7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Which QB goes to San Francisco at 3rd overall?

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2021 7-Round NFL Mock Draft | Round 4, Picks 106-111

Listed on this page is the fourth and fifth round of this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. We begin with the Jacksonville Jaguars at pick 106.

106. Jacksonville Jaguars
Shaun Wade, CB/S, Ohio State

107. New York Jets
Cam McGrone, LB, Michigan

108. Atlanta Falcons
Zech McPhearson, CB, Texas Tech

A.J. Terrell’s rookie season was a positive sign moving forward for the team, and Isaiah Oliver looked solid as a nickel corner. On the other hand, I’m not sold on Kendall Sheffield’s play. The team signed Fabian Moreau, who likely starts at CB2, but he’s only on a one-year deal. As a result, corner depth is a must-have for the Falcons moving forward, and they’ll answer that here in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

Zech McPhearson will be the first Texas Tech DB to be drafted since 2010, and for a good reason. McPhearson’s athleticism and playmaking stand out on film, and it’s clear he possesses great physical skills. He demonstrated surprising fluidity and channeled aggressiveness on film, two rather endearing traits for my grading scale. McPhearson might not start right away, but he has the traits worth developing and has proven he can play outside and inside.

109. Houston Texans
Thomas Graham Jr., CB, Oregon

110. Chicago Bears (via CLE)
Trill Williams, CB/S, Syracuse

111. Cincinnati Bengals
Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL)

Round 4 | Picks 112-117

112. Cleveland Browns (via DET)
Robert Hainsey, OG/C, Notre Dame

Trade! The Detroit Lions trade pick 112 to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for WR Jarvis Landry and a fourth-round pick in 2022.

I know many Browns fans (and perhaps Lions fans) will begrudge this trade here in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. However, I make it with both sides in mind. The Browns are looking to go faster on offense, which isn’t Jarvis Landry’s M.O., and he makes way too much money for that.

For the Lions, he adds a veteran presence in their receiving room plus a future pick as an incentive for taking Landry. John Dorsey, who originated the trade for Landry to Cleveland, is now a high-ranking executive in Detroit. Campbell was the tight ends coach and interim head coach in Miami while Landry was with the Dolphins. Lions assistant wide receivers coach Seth Ryan apprenticed under Phil McGeoghan with the Chargers, who, you guessed it, was Landry’s WRs coach in Miami.

The Browns add a versatile offensive lineman who can play both guard spots and center at the next level if need be. Likewise, with J.C. Tretter, Joel Bitonio, and Wyatt Teller’s future up in the air, it makes sense they should add depth now to be an eventual replacement.

113. Green Bay Packers (via CAR)
Tyree Gillespie, S, Missouri

Trade! The Green Bay Packers trade picks 135 and 178 to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for pick 113.

114. Denver Broncos
Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC

115. Dallas Cowboys
Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida

116. New York Giants
Jackson Carman, OT/OG, Clemson

117. San Francisco 49ers
Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma

Round 4 | Picks 118-123

118. Chicago Bears (via LAC)
Bobby Brown III, DT, Texas A&M

Trade! The Los Angeles Chargers trade pick 118 to the Chicago Bears in exchange for DE Akiem Hicks.

Brandon Staley is looking for another talented defensive lineman who can play a variety of roles up front. The Bears have permitted Akiem Hicks to seek a trade. Given Staley’s familiarity with Hicks, this has logic for both sides in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

The Bears nab a raw but talented ball of clay in Bobby Brown III as a potential replacement for Hicks. His length and power make him a dominant force on the interior, but he needs to get better with his hands and pad level to become a consistently dominant player.

119. Minnesota Vikings
Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA

120. New England Patriots
Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa

121. Las Vegas Raiders
Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama

122. Pittsburgh Steelers (via NE)
Charles Snowden, EDGE, Virginia

Trade! The Pittsburgh Steelers send picks 128 and 216 to the New England Patriots in exchange for pick 122.

