2021 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell





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Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Monday, March 1, 2021. Round 3 added.
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2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT - WALT'S | CHARLIE'S ROUND: 1


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17. NFL Team Logo for Raiders Las Vegas Raiders: Jaelen Phillips, DE, Miami

Raiders general manager Mike Mayock has reached with all of his first-round picks - Josh Jacobs being the exception - so Las Vegas is a harder team to project. Las Vegas needs more pass rush and Phillips has a good skill set with upside. That would fit with some other recent picks, including Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette.

The Hurricanes were dealt a serious blow when star defensive end Gregory Rousseau decided to skip the 2020 season. Miami gave Rousseau's number to UCLA transfer Jaelen Phillips, who did a nice job of continuing the disruptive presence coming from No. 15. Team sources said Phillips really impressed them and they see a lot of upside with the junior. On the year, Phillips totaled 45 tackles, eight sacks, an interception and three passes defended.

Phillips has a good skill set with strength to shed blocks and hold his ground in run defense. The 6-foot-5, 266-pounder really improved as a pass rusher over the course of the 2020 season, and he has quality speed to go with length and strength. Phillips could continue to grow as he gains experience.


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Click here to jump to the Raiders' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 16

18. NFL Team Logo for Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, OLB, Notre Dame

The Dolphins could use more linebacker talent and pass rush across from Emmanuel Ogbah. Owusu-Koramoah is a good scheme fit for Brian Flores because he could drop into coverage and help rush the passer.

Owusu-Koramoah (6-1, 215) has a shot at going in the opening night of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he is not the same caliber of prospect as Devin White, Roquan Smith or Patrick Willis. In 2020, Owusu-Koramoah had 61 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three passes broken up and an interception. In 2019, he had 79 tackles with 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes defended.

Owusu-Koramoah is a fast linebacker with cover skills, and some team sources have compared him to former Jaguar Telvin Smith. Like Smith, Owusu-Koramoah could weigh in the 215-220-pound range, which is closer to the size of a safety than a linebacker. Some teams won't be as high on a linebacker who is underweight for the NFL.


Click links to see the Dolphins' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 3  |  Click here to jump to the Dolphins' first second-round pick.  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 18  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 17

19. NFL Team Logo for Redskins Washington Redskins: Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas

Ron Rivera could use a replacement for Trent Williams.

Team sources like Cosmi and think he is a better prospect than Connor Williams was at Texas. They feel Cosmi is raw and needs development, but athletically, he is an interesting prospect. Cosmi (6-6, 295) still needs get stronger for the NFL. Team sources felt he should go back to school if he wanted to be a secure first-round pick in his draft class, and Cosmi wisely decided to return to Austin for 2020. Sources who saw Cosmi toward the start of the 2020 season said it looks like he added some good weight since the end of 2019. As a redshirt freshman, Cosmi earned a starting spot at right tackle for the Longhorns and had an impressive debut. Throughout his time at Texas, Cosmi did a good job in pass protection, showing some length and athleticism on the edge. He could be a dependable left tackle in the NFL to protect the blind side.

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Click here to jump to the Redskins' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 10  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 18

20. NFL Team Logo for Bears Chicago Bears: Alex Leatherwood, OT/C, Alabama

The Bears could stand to improve their offensive line. Leatherwood could play guard or tackle for Chicago.

Leatherwood (6-6, 322) played well for Alabama in 2019, showing that he has a first-round skill set of size, quickness and athleticism. Leatherwood did a nice job in 2020 as well, displaying good athleticism, feel, vision, and reaction skills. He produced a good tape against Georgia. In his first season, Leatherwood rotated into the game and replaced an injured Jonah Williams at left tackle to help Alabama win another National Championship. As a sophomore, Leatherwood started at right guard for the Crimson Tide.

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Click here to jump to the Bears' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 19

21. NFL Team Logo for Colts Indianapolis Colts: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

The Colts need a left tackle to replace the retired Anthony Castonzo.

Carman was a solid left tackle for Clemson in 2020, including putting together a good performance against Notre Dame. While he played left tackle for Clemson, Carman has the versatility to play left tackle, right tackle, and guard. The 6-foot-5, 345-pound Carman is a an easy mover with excellent size. He has some technical issues to fix that were put on full display in the playoff loss to Ohio State. Some team sources think Carman could sneak into the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft given his skill set of size, speed and athleticism.

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Click here to jump to the Colts' second-round pick.

22. NFL Team Logo for Titans Tennessee Titans: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

The Titans could use more linebacker help, and they also need more pass rush. Parsons could help in both regards.

