Trevor Lawrence is the big favorite to be the top overall selection next April. He is the best prospect at the most important position to come through the draft since Andrew Luck. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to see multiple teams “Tank for Trevor” this season. He’s that good.
The Jaguars are the favorite to land the number one spot at the moment. They have a pretty depleted roster especially after the trades of good players like Jalen Ramsey, AJ Bouye, and Calais Campbell in the past year. While it will be fun to see what Gardner Minshew can do as the full-time starter, the Jaguars can’t pass on Lawrence if they have the opportunity.
The Washington Football Team underwent some major changes this offseason. Not only did they ditch their derogatory nickname, but they also have a new coaching staff with the renowned Ron Rivera now leading the way. There is some exciting young talent on the roster in Washington starting with first-round selection Chase Young.
Dwayne Haskins has completely changed his body this offseason and looks ready to bounce back from a tough rookie season to become the franchise quarterback Washington was hoping for when they selected him. It would help if he got some better protection than he did last year.
After trading away Trent Williams, Washington has a huge hole at left tackle. Being able to fill it with one of the best offensive tackle prospects to come through the draft in years like Penei Sewell would be huge for the team, and they land him here in this 2021 NFL Mock Draft.
The Bengals got their quarterback of the future last draft in Joe Burrow. Now, they need to make sure to upgrade and maintain the talent around him. So what better way to do that than to draft his favorite receiver at LSU?
Ja’Marr Chase is an all-around beast of a receiver and the arguably the most complete receiver to come through the draft since at least Amari Cooper in 2015. He has great size, strength, and speed to beat opposing cornerbacks consistently. He would be the perfect replacement for AJ Green who will be a free agent next offseason.
The Panthers are hitting the reset button with a new owner, coach, and quarterback leading the franchise. Matt Rhule added a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball in this year’s draft, but Carolina is still going to miss the presence of the great Luke Kuechly in the middle of the defense.
Micah Parsons has superb athleticism and versatility with a lot of room to grow as a football player. He would be a great fit to fill the big hole left by Kuechly’s unexpected retirement this offseason.