The Steelers need to invest in an EDGE of the future after losing Bud Dupree. The depth there is virtually non-existent. Charles Snowden is an elite athlete whose basketball background shows on film. He’s a ridiculous 6’6″, and that length shows up when he rushes the passer. He has the versatility Pittsburgh covets with their outside linebackers as he can drop into space in coverage.

123. Detroit Lions (via PHI)
Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

Round 4 | Picks 124-129

124. Washington Football Team
James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati

125. Minnesota Vikings
Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech

126. Tennessee Titans
Shawn Davis, S, Florida

127. Indianapolis Colts
Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue

The Colts lost linebacker Anthony Walker in free agency to the Cleveland Browns. Walker takes with him 1,799 snaps over the last two seasons at linebacker, including 282 snaps on special teams. While the team still has young standouts in Darius Leonard and Bobby Okereke, they need to add depth. Therefore, I’d imagine they’ll invest in the LB room on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Colts love Senior Bowl players, especially elite athletes. Derrick Barnes checks off both of those boxes, standing out in the Senior Bowl practices and at his pro day. Barnes generated an 8.62 overall RAS, with an elite 20-yard split and vertical. He wasn’t a team captain, but Barnes was uber-productive in college. Ballard likes rangy, athletic linebackers with some length to them, all of which are in Barnes’ wheelhouse.

128. New England Patriots (via PIT)
Cam Sample, EDGE, Tulane

129. Seattle Seahawks
Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota

Round 4 | Picks 130-135

130. Buffalo Bills (via JAX)
Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn

131. Baltimore Ravens
Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU

Nose tackle Brandon Williams has just one year left on his deal. The Ravens love the run-stuffing maulers in the middle of their defense, as it allows defensive coordinator Don Martindale’s scheme to do so many unique things with the rest of their defensive front. Nabbing his replacement here in this 7-Round NFL 2021 Mock Draft would fit their MO.

Tyler Shelvin is an absolute mammoth on the football field. Measuring in at 6’2″ and 350 pounds at his pro day, Shelvin is a massive force up the middle. He also has arguably the best anchor against double-teams in this class. However, Shelvin doesn’t offer much as a pass rusher, but Baltimore doesn’t need him to do that.

132. Cleveland Browns
Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee

133. New Orleans Saints
Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State

134. Minnesota Vikings
D.J. Daniel, CB, Georgia

135. Carolina Panthers (via GB)
Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina

Round 4 | Picks 136-144

136. Baltimore Ravens (via KC)
David Moore, OG/C, Grambling State

137. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State

138. Dallas Cowboys
Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt

139. New England Patriots
Chauncey Golston, EDGE, Iowa

140. Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Cleveland, OG, Georgia

141. Los Angeles Rams
Janarius Robinson, EDGE, Florida State

The Rams re-signed Leonard Floyd yet still need a pass rusher on the outside. The team is hoping Terrell Lewis stays healthy and plays a full season, but the depth behind Lewis and Floyd isn’t strong. With Samson Ebukam also gone, the outside pass rusher is a weak spot on the Rams’ defense. They’ll fix that here in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

Additionally, the Rams love long, athletic pass rushers. Robinson boasts an 86-inch wingspan and is a juiced-up athlete. He’s the perfect rotational edge rusher that can develop and provide much-needed explosiveness to a rather lackluster unit.

142. Green Bay Packers
Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

143. Minnesota Vikings
Royce Newman, OT/OG, Ole Miss

144. Kansas City Chiefs
Adetokunbo Ogundeji, EDGE, Notre Dame

Ade Ogundeji is a lengthy and explosive edge rusher, albeit rather raw. He’s got inside/outside versatility, similar to Kpassagnon. Ogundeji displayed his explosiveness with a stellar 10-foot broad jump and impressive 10 and 20-yard splits. He has to improve his overall pass-rush plan, but in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft, he has the tools and upside to invest Day 3 capital.

