2021 NFL Mock Draft (1/9/2021)
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
This one is pretty much set in stone. Lawrence is so appealing that Urban Meyer wants to come to coach him in Jacksonville.
- New York Jets: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio St.
Bottom line is when new regimes come in they want their quarterback. It would benefit Sam Darnold to move on as well. Some people were down on Fields prior to the National Championship semifinals and then he outplayed Lawrence. Do not judge a player off 1 game.
- Miami Dolphins (from HOU): Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Sewell is too good to pass up here. The Dolphins drafted Austin Jackson in the first round last year but he can slide over to the right side for an elite prospect.
- Atlanta Falcons: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
Matt Ryan is still a capable starting quarterback but he is going to be 36 and the Falcons were 4-12 in 2020 and with a new regime there are no ties to Ryan. He is owed a lot of money and would be a very costly cap hit in 2021 so he most likely will be there regardless.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami (FL)
The Bengals need to improve their entire defense, especially the pass rush. Ja’Marr Chase is going to be a popular pick to pair with Joe Burrow but I believe they need to address their defense with this first selection.
- Philadelphia Eagles: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn St.
The Eagles don’t really value linebackers and it has hurt their defense. Parsons is an elite talent and could help transform the Eagles defense. Parsons sat out the 2020 season but should be a high draft pick.
- Detroit Lions: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Ja’Marr Chase had one of the best seasons ever for a wide receiver in 2019. He was dominant in the National Championship. Kenny Golladay was hurt most of the year but adding Chase would give the Lions a pair of elite receivers who can make plays downfield.
- Carolina Panthers: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota St.
Matt Rhule is a very good coach and got the most out of Teddy Bridgewater. Lance would be an ideal fit for the Panthers as they can bring him along slowly and eventually take over for Bridgewater.
- Denver Broncos: Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama
With John Elway no longer in a GM role the Broncos will almost certainly have another quarterback in Denver. There is a good chance this could be a quarterback but they may look to add a veteran. Adding a player like Surtain who can instantly start and has the ability to be a lockdown cornerback.
- Dallas Cowboys: Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan
The Cowboys need to improve their entire defense. Paye is a very complete defensive end. He is exceptional against the run and has continued to improve as a pass rusher.
- New York Giants: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Sterling Shepherd and Darius Slayton are both good receivers but DeVonta Smith has the chance to be an elite receiver. He has dominated college football all season long and been Mac Jones’ go to receiver.
- San Francisco 49ers: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Jimmy Garoppolo has not been able to stay healthy and if the 49ers move on from him they will save $24 million against the cap. The 49ers have a very good team but can’t afford their quarterback to be on the sidelines. Jones had a great year in 2020 and was the best quarterback in college football. He has a strong arm, is accurate and has a lot of upside.
- Los Angeles Chargers: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
The Chargers could go a few different directions (offensive line, Kyle Pitts) but Farley is a high end cornerback with great length and a ton of upside. He should be able to start right away in the NFL.
- Minnesota Vikings: Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami (FL)
Phillips is a great story about a guy thinking his football career was over, coming back and becoming a first round pick. Phillips had a great year for Miami and proved that he was healthy. As long as teams are comfortable with his future he will be a first round pick.
- New England Patriots: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
This pick just seems to make too much sense. The Patriots do like the tight ends they drafted last year but they don’t have the upside that Pitts does. He has the ability to stretch the field and he is a mismatch with linebackers and safeties and too big for many corners.
- Arizona Cardinals: Rashawn Slater, iOL, Northwestern
The Cardinals will look to add another receiver at some point during the draft with Larry Fitzgerald retirement. But in the first round they need to protect Kyler Murray and adding an interior linemen who can start right away is a good start.
- Las Vegas Raiders: Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa
Nixon is a guy that just keeps climbing and if you take some time to watch his film you will see why. He is an amazing athlete, with great instincts and very good technique. He has been dominant this year and will be a first round pick.
- Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
What a steal for the Dolphins this would be. Waddle missing most of the season has only hurt his draft stock because others have passed him a little. He is still extremely talented and has a national relationship with Tua.
