MORSE: Final 2021 First Round NFL Mock Draft
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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I doubt AZ passes up Horn at 16.