This is a 2021 NFL Mock Draft with Senior Bowl players only. This is an annual feature made to showcase the players at the Senior Bowl.
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Jacksonville Jaguars: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
The Jaguars tanked for Trevor Lawrence once the Jets began winning. Lawrence, however, is not a senior, so he wasn't eligible for the Senior Bowl. In fact, none of the first-round quarterbacks participated unless you want to include Mac Jones. With that in mind, the Jaguars would just select the best player available, Devonta Smith, who is going third overall in my 2021 NFL Mock Draft. The Jaguars have talented receivers, but they couldn't pass up on the top talent on the board.
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New York Jets: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Here's another case where a team would draft a first-round prospect over a second-round quarterback, though this is obviously closer than the prior pick. I actually have Najee Harris slotted to the Jets' second opening-round pick in my mock draft, as he's a logical upgrade at a huge position of need.
Miami Dolphins: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
The poor Dolphins missed out on Devonta Smith because the Jaguars stole him at No. 1 overall. Ja'Marr Chase and Jaylen Waddle aren't available either, but another talented SEC wideout is. Kadarius Toney could be chosen in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He's someone the Dolphins could target with their second opening-round pick if they opt to go with a tackle at No. 3 overall.
Atlanta Falcons: Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma State
The Falcons spent last year's first-round pick on a cornerback. A.J. Terrell played well as a rookie, but Atlanta had nothing else at the position. Selecting another first-round cornerback isn't ideal, but there aren't many great alternatives here, as Rodarius Williams managed to sneak into the opening round of my real mock draft.
Cincinnati Bengals: Alex Leatherwood, OT/G, Alabama
It's no secret that the Bengals need to address their offensive line. Alex Leatherwood would be a logical choice for them to begin the second round, though there's a chance he may not make it there.
Philadelphia Eagles: Carlos Basham, DE/DT, Wake Forest
One of the primary reasons why the Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2017 despite Carson Wentz's injury was because they generated so much pressure on opposing quarterbacks. This aspect of their team regressed lately, so Philadelphia could be interested in an early defensive lineman. Carlos Basham should sneak into the first round.
Detroit Lions: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
It's probably time for Mac Jones. The Lions are desperate for a quarterback because they've announced they're parting ways with Matthew Stafford. They'd certainly consider Jones in the second round, though they're more likely to take a better signal-caller at No. 7 overall.
Carolina Panthers: Deonte Brown, G, Alabama
The Panthers are desperate for offensive line help, as they'll need to protect the highly priced Teddy Bridgewater and open running lanes for Christian McCaffrey upon the dynamic back's return. The heavy Deonte Brown could be a target for Carolina in Round 2.
Denver Broncos: Rashad Weaver, DE, Pittsburgh
The Broncos may decide to make Von Miller a free agent by not exercising their club option on him. Given his age (32), massive salary, and controversial texts sent to his girlfriend, Miller may not be a Bronco next year. If so, another edge rusher will be needed. If the Broncos decide to wait on this need until the second round, they could target Rashad Weaver.
Dallas Cowboys: Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
The Cowboys have obvious needs on defense. They're weak in their defensive interior, so Levi Onwuzurike is someone they could have on their radar in the second round.
New York Giants: Patrick Jones, DE, Pittsburgh
Like their NFC East rival Cowboys, the Giants also need help in their front seven. An upgraded pass rush is required, so perhaps the Giants liked what they saw from second-round prospect Patrick Jones, who recorded a sack in the Senior Bowl.
San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Robinson, CB, Central Florida
The 49ers have some excellent cornerbacks, but with Richard Sherman and Jason Verrett entering free agency, help will likely be needed at the position. Aaron Robinson is a big cornerback who tackles well. He'll likely be chosen at some point on Day 2.
Los Angeles Chargers: Trey Smith, OT, Tennessee
The Chargers need to protect Justin Herbert as well as possible. They have a huge hole at left tackle that must be addressed. Trey Smith would be a first-round prospect if it weren't for some dire injury concerns.
Minnesota Vikings: Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
Once upon a time, I mocked Marvin Wilson to the Vikings in the first round. Wilson's stock has dropped into the second-day range since, but Minnesota could have interest in him on the Friday night of the draft to fill a huge need.
New England Patriots: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
Kyle Trask has nice arm strength and accuracy, but the mental part of his game isn't all there yet. Perhaps Bill Belichick believes he can coach him up to his potential.
Arizona Cardinals: Chazz Surratt, DE/OLB, North Carolina
Chazz Surratt is a second-day edge rusher, so the Cardinals could have interest in him at that range, as their pass rush needed help when Chandler Jones got hurt.
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