A quarter of the way through the 2020 season and we have a brand new 2021 NFL Draft mock. In it, the Baltimore Ravens get themselves a brand new center.
Draft order courtesy of nfl.com, with picks 31 and 32 matched as a Super Bowl matchup.
1. New York Jets: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
The Jets might not win a football game in 2020. Thankfully, this lands them the number one overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and the “winners” of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. Sam Darnold is far from the problem in New York, but you can’t pass up a prospect like Lawrence. The Jets will auction off Darnold to the highest bidder and take the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck with the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
2. Miami Dolphins (via Houston Texans): Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
The Dolphins just drafted an offensive tackle in the form of Austin Jackson during the 2020 NFL Draft, but the team cannot pass up the potential that is Penei Sewell. Sewell is seemingly flawless and a future All-Pro at the position. Adding Sewell would allow Miami to kick Jackson to the right side permanently and give the offensive line bookend tackles.
3. New York Giants: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
The Giants could easily grab a quarterback here with the underwhelming play of Daniel Jones. Instead, they’ll get a top-flight wide receiver in Ja’Marr Chase and give Jones the opportunity to throw to a legit X-receiver. Chase would have been WR1 in the 2020 NFL Draft had been eligible. Chase is the do-it-all kind of guy quarterbacks dream of throwing to.
4. Atlanta Falcons: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL.)
Despite investments to improve its pass rush, the Falcons simply can’t get it right. Gregory Rousseau could finally be the answer the franchise has been looking for off the edge. Rousseau is long and athletic and can even kick inside to give the defensive front more versatility. Rousseau will finally make Atlanta’s pass rush a respectable one.