1) Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
The Jacksonville Jaguars offense this season ranked 25th in passing. With the dismissal of GM David Caldwell, the Jaguars’ main order of business will be securing a franchise quarterback. With two first-round picks, they should be able to secure starting-caliber quality at positions of need. Lawrence has been the consensus QB1 of this 2021 NFL Draft class from the moment he exploded onto the college football scene. He led Clemson to a National Championship as a true freshman. With arm strength, accuracy, and surprising mobility for a 6’6”, 220-pound quarterback, Trevor Lawrence has all the traits to succeed in the NFL.
2) New York Jets: Penei Sewell, OT Oregon
The Jets desperately need to upgrade the offensive line in the 2021 NFL Draft, and probably in free agency too. Athletic, strong, and dominant, Penei Sewell has everything that you want in an offensive tackle and then some. Just as impressive in pass blocking as run blocking, Sewell is not only the best offensive tackle in this 2021 NFL Draft class but also the best offensive tackle prospect in a number of years.
3) Cincinnati Bengals: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE Miami
The Bengals desperately need to upgrade the defensive line in a hurry, Gregory Rousseau would definitely fill that void. The void was created after the Bengals traded Carlos Dunlap to Seattle. Only Chase Young had more sacks and sacks per game than the redshirt freshman. Rousseau lined up all across the defensive line in 2019, possessing the versatility that the NFL values so highly.
4)Carolina Panthers: Justin Fields QB Ohio State
The huge question right now in Carolina is, “can Teddy stay healthy?” Fields is still a first-round talent and currently on track to be the second QB off the board. In Carolina, he could sit behind Teddy Bridgewater for a season before taking over the job in 2022.
5) Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts TE Florida
Trading down becomes a real option now but if they stay put — and if they’re looking to surround Matt Ryan with playmakers — Kyle Pitts is a game-changing talent.