2021 NFL Draft mock: Baltimore Ravens add a wide receiver late
21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
The Pittsburgh Steelers must think about life after Ben Roethlisberger, but there isn’t a quarterback worth taking here. Instead, Pittsburgh gets a shiny new tackle in the form of Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg, who will be Alejandro Villaneuva’s eventual replacement on the left side.
22. New England Patriots: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
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The New England Patriots are very confident in Jarrett Stidham entering 2020, but he needs weapons. Julian Edelman is another year older and N’Keal Harry must prove himself to be worthy of the round one selection the team used on him in 2019. Here, the Patriots add the 2021 NFL Draft’s best slot receiver in Purdue’s Rondale Moore, who has the jets and the hands to be a big-play maker immediately.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
The Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of a retooling of their secondary and even after selecting Jeff Gladney in round one of the 2020 NFL Draft, they should still look to add another guy across from him in the 2021 NFL Draft. They do so in Stanford’s Paulson Adebo. Adebo is a ball-hawk with eight career interceptions and a tenacity for breaking up passes (27 pass deflections). Defensive back enthusiast Mike Zimmer will fall in love with what Adebo is and can be.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
TY Hilton can’t play forever, while the rest of the Indianapolis Colts wide receivers are either unproven or underwhelming. The 2021 NFL Draft is loaded with talented wide receivers, but lost in the shuffle is Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman. Bateman has good size, good production, and a “my ball” mentality that will make life easier for whoever is throwing the football for the Colts in 2021.