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The Bulldog Insiders 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Here at The Bulldog Insiders, we're obviously going to bring as much coverage of Barton College Athletics. But we are also sports fans ourselves. NFL, MLB, and so on.

I have been a big fan of the business side of the NFL and what it takes to build a team from not only the financial side with the contracts but also the evaluation of the talent available and how a general manager will put their teams together. A big part of this is the annual NFL Draft where teams have the opportunity to draft the rights of college players moving up to the pro ranks.

Before our site was up in 2020, I tweeted a mock draft out where I thought players would go. I intend to continue to do this to add some various content to the site, but most importantly, I dream of the day that I will be able to project when a player from Barton College will be included in draft projections and prospect lists. If you would have asked me when I thought that day might come before the shortened spring season of 2021, I would have said maybe a decade at the earliest.

Now that I have seen the talent our players have and the way our coaching staff has coached them up over the course of the small sample size we saw this Spring, I am predicting it will be before the 2031 season or the 10 year mark. Big things are happening and this isn't me being a Bulldog homer. Our players have talent. Actually they have Talent with a capital "T". The offseason work and conditioning, the work in the classroom, the work in the position meeting rooms...that's all on them to refine and improve. And I've seen the hunger when watching them play. It's going to happen.

Now, don't get me wrong: We very well could have a superb talent get into the mix before this 2031 estimate. But I am taking into account when things get established throughout the program and college. But even as I'm saying this, current DB Jordan White was listed by the site NFL Draft Diamonds in June 2020 (Link). It is possible that someone might break through, standout, and sign as an undrafted free agent (UFA), be invited to the NFL Combine or even drafted.

The most likely scenario will be that a player or players get invitations to all-star type bowls like the Resse's Senior Bowl held annually in Mobile, AL. This is a great display for players from smaller schools, HBCU, and D2 & D3 schools to go up against the big boys from Power 5 schools. do I think the 2021 NFL Draft will play out? Here are my predictions for the first two rounds. Each NFL team is listed along with the player, their position, and the school they come from.

I'm sure I will miss on quite a few, probably all of them knowing my luck. But here is my best estimates. Trades are included and notated.

Feel free to share your thoughts about your team and who will go where!

Round One

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

  2. NY Jets: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

  3. San Francisco 49er's: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

  4. Atlanta Falcons: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

  6. Miami Dolphins: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

  7. Detroit Lions: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

  8. New England Patriots (Trade w/Carolina): Zac Wilson, QB, BYU

  9. Denver Broncos: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

  10. Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

  11. Los Angeles Chargers (Trade w/NY Giants): Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

  12. Philadelphia Eagles: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

  13. NY Giants (from LAC): Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT, USC

  15. Carolina Panthers (from NE): Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

  17. Las Vegas Raiders: Trevon Moehrig, Safety, TCU

  18. Miami Dolphins: Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia

  19. Washington Football Team: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

  20. Chicago Bears: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

  21. Indianapolis Colts: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

  22. Tennessee Titans: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

  23. NY Jets: Kwity Paye, Edge, Michigan

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

  25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

  26. Cleveland Browns: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

  27. Baltimore Ravens: Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi

  28. New Orleans Saints: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

  29. Green Bay Packers: Terrace Marshall Jr, WR, LSU

  30. Buffalo Bills: Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami

  31. Baltimore Ravens, Payton Turner, Edge, Houston

  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Round Two

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State

  2. NY Jets: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

  3. Atlanta Falcons: Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami

  4. Miami Dolphins (from HOU): Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

  5. Philadelphia Eagles: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

  6. Cincinnati Bengals: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

  7. Carolina Panthers: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

  8. Denver Broncos: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

  9. Detroit Lions: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU

  10. NY Giants: Jason Oweh, Edge, Penn State

  11. San Francisco 49er's: Jevon Holland, CB, Oregon

  12. Dallas Cowboys: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

  13. Jacksonville Jaguars (from MN): Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina

  14. Carolina Panthers (from NE): Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma

  15. Los Angeles Chargers: Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State

  16. Las Vegas Raiders: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

  17. Arizona Cardinals: Alim McNeill, DT, North Carolina State

  18. Miami Dolphins: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina

  19. Washington Football Team: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M

  20. Chicago Bears: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

  21. Tennessee Titans: Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee

  22. Indianapolis Colts: Carlos Basham Jr, Edge, Wake Forest

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU

  24. Seattle Seahawks: Walker Little, OT, Stanford

  25. Los Angeles Rams: Trey Smith, G, Tennessee

  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Ronnie Perkins, Edge, Oklahoma

  27. Cleveland Browns: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina

  28. New Orleans Saints: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

  29. Buffalo Bills: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF

  30. Green Bay Packers: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia

  31. Kansas City Chiefs: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jamar Johnson, Safety, Indiana

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