- Washington Football Team: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Washington allowed the second most sacks in the league last year and could stand to improve their offensive line. If a quarterback fell to them they would take him but with them all off the board Washington needs to improve other areas.
- Chicago Bears: Alijah Vera-Tucker, iOL, USC
The Bears will most likely be bringing back Mitchell Trubisky after he led them to the playoffs but either way they need to find a way to protect him and improve the run game. Vera-Tucker is a mauler inside.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR): Carlos Basham, Edge, Wake Forest
The Jaguars have a lot of holes but improving in the trenches needs to be a priority. Basham is a complete defensive end who is good against the run and has been an ultra productive edge rusher.
- Indianapolis Colts: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
The Colts have a very good defense but you can always use good cornerbacks and Horn has a high upside. Horn is a good corner and deserves to go higher.
- Cleveland Browns: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
Linebacker might not be the Browns biggest need on defense but Owusu-Koramoah can do a little bit of everything. He is a high end defender who can help in both the run and against the pass.
- Baltimore Ravens: Zaven Collins, Edge, Tulsa
The Ravens have multiple edge players who are free agents (Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, Pernell McPhee & Tyus Bower) and they won’t be able to retain them all. Collins had a huge season and made plays all over the field with 4 interceptions and 4 sacks.
- Tennessee Titans: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn St.
The Titans need to address the tight end position. Jonnu Smith is a good player but also a free agent and if he isn’t back the Titans will need another option. Freiermuth is a good blocker and improving receiver.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama
Barmore would make a nice transition into the Bucs defense and play a similar role as
he had for Alabama. He is a big, strong interior defensive linemen. Who has a ton of upside.
- New York Jets (from SEA): Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia
The Jets need a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball and Ojulari is a guy with a ton of upside who finished 2020 with 8.5 sacks. He can continue to increase his draft stock with a great Combine.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas
The Steelers need to find some young tackles as starting left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva will be a free agent and former right tackle turned guard Matt Feiler and starting right tackle Zach Banner are both free agents. Cosmi is a big, smart player who can play either side.
- New Orleans Saints: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Regardless of who the Saints quarterback is next year they need to find other playmakers in the passing game and take some pressure off of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara.
- Buffalo Bills: Derion Kendrick, CB, Clemson
Tre’Davious White is an elite cornerback and arguably the best one in the NFL. On the other side the Bills haven’t received consistent play. Kendrick is still new to playing cornerback but has made impressive strides and can still get better.
- Green Bay Packers: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
The Packers need to find some playmakers in the middle of their defense and Bolton is an instinctive player who can play the run and is solid in pass coverage.
- Kansas City Chiefs: Wyatt Davis, iOL, Ohio St.
Davis is a great fit for the Chiefs and they are lucky to have him fall to him.
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
Moehrig is a rangy safety who is a hard hitter. He improved his tackling and has very good ball skills.
- New York Jets: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Bateman is a good route runner, has good hands and makes big plays. He has a chance to be a very good receiver in the NFL. He gives the Jets a legitimate #1 option in the passing game.
- Atlanta Falcons: Patrick Jones, Edge, Pittsburgh
After adding a quarterback in round 1 the Falcons need to find someone to get after opposing quarterbacks. Jones had a very productive career at Pittsburgh and is still improving.
- Miami Dolphins (from HOU): Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Harris adds a premier running back to the Dolphins backfield that they lacked in 2020. Harris is a big running back who can catch passes out of the backfield.
- Philadelphia Eagles: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
Toney is an explosive playmaker with the ball in his hands. He served a number of different roles for the Gators throughout his career and the Eagles should be able to utilize him by getting him the ball in space.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Trey Smith, iOL, Tennessee
Smith is a monster of a man and can be a mauler on the interior offensive line. Smith has surprisingly good footwork for a large man.
- Carolina Panthers: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
The Panthers have very little quality and depth at cornerback. Stokes is a boundary corner with good size and length.
