2021 NFL Mock Draft Part 2 | Rounds 2-3

As a continuation of the Twitter 32-account NFL mock draft, part 2 of our mock draft will feature rounds 2-3. To review round one of this mock draft, click here. Let's jump right into it!


Round 2:


33. Jacksonville Jaguars | Brevin Jordan, TE


Considered by many to be the 3rd best TE in this class, Brevin Jordan is perhaps the closest thing to Jonnu Smith you'll find in a Tight End. An all-around weapon in the offense with his speed, Jordan should prove to be a versatile red-zone weapon for QB Trevor Lawrence. Good pick at a very thin position.


34. New York Jets | Spencer Brown, OT


One of the most glaring weaknesses on this Jets team is offensive line depth. Spencer Brown should slide in at RT early on in his playing career. Building a line that is versatile will be paramount in implementing what many assume to be a zone-run offensive scheme.


35. Atlanta Falcons | Landon Dickerson, IOL


Why do the Falcons seem like they always need an offensive lineman? Matt Ryan has been getting demolished behind the Atlanta O-Line for years. Whether they stick with Ryan for the foreseeable future or draft his heir apparent, the Falcons need to make the O-Line a high priority come Draft Day.


36. Miami Dolphins (via HOU) | Samuel Cosmi, OT


Cosmi is starting to rise up draft boards around the league. He has the upside to become an elite offensive tackle in the NFL. The Dolphins get a steal in Cosmi and continue to surround Tua with the talent he needs to thrive.


37. Philadelphia Eagles | Alex Leatherwood, OT


The Eagles can't keep trotting out the ancient Jason Peters to hold down the tackle spots. They have an aging, and expensive, offensive line that is desperate for a youth movement. Leatherwood is the start of this movement, but I'm not sure he moves the needle enough to significantly improve the entire O-Line.


38. Cincinnati Bengals | Wyatt Davis, OT


The Bengals double-down on the O-Line. We've all seen Joe Burrow's knee scar and no one wants him to add anymore scars behind what was the most porous O-Line in the league last year. Good on the Bengals to commit the resources their franchise QB needs to stay alive.


39. Carolina Panthers | Dilon Radunz, OT


The Panthers build the trenches with this selection. In Matt Rhule's first draft as HC, he committed to rebuilding the defense. This draft is all about the offense, and should pay dividends in a weakened NFC South this season (besides the Bucs).


40. Denver Broncos | Creed Humphrey, IOL


Say what you will about QB Drew Lock, but the one thing he is missing to have zero excuses not to perform is an offensive line. Creed Humphrey is one of the best IOL in this draft and should help keep Lock upright, along with solidifying the run game for Melvin Gordon.


41. Detroit Lions | Trevon Moehrig, S


The best part about having a terrible roster? You can pick the best player available at every pick. Moehrig is considered by many to be the best Safety prospect in this draft. The Lions are desperate for help on the back-end of their defense, and Moehrig should help solidify one of the worst defenses in league history.


42. New York Giants | Jayson Oweh EDGE


The Giants have been lacking edge-rushing punch since they traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers. Now, Oweh is no JPP, but he's a solid presence in pass-rushing scenarios and should fit into the Giants rotation from Day 1.


43. San Francisco 49ers | Kadarius Toney, WR


Does Kyle Shanahan have a type or what? Something about WRs that produce insane Yards-After-Catch (YAC) just lights his eyes up. Imagining an offense with Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and now Kadarius Toney seems like a nightmare on paper for opposing Defensive Coordinators.



44. Dallas Cowboys | Asante Samuel Jr., CB


With NFL-pedigree, the son of one of the better corners in NFL history, Asante Samuel Jr. fills an immediate need on the Cowboys defense. At this point in the draft, Samuel could shape up to be one of the best value picks thus far. I'd be surprised if he's available for the Cowboys at this point in the draft.


45. Jacksonville Jaguars (via MIN) | Joseph Ossai, EDGE


Funny how things come full circle, isn't it? The Jaguars got this pick from the Vikings by trading away an edge rusher, and now they select an edge rusher with this pick. Ossai should help fill the pass-rushing void opposite Edge rusher Josh Allen (no, not the Buffalo QB). The Jaguars defense has a long way to go before reaching it's former AFC Championship game glory, but this is a great start for the Urban Meyer-era.


46. New England Patriots | Nick Bolton, LB


There may not be a more important position in the New England defense than linebacker. With Hightower assumed to return from his opt-out, this is not an immediate need for the Patriots defense. However, Hightower isn't getting any younger, so Bolton is a great depth selection for the present, but an even better future selection for a potential, quality starter.


