2021 NFL Mock Draft Revision #10

December 3, 2020 2:00 AM EST

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

  • Five QBs projected for Round 1
  • Draft capital champs! Jaguars pick 5 times in first 66 selections
  • Selection order is determined by consensus power ranking for Mock Draft #10. For Revision #11 we'll flip to W-L record and strength-of-schedule criteria
  • Next 2021 mock draft Wednesday Dec 16 following Week 14 games

Round 1 Picks 1- 16 (Below)

Forward to Round 1 Picks 17- 32

Forward to Round 2

Forward to Round 3

Forward to Round 4/5

Forward to Round 6/7

2021 NFL Draft Big Board

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings




1 NY Jets
Trevor Lawrence
Clemson
QB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
220
Trevor Lawrence NFL Draft photo
Despite the winless record, there was still a lot of anticipation for the visit of Miami to Met Life. Sam Darnold, back after missing the last few games with a recurring shoulder issue, would finally take the field with the "A-Team" starting at WR. Fans would finally get to see what Darnold could do with all 3 of Perriman, Mims, and Crowder on the field at the same time. Unfortunately for Sam, it was business as usual, with the same kind of erratic performance with the trio than the previous games without them.


The Jets accumulated just 3 combined points in 2 full games against Miami (an unwanted franchise record), a team who themselves were winless for the vast majority of 2019. The "Lack of Weapons" excuse used to keep a flicker of hope alive for Sam seems to be extinguishing. Unless he plays out the season looking like Russell Wilson on PED's playing against 10-year-olds, the writing is on the wall for Darnold here.

On a brighter note, RD2 Rookie Denzel Mims has looked really good, despite the sub-par QB play. Mims became only the 8th Rookie WR since 1970 to post 40+ receiving yards in each of his first 5 games, joining the likes of Andre Johnson, Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, and Michael Thomas. He brings something the Jets have lacked for most of Darnold's time here: a big possession guy with a reliable set of hands. Mims looks to have a very bright future and will hopefully help ease Trevor Lawrence's transition to the Pros, should the Jets choose him here.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Jets' Team Page shows the entire roster of NYJ picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

~ Rich Tinley, DraftTek Senior Analyst
2 Jacksonville
Justin Fields
Ohio State
QB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
228
Justin Fields NFL Draft photo
Owner Shad Khan fired GM Dave Caldwell on Sunday. In Caldwell's 9-year tenure, there was one golden season (2017) where QB Blake Bortles brought the team within one game of the Super Bowl, succumbing to a 4th-quarter Patriots' comeback in the year when the Nick Foles-led Eagles upset the Pats. Until HC Doug Marrone took over, the Jags went 9 seasons without a winning record (2008 to 2016), averaging 4.5 wins per season (and 11.5 losses). However, success is fleeting. Through Week 12, the team stands at 12-31 since 2017. Caldwell has been with the team since 2013. Much is made about the fact that only the most recent three RD1 picks are still with the team, but scan Caldwell's roster of draft picks and it's surprising how many are still playing in the NFL.

Marrone and his staff, BTW, will be with the team until the end of the season; this is more a function of the new GM picking his own guy. On the positive side, Caldwell gifted the new GM with 11 draft picks and the league's 4th-best cap situation, and (probably) the #2 pick in the 2021 Draft, one where they'll be able to land the best-rated QB prospect in the franchise's history.

Justin Fields had his poorest outing of the season against #9 Indiana on 11/21, throwing 3 interceptions in the game --doubling his career pick total in one game. However, Fields overcame the poor throws for another Ohio State win.The Buckeyes have taken the field just 4 times in 2020 so far, with only 2 more games on the slate. Could Fields opt for another season at OSU? Possibly, but for now, he's squarely in the Jaguars' sights.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Jaguars' Team Page shows the entire roster of Jacksonville picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

~ Rich Tinley, DraftTek Senior Analyst
3 Cincinnati
Gregory Rousseau
Miami
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Gregory Rousseau NFL Draft photo
Joe Burrow's injury was brutal. Not just because it derailed a promising, likely Rookie-Of-The-Year season for the former Heisman Trophy-winner, and not because it halted the momentum the Bengals had moving forward, but because of the fact that the extra structural damage done to Burrow's knee might keep him out beyond just 2020. Such a promising start to a career doesn't deserve such an early speed-bump followed by a massive uphill climb, but Burrow seems to be just the type of NFL quarterback that will come back stronger than he was when he left the field against Washington.

