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

Last update: Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
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The order of this 2021 NFL Mock Draft is based on my NFL Power Rankings, adjusting for playoff seeding in the 21-32 range. First-round picks from the 2020 NFL Mock Draft have been factored into the picks.

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  1. Arizona Cardinals: Alex Leatherwood, OT/G, Alabama
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Isaiah Simmons, LB

    The Cardinals re-signed both tackles this offseason, but it doesn’t seem like Marcus Gilbert will be on Arizona’s roster much longer.

    Alex Leatherwood, a former five-star recruit, has excellent strength to be a stellar run blocker and the athleticism to block elite edge rushers.

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  2. Cleveland Browns: Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Andrew Thomas, OT

    Jarvis Landry will be owed a ton of money soon, so the Browns could move on from him unless he has a monstrous season. Odell Beckham Jr. has also voiced his displeasure, and trade rumors have surfaced.

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

  3. Las Vegas Raiders: Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): CeeDee Lamb, WR; Patrick Queen, LB

    The Raiders have problems in the secondary that they’ll need to address in the coming offseasons.

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



  4. New York Giants: Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Tristan Wirfs, OT

    The Giants’ issues in their secondary have been well documented. They need another upgrade at cornerback beyond James Bradberry.

    Israel Mukuamu is a big cornerback (6-4, 205) who enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign.

  5. Denver Broncos: Cade Mays, OT, Tennessee
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Kenneth Murray, LB

    Garett Bolles can’t stop committing penalties, so the Broncos may consider adding a new blind-side protector soon.

    Cade Mays was a five-star recruit, and he has the potential to be an elite left tackle.



  6. Green Bay Packers: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Denzel Mims, WR

    The Packers have moved on from Jimmy Graham this offseason, which means they must find a talented tight end to take his place.

    Brevin Jordan looks to be the next great Miami tight end. He’s drawn comparisons to Evan Engram. He’s extremely fast.

  7. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): None

    Mason Rudolph has shown no signs that he can be the Steelers’ long-term quarterback.

    Kellen Mond has been inconsistent throughout his Texas A&M career, but he has shown improvement in accuracy.



  8. Seattle Seahawks: LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Josh Uche, DE/OLB

    Will the Seahawks finally add to their offensive line? Not this time, as they really need to address the interior of their defensive front in the wake of Quinton Jefferson’s departure.

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

  9. Philadelphia Eagles: Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Henry Ruggs, WR

    The Eagles have been linked to Cesar Ruiz. They need a guard now, and they’ll need to replace Jason Kelce when he retires. If they can’t get Ruiz in the second round, perhaps they’ll be interested in a different center in the 2021 NFL Draft.

    Creed Humphrey has been impressive in the middle of Oklahoma’s offensive line thus far.



  10. Baltimore Ravens: Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Zack Baun, DE/OLB

    Lamar Jackson is being blamed for the latest playoff loss, but his receivers really let him down.

    Tamorrion Terry is a big, athletic receiver who could sneak into the first round.

  11. Buffalo Bills: Deonte Brown, G, Alabama
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): None

    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.



  12. San Francisco 49ers: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Jerry Jeudy, WR; Cesar Ruiz, C

    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.

  13. Indianapolis Colts: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): None

    The Colts’ greatest weakness is at cornerback, so they’ll have to address that position in the next two drafts.

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

  14. New Orleans Saints: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Justin Jefferson, WR

    The Saints need to continue to improve their secondary, as their pass defense was a weakness in 2019.

    Andre Cisco has a chance to sneak into the first round when he declares, as he’s been a very productive player.

  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Mekhi Becton, OT

    Ndamukong Suh won’t be around for very long, so the Buccaneers could be looking for another defensive tackle to play next to Vita Vea.

    Marvin Wilson has outstanding size (6-5, 311) and athleticism, and he is capable of putting consistent pressure on the quarterback.



  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Jay Tufele, DT, USC
    2020 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 4/22): Jeff Gladney, CB

    The Chiefs could add someone to help provide more interior disruption.

    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.





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