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NFL Mock Drafts 2021: Compare Mel Kiper, Daniel Jeremiah, Todd McShay, and other experts

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Is there a draft here?

This is 2021. Of course there is. In fact, there is a draft everywhere.

Everyone now has an NFL draft. Just ask your nearest Uber driver or Target cashier if they have a bill draft. They definitely do and won’t be surprised if they tell you this when they bag your toilet paper and oat milk.

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See, everyone has a bogus design. But in all honesty, there are people – experts, if you will – who know a little more about the NFL draft, the pros and cons, the needs of teams, and knowledge of prospects than the average bar stool GM.

This year there are a number of intriguing storylines in the first round: How many QBs are used in the first round? How many in the top 10? How many Alabama players will be selected?

Some experts say the following about this year’s first round:

Vinnie Iyer’s bill draft (Sporting News)

Iyer’s latest draft was published on April 5th.

Choose No. team player position school
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 San Francisco 49ers (via MIA from HOU) Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
4th Atlanta Falcons Yes, ‘Mar Chase WR LSU
5 Cincinnati Bengals Penei Sewell OT Oregon
6th Miami Dolphins (by PHI) DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
7th Detroit Lions Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
8th Carolina Panthers Justin Fields QB Ohio State
9 Denver Broncos Mac Jones QB Alabama
10 Dallas Cowboys Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
11 New York Giants Rashawn Slater OT Northwest
12th Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA from 49ers) Kyle Pitts TO Florida
13th Los Angeles chargers Aliyah Vera-Tucker OIL USC
14th Minnesota Vikings Micah Parsons LB Penn State
fifteen New England Patriots Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
16 Cardinals of Arizona Gregory Rousseau EDGE Miami
17th Las Vegas Raiders Christian Barmore DT Alabama
18th Miami Dolphins Azeez Ojulari OLB Georgia
19th Washington soccer team Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
20th Chicago Bears Kadarius Toney WR Florida
21 Indianapolis Colts Sam Cosmi OT Texas
22nd Tennessee Titans Jaycee Horn CB South carolina
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Pay receipts EDGE Michigan
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
25th Jacksonville Jaguars (by LAR) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Our lady
26 Cleveland Browns Nick Bolton OLB Missouri
27 Baltimore Ravens Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State
28 New Orleans Saints Phillips’ scream EDGE Miami
29 Green Bay Packers Zaven Collins LB Tulsa
30th Buffalo Bills Greg Newsome CB Northwest
31 Kansas City Chiefs Jalen Mayfield OT Michigan
32 Tampa Bay privateers Levi Onwuzurike DT Washington

Remarkable:

– Iyer has’ Bama DT Christian Barmore in 17th place of the Raiders in the middle of first place. Barmore seems like an enigmatic prospect, and some have put him in the late first through second places.

– Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley, not Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II, is the first cornerback in # 10 Cowboys.

– Canes teammate Gregory Rousseau, not Jaelan Phillips, becomes the first EDGE player to go to Arizona at age 16.

Mel Kiper’s bill draft (ESPN)

Mel Kiper’s most recent draft was released on March 23, long before the 49ers and Eagles trades turned the top of the draft on its head.

Choose No. team player position school
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 Carolina Panthers (bogus trade) Justin Fields QB Ohio State
4th Atlanta Falcons Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
5 Cincinnati Bengals Kyle Pitts TO Florida
6th Philadelphia Eagles Yes, ‘Mar Chase WR LSU
7th Detroit Lions DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
8th Miami Dolphins (via Carolina from Houston) Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
9 Minnesota Vikings (bogus trade) Penei Sewell OT Oregon
10 Dallas Cowboys Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
11 New York Giants Pay receipts OF Michigan
12th San Francisco 49ers Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
13th Los Angeles chargers Rashawn Slater OIL Northwest
14th Denver Broncos (bogus trade) Micah Parson LB Penn State
fifteen New England Patriots Mac Jones QB Alabama
16 Cardinals of Arizona Jaycee Horn CB South carolina
17th Las Vegas Raiders Jamin Davis LB Kentucky
18th Miami Dolphins Phillips’ scream OF Miami
19th Washington soccer team Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
20th Chicago Bears Aliyah Vera-Tucker OIL USC
21 Indianapolis Colts Gregory Rousseau OF Miami
22nd Tennessee Titans Kadarius Toney WR Florida
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Our lady
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers OT Oklahoma State
25th Jacksonville Jaguars (by LAR) Trevon Moehrig S. TCU
26 Cleveland Browns Zaven Collins OLB Tulsa
27 Baltimore Ravens Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU
28 New Orleans Saints Atwell tutu WR Louisville
29 Green Bay Packers Greg Newsome II CB Northwest
30th Buffalo Bills Najee Harris RB Alabama
31 Kansas City Chiefs Liam Eichenberg OT Our lady
32 Tampa Bay privateers Christian Barmore DT Alabama

Remarkable:

– Kiper had the Jets do a QB before trading with Sam Darnold. Zach Wilson appears to be the # 2 consensus. If you have Kiper, you have America.

