Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his second installment of his 2021 NFL Mock Draft. This time, trades are aplenty and quarterbacks are flying off the board.
In Kiper’s updated top 10, there are three major trades with teams moving up to select their quarterbacks of the future and five signal-callers selected in the top 10 overall.
When it comes to New England, Kiper writes:
Bill Belichick is known more for trading down in drafts, but the Patriots traded up a couple of times on Day 2 last year to get guys they wanted in Josh Uche and Devin Asiasi. Don’t rule out a big move if Belichick & Co. want to get their quarterback of the future.
Who does Kiper have your favorite team drafting in his first 2021 mock draft?
A look at his top 10 projections can be seen below, while the full first-round mock draft can be seen by heading over to ESPN.com.
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
- Atlanta Falcons (via NYJ – TRADE) – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
- Miami Dolphins (from HOU) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
- New York Jets (from Atlanta) – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
- Cincinnati Bengals – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
- Philadelphia Eagles – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
- San Francisco 49ers (via DET – TRADE) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
- Carolina Panthers – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
- New England Patriots (via DEN – TRADE)- Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
- Dallas Cowboys – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
Who do you want your favorite team to select in the upcoming draft? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.