GBD’s Mock Draft 1.0 By: Peter Snyder

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Here we go. If you were to tell me a year ago that we would be standing where we are today, I would have called you crazy. To start, a virus entitled COVID-19 swept a nation, forcing a global pandemic that will be remembered and talked about for centuries to come. A WR won the Heisman trophy for the first time since 1991, Alabama reigned supreme yet again, and Tommy terrific pulled a rabbit out of his hat for what seems to be the 100th time. With all that being said, we are here today to not reminisce about the past, but rather to preview the future. And with that, I present to you our first installment of the 2021 Mock Draft.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence – QB; Clemson

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Last Seasons Stats: 3,154 passing yards, 24 TDs, 9.6 Y/A, 69.2 completion percentage, 5 INTs, 203 rushing yards, 8 rushing TDs

Best Asset: Ability to throw outside of the pocket (Rodgers like)

Career Stats: 10,098 passing yards, 90 TDs, 8.8 Y/A, 17 INTs, 66.6 completion percentage, 164.3 pass efficiency rating, 943 rushing yards, 18 TDs

Career record: 34-2

Carrer Accolades: 2020 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, 2020 ACC Player of the Year, 1x National Champion (2018), 3 CFP Appearances

2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson – QB; BYU

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Last Seasons Stats : 3,692 passing yards, 33 TDs, 3 INTs, 11.0 Y/A, 73.5 completion percentage, 254 rushing yards, 10 rushing TDs

Career Stats: 7,652 passing yards, 56 TDs, 15 INTs, 9.1 Y/A, 67.6 completion percentage, 642 rushing yards, 15 rushing TDs

Best Asset: Reading zone coverages

Career Record: 20-10

Career Accolades: 2019 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (MVP), 2019 Hawaii Bowl (MVP), 2020 Boca Raton Bowl (MVP)

3. Miami Dolphins (From Texans) – Ja’Marr Chase – WR; LSU

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Last Seasons Stats: DNP (Opt Out)

Career Stats: 2,093 receiving yards, 107 REC, 23 TDs, averaged 19.6 yards per catch

Best Asset – Winning one on one balls on the outside hash

Career Accolades: 2019 Biletnikoff Award (Nations Top WR,) 2019 Consensus All American. 2019 National Champion

4. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Fields – QB; Ohio State

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Last Seasons Stats: 2,100 passing yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 9.3 Y/A, 70.2 completion percentage, 383 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs

Career Stats: 5,701 passing yards, 67 TDs, 9 INTs, 9.2 Y/A, 68.4 completion percentage, 1,133 rushing yards, 19 rushing TDs

Best Asset: Ability to throw deep ball with accuracy

Career Record: 20-2

Career Accolades: 2019 and 2020 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, 2x CFP Appearances (2019,2020)

5. Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell – OT; Oregon

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Last Season: DNP (Opt out)

Things to know:

  • Finished Sophomore Season as the highest graded offensive tackle in PFF history
  • Winner of 2019 Outland Trophy
  • Oregon is 17-3 over the last two seasons when he’s in the starting lineup
  • Winner of the 2019 Morris Trophy
  • AP Pac-12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
  • PFF Pac-12 Player of the Year (2019)
  • Unanimous first-team All-American (3rd player in Oregon History to accomplish feat)

Best Asset: Let me put it to you guys this way, Sewell may be the best run blocking tackle that I have ever seen coming out of college.

6. Philadelphia Eagles: DeVonta Smith – WR; Alabama

Alabama's DeVonta Smith is 1st WR to win Heisman in decades

Last Seasons Stats: 1,856 Receiving yards, 23 TDs, 117 receptions, averaged 15.9 yards a catch

Career Stats: 3,965 Receiving yards, 46 TDs, 235 receptions, averaged 16.9 yards a catch

Best Asset: Creating room in open space with blazing speed and uncanny athleticism

Career Accolades: 2020 AP Player of the Year Award, 2020 Biletnikoff Award, 2020 Heisman Memorial Trophy (First WR to win award since 1991,) 2020 Maxwell Award, 2020 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, 2020 SEC Offensive Player of the Year Award, 2020 Consensus All American, 2x National Champion (2017, 2020)

