• July 26, 2021

Exclusive: NFL mock draft 2021, 3-round edition: 49ers opt for Mac Jones; Lions throw QB curveball; Penei Sewell, DeVonta Smith slide

 Exclusive: NFL mock draft 2021, 3-round edition: 49ers opt for Mac Jones; Lions throw QB curveball; Penei Sewell, DeVonta Smith slide


Sporting News will keep on mock drafting until the teams go on the clock for the 2021 NFL Draft from Thursday through Saturday to continue to provide an updated perspective of what teams are thinking about what prospects at what positions.

Previously, SN expanded to projecting every selection from No. 1 to 259 in a seven-round mock. Then came our only first-round mock with trades with six potential deals shaking up the top 32 picks.

Now that draft week has kicked off, here’s a straight-up three-round edition to look at several more different scenarios over Days 1 and 2, after the still no-brainer picks at 1 and 2:

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NFL mock draft 2021: Round 1

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15)

  • Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (6-6, 213) pounds)

The Jaguars enjoy the benefits of having the worst record by landing Lawrence to be Urban Meyer’s first franchise QB in the NFL. The arm, athleticism and winning mentality make Lawrence a near can’t-miss at the most volatile but also most important position.

MORE: How Urban Meyer, Jaguars can avoid ruining Trevor Lawrence

2. New York Jets (2-14)

  • Zach Wilson, QB, BYU (6-3, 210 pounds)

The Jets liked Wilson enough as the second-best all-around QB prospect behind Lawrence they could easily move on from Sam Darnold. He’s a great fit for the passer-facilitating offense of Mike LaFleur.

3. San Francisco 49ers (from Texans through Dolphins)

  • Mac Jones, QB, Alabama (6-3, 214 pounds)

Jones would seem to fit best the traits of what Kyle Shanahan wants in a quarterback, including accuracy, smarts and quick decision-making. Jones has underrated athleticism, too. He also brings the physical and mental toughness John Lynch likes. For them, Jones’ high floor comes with a little less risk than the developmental Lance or the boom-or-bust Fields.

MORE: Exploring 49ers’ QB decision between Lance, Jones and Fields

4. Atlanta Falcons (4-12)

  • Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida (6-6, 245 pounds)

The Falcons will think about trading down to stockpile picks to help them address multiple needs, but if they resist temptation to stash a QB when staying put, getting the dynamic Pitts to put with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in new coach Arthur Smith’s offense would be a big revitalizing boost to their current QB, Matt Ryan.

5. Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1)

  • Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU (6-1, 200 pounds)

The Bengals have a legitimate question when it comes to better supporting Joe Burrow in Year 2: Upgraded protection, or upgraded weapons? The Bengals do have a solution at the tackles with Jonah Williams and Riley Reiff but are missing a key lead playmaker in the passing game who can also make big Tee Higgins and slot ace Tyler Boyd more dangerous. It doesn’t hurt that Burrow and Chase have great established rapport from their big 2019 season together at LSU.

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6. Miami Dolphins (from Eagles)

  • Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama (5-10, 182 pounds)

Should Chase be off the board, then the Dolphins have the opportunity to reunite Tua Tagovailoa with one of his favorite Crimson Tide targets, too. Waddle makes a little more sense for their purposes as they desperately need a big-play element — both stretching the field and operating after the catch in open field — to complement DeVante Parker and tight end Mike Gesicki. Waddle has some Tyreek Hill on-field style to his game.

7. Detroit Lions (5-11)

  • Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State (6-4, 226 pounds)

The Lions can’t be ruled out for taking a new top rookie quarterback for offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn to develop, despite the trade for Jared Goff. Here’s a curveball should the board not get shaken up before this pick. as the much younger, much higher-upside Lance can be stashed well as a rookie before he becomes a starting dual threat. Given Detroit’s future first-round haul, it is rebuilding all-around with two seasons down the line in mind.