- Denver Broncos: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
Garrett Bolles was much better than most realized and the Broncos rewarded him with a new contract. On the right side Mayfield could slide in to be a starter eventually. He has a high upside with a strong base and high football IQ.
- Detroit Lions: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
The Lions could use another cornerback as they have very little depth and quality. Campbell is capable of starting very soon and has good length and technique.
- New York Giants: Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas
Ossai has been a playmaker for the last two years for Texas and been a very reliable and consistent tackler. He is a good pass rusher with 10 sacks over the past two years but has 29.5 tackles for a loss over the same period.
- San Francisco 49ers: Landon Dickerson, iOL, Alabama
The 49ers need to improve their interior offensive line and now they can pair Alabama quarterback and center together. Dickerson is capable of playing guard as well.
- Dallas Cowboys: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida St.
Samuel’s size may limit him to playing in the slot but he is a a tough corner who excels in technique and plays like a veteran.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN): Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama
The Jaguars need to improve everywhere so every position is up for grabs. Leatherwood is a smart but limited left tackle who may have to move inside to guard in the NFL.
- New England Patriots: Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington
Onwuzurike is a 3 technique who has the ability to consistently get pressure up the middle and make plays. He has a great skill set and knows how to play the position.
- Los Angeles Chargers: Aaron Banks, iOL, Notre Dame
Banks is an underclassmen who has a ton of upside and should start opening eyes throughout the process.
- Las Vegas Raiders: Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
Holland is a centerfield safety who does everything well. He is a smart player with good instincts and gives the Raiders a starter down the line but who can help in subpackages if needed.
- Arizona Cardinals: Terrance Marshall, WR, LSU
After Larry Fitzgerald retired the Cardinals need to find some more depth at wide receiver and they should look to take a receiver in the first 3 rounds.
- Miami Dolphins: Chris Rumph, Edge, Duke
Rumph dad is a coach so his technique is very good. He has a high motor and fits well in the Dolphins defense.
- Washington Football Team: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
Alex Smith will most likely be the starter in 2021 but the WFT will need a quarterback of the future. After winning the division and picking later they have to wait until round 2 to find their quarterback.
- Chicago Bears: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
Allen Robinson is a free agent and if he doesn’t come back then wide receiver becomes a top priority. Even if Robinson is back the Bears could use some help at the position. St. Brown is a tough receiver who can work both over the middle and stretch the field.
- Los Angeles Rams: Jackson Carman, OL, Clemson
Carman is a big tackle but may have to slide inside to guard in the NFL. The Rams could use his big body to sure up their interior offensive line.
- Indianapolis Colts: Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi
T.Y. Hilton has come on at the end of the season but his better days are behind him. Moore is a very good slot receiver who can be a reliable target for Philip Rivers (or whoever replaces him).
- Cleveland Browns: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio St.
The Browns have made it a habit of taking players who fall beyond where they were expected. Wade has had a tough season playing on the outside and might be best suited staying in the slot.
- Baltimore Ravens: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio St.
The Ravens have not received consistent play from their wide receivers and Olave is as consistent as they come. Hopefully he gives Lamar Jackson a guy who can get open and make plays.
- Tennessee Titans: Hamilcar Rashed, Edge, Oregon St.
The Titans were 30th in the NFL in sacks only getting 19 on the season. They are the only playoff team to have less than 30 sacks. Rashed has a high upside and can definitely fit into the Titans defense.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Ronald Jones has been solid but unspectacular throughout his career and is going into the last year of his deal. Etienne is a steal at the end of round 2 and can elevate the Bucs offense even further.
- Seattle Seahawks: Jalen Twyman, DL, Pittsburgh
The Seahawks defense played much better in last half of 2020 but they still need upgrades. On the interior defensive line the Seahawks could use some youth. Twyman can get into the backfield and make plays.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
Both Mike Hilton and Cameron Sutton are free agents and odds are neither will be back in 2021. Hilton is a unique talent that really can’t be replaced but leaves a significant hole in the slot. Molden is best suited to play in the slot and has great instincts to make an impact immediately.