Moving forward, though, Cincinnati must continue to evaluate their young team. Where might they focus their 2021 NFL Draft? Well, you can start with the league's 28th-ranked defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA. If we take that a step further, you'll notice that the team ranks 21st in pass defense and 27th against the rush. One additional step further, and you'll find that the defensive line is the worst-performing unit at 31st-overall against the run and 32nd in sack rate on passing downs.

On the offensive side of the ball, the most glaring issue (29th in DVOA) is also the line (31st). I think it's pretty clear that the Bengals' new regime will be looking in the trenches early and often in the 2021 NFL Draft.

- Kennedy Paynter, DraftTek Senior Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
4 Dallas (Trade)
Caleb Farley
Virginia Tech
CB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
197
Caleb Farley NFL Draft photo
It has not been a great season for this Dallas Cowboys defense, no matter how you look at it. This unit is currently allowing the third-highest rating to opposing quarterbacks at 105.1, while their four interceptions are one more than Houston and Philadelphia, who are tied for the worst mark. They've also given up a league-high 25 passing touchdowns. Against the run, Dallas has given up a league-high 1,720 yards per game, at a league-worst 4.9 yards per carry. They are also tied for the fifth-worst mark in the league, giving up 15 rushing touchdowns.


Simply said, this defense has been horrendous, and the Cowboys need to address it this coming offseason. The primary areas they need to improve are on the defensive line and secondary. Defensive Tackle should be the first area to consider, but there really isn't an interior prospect worth taking in the top ten. Also, while Trevon Diggs appears to be one of Dallas' future starters at Cornerback, Dallas doesn't really have many other options to join him. Farley and Alabama's Patrick Surtain Jr. are options, although I have my questions about this being a bit high for either. Additionally, while Donovan Wilson has had somewhat of a breakout stretch, the Cowboys still need to address the Safety position as well.

Picking this high, it's going to be tough to find value in a defender not named Micah Parsons, and it might be smart to move down if they can't find some form of success down the stretch. Not only could guys like Farley or Surtain be available down the line, but prospects like Alabama's Christian Barmore, Michigan's Kwity Paye, and TCU's Trevon Moehrig would be better values as well.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
5 LA Chargers
Penei Sewell
Oregon
OT
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
330
Penei Sewell NFL Draft photo
Reunited and it feels so good - if you're Justin Herbert. The Chargers' stud rookie QB enjoyed terrific protection from his O-Line back at Oregon, and LT Penei Sewell was the biggest reason why. Hailed as a "near-perfect prospect" by reviewers far and wide, Sewell was the first sophomore to win the Outland Trophy in 2019, then sat out the COVID-delayed 2020 season. At 6-6, 325, he has ideal size that he utilizes with easy athleticism, speed, quickness, agility and strength. You can't talk about the guy without raving. Of course, Sewell's smart too. He is a mortal lock to go in the top 5 picks and it would be mildly shocking if he gets beyond Pick 3.


The 3-8 Chargers have needs across the defense and in the receiving corps, but there is no reason to pass on an anchor LT when you have hit on your QB of the Future. Their troubling habit of blowing leads and coming up on the short end of close games could certainly be remedied by better protection for Herbert and bigger holes for Austin Ekeler in the run game. The Chargers are 15-25 in games decided by 10 points or fewer since Anthony Lynn took over as head coach in 2017. A pick like this could get that trend line pointed in the opposite direction for whoever's coaching the team over the next decade.

- Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst

Check out the entire Chargers draft, which is heavy on big bodies and defense, at the Chargers Drafttek Team Page.
6 Denver
Micah Parsons
Penn State
ILB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
245
Micah Parsons NFL Draft photo
Denver has sure found themselves in a mess after having to start Kendall Hinton at Quarterback against New Orleans. In fact, not much has gone right at Quarterback for the Broncos. Denver signal-callers have the worst completion percentage in football at 55.6 percent, while having thrown the most interceptions in football with 19. Having said that, it's natural to think they could make a change at QB. There are also some who question Drew Lock's fit in Pat Shurmur's scheme.