8. Carolina Panthers (5-11)

  • Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon (6-5, 325 pounds)

The Panthers took quarterback out of consideration with the trade for Darnold and now will have an eye on supporting its new QB instead. Although a top cornerback should be considered, too, there’s a major immediate void at left tackle with Russell Okung gone. Sewell can take over right away as a fluid pass protector who also will be a rock in run blocking for Christian McCaffrey.

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9. Denver Broncos (5-11)

  • Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State (6-3, 233 pounds)

The Broncos and Fields seem meant for each other based on what else is going on with the QB match game, and it remains to be seen whether Denver will need to trade up to protect its own most coveted asset in working to upgrade over Drew Lock. Fields is a good fit in terms of scheme, structure and supporting personnel under Pat Shurmur.

10. Dallas Cowboys (6-10)

  • Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama (6-2, 203 pounds)

Surtain vs. Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley as the top corner is a good debate and the Cowboys can’t go wrong with either one to take of care their primary defensive need with one of the two safest defensive picks in the draft.

11. New York Giants (6-10)

  • Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern (6-4, 315 pounds)

The Giants are working hard to clean up everything for Daniel Jones in Year 3 and a second young tackle after taking Andrew Thomas last year is the final step. Slater can take over the left side soon and let Thomas settle into a more comfortable spot on the right side anchoring the run blocking for Saquon Barkley.

12. Philadelphia Eagles (from 49ers through Dolphins)

  •  Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech (6-2, 207 pounds)

The Eagles and Cowboys can be in lockstep trying to lock down one side of their pass defenses with a big shutdown type. Philadelphia will like the frame and physicality of Farley in Jonathan Gannon’s secondary.

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13. Los Angeles Chargers (7-9)

  • DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama (6-1, 170 pounds)

The Chargers will be ready for Waddle or Smith falling here, with a small chance of Pitts to replace Hunter Henry. Although Waddle’s big-play flair would be a good complement to reliable Keenan Allen for Justin Herbert, having another sure-handed, smooth route-running option for the outside would also work nicely because Smith has plenty of home-run ability in his own right.

​14. Minnesota Vikings (7-9)

  • Micah Parsons, ILB, Penn State (6-3, 245 pounds)

The Vikings’ next areas of defensive rebuild are linebacker and safety for Mike Zimmer. Parsons would give them a future leader and hyperactive, rangy playmaker on the second level at any of the positions with Anthony Barr under contract for only one more year.

15. New England Patriots (7-9)

  • Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT/G, USC (6-4, 300 pounds)

The Patriots will be a team to watch for a quarterback trade-up, but if not, they should target a sleeper such as Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond later behind Cam Newton. The Patriots aren’t so set at left guard after not re-signing Joe Thuney and Vera-Tucker can start out with impact blocking there before he has a chance to slide outside with athleticism and versatility.

16. Arizona Cardinals (8-8)

  • Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (6-5, 266 pounds)

The Cardinals lost Haason Reddick in free agency so have they have pressing need for a situational pass rusher who can develop into a reliable regular-down defender with Chandler Jones turning 31 and unsigned for 2022. Phillips and fellow former Hurricane Gregory Rousseau fit best and Arizona opts for Phillips’ upside over Rousseau’s established production.

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17. Las Vegas Raiders (8-8)

  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, OLB, Notre Dame (6-2, 216 pounds)

The Raiders invested in Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski in free agency with limited return in 2020 so going after a natural run stopper with coverage instincts makes sense to round out their second level.

18. Miami Dolphins (10-6)

  • Kwity Paye, EDGE/DT, Michigan (6-4, 272 pounds)

Some look at Paye as more of an inside pass-rushing force but regardless, he’s an athletic freak for his size and Brian Flores will love him adding to the multiplicity of their defensive front.

