NFL Mock Draft 2021: With the first round of the 2021 NFL draft in the rearview, it is time to start looking ahead to Day 2. Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on Friday, encompassing Picks No. 33 through No. 105.
There are still myriad talented prospects available, including a handful that many believed would be drafted on Day 1. Some notable players still on the board include Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, Florida State cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah and TCU safety Tre’von Moehrig.
Don’t expect these prospects to last long though, as this mock draft has their names being called early in the second round. Read on to find out where they will land, plus see predictions on how the rest of Day 2 will play out on Friday.
Lawrence is all but certain to be the No. 1 overall pick to the Jags. The Clemson star could be the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, with every physical quality scouts like and the track record to back up the pure talent. He will also get time to develop under new Jags head coach Urban Meyer, and the team has the cap room to add weapons for him this offseason. Lawrence finished 2020 completing more than 69% of his passes for 3,153 yards and 24 touchdowns in 10 games, and he also contributed eight rushing scores.
With the trade of Sam Darnold, Wilson looks to be heading to New York. Wilson is coming off a brilliant season in which he completed 73.5% of his passes for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also shows above-average mobility.
The speculation remains rampant for San Francisco’s quarterback choice, and it’s clear they will select a quarterback after mortgaging the future to trade up. Jones did a lot to help his stock in 2020 and the Senior Bowl, and his great accuracy (77.4% in 2020) could make the transition easier.
The Falcons will likely see plenty of offers for the No. 4 overall pick, but it remains to be seen if they’ll make a trade. Keeping the pick and taking a generational tight talent in Pitts has to be enticing. Injury issues limited Pitts to eight games in 2020, but he still had 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. His incredible 4.44 second 40 time at Pro Day means that he won’t last long.