Driscoll’s 2021 7-round NFL Mock Draft | Picks 81-95
81) Los Angeles Rams: Joe Tryon, Edge, Washington
The Rams defense features the best defensive player in the NFL but lacks someone that can apply pressure off the edge. While he is light, Tryon’s quickness help him win on the edge, and he holds pretty well against the run.
82) Green Bay Packers: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
All of a sudden the Packers are getting Aaron Rodgers weapons in troves. Chris Olave is a brilliant route runner, utilizing his fluidity and explosiveness to create separation. His skill-set is the missing ingredient in the Packers passing attack.
83) Tennessee Titans: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
Cornerback might not be the Titans’ biggest need; however, Asante Samuel Jr. is just too good to pass up at this point. Samuel Jr. has the ability to play on the boundary or kick inside to slot. Mike Vrabel will love his versatility.
84) Buffalo Bills: Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
Unless you’re expecting big things from Isaiah Hodgins, the Bills lack some size in their wide receiver group. Williams, standing 6’3″, brings that and a physical brand of football to the forefront.
85) New York Jets*: JaCoby Stevens, S, LSU
One way to use this pick acquired from Seattle for Jamal Adams is to draft his replacement, who just happens to come from the same school. JaCoby Stevens is not the caliber of player that Adams is, but he is an NFL starter that could come in and compete for significant playing time immediately.
86) Indianapolis Colts: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
The Colts have already told Jacoby Brissett that he is not the guy when they went out and signed Phil Rivers. Although Rivers got paid quite well, his play in recent years has really taken a downward spiral. Who is the quarterback of the future for the Indianapolis Colts?
87) Minnesota Vikings: Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
The days of the “Williams Wall” are long gone in Minnesota. The team’s best defensive tackle, Michael Pierce, opted out for the 2020 season. Defensive tackle is something the Vikings must address in 2021 unless they plan on luring John Randle out of retirement.
88) Philadelphia Eagles: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
When I watch film on Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace I am reminded of former Carolina Panthers’ great Steve Smith Sr. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson are both on borrowed time in Philadelphia, so finding a receiver to pair with 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor is paramount.
89) Pittsburgh Steelers: Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC
Do you recall a safety from USC who played like his hair was on fire and made plays around the box for the Steelers from 2003-2014? I am not saying that Talanoa Hufanga is as good as Troy Polamalu because he isn’t. I am saying that the Steelers could use an enforcer to pair with Minkah Fitzpatrick and Hufanga would be a great candidate.
90) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama
The Buccaneers keep signing Ndamukong Suh to one-year deals, but soon they will want to bring some stability to the position. LaBryan Ray hasn’t exactly torn it up in the college ranks, but he is a toolsy player with high upside.
91) Dallas Cowboys: Shaka Toney, Edge, Penn State
Outside of Demarcus Lawrence, the Cowboys aren’t committed to anyone on their defensive line long term. Shaka Toney is one of the most underrated 2021 draft prospects and would form quite the tandem with Lawrence.
92) Cleveland Browns*: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
You might ask, “another linebacker for the Browns?” My reply would be, “have you seen their depth chart at the position?”
93) Baltimore Ravens: Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
In typical Baltimore fashion, the Ravens steal a first-round talent way later than they should be able to. Justyn Ross is a first-rounder in any draft if he doesn’t have to get neck surgery a couple of months before the start of the 2020 college football season. Once again, the Ravens showcase themselves as one of the best drafting teams in the league.
94) Washington Football Team*: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
If you spent the number-two pick of the draft on quarterback Justin Fields, would you feel comfortable with Cornelius Lucas protecting his blindside?
95) Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
The Chiefs’ biggest need is cornerback and despite needing some development, Georgia’s Eric Stokes has traits to be excited about, including his world-class speed.