19. Washington Football Team (7-9)

  • Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida (5-11, 190 pounds)

Washington will have its eyes on Virginia Teach’s Christian Darrisaw, too, for left tackle, but won’t be too upset by falling back on Toney to work as a big field-stretcher from the slot, as he would be a big-play supplement to speedsters Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel.

20. Chicago Bears (8-8)

  • Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (6-5, 310 pounds)

The Bears are in the market for some kind of offensive line impact and getting the prototypical right tackle to be a rock for the running game with a smooth-enough frame for pass protection is a smart move should Toney not be available.

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21. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)

  • Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech (6-5, 314 pounds)

The Colts lost Anthony Castonzo to retirement. Darrisaw can do the job to help keep Carson Wentz upright from the blind side.

22. Tennessee Titans (11-5)

  • Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas (6-6, 314 pounds)

Cosmi’s size, strength and high effort can make him effective and efficient working at either tackle as needed and the Titans need a right side upgrade an offseason removed from losing Jack Conklin in free agency.

23. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)

  •  Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern (6-0, 192 pounds)

As the Jets work to also rebuild their secondary, they could use better size, more reliable coverage and big-play potential for the outside. Newsome is smart, instinctive and has a special nose for the ball.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)

  • Najee Harris, RB, Alabama (6-2, 230 pounds)

The Steelers will think about Jenkins for their run blocking should he be available, but they also can’t go wrong with the powerful Haris, who can be a major, durable three-down workhorse upgrade from James Conner.

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25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)

  • Azeez Ojulari, OLB, Georgia (6-3, 240 pounds)

Ojulari provides great pass-rush and coverage versatility for the second level. The Jaguars get a nice chess piece in their defensive rebuild for Joe Cullen.

26. Cleveland Browns (11-5)

  •  Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama (6-3, 310 pounds)

The Browns’ late acquisition of Jadeveon Clowney eases their need for edge or outside linebacker help to support Myles Garrett, so they can now focus on a quick inside disruptor who had a dominant College Football Playoff.

27. Baltimore Ravens (11-5)

  • Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (6-6, 260 pounds)

The Ravens should have their eyes on the two Hurricanes Phillips and Rousseau most in the first round because their pass-rushing styles best fit their scheme. Rousseau has been working to hone his craft for the pro level with none other than current Baltimore edge force Calais Campbell, who also played at Miami.

28. New Orleans Saints (12-4)

  • Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina (6-1, 205 pounds)

The Saints need to add better size and range at cornerback in the wake of moving on from Janoris Jenkins, and Horn, the son of their former wide receiver Joe Horn, gives them a good blend of big-play ability and sound coverage.

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29. Green Bay Packers (13-3)

  • Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa (6-4, 260 pounds)

The Packers could use more rangy playmaking support for their veteran pass rushers and the versatile Collins can have a lot of impact in their scheme.

30. Buffalo Bills (13-3)

  • Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas (6-3, 245 pounds) 

Ossai is a rock-solid 4-3 all-around end. The Bills should be happy to have him to revamp their pressure under Leslie Frazier and Sean McDermott.

31. Baltimore Ravens (from Chiefs)

  • Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan (6-5, 319 pounds)

The Ravens now could address a potential starting right tackle after dealing Orlando Brown Jr. to the Chiefs. They can use the acquired first-rounder to land Mayfield as a solid option opposite Ronnie Stanley

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5)

  • Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington (6-3, 290 pounds)

Ndamukong Suh is back for another season but he’s 34 so the Bucs should think about stashing this quick, strong prospect to pair with Vita Vea. Don’t be surprised, either, if they make an aggressive trade up for Barmore.

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NFL mock draft 2021: Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (6-1, 208 pounds)

The Jaguars had some of the worst safety play in the NFL last season. Moehrig, the most complete playmaker in a deep class for the position, makes a ton of sense as their third pick to pair with Rayshawn Jenkins.

34. New York Jets

  • Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State (6-5, 257 pounds)

The Jets need to rev up their pass rush for Robert Saleh and the freakish build and athleticism of Oweh can be molded well to star in their 4-3 alignment.

