Driscoll’s 2021 7-round NFL Mock Draft | Round Two
33) Jacksonville Jaguars: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson
Now that the Jaguars have their franchise quarterback, they must protect him. Cam Robinson hasn’t been able to assert himself as the Jaguars left tackle of the future, so they select someone who has protected Trevor Lawrence in the past.
34) Washington Football Team: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
Whether it’s Dwayne Haskins or Justin Fields, the Washington Football Team must find more passing weapons to support their QB, especially at the tight end position.
During his collegiate career, Brevin Jordan has been hampered by pedestrian quarterback play, but there is no denying his plus traits.
35) Cincinnati Bengals: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Finding a suitable cornerback to complement William Jackson III would be a wise move for the Bengals. Paulson Adebo has been inconsistent at times during his tenure at Stanford, but when he is on, he is a lockdown corner.
36) Carolina Panthers: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
Greg Little hasn’t really panned out as planned in Carolina so far, and Russell Okung is flirting with retirement, which creates a major need at offensive tackle. Jalen Mayfield is a tough, physical player who has the potential to play on either the right or left side. Regardless of where he lines up, Mayfield is a major upgrade to the unit.
37) Miami Dolphins: Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU
Pro Football Focus recently rated the Miami Dolphins as having the worst safety tandem in the NFL. Well, this selection changes that drastically, as they add a tremendous player who has the ability to cover and make plays.
38) New York Giants: Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
If the Giants want Daniel Jones to be the man, they must provide him with ample talent. A receiving core consisting of Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton will not cut it.
Tamorrion Terry has intimidating size and wins the contested catch with ease. He is quicker than he is given credit for, as he has the ability to create separation and is dangerous with the football in his hands.
39) Detroit Lions: Jay Tufele, DT, USC
When you currently look at the Lions’ depth chart at defensive tackle, it leaves a lot to be desired.
Jay Tufele is a powerful run stuffer who is versatile enough to play various techniques along the defensive line.
40) New York Jets: Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
The signing of Trumaine Johnson ended up being a disaster for the Jets, so the team released him in the offseason. As of now, the best cornerback on their roster is Pierre Desir, which makes the position a priority in the 2021 NFL Draft.
41) Arizona Cardinals: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
Even though Kyler Murray is a magician when it comes to eluding the pass-rush, the Cardinals need to put a formidable offensive line in front of him.
42) Las Vegas Raiders: Brock Purdy, QB, Iowa State
It’s no secret that Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have their concerns when it relates to Derek Carr being the long-term answer for the quarterback position for the Raiders. If he falters in 2020, the end is near for him in Las Vegas.
After missing out on the “big-three” quarterbacks, the Raiders turn their attention to the next best option.
43) Los Angeles Chargers: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
With priority number-one for the Chargers being to put Justin Herbert in position to succeed, after fixing the offensive line the next most important task will be bringing balance to the offense.
While Austin Ekeler is a solid football player, the Chargers must not let a Ford Explorer in the driveway prevent them from getting a Ferrari.
44) Atlanta Falcons: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
Despite signing Dante Fowler in the offseason, bolstering the pass-rush is key for the Atlanta Falcons. Takkarist McKinley hasn’t developed as planned and they were so desperate for pass-rush help that they traded for draft bust Charles Harris.
45) Miami Dolphins: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
The Miami Dolphins struck out in drafting a running back in 2020; however, they enter the season with a fun tandem of Matt Breida and Jordan Howard.
With that said, Najee Harris is a special player that can do it all. The Dolphins get another player who has played with Tua Tagovailoa in the past and will give the Dolphins an upper-echelon running back for the future.
46) Chicago Bears: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
The surprise retirement of Kyle Long caught the Bears by surprise and created a void at right guard. Alijah Vera-Tucker has the versatility to player either offensive tackle or guard, so his arrival will make the Chicago offensive line a better unit in some way, shape or form.
47) Denver Broncos: Caden Sterns, S, Texas
After a brilliant freshman season, Caden Sterns has been a bit AWOL. With that said, he has the talent to develop into a Pro Bowl-caliber player at the next level.
48) Cleveland Browns: Chazz Surratt, LB, UNC
When you take a glance at the Browns roster, the poor linebacker group sticks out like a sore thumb. Surratt is an athletic marvel who is still developing at the position, but offers high upside.