I'll say this: if the Broncos end up with one of the top two picks, I think they have to take Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields. If Fields slides to them later in the top 10 for some reason, they need to take him. However, I'm not ready to use a top-ten pick or replace Lock with one of the remaining options like North Dakota State's Trey Lance, Alabama's Mac Jones, or BYU's Zach Wilson.

If they can't grab a veteran or nab one of those top two, I'd suggest giving Lock another year to grow with hopefully a healthy cast of players around him. Having said that, it would be wise to look on the defensive side of the ball to get younger, and Parsons is arguably the top defender in this class. He would instantly upgrade this front-seven, giving Vic Fangio a versatile playmaker to use in a variety of ways.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
7 Detroit
Ja'Marr Chase
LSU
WR
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Ja'Marr Chase NFL Draft photo
It's over, it's finally over. The Bob Quinn-Matt Patricia Era in Detroit has ended, and we as Lions fans can move on from this long and unnecessary nightmare (maybe). Through 3 seasons of this duo, the Lions have experienced a record of 13-29-1, leaving many scratching their heads as to what exactly went wrong. Prior to Patricia, the Caldwell-led Lions posted 3 winning seasons in 4 years (11-5, 7-9, 9-7, and 9-7). It's not as if the cupboard was left bare after Caldwell's firing, as the roster still had plenty of talented pieces to make formidable runs at a division title. Pairing the roster with Patricia's experience and credibility (upon his arrival), to degrade in the manner this franchise did was astonishing. It was the sole reason he was brought in as Head Coach: to vault the team to playoff runs.

The demise of this football team was noticeable in all areas, from mediocre drafts, inability to create a program "buy-in" amongst current players, former players broadcasting their animosity towards management on social media platforms, lack of production on the field, and questionable roster decisions, all cooked up a recipe for disaster, culminating to a Thanksgiving Day blowout, leading to both men losing their jobs.

With the Lions now on the hunt for new leadership, team owner Sheila Ford Hamp has yet again shown her assertiveness in her desire to put a winning team on the field by letting go of Quinntricia. This is comforting to see that she realized "it wasn't working", but even the best of intentions don't always meet the goals set forth. It's about execution. With Hamp and Team President Rod Wood delegating football decisions to the future GM and Head Coach, Wood has admittedly stated in the past that he is, "not a football guy" and in my opinion, Ford Hamp's address wasn't necessarily inspiring, either. Personal opinion: someone who knows football can effectively hire someone who also knows football to make good football decisions. You can watch the full media address here.

There was most definitely a sense of uncertainty and lack of confidence about the next steps in what actions would be taken to ensure the right candidate is selected for both vacancies. The first step was an obvious one, letting go of both men who weren't meeting expectations, but the next steps are incredibly more important, finding the right GM and Head Coach.

Ultimately, actions do speak louder than words and only time will tell who this franchise sees as a fit to lead, but don't be surprised if you're once again left with your head scratching, though I'll gladly take Patrcia's pencil to do so.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst
8 Washington
Zach Wilson
BYU
QB
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
210
Zach Wilson NFL Draft photo
In November of 2018, the question was whether or not Alex Smith's leg could saved. In December of the same year, the question shifted whether his life could be saved. In early 2019, would he be able to walk again?...run again?...play football again?...play in an NFL game again?...maintain solid-starter statistics and lead Washington to first-place in the NFC East in late November, 2020? Will he be Washington's starter in 2021? Well, the answer was always "Yes" to all of those questions in Smith's mind, but none of us believed he'd be right. The local media and fans have learned a lesson; the business of doubting Alex Smith is a bad business to be in.


The team's offense --and mentality in general-- has shifted completely under Smith's leadership. It's clear that Alex shares Ron Rivera's 'be accountable to each other' mentality, and it shows on the field. The team plays both competently and ferociously whether they're up or down, something that hasn't been true about the Burgundy & Gold for over two decades. Over the past 3 games with Alex as the starter, the offense has moved from 31st in Football Outsiders' DVOA to 26th, which isn't much of a jump until you consider the fact that the team moved up 5 spots even though the first eight games continues to bog down the team's stats.

The running offense has been dynamic and consistent (which improved dramatically with Smith at the helm) and now ranks 8th in the NFL in DVOA. Having said all of this, the team needs to be looking at the 2020 NFL Draft to grab their QB of the Future if this momentum is going to continue. Winning the division --and therefore dropping to a pick in the late teens-- would NOT help them do that.