35. Atlanta Falcons

  • Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson (5-10, 210 pounds)

The Falcons did sign former Panthers supersub Mike Davis but falling in line with Pitts setting up their offense to be more explosive in the near future, getting Etienne’s open-field running and top-level receiving is a necessary extra element

36. Miami Dolphins (from Texans)

  • Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri (6-0, 232 pounds)

The Dolphins used Kyle Van Noy for only one season and here’s another way, after Paye, for Flores to upgrade the pressure packages in his front seven.

37. Philadelphia Eagles

  • Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU (6-3, 200 pounds)

The Eagles could use a nice-sized speedy deep threat on the outside to complement Jalen Reagor and Greg Ward for Jalen Hurts and Marshall would be ideal in that role.

38. Cincinnati Bengals

  • Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State (6-5, 260 pounds)

Freiermuth is a well-rounded tight end with a strong baseline of blocking to go along with reliable receiving on intermediate routes, on which Burrow relied often last season. He would be a nice new 1-2 punch with Chase. C.J. Uzomeh is coming off major injury and Drew Sample is made to be more of a blocker.

39. Carolina Panthers

  • Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (5-9, 180 pounds)

Moore is a big play waiting to happen as.a open-field receiver and sometimes runner. He’s the ideal diminutive dasher to replace Samuel between Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore.

40. Denver Broncos

  • Dylan Moses, ILB, Alabama (6-3, 235 pounds)

Vic Fangio needs an active inside defender who has natural coverage skills and quickness. Moses can clean up everywhere on the second level as a strong tackler and experienced leader.

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41. Detroit Lions

  •  Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota (6-2, 210 pounds)

Bateman is a strong big possession type with the qualities of a needed No. 1 as the Lions try to replace Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. He would be a good pairing with Goff now and Lance later.

42.  New York Giants

  • Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington (6-4, 251 pounds)

The Giants, after going for big athleticism on the outside of their offensive line, can turn to solving their weakness on the pass rush for defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

43. San Francisco 49ers

  • Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest (6-5, 275 pounds)

The 49ers need some pass-rush depth and Basham is a strong, well-built upfield defender with a variety of moves that back his college production.

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44. Dallas Cowboys

  • Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame (6-6, 305 pounds)

The Cowboys need to think about a sturdy right tackle to help reshuffle their offensive line with La’el Collins maybe moving to left guard. Eichenberg would be a good value for them here.

45. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Vikings)

  • Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (6-3, 245 pounds)

The Jaguars have ignored looking at a high-end receiving option at this position for a while and that needs to change for Lawrence. This athletic target can help as an extra intermediate option.

46. New England Patriots

  • Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss (5-9, 184 pounds)

Look for the Patriots to continue overhauling their receiving corps after adding Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor in free agency. Moore is the ideal slot successor for Julian Edelman.

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47. Los Angeles Chargers

  • Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State (6-6, 304 pounds)

The Chargers addressed their interior with Corey Linsley, Matt Feiler and Oday Aboushi in free agency but now need to focus on a potential left tackle for Herbert after giving him another big-play wideout in Waddle.

48. Las Vegas Raiders

  • Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State (6-4, 315 pounds)

The Raiders moved on from Gabe Jackson and Rodney Hudson and need to invest multiple picks restoring their interior run blocking, given Richie incognito is also near the end. Davis was terrific in that capacity on the right side.

49. Arizona Cardinals

  • Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina (5-10, 220 pounds)

The Cardinals like Chase Edmonds more as a change of pace so getting Williams to replace Kenyan Drake as a power back makes a ton of sense.

50. Miami Dolphins

  • Creed Humphrey, G/C, Oklahoma (6-4, 312 pounds)

The Dolphins need to upgrade their interior both for run blocking and snapping for Tagovailoa and the former Sooners rock is a great value here.

