Ten weeks down, seven to go. How does this 2021 NFL Mock Draft shake out?
The Heisman Trophy race is starting to shape up with Brigham Young quarterback and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields lead the way. Alabama looks like the front-runner for the National Championship this season, while Clemson looks to recover from a devastating loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 2021 NFL Mock Draft season is well in effect as the professional level is shaking out.
In the NFL, the Cleveland Browns continue their winning ways, now sitting with a record of 6-3, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain unbeaten, and the New York Jets have yet to get in the win column. Quarterbacks are set to go early and often as many teams find themselves in need of a new franchise leader. By the time the 2021 NFL Draft rolls around, the intrigue will be bursting from the seams.
How does this 2021 NFL Mock Draft shake out?
*draft order is determined by latest Power Rankings by Randy Gurzi at NFL Spin Zone
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1. New York Jets: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Another week down, another week of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence landing in the Big Apple. The Tank for Trevor campaign has gone to plan for the Jets, still winless on the season. Whether or not current quarterback and former third overall pick in 2018 has gotten a fair shake is all but irrelevant at this point as he is likely gone with head coach Adam Gase after the season.
Dating back to 2019, even as a true freshman, Lawrence would have been the first overall pick had he been eligible. Now that he is eligible, the team with the rights to the prized jewel is not going to turn that opportunity down. The Jets have that right, and they do, in fact, take advantage of it here.