47. Los Angeles Chargers | Elijah Moore, WR


Another name that is quietly moving up draft boards and rankings, Elijah Moore could go even earlier than this. Teammate of former Ole Miss WRs D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown, Elijah Moore is the smallest of the 3. However, what he lacks in size, he makes up for in explosiveness with 4.35 40-yard dash speed. The Charger need a reliable WR2 opposite Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams can't seem to stay healthy long enough to fulfill that need. Great YAC receiver for Herbert to throw to for the Chargers.


48. Las Vegas Raiders | Eric Stokes, CB


The Raiders wouldn't be the Raiders if they didn't draft the fastest player at a position. Stokes has 4.25 40-yard dash speed, which is practically a pre-req to be a Raider. In all seriousness, good pick my Mayock and company here, as the Raiders need all the help they can get on the back-end of their defense.


49. Arizona Cardinals | Javonte Williams, RB


The fantasy football gods are smiling down upon the Arizona Cardinals. Sorry Chase Edmonds truthers, but Edmonds will be what he always looked like (a 3rd down scat back). Even though the Cardinals brought in RB James Conner (on a 1-year, $1.25mil deal mind you) Javonte Williams should be the future of this backfield. Absolutely love this pick.


50. Miami Dolphins | Jevon Holland, S


This feels like the rich getting richer. Boasting one of the better defenses in the NFL last year, the Dolphins sure up the back-end with the selection of Safety Jevon Holland.


51. Washington Football Team | Rondale Moore, WR


This team is going to be an on-paper nightmare for Defensive Coordinators. Rondale Moore, Curtis Samuel, Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas, Antonio Gibson catching passes and Ryan Fitzmagic slinging the rock? You can almost assure that WFT will be a Top-10 offense in 2021 with this supporting cast.


52. Chicago Bears | Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR


Another St. Brown heads to the NFC North. Say what you will about the Bears, but they still need a solid WR2 opposite All-Pro WR Allen Robinson. Darnell Mooney profiles better as a WR3 and I believe that Amon-Ra St. Brown can become a dependable target for the Red Rifle, Andy Dalton.


53. Tennessee Titans | Walker Little, OT


There are people who will tell you the worst first round selection in 2020 was Jordan Love by the Packers. Those people are wrong, because the Titans drafted OT Isaiah Wilson in the 1st round last year, only for him to be completely out of the NFL in less than one year. With the bust of Wilson, the Titans find themselves in desperate need of Offensive Line help, again. Walker Little is by no means small, and should help fill a gaping hole on the right side of the O-Line.


54. Green Bay Packers | Tylan Wallace, WR


Oh baby. Here we go! Tylan Wallace is one of the hidden gems in this draft. Wallace finally gives Packers fans the reliable WR2 they've been begging the front office for, for what seems like decades. Wallace could ascend to the WR1 of this offense eventually, whenever Davante Adams starts to decline. He has that much potential. Love this pick for the Packers. Hate this pick for my Lions, who now have to face Wallace and Adams twice a year.


55. Pittsburgh Steelers | Trey Smith, OT


If you watched a single game of Pittsburgh football last year, you'll know that Offensive Line is easily the biggest weakness on this team. With a statue at QB in Big Ben, they need to make sure he isn't hit nearly as much as last season. Smith is a good value here, given how many O-Lineman have already flown off the board.


56. Seattle Seahawks | Greg Newsome II, CB


In what feels like Seattle's first pick in forever (because it is) they get a Day 1 contributor in CB Greg Newsome II. Nothing to get excited about, but a solid selection nonetheless.


57. Los Angeles Rams | Cameron McGrone, LB


The Rams have one of the most complete rosters in the league. The offense is set, so focusing on LB early makes sense for a unit without a lot of weaknesses.


58. Baltimore Ravens | Jamar Johnson, S


The Ravens have been missing a consistent cover safety since they cut Earl Thomas. Jamar is no Earl, but he's a rangy safety that can work into the rotation early on, to eventually take over the full-time starting role.


59. Cleveland Browns | Quincy Roche, EDGE


What else do the Browns need? A situational pass-rusher opposite Myles Garrett would be nice, and they fill that need here with the selection of Quincy Roche.


60. New Orleans Saints | Elijah Molden, CB


The Saints have needs all over the roster after the many cap casualties incurred this offseason. After the release of Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins, Corner happens to be one of those needs. Molden won't replace the productivity of Jenkins, but he's a good developmental selection here for a defense that sorely needs it.


61. Buffalo Bills | Paulson Adebo, CB


The Bills are set at corner, but having more good, quality corners never hurt anyone. Adebo should slide in as the CB3 in some sub-packages Day1 .


62. Green Bay Packers | Quinn Meinerz, IOL


The Packers lost one of the best IOL in the NFL in Corey Linsley leaving via Free Agency. Meinerz is one of the best in a thinner IOL class and is a slam dunk selection here for the Packers, just based solely on need.