7. Detroit Lions: Trey Lance – QB; North Dakota State

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Last Seasons Stats: DNP (FCS Canceled Season)

2019 Season: 2,768 passing yards, 28 TDs, 0 INTs, 9.7 Y/A, 1,100 rushing yards, 14 rushing TDs

Best Asset: Create plays with his legs when trouble arises in pocket

Career Accolades: 2019 FCS Walter Payton Award, 2019 Jerry Rice Award

8. Carolina Panthers: Kyle Pitts – TE; Florida

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Last Seasons Stats: 770 receiving yards, 12 TDs, 43 REC, averaged 17.9 yards per catch

Career Stats: 1,492 receiving yards, 100 REC, 18 TDs, averaged 14.9 yards per catch

Best Asset: Has the speed of a white out which creates more match up problems than one can imagine

Career Accolades: 2020 Consensus All American, 2020 John Mackey Award

9. Denver Broncos: Caleb Farley – CB; Virginia Tech

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Last Seasons Stats: DNP (Opt Out)

Career Stats: 56 tackles, 1 sack, 6 INTs, 19 PDs

Best Asset: Ability to jam receivers off the line of scrimmage. Is an extremely aggressive CB

Career Accolades: 2019 All ACC Team

10. Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II – CB; Alabama

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Last Seasons Stats: 37 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 TD, 9 PDs

Career Stats: 116 tackles, 4 INTs, 24 PDs, 4 FF

Best Asset: Surtain has arguably the quickest first step in the nation and is one of the better lateral movers this draft class has to offer

Career Accolades: 2020 Consensus All American, 2020 SEC Defensive Player of the Year

11. New York Giants: Micah Parsons – LB; Penn State

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Last Seasons Stats: DNP (Opt Out)

Career Stats: 191 tackles, 18 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 5 PDs, 6 FF, 1 FR

Best Asset: Ability to live in the backfield

Career Accolades: Consensus All American (2019), First Team All Big Ten (2019), Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year (2019), Cotton Bowl Defensive MVP (2019), First Team Freshman All American (2018)

12. San Fransisco 49ers: Rashawn Slater – OL; Northwestern

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Last Season: DNP (Opt Out)

Things to Know: Slater is credited with allowing zero sacks, one quarterback hit, and just five quarterback hurries, from 787 snaps in 2019.

  • A consensus honorable mention (2019)
  • All-Big Ten (2019)

Best Asset: Pass blocking, ability to protect the most important position on the field.

13. Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Darrisaw – OT; Virginia Tech

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Last Season: Started at LT in all nine game s that he participated in … Earned ACC OL of the Week honors after helping the Hokies rush for 324 yards at Duke (10/3).

Things to know:  

  • One of only nine true freshmen offensive linemen to start week one in the FBS. (2018)
  • Was named to the 247 Sports Freshman All-American team (2018)
  • Started in his last 22 collegiate games, becoming one of the most consistent and reliable OT’s in the nation.

Best Asset: Protects the blindside as well as anyone in the country.

14. Minnesota Vikings: Gregory Rousseau – DE; Miami

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Last Seasons Stats: DNP (Opt Out)

Career Stats (Bulk in 2019): 59 tackles, 19.5 TFL, 15.5 Sacks, 1 PD, 1 FR, 2 FF

Best Asset: Is athletic enough where he can get to the QB with ease if not doubled

Career Accolades: ACC Sacks Leader (2019), ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year (2019), ACC All Conference (2019)

15. New England Patriots: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB; Notre Dame

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Last Seasons Stats: 62 tackles, 11 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 1 INT, 3 PDs, 2 FR, 3 FF

Career Stats: 142 tackles, 24.5 TFL, 7 sacks, 1 INT, 7 PDs, 4 FR, 5 FF

Best Asset: Physicality, football IQ

Career Accolades: 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, 2020 Consensus All American, 2020 Dick Butkus Award Winner