2021 7-Round NFL Mock Draft | Round 5, Picks 145-152

145. Jacksonville Jaguars
D’Ante Smith, OT/OG, East Carolina

146. New York Jets
Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (OH)

147. Houston Texans
Shi Smith, WR, South Carolina

148. Atlanta Falcons
Patrick Jones, EDGE, Pitt

149. Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke

150. Philadelphia Eagles
James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati

151. Carolina Panthers
Victor Dimukeje, EDGE, Duke

152. Jacksonville Jaguars (via DEN)
Jaylon Moore, OT, Western Michigan

Trade! The Denver Broncos trade pick 152 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for QB Gardner Minshew.

Since the Broncos couldn’t add a top quarterback, their next objective has been to provide competition for Drew Lock. Given that the Jaguars paid C.J. Beathard to be Lawrence’s backup, it leaves Minshew’s roster spot in question.

Furthermore, the Broncos get a young, cheap competitor to boost their quarterback room, while the Jaguars use the pick to draft a developmental left tackle who could be the successor to Cam Robinson next year in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

Round 5 | Picks 153-159

153. Detroit Lions
Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati

154. New York Jets
Joshua Kaindoh, EDGE, Florida State

155. San Francisco 49ers
Drew Dalman, C, Stanford

156. Miami Dolphins
Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma

157. Minnesota Vikings
Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

158. Houston Texans
Seth Williams, WR, Auburn

159. Los Angeles Chargers
Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State

Round 5 | Picks 160-168

160. Arizona Cardinals
Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

161. Buffalo Bills
Joshuah Bledsoe, S, Missouri

The Bills were in on multiple safeties in the 2020 NFL Draft, building a multiple-safety defense. Adding Joshuah Bledsoe in this 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft, a player who has lined up both deep and in the slot, to help round out that safety room would fit their goals. Bledsoe is a high-intelligence communicator in the secondary, something that Buffalo would love to add to their defense.

162. Las Vegas Raiders
Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas

163. Washington Football Team
Daelin Hayes, EDGE, Notre Dame

164. Chicago Bears
Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE, Oregon State

165. Indianapolis Colts
Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

166. Tennessee Titans
Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida

167. Las Vegas Raiders
William Bradley-King, EDGE, Baylor

168. Minnesota Vikings
Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville

I’d expect the size concerns to drop Tutu Atwell, given that players with his size and frame are virtually non-existent in the NFL. As a slot/gadget receiver for Minnesota, who already has Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, Atwell can do damage with his explosiveness.

Round 5 | Picks 169-177

169. Cleveland Browns
Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU

170. Jacksonville Jaguars
Patrick Johnson, EDGE, Tulane

171. Baltimore Ravens
Darius Stills, DT, West Virginia

172. San Francisco 49ers
JaCoby Stevens, S, LSU

173. Green Bay Packers
Caden Sterns, S, Texas

174. Buffalo Bills
Khyiris Tonga, DT, BYU

175. Kansas City Chiefs
Damar Hamlin, S, Pitt

176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn

177. New England Patriots
Demetric Felton, RB/WR, UCLA

The Patriots did re-sign James White this offseason, but if Demetric Felton is available, I’d bet it would be difficult for Belichick to pass on a back of his skill set. Moreover, White’s deal is only for one season. Felton primarily played running back at UCLA but lined up and went through receiving drills in Mobile for the Senior Bowl and looked sharp.

Round 5 | Picks 178-184

178. Carolina Panthers (via GB)
Shemar Jean-Charles, CB, Appalachian State

179. Dallas Cowboys
Austin Watkins, WR, UAB

180. San Francisco 49ers
Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State

181. Kansas City Chiefs
Kary Vincent Jr., CB, LSU

182. Atlanta Falcons
Tony Fields II, LB, West Virginia

183. Atlanta Falcons
Jacob Harris, WR/ TE, UCF

184. Baltimore Ravens
Darius Hodge, EDGE, Marshall

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