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MORSE: Final 2021 First Round NFL Mock Draft

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My one and only 1st Round Mock

#1 Jacksonville – Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson

No question about this pick!

#2 New York Jets – Zack Wilson QB BYU

The 2nd best QB in the draft.  NYJ pick has been known for weeks.

#3 San Francisco – Mac Jones QB Alabama

This is where the draft begins.  Scouts want Trey Lance but Shanahan wants Mac Jones.  The subplot will be if Jimmy Garoppolo is traded.

#4 Atlanta – Kyle Pitts TE Florida  

Falcons listened to trade offers but their demands were too much.  Pitts may make way for the Julio Jones trade.

#5 Cincinnati – J’Marr Chase WR LSU

Joe Burrows gets re-united with College teammate Chase

#6 Miami – Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama

This is why Miami traded up.  They wanted one of the top three WRs.

#7 Detroit – Trey Lance QB North Dakota State

Wouldn’t be surprised if Detroit trades this pick or if they actually took Lance.

#8 Carolina –  Penni Sewell OT Oregon

They have traded for Sam Donald, now they need someone to protect him

#9 Denver – Justin Fields QB Ohio State

Denver just acquired Teddy Bridgewater as a bridge QB until Fields is ready.

#10 Dallas – Patrick Surtain CB Alabama

Unquestionably the best DB in the draft.  Dallas has defense problems, this helps.

#11 New York Giants – DeVonta Smith WR Alabama

Too good to pass up.  They will wait till 2nd round for DE help.

#12 Philadelphia – Kwitty Paye DE Michigan

Rumor is they are enamored with Paye.  Hoping he gets by NYG.

#13 Los Angeles Chargers – Alijah Vera-Tucker OT USC

LAC O line is a mess and Vera-Tucker’s versatility will help.

#14 Minnesota – Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern

Solid but not sexy selection.  Should be a standout for more than a decade.

#15 NE Patriots – TRADE Pats trade #15 & #122 to the Washington Football Team for #19 and #74

Washington selects Micha Parsons

LB with RB speed.  Can play inside or out

#16 Arizona – Jeremiah Owansu-Koramorah LB/S Notre Dame

They have some serious problems in their secondary.

#17 Las Vegas – Jaelen Phillips Edge Miami

Can’t pass on his speed, replacing Carl Nassib.

#18 Miami –  Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech

Miami adds to their Blue Chip haul.  They are moving Robert Hunt to G.

#19 NE Patriots (from WAS) – Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina

The 2nd best DB in the draft.  Patriots needed another starting-caliber CB due to JC Jackson and Stephon Gilmore’s contract issues for 2022.

#20 Chicago – Greg Newsome CB Northwestern

Very close to Horn on ability, but played fewer games in Big Ten could be the deciding factor.

#21 Indianapolis – Samuel Cosmi OT Texas

Castonzo retired and they signed Sam Tevi, but Cosmi could be a long-term anchor of the OL.

#22  Tennessee – Greg Rousseau Edge Miami

Despite injury concerns two Miami edge players are 1st round picks

#23 New York Jets – Najee Harris RB Alabama

Pittsburgh isn’t happy with this.  Another skilled player.

#24 Pittsburgh – Travis Etienne RB Clemson

Wanted Harris, settled for Etienne.  Surprised two RBs taken in 1st rd.

#25 Jacksonville – Tyson Campbell CB Georgia

Underrated CB who should help Jacksonville

#26 Cleveland – Rashod Bateman WR Minnesota

Too good to pass on. A big receiver that makes big plays.

#27 Baltimore – Elijah Moore WR Mississippi State

Small but electric wideout.

#28 New Orleans- Christian Barmore

Top DT in a weak draft for DTs

#29 Green Bay – Kadarius Toney

Lightning-fast WR that give Rodgers another weapon to work with

#30 Buffalo – Jason Oweh Edge Penn St.

Incredibly fast but not productive DE

#31 Baltimore – Zaven Collins ILB Tulsa

Surprise 1st round pick with all the physical attributes

#32 Tampa Bay- Landon Dickerson C Alabama

Knee injuries are a concern but his physical ability isn’t.  Luxury pick they can wait a year for him to heal.

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