2021 7-round NFL Mock Draft | Round Three
65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
66. New York Jets: Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina
67. Houston Texans: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
68. Atlanta Falcons: Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot both know how important the offensive line is to a team’s success. Atlanta’s offensive line has not played consistently well the last few years, but they do have some bright spots in Jake Matthews and Chris Lindstrom. Kaleb McGary hasn’t played up to snuff at right tackle so far and might be better off at guard. Spencer Brown‘s aggressiveness and athleticism make him a seamless fit into Smith’s offense.
69. Cincinnati Bengals: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
70. Philadelphia Eagles: Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
71. Denver Broncos: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
72. Detroit Lions: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
73. Carolina Panthers: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL)
The Panthers have a plethora of weapons on offense, but they haven’t had a consistent presence at tight end since Greg Olsen’s departure. Brevin Jordan is an elite playmaker who excels after the catch, making him a nice fit with Joe Brady’s offense.
74. Washington Football Team (via SF): Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
75. Dallas Cowboys: Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU
76. New York Giants: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
77. Los Angeles Chargers: Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
The Chargers enjoyed good play from some depth receivers like Tyron Johnson, but Elijah Moore‘s quickness and playmaking would make the Chargers’ offense that much more explosive. The team remains committed to throwing the ball heavily with Justin Herbert, so adding more weapons to the WR corps makes sense.
78. Minnesota Vikings: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
79. Arizona Cardinals: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
80. Las Vegas Raiders: Rashad Weaver, EDGE, Pitt
The Raiders are still searching for some pass-rushing help opposite Maxx Crosby. Rashad Weaver doesn’t have the most tools out there, but he’s a natural fit as a DE in Gus Bradley’s 4-3 defense. His use of hands, in tandem with his length and power, projects Weaver to be a reliable pass rusher at the next level.
81. Miami Dolphins: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
82.Washington Football Team: Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington
83. Chicago Bears: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson
I’m doubling down on offensive line for Chicago here. Regardless of who the quarterback is, Chicago has to address the offensive line ahead of him. Jackson Carman is a powerful bulldozer who is nimble despite his size. Carman can play either at tackle or guard at the next level. Nabbing him and Dillon Radunz to be tone-setters upfront gives Chicago a nasty duo of linemen.
84. Indianapolis Colts: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
85. Tennessee Titans: Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU
86. New York Jets (via SEA): Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
87. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame
With Vance McDonald’s retirement, the Steelers need a reliable tight end who can block and catch. Eric Ebron isn’t that kind of player. Tommy Tremble wasn’t often targeted, but he excelled in both blocking and receiving. He would provide a security blanket over the middle of the field for whoever is the Steelers’ next quarterback.
88. Detroit Lions (via LAR): Jordan Smith, EDGE, UAB
89. Cleveland Browns: Payton Turner, EDGE, Houston
90. Minnesota Vikings (via BAL): Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
91. Cleveland Browns (via NO): Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
92. Green Bay Packers: D.J. Daniel, CB, Georgia
After the NFC Championship Game’s debacle, it’s difficult to see cornerback Kevin King sticking around in Green Bay for much longer. At the very least, his role will be severely reduced. As such, Green Bay needs to find a replacement and upgrade at that spot. Daniel is a fluid and lengthy cover corner who competes his tail off on every snap.
93. Buffalo Bills: Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma State
94. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
95. Kansas City Chiefs: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
96. San Francisco 49ers: Adrian Ealy, OT, Oklahoma
97. Los Angeles Rams: Quinn Meinerz, OG, Wisconsin-Whitewater
The Rams continue to address the offensive line, this time reaching into the D3 ranks. Quinn Meinerz shot up draft boards with his elite play at the Senior Bowl. Meinerz excelled at both guard and center, making him a valuable piece for the Rams.
98. Baltimore Ravens: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
99. New Orleans Saints: Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
Call me a hater, but I’m not entirely sold on the Saints’ wide receiver room. Michael Thomas is one of the league’s best when he’s on the field, but he had some locker room issues this past season. Emmanuel Sanders is reliable, but he’s 33, and he might not be on the team past next season.
Tre’Quan Smith is remarkably inconsistent and has had 100 receiving yards in a game only twice in his career. The team needs to invest in playmakers if they want to continue their success.
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