The Lions could go in any number of directions, but Kiper lets Detroit pick # 7 wide receiver DeVonta Smith, giving quarterback Jared Goff a # 1 goal for the season ahead. Detroit let Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones run free.

– Liam Eichenberg is a bit of a surprise when he goes this high (# 31 to the Chiefs), but Kansas City definitely needs the help of the offensive line.

Todd McShay’s Bill Draft (ESPN)

McShay’s most recent draft was released on April 1, but updated to begin trading with Sam Darnold and what it meant to the rest of the NFL draft.

Choose No. team player position school
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 San Francisco 49ers (via MIA from HOU) Mac Jones QB Alabama
4th Atlanta Falcons Kyle Pitts TO Florida
5 Cincinnati Bengals Yes, ‘Mar Chase WR LSU
6th Miami Dolphins (by PHI) DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
7th Detroit Lions Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
8th Carolina Panthers Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
9 Denver Broncos Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
10 Dallas Cowboys Jaycee Horn CB South carolina
11 New England Patriots (bogus trade) Justin Fields QB Ohio State
12th Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA from 49ers) Micah Parsons ILB Penn State
13th Los Angeles chargers Penei Sewell OT Oregon
14th Minnesota Vikings Rashawn Slater OIL Northwest
fifteen New England Patriots Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah ILB Our lady
16 Miami Dolphins (bogus trade) Aliyah Vera-Tucker G USC
17th Las Vegas Raiders Trevon Moehrig S. TCU
18th Arizona Cardinals (bogus trade) Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
19th Washington soccer team Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
20th Chicago Bears Kadarius Toney WR Florida
21 Indianapolis Colts Pay receipts OF Michigan
22nd Tennessee Titans Greg Newsome II CB Northwest
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Travis Etienne RB Clemsons
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Najee Harris RB Alabama
25th Jacksonville Jaguars (by LAR) Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
26 Cleveland Browns Gregory Rousseau OF Miami
27 Baltimore Ravens Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU
28 New Orleans Saints Elijah Moore WR Mississippi
29 Green Bay Packers Jamin Davis ILB Kentucky
30th Buffalo Bills Phillips’ scream OF Miami
31 Kansas City Chiefs Azeez Ojulari OLB Georgia
32 Tampa Bay privateers Zaven Collins OLB Tulsa

Remarkable:

– John Elway and Denver finally have a long term fix in the QB position as McShay brings Trey Lance to the Broncos in 9th place. Elway has been looking for the next big QB after Peyton Manning for years.

– Najee Harris – who recently said “kiss my ass” to McShay – ranks 24th on the Steelers, easing the pressure on the Steelers offense that suffered on the ground last year.

– Worst Nightmare Ever Confirmed: Bill Belichick gets his hands on a future franchise quarterback, with the Patriots trading up to 11 to snag a falling Justin Fields.

Daniel Jeremiah’s Draft (NFL Network)

DJ’s latest draft was released on April 6th.

Choose No. team player position school
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 New York Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 San Francisco 49ers (via MIA from HOU) Mac Jones QB Alabama
4th Atlanta Falcons Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
5 Cincinnati Bengals Kyle Pitts TO Bengals
6th Miami Dolphins (by PHI) Yes, ‘Mar Chase WR LSU
7th Detroit Lions Justin Fields QB Ohio State
8th Carolina Panthers Rashawn Slater OT Northwest
9 Denver Broncos Penei Sewell OT Oregon
10 Dallas Cowboys Pay receipts EDGE Michigan
11 New York Giants DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
12th Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA from 49ers) Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
13th Los Angeles chargers Jaycee Horn CB South carolina
14th Minnesota Vikings Phillips’ scream EDGE Miami
fifteen New England Patriots Micah Parsons LB Penn State
16 Cardinals of Arizona Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
17th Las Vegas Raiders Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Our lady
18th Miami Dolphins Gregory Rousseau EDGE Miami
19th Washington soccer team Aliyah Vera-Tucker OIL USC
20th Chicago Bears Greg Newsome II CB Northwest
21 Indianapolis Colts Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
22nd Tennessee Titans Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
23 New York Jets (from SEA) Azeez Ojulari EDGE Georgia
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
25th Jacksonville Jaguars (by LAR) Trevon Moehrig S. TCU
26 Cleveland Browns Jamin Davis LB Kentucky
27 Baltimore Ravens Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State
28 New Orleans Saints Asante Samuel CB Florida State
29 Green Bay Packers Landon Dickerson C. Alabama
30th Buffalo Bills Joe Tryon EDGE Washington
31 Kansas City Chiefs Kelvin Joseph CB Kentucky
32 Tampa Bay privateers Elijah Moore WR Mississippi

Remarkable:

– Jared who? Jeremiah has the Lions pick the Ohio State passerby number 7 from the overall selection. Detroit, of course, traded Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff (and more) this off-season. The Goff era in Motor City could be over before it even begins.

– After the all-pro centers run Corey Linsley in the free agency, the Packers reinforce the offensive line with Landon Dickerson in 29th place.

– Five is the magic number, like in five first round QBs. Jeremiah goes one step further: Five quarterbacks are selected in the top 10, for the first time in the history of the NFL Draft.

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