Pre-Free Agency Mock Draft

2021 Early Mock Draft – Round 1

By: Fernando Jeronimo / Dave Heilman / Keith Sheeran / Andrew Felton


The 1st round results are in / cdn.vox-cdn.com


The 2020 NFL season is now in the rear-view mirror after the Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to the upcoming rookie draft. This year’s class is full of talent, especially at the wide receiver position, so it will be interesting to see where a lot of these guys end up on draft night.


With the help of the Pro Football Network simulator, I put together my round 1 mock draft. Let’s take a look at where I think the big names in this year’s draft will end up.


Round 1

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Team Needs: Quarterback, Offensive Tackle, Cornerback, Tight End


Fernando: Trevor Lawrence - QB

Dave: Trevor Lawrence - QB

Keith: Trevor Lawrence - QB

Andrew: Trevor Lawrence - QB

 

2. New York Jets

Team Needs: Quarterback, Wide Receiver, EDGE, Cornerback


Fernando: Justin Fields - QB

Dave: Zach Wilson - QB

Keith: Justin Fields - QB

Andrew: Justin Fields - QB

 

3. Miami Dolphins

Team Needs: Wide Receiver, Linebacker, Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Ja’Marr Chase - WR

Dave: Ja’Marr Chase - WR

Keith: Ja’Marr Chase - WR

Andrew: Ja’Marr Chase - WR

 

4. Atlanta Falcons

Team Needs: Quarterback, Linebacker, EDGE, Cornerback


Fernando: Zach Wilson - QB

Dave: Justin Fields - QB

Keith: Zach Wilson - QB

Andrew: Najee Harris - QB

 

5. Cincinnati Bengals

Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, EDGE, Cornerback, Tight End


Fernando: Penei Sewell - OT

Dave: Penei Sewell - OT

Keith: Penei Sewell - OT

Andrew: Penei Sewell - OT

 

6. Philadelphia Eagles

Team Needs: Wide Receiver, Cornerback, Linebacker, Quarterback


Fernando: DeVonta Smith - WR

Dave: DeVonta Smith - WR

Keith: DeVonta Smith - WR

Andrew: Devonta Smith - WR

 

7. Detroit Lions

Team Needs: Wide Receiver, Linebacker, Cornerback, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Micah Parsons - LB

Dave: Micah Parsons - LB

Keith: Jaylen Waddle - WR

Andrew: Micah Parsons - LB

 

8. Carolina Panthers

Team Needs: Linebacker, Quarterback, Cornerback, Offensive Tackle


Fernando: Trey Lance - QB

Dave: Trey Lance - QB

Keith: Micah Parsons - LB

Andrew: Zach Wilson - QB

 

9. Denver Broncos

Team Needs: EDGE, Cornerback, Quarterback, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Gregory Rousseau - EDGE

Dave: Patrick Surtain II - CB

Keith: Patrick Surtain II - CB

Andrew: Caleb Farley - CB

 

10. Dallas Cowboys

Team Needs: Cornerback, Linebacker, Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Patrick Surtain II - CB

Dave: Kwity Paye - EDGE

Keith: Christian Barmore - DT

Andrew: Patrick Surtain II - CB

 

11. New York Giants

Team Needs: EDGE, Tight End, Wide Receiver, Cornerback


Fernando: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - LB

Dave: Gregory Rousseau - EDGE

Keith: Kyle Pitts - TE

Andrew: Jaylen Waddle - WR

 

12. San Francisco 49ers

Team Needs: Cornerback, Quarterback, Offensive Tackle, Safety


Fernando: Jaycee Horn - CB

Dave: Caleb Farley - CB

Keith: Trey Lance - QB

Andrew: Trey Lance - QB

 

13. Los Angeles Chargers

Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, EDGE, Tight End, Cornerback


Fernando: Rashawn Slater - OT

Dave: Rashawn Slater - OT

Keith: Christian Darrisaw - OT

Andrew: Rashawn Slater - OT

 

14. Minnesota Vikings

Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle, EDGE, Safety


Fernando: Christian Darrisaw - OT

Dave: Christian Darrisaw - OT

Keith: Kwity Paye - EDGE

Andrew: Jaycee Horn - CB

 

15. New England Patriots

Team Needs: Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Mac Jones - QB

Dave: Kyle Pitts - TE

Keith: Mac Jones - QB

Andrew: Kyle Pitts - TE

 

