2021 NFL Mock Draft: Full 3-round projections after Pro Day workouts

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Feb 12, 2021; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence works out during Pro Day in Clemson, South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: David Platt/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Feb 12, 2021; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence works out during Pro Day in Clemson, South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: David Platt/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports /

Pick Analysis. Quarterback. Clemson. Scouting Report. Trevor Lawrence. 1. player. 52

It should be an automatic lock for Jacksonville to select their franchise quarterback here. They have already sent Trevor Lawrence offensive playbooks.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Quarterback. 2. player. BYU. Zach Wilson. 30

The lock for Zach Wilson as the new franchise quarterback occurred when they traded away Sam Darnold to the Panthers. It’s Wilson’s turn to endure a terrible Jets’ offense and fanbase with little patience.

42. Pick Analysis. Alabama. 3. player. . Quarterback. Mac Jones

The 49ers are expected to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo soon due to his limitations of Kyle Shanahan’s offense and durability issues. While Jones isn’t the best remaining quarterback on the board, NFL insiders believe that Jones matches well with the 49ers’ front office.

Quarterback. Ohio State. Justin Fields. player. Pick Analysis. 4. 45. Scouting Report

(Trade with Atlanta Falcons)

The Broncos are one franchise quarterback away from a potential top-10 offense in the league. With the front office visiting Justin Fields in his second Pro Day, they will secure the trade with the Atlanta Falcons during the draft.

Oregon. 5. 56. Pick Analysis. Offensive Tackle. Scouting Report. Penei Sewell. player

This past season, the Bengals have given up 48 sacks, which is tied for fifth in the league. Even worse, the inefficiency of the offensive line allowed quarterback Joe Burrow to suffer a torn ACL. Penei Sewell makes sense here.

Scouting Report. Florida. player. 59. Pick Analysis. Tight End. Kyle Pitts. 6

Last season, the Dolphins had the 20th ranked passing offense in the league (233.5). The Dolphins will need more productive weapons for second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Wide Receiver. 7. player. 50. Pick Analysis. LSU. Ja'Marr Chase. Scouting Report

The Lions made the trade with the Los Angeles Rams for multiple picks and a new franchise quarterback in Jared Goff. They will need a No. 1 receiver as Ja’Marr Chase is a steal at this point in the 2021 NFL Draft.

8. Offensive Tackle. Northwestern. Rashawn Slater. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 87

Sam Darnold is their new No. 1 quarterback as the Panthers now turn their attention to other offensive needs. They will need a stable offensive line that can keep Darnold in the pocket and provide run support.

player. 44. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 9. Offensive Tackle. Virginia Tech. Christian Darrisaw

(Trade with Denver Broncos)

The Falcons were able to secure multiple valuable picks from the Denver Broncos and they were still able to address a huge position need. The offensive line gave up 41 sacks this past season.

player. Cornerback. Alabama. Patrick Surtain II. 10. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 123

Last season, the Cowboys were one of the most inefficient teams in the league in defending the deep passing game. Adding Patrick Surtain to a young secondary unit will help tremendously.

Trey Lance. 47. Pick Analysis. Quarterback. 11. player. Scouting Report. North Dakota State

(Trade with New York Giants)

Bill Belichick will make the rare trade for a franchise quarterback. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and first-string quarterback Cam Newton will train Trey Lance and have him learn the system before going on the field.

54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Alabama. Jaylen Waddle. player. Wide Receiver. 12

Philadelphia had the 28th-ranked passing offense in the league (207.9) this past season. The Eagles need a legitimate No. 1 receiver for their offense and Jaylen Waddle has past experience with Philadelphia’s first-string quarterback Jalen Hurts at Alabama.

Caleb Farley. 13. 13. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Cornerback. Virginia Tech

The Chargers gave up 29 passing touchdowns this past season. This lack of productivity with their defense needs to change. Caleb Farley can provide that.

Scouting Report. Guard. USC. 14. player. Pick Analysis. Alijah Vera-Tucker. 60

The entire offensive line must be addressed for them to contend for the NFC North title or a Wild Card spot. Alijah Vera-Tucker will be one of the most versatile linemen for the Vikings as he can play the interior at the tackle position.

Scouting Report. 15. player. 31. Pick Analysis. EDGE. Miami. Jaelan Phillips

(Trade with New England Patriots)

The Giants were able to secure one of their best defenders in Leonard Williams. They still need a solid pass rusher from the edge as they are one pass rusher away from potentially winning the NFC East title.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. South Carolina. Jaycee Horn. 16. 32. Cornerback. player

While Malcolm Brown was a good signing, he won’t be enough to fill the void of a depleted cornerback unit. Jaycee Horn being available at 16th overall is the best selection they can make with them being this close to being a playoff team.

  • The Broncos trade the No. 9 overall pick, a third-round pick, a sixth-round pick, and their first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft for the Falcons’ No. 4 overall pick.
  • The Patriots trade the 15th overall pick, their second-round pick, and two of their fourth-round picks (120th and 122nd overall picks) for the Giants’ 11th overall pick.