16. Arizona Cardinals: Jaycee Horn – CB; South Carolina

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Last Seasons Stats: 16 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 INTs, 6 PDs

Career Stats: 101 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 INTs, 23 PDs

Best Asset: Back Pedal

Career Accolades: SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2019),
 Rex Enright Defensive Player of the Spring (2019),
 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll (2018-2019),
Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team (2018),
 Most Productive Player – Defense (2018)

17. Las Vegas Raiders: Kwity Paye – DE; Michigan

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Last Seasons Stats: 16 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks

Career Stats: 97 tackles, 23.5 TFL, 11.5 Sacks, 1 FF

Best Asset: Pass Rush

Carrer Accolades: Second Team All Big Ten (2019, 2020)

18. Miami Dolphins: Jayson Oweh – EDGE; Penn State

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Last Seasons Stats: 38 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1 PD

Career Stats: 63 tackles. 13.5 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 PDs 2 FF

Best Asset: Ability to clog up holes and create chaos in the backfield

Career Accolades: 2020 All Big Ten First Team Honors

19. Washington Football Team: Mac Jones – QB; Alabama

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Last Seasons Stats: 4,500 passing yards, 41 TDs, 4 INTs, 11.2 yards per passing attempt, 77.4 completion percentage, 96.1 QBR (Highest finishing QBR ever given out by ESPN)

Career Stats: 6,126 passing yards, 56 TDs, 7 INTs, 11.0 Y/A, 74.3 completion percentage

Career Record: 16-1

Best Asset: Accuracy in the pocket

Career Accolades: 2020 Davey O’Brien Award, 2020 Davey O’Brien Award, 2020 Consensus All American, 1x National Champion (2020)

20. Chicago Bears: Tevin Jenkins – OT; Oklahoma State

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Last Season: (Opted out in November)

Things to know:

  • 2018 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2018 Barry Sanders Award for most contribution with the least recognition
  • 2019 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2019 OSU Thurman Thomas Award (outstanding offensive player)

Best Asset: Fantastic Run Blocker

21. Indianapolis Colts: Jaelan Phillips – DE; Miami

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Last Seasons Stats: 45 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 8 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PD

Career Stats (UCLA and Miami): 86 tackles, 23.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 1 INT, 5 PDs

Best Asset: Lateral Agility

Career Accolades: 2020 All America, First Team (AFCA,) 2020 All America, Second Team (AP) 2020 All ACC, Second Team

22. Tennessee Titans: Zaven Collins – OLB; Tulsa

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Last seasons Stats: 54 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 4 INTs, 2 TDs, 1 FR, 2 FF

Career Stats: 236 tackles, 25 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 5 INTs, 2 TDs, 8 PDs, 3 FR, 3 FF

Best Asset: Athleticism

Career Accolades: 2020 AAC Defensive Player of the Year, 2020 Bronko Nagurski Award, 2020 Chuck Bednarik Award, 2020 Consensus All American

23. New York Jets (From SEA): Jaylen Waddle – WR; Alabama

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Last Seasons Stats: 591 Receiving yards, 28 receptions, 4 TDs, averaged 21.1 yards a catch

Career Stats: 1,999 Receiving yards, 106 REC, 17 TDs, averaged 18.9 yards a catch

Best Asset: Ability to create separation with speed, athleticism and versatility

Career Accolades: CFP National champion (2020), SEC Freshman of the Year (2018), SEC Special Teams Player of the Year (2019), First-Team All-SEC (2019), Second Team All-SEC (2020)

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris – RB; Alabama

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Last Seasons Stats: 1,466 rushing yards, 251 carries, 5.8 yards per carry, 26 TDs, 425 receiving yards, 4 receiving TDs

Career Stats: 3,843 rushing yards, 46 TDs, 638 carries, averaged 6 yards a carry, 781 receiving yards, 11 receiving TDs

Best Asset: Man was born with tree trunks for legs; very hard to bring down.