16. Arizona Cardinals

Team Needs: Cornerback, Running back, Wider Receiver, Tight End


Fernando: Kyle Pitts - TE

Dave: Alijah Vera-Tucker - OT

Keith: Caleb Farley - CB

Andrew: Christian Darrisaw - OT

 

17. Las Vegas Raiders

Team Needs: EDGE, Linebacker, Cornerback, Safety


Fernando: Azeez Ojulari - EDGE

Dave: Jaycee Horn - CB

Keith: Gregory Rousseau - EDGE

Andrew: Alijah Vera-Tucker - OT

 

18. Miami Dolphins

Team Needs: Running back, Linebacker, Offensive Tackle, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Samuel Cosmi - OT

Dave: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - LB

Keith: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - LB

Andrew: Gregory Rousseau - EDGE

 

19. Washington Football Team

Team Needs: Quarterback, Offensive Tackle, Wide Receiver, Cornerback


Fernando: Jaylen Waddle - WR

Dave: Jaylen Waddle - WR

Keith: Rashawn Slater - OT

Andrew: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - LB

 

20. Chicago Bears

Team Needs: Quarterback, Offensive Tackle, Wide Receiver, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Caleb Farley - CB

Dave: Rashod Bateman - WR

Keith: Alijah Vera-Tucker - OT

Andrew: Rashod Bateman - WR

 

21. Indianapolis Colts

Team Needs: Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Cornerback, EDGE


Fernando: Kwity Paye - EDGE

Dave: Azeez Ojulari - EDGE

Keith: Rashod Bateman - WR

Andrew: Samuel Cosmi - OT

 

22. Tennessee Titans

Team Needs: EDGE, Cornerback, Wide Receiver, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Joseph Ossai - EDGE

Dave: Jaelan Phillips - EDGE

Keith: Joseph Ossai - EDGE

Andrew: Jalen Mayfield - OT

 

23. New York Jets

Team Needs: Cornerback, Linebacker, Quarterback, Running Back


Fernando: Zaven Collins - LB

Dave: Najee Harris - RB

Keith: Travis Etienne - RB

Andrew: Kwity Paye - EDGE

 

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, Quarterback, Running Back, Cornerback


Fernando: Jalen Mayfield - OT

Dave: Samuel Cosmi - OT

Keith: Najee Harris - RB

Andrew: Kyle Trask - QB

 

25. Jacksonville Jaguars

Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, Cornerback, Tight End, Safety


Fernando: Christian Barmore - DT

Dave: Christian Barmore - DT

Keith: Samuel Cosmi - OT

Andrew: Christian Barmore - DT

 

26. Cleveland Browns

Team Needs: Cornerback, Defensive Tackle, Safety, EDGE


Fernando: Jayson Oweh - EDGE

Dave: Joseph Ossai - EDGE

Keith: Jaycee Horn - CB

Andrew: Ifeatu Melifonwu - CB

 

27. Baltimore Ravens

Team Needs: Safety, Wide Receiver, Offensive Tackle, EDGE


Fernando: Trevon Moehrig - S

Dave: Jalen Mayfield - OT

Keith: Trevon Moehrig - S

Andrew: Trevon Moehrig - S

 

28. New Orleans Saints

Team Needs: Quarterback, Linebacker, Cornerback, Wide Receiver


Fernando: Greg Newsome II - CB

Dave: Mac Jones - QB

Keith: Zaven Collins - LB

Andrew: Azeez Ojulari - EDGE

 

29. Green Bay Packers

Team Needs: Wide Receiver, Cornerback, Linebacker, Defensive Tackle


Fernando: Rashod Bateman - WR

Dave: Rondale Moore - WR

Keith: Kadarius Toney - WR

Andrew: Nick Bolton - LB

 

30. Buffalo Bills

Team Needs: Defensive Tackle, Cornerback, Linebacker, Offensive Tackle


Fernando: Najee Harris - RB

Dave: Travis Etienne - RB

Keith: Jalen Mayfield - OT

Andrew: Joseph Ossai - Edge

 

31. Kansas City Chiefs

Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, Linebacker, Wide Receiver, EDGE


Fernando: Teven Jenkins - OT

Dave: Teven Jenkins - OT

Keith: Teven Jenkins - OT

Andrew: Tyson Campbell - CB

 

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Team Needs: EDGE, Defensive Tackle, Linebacker, Running Back


Fernando: Alijiah Vera-Tucker - OT

Dave: Zaven Collins - LB

Keith: Jayson Oweh - EDGE

Andrew: Jayson Oweh - EDGE