63. Kansas City Chiefs | Jackson Carman, OT


Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney and now Jackson Carman? This might be one of the best offensive lines in the league.


64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Amari Rodgers, WR


With WR Antonio Brown still remaining unsigned, there is actually a need at WR for the Bucs. Rodgers should compete for the WR3/4 spot on the team, depending on how much 2020 pick Tyler Johnson develops in the offseason.


Round 3:


65. Jacksonville Jaguars | Michael Carter, RB


I can feel James Robinson Stans reeling across the nation with this selection. If that is you, you shouldn't be THAT concerned. Carter should slot in as a 3rd-down pass-catching back with the Jaguars. He's not as good as Robinson as a rusher, but much better as a pass-catcher. With Carlos Hyde in town, it could be a more frustrating committee backfield, but it's still very likely that the lions' share of work goes Robinson's way.


66. New York Jets | Kenneth Gainwell, RB


Absolutely love this pick for the Jets, who don't have a bonafide RB1 on their current roster. Gainwell shouldn't start right away, but I would not be surprised to see him run away with this job by Week 5 of the regular season.


67. Houston Texans | Jay Tufele, DL


Wow, there's the Texans! Forgot about them, didn't you? Much like the Lions, their roster is so bad that they can really start anywhere. Tufele is a solid selection to start rebuilding the interior of that defense, but no selection in this draft is going to make up a half decade of franchise ineptitude for the Texans.


68. Atlanta Falcons | Richie Grant, S


The Falcons defense is terrible. This helps ease the pain a little bit on the Atlanta back-end.


69. Cincinnati Bengals | Aaron Robinson, CB


The Bengals were actually a much better defense the second half of the season than most people know. Regardless, Robinson could develop into a solid CB2 for the Bengals. Good value here in the 3rd round.


70. Philadelphia Eagles | Josh Meyers, IOL


The Eagles continue the youth movement at O-Line, and rightfully so. Whether their QB is Jalen Hurts or someone else, they'll need an O-Line to protect them. A hidden takeaway from their draft thus far is that Miles Sanders has a much better chance to be fantasy relevant with this O-Line.


71. Denver Broncos | Tommy Togiai, IDL


Undersized for a DT, Togiai makes up for his lack of size with stellar technique. The Broncos D isn't bad, but they need depth at this position after the Jurrel Casey experiment failed to work out.


72. Detroit Lions | Jabril Cox, LB


This is a slam-dunk selection for the Lions. Cox might be the best LB in this entire class and is a screaming value in the 3rd round. Renowned "thumper" and former Lions 1st round pick Jarrad Davis, LB was an absolute bust, meaning it's time to start from scratch again at the position. Cox should contribute Day 1 for the knee-cap-biting Lions.


73. Carolina Panthers | Dyami Brown, WR


Dyami Brown is the perfect replacement for Curtis Samuel in this offense. He could go before the 3rd round, but if he is here, then this is a great snag for the Panthers.










74. Washington Football Team (via SF) | Shaun Wade, CB


Did I mention the WFT is good? Wade addresses one of the only weak spots on the entire defense. He should be ready to contribute right away.


75. Dallas Cowboys | Dylan Moses, LB


With the retirement of LB Sean Lee (who has barely played the last few seasons) LB becomes an even more pressing need for the Cowboys.


76. New York Giants | Deonte Brown, IOL


Dave Gettleman loves his "hog mollies". Both Saquan Barkley and Daniel Jones should be happy with the reinforcements they are getting on the O-Line.


77. Los Angeles Chargers | Trey Sermon, RB


One of the seldom talked about points of the off-season is the possibility of the Chargers adding an in-between the tackles runner to pair with Austin Ekeler. They tried this last year with rookie RB Joshua Kelly, and they take another gamble at RB with OSU back Trey Sermon. He should take some first-down work away from Ekeler.


78. Minnesota Vikings | Payton Turner, EDGE


Expect the Vikings to continue to add reinforcements to what was an anemic defensive unit last season.


79. Arizona Cardinals | Kendrick Green, IOL


The Cardinals have done a great job in surrounding Kyler Murray with weapons aplenty, now they focus on building his protection in the pocket.


80. Las Vegas Raiders | Jamin Davis, LB


The Raiders defense continues its overhaul by adding Jamin Davis.


81. Miami Dolphins | Kylin Hill, RB


This RB class is thin, and I'm not sure Kylin Hill helps the Dolphins much more than Myles Gaskin. This one is a bit of a head scratcher, given some of the other names still left on the board.


