We are less than a week away from the NFL Draft! It is one of the most exciting times in the NFL year. Several big trades have already gone down, and several other rumors are floating around. Let’s dive into my final NFL Mock Draft to see who everyone’s team will be selecting.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
This pick was locked in when last season ended. Trevor Lawerence is already donating to Jacksonville charities and doing good in the community. The Jaguars have an excellent opportunity to build their team around Lawerence with all these draft picks.
2. New York Jets: QB Zack Wilson, BYU
The Jets have traded Sam Darnold and, by all accounts, will be taking Zack Wilson. Wilson was an exciting player for BYU and showed a knack for making highlight-reel plays. The Jets will be selecting another quarterback in the top 3 for the second time in 3 years. They have several early draft picks which need to be used to surround Wilson with help on offense. They cannot repeat the same mistakes they did with Sam Darnold.
3. San Francisco 49ers (Via Dolphins) Justin Fields, QB Ohio St.
The 49ers traded three complete 1st round draft picks to move into this position. They are certainly moving up for a quarterback. All reports are saying they covet Mac Jones. I have a hard time believing they would trade into this spot and pass on Justin Fields. Mac Jones isn’t a bad prospect by any means, but I don’t see the IT factor with him. I think he’s too similar to what they already have with Jimmy Garroppolo.
4. Atlanta Falcons: Trey Lance, QB North Dakota ST.
The Falcons are another team with a new head coach and GM in 2021. Reports are they are planning on keeping Matt Ryan, but I think new head coach Arthur Smith hand picks his young quarterback here even if they do. The Falcons need to get a promising QB in Lance behind Matt Ryan, and they lucked into a top 5 pick and need to address that position. Ryan could still play another three years, and this gives Lance plenty of time to develop. Lance has a tremendous physical toolset but has only played in one game over the last year and played against lesser competition. Having time to develop is going to be huge.
5. Cincinnati Bengals: Jamarr Chase, WR LSU
I was big on the Penei Sewell to the Bengals, but I think pairing Jamarr Chase and Joe Burrow again would give the Bengals an explosive offense. They have addressed the offensive line with the additions of Riley Reiff and Quinton Spain, but they need more. Luckily for them, this is a deep draft when it comes to the offensive line. I would give Burrow his favorite playmaker and grab a solid lineman at the top of round 2.
6. Miami Dolphins: Kyle Pitts, TE Florida
Miami has done a great job maneuvering the draft. They traded out of the top three and then back to number six and have multiple first-round picks in subsequent drafts. It puts Miami in a scenario where they can snag arguably the best non-quarterback prospect in the draft in Kyle Pitts. Don’t let the tight end position for Pitts confuse you. He is an absolute match-up nightmare that can line up all over the field. The Dolphins offense is slowly coming into form, with Pitts, Parker, Gesicki, and Will fuller coming into the fold.