On Monday, the Jets traded quarterback Sam Darnold with the Panthers.
So they will not trade down from the general choice № 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft. They will certainly take BYU quarterback Zack Wilson there. And it looks like the Panthers won’t make a quarterback – like Justin Fields of Ohio – at number eight.
In the light of the Darnold trade, here is our latest full initial draft:
There is no doubt about that.
2. Jets – QB Zack Wilson, BYU
Will he do better than Sam Darnold?
3. 49ers (from Dolphins / Texas) – QB Trey Lance, North Dakota
49ers traded to get a quarterback. The only question: will it be Lance or Justin Fields?
4. Falcons – TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
One of the most talented players in this project, but the Falcons will need a new quarterback at some point.
5. Bengalis – CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
Something surprising here, as some analysts consider Patrick Surtain to be the best angle of this project.
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6. Dolphins (from Eagles) – WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
The size will be a concern in the NFL for the Heisman Trophy winner.
7. Lions – OT Penney Sewell, Oregon
Some protection for the new Lions quarterback Jared Goff.
8. Panthers – Edge rusher Kwity Paye, Michigan
No need to bring Fields here now, after the Darnold trade.
9. Broncos – QB Justin Fields, Ohio
Some surprise, as the Broncos decided to pull out the Drew Lock plug.
10. Cowboys – Edge rusher Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
Paye will be the preferred option if available.
11. Giants – OT / G Rashawn Slater, Northwest
The receiver is also an option for the Giants, but they just signed Kenny Golladay. The line remains a massive problem.
12. Eagles (out of 49) – WR Jalen Waddle, Alabama
Another surprise here when the Eagles walk down Ja’Marr Chase to take Waddle. Will Howie Roseman regret it?
13. Chargers – WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
Justin Herbert will be as excited about this choice as he should be.
14. Vikings – CB Patrick Surtain, Alabama
Defensive head coach Mike Zimmer is in the hot spot, and Surtain will help strengthen his minor.
15. Patriots – WR Kadarius Toney, Florida
No quarterback in this year’s draft for the Patriots. May be next year.
16. Cardinals – OT Alex Kozhud, Alabama
The Cardinals go all-in this season. They will need more than Kyler Murray and his line.
17. Forwards – C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
Definitely the best prospect for a center available this year.
18. Dolphins – Julan Phillips, Miami
Was he superior to his Miami counterpart, Gregory Rousseau?
19. Washington – LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
He has a top 15 talent, but he just doesn’t play a position that strong.
20. Bears – CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia
Don’t exclude Jesse Horn here, as the Bears are trying to replace Kyle Fuller.
21. Colts – OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma
Some protection for the new quarterback of Colts Carson Wentz.
22. Titans – DL Christian Barmore, Alabama
Some help for the middle of the Tennessee defensive line.
23. Aircraft (from Seahawks) – CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
Joe Douglas generally has to take a high angle this year.
24. Steelers – QB Mac Jones, Alabama
The possible replacement for Ben Rotlisberger in Pittsburgh?
25. Jaguars (from Aries) – RB Najee Harris, Alabama
Weapon for Lawrence, as he will start on Day 1.
26. Brown – LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
It’s not a sexy choice, but it will greatly help protect the Browns.
27. Garvani – Edge rusher Jayson Oweh, Penn State
His daily lineup is clearly growing, but last season he had no bags.
28. Saints – WR Rondale Moore, Purdue
Another talented receiver with a concern for size as it is only 5 feet-9.
29. Packers – OT Christian Darisov, Virginia Tech
It won’t make as many waves as the packers who robbed Jordan Love at the end of round 1 last year.
30. Accounts – Edge Rusher Gregory Rousseau, Miami
Many questions about him. Limited band since he gave up last season. But he is a talent.
31. Chiefs – OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
He can play multiple points on the line – an asset that bosses could use.
32. Spicy – CB Greg Newsome, Northwest
Todd Bowles gets another piece for his quietly dominant defense.
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