A seven-round mock draft requires time and effort as, at any moment, a team can make a big trade which would shake everything up. In the first week of April, the Panthers, who everyone expected would have a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft, made the surprising decision to choose quarterback Sam Darnold.
After this move, the rest of the mock draft went off smoothly. Let’s take a look at the first round of this mock draft made by Josh Edwards in detail below.
Round 1 Pick 1
The Jacksonville team is projected to secure first position rank and first prospect rank. Their quarterback is Trevor Lawrence, who is 6 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expected to change anything as they believe in and stand firmly with Lawrence.
Round 1 Pick 2
Pick 2 for round 1 is N.Y. Jets with Zack Wilson as their quarterback. This projection is made based on 49ers traders and Sam Darnold being acquired by the Panthers.
Round 1 Pick 3
San Francisco is expected to achieve the 19th prospect rank and the 5th position rank for the third pick. They’re likely to choose Mac Jones as their quarterback, who’s from Alabama, is 6’3 tall, and weighs 214 lbs.
Round 1 Pick 4
Atlanta is the fourth pick with 4th position rank and 10th prospect rank. Their expected quarterback is Trey Lance, who hails from North Dakota and is 6’4, weighing 226 pounds.
Round 1 Pick 5
For pick 5, we have the Cincinnati’s who rank 3rd as prospect and 1st in position. Their quarterback Ja’Marr Chase is studying at LSU as a junior and is 6 feet tall with 208 pounds of muscle. The team also has two wide receivers with great potential, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.
Round 1 Pick 6
Next, we have Miami also projected in 1st position and 5th in prospect rank. They are expected to go with Kyle Pitts, from Florida, 6’6 tall and weighing 240 pounds.
Round 1 Pick 7
The 7th pick is Denver, who’s placed in the 3rd position rank and the 6th prospect rank. Their quarterback pick is expected to be Justin Fields, who’s from Ohio State, 6’3, and weighing 228 pounds.
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