- Kennedy Paynter, DraftTek Senior Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

9 Philadelphia
Patrick Surtain II
Alabama
CB
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
203
Patrick Surtain II NFL Draft photo
The Eagles are cooked. Not just for this season, but it appears Philadelphia's most-scrutinized and obsessed-over sports franchise is about to enter a dark age which will probably last for several seasons. Carson Wentz has displayed every quality that a "shot" QB typically exhibits: defeated body language, the "1000-yard stare", horrible accuracy even when given ample protection, and just a complete inability to read the play properly. He ranks dead-last in INTs, Fumbles, and Sacks Taken (many of which are his own fault). Wentz fails to see wide-open receivers that are streaking down the field, instead throwing horrible passes to double-covered players. In the history of the NFL, I'm not sure if a QB has ever come back from the state Wentz currently is in...but I'd wager if it's happened, it was for a different team. In short, Wentz looks completely shell-shocked and unable to fix what is wrong...but hey, at least he finally stayed healthy!

With Wentz's enormous contract, the Eagles' bad, old, and expensive roster, and Howie Roseman's practice of deferring salary to the future finally catching up to him, Eagle fans need to be prepared for a few years of Top 10 draft picks. THERE'S GOOD NEWS THOUGH: if you're reading this, you're probably an Eagle fan who likes the Draft! While the excitement of contending for Super Bowls is likely over for a while, the excitement that you only get in late April as the Draft approaches is about to be the best Eagle fans have experienced in quite a while!

When it's time to demolish and rebuild a team, forget about trying to fix some current weakness (every unit on the Eagles is a weakness), and try to draft young stars at important positions. CB, DL, OT, WR, even QB...grab the best players available from these positions, and don't get stupid about it (looking at you, Howie Roseman). In this week's CMD, the Eagles take a CB that not only could complement Darius Slay, but could challenge him for CB1 honors.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Eagles' Team Page shows the entire roster of Philadelphia picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst
10 Miami (Trade)
Jaylen Waddle
Alabama
WRS
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Jaylen Waddle NFL Draft photo
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, these aquatic mammals are struggling to stay afloat. The Jets win has made the Broncos loss more bearable, but the deficiencies in Denver go deeper than being on the wrong side of the scoreline. 223 total yards, 56 rushing yards, 3.7 yards per play, 6 sacks allowed --these are stats that would've embarrassed the early 2019 season Dolphins. Beating the Jets was necessary to keep playoff hopes alive, but it was another below-par performance from the offense. When you see the size of the sharks (opponents) to come, we're definitely going to need a bigger boat.


Even when Tua's back to full health, I can see the logic of keeping Fitz as the starter. However, I want to get back on the Tua Train; we need to see what we have. Tua got beat up in Mile High behind an O-Line that has regressed of late. Tua needs to be allowed, as he was in Arizona, to get out of the pocket to make plays. Let's get his thumb bandaged up and get him back out there --Philip Rivers wouldn't miss a game even if his whole hand had fallen off. It looks like we should have a fully healthy RB group in Week 13. Every rookie QB needs a solid running game. Gaskin and Ahmed have proven they are worthy of carrying the load, but the short-yardage problem will remain.

It would be nice to see Tua build a better rapport with DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki before season's end. Fitz should be telling the rookie that these guys regularly win contested catches; just throw it up there. Sometimes, Parker will even be awarded a catch when he hasn't caught it. Anyway, the Phins need to add playmakers to the offense, and a dynamic underneath receiver would be just what the doctor ordered in the 2021 Draft. Albert Wilson, 2020 opt-out, could return, but how perfect would it be to draft Jaylen Waddle to pair up again with his old pal? I'll end on another positive: we're right in the playoff hunt and the teams we're battling with all have their own issues. Whatever happens, it should be an exciting end to the season.

- David Payne, Dolphins Analyst

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11 Carolina
Trey Lance
North Dakota State
QB
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
226
Trey Lance NFL Draft photo
Not only is Teddy Bridgewater's hesitancy to throw the football down the field limiting the Panthers' offense, but Bridgewater is now actively regressing and costing this team wins.

