2021 7-Round NFL Mock Draft | Round 2, Picks 33-48
Listed on this page are the picks 33-48 (Second Round) of this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. We begin with the Jacksonville Jaguars at pick 33.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
The Jaguars’ safety room is a bit of a mess right now. They threw money at Rayshawn Jenkins and Rudy Ford, but neither are exactly quality starting safeties. They have their starting two corners locked in with C.J. Henderson and Shaquill Griffin and now turn to fix that safety room.
Trevon Moehrig isn’t an elite athlete, but he plays with excellent range and deep coverage ability. He’s a high character pick as well, being voted as team captain while at TCU. The Jaguars need a culture change throughout their franchise, and nabbing guys with excellent intangibles on offense and defense is a good start.
34. New York Jets: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)
I know Jaelan Phillips has gotten some recent first-round buzz after his pro day, and he very well could sneak in there. However, with no medical checks, individual workouts, NFL Combine, and in-person meetings, I do believe Phillips’s numerous injuries will keep him out of Round 1. He missed the medical recheck in Indianapolis with a positive COVID test, too, so the information is just non-existent right now. That’ll give enough teams pause to cause him to drop out of the first, in my opinion.
At the start of Round 2, however, it makes much more sense. The Jets added Lawson, but the other edge rushers on the roster aren’t as talented as Phillips. Saleh has an incredible priority on edge rushers, and a lot of his defense depends on the pass rush. Adding an elite talent like Phillips is worth the gamble here. He won’t be there by their next pick.
35. Atlanta Falcons: Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina
Mike Davis will be a clear part of the rotation, but they’re going to need another part to add to this running room, as Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t an ideal RB2. You’ll notice a specific running back taken after this pick that might have plenty of fans upset.
However, I think Smith, Fontenot, and company will take a shining to Javonte Williams in their offense. Williams is a more physical runner than Travis Etienne, and his pass-blocking chops are among the best in the class.
I’m a big fan of Williams’ projection at the next level. He’s a compact, built runner who wins with balance and power. With Atlanta needing plenty of bodies in their running back rotation, adding a physical back who doesn’t have an immense amount of wear on his frame would be wise.
36. Miami Dolphins: Creed Humphrey, OC, Oklahoma
This pick has been around since the Senior Bowl, and for good reason. Creed Humphrey is one of the best offensive centers in recent memory, and he fits right in with Miami. The Dolphins coached Humphrey at the Senior Bowl, so they are familiar with his abilities and intelligence.
Humphrey has been highly regarded since he anchored the Joe Moore Award-winning Oklahoma offensive line as a redshirt freshman. He proved to be an elite and innovative technician who projects to start right away as a center on tape.
Nonetheless, there were concerns about his athletic ability coming off of his tape. It’s safe to say he answered those questions at the Oklahoma Pro Day, posting a perfect Relative Atheltic Score (RAS) of 10 — the highest testing grade by a center in the RAS database. He should be an exceptional NFL center for years to come.
37. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
It’s no secret the Eagles need a corner in a big way, which is why I expect one of their first two picks to be a corner. New DC Jonathan Gannon was the Colts DBs coach and previously worked as an assistant in Minnesota under Mike Zimmer. There will be an emphasis on improving the secondary with him at the helm.
The Eagles have a type of player they look for, and a lot of it is based on testing. The 40-yard dash and jumps play a factor in their recent evaluations. As a result, I’d expect Eric Stokes, who ran a 4.30 40-yard dash with a 38.5 vertical and a 10’8″ broad jump, to be high on their board.
38. Cincinnati Bengals: Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
The Bengals believe in their offensive tackles of Jonah Williams and Riley Reiff, but they need an upgrade at guard, particularly right guard. Quinton Spain was a nice addition late, but he’s a natural left guard and needs to stick there.
Wyatt Davis has played every year of his career at right guard, earning two first-team All-American spots. Davis can get into trouble by being too grabby, but his strength at the point of attack is otherworldly.
When he gets his hands on an opposing defender, Davis immediately looks to put his man in the dirt and frequently succeeds. He will have to nail down his technique and consistency to help overcome his slight frame, but he checks off plenty of boxes to be a quality guard in the pros.
39. Carolina Panthers: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
The Panthers nabbed their top playmaker at No. 8 and circle back to nab their left tackle here in the second, taking advantage of the vast pool of talent in this offensive tackle class. Taylor Moton is the team’s right tackle of the future, but left tackle is wide open. That can’t stay that way if they are trying to get the most out of Darnold.
The Panthers got a firsthand look and evaluation of Dillon Radunz at the Senior Bowl this month, where Radunz impressed plenty of scouts. His improvement was evident, and he has a high ceiling at tackle.