51. Washington Football Team

  • Kyle Trask, QB, Florida (6-5, 230 pounds)

Washington has Ryan Fitzpatrick as a bridge but can’t expect to have a real long-term solution between Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke. Trask’s arm and accurate pocket passing is a good fit for Scott Turner’s offense.

52. Chicago Bears

  • Jevon Holland, S, Oregon (6-1, 200 pounds)

The Bears could use a youthful active upgrade to pair with Eddie Jackson. Holland can do everything well to support him as a run defender and cover man.

53. Tennessee Titans

  • Landon Dickerson, G/C, Alabama (6-6, 326 pounds)

Given how much Derrick Henry and the power running game is key to their offense, the Titans would look pretty good to secure the future up front with Cosmi outside and Dickerson inside.

54. Indianapolis Colts

  • Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State (6-3, 213 pounds)

The Colts didn’t bring back Malik Hooker and Nasirildeen can fit any scheme with power against the run and quickness in coverage.

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55. Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State (5-10, 184 pounds)

The Steelers cut Steven Nelson and also lost slot Mike Hilton in free agency. Samuel is a nice pedigreed prospect with the speed and quickness in man coverage to play inside or outside and also is a plus against the run.

56. Seattle Seahawks

  • Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama (6-5, 312 pounds)

The Seahawks need to upgrade at right tackle and Leatherwood can be a powerful run blocker for them for many years to come.

57. Los Angeles Rams

  • Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami (6-3, 245 pounds)

The Rams could use an outside pass-rush boost behind Leonard Floyd and Roche fits their 3-4 well.

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58. Kansas City Chiefs (from Ravens)

  • Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse (6-2, 212 pounds)

The Chiefs would have thought about help for outside coverage had they kept their first-rounder and Melifonwu’s size can be particularly effective in their secondary.

59. Cleveland Browns

  • Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford (6-1, 198 pounds)

The Browns need some more size and depth at cornerback and Adebo fits the profile well for Woods.

60. New Orleans Saints

  • Jay Tufele, DT, USC (6-3, 315 pounds)

The Saints had to cut Malcom Brown in free agency so they make a key disruptive addition to Allen’s rebuilding front four.

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61. Buffalo Bills

  • Trey Smith, G, Tennessee (6-5, 330 pounds)

The Bills need to get better with their traditional running game and Smith can offer strong inside support there.

62. Green Bay Packers

  • Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State (5-11, 193 pounds)

Wallace can give the Packers a legitimate reliable No. 2 outside for Davante Adams with his possession tendencies and occasional big-play burst.

63. Kansas City Chiefs

  • Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson (6-5, 345 pounds)

The Chiefs did make the trade for Brown but they are trying to replace two veteran tackles in released Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz. Carman is capable of playing multiple positions well after protecting Trevor Lawrence’s blind side in college.

64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke (6-3, 235 pounds)

The Buccaneers need to bring along an energetic situational rusher behind Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul.

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NFL mock draft 2021: Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State (6-3, 241 pounds)

Meyer can tap into his former program under Ryan Day for an impactful all-around playmaker who just needs to become more consistent.

66. New York Jets

  • Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE, Oregon State (6-3, 245 pounds)

The Jets, after going quarterback, cornerback and offensive tackle with their first three picks, should go after the value of a high-effort pass rusher for Robert Saleh.

67. Houston Texans

  • Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia (6-1, 185 pounds)

The Texans were a mess at cornerback last season and this is a good way to enter ths draft, working to shore up things opposite Bradley Roby.

68. Atlanta Falcons 

  • Deonte Brown, G, Alabama (6-3, 364 pounds)

The Falcons need a massive run blocker to help Davis and Etienne and Brown is the interior behemoth for whom they have been looking.

69. Cincinnati Bengals

  • Patrick Jones II, EDGE, Pittsburgh (6-5, 264 pounds)

The Bengals did sign Hendrickson to replace Carl Lawson but they could use this prototypical 4-3 end for further help against the pass.

