Mel Kiper Mock Draft 2021: Surprises At The Top In Mock 3.0

Trevor Lawrence #16 - Clemson Tigers host Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday 8-29-19 at Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson South Carolina USA

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Mel Kiper Jr. is back with the third installment of his 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Once again, trades are aplenty, quarterbacks are flying off the board, and there are a handful of surprises at the top.

In Kiper’s mock draft 3.0, the first four picks are quarterbacks with one team leaping into the top three to select their quarterback of the future.

The next quarterback remains on the board until pick No. 15 when Kiper has Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots selecting Alabama‘s Mac Jones.

We then see a run on playmakers at wide receiver and tight end, with only one offensive lineman and one defender in the top 10.

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.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
  2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  3. Carolina Panthers (via MIA through HOU – TRADE) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
  4. Atlanta Falcons – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  6. Philadelphia Eagles – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  7. Detroit Lions – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  8. Miami Dolphins (via CAR through HOU – TRADE) – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  9. Minnesota Vikings (via DEN – TRADE) – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  10. 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.

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