- New Orleans Saints: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
Surratt is a former quarterback who has a lot of upside and has taken to playing linebacker very well. He is a fierce competitor and a hard hitter. He has good instincts but still needs to learn the position.
- Buffalo Bills: Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC
Hufanga is riding a wave of momentum after a great 2020 season (albeit very short for him). He has a ton of upside and shows flashes of being an elite playmaker. The Bills have solid safeties but Hufanga will be a starter by year 2.
- Green Bay Packers: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma St.
The Packers could use a real #2 wide receiver behind Davante Adams. Wallace has a great ability to make contested catches and can high point the ball very well, he also runs good routes with quickness in and out of breaks.
- Kansas City Chiefs: Joe Tyron, Edge, Washington
The Chiefs don’t have a lot of holes on either side of the ball. However, adding a pass rusher could be a smart move. Tryon sat out 2020 but as a sophomore he finished with 8 sacks and has a high ceiling.
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL)
The Jaguars haven’t received much production from their tight ends and Jordan is a guy with a ton of athletic ability that can help open up the field.
- New York Jets: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Adebo probably should have not sat out 2020 as he could have improved his stock. He still has good length and has a high football IQ.
- Houston Texans: Jay Tufele, DL, USC
This is the Texans first selection so they need to make sure they nail it. Tufele gets off the snap quickly and has a lot of power in his lower half. The Texans are going to have a lot of changes in 2021.
- Atlanta Falcons: Ar’Darius Washington, DB, TCU
Washington is a ballhawk but finding the right spot for him will be key. He may play nickel or safety but he is a great defensive player who is just a smart player who knows how to play the game.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Thomas Graham Jr., CB, Oregon
The Bengals need some depth and youth in the secondary. Graham is a well rounded cornerback with good length.
- Philadelphia Eagles: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota St.
Radunz has a high upside and the entire spring will be huge for where he gets drafted. The Eagles need a lot of help on the offensive line as they gave up 65 sacks and over 400 lost yards in sacks.
- Denver Broncos: Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Moses draft stock has fallen over the last two years. He still has a high upside and loves football but he needs to be more consistent.
- Detroit Lions: Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida St.
Wilson had a great college career but was inconsistent in 2020. His draft stock has taken a little bit of a hit but should go somewhere on Day 2.
- Carolina Panthers: Creed Humphrey, iOL, Oklahoma
Humphrey is a smart, powerful linemen but has some limitations athletically. He can play guard but his best value is playing center.
- Washington Football Team (from SF): Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
Surratt is a long, strong wide receiver who is arguably the best wide receiver at going after contested passes. He would pair well with Terry McLaurin.
- Dallas Cowboys: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
The Cowboys need to improve their offensive line. Tyron Smith has dealt with injuries and the Cowboys could use some depth. Eichenberg could also slide inside to guard.
- New York Giants: Josh Myers, iOL, Ohio St.
Myers is a very good, smart interior linemen who excels in all areas. He is somewhat underrated because of the talent the past few seasons across the Buckeyes offensive line.
- Los Angeles Chargers: Jayson Oweh, Edge, Penn St.
Oweh is one of the best athletes in the entire draft. Because he will blow up the Combine many people will have him in round 1. However, in 7 games this year he didn’t record a sack which is concerning.
- Minnesota Vikings: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma St.
Jenkins is a big mauling tackle with great strength. He could go much higher and possibly move inside if needed but he should stay at tackle.
- Arizona Cardinals: Myjai Sanders, Edge, Cincinnati
Sanders is a fast rising pass rusher but needs to put on some weight and strength to be a consistent pass rusher in the NFL.
- Las Vegas Raiders: Rashad Weaver, Edge, Pittsburgh
Weaver has a lot of pass rushing ability but his lack of elite athletic traits and injury history push him into round 3.
- Miami Dolphins: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S/LB, Florida St.
Nasirildeen is somewhat of a hybrid player that can make plays all over the field. The Dolphins can utilize them a few different ways whether at linebacker or safety, in a similar role of Isiaiah Simmons with the Cardinals.