After a heartbreaking 27-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Teddy Bridgewater managed to make angry even his most staunch supporters after seemingly dumping the blame on the coaches for not getting in the play call fast enough. The simple fact of the matter is, Teddy missed the throw and he should be thanking his lucky stars that D.J. Moore didn't tear his ACL completely in half. It's apparent to anyone paying close attention that Bridgewater is not a franchise QB and the Panthers should look to take advantage of their 2021 draft selection by selecting their future at the most important position in football.

Enter NDSU QB, Trey Lance!

Trey Lance took the CFB football landscape by storm in the 2020 season playing for the Bison. Lance would go on to throw for 2706 yards with 28 TD's and 0 INT's on the year, averaging 9.7 yards per play. At 6'4" 226 lbs, Lance has an absolute cannon for an arm and can fit the ball into tight windows down the field. Uses good judgment and goes through his progressions from a clean pocket. Lance is also very mobile and isn't afraid to lower his shoulder to pick up an extra few yards.

I invite everyone to check out the new Panthers Team Page where you can view the entire draft roster for the Carolina Panthers on one page without clicking through all the rounds! Don't forget to check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles podcast Tuesday nights at 9 PM and 30 minutes after every game to hear us discuss all the latest in Panther Nation!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
12 Atlanta
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Jaycee Horn NFL Draft photo
The last two weeks have been whiplash-inducing for the Falcons. They were humiliated by the Saints, despite having two weeks to prepare for the game, and then torched the Raiders... who had previously beaten the Saints. The offense is still largely underperforming, given its talent level. While Atlanta has averaged about 400 yards of offense per game, the past two weeks have seen them grind out just 248 and 304 ypg, respectively. In the Raiders contest, five turnovers and 141 yards of Vegas penalties still only led to 3 offensive touchdowns. Dirk Koetter remains incapable of creating a game plan without Julio Jones, and is averaging only 25.2 ppg, even with the 43-point outburst and having first-round draft picks at 11 offensive positions.


Raheem Morris and Jeff Ulbrich have largely turned the defense around. Since taking over, Atlanta has kept their opponents under 25 points (with the exception of garbage-time points against Denver). With the offensive firepower at Atlanta's disposal, holding your opponent to an average of 20 points a game since the coaching change is encouraging. Owner Arthur Blank was fooled by last year's strong finish, and he might be gun-shy about bringing Morris back, even if the interim skipper ends up with an 8-3 record. At the very least, bringing in either an experienced or creative offensive mind to pair with Morris could unlock this offensive talent that Dirk Koetter has largely choked out. Jim Caldwell is at least experienced with pocket passers like Matt Ryan.

Still, it's unlikely that Morris wins the bulk of his games with Kansas City, New Orleans, and Tampa (twice) on the docket. Atlanta will still likely be looking to replace both their GM and HC this January. Adding talent to the defensive line, the secondary, and potentially the interior of the offensive line are all possibilities for a team that will need to use the draft to improve their roster, as they have almost no cap space.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Falcons' Team Page shows the entire roster of Atlanta picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

~ Greg Hawes, DraftTek Senior Analyst
13 NY Giants
DeVonta Smith
Alabama
WR
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
175
DeVonta Smith NFL Draft photo
By defeating the Bengals in Week 12, the Giants showed that an NFC East subdivision team can win versus a "Power-7" opponent. At this point, the Giants have an edge to claim the division playoff spot, which would carry with it the disproportionate penalty of pushing their RD1 2021 draft pick to the 20 range. However, for this mock draft, we're still using power ranking as the criteria for determining selection order, and the Giants have a draft pick better-suited for their W-L record.

Every bi-weekly in-season mock starts with an OL/Andrew Thomas review. Thomas ranks 2nd in the NFL among offensive tackles among both sacks allowed with 6, and total pressures (sacks + QB hits + QB hurries) allowed at 44. The good news is that he's settling in and showing gradual improvement. In Thomas' first five games he allowed 27 pressures; the most recent 5 games that's been pared to 13. Good news, hope for 2021! On the right side, though, well, there's Cameron Fleming. He's not playing much better than Thomas, and will be a free agent anyhoo. Can the team count on rookie Matt Peart and the re-invigorated return of Nate Solder, who took a COVID year off?


