2021 NFL Draft mock 3.0: Baltimore Ravens add IOL stud
25. Washinton Football Team: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Congrats to the WFT for making the post-season! Unfortunately, that puts them out of a position to get a signal-caller without reaching. Instead, the team gets some offensive line reinforcements and gets the athletic and smooth Cosmi from Texas. Cosmi is what many wanted Connor Williams to be when he came out back in 2018.
26. Tennessee Titans: Jaelen Phillips, EDGE, Miami FL.
The Titans put out one of the league’s weakest pass rushes in 2020 with a measly 19 team sacks with the team-high coming from Harold Landry (5.5). Landry is far from the problem in Nashville; he just needs a partner in crime whose name isn’t Jadeveon Clowney. Phillips took over as the Hurricane’s most reliable pass rusher this year after transferring from UCLA. Phillips is a long edge rusher with some serious upside in the 3-4 scheme Tennessee runs.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Leatherwood reminds me a lot of Cameron Irving from Florida State back in 2015. Irving may not have panned out in the NFL, but he was a first-round pick because he was a tackle by trade who converted to center thanks to his instincts. I believe Leatherwood is at worst a good center, but he can be a fine tackle, as well. The Steelers should just be happy to have a high-quality offensive lineman available for them no matter where he lines up.
28. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks): Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
A third former NFL player’s son entering the 2021 NFL Draft, who just so happens to also be a cornerback, goes at the end of the first round. Samuel Jr. came into his own in 2020 and showed off some shades of his father. I thought about giving the Jets Travis Etienne or Najee Harris here, but securing a good cover man took more importance. Plus, there’s a good chance one of those two is available early in round two.