Mel Kiper Mock Draft 4.0 2021: Patriots Trade Up For Top QB

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Mel Kiper Jr. is back with the fourth installment of his 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Once again, trades are aplenty, quarterbacks are flying off the board.

In Kiper’s mock draft 4.0, the first three picks are quarterbacks.

At pick four, we see a trade but it is not for a quarterback. Instead, Kiper has the Miami Dolphins moving up to select top playmaker Kyle Pitts, the Florida Gators tight end with generational talent.

Then, things really get interesting with Kiper having the New England Patriots trade up into the top 10 by way of a trade with the Dallas Cowboys to select the fifth quarterback and it’s a good one, with Ohio State Buckeyes star Justin Fields somehow falling to Bill Belichick’s squad.

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. San Francisco 49ers (via MIA through HOU – TRADE) – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  4. Miami Dolphins (via ATL through PHI – TRADE) – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  6. Atlanta Falcons (via MIA – TRADE) – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  7. Detroit Lions – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  8. Carolina Panthers – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  9. Denver Broncos – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  10. New England Patriots (via DAL – TRADE) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

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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