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On the Clock: Previewing the 2021 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is one of the most anticipated events for diehard football fans across the nation. Every spring, some of college football’s most talented players place their names in the NFL Draft, hoping to get their name called.

For those unfamiliar with the draft process, here’s a little information. There are seven rounds in the NFL draft where approximately 250 picks are made.The order of the draft each round is based on regular season standings from the previous season. The team with the worst record in the league will pick first in each round. While the Super Bowl champion will pick last. This year, it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars who will pick first. They had the worst record in the NFL by winning only 1 of their 16 games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who won the Super Bowl, will pick last each round. 

However, this order doesn’t have to stay permanent. Oftentimes, teams like trading up in the draft to steal a player they like. These trades do not have to happen during the draft. A few weeks ago, the San Francisco 49ers traded up nine spots to pick 3rd overall. But doing that cost a big price. The 49ers traded away two future 1st round picks and their 3rd round pick to move up. 

Also, there’s at least 32 compensatory draft selections scattered out between the 3rd and 7th rounds of the NFL draft. These selections are given to teams who lost more free agents the previous offseason than acquired. In a new rule, teams who hire minority head coaches and general managers can gain a compensatory draft selection.


Dallas Cowboys: 10th Overall Pick

Teams Biggest Needs: CB, OL, TE, EDGE

Top Candidates: Christan Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech; Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern; Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama; Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech; Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

Chicago Bears: 20th Overall Pick

Teams Biggest Needs: QB, OL, WR, CB

Top Candidates: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama; Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State; Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State; Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech; Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina; Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern; Christan Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech; Teven Jenkins, OL, Oklahoma State; Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue; Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida; Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Green Bay Packers: 29th Overall Pick

Teams Biggest Needs: OL, WR, CB, 

Top Candidates: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech; Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina; Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern; Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State; Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia; Teven Jenkins, OL, Oklahoma State; Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue; Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida; Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota; Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

Teddy’s 3-Round NFL Mock Draft With Trades

Round 1

  1. Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
  2. Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  3. 49ers: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
  4. Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  5. Bengals: Penei Sewell, OL, Oregon
  6. Dolphins: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  7. Lions: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  8. Panthers: Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern
  9. Broncos: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  10. Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
  11. Patriots (via Giants): Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  12. Eagles: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  13. Chargers: Christian Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech
  14. Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
  15. Giants (via Patriots): Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
  16. Cardinals: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
  17. Raiders: Teven Jenkins, OL, Oklahoma State
  18. Dolphins: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia
  19. Washington: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  20. Bears: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
  21. Jets (via Colts): Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
  22. Titans: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
  23. Colts (via Jets): Alex Leatherwood, T, Alabama
  24. Steelers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
  25. Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
  26. Browns: Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)
  27. Ravens: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
  28. Saints: Asante Samuel, CB, Florida State
  29. Panthers (via Packers): Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky
  30. Eagles (via Bills): Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
  31. Ravens: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)
  32. 49ers (via Buccaneers): Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Round 2

  1. Jaguars, Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
  2. Jets: Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
  3. Falcons: Elijah Molden, S, Washington
  4. Dolphins: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
  5. Bills (via Eagles): Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama
  6. Bengals: Terrace Marshall Jr, WR, LSU
  7. Packers (via Panthers): Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
  8. Broncos: Dillon Radunz, T, North Dakota State
  9. Lions: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
  10. GIants: Quinn Meinerz, OL, Wisconsin-Whitewater
  11. Buccaneers (via 49ers): Carlos Basham Jr, EDGE, Wake Forest
  12. Cowboys: Pat FIermuth, TE, Penn State
  13. Bears (via Jaguars): Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
  14. Patriots: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
  15. Chargers: Jevon Holland, CB, Oregon
  16. Raiders: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
  17. Cardinals: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
  18. Dolphins: Liam Eichenberg, OL, Notre Dame
  19. Washington: Jaylen Mayfield, OL, Michigan
  20. Jaguars: Samuel Cosmi, OL, Texas
  21. Titans: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
  22. Colts: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
  23. Steelers: Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama
  24. Falcons (via Seahawks): Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma
  25. Rams: Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State
  26. Chiefs: Creed Humphrey, OL, Oklahoma
  27. Browns: Alim McNeill, DL, NC State
  28. Saints: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
  29. Jets (via Bills): Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
  30. Packers: Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas
  31. Chiefs: Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
  32. Buccaneers: Davis Mills, QB, Stanford

Round 3

  1. Jaguars: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
  2. Bills (via Jets): Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
  3. Texans: Milton Williams, DL, Louisiana Tech
  4. Seahawks (via Falcons): Walker Little, OL, Stanford
  5. Bengals: Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami (FL)
  6. Eagles: Tay Gowan, CB, UCF
  7. Broncos: Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
  8. Lions: Richie Grant, S, UCF
  9. Packers (via Panthers): Trey Smith, G, Tennessee
  10. Washington: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
  11. Cowboys: Jamar Johnson, S, Indiana
  12. Giants: Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State
  13. Chargers: Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville
  14. VIkings: Payton Turner, EDGE, Houston
  15. Raiders: Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU
  16. Raiders: Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington
  17. Dolphins: Rashad Weaver, EDGE, Pittsburgh
  18. Washington: D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan
  19. Bears: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
  20. Bills (via Eagles): Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina
  21. Steelers (via Titans): Stone Forsythe, T, Florida
  22. Jets: Kendrick Green, G, Illinois
  23. Titans (via Steelers): Marvin WIlson, DL, Florida State
  24. Rams: Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma
  25. Browns: Osa Odighizuwa, Dl, UCLA
  26. Vikings Get: Andre CIsco, S, Syracuse
  27. Browns: Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
  28. Panthers (via Packers): Josh Palmer, WE, Tennessee
  29. Bills: Joe Tyron, EDGE, Washington
  30. Ravens: Brady Christensen, T, BYU
  31. Buccaneers: Tommy Togiai, DL, Ohio State
  32. Giants (via Patriots): Jackson Carman, Ol, Clemson
  33. Chargers: Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt
  34. Saints: Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State
  35. Cowboys: Cameron Sample, EDGE, Tulane
  1. Titans: Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina
  2. Lions: Bobby Brown III, DL, Texas A&M
  3. Buccaneers: Dax Milne, WR, BYU
  4. Rams: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
  5. Ravens: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
  6. Saints: Patrick Johnson, EDGE, Tulane


Notable Trades (based on pick number and 2022 rounds): 

Patriots Get: 11,

Giants Get: 15, 96, 120


Jets Get: 21

Colts Get: 23, 146


Panthers Get: 29, 92

Packers Get: 39, 73, 2022 5th


Eagles Get: 30, 161

Bills Get: 39, 84


49ers Get: 32

Buccaneers Get: 43, 102


Bears Get: 45

Jaguars Get: 52, WR Anthony Miller


Falcons Get: 58

Seahawks Get: 68, 108, 187


Jets Get: 61

Bills Get: 66, 154


Steelers Get: 85

Titans Get: 87, 245


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