2021 NFL Draft mock 3.0: Baltimore Ravens add IOL stud
13. Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Darrishaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Justin Herbert is the truth, but he needs some offensive linemen to keep him upright. Darrishaw has as much upside as any of the tackles in the 2021 NFL Draft class. Darrishaw gives the Chargers a strong left tackle who will make the offensive line instantly better.
14. Minnesota Vikings: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Kirk Cousins may be around for two more seasons, but the Vikings can cut him after 2021 and save $35 million in cap space. That’s a lotta money. Minnesota can also draft his replacement in Lance who would fit the offense much better. Lance would give the Vikings a backfield as good as any other in the league with the weapons to throw to in the passing game, as well. This offense would be Fantasy Football gold and a defense’s worst nightmare.
15. New England Patriots: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
WHO?! Hopefully, you caught that reference… but if you didn’t Mac (not Mike) Jones is a Heisman finalist who has led Alabama’s offense to a CFP National Championship appearance. Jones throws as pretty a deep ball as any quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft and is worthy of a high investment. The Patriots are desperate for quarterback play after letting Tom Brady walk and Jones gives them just that. With adding a few weapons for Jones this offseason, New England is right back in the AFC playoff picture.
16. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
The Cardinals don’t use the tight end as much as other teams in the league, but you make an exception when Pitts is available. Pitts is a massive man at 6’6″ 240-lbs. and athletic to match. Pitts is a monster in the red zone, too, so he will catch a ton of touchdowns early in his career. Matching Pitts with DeAndre Hopkins on the outside is a dream come true for Kyler Murray.