82. Detroit Lions | Nico Collins, WR


It's well-known that the Lions are talent-poor at WR. It's also well-known that Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have a knack for misusing talented WRs. In steps Nico Collins, one of the most explosive and underrated prospects in the entire draft. He adds the type of explosiveness this offense needs out of their perimeter receiving options.


83. Chicago Bears | Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB


After cutting Pro Bowl Corner Kyle Fuller, the Bears find themselves extremely thin at the position. Melifonwu won't replace Fuller's production, but this is a purely needs based selection.


84. Philadelphia Eagles (via IND) | D'Wayne Eskridge, WR


Eskridge has started to shoot up some draft boards of late. The Eagles still need receiving weapons for Jalen Hurts and Eskridge is a great selection at this point in the draft.


85. Tennessee Titans | Talanoa Hufanga, S


The Titans got weaker in the secondary over the off-season. This selection is part of the process to patch the back-end back up.


86. New York Jets (via SEA) | Levi Onwuzurike, IDL


New Head Coach Robert Saleh comes from the 49ers, who are known for their strong D-Line. This is his attempt to start building more of the same in Gotham, albeit with far lower draft capital than the 49ers used.


87. Pittsburgh Steelers | Baron Browning, LB


The Steelers are sorely missing Devin Bush in their defense after his injury. Browning can develop behind Bush after he is healthy and hopefully serve as a good depth option.


88. Los Angeles Rams | Hunter Long, TE


More of a blocker than a receiver, the selection of Hunter Long comes from the off-season departure of former Rams Tight End, Gerald Everett.


89. Cleveland Browns | Daviyon Nixon, IDL


The Browns continue to beef up the D-Line in a division known for running the football.


90. Minnesota Vikings (via BAL) | Chazz Surratt, LB


This is the better of the two Surratts in the draft and comes in an area of great need on the terrible Vikings defense. Zimmer looks to fix the largest issue on the team through this year's draft.


91. Cleveland Browns (via NO) | Tyson Campbell, CB


The Browns don't have a bad corner group by any means, but they've struggled to stay healthy. This is a nice depth selection to supplement Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward.


92. Green Bay Packers | Robert Rochelle, CB


The Packers have a real weakness at corner opposite Jaire Alexander. They just hope Rochelle doesn't get torched like Kevin King did in the NFC Championship game.


93. Buffalo Bills | Carlos Basham Jr. EDGE


Per PFF, the Bills had the 6th best ranked pass-rushing unit in the NFL in 2020. They get even more dangerous with the selection of Carlos Basham Jr.


94. Kansas City Chiefs | Pete Werner, LB


There aren't many glaring needs on a team as good as the Chiefs, so the selection of Pete Werner feels like a case of BPA (Best Player Available).


95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Ben Cleveland, IOL


The Bucs have a 105-year-old QB, they'll invest in the O-Line every year if they need to.


96. New England Patriots | Joe Tryon, EDGE


Belichick covets smart, situational pass-rushers. Tyron should fit right in and work his way into sub packages.


97. Los Angeles Chargers | Paris Ford, S


It's unfortunate, but the Chargers have a problem at safety. That problem is the health of Derwin James. When healthy, he's easily one of the best safeties in the league and transforms the entire defense (reminiscent of Bob Sanders and the Colts). They need the depth behind James because they can guarantee he stays healthy an entire season.


98. New Orleans Saints | Marvin Wilson, DT


The Saints continue their investments in the defensive side of the ball with run-stuffer Marvin Wilson.


99. Dallas Cowboys | Brady Christensen, OT


Remember when the Cowboys had the best O-Line in the league? When healthy, it's still very good, but they need an injection of youth to a quickly aging unit.


100. Tennessee Titans | Kelvin Joseph, CB


With the departure of CB Malcolm Butler in the off-season, the Titans fill a glaring need in the secondary.


101. Washington Football Team (via LA Rams) | James Hudson, OT


Perhaps the only question mark remaining on the WFT offense is O-Line. They address that question mark with the rock solid James Hudson.


102. San Francisco 49ers | Joshua Bledsoe, S


This team has other needs, but not many. Bledsoe should start his career as a backup safety.


103. Los Angeles Rams | Rodarius Williams, CB


The corner spot opposite Jalen Ramsey is still an issue. Learning behind one of the best in the game should pay dividends in Williams' development.


104. Baltimore Ravens | Aaron Banks, IOL


The Ravens have been missing an elite interior presence since the retirement of Marshal Yanda. This won't fix that lack of presence, but the Ravens hope it will help.


105. New Orleans Saints | Kyle Trask, QB


Leave it to Sean Payton to throw a curveball on draft day. Say what you will about Kyle Trask, but he could genuinely thrive in Payton's system. The real question will be, can he beat out Jamesis Winston? I doubt it, but we've seen crazier things happen.



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