/What teams should do 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets take a QB at No. 2, but its not Zach Wilson – CBS Sports

What teams should do 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets take a QB at No. 2, but its not Zach Wilson – CBS Sports


Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

This is the easiest pick of all, even if some out there wants to try and pick the kid apart. He will make this franchise relevant for the next decade.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 228 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

3rd

I think he has more upside than Zach Wilson or Mac Jones. Wilson is slight of frame, which is a concern. Fields would be my pick if I were the GM.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

He would fit perfectly into the Kyle Shanahan offense with his ability to move and make plays on the run. This won’t happen — but if it did, it would be a good thing for the 49ers.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Adding a playmaker to the offense in Pitts would really make that side of the ball dynamic. With Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Pitts, Matt Ryan would be tough to stop.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 314 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Most would take Penei Sewell in this spot, but I think Darrisaw will be the best tackle in this class. It’s a lot like last year when Tristan Wirfs was the best of the tackle group, but went last among the four taken in the first 13 picks. Darrisaw needs to get stronger in the run game, but this would allow them to move Jonah Williams to right tackle.

Oregon

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 330 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

They could go receiver here, but it’s a deep class. The tackle group isn’t nearly as good. When in doubt, take big people. This could mean Robert Hunt plays guard, which he can do.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

He’s the best of this class, and they have a major need. It would make a ton of sense to grab him here to help Jared Goff. Their receiver room needs a top dog.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 305 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

They have a major need at left tackle and Slater is a guy who can step in and play right away. He does have short arms, but he’s more than capable at left tackle.

Kentucky

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 234 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

40th

POSITION RNK

4th

In this scenario, I have them sticking with Drew Lock for another year. He did throw seven touchdown passes against two picks in his final four games, which makes me intrigued. I like Davis more than Micah Parsons, which is why he would be my pick. Adding a big-time playmaking linebacker to their defense could really make it special.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Get the best cover corner in the draft and don’t look back. Surtain will fill the corner spot for a long time. He is a smooth player who knows what it takes to play the position after years of watching his father.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 175 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

3rd

This would go against the grain when it comes to what Dave Gettleman would do, but they need to get a playmaker outside. With the top three tackles off the board, they decide to go with Smith.

South Carolina

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

4th

Their corner situation is a mess, so they have to get a top corner to go with Darius Slay. They could put Horn with Slay and keep Avonte Maddox inside as the nickel.

Virginia Tech

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

The medical tests are a concern, but they need to get another corner. Plus, he’s got top-10 talent if the medicals check out. With the top three tackles gone, they opt to take a corner to play with Michael Davis and Chris Harris.

North Dakota State

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 226 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

4th

Kirk Cousins has a bloated cap number next year, so why not prepare for life after him? Lance could use a year of seasoning, so it makes sense. This would be a pick for the future.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

5th

If he fell to them, which I really don’t think will happen, they should be thrilled to get him here. This is where many expected him to go a month ago anyway.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 182 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

2nd

They would love to add some more speed to their offense, and Waddle would give them a Tyreek Hill-type of weapon. If he fell here, that Arizona offense will be tough to stop.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 244 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

They tried to fix the linebacker situation last year in free agency, but it didn’t work. Parsons has the speed teams love and they could take him here in this spot at great value.

Miami (FL)

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

Their pass rush needs help, so why not take a local kid to help fix it. He has all the tools, but there were concussion issues in his past. In this scenario, the Dolphins would be taking two big people with their first two picks. Hey, the receiver class is deep.

USC

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

They need an upgrade at left tackle and Vera-Tucker did a nice job there last season for the Trojans. He can also play guard, which gives Washington some versatility.

Oklahoma State

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

5th

They need to get help up front at right tackle and Jenkins could step in and be an immediate starter. He plays with a nasty streak. I would also consider Stanford quarterback Davis Mills here.

Michigan

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 272 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

1st

He didn’t put up great pass-rush numbers in college, but he has the tools to do so with some seasoning. He is a rugged player who plays hard all the time.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 240 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

This is a team in desperate need of improving the pass rush. Even after signing Bud Dupree, they need more help. Ojulari might end up as the best edge rusher in this class.

Tulsa

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 260 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Their linebacker group could use an upgrade, and Collins can also rush off the edge, which is a spot some scouts think he’d be best at playing. The Jets could also consider corner here.

Texas

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 309 lbs

Projected Team

Pittsburgh

PROSPECT RNK

58th

POSITION RNK

12th

Their line is a mess. They have to get a left tackle and Cosmi has the tools to be a good, solid starter. They also have right tackle Zach Banner coming off a torn ACL. So offensive line is what it should be, even if running back might be tempting.

Alabama

• Soph

• 6’5″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

1st

They could opt for speed in this spot at receiver, but this is a deep draft in that area. So why not take the best defensive down player in the class? He just needs to be more consistent.

Miami (FL)

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

59th

POSITION RNK

8th

They signed Takk McKinley and Jadeveon Clowney to one-year deals, but they aren’t in the long-term plans. Rousseau could be a rotational guy in 2021 who would give them a nice player for the future at a key spot to go with Myles Garrett.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 208 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

1st

Their safeties are solid, but they need a ball hawk back there. Eric DeCosta loves to draft good players, regardless of position, and Moehrig is the best safety in this class.

Northwestern

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

6th

They need a corner who can step in and help right away. Newsome is a player NFL scouts really have talked up to me. In a division with Tom Brady, you have to be good on the corner.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 307 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

52nd

POSITION RNK

10th

By drafting a player to replace Corey Linsley, they can maintain a good offensive line. Humphrey would be a perfect fit in their scheme with his ability to move.

Florida State

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 184 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

3rd

They have to get a corner to go with Tre’Davious White and I am a big fan of Samuel’s game. He plays the game a lot like his father, Asante Samuel Sr., did when he was in the league.

Florida

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

5th

They could be tempted to go edge here, but I didn’t like the guys left on the board. So I went with a speed receiver to help the passing game and Lamar Jackson.

Stanford

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 214 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

62nd

POSITION RNK

6th

They have to get their quarterback of the future at some point. With most of the Super Bowl-winning team back, why not grab a quarterback I really like as a prospect to play when Tom Brady does finally walk away?

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