Mel Kiper Mock Draft 2021: Final Picks & Predictions

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


Mel Kiper is back with his final mock draft of 2021.

Ahead of the start of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, the ESPN draft analyst shared his final first-round predictions.

The biggest question going into Thursday night is who the San Francisco 49ers will select at No. 3, and Kiper is leaning towards former Alabama star Mac Jones.

Trey Lance, meanwhile, slides to No. 7 before Kiper predicts the New England Patriots jumping up to grab their man.

Who does Kiper have your favorite team drafting in his final 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

  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. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  6. Miami Dolphins (via PHI – TRADE) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  7. New England Patriots (via DET – TRADE) – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  8. Carolina Panthers – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  9. Denver Broncos – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
  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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