If GM Dave Gettleman is feeling better about the future of the OL, he will look at prospects at WR, CB, and EDGE. Edge rusher seems the biggest need, but will there be draft value? The Giants' top producer of sacks and pressures is Leonard Williams with 7 and 38, repectively. Second is Dexter Lawrence with 3 and 19; third in pressures is Dalvin Tomlinson with 15. All three of the leaders are interior linemen. With Lorenzo Carter's Achilles injury, the team's best edge rusher is Kyler Fackrell, who has produced just 3 sacks and 15 pressures. Still, picking in the area of pick #13 doesn't yield good value at the position, unless Gregory Rousseau were to slide.

If Gettleman prioritizes an Edge rusher in RD1, he'd be wise to engineer a trade down. If no trade partner can be found, then several WRs and CBs will complete the value-meets-need equation.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Giants' Team Page shows the entire roster of NYG picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

~ Warren Hauck, DraftTek Senior Analyst
14 Chicago
Kyle Trask
Florida
QB
Reach/Value:
-20
Height:
6'4''
Weight:
240
Kyle Trask NFL Draft photo
Your offensive options for the 2021 season:
  1. Use the RD1 pick on an offensive playmaker such as DeVonta Smith, Rondale Moore, etc. Continue the status quo at QB with Nick Foles and the likes of Blake Bortles/Josh Rosen/Case Keenum/Blaine Gabbert/Mike Glennon. High expectations there will be for this new WR, but he won't immediately be able to replace departing stud Allen Robinson.
  2. Pick the best available QB in RD1. This player is represented by Kyle Trask here, but more losing in the down-spiraling Bears' remaining games could provide more options. In this scenario, the Bears will wait until RD2 to target a WR, and hopefully add solid talent at the position through Free Agency, where there will be stiff competition to land the likes of Chris Godwin, Kenny Golliday, Will Fuller, or maybe Robinson again.
Fans would revolt if the Bears didn't at least attempt an upgrade of the QB situation. In this mock, the last of the five RD1-grade QBs is the pick, but when the draft comes round in April, teams like Minnesota, New England, and New Orleans will also be in the hunt for a new signal-caller, so getting a franchise-potential QB is no sure thing.


Florida's Trask, along with BYU's Zach Wilson, represent the draft's biggest risers at QB during the 2020 season. Trask leads the NCAA in touchdown passes with 34 versus just 3 picks against quality SEC secondaries. In deep passing (attempts 20 yards downfield), Trask has completed a whopping 65.8% of his passes (24 of 38) with 11 TDs and a 146.4 NFL rating. Again to be repeated: Trask faces SEC secondaries and pass rushers. Is Trask mobile enough for today's NFL? Well, his size (6'5" 239) had Trask initially pigeon-holed as a traditional Ben Roethlisberger drop-back passer, but Florida HC Dan Mullen challeged Trask to improve as a runner. He's no Josh Allen, but Trask has shown some ability with his feet in 2020, with 19 carries (10 of those scrambles) for 105 yards in 8 games.

At press time, Trask is the Heisman Trophy leader, according to this Heisman odds tracker, and he'd certainly bring some optimism to Bears' fans. Now about those receivers...

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Bears' Team Page shows the entire roster of Chicago picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

~ Warren Hauck, DraftTek Senior Analyst
15 Minnesota
Alex Leatherwood
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
312
Alex Leatherwood NFL Draft photo
The Vikings squeaked out a victory against the Panthers and somehow lost to the Cowboys since the last mock. They now have a 5-6 record and are only one game out of the last playoff spot, with upcoming games against the Jaguars and Buccaneers. If they win those two, they will be in a stronger playoff position. If they split, then the road to the playoffs is tougher.

Ezra Cleveland has missed the last two weeks, so his evaluation as a Right Guard has been paused. The Vikings should look to upgrade the left side of the line if they are drafting in the middle of the first round. It would put them out of position for one of the top Quarterbacks. Since the 2021 salary is expected to be around $175M, the Vikings will need to make tough decisions. Riley Reiff is one of the first players that is likely to be asked to take another massive pay cut or get traded or released.

In this upcoming draft, there are more Offensive Tackles with first-round grades than Offensive Guards. Grabbing an Offensive Tackle probably makes the most sense, especially one that has experience at Guard.


