Ronnie Harter’s Final Mock Draft

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With the NFL Draft right around the corner, I’ve released Version 5.0 of my Mock Draft which will be the final version. Some real interesting trades are included in this mock, along with something new I wanted to try out.

For every single 1st-Round pick, I have included a video/highlight for that specific player and in the 2nd and 3rd Rounds, I have included a video/highlight for who I think are very intriguing players in those rounds.

With that said, here is my final Mock Draft of the 2021 NFL Draft and I hope you enjoy it!

Round 1

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB – Clemson

You can tattoo this pick.

2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB – BYU

You can tattoo this one too. Tattoos for everyone.

3. San Francisco 49ers: Justin Fields, QB – Ohio State

I went with Mac Jones last time around but I just can’t see that happening the more I think of it. Fields is better in every aspect of the game and has a much higher upside than Jones. Not to mention Jones has some character issues that are not talked about.

4. Denver Broncos (via Atlanta): Trey Lance, QB – North Dakota State

Denver receives: #4

Atlanta receives: #9, #40 & 2022 2nd-Round Pick

Denver needs to get a Quarterback to help take the next step not only now, but for the future. I think Drew Lock is an OK Quarterback but not the Quarterback the Broncos need right now. Trey Lance can do it all and would fit very well in a Pat Shurmur offense.

5. Cincinnati Bengals: Kyle Pitts, TE – Florida

If someone wanted to argue that Kyle Pitts is the best player in this draft, there would be no argument from me. Pitts is the best TE prospect I have ever seen and to be honest, he’s not even a TRUE Tight End. He has the ability to go in the Slot and go out Wide. He’s that good. Pitts is the kind of guy that any QB would love to have as a weapon and pairing him up with Joe Burrow should make for a fun future in Cincinnati.

6. Miami Dolphins: Ja’Marr Chase, WR – LSU

Chase seems to be the consensus No.1 WR on the board for most NFL teams. He’s an absolute stud and for Miami, he is a must get if they want Tua to be able to succeed. Tua needs weapons to throw to and Chase is the best available outside of Kyle Pitts.

7. Philadelphia Eagles (via Detroit): Penei Sewell, OT – Oregon

Philadelphia receives: #7

Detroit receives: #12, #70 & #84

The Eagles need to really get some help on the offensive line. Jason Peters is done, Andre Dillard and Lane Johnson can’t stay healthy, and All-Pro Guard Brandon Brooks is coming off a Torn Achilles. Getting Sewell would solidify either Tackle spot for years to come in Philly and give the Eagles a reliable player to be able to play 17 times a year.

8. Carolina Panthers: Rashawn Slater, OT – Northwestern

Deshaun Watson is out of the question for Carolina with the recent acquisition of Sam Darnold as well as the pending Sexual Assault allegations against him. The Panthers need to focus on protecting Darnold and with Slater, they can put him at any spot along the OL and he will thrive.

9. Atlanta Falcons (via Denver): Jaylen Waddle, WR – Alabama

Atlanta receives: #9, #40 & 2022 2nd-Round Pick

Denver Receives: #4

It sucks that the Falcons aren’t able to get Sewell or Slater at this spot so they go with the best player available in Jaylen Waddle. He offers versatility similar to Tyreek Hill with his ability to play in the Slot and out Wide, along with his elite special teams ability.

10. New England Patriots (via Dallas): Mac Jones, QB – Alabama

New England receives: #10

Dallas receives: #15, #46 & #139

Cam Newton isn’t the long-term option in New England so getting Mac Jones addresses that issue for the Patriots. Personally, I am not a fan of Jones but the NFL seems to be much higher on him than most of the Draft community. He is accurate and can make some nice throws, but it will be interesting to see how he does without some elite weapons around him.

11. New York Giants: Kwity Paye, EDGE – Michigan

The Giants did an excellent job this past off-season by adding some weapons around Daniel Jones and shoring up their defense. They add another weapon on defense off the edge with Kwity Paye. He can line up with his hand in dirt or standing up off the edge due to his athletic ability.

12. Detroit Lions (via Philadelphia): DeVonta Smith, WR – Alabama

Detroit receives: #12, #70 & #84

Philadelphia receives: #7

Two things that we know for sure: Detroit has the worst WR room in the NFL and DeVonta Smith is an elite WR prospect.

There have been a lot of questions about Smith’s size and his ability to stay durable throughout his career. Fortunately, those questions are dumb and have not deterred Smith from being the great WR he was at Alabama which included winning the Heisman Trophy this past season.

13. Los Angeles Chargers: Patrick Surtain ll, CB – Alabama

It seems like we’re seeing Alabama player after Alabama player in this 1st Round. That’s what happens when you are a football factory and produce players like Surtain who is arguably the top CB in this draft. The CB room is a bit thin and guys like Chris Harris aren’t getting any younger.

14. Minnesota Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL – USC

Vera-Tucker can slide right into the Left Guard spot that badly needs an upgrade in Minnesota. AVT was mainly at Left Tackle but can easily slide inside to the Left Guard spot and start for the Vikings right away.