- Washington Football Team: Robert Rochell, CB, Central Arkansas
Rochell is going to the Senior Bowl and I fully expect him to open some eyes. He has a good chance to go in round 2.
- Chicago Bears: Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami (FL)
Khalil Mack is still a premier pass rusher but the Bears could use some help on the other side. Roche is a graduate transfer from Temple who fits in the Bears defense.
- Los Angeles Rams: Greg Newsome, CB, Northwestern
Newsome declared early after having another very solid year at Northwestern. He was named First Team Big 10 and has good length to play on the outside in the NFL.
- Indianapolis Colts: Caden Sterns, S, Texas
Sterns is a hard hitter who is a good tackler and can play in multiple different defensive sets. He is a smart player, who can play in the middle of the field or in the box.
- Cleveland Browns: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
Regardless if OBJ is back in 2021 the Browns need to find another wide receiver who can stretch the field and Brown is a big playmaker.
- Minnesota Vikings (from BAL): Tyler Shelvin, DL, LSU
The Vikings need to continue to improve their offensive and defensive lines. Shelvin is a stout run defender who doesn’t offer much in a pass rusher which hurts his value. The Vikings run defense was not good and needs to be improved.
- Tennessee Titans: Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville
Atwell is a shifty slot receiver with good speed and good hands. He is a tough matchup in the middle.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
Christensen is a good athlete with good footwork but he needs to get stronger. The best scenario is he is backup in his first year and start after he gets stronger.
- New York Jets (From SEA): Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina
The Jets need to find a premier running back who can do a little bit of everything. Williams is a tough runner between the tackles and has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
Eric Ebron is on his last year of his deal and Vance McDonald has a team option heading into 2021. There is almost no depth behind them so taking a guy who could develop into a starting tight end would be a wise move.
- Cleveland Browns (from NO): Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA
He is somewhat of a tweener DE/DT in the NFL but his ability to play the run and kick inside on passing downs is an intriguing option for a team with a smart defensive coordinator.
- Buffalo Bills: Deonte Brown, iOL, Alabama
The Bills have a good offensive line but it can be upgraded in the middle of the line. Brown is a big, mauling guard who can start immediately.
- Green Bay Packers: Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama
Jobe has a high upside, has good length and has a chance to be a very good starter. The Packers could use an upgrade from Jaire Alexander.
- Kansas City Chiefs: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
Cox is a graduate transfer from North Dakota St. and has a ton of athletic ability. He can excel in pass coverage if he uses his athletic ability but still needs to learn the position.
- New England Patriots*: Alaric Jackson, OL, Iowa
Even with all the talented offensive linemen that Iowa has had Jackson has held down the left side. He isn’t an elite athlete which is what could limit his ability to stay at tackle.
- Los Angeles Chargers*: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
Little is a guy who was viewed as a possible first round pick 2 year ago but his limited athletic ability could hurt his draft pick.
- New Orleans Saints*: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
The Saints need some depth at running back and even with Kamara locked up they need to find additional depth who can play meaningful snaps.
- Dallas Cowboys*: Andre Sisco, S, Syracuse
Sisco is a playmaker who always seems to be around the ball. The Cowboys need to improve their secondary and Sisco is a guy who can help in subpackages and on special teams.
100. Tennessee Titans*: Tommy Togiai, DL, Ohio St.
Togiai is a very strong, powerful interior defensive lineman who can push the pocket. His best football is ahead of him.
101. Los Angeles Rams*: Dayo Odeyingbo, Edge, Vanderbilt
Odeyingbo is an improving player. He is very good against the run and has upside as a pass rusher.
102. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma St.
Williams doesn’t put up flashy stats but has been a very reliable cornerback. He has a lot of upside.
103. New York Jets: Ben Cleveland, iOL, Georgia
Cleveland is a big, mauler who helps match what the Jets have in Mekhi Becton. They need to continue to develop their offensive line to protect whichever young quarterback is under center.
104. Atlanta Falcons: Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio St.
The Falcons need to find a new running back after Todd Gurley seems to be done. Sermon was splitting time with Master Teague but has taken off a dominant role and has the makings of a complete running back.
105. Houston Texans: Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
Williams is a tough, big slot receiver who can excel at getting tough yards and making tough catches. He won’t get elite separation but is a dangerous weapon for DeShaun Watson.
106. Cleveland Browns (from PHI): Thayer Munford, OT, Ohio St.
Munford plays left tackle for the Buckeyes and has been very good. He has the ability to play inside so he has versatility that could fit for a lot of teams.
107. Cincinnati Bengals: Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
The Bengals have a set of good receivers in Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd but with AJ Green moving on adding another receiver on the outside would help.
108. Detroit Lions: Baron Browning, LB, Ohio St.
Browning is a very athletic linebacker who’s traits translate well into the NFL. He should be able to cover running backs and tight ends but needs to learn the position.
109. Carolina Panthers: Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan
McGrone was a highly recruited athlete and he should have a very good Combine. He is still a little raw and needs to get a little bit better in play recognition.
110. Denver Broncos: Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma St.
Hubbard was great in 2019 but very average in 2020. He still has a ton of talent but his upside is a question mark. Phillip Lindsay may not be back in 2021.
111. Dallas Cowboys: Marlon Tuipulotu, DL, USC
Tuipulotu is a strong interior defender who is very good against the run. He has pass rush upside. He has impressive quickness and play recognition that make him a possible top 100 pick. He is also cousins with draft eligible USC safety Talanola Hufanga.
112. New York Giants: Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
Mukuamu has great size and length that eventually might move him to safety. He is good in run support and has a ton of upside.
113. San Francisco 49ers: Kary Vincent, CB, LSU
LSU has a habit of producing some of the best defensive backs in the country. Vincent is no different. He is best suited for the slot or moving to safety but he is a playmaker who has a chance to open more eyes.
114. Los Angeles Chargers: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa St.
The Chargers may be moving on from Hunter Henry and Kolar is a complete tight end. He’s a good receiver with good size who can be a starter by year 2.
115. Minnesota Vikings: Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia
Newman made a mistake sitting out this season. He transferred from Wake Forest and decided to sit out. He had a chance to put himself into first round consideration now he has to have a great week at the Senior Bowl to improve his stock.
116. New England Patriots: Marco Wilson, CB, Florida
The Patriots have a good secondary but adding some youth will be a smart move. Wilson has a ton of talent and the Patriots defense is a good situation for him.
117. Las Vegas Raiders (from MIA): Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina
Josh Jacobs is a good running back and Devontae Booker and Jalen Richard are reliable backups. Booker is a free agent and Richard has 1 year left. Carter offers more upside than both and would be a good compliment to Jacobs.
118. Houston Texans (from ARZ): Shaka Toney, Edge, Penn St.
Toney led Penn St. with 5 sacks in 2020 aftering having 6.5 in 2019. Toney is on the smaller side so he fits better in a 3-4.
119. Miami Dolphins: Ben Mason, FB, Michigan
With the Dolphins moving onto their 3rd offensive coordinator in 3 years they may look to help the offense in different ways by utilizing a fullback. Ben Mason is by far the best in the draft and should open some eyes at the Senior Bowl.
120. Washington Football Team: Paris Ford, S, Pittsburgh
Ford is another well rounded safety. He doesn’t have great size but loves to hit and is always around the football.
121. Minnesota Vikings (from CHI): Jack Anderson, iOL, Texas Tech
Anderson was a highly recruited linemen who has been a consistent starter for the Red Raiders. He is a smart, tough interior linemen who is a great value in round 4.
122. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR): Tommy Kraemer, iOL, Notre Dame
The Jaguars have a lot of picks and need to take as many guys who can contribute as possible. Kraemer is limited athletically but is a tough road grader.
123. Indianapolis Colts: Adrian Ealy, OT, Oklahoma
Anthony Castonzo has flirted with retirement before so getting a young, projectable tackle in would be a wise move.
124. Cleveland Browns: Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Edge, Notre Dame
Ogundeji finished the season with 7 sacks but he is an excellent run defender. He showed upside as a pass rusher which makes him an intriguing prospect.