70. Philadelphia Eagles

  •  Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky (6-4, 224 pounds)

The Eagles need a hammer in the middle of their new defense. Davis gets after it against the run like a power linebacker and has some safety-like coverage skills.

71. Denver Broncos

  • Elijah Molden, CB, Washington (5-10, 191 pounds)

Molden can be a strong new slot solution for Fangio with the athleticism, quickness and toughness needed to consistently win in inside coverage.

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72. Detroit Lions

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (6-1, 195 pounds)

The Lions need a strong, tough slot presence after moving on from Danny Amendola and St. Brown can be reliable working off Bateman.

73. Carolina Panthers

  • Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa (6-3, 305 pounds)

The Panthers need some more youthful power and quickness inside to complement Derrick Brown and Nixon also has appeal as an extra pass rusher.

74. Washington Football Team (from 49ers)

  • Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina (6-2, 227 pounds)

Former NFL star linebackers Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio will love having this defender with old-school run-stopping and new-school coverage skills.

75. Dallas Cowboys

  • Paris Ford, S, Pittsburgh (5-11, 190 pounds)

The Cowboys have seen Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods leave in recent offseasons and can get fine versatile safety help here.

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76. New York Giants

  • Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU (6-3, 362 pounds)

The Giants need a hammer for the nose after losing Dalvin Tomlinson and Shelvin is ideal with his massive run-stuffing frame.

77. Los Angeles Chargers

  • Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State (6-1, 194 pounds)

Wade has been a bit polarizing as he once was perceived as a first-rounder but his skill set for the slot is nice for a team that had to part ways with Desmond King.

78. Minnesota Vikings

  • Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse (6-0, 203 pounds)

The Vikings didn’t bring back Anthony Harris so they can target this replacement with natural ballhawk instincts.

79. Las Vegas Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals)

  • Josh Myers, G/C, Ohio State (6-5, 312 pounds)

The Raiders go for Hudson’s replacement in someone who has a lot of experience clicking with Davis on the inside for the Buckeyes.

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80. Las Vegas Raiders

  • Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State (6-2, 300 pounds)

Run stopping with a stronger interior is also a priority for the Raiders so they shouldn’t mind going back-to-back-to-back Buckeyes.

81. Miami Dolphins

  • Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina (5-7, 202 pounds)

The Dolphins got a good season from Myles Gaskin but Carter can give their backfield a needed more explosive element in a committee.

82. Washington Football Team

  • Richie Grant, S, UCF (6-0, 194 pounds)

Washington has Kamren Curl making plays on the back end and here’s a good complement to his skill set.

83. Chicago Bears

  • D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan (5-9, 189 pounds)

The Bears could upgrade from disappointing Anthony Miller with a big slot type to put between Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. Eskridge is a good fallback should they not take Toney in the first round.

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84. Philadelphia Eagles (from Colts)

  • Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson (5-10, 211 pounds)

Ward was pretty good in the slot for Hurts, but Rodgers would be a welcome versatile element to further raise the playmaking with Reagor and Marshall.

85. Tennessee Titans

  • Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame (6-4, 248 pounds)

The Titans need to find a replacement for Jonnu Smith and Tremble can contribute as an athletic receiver right away while he rounds out into a strong blocker.

86. New York Jets (from Seahawks)

  • Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis (5-11, 191 pounds)

Gainwell is a good value here to upgrade the Jets’ rushing attack with his ability to excel in LaFleur’s zone-blocking scheme.

87. Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Jabril Cox, LB, LSU (6-3, 233 pounds)

The Steelers need someone to better flank Devin Bush and Cox is a great value to raise their playmaking everywhere.

88. Los Angeles Rams

  • Charles Snowden, LB, Virginia (6-6, 243 pounds)

The Rams must get more active on the inside of their 3-4, too. Showden has the frame and athleticism to make a lot of plays and can also be a thumper against the run.

