3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft | Round Two
33. New York Jets: Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
The Jets continue to build around Zach Wilson by investing in the offensive line ahead of him. While the Jets have had some flashes of great play from Pat Elflein, Elflein isn’t Wyatt Davis-level good. Davis is a plug-and-play mauler who physically dominates at the line of scrimmage. His play this season has dropped off some, and some more technical problems have cropped up in his game this season that will likely keep him out of the first round, but he is a steady, reliable guard that will help keep Zach Wilson upright in the NFL.
34. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, SAF, TCU
35. Cincinnati Bengals: Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee
Nabbing another offensive lineman for Cincinnati isn’t exactly a world-breaking pick, but it’s a necessity. The Bengals have struggled to move people up front, especially in the running game. Enter Trey Smith, nicknamed the Human Bulldozer. The Bengals have to improve the offensive line, and putting Sewell and Smith next to each other is a great step forward.
36. Carolina Panthers: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
37. Atlanta Falcons: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
The Falcons have had great play from A.J. Terrell this season, but they need to continue to add to the secondary. Campbell is a long, explosive athlete with great fluidity to stay in phase in man coverage. He’s still more traits than results now, but his upside is tremendous, and he’s only getting better.
38. Miami Dolphins (via HOU): Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
39. Dallas Cowboys: Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa
Neville Gallimore has had flashes of good play this season for Dallas, but the interior of the Dallas defensive line has been their weakest link this season. Nixon is the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year and has several dominant moments this season. While I don’t think there’s any defensive tackle that will end up in round one, with how Nixon has played this season, he makes an excellent case to be the first defensive tackle taken off the board in 2021.
40. Los Angeles Chargers: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
41. Philadelphia Eagles: Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Dylan Moses has had some up and down moments of play this season that has dropped him down boards and did drop him in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft, but his athleticism is still freakish. The Eagles have a lot of trouble at the linebacker spot, and none of them are reliable coverage linebackers. If the Eagles allow Moses to just simply attack as the WILL LB and deploy him over the top tight ends and running backs the team will play, Moses has Pro Bowl upside.
42. Detroit Lions: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
43. San Francisco 49ers: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
The 49ers’ pass rush was absolutely demolished this season by injuries, and they are facing six defensive ends hitting the free agency market. Hutchinson got hurt this season, but he’s a long, physical pass rusher who wins with quickness and power and can play several different roles on the defensive line. Hutchinson and Bosa on opposite ends will create headaches for opposing quarterbacks and offensive linemen.
44. Denver Broncos: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
45. New York Giants: Shaun Wade, CB/SAF, Ohio State
The Giants might be onto something in their secondary, with James Bradberry playing at an elite level and Darnay Holmes playing like one of the best rookies in the league. Adding another young, versatile piece into the secondary could really complete their back end group. Shaun Wade can be the Logan Ryan corner-safety hybrid replacement on that defense.
46. Chicago Bears: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
47. New England Patriots: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
The Patriots miss out on another QB option here, so instead, they turn to the receiving room. They’ve tried many receivers in that YAC role for the team, but none of them have been successful. Toney is a YAC king with incredible agility and big play ability. There are some off the field concerns that might push him down some boards, but he’s undoubtedly one of the best receivers in this draft class.
48. Jacksonville Jaguars (via MIN): Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
49. Las Vegas Raiders: Jay Tufele, DT, USC
Bolstering the defensive line has to be a priority for the Raiders. After taking an edge rusher earlier in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft, the Raiders double-back and nab an interior rusher. Tufele is one of the best pass-rushing defensive tackles in this class and reminds me personally of Kenny Clark. His juice and upper body strength is excellent and will translate to production at the NFL level.
50. Baltimore Ravens: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)
51. Washington Football Team: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
The Redskins could go wide receiver here, but Friermuth falling here in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft is too good to pass up. While Logan Thomas has emerged as an option at tight end, nabbing Friermuth lets WFT get a little more multiple in the personnel game and build up more weapons around whoever their next quarterback is.
52. Arizona Cardinals: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
53. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT/OG, USC
There’s a good chance that Vera-Tucker gets drafted way above this draft slot as we get closer to draft time. He’s made the move out to left tackle this season and played at an elite level. Tampa Bay’s left tackle situation has been inconsistent at best, and the Bucs might move on from Donovan Smith’s contract in the offseason to save on cap room. As such, they’ll need a replacement at that position.
54. Miami Dolphins: Josh Myers, OC, Ohio State
55. Cleveland Browns: Elijah Molden, CB/SAF, Washington
The Browns need nickel help, and they need safety help. Molden plays both roles for the Huskies, and he has elite level instincts for the ball. He might not have the elite athletic tools, but he’s incredibly smooth in man coverage and makes plays all over the field. Molden is the next great Washington defensive back.
56. Indianapolis Colts: Patrick Jones, EDGE, Pitt
57. Los Angeles Rams: Zion Tupuola-Fetui, EDGE, Washington
I’m not sure a player has broken out more this season than ZTF has. The Huskies aren’t exactly primetime TV, and they’ll miss out on not playing in the Pac-12 title game, but ZTF has been absolutely dominant. Despite only playing four games this season, ZTF has amassed seven sacks and seven tackles for loss. At 6’3, 280 pounds, he’s the lengthy power rusher Brandon Staley loves in his pass rushers.
58. Tennessee Titans: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL)
59. Seattle Seahawks: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
The Seahawks have had a lot of issues on the offensive line seemingly for years. Despite plenty of issues on the defensive side of the ball, they finally address this problem in this 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Pro Football Network Draft Insider Tony Pauline listed Rasheed Walker as a potential first-round pick due to his “terrific combination of size, power, and movement skills.”
60. Buffalo Bills: Creed Humphrey, OC, Oklahoma
61. Green Bay Packers: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
Nick Bolton is a hard-hitting tackling machine at the linebacker position, but his average athleticism and coverage ability might ding him down some draft boards. The Packers’ defense this season has seemed too soft at times. Bolton is anything but soft.
62. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama
63. New Orleans Saints: Jevon Holland, SAF, Oregon
The Saints are likely to move on from Marcus Williams this offseason with their cap situation being limited. Holland is a reliable and fluid defensive back who played both safety and nickel for the Ducks. While Holland doesn’t possess elite traits, he’s a reliable impact player with good coverage ability and intangibles.
64. Kansas City Chiefs: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati