Cummings’ 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft | Round 2
33) Jacksonville Jaguars: Elijah Molden, CB Washington
34) Washington Football Team: Kyle Pitts, TE Florida
35) Cincinnati Bengals: Jalen Mayfield, OT Michigan
His name may be too phonetically similar to a certain rival AFC North quarterback for comfort, but don’t worry, Jalen Mayfield is no double agent. He’ll do his job for the Bengals, just as he’s done so with the Michigan Wolverines.
Mayfield earned All-Big Ten honors in his first full season as a starter in 2019, and he’s not done trending up. Mayfield offers a solid combination of size, mobility, and power, and while he can continue to refine his hand technique, he should be an upgrade over what the Bengals currently field opposite Jonah Williams.
36) Carolina Panthers: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG USC
37) Miami Dolphins: Tyler Linderbaum, C Iowa
38) New York Giants: Chris Rumph, EDGE Duke
39) Detroit Lions: Samuel Cosmi, OT Texas
40) New York Jets: Quincy Roche, EDGE Miami
41) Arizona Cardinals: Wyatt Davis, OG Ohio State
The offensive line revamp continues, as the Cardinals now select Ohio State offensive guard Wyatt Davis in the second round, after picking up Washington State offensive tackle Abraham Lucas in the first.
Both Justin Pugh and J.R. Sweezy underwhelmed in Week 1, and both guards are over 30 years old. At this juncture, Arizona has a chance to pick up a high-upside interior blocker who they can either ease in or start right away. You know how dynamic Kyler Murray is. Now imagine when he has more time in the pocket.
42) Las Vegas Raiders: Derion Kendrick, CB Clemson
43) Los Angeles Chargers: Tamorrion Terry, WR Florida State
44) Atlanta Falcons: Pat Freiermuth, TE Penn State
45) Miami Dolphins (via Texans): Ar’Darius Washington, S TCU
46) Chicago Bears: Najee Harris, RB Alabama
47) Denver Broncos: Christian Barmore, DT Alabama
48) Cleveland Browns: Carlos Basham, EDGE Wake Forest
Carlos Basham sometimes gets buried amidst the vast allotment of obscurity that the 2021 NFL Draft class has to offer, but he’s one of the most established talents in this class. A team could luck into drafting him as a potential starter in Round 2 or Round 3 next year.
Athletically, Basham is only average. But he’s a thickly-built edge defender who can win with his power, his motor, and his searing fast hands. Basham almost seems built for the Dawg Pound, and with Olivier Vernon starting to trend downward, there might be an opening for Basham to fill next year.
49) Los Angeles Rams: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB Notre Dame
50) Green Bay Packers: Paulson Adebo, CB Stanford
51) Tennessee Titans: Darius Stills, DT West Virginia
52) Buffalo Bills: Tyson Campbell, CB Georgia
53) Seattle Seahawks: Dillon Radunz, OT North Dakota State
54) Indianapolis Colts: Chris Olave, WR Ohio State
55) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Vikings): Travis Etienne, RB Clemson
56) Philadelphia Eagles: Andre Cisco, S Syracuse
57) Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Trask, QB Florida
Kyle Trask wins the “QB4” battle in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft, but he benefits somewhat from the fact that he hasn’t had a chance to deflate his stock yet (Brock Purdy) and he hasn’t opted out of a season that would grant him needed development (Jamie Newman).
Instead, Trask awaits the SEC season. Trask distinguished himself with game-to-game consistency last year, and he has an intriguing pallet of tools — among them solid arm talent, mobility, and accuracy in the intermediate range. Trask has to improve his play-to-play consistency, but he could be a smart venture for the Steelers at this point.
58) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chazz Surratt, LB North Carolina
59) New England Patriots: Osa Odighizuwa, DT UCLA
60) Dallas Cowboys: Brevin Jordan, TE Miami
61) New Orleans Saints: Caden Sterns, S Texas
62) Baltimore Ravens: Shaka Toney, EDGE Penn State
63) San Francisco 49ers: Robert Rochell, CB Central Arkansas
This is pretty rich for an FCS cornerback, but Robert Rochell is built differently. He’s a transcendent athlete at the cornerback position. At 6-foot-1, 197, Rochell reportedly has a 4.38 40-yard dash time, a 41-inch vertical, a 140-inch broad jump, and a sub-4.00 short shuttle time. Rochell’s production backs up his athletic traits; he has 10 interceptions and 35 pass deflections to his name through three seasons.
Rochell’s a Senior Bowl participant this coming offseason, and he could potentially be invited to the NFL Combine. If he does, he’ll no doubt light up the charts and boost his stock tremendously. The 49ers need high-upside developmental talent at cornerback, and without a third-round pick, they might reach a bit to get it.