Driscoll’s 2021 7-round NFL Mock Draft | Round Three
65) Jacksonville Jaguars: Darius Stills, DT, West Virginia
The Jaguars’ defensive line has lost some serious talent over the last couple of years, especially on the interior. Jacksonville’s 2018 first-round pick, defensive tackle Taven Bryan, has been quite the disappointment for the Jaguars.
66) Washington Football Team: Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
While he might be small in stature, Washington cornerback Elijah Molden packs a punch. When you take a look at the roster of the Washington Football Team, cornerback jumps off the page as an area to improve.
67) Cincinnati Bengals: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
A young quarterback’s best friend is a reliable tight end that can serve as a security blanket. Kolar has strong mitts and can be relied upon in clutch situations. He should develop into one of Joe Burrow’s most reliable targets.
68) Carolina Panthers: Marco Wilson, CB, Florida
Upon taking a look at the Carolina Panthers roster, you’d think the team is allergic to cornerbacks. Frankly, if they ever want to compete in the NFC South, which features the likes of Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan, they must add premium talent to their secondary.
69) Miami Dolphins: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
While the Miami Dolphins committed many resources to fix their offensive line this offseason, there is still work to be done. Abraham Lucas is a bonafide steal at this point in the draft as he offers high-end starting potential.
70) New York Giants: Xavier Thomas, Edge, Clemson
You wouldn’t know it by looking at the box score, but Clemson’s Xavier Thomas has the makings of a quality NFL defensive end. While his production isn’t where it needs to be, Thomas is a high ceiling player that could blossom with NFL coaching.
71) Detroit Lions: Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
Monty Rice doesn’t have the athletic profile of some of the top linebackers in this draft class, but he is a reliable and productive player that should push for immediate playing time in Detroit.
72) New York Jets: Josh Myers, OL, Ohio State
Despite drafting Mekhi Becton in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, there is still much work to be done when it comes to rebuilding the Jets offensive line.
73) Arizona Cardinals: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
Kyle Murray is about to explode as one of the NFL’s best players. Outside of a below-average offensive line, one thing the Cardinals lack on the offensive side of the ball is a play-making tight end.
74) Las Vegas Raiders: Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
During the 2020 draft, the Raiders added speed to their wide receiver group with the explosive Henry Ruggs III, so now they turn their attention to finding a receiver with some size that excels at winning the contested catch.
Prior to suffering a season-ending injury in 2019, Sage Surratt was one of the most productive receivers in college football. He is a brilliant complement to Henry Ruggs III.
75) Los Angeles Chargers: Derion Kendrick, CB, Clemson
Casey Hayward is one hell of a player, but he will be 32-years old when the 2021 NFL season comes along. An injection of youth to the cornerback position could pay huge dividends to the Los Angeles Chargers, especially when you take into consideration that the best passer in the game plays in your division.
76) Atlanta Falcons: Journey Brown, RB, Penn State
It will be interesting to see if there is any gas left in Todd Gurley’s tank in 2020. There is a lot of tread on those tires and he is likely not the long-term answer at running back for the Falcons.
77) Houston Texans: Chris Rumph II, Edge, Duke
The Texans don’t have much draft capital after a few blockbuster trades, yet they have a good amount of holes to fill. One thing they need to address is their pass-rush because the combination of JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus isn’t getting any younger.
78) Chicago Bears: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
Is there anyone out there that doesn’t think the Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles combination won’t end up as a disaster for the Chicago Bears?
79) Denver Broncos: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
After paying him a King’s ransom, Ja’wuan James spent the 2019 season injured then decided to opt out in 2020. It’s safe to say that Denver needs to start thinking about a Plan B.
80) Cleveland Browns: Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
Somebody call the police because the Cleveland Browns are about to commit a robbery. The Browns have not gotten their return on investment with Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., so adding fresh viable receiving targets for Baker Mayfield would be wise.