Schulte’s 3-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Round Three

65. New York Jets: Kary Vincent Jr., CB, LSU

The Jets continue to revamp their roster and get younger. Vincent is a speedy and silky smooth defensive back who can play both corner spots, nickel, and some safety. His versatility and athleticism will make him a valuable Swiss-Army defender for whoever the new defensive coordinator will be for the Jets.

66. New York Giants: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

67. Jacksonville Jaguars: Alijah Vera-Tucker, Guard, USC

Continuing to emphasize an offensive rebuild in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft, the Jags take a player to solidify the interior of their offensive line. The Jaguars offensive line has struggled in pass protection all season long. While Minshew has brought a fair amount of that on himself, the blocking up front hasn’t done him any favors either.

68. Atlanta Falcons: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

69. Cincinnati Bengals: Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State

The Bengals need to continue to add pass rushers since it seems like Carl Lawson is on his way out in Cincinnati and Carlos Dunlap is now in Seattle. Toney is another Penn State freakazoid with plenty of upside to develop into a valuable pass rusher.

70. Minnesota Vikings: Paris Ford, S, Pitt

71. Houston Texans: Trill Williams, CB, Syracuse

The Texans’ secondary has taken some hits in recent weeks, forcing them to start former first-round bust Vernon Hargreaves at nickel and outside corner. They need to add a fresh new face to their secondary as they continue the rebuild.

They will likely have more picks come draft time than they do in this mock draft and capital needs to be spent to address their depth on defense. Trill is a rising defensive back this season who can play both nickel and outside corner.

72. Dallas Cowboys: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State

73. Washington Football Team: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

The Washington defense is pretty talented at all levels, save for that missing last piece in a deep, centerfield safety. None fit that bill more so than Syracuse’s Andre Cisco. While a torn ACL likely pushes his stock down some, his skill set fits what this Washington team is in desperate need of.

74. Los Angeles Chargers: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

75. Denver Broncos: Adrian Ealy, OT, Oklahoma

While the Sooners have gotten off to a rocky start this season, Adrian Ealy keeps on chugging and playing at an NFL level at right tackle. Coincidentally, that’s also a need for the Denver Broncos, who are currently rolling out Demar Dotson at right tackle. They need a young investment at that position for the future, which they get in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft.

76. Carolina Panthers: Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan

77. Detroit Lions: Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State

The Lions have needed a linebacker for what seems like forever, and GM Bob Quinn has neglected that spot again and again. An investment at this spot is needed for the Lions to turn their defense around.

Browning might end up being drafted higher than he is in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft due to his athletic testing, but this feels like good value for where he is right now as a prospect.

78. Miami Dolphins: Kolby Harvell-Peel, S, Oklahoma State

79. Las Vegas Raiders: Bubba Bolden, S, Miami

Bolden has been one of this season’s biggest risers. His high level of play and versatility will add a boost to a Raiders’ secondary that needs a boost in their coverage. Their safety play outside of Johnathan Abram hasn’t been anything to write home about, and they need younger options there.

80. Washington Football Team (via SF): Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

81. Chicago Bears: Rashawn Slater, OT/OG, Northwestern

The Bears’ offensive line has been part of their issues this season, and they need to address it at some point. Slater is being looked at as a player who can play every spot on the offensive line with his stout anchor and advanced fundamentals. His athletic ceiling limits his pro stock but his skill set meshes well with the physical tone Chicago wants upfront.

82. Philadelphia Eagles: Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC

83. Indianapolis Colts: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

While the Colts have invested in their receiving room in recent years, Parris Campbell has missed significant playing time and TY Hilton hasn’t played well this season and is an impending free agent. Even if he’s brought back, the Colts still need more playmakers to boost their passing game.

Toney has caught on fire this season with the Gators, who desperately needed a playmaker with the departure of Van Jefferson to the Los Angeles Rams.

84. Arizona Cardinals: Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

85. Cleveland Browns: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn

With Cleveland addressing some pressing needs on defense in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft, they still need to add to their offense. The Browns need a deep-threat in their receiving room to open up the run game that Kevin Stefanski leans on.

Schwartz is one of college football’s fastest players with a 40-yard dash rumored to be anywhere from 4.27-low 4.3s and that speed shows up on tape. Middling quarterback plays has limited his college production, but Schwartz has all the makings of being an explosive speedster at the NFL level.

86. Cleveland Browns (via NO): DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia

87. Buffalo Bills: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State

While Daryl Williams has played lights out this season for Buffalo, he’s likely outplayed what Buffalo can afford to pay him. Lucas is one of the best pass-protecting offensive tackles in this draft class and would give the Bills a long-term option at this position of need.

88. Los Angeles Rams: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU

89. Minnesota Vikings (via BAL): Zion Johnson, Guard, Boston College

The Vikings’ offensive line has been particularly brutal this season, especially at their guard spots. They need to invest significantly at this position to protect their new young quarterback. Johnson has been a fast riser this season and might end up being selected higher in the draft than he is in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft.

90. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke

91. Tennessee Titans: Tyler Shelvin, Nose Tackle, LSU

Nose Tackle DaQuan Jones is an impending free agent and is already approaching his 30s. The Titans might let him walk in free agency in order to free up cap space for other moves, leaving a hole at this spot that.

Shelvin is an immovable cinderblock in the middle of the defensive line and will provide a stout presence up the middle to replace Jones.

92. New York Jets (via SEA): Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn

93. Pittsburgh Steelers: Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE, Oregon State

The Steelers will likely let Bud Dupree walk in free agency, leaving the EDGE spot opposite of TJ Watt open. While Alex Highsmith looks poised to fill that spot well, the Steelers will likely continue to invest in this position.

Rashed is more of a finesse-style pass rusher, but the Steelers have proven to be able to develop their pass rushers into well-rounded players.

94. Green Bay Packers: Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt

The Packers’ defensive line has failed to generate any sort of consistent pass rush so far this season, despite coming off of an amazing season in that aspect last year. They face some losses in free agency this season and Dean Lowry’s contract could be moved for cheap next year.

Odeyingbo is an excellent fit, as he can play some 5T and 3T upfront. His burst and length at 6-foot-6 and 270+ pounds really stand out on film on a lackluster Vanderbilt team, thus making him an obvious choice in this 3-round 2021 NFL mock draft.

95. Kansas City Chiefs: Osa Odighizuwa, EDGE, UCLA

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