2021 NFL Mock Draft: First-round projections after trades, free agency

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Pick Analysis. 23. 30. Scouting Report. RB. Clemson. Travis Etienne. player

After addressing the huge hole at quarterback, the Jets shouldn’t overthink this next pick. Travis Etienne is one of the most explosive offensive players in this draft and even though running backs aren’t valued like they used to be, he’s still worth a first-round pick.

As good as Etienne is as a runner, he’s probably even better as a receiver, which will be a nice thing for Wilson to lean on early in his career.

Pick Analysis. Oklahoma State. 55. Scouting Report. OT. Teven Jenkins . 24. player

The board shapes up pretty well for the Steelers in our 2021 NFL mock draft as they could take a running back, offensive lineman or even a pass rusher.

But with Jenkins still being on the board and the Steelers desperately needing to get an aging Big Ben some protection, Jenkins makes the most sense. He’s also a good value at this point.