2021 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 17-32



Last update: Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Round 6 added.
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  1. Las Vegas Raiders: Jackson Carman, G/OT, Clemson Clemson
    The Raiders need to address every level of their defense. However, they dumped three-fifths of their offensive line this offseason, so they need to rebuild their blocking unit as well.

    Jackson Carman has some great athletic ability for a 340-pound lineman. Some believe he's a left tackle in the pros. He comes with some character issues, however.

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  2. Miami Dolphins: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State Penn State
    The Dolphins lost some talent at linebacker this offseason. They could be interested in the top player at the position in this class.

    Looking like the next great linebacker to come out of Penn State, Micah Parsons was very productive. That was not a surprise, as Parsons was a highly athletic five-star recruit.

    Pick change; previously Kwity Paye, DL

  3. Washington Redskins: Alex Leatherwood, OT/G, Alabama Alabama
    The Redskins have an elite defensive line. The offensive line is solid, but not at left tackle. There's a huge hole there, which Washington could fill with this selection.

    Alex Leatherwood, a former five-star recruit, has excellent strength to be a stellar run blocker and the athleticism to block elite edge rushers.

    Pick change; previously Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT



  4. Chicago Bears: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
    The Bears can't be serious with having Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback in 2021. They're going to spend an early draft choice on a quarterback, and I believe they would do so at No. 20 if one of the top five signal-callers is available.

    Jones was better than expected this past year, and sources have told Charlie Campbell that they expect Jones to be chosen in the second round. That said, quarterbacks go earlier than expected.

    Pick change; previously Alex Leatherwood, OT/G

  5. Indianapolis Colts: Kwity Paye, DE/DT, Michigan Michigan
    The Colts lost Justin Houston and Denico Autry this offseason, so they could use an early selection on a defensive lineman.

    Kwity Paye has a chance to move into the upper half of the first round; he's shown some upside in his only year as a starter.

    Pick change; previously Caleb Farley, CB



  6. Tennessee Titans: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia Georgia
    The Titans lost Adoree Jackson this offseason. They signed Janoris Jenkins as a replacement, but he's just a short-term solution.

    Tyson Campbell is a very strong, physical cornerback with great size (6-2, 180).

  7. New York Jets: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
    The Jets need to fix the middle of their defense. Jarrad Davis cannot be allowed to play many snaps.

    Jamin Davis, a tackling machine in 2020, has good speed to cover lots of ground.

    Pick change; previously Najee Harris, RB



  8. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Robinson, CB, Central Florida Central Florida
    The Steelers lost a number of key defensive backs this offseason, so they could target the best secondary player available with this pick.

    Aaron Robinson is a big corner (6-1, 193) who tackles well.

  9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian Barmore, DE/DT, Alabama Alabama
    The Jaguars need help everywhere on defense. This includes the interior of the defensive line, which sorely misses Calais Campbell.

    Christian Barmore has nice length, quickness and athleticism.



  10. Cleveland Browns: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame Notre Dame
    The linebacking corps was a weak spot for the Browns last year, so this is a position the front office could target early in the 2021 NFL Draft.

    Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is a fast linebacker who has drawn comparisons to Telvin Smith, per Charlie Campbell's sources.

  11. Baltimore Ravens: Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami Miami
    The Ravens lost both Yannick Ngakoue and Matthew Judon this offseason, so I imagine they'll be considering a pass rusher in the first couple of rounds.

    Jaelan Phillips had a monster year in replacing the opted-out Gregory Rousseau. Injury concerns could cause him to fall.



  12. New Orleans Saints: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU TCU
    The Saints need to continue to improve their secondary, as their pass defense was a weakness in 2019. Malcolm Jenkins looks shot.

    Trevon Moehrig is a hybrid safety-linebacker who had an impressive 2019 season.

  13. Green Bay Packers: Greg Newsome, CB, Northwestern Northwestern
    The Packers seemed to forget that they had a big need at receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. Perhaps that'll happen, as Green Bay could opt to upgrade Kevin King after his horrible playoff performance.

    Greg Newsome has great technique and would be higher in this mock draft if it weren't for his extensive injury history.

  14. Buffalo Bills: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami Miami
    The Bills spent a second-round pick on A.J. Epenesa last year. However, their two primary edge rushers, Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison, will be 33 and 34, respectively, when the 2021 season begins.

    Gregory Rousseau logged double-digit sacks as a redshirt freshman in 2019. He was compared to Calais Campbell entering Miami.

  15. Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan Michigan
    We saw what happened to Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl. The pass protection must be upgraded, yet Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz were both released.

    Jalen Mayfield did a great job against Chase Young late in 2019, showcasing his athletic potential.



  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jayson Oweh, DE/OLB, Penn State
    The Buccaneers re-signed Shaq Barrett, but they could still use another pass rusher, given Jason Pierre-Paul's age.

    Jayson Oweh has potential, but didn't do all that much in 2020. He needs to become stronger for the pros.

    Pick change; previously Christian Barmore, DE/DT



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