Parsons totaled 109 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and five passes defended in 2019. He was always around the ball and produced some splash plays for Penn State. Parsons broke into the starting lineup as a true freshman and showed he has lot of upside to develop into an intriguing player. In 2018, he totaled 83 tackles with five for a loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Parsons (6-3, 245) has good size, speed and strength. Team sources say that while Parsons is not a criminal, he is being dinged for character in their reports. Some team sources feel Parsons is overrated because he is not real physical, lacks physicality taking on blocks, doesn't play downhill, is a clean air guy, and his instincts do not jump out. However, Parsons has a great skill set, so he is still expected to go early in the 2021 NFL Draft.


Click links to see the Titans' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Titans' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 21

23. NFL Team Logo for Jets New York Jets: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia

Clearly, the Jets need more cornerback talent. Here's a potential starting outside corner with a lot of upside.

Campbell recorded 29 tackles, an interception and four passes broken up in 2020. He did a superb job of blanketing Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams in Week 2, and Williams was incapable of generating separation from Campbell. Campbell played well in every game of 2020, other than against Florida as he had some struggles with star tight end Kyle Pitts, who got the better of him.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder first flashed his ability for Georgia during 2018. He then had 15 tackles and four passes broken up in 2019. Over those two seasons, Campbell was a streaky player with some ups and downs, but showed that he has plenty of upside to develop and was more consistent in 2020.


Click links to see the Jets' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 2  |  Click here to jump to the Jets' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 2  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 22

24. NFL Team Logo for Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

The Steelers need a difference-maker in the backfield. Harris would be a great fit and bring bell-cow back potential to the Pittsburgh offense.

Harris averaged 6.1 yards per carry in 2020 for 1,387 yards with 24 touchdowns. He made 36 catches for 346 yards and three touchdowns while being impressive as a blocker as well. In 2019, Harris averaged 5.9 yards per carry for 1,224 yards with 13 touchdowns. He had 27 receptions for 304 yards and seen scores as a receiver. Harris flashed at times, but some scouts didn't feel Harris was the same caliber as other recent Alabama running backs like Josh Jacobs, Damien Harris or Derrick Henry.

Harris (6-2, 230) is a big back who has some quickness and athleticism for the NFL. Over his first few seasons, he didn't generally run to his size and looked to bounce too many carries to the outside rather than use his power to run behind his pads in a physical manner. In the latter half of 2019, especially against LSU and Mississippi State, Harris aggressively ran downhill with decisiveness. His tape from the back half of the 2019 season will help his draft grade and definitely makes him look like a better pro prospect compared to how he performed at the beginning of that season.

Click links to see the Steelers' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Steelers' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 23

25. NFL Team Logo for Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Jacksonville could stand to improve its offensive line to protect Trevor Lawrence. Even if Cam Robinson is brought back, the team could add another tackle and move Jawann Taylor inside to guard as a replacement/upgrade over A.J. Cann.

The 6-foot-5, 314-pound Darrisaw played well in 2020, creating a buzz. The junior has good size for the NFL and will enter the league as a 2-year starter at left tackle. Team sources have a love/hate responses to Darrisaw. Some see him as worthy of going early in the first round and think he is a legit first-rounder. Other sources, including a director of college scouting, said Darrisaw is a second-round pick, at best. They all agree Darrisaw is a good athlete with length and quickness, but he lacks a mean streak, physicality, and urgency as a blocker. Hence, opinions are divided with some teams being more tolerant of athletic finesse offensive linemen and others wanting to avoid that type of blocker.

Click links to see the Jaguars' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 1  |  Click here to jump to the Jaguars' first second-round pick.  |  Rd: 2 Pk: 13  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 1

26. NFL Team Logo for Browns Cleveland Browns: Zaven Collins, OLB, Tulsa

The Browns could use more linebacker help and some edge rush across from Myles Garrett. Collins can help in both regards.

Collins had a strong 2020 season, recording four sacks, four interceptions, two passes broken up, two forced fumbles and 54 tackles. He made a lot of highlight-reel plays, such as a 95-yard pick-six in overtime to top Tulane. In 2019, he totaled 97 tackles with two sacks. He had 85 stops and 1.5 sacks in 2018.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Collins has a good skill set for the next level and looked massively improved in terms of his pass-rush ability in 2020. He is big, quick, and a versatile athlete also showing the ability to drop into coverage. Team sources are raving about Collins and think he could be a Sam - strong side - linebacker or Mike - middle - linebacker in a 4-3 defense or play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.


Click links to see the Browns' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Browns' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 25  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 27

27. NFL Team Logo for Ravens Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

The Ravens draft a replacement for Orlando Brown and get a right tackle to protect Lamar Jackson.

Mayfield held his own against Chase Young at the end of the 2019 season and showed that he has a starting skill set for the NFL. The 6-foot-5, 319-pounder has good size to him with serious upside. He is a good athlete, but he also has some issues in technique that he needs to improve upon for the NFL.

