2021 NFL Mock Draft – Round 2
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33. Jacksonville Jaguars
Zaven Collins, OLB, Tulsa
The Jags have had a revolving door with talent on defense. They need to rebuild all three levels with high character players.
34. New York Jets
Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
The Frank Gore carry machine experiment last year was confusing. But, it might have shown they really didn’t have a young guy they felt was the future to give carries to.
35. Atlanta Falcons
Nick Bolton, ILB, Missouri
Bolton can step in and solidify an up and down defense.
36. Miami Dolphins (from Houston)
Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee
Smith can play guard and tackle.
37. Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Tryon, DE, Washington
Eagles better hit on WR in this draft, and have needs in the secondary and need to get younger in the front seven.
38. Cincinnati Bengals
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
Bengals really looked like an NFL team on the rise at the end of the year. With their long time WR star probably leaving, this team could get a young, stellar WR core with a hit on WR in this draft.
39. Carolina Panthers
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
The all defense draft last year has left the Panthers without a core of younger offensive players. Going offense with first two picks should be inevitable.
40. Denver Broncos
Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Is QB going to be in play for Broncos with first two picks? If not, they have to get younger and better in the secondary.
41. Detroit Lions
Patrick Jones II, DE, Pittsburgh
Almost certainly the Lions will have to rebuild almost all of their front seven. Strangely, if Saleh gets the job, they might be ok with their DT’s for now. He has moved toward bigger 2-gappers in the middle, which the Lions do have. They need pass rushers and linebackers, though.
42. New York Giants
Terrace Marshall, Jr., WR, LSU
Giants have needed more help at WR for years.
43. San Francisco 49ers
Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
The 49ers are old in the secondary and need to address that now. They also need to save money there.
44. Dallas Cowboys
Chazz Surratt, ILB, North Carolina
It wasn’t talked about enough, but the Cowboys were going through a major defensive scheme change that needs very different front seven players.
45. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Minnesota)
Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest
Would be smart to get some players in positions now that have longer learning curves and start the building process now.
46. New England Patriots
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
The NFL that the Pats dominated for decades has changed a lot, and Belichick is going to have to invest more in skill positions.
47. Los Angeles Chargers
Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
The Chargers need just a little help on defense to make a big leap next year. Possibly a RB would help.
48. Las Vegas Raiders
Jay Tufele, DT, USC
Raiders have to start getting pressure rushing four.
49. Arizona Cardinals
Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
The Cardinals have gotten cute with their last few drafts. It is time to spend filling in the weaknesses of their “Joes” players.
50. Miami Dolphins
Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU
The Dolphins made huge strides on defense, but have some temporary parts. They need to patch those positions before they become an issue. Look for them to maybe raid the Lions for some cut players that fit their system.
51. Washington Football Team
Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
The WFT has spent a ton of draft resources on their front four. Time to get that offensive line fixed.
52. Chicago Bears
Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC
The Bears need to fix the interior of their offensive line immediately.
53. Tennessee Titans
Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
The Titans can’t generate a pass rush, and it is killing their secondary. They need to scheme better, but also need more talent.
54. Indianapolis Colts
Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
Colts have built an exceptional roster. Rotating 3 plus players at safety would be exciting.
55. Pittsburgh Steelers
Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
What happened to the Steelers run game?
56. Seattle Seahawks
Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
The Seahawks pass defense is in dire need of a talent upgrade.
57. Los Angeles Rams
Ade Ogundeji, DE, Notre Dame
The Rams defensive surge this year goes under the radar. Look for them to work on keeping that elite.
58. Baltimore Ravens
Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
The Ravens could use one more weapon at WR.
59. Cleveland Browns
Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC
The Browns success might be a bit of an illusion- their defense is not dependable at all right now.
60. New Orleans Saints
James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech
A loaded roster, but a question on where they will go with QB in the near future. They thrive on short passing, and multiple TE’s are the first step.
61. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aaron Banks, OG, Notre Dame
Really, this team is going to be all about the offensive line. Their coach is notorious for getting his QB’s killed, so they can’t have enough talent up front.
62. Buffalo Bills
Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State
The Bills are set at most positions, so look for them to beef up both lines.
63. Green Bay Packers
Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
Rodgers holds the ball and gets cute in the pocket. This means they simply cannot have a weakness on their offensive line. When they do, they fall apart.
64. Kansas City Chiefs
Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
Salary cap issues are going to be looming the next few years. The Chiefs need to get cheaper on the offfensive line immediately.