125. Baltimore Ravens: Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia
Moving on from Earl Thomas left a hole in the secondary and finding a new replacement may occur in free agency. LeCounte is a very sound safety who makes all the necessary plays and should be a good player on special teams as well.
126. Tennessee Titans: Alim McNeill, DL, North Carolina St.
McNeill is a very good run defender and while he only had 1 sack this year he had 5.5 in 2019 so he has potential and upside. He is capable of playing 1 or 3 technique but gives the Titans flexibility along the defensive line.
127. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas
Tom Brady still is an effective quarterback and there is no reason to think he won’t be even when he is 67 years old but the Bucs need to be ready if the time comes sooner. Ehlinger has had an up and down career at Texas but he has the tools to have success in the NFL.
128. Seattle Seahawks: Sadarius Hutcherson, iOL, South Carolina
Hutcherson played left tackle for the Gamecocks and performed well but due to his size will kick inside to guard in the NFL. He is a guy that can really help his stock with a strong showing at the combine.
129. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma
The Steelers like their running backs on the bigger side and Stevenson fits that mold. He has good footwork and showed a lot of improvement as a pass catcher in 2020.
130. New Orleans Saints: Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
Thomas has a good amount of upside but should have played in 2020. He sat out and decided to focus on the draft. He could have played himself into second round consideration.
132. Minnesota Vikings (from BUF): Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina
Justin Jefferson and Adam Theilen are a great combo but behind them there is not much to speak of. Newsome is a great value in round 4.
133. Green Bay Packers: Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
Brown has a chiseled 6’9”, 325 lbs frame who might be the strongest guy in the draft. Brown is still a work in progress but the Senior Bowl will be huge for him.
134. Kansas City Chiefs: Damonte Coxie, WR, Memphis
Coxie has found a lot of success at Memphis and has the traits to translate to be a very good NFL receiver. He has good ball skills, solid hands and makes plays in space. He did leave the team after 2 games this season which is a red flag for a guy who could have helped his own stock.
135. New England Patriots*: Jalen Darden, WR, North Texas
Darden is on the smaller side for receivers which is why he will go on Day 3 because its not because of talent. Darden is an explosive playmaker and makes things happen with the ball in his hands. The Patriots need playmakers at wide receiver and he has a ton of speed.
136. Dallas Cowboys*: Quintin Morris, TE, Bowling Green
The Cowboys have gotten solid play out of their tight ends but nothing spectacular. Morris has a chance to be a difference maker in the passing game.
137. Pittsburgh Steelers*: Richie Grant, S, Central Florida
The Steelers have one of the best safeties in the NFL in Minkah Fitzpatrick and former first round pick Terrell Edmunds has been vastly improved but behind them they don’t have much depth. Grant is a ballhawking safety who can play single high or he can come down to cover the slot.
138. Green Bay Packers*: Dante Stills, DL, West Virginia
Dante Stills and brother Darius have different skill sets. Dante is much taller and fits better as a five technique in the Packers defense.
139. Los Angeles Rams*: Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
Rice is a very good athlete who has the ability to cover running backs and tight ends. His lack of length will hurt his draft stock but a big Senior Bowl and Combine could push him into day 2 consideration.
140. Minnesota Vikings*: Bubba Bolden, S, Miami (FL)
Bolden has played a variety of roles for the Hurricanes which makes him a very intriguing NFL prospect. He has some off the field question marks and some injuries that are a concern which is what ultimately pushes him to day 3.
141. New England Patriots*: DeAngelo Malone, Edge, Western Kentucky
Malone has been incredibly productive throughout his career with 42.5 tackles for a loss and 25 sacks. He needs to put on weight but he has a very high upside.
142. Kansas City Chiefs*: Darius Stills, DL, West Virginia
The Chiefs could use some depth behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi. Stills has been very productive throughout his career and is an ideal 3 technique with pass rushing upside.
*-Denotes projected compensatory pick. These projections are from Over The Cap as they have done the best work at projecting these picks. You can check it out here: https://overthecap.com/2021-compensatory-draft-picks-update-11-17-2020/