40. Denver Broncos: Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State
The Broncos need a linebacker, and Fangio has traditionally emphasized linebacker play. Highly athletic linebackers who can play various roles are a dime a dozen, but luckily, Denver has one land right in their laps here with Ohio State’s Baron Browning.
Browning is a bit of a projection based on where he fits on defense, but he has all the traits and tools to be used in various ways. Denver can groom him to play inside or even outside as a potential Von Miller replacement.
41. Detroit Lions: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
Jamie Collins, Alex Anzalone, Shaun Dion Hamilton, and Jalen Reeves-Maybin are enough to get by with at linebacker this season, but Detroit doesn’t have any long-term players there. Collins is the only linebacker with a deal past 2021. They need a playmaker of the future there.
Jamin Davis is a freaky athlete, posting a 9.94(!) RAS, with a 42-inch vertical, 11′ broad, and a 4.48 40-yard dash. Davis needs some time developing, as he only has one season as a starter, but his tools are worth developing inside or outside.
42. New York Giants: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)
The Giants need a pass rusher in their defensive front. They re-signed Leonard Williams at one end and still have Dexter Lawrence along their defensive line. I’d like to see them add another pass rusher who can play various roles in their defensive line.
Gregory Rousseau offers some inside/outside versatility that Giants DC Patrick Graham can shuffle around based on matchups. Rousseau is lengthy and offers plenty of athleticism and upside, something the Giants could use on their defensive line.
43. San Francisco 49ers: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
The 49ers re-signed Jason Verrett, K’Waun Williams, and Emmanuel Moseley, bringing back some key players from last season. However, I still believe they need to add more to this corner room and nab someone with the upside to be a CB1 in the future.
Ifeatu Melifonwu is a physical and long athlete. He’s still developing his instincts, technique, and playmaking, but he’s improved every year in those areas, suggesting there is upside to be had.
44. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via DAL): Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
As of the time of this writing, Tampa has not re-signed Antonio Brown. Plenty of analysts have mentioned that the team should dip into this talented WR class to find their WR3.
The Buccaneers finally pick in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft by selecting LSU’s Terrace Marshall Jr. Marshall fits the bill of what Tampa likes in their wide receivers, with the ability to play inside and outside as well. He had a medical flare-up at the Combine medical check this month, which might cause him to drop. Fortunately for Tampa, this lets them nab him later on for cheaper.
45. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
James Robinson ranked just about average across the board in most metrics. He was 18th in DYAR, 25th in DVOA, and 28th in Rushing Success Rate among all rushers with a minimum of 100 carries. He was also 27th in broken tackles/attempt.
As we all know, pure rushing yards aren’t an overall indicator of talent. As such, Jacksonville should consider adding competition to that RB room. New offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is a big believer in the importance of the run game.
I struggle with finding a spot for Travis Etienne. I think he’s rather limited schematically because he’s just not a good inside runner right now. He struggles to break many tackles and isn’t great at reading the line as a runner. Nevertheless, with Robinson there, the Jaguars have a back who can break those tackles. Urban Meyer loves speed on his team, and he’s seen firsthand what Etienne and Lawrence can do together on the football field.
46. Dallas Cowboys (via NE): Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
The Cowboys have some issues coming soon to their linebacking room. Jaylon Smith hasn’t been worth his contract, and there’s a potential out coming up next season.
Leighton Vander Esch has been repeatedly banged up and hasn’t finished a season in the last two years. His fifth-year option decision is coming up soon, and there is some growing belief the team might not pick it up if they draft a linebacker of the future this year. They do here in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.
Jabril Cox is a bit of an older prospect at 23 years old, but he’s an excellent coverage-style LB. Neither Smith nor LVE has shown great coverage ability in the last couple of years, so this is a role that Dallas desperately needs.
47. Los Angeles Chargers: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
It’s no secret the Chargers have been scouting wide receivers while they continue to build around Herbert. The team has four receivers set to hit free agency next season, including former first-rounder Mike Williams. The team needs to add more speed to this room.
Kadarius Toney is one of the draft’s premier playmakers at the WR position. He’s an electric weapon in the open field with plenty of juice vertically. Toney does his best work after the catch, but his explosiveness makes him a challenge for any defense to struggle with.
48. Las Vegas Raiders: Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
The Raiders, rather oddly, cut Maurice Hurst. They have Johnathan Hankins on the roster, and they signed Solomon Thomas and Quinton Jefferson, but they’ve released their best interior pass rusher. I’d imagine they’ll look to fix that spot in the draft.
Levi Onwuzurike is a high-upside interior rusher with quickness, power, and length. He’s not the most technically refined pass rusher, but he has the tools worth developing at the next level.