2021 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks will be on demand
27. Baltimore Ravens: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
Do six receivers hear their names called in round one? I’m a bit skeptical. but Baltimore is in a position where they do have a strong roster overall, so a slight reach to fill a need may not be the worst thing in the world. The Ravens have to upgrade the receiver position, and I believe Marshall would work well with Lamar Jackson.
28. New Orleans Saints: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are NFL champions, Atlanta is entering a new era with a promising coaching staff, and the Panthers were a sneaky dangerous team offensively last year. The NFC South is a difficult division, and if the Saints want to defend their divisional crown a versatile defensive playmaker like Moehrig would be a great addition at the end of the first round.
29. Green Bay Packers: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
Saying the Packers’ 2020 draft class currently looks like a disaster would be a massive understatement. Despite little to no production from their class of 2020 rookies, the Packers came a few plays away from a Super Bowl appearance. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still playing at an elite level, so there will be a lot of pressure to use this draft to surround him with weapons. They could take a receiver such as Kadarius Toney here, but Zaven Collins is the best player available and would be a legitimate difference-maker on defense from day one.
30. Buffalo Bills: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
The Bills got solid production out of their tandem of Zack Moss and Devin Singletary last year. This may not be the most pertinent need, and I’m sure fans would rather see a cornerback here, but Buffalo already has one of the most dominant offensive attacks in the league. For the first time in ages, the Bills have a legitimate Super Bowl window, a game-changing running back like Harris turns their dangerous offense into an unstoppable one.
31. Kansas City Chiefs: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the few teams in the league that have the luxury of prioritizing need over best player available. The Chiefs could add a defensive player here such as Christian Barmore, Jayson Oweh, or Asante Samuel Jr., and any of those would be perfectly reasonable choices. However, it was just over three months ago where the achilles heel of the Chiefs vaunted offensive attack was exposed. The Chiefs’ offensive line was absolutely humiliated against Tampa Bay’s vaunted front seven which made the decisive difference in the game. This is a deep class with talent on the offensive line, expect the Chiefs to add multiple bodies to their offensive front.
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
This is far from Tampa Bay’s most daunting need. In fact, pass rush is probably the strength of their team. But this Buccaneers’ roster is just absurdly stacked. You can never have too many pass rushers. Oweh didn’t produce at the collegiate level, but he’s an athletic freak oozing with untapped potential. It’s worth the gamble for Tampa Bay.