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

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Pick Analysis. 13. 13. Scouting Report. CB . South Carolina. Jaycee Horn. player

Offensive tackle is a big area of need for the Chargers but the Eagles took Slater just before their selection and while there are some other solid tackles on the board, LA also needs a corner and Jaycee Horn fits the bill.

The Chargers let go of Casey Hayward and with their signings in free agency, they can try to find a talented offensive lineman in round two. But in this spot, a big, physical corner like Horn is an ideal fit.

14. 60. Pick Analysis. Kwity Paye. Scouting Report. DE. Michigan. player

Paye is one of the best pass rushers in the entire 2021 NFL draft and one thing I like about him is that he’s not just a one-trick pony. His 4.52 in the 40 shows the type of athlete he is, but Paye is also tough against the run and won’t just be a third-down pass rusher.

The Vikings like big defensive lineman in their 4-3 front and Paye is the ideal old-school 4-3 defensive end. He won’t need to come off the field and he will improve the run defense just as much as the pass rush early in his career.