, Eagles get top WRs – CBS Sports


Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Will this change? No chance. He’s the clear top pick in this draft. The Jaguars did do some good things in free agency to help him.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

They would be moving on from Sam Darnold with this pick, but if Wilson is what some think he will become, it’s the right move. Wilson has some Aaron Rodgers to his game.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

They could let him sit behind Jimmy Garoppolo for a year and then he would take over. I don’t believe the Mac Jones hype in this spot. Fields would fit in Kyle Shanahan’s scheme.


Trey Lance


QB

North Dakota State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

4th

He is a raw prospect, so he could spend a year or so behind Matt Ryan. His mobility would work in their offense. Lance needs to work on his mechanics.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

By signing veteran Riley Reiff, they can pass on a tackle here and take the best offensive weapon in this class. They could come back and get a tackle later in the draft. Pitts would become a big-time favorite of Joe Burrow.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Dolphins move down, get a player they might have taken at No. 3 and add an extra first-round pick in doing so. That’s killing the draft.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Lions have issues outside in their passing game, even with the additions of a few receivers in free agency. In this mock, they opt for Waddle over DeVonta Smith.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

They have an issue at left tackle and this kid would step in and start right away. They could also make a play to move up and get a quarterback.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

They upgraded in a big way at corner in free agency by landing Kyle Fuller and Ronald Darby, so it’s time up improve the linebacker group. Parsons can be an every-down player. He does have some character questions.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

They have to get help at corner and Surtain impressed last week at his pro day. I think he’s the top corner in this draft. He’s polished.

Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

2nd

They helped their team in some critical spots in free agency, mostly corner and receiver, and now they can address another major problem by taking an edge rusher.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

3rd

They have to get better in the passing game and Smith would help do that. Jalen Hurts looks like he’s their quarterback, so why not get him some help?

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

They upgraded inside on their line in free agency, so landing a potential star left tackle would make sense. Darrisaw might end up as the best in this class.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

They let Riley Reiff go, which means they need a left tackle. Slater has some impressive tape from 2019, but he did opt out last year. He also could play guard if they want to play Ezra Cleveland at tackle.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

5th

They have Cam Newton on a one-year deal, so landing a future starter makes sense. Jones could sit and watch and then take over next season with all the new weapons the Pats signed in free agency having a year under the belt in the offense.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

69th

POSITION RNK

4th

They lost Patrick Peterson in free agency and needed a young corner even if he had stayed. They did sign veteran Malcom Butler and brought back Robert Alford, but Newsome is an impressive player when you watch him on tape.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

5th

They need help at corner and Horn is the type of player who can step in and start right away. He had an impressive pro day workout last week to help his cause.

Tulsa

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

The versatile run-and-chase linebacker would fit perfectly in their scheme. He can also rush the passer from the edge, with some scouts thinking that would be his strength on the next level.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

4th

They still have questions at left tackle. Even if they can settle on a player there, Tucker has also played guard in his career. He could easily move inside.

Oklahoma State

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

5th

Their tackle situation is problematic on the right side, and Jenkins could step in and start right away. He is a nasty player who would fit their offense.

Wake Forest

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 285 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

46th

POSITION RNK

4th

He is a player who scouts seem to like a lot more than the draft analysts. He has the size and speed to be a nice edge player in their defense.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

5th

They lost Corey Davis to free agency, so adding a speedy replacement would make sense, even if they did add Josh Reynolds in free agency. Toney is a dynamic playmaker who would give Ryan Tannehill another threat to go with A.J. Brown.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 247 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

55th

POSITION RNK

1st

Taking Perkins would give the Jets a nice 1-2 pass-rushing combo in Robert Saleh’s defense with Perkins and Carl Lawson, who was signed as a free agent. They could go receiver here as well.

Notre Dame

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 302 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

144th

POSITION RNK

24th

They need to find a left tackle with Alejandro Villanueva a free agent, even if Villanueva does come back. Eichenberg is a good, solid player who can step in and start right away.

Clemson

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

1st

They need speed in the backfield and Etienne is a home-run threat. Why not add him with his quarterback in the same round?

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

2nd

They need to get some edge help for Myles Garrett. They did a nice job upgrading the secondary in free agency, but it won’t matter as much if they don’t get Garrett some help.

Georgia

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Ravens lost two edge players in free agency in Yannick Ngakoue (Raiders) and Matt Judon (Patriots). They have to come out of this draft with some edge help. Ojulari could end up being the best of this edge group.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

1st

The back injury will drop Farley down to this spot, which will allow the Saints to land one of the top physical corners in the draft. The Saints need a young corner to develop in their defense.

Purdue

• Soph

• 5’9″

/ 180 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

4th

Can you imagine Moore in their offense? He would add a dimension in the passing game that would really create issues for a defense. Yes, he is small, but he can fly.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

Their pass rush is in need of an upgrade, so landing Paye here would work. He is raw, but there is a lot of talent to mold into a quality edge player.

Penn State

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 253 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

1st

Oweh needs some work on his technique, but he plays hard and he has a ton of talent. Lost in the poor play of the Chiefs’ offensive line in the Super Bowl was their inability to pressure the quarterback. Oweh would help fix that.

Washington

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 293 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

Yes, they are bringing Ndamukong Suh back on a one-year deal. But they need a player inside for the future. Onwuzurike opted out last year, but he is a power player.

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