89. Cleveland Browns

  • Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State (6-3, 242 pounds)

Staying in state for this big playmaker, Werner can give the Browns a welcome upgrade in second-level pass coverage.

90. Minnesota Vikings (from Ravens)

  • Hunter Long, TE, Boston College (6-5, 254 pounds)

The Vikings parted ways with long-time starter Kyle Rudolph, and Long, a natural receiver and sound blocker, is a good complement to Irv Smith Jr.

91. Cleveland Browns (from Saints)

  • James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati (6-4, 302 pounds)

The Browns could use.a solid swing backup for Jedrick Wilils and Jack Conklin and Hudson has some starting-level upside.

92. Green Bay Packers

  • Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina (5-11, 190 pounds)

After landing Wallace for the outside, the Packers need to think about Newsome, too, as a dedicated true dynamic slot for Aaron Rodgers to also complement Adams.

93. Buffalo Bills

  • Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia (6-2, 185 pounds)

Campbell has the size to develop into a shutdown cover man in time but for now he’s best known for being an active, aggressive on-ball playmaker.

94. Baltimore Ravens (from Chiefs)

  • Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA (6-2, 280 pounds) 

The Ravens’ pass-rush rebuild continues on the inside with this high-effort rotational option behind Campbell. His quickness is a good addition to supplement the second level with Rousseau in the mix, too.

95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan (6-1, 232 pounds)

The Buccaneers could benefit from developing rotational depth behind Devin White and Lavonte David and McGrone would be good to groom for down the line.

96. New England Patriots (compensatory)

  • Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF (6-0, 186 pounds)

The Patriots have to start a steady rebuild of their aging secondnary and Robinson’s size and coverage versatility fits with Belichick.

97. Los Angeles Chargers (from Texans) (compensatory)

  • Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt (6-5, 285 pounds)

The Chargers are transitioning to a new defensive scheme under Brandon Staley and Odeyingbo is a good fit to situationally produce in the 3-4 at first with his intriguing size and speed.

98. New Orleans Saints (compensatory)

  • Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU (5-8, 178 pounds)

The Saints were able to keep Marcus Williams on the franchise tag but Malcolm Jenkins is nearing the end of his career at the other safety. Washington is an exceptional cover man who can also help in subpackages like a nickel back.

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99. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory)

  • Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell, WR, Louisville (5-9, 165 pounds)

The Cowboys are set in 11 personnel with wide receivers Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, but they could use a smaller, mismatch creating big-play cog with great speed and quickness to raise the home-run ability of Dak Prescott. Some will be scared by Atwell’s size, but he’s kind of.a bargain Rondale Moore a round later.

100. Tennessee Titans (compensatory)

  • Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina (6-4, 212 pounds)

The Titans broke up with Adoree’ Jackson and Macolm Butler in free agency so adding Mukuamu’s size with Janoris Jenkins and Krisitian Fulton would help.

101. Detroit Lions (from Rams, compensatory)

  • Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa (6-9, 314 pounds)

The Lions should consider developing a right tackle opposite Taylor Decker and the massive Brown should have appeal for Dan Campbell.

102. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory)

  • Richard LeCounte III, S, Georgia (5-11, 190 pounds)

The 49ers need to procure a better backup and contingency option for both Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt.

103. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory)

  • Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest (6-3, 215 pounds)

Surratt’s combination of physicality and big-play ability should be appealing to add to Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson.

104. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)

  • Walker Little, OT, Stanford (6-7, 313 pounds)

The Ravens need stronger outside depth behind Stanely and now Mayfield and Little’s size is ideal for that developmental swing role.

105. New Orleans Saints (compensatory)

  • Seth Williams, WR, Auburn (6-2, 224 pounds)

The Saints are in the market for a reliable No. 2 outside after only one season with Emmanuel Sanders and Williams has some of the same tough possession and field-stretching traits.





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