15. Dallas Cowboys (via New England): Jaycee Horn, CB – South Carolina

Dallas receives: #15, #46 & #139

New England receives: #10

For the Cowboys to be able to trade down 5 spots and address their biggest need with a player like Jaycee Horn would be a major win for them. He fits in perfectly with what Dan Quinn will run in Dallas.

16. Arizona Cardinals: Greg Newsome ll, CB – Northwestern

Even with the signing of Malcolm Butler the Cardinals need to add some more CB help. Newsome has shot up the draft boards a lot and seems to be headed towards being a lock in the First Round.

17. Las Vegas Raiders: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB/S – Notre Dame

JOK lined up at ILB for the Fighting Irish but is likely better off as a Hybrid player in the NFL. With new DC Gus Bradley coming in, a player of Owusu-Koramoah’s caliber fits in perfectly under Bradley’s new scheme.

18. Miami Dolphins: Micah Parsons, LB – Penn State

Parsons has character concerns and position concerns. He is versatile but does not seem to have a set position. I personally think his best fit would be as an EDGE/OLB type as he possesses some really good pass rushing abilities.

19. Washington Football Team: Christian Darrisaw, OT – Virginia Tech

Darrisaw is an absolute mauler at Left Tackle and gives the Football Team some really good options to work with along the OL going into the season.

20. Chicago Bears: Teven Jenkins, OT – Oklahoma State

If the Bears want an instant upgrade and some toughness along the Line, look no further than Teven Jenkins. He may not look mean but damn is he MEAN. Like Darrisaw, he shows no mercy on the field and just crushes his opponents.

21. Indianapolis Colts: Liam Eichenberg, OT – Notre Dame

The Colts did nothing in Free Agency and it was a terrible thing to do especially after the retirement of Anthony Castanzo. This is likely an overdraft but the value outweighs the player here as the Colts need an instant fix and go with Eichenberg who is a veteran OL that started for 3 years at Notre Dame.

22. Tennessee Titans: Rashod Bateman, WR – Minnesota

Giving the Titans Bateman to go with AJ Brown? Good luck opposing defenses. Bateman is an absolute stud and can do everything you want in a WR. Bateman has a high floor and is ready to play in the NFL right away.

23. New York Jets: Najee Harris, RB – Alabama

Harris is the only RB worthy of a 1st Round pick (although personally, I don’t think drafting a RB in the First Round is a smart thing to do) and will give the Jets a guy who can be a work-horse at the spot from day one.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Landon Dickerson, IOL – Alabama

Even with a long list of injuries in his career, Dickerson lands in the First Round with Pittsburgh. The Steelers need to get some guys along the OL after the retirement of Pouncey and Alejandro Villanueva leaving in Free Agency.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Terrace Marshall Jr, WR – LSU

After being in the shadows of players like Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson, Terrace Marshall got to break out in 2020 with 10 TD’s in just 7 games. He finally got to showcase his 5-Star talent that he had out of high school and lands himself in the First Round.

26. Cleveland Browns: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE – Miami (FL)

If it weren’t for the injury history of Phillips he would likely have been a lock in the Top 15. Still, he is an athletic freak that had some really nice production for the Hurricanes this past year and lining up opposite of Myles Garrett should be a sight to see for Browns fans.

27. Baltimore Ravens: Jayson Oweh, EDGE – Penn State

He didn’t have great production at Penn State, but Oweh certainly possesses a ton of upside. He ran a sub 4.4 40-Yd dash at his Pro Day and can come in to replace Matthew Judon who left for New England.

28.  New Orleans Saints: Caleb Farley, CB – Virginia Tech

There are questions surrounding Marshon Lattimore and his long-term future in New Orleans and with Farley sliding due to his medicals, the Saints grab a guy who was a consensus Top 10 pick earlier in the draft process.

29.  Green Bay Packers: Samuel Cosmi, OT – Texas

The Packers need to replace the Right Tackle spot and get Cosmi who has played both Tackle spots, but has more experience on the right side. He has good size and athleticism with a really high ceiling, as well as offering positional versatility.

30. Buffalo Bills: Eric Stokes, CB – Georgia

Stokes is a guy that has risen up a lot after his Pro Day, getting to show off his athleticism and fluid hips. Stokes would give the Bills a nice #2 option at Corner to go opposite of Tre’Davious White.

31. Kansas City Chiefs: Jamin Davis, LB – Kentucky

Nobody has risen up the draft boards quite like Davis, who came into the draft process as a fringe Day 3 guy. Once more people watched his film he started to gain some more traction as a Day 2 guy, but then his Pro Day happened. Davis showed off his 4.4 speed at 6-4 224 lbs and is built like a mack truck. We know the Chiefs have an all-time great offense but it would be nice to build up their defense.

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christian Barmore, IDL – Alabama

The Barmore disrespect is getting a bit out of hand. He is a Top-15 worthy player with his athletic ability at his size and ability to rush the passer and be a great run defender. Barmore is the perfect Suh protege whenever Suh decides to hang up the cleats.

Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Alex Leatherwood, OT – Alabama

34. New York Jets: Asante Samuel Jr, CB – Florida State

35. Atlanta Falcons: Travis Etienne, RB – Clemson

36. Miami Dolphins: Javonte Williams, RB – North Carolina

37. Philadelphia Eagles: Pat Freiermuth, TE – Penn State

38. Cincinnati Bengals: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE – Miami (FL)

39. Carolina Panthers: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB – Syracuse

40. Atlanta Falcons (via Denver): Azeez Ojulari, EDGE – Georgia

41. Detroit Lions: Zaven Collins, LB – Tulsa

42. New York Giants: Kelvin Joseph, CB – Kentucky

43. San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Mayfield, OT – Michigan

44. Dallas Cowboys: Creed Humphrey, IOL – Oklahoma

45. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, S – TCU

46. Dallas Cowboys (via New England): Tommy Togiai, IDL – Ohio State

47. Los Angeles Chargers: Dillon Radunz, OT – North Dakota State

48. Las Vegas Raiders: Wyatt Davis, IOL – Ohio State

49. Arizona Cardinals: Trey Smith, IOL – Tennessee

50. Miami Dolphins: Joseph Ossai, EDGE – Texas

51. Washington Football Team: Baron Browning, LB – Ohio State

52. Chicago Bears: Dyami Brown, WR – North Carolina

53. Tennessee Titans: Elijah Molden, CB – Washington

54. Indianapolis Colts: Kadarius Toney, WR – Florida

55. Pittsburgh Steelers: Spencer Brown, OT – Northern Iowa

56. Seattle Seahawks: Carlos Basham Jr, EDGE – Wake Forest

57. Los Angeles Rams: Quinn Meinerz, IOL – Wisconsin-Whitewater

58. Baltimore Ravens: Richie Grant, S – UCF

59. Cleveland Browns: Levi Onwuzurike, IDL – Washington

60. New Orleans Saints: Elijah Moore, WR – Ole Miss

61. Buffalo Bills: Ronnie Perkins, EDGE – Oklahoma

62. Green Bay Packers: Rondale Moore, WR – Purdue

63. Kansas City Chiefs: Nico Collins, WR – Michigan

64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Payton Turner, EDGE – Houston

Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Carter, RB – North Carolina

66. New York Jets: Rashad Weaver, EDGE – Pittsburgh

67. Houston Texans: Aaron Robinson, CB – UCF

68. Atlanta Falcons: Hunter Long, TE – Boston College

69. Cincinnati Bengals: Brady Christensen, OT – BYU

70. Detroit Lions (via Philadelphia): Alim McNeill, IDL – NC State

71. Denver Broncos: Pete Werner, LB – Ohio State

72. Detroit Lions: Tyson Campbell, CB – Georgia

73. Carolina Panthers: Brevin Jordan, TE – Miami (FL)

74. Washington Football Team: Jevon Holland, S – Oregon

75. Dallas Cowboys: Walker Little, OT – Stanford

76. New York Giants: Jabril Cox, LB – LSU

77. Los Angeles Chargers: Joe Tryon, EDGE – Washington

78. Minnesota Vikings: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S – Florida State

79. Las Vegas Raiders: Jackson Carman, OT – Clemson

80. Las Vegas Raiders: Daviyon Nixon, IDL – Iowa

81. Miami Dolphins: Tommy Tremble, TE – Notre Dame

82. Washington Football Team: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR – USC

83. Chicago Bears: Kellen Mond, QB – Texas A&M

84. Detroit Lions (via Philadelphia): Stone Forsyth, OT – Florida

85. Tennessee Titans: Talanoa Hufanga, S – USC

86. New York Jets: Josh Myers, IOL – Ohio State

87. Pittsburgh Steelers: Benjamin St. Juste, CB – Minnesota

88. Los Angeles Rams: D’Ante Smith, OT – East Carolina

89. Cleveland Browns: Amari Rodgers, WR – Clemson

90. Minnesota Vikings: Trill Williams, CB – Syracuse

91. Cleveland Browns: Cameron McGrone, LB – Michigan

92. Green Bay Packers: Milton Williams, IDL – Louisiana Tech

93. Buffalo Bills: Kenneth Gainwell, RB – Memphis

94. Kansas City Chiefs: Ben Cleveland, IOL – Georgia

95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tutu Atwell, WR – Louisville

Compensatory Picks

96. New England Patriots: Dylan Moses, LB – Alabama

97. Los Angeles Chargers: Jamar Johnson, S – Indiana

98. New Orleans Saints: Elerson Smith, EDGE – Northern Iowa

99. Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Smith, EDGE – UAB

100. Tennessee Titans: Brenden Jaimes, OT – Nebraska

101. Detroit Lions: Davis Mills, QB – Stanford

102. San Francisco 49ers: Jay Tufele, IDL – USC

103. Los Angeles Rams: Nick Bolton, LB – Missouri

104. Baltimore Ravens: D’Wayne Eskridge, WR – Western Michigan

105. New Orleans Saints: Chazz Surratt, LB – North Carolina

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