2021 NFL Mock Draft: Debut
Round 1 Picks 1-16
The 2021 NFL Draft may have the two best quarterbacks in the NCAA.
Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: August 29, 2019.
Indianapolis Colts: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
- My 2020 NFL Mock Draft is up and it links season previews for all 32 NFL teams. Indianapolis picks first in this preliminary 2021 NFL Mock Draft due to Andrew Luck retiring. I had Indianapolis getting to the AFC Championship prior to Luck's decision to retire.
- After Making way for Manning in 1998 and Sucking for Luck in 2012, Indianapolis Loses for Lawrence after Jim Irsay gets hammered and fails to re-sign Jacoby Brissett for getting the Indianapolis Colts to the AFC Championship Game.
- Instead, Indianapolis decides to save money by signing Eli Manning and it ends up biting Indianapolis in the rear end. Brissett ends up signing with Tampa Bay so Jameis Winston has some competition because Tampa Bay would do something stupid like overpay Brissett if Winston does not carry Tampa Bay to the playoffs.
- Trevor Lawrence was the top recruit in my HS Football Page for 2018 which I archived. I had Lawrence graded higher than the next quarterback that most experts had graded higher than Lawrence. Lawrence is my favorite prospect to enter the NFL since Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck.
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2020 1st Round Pick: Javon Hagan, SS, Ohio
Las Vegas Raiders: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
- Oakland moves on from Derek Carr. Justin Fields out of Ohio State was ranked higher than Lawrence coming out of High School. Fields becomes the new franchise quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders.
2020 1st Round Picks: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri & Trey Smith, LG, Tennessee
Dallas Cowboys: Xavier Thomas, RE, Clemson
- The 6-5 265 lb Xavier Thomas had 10.5 tackles for a loss as a rotational defensive end off the edge. Thomas was my top graded defensive player coming out of High School. With Robert Quinn getting suspended and Dallas having to deal with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott demanding more than the team can afford, Dallas ends up going into a rebuild in 2020 hoping to tank for Lawrence. Instead they get Carr in Free Agency and end up with Xavier Thomas in the draft after Jerry Jones finally moves on from Jason Garrett with a strong offensive line and deadly front 7 ready to help Carr make a comeback.
2020 1st Round Pick: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
Buffalo Bills: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
- Trevor Lawrence has two future number one receivers in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. If Buffalo is picking this high, it means Josh Allen got injured because if Buffalo gets Chase Young and ignores a number one receiver in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft it simply means they wanted to build a good defense around Josh Allen to make his job easier.
- Now that Allen has a premium number one target in Ross, Buffalo now has the pieces on both sides of the ball to push the New England Patriots for this division starting in 2021-2022.
2020 1st Round Pick: Chase Young, LE, Ohio State
Miami Dolphins: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
- Miami should use this pick to get a piece to compliment Tua Tagovailoa. Instead they take the best player on the board and get his Alabama teammate Patrick Surtain II, the son of former Miami Dolphins cornerback Patrick Surtain to pair up with Xavien Howard giving Miami what may be the best cornerback tandem in the AFC East Division once Tom Brady retires.
2020 1st Round Pick: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
- Tampa Bay has to get a true lockdown number one field cornerback. Mason Rudolph had a field day versus this teams secondary in the preseason. Tampa Bay goes with Tyson Campbell at 6 after getting Brissett from the Colts.
2020 1st Round Pick: De'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Seattle Seahawks: Caden Sterns, SS, Texas
- Seattle continues to rebuild their defense. After securing their pass rush to compliment their corners. Seattle finally goes after a decent safety.
- Texas strong safety Caden Sterns won Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. He also beat out B.J. Foster one of my top graded safeties for a starting job as a true freshman.
- The 6-1 205 lb safety can play both strong safety and free safety with his versatility. He blitzes like Kam Chancellor and covers like Earl Thomas.
2020 1st Round Pick: A.J. Epenesa, RE, Iowa
Arizona Cardinals: Micah Parsons, 3-4 LOLB, Penn State
- Arizona got Curtis Weaver in my 2020 NFL Mock Draft. Now they get Parsons to compliment him off the edge giving Arizona two premium pass rushers that can make things easier for Kyler Murray.
2020 1st Round Pick: Curtis Weaver, 3-4 ROLB, Boise State
Chicago Bears: Cade Mays, LT, Georgia
- The 6-6 318 lb Cade Mays has lined up at left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle. Chicago gets the versatile Mays to be Mitch Trubisky's blindside with this 2021 first round pick after not having a draft pick in the last two years. After missing the last two playoffs with a stout defense, Mays is the man who can help Trubisky get that second contract.
2020 1st Round Pick: None
Los Angeles Chargers: Liam Eichenberg, LT, Notre Dame
- Los Angeles gets their blindside to Philip Rivers with Russell Okung gone. The 6-6 305 lb Liam Eichenberg will have three years of experience as a starting left tackle if he goes back to Notre Dame for his senior season. With not much talent at left tackle outside of Cade Mays, Eichenberg will get pushed up boards. If the Chargers can keep their talent together they could rebound once they begin play in their new stadium.
2020 1st Round Pick: A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
Baltimore Ravens: JT Daniels, QB, USC
- I feel like Baltimore needs to be patient with Lamar Jackson since he doesn't have the weapons at wide receiver and literally has to carry this offense with a good offensive line, depth at tight end, and Mark Ingram at running back. At the same time if he continues to regress to the point where Baltimore continues to get worse, it won't surprise me if Baltimore brings in Daniels to push Lamar Jackson for a starting spot or to develop him until Lamar's rookie deal is up.
2020 1st Round Pick: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Washington Redskins: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami FL
- Brevin Jordan looked good versus Florida. He may have more upside than the Iowa tight ends. He checks out all the boxes on tape and seems like a sound successor to Jordan Reed. He gives Dwayne Haskins a second tight end to compliment Jordan Reed who will be 31-years-old before the start of the 2020 NFL Season.
2020 1st Round Pick: Andrew Thomas, LT, Georgia
New York Jets: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
- New York drafts another receiver to compliment Sam Darnold. Darnold now has Laviska Shenault Jr. and Rondale Moore on the outside to go along with Le'Veon Bell. Two 1,000 yard receivers for Darnold is just what the doctor ordered in New York. With these weapons, the Jets may finally have the talent to push the New England Patriots for this division once they get their outside linebacker situation handled off the edge. The talent is coming along nicely in New York as New York is set up to take over the AFC East once Brady retires.
2020 1st Round Pick: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
New York Giants: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
- Daniel Jones takes over for Eli Manning at quarterback. Jaylen Waddle and Jerry Jeudy give Daniel Jones the weapons to finally push the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East Division as their rebuild is almost complete.
2020 1st Round Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Green Bay Packers: Tuf Borland, 3-4 MLB, Ohio State
- Tuf Borland gives Green Bay a new 3-4 middle linebacker if the Packers do not feel like paying Blake Martinez when his rookie deal expires in 2020. Borland was projected to start ahead of Baron Browning on Ohio State's depth chart before his injury.
2020 1st Round Pick: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Cleveland Browns: Sadarius Hutcherson, RG, South Carolina
- Cleveland reverts to the factory of sadness after getting home field in 2019 in the Year Of The Dog thanks to issues on the offensive line along with injuries. The 6-3 320 lb Sadarius Hutcherson has experience lining up at left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle. Hutcherson projects as a guard in the NFL which is awesome since Austin Corbett has not secured a starting spot on this offensive line after being the thirty third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
2020 1st Round Pick: Alaric Jackson, LT, Iowa
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