Career Accolades: 2x National Champion (2017, 2020), Doak Walker Award (2020), Placed on 2020 Walter Camp All-American Team.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (From LAR): James Hudson – OT; Cincinnati

James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati - NFL Draft Player Profile | PFN

Last Season: Started all 11 games

Things to know:

  • First team All AAC (2020)
  • Transfer from Michigan
  • Very mobile for his size
  • Was named to 2021 Senior Bowl

Best Asset: Freakish Athleticism

26. Cleveland Browns: Alijah Vera-Tucker – OG; USC

Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT, USC - NFL Draft Player Profile | PFN

Last Season: Started in 6 games

Things to know: Following the 2020 season, Vera-Tucker was announced the offensive winner of the 2020 Morris Trophy, presented annually to the Pac-12’s outstanding offensive and defensive linemen by the Washington Athletic Club.

  • Pro Football Focus All-American third team (2019), All-Pac-12 second team (2019), AP All-Pac-12 first team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team (2019)
  • Vera-Tucker has the ability to be one of the best run blockers in the NFL

Best Asset: Run Blocking

27. Baltimore Ravens: Kadarius Toney – WR; Florida

Kadarius Toney - Football - Florida Gators

Last Seasons Stats: 984 receiving yards, 70 REC, 10 TDs, averaged 14.1 yards a catch

Career Stats: 1,590 receiving yards, 120 REC, 12 TDs, averaged 13.3 yards a catch, 580 rushing yards

Best Asset: Speed and the ability to create big plays for himself.

Career Accolades: All SEC Second Team (2020)

28. New Orleans Saints: Aaron Robinson – CB; UCF

Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF - NFL Draft Player Profile | PFN

Last Seasons Stats: 41 tackles, 1 TFL, 6 PDs, 1 FF, 1 FR

Career Stats: 103 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1 INT, 16 PDs, 1 FR, 2 FF

Best Asset: Lateral Movement

Career Accolades: Named to the Nagurski Award and Jim Thorpe Award watch lists (2020), Athlon preseason second-team all-conference selection (2020), Phil Steele preseason fourth-team All-America (2020)

29. Green Bay Packers: Levi Onwuzurike – DT; Washington

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Last Seasons Stats: DNP (Opt Out)

Career Stats: 95 tackles, 16 TFL, 7 sacks

Best Asset: Physicality

Career Accolades: 2019 All-Pac-12 First Team, 2019 Honorable Mention All-America (Phil Steele), 2019 Preseason All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America All-District 8, 2018 Academic All-Pac-12 First Team, 2017 Academic All-Pac-12 Second Team

30. Buffalo Bills: Travis Etienne – RB; Clemson

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Last Seasons Stats: 914 rushing yards, 168 carries, 14 TDs, 588 receiving yards, 2 receiving TDs

Career Stats: 4,952 rushing yards, 686 carries, 70 TDs, averaged 7.2 yards a carry, 1,155 receiving yards, 8 receiving TDs, 6,107 scrimmage yards

Best Asset: Quick burst, explosiveness

Career Accolades: ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2018, 2019), ACC Player of the Year (2018 2019), 2020 Consensus All-American 1x National Champion (2018)

31. Kansas City Chiefs: Jalen Mayfield – OT; Michigan

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Last Season:  Appeared in two games with two starts at right tackle to earn his third varsity letter
• Shared Offensive Lineman of the Week honors with Andrew Vastardis for his performance against Minnesota
• Started at right tackle against Michigan State (Oct. 31), at Minnesota (Oct. 24)

Things to know:

  • All-Big Ten honoree (honorable mention, coaches, 2019)
    • Three-year letterman (2018-19-20)
    • Appeared in 18 games in his career with 15 starts at right tackle

Best Asset: Awareness

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Patrick Jones II – DE; Pitt

Patrick Jones II - Football - Pitt Panthers #H2P

Last Seasons Stats: 42 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 9 sacks, 3 PDs, 1 FR

Career Stats: 112 tackles, 32 TFL, 21.5 sacks, 4 PDs, 1 FR, 5 FF

Best Asset: High motor

Career Accolades: 2020 Consensus All-American, 2020 All ACC First Team

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