2021 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 17-32



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  1. Tennessee Titans: Carlos Basham, DE/DT, Wake Forest
    The Titans traded away Jurrell Casey, so they'll need to find a replacement in the near future.

    Carlos Basham always stuffed the run well, but his pass rush improved tremendously from 2018 to 2019.

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    Pick change; previously Jaylen Waddle, WR



  2. Philadelphia Eagles: Trey Hill, C, Georgia
    The Eagles were linked to Cesar Ruiz. They need a guard now, and they'll need to replace Jason Kelce when he retires.

    Trey Hill put himself on the first-round map when he handled Derrick Brown impressively in 2019.

  3. Arizona Cardinals: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
    The Cardinals have needed a No. 2 cornerback across from Patrick Peterson for quite some time. They may need a replacement soon because Peterson's contract expires soon.

    Shaun Wade has a ton of upside and was able to produce well in the slot in 2019. He's expected to move outside this year.



  4. Cleveland Browns: Joe Tryon, DE, Washington
    The Browns may lose Olivier Vernon soon, so they'll need to find another edge rusher to complement Myles Garrett.

    Joe Tryon came out of nowhere to have a breakout 2019 campaign. He has a nice frame (6-5, 262) and tons of upside to be an impactful edge rusher in the NFL.

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia
    Mason Rudolph has shown no signs that he can be the Steelers' long-term quarterback.

    Say hello to Jamie Newman, who has created a buzz in the scouting community. He has nice passing talent and can also beat the opposition with his legs.



  6. San Francisco 49ers: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
    Linebacker is the weakness of the 49ers' terrific defense if Kwon Alexander can't stay healthy, so that could be addressed soon.

    Looking like the next great linebacker to come out of Penn State, Micah Parsons has been very productive. That's not a surprise, as Parsons was a highly athletic five-star recruit.

  7. New England Patriots: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
    The Patriots have the worst receiving corps in the NFL. The only viable player they have at the position is Julian Edelman, who will be 35 next offseason.

    DeVonta Smith is an excellent route runner with great hands and tremendous run-after-catch ability.



  8. New Orleans Saints: Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
    The Saints need to continue to improve their secondary, as their pass defense was a weakness in 2019.

  9. Minnesota Vikings: Jay Tufele, DT, USC
    The Vikings have needed a starting defensive tackle next to Linval Joseph for quite some time. Now, they need a starter next to Michael Pierce, or perhaps a replacement for Pierce if he balloons up to 380 pounds during his opt-out.

    Jay Tufele is an extremely athletic and agile 310-pound defensive tackle who could be chosen in the top half of the draft, whenever he declares.



  10. Buffalo Bills: Deonte Brown, G, Alabama
    The Bills struggled when battling tough pass rushes last year, so they'll need to improve their offensive line.

    Deonte Brown's strength is blasting open huge holes for his running backs, but he's also a solid pass protector.

  11. New York Giants: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
    The Giants' issues in their secondary have been well documented. They need another upgrade at cornerback beyond James Bradberry.

    Paulson Adebo has great size, coverage skills and play-making ability. He struggled a bit in 2019, but could rebound next year.

    Pick change; previously Josh Jobe, CB



  12. Baltimore Ravens: Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
    Lamar Jackson is being blamed for the latest playoff loss, but his receivers really let him down.

    Seth Williams (6-3, 224) has come out of nowhere to have a huge 2019 campaign.

  13. New York Jets: Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama
    The Jets can use the pick acquired in the Jamal Adams trade to address their weak secondary.

    Josh Jobe is a big, athletic cornerback with tremendous upside.

    Pick change; previously Cade Mays, OT (SEA)

  14. Indianapolis Colts: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
    The Colts' greatest weakness is at cornerback, so they'll have to address that position soon.

    Tyson Campbell is a very strong, physical cornerback with great size (6-2, 180).

  15. Kansas City Chiefs: LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama
    The Chiefs could add someone to help provide more interior disruption.

    LaBryan Ray flashed a bit alongside Quinnen Williams and now has a larger role on Alabama.



  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
    The Buccaneers waited until the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft to find a running back. If Ke'Shawn Vaughn doesn't pan out, Tampa Bay may use this selection to upgrade the backfield.

    Travis Etienne is coming off a huge year in which he rushed for 1,572 yards. He should work to become a better receiver.



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