Alex Leatherwood has been at the top of most draft boards all season and will be one of the best players to enter the NFL 2021 Draft. He has seen time in 43 career games with 36 consecutive starts dating back to 2018. Leatherwood is huge, strong, and fairly athletic. He has experience at Guard and Tackle, which increases his value. Leatherwood's run-blocking ability where some consider him a mauler is what really should excite the Vikings. They just gave Dalvin Cook a very large extension, and improving the blocking for him is the best way to maximize their return on investment.

The Vikings would be wise to continue investing top draft picks on the offensive linemen to maximize the effectiveness of their many offensive weapons.

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Vikings' Team Page shows the entire roster of Minnesota picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

- Mark P, Vikings Analyst - DrafttekVikings@Gmail.com
16 New England
Kyle Pitts
Florida
TE
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'5
Weight:
239
Kyle Pitts NFL Draft photo
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots pulled off a strong victory against the Arizona Cardinals that not many people thought they could win. Now, at 5-6, after losing Tom Brady and a handful of players opting out due to COVID-19, dare I say that prospects look promising for the future?


The defense has looked strong, even without key players such as Hightower and Chung, ranking middle-of-the-pack at 352 yards given up per game. They also rank 12th by giving up "just" 23.2 points per game. Obviously, it is a step back from being the number-one-ranked defense last season, but as I mentioned before, players decided to opt-out, plus they lost others in Free Agency in the likes of Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy.

The offense, on the other hand, struggles to score by only putting up 20.8 points per game (27th), and only gaining 197.4 passing yards per game (29th). They do rank 5th in the league with 149.6 rushing ypg. The rushing attack seems to do well, but when they are playing from behind, they really need a better passing game. Surprisingly, the Patriots only have 6 passing touchdowns on the season (through Week 12); the entire receiving corps with just 3 of those! Seriously??!!

Tight End Ryan Izzo, a 2018 7th-round pick, is a nice player, but he is not a big receiving threat, only posting 12 receptions for 193 yards and 0 touchdowns on the year. Not happy with Izzo, GM Belichick drafted two 3rd-round TEs in Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene in the 2020 draft, but neither of those guys are paying dividends. Asiasi has seen just 81 snaps, Keene just 24 through Week 12. This is where Kyle Pitts comes in. He is a scoring machine, with 11 touchdowns on the season on 29 receptions for 513 yards. Labeled as an elite "pass-catching TE" (read: can't block) after the 2019 season, Pitts worked ferociously in the off-season to turn that weakness into a strength

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Patriots' Team Page shows the entire roster of New England picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

- Jack Hott, Patriots Analyst

Jacksonville gets LA Rams RD1 pick (Jalen Ramsey trade)

Miami gets Houston RD1 pick (Laremy Tunsil trade)

NY Jets gets Seattle RD1 pick (Jamal Adams trade)

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O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
3 Justin Fields
Ohio State
QB
7 Micah Parsons
Penn State
ILB
16 Rondale Moore
Purdue
WRS
20 Wyatt Davis
Ohio State
OG
25 Kwity Paye
Michigan
DL5T
26 Rashod Bateman
Minnesota
WR
32 Shaun Wade
Ohio State
CB
45 Jalen Mayfield
Michigan
OT
49 Josh Myers
Ohio State
OC
50 Chris Olave
Ohio State
WR
57 Pat Freiermuth
Penn State
TE
68 Jayson Oweh
Penn State
EDGE
71 Tyler Linderbaum
Iowa
OC
76 Cameron McGrone
Michigan
OLB
83 Rashawn Slater
Northwestern
OT
87 Aidan Hutchinson
Michigan
DL5T
103 Daniel Faalele
Minnesota
OT
104 Tyreke Johnson
Ohio State
CB
109 Nico Collins
Michigan
WR
113 Baron Browning
Ohio State
ILB
118 Shaka Toney
Penn State
EDGE
124 Stevie Scott
Indiana
RB
126 Jake Ferguson
Wisconsin
TE
137 Jack Sanborn
Wisconsin
OLB
146 Thayer Munford
Ohio State
OT
147 Mohamed Ibrahim
Minnesota
RB
149 Pete Werner
Ohio State
ILB
155 Ihmir Smith-Marsette
Iowa
WR
170 Alaric Jackson
Iowa
OT
173 J.D. Spielman
Nebraska
WRS
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Drafttek Player Rankings