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Click here to jump to the Ravens' second-round pick.

28. NFL Team Logo for Saints New Orleans Saints: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

Before too long, the Saints could move on from Malcolm Jenkins. He's aging and a liability in coverage. Here's an upgrade for New Orleans.

Moehrig recorded 47 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes broken up in 2020. Team sources like his size, coverage skills, length, ball skills, and instincts. They say he is similar to Grant Delpit in his skill set, but Moehrig is a better tackler. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder put together an impressive 2019 season with excellent ball production aside a solid tackle total. He totaled four interceptions, 11 passes broken up, two forced fumbles and 62 tackles on the year. It was his first season as a starter after being a good special teams contributor in 2018 as a freshman. Moehrig has good size to him.

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Click here to jump to the Saints' second-round pick.

29. NFL Team Logo for Packers Green Bay Packers: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

The Packers finally grab a receiving weapon for Aaron Rodgers with a playmaker to go across from Davante Adams.

Toney was excellent for the Gators in 2020, producing some huge plays. He totaled 70 receptions for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air, 19 carries for 161 yards and a touchdown on the ground, and a punt return for a touchdown on the season. Toney missed a lot of 2019 with injuries while recording 10 catches for 194 yards and a touchdown. In 2018, he totaled 25 receptions for 260 yards and a score along with 21 carries for 240 yards on the ground.

Toney shows tremendous playmaking ability with the ball in his hands. He is a big-play threat who has game-breaking speed. The Gators struggled to get him the ball in the past, but that changed in 2020, as the connection of Kyle Trask to Toney was lethal. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Toney is an elusive, versatile athlete to go with his game-breaking speed.

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Click here to jump to the Packers' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 28

30. NFL Team Logo for Bills Buffalo Bills: Rashad Weaver, 3-4OLB, Pittsburgh

Buffalo could use more pass rush. Linebacker A.J. Klein and aging end Mario Addison led the team in 2020 with five sacks each. Jerry Hughes is also turning 33 in August, and the Bills could use a long-term end to go across from A.J. Epenesa.

Weaver flashed his pre-injury form in 2020 and showed the ability to get after the quarterback. He totaled 34 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defended in 2020. Weaver had a strong 2018 season to get on the radar for NFL advance scouts, but his redshirt junior year - 2019 - ended before it started with a season-ending injury suffered in training camp. In 2018, he had 47 tackles with 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes broken up. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder has good size to go with speed and athleticism.


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Click here to jump to the Bills' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 29

31. NFL Team Logo for Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs: Carlos Basham, 3-4DE, Wake Forest

The Chiefs could use more edge-rush talent across from Frank Clark.

Basham totaled 28 tackles and five sacks in 2020. The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder showed a big improvement from his sophomore to junior season, going from 4.5 sacks in 2018 to 11 in 2019. His run defense remained steady with 64 tackles as a sophomore and 57 as a junior. In his breakout redshirt junior year, Basham also had three forced fumbles and three passes batted.

Basham has good size size for the NFL in terms of height and weight, plus he is faster and more athletic than one would expect. With Basham's skill set, he has upside for the next level. He is a well-balanced defender who is tough at the point of attack. Basham is not a pure speed demon off the edge and overwhelming pass rusher, but is a consistent and well-rounded defender who should be a solid left defensive end in the NFL.


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Click here to jump to the Chiefs' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 30

32. NFL Team Logo for Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

The Bucs could use some youth on the inside of their defensive line. Ndamukong Suh is hitting free agency, and even if Suh is kept around, Tampa Bay could use a tackle to rotate with him and Vita Vea. Barmore would be a great fit because he is a tremendous interior pass rusher, so he could help keep Suh and Vea fresh by taking reps in the sub package. Watching and learning from Suh and Vea would help Barmore's development as a run defender, and in a few years, the Bucs could have a young stud tackle in Barmore.

Barmore recorded 37 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes batted in 2020. He was a dangerous interior pass rusher capable of putting consistent heat on the quarterback. His run defense, however, needs work for the NFL. Barmore flashed ability as part of Alabama's rotation in 2019, recording 26 tackles and two sacks. It was only his redshirt freshman season, so he could develop and become more well-rounded as he gains experience.

Some team sources are high on Barmore, while others want to see him become a more well-rounded player and a better run defender before they project him to be a high first-rounder. Hence, he might end up being more of a mid-first-round pick. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Barmore has good size with length at the point of attack to go along with quickness and athleticism, so if he works out well he could rise.


Click links to see the Buccaneers' picks across all rounds:
Click here to jump to the Buccaneers' second-round pick.  |  Rd: 3 Pk: 31

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