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

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Micah Parsons. 17. Pick Analysis. Penn State. player. 28. Scouting Report. Linebacker

The Raiders are ranked 24th or worse in the league in every major defensive category this past season. They will need a leader like Micah Parsons to become a more productive defense.

Pick Analysis. Wide Receiver. 18. 59. Scouting Report. Alabama. DeVonta Smith. player

The Dolphins are back to make the biggest steal, so far in the 2021 NFL Draft. Having DeVonta Smith reunite with Tua will make Miami an instant AFC East contender with the Bills.

Oklahoma State. 19. Offensive Tackle. Teven Jenkins. player. 58. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

While their defense is ranked fourth in points allowed per game (20.6) and second in total yards allowed per game (304.6), their offense is far from advancing in the playoffs. Their offensive line allowed 50 sacks this past season, which is tied for third-most in the league.

57. EDGE. Kwity Paye. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Michigan. 20

The Bears are in a tough and unfortunate predicament. They are too far back for a solid offensive lineman or a franchise quarterback. They will be able to address their defensive line on the edge with this pick. Guess they should have won less in 2020.

46. Scouting Report. Wide Receiver. Rondale Moore. 21. Pick Analysis. Purdue. player

The Colts have their franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz under center. While they have two reliable receivers returning, they could use Rondale Moore as an all-purposeful and reliable receiver.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Safety. TCU. Trevor Moehrig. 22. player. 35

Tennessee accomplished their biggest objective this offseason by adding a solid pass rusher in Bud Dupree. They only have four safeties currently on their roster. Tennessee needs talent and depth in this position.

Kadarius Toney. 23. 30. Pick Analysis. Wide Receiver. Florida. player. Scouting Report

With the Jets having to start completely over on the offensive side of the ball, they found a quarterback but with no weapons. The Jets are fortunate enough to have the Seattle Seahawks’ first-round pick for Jamal Adams.

Running Back. Pick Analysis. Alabama. Najee Harris. 24. player. 55. Scouting Report

Last season, the Steelers had the worst-ranked rushing offense in the league (84.4). Now James Conner is out at Pittsburgh and they will need another first-string running back leading their offense.

Clemson. 25. 52. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Running Back. Travis Etienne. player

Although the running back position isn’t the biggest need for their offense, the Jaguars could use a two-running back system with James Robinson. They can also give Trevor Lawrence a familiar face to go along with him in the backfield.

Alabama. 26. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Defensive Tackle. 53. Christian Barmore

The Browns released veteran defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson even though they already needed depth and talent at the position.

Georgia. player. 26. Pick Analysis. 27. Scouting Report. EDGE. Azeez Ojulari

Baltimore could use more youth and efficiency in their pass rush. Azeez Ojulari will be a suitable replacement for Yannick Ngakoue who left via free agency.

Notre Dame. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. 28. player. 15. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Linebacker

Free agency has been brutal for the Saints as they needed to release two starters and contributors due to a bad salary cap situation.

Minnesota. Rashod Bateman. 29. player. Scouting Report. Wide Receiver. 49. Pick Analysis

The Packers finally made the move to give their frustrated quarterback another high-caliber receiver to potentially get to his second Super Bowl.

Texas. player. 16. Pick Analysis. EDGE. Joseph Ossai. 30. Scouting Report

The Bills’ secondary needs more help but a reliable pass rusher will relieve the pressure of longer and extensive coverages.

Michigan. 124. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Offensive Tackle. 31. player. Jalen Mayfield

The Chiefs’ offensive line was exposed every single play from Tamp Bay’s defense in Super Bowl LV. It is hard for Patrick Mahomes II to play highly efficiently when he is being chased every play.

Washington. Pick Analysis. Defensive Tackle. 32. player. 48. Scouting Report. Levi Onwuzurike

With only three defensive tackles on their roster, the defending Super Bowl champs in the Bucs could use more depth and talent at the position.