Driscoll’s 2021 7-round NFL Mock Draft | Picks 49-64
49) Los Angeles Rams: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Alex Leatherwood is an astounding player, as he offers Pro Bowl potential at four spots along the offensive line. For the Rams, whose best offensive lineman is the ancient Andrew Whitworth, selecting a player like Leatherwood is a homerun.
50) Green Bay Packers: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
Now that the Packers have signed Kenny Clark to a contract extension, the front office can start focusing on building around him.
A powerful run-stuffer like Jordan Davis paired with Kenny Clark will make the Green Bay defense a tough unit to run against.
51) Tennessee Titans: Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia
As an avid Miami Dolphins fan for 35 years, I have my doubts that Ryan Tannehill will be able to recreate the success he experienced in 2019. While the Titans just paid Tannehill, they could start looking for “Plan B’s” if he falters this season.
Jamie Newman is a player I could see really elevate his draft stock if the 2020 college football season moves forward as planned. Newman was a sensation for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in 2019 and is surrounded by far superior talent in Athens.
52) Buffalo Bills: Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami
The Bills continue to add tremendous resources to their already dominant defense. Quincy Roche is one of the most productive pass-rushers in the nation and pairing him with a Bills defensive line featuring Ed Oliver, Jerry Hughes, Quinton Jefferson and AJ Epenesa is dangerous.
53) Seattle Seahawks: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
The Seahawks could stand to upgrade at all five positions along the offensive line. They have had extreme struggles in forming a solid group. Lucky enough for them, Russell Wilson is a certified stud and can play at an MVP level despite this. It wouldn’t take long for Dillon Radunz to become the most reliable player on the unit.
54) Indianapolis Colts: Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan
Kwity Paye is a freakish athlete who has his best football ahead of him. The Colts are in the process of building something special on the defensive side of the ball, and an effective edge-setting stalwart like Paye makes the unit better.
55) Minnesota Vikings: Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee
While there are some medical concerns surrounding Smith, he is an absolute mauler that can be penciled in at left guard for the next decade.
56) Philadelphia Eagles: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
Andre Cisco is possibly the best ballhawk in the entire 2021 draft class. His ball skills are exceptional and he is an immediate upgrade to the Philadelphia secondary.
57) Pittsburgh Steelers: Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
While James Conner has been solid during his time in Pittsburgh, the Steelers would be wise to provide an aging Ben Roethlisberger with an explosive running game. Chuba Hubbard is a big-time player, who could take the Pittsburgh offense to new heights.
58) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
Are you sold on Ronald Jones? Me neither.
59) New England Patriots: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
In retrospect, the Patriots trade for Mohamed Sanu wasn’t a strong move and neither was spending a first-round selection on N’Keal Harry. It is paramount for New England to reload at the wide receiver position, and the electric Amon-Ra St. Brown is a great start.
60) Dallas Cowboys: Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia
The Achilles’ heel on the current Cowboys roster is their secondary, especially the safety position. HaHa Clinton-Dix is a solid player, but is on a short term deal, while Xavier Woods shouldn’t be starting. Richard LeCounte gives Dallas an enforcer in their secondary.
61) New Orleans Saints: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
As if the Saints didn’t have enough difference-makers on their absolutely loaded roster, they steal another one here. Owusu-Koramoah is an incredible athlete, possessing the ability to impact the game in many ways. He has the combination of size and speed to be a game-changing hybrid player.
62) Baltimore Ravens: Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Edge, Oregon State
It’s hard to find a hole on the loaded Ravens roster, but if one area where they could improve is their pass rush. Matt Judon is playing under the franchise tag, and 2019 2nd round pick Jaylon Ferguson had a quiet rookie season. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. was 3rd in the NCAA in 2019 with 14 sacks and brings instant credibility to an average unit.
63) San Francisco 49ers: Deonte Brown, OL, Alabama
It’s not flashy, but no team builds in the trenches better than the San Francisco 49ers. With the running game being an essential component to the 49ers offense, a strong offensive line will pay huge dividends. Deonte Brown is experienced, battle-tested and upgrades either guard position for San Francisco.
64) Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Linderbaum, OL, Iowa
The interior offensive line is a mess for the Kansas City Chiefs. They should look to bolster their unit to protect their $500 million investment also known as Patrick Mahomes.