NFL mock draft 2021 for Rounds 2-3: Patriots, Packers, Chiefs, Bears add WRs; Washington gets its QB

Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. Although 32 talented players came off the board on Thursday night, Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday night will provide a better bigger picture of how each team is faring in adding its latest rookie class.

Several sliding players won’t last long on the board, to the benefit of the teams picking early on Day 2. Based on what happened in the first round, teams have an improved idea of what directions to go to support that pick and stockpile across positions.

Here’s projecting what might happen with many good fits for each team from No. 33 to No. 105 overall:

NFL mock draft 2021: Round 2

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33. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars go for defense taking Clemson offensive teammates Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne in the first round. They will like having Owusu-Koramoah’s natural run-stopping and sound coverage baseline for the second level of their rebuild.

34. New York Jets

 Azeez Ojulari, EDGE/OLB, Georgia (6-3, 240 pounds)

The Jets need to rev up their pressure packages for Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich after taking care of quarterback and left guard with Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker in Round 1. Ojulari also can be moved around to be effective in coverage.

35. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons could benefit from getting more disruptive next to Grady Jarrett and Barmore showed how dominant his quick upfield production could be during the College Football Playoff.

36. Miami Dolphins (from Texans)

Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (6-5, 310 pounds)

The Dolphins drafted Austin Jackson for the lett side last year and is a strong follow-up to upgrade from Jesse Davis. Getting the prototypical right tackle to be a rock for the running game with a smooth-enough frame for pass protection is a smart move

37. Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles still are expected to move Zach Ertz and need to better support Nick Sirianni’s use of 12 personnel for Hurts after taking DeVonta Smith for wide receiver in Round 1. Freiermuth is a well-rounded tight end with a strong baseline of blocking to go along with reliable receiving on intermediate routes,

38. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals can rebound nicely to upgrade their blocking for Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon after landing wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase to make the passing game more explosive in Round 1.

39. Carolina Panthers

Radunz, once with some first-round consideration, is having a late resurgence up some boards with his ideal frame. The Panthers shouldn’t hesitate to grab him to play left tackle after going cornerback with Jaycee Horn in Round 1.

40. Denver Broncos

Dylan Moses, ILB, Alabama (6-3, 235 pounds)

Vic Fangio needs an active inside defender who has natural coverage skills and quickness after getting Patrick Surtain II for cornerback in the first round. Moses can clean up everywhere on the second level as a strong tackler and experienced leader.

41. Detroit Lions

The Lions need to beef up their defensive front with more quickness and strength and Onwuzurike is a great value here.

42.  New York Giants

Cosmi’s size, strength and high effort can make him effective and efficient working at either tackle opposite 2020 first-rounder Andrew Thomas.

43. San Francisco 49ers

Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (6-1, 208 pounds)

The 49ers need to think about the near future of safety with Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward fading on the back end. Moehrig is the most complete playmaker in a deep class for the position,

44. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys need traditional pass-rush help after going with another linebacker, Micah Parsons, in Round 1. Ossai can excel in multiple spots in their 4-3 front.

45. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Vikings)

The Jaguars have ignored looking at a high-end receiving option at this position for a while and that needs to change for Lawrence. This athletic target can help as an extra intermediate option.

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46. New England Patriots

Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss (5-9, 184 pounds)

The Patriots need to get a dynamic slot replacement for Julian Edelman to help Tom Brady-like first-round quarterback Mac Jones and Moore is a perfect versatile big-play fit for Josh McDaniels’ offense.

47. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers’ once reliable corner coverage needs to be reconstructed for Brandon Staley with Casey Hayward and Desmond King gone. Samuel is a nice pedigreed prospect with the speed and quickness in man coverage to play inside or outside and also is a plus against the run.

48. Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders moved on from Gabe Jackson and Rodney Hudson and need to invest multiple picks restoring their interior run blocking, given Richie incognito is also near the end. Davis was terrific in that capacity on the right side.

49. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals like Chase Edmonds more as a change of pace so getting Williams to replace Kenyan Drake as a power back makes a ton of sense.

50. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins used Kyle Van Noy for only one season and here’s another way, after first-rounder Jaelan Phillips, for Flores to upgrade the pressure packages in his front seven.

51. Washington Football Team

Washington has Ryan Fitzpatrick as a bridge but can’t expect to have a real long-term solution between Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke. Trask’s arm and accurate pocket passing is a good fit for Scott Turner’s offense.

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52. Chicago Bears

The Bears could use a youthful active upgrade to pair with Eddie Jackson. Holland can do everything well to support him as a run defender and cover man.

53. Tennessee Titans

Given how much Derrick Henry and the power running game is key to their offense, the Titans would look pretty good to secure the future up front with Dickerson inside.

54. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts didn’t bring back Malik Hooker and Nasirildeen can fit any scheme with power against the run and quickness in coverage.

55. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers, after getting their new feature back in Najee Harris in Round 1, can upgrade their run blocking for him with this sturdy right tackle.

56. Seattle Seahawks

Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson (6-5, 345 pounds)

The Seahawks also need to get better outside. Carman is capable of playing multiple positions well after protecting Lawrence’s blind side in college.

57. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams could use an outside pass-rush boost behind Leonard Floyd and Roche fits their 3-4 well.

58. Kansas City Chiefs (from Ravens)

The Chiefs would have thought about help for outside coverage had they kept their first-rounder and Melifonwu’s size can be particularly effective in their secondary.

59. Cleveland Browns

Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest (6-5, 275 pounds)

The Browns need some more rotational pop for their pass rush behind Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney and Basham is a great best player available fit for Joe Woods’ scheme.

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60. New Orleans Saints

The Saints had to cut Malcom Brown in free agency so they make another key disruptive addition for Dennis Allen’s rebuilding front four after landing edge rusher Payton Turner in Round 1.

61. Buffalo Bills

The Bills need to get better with their traditional running game and Humphrey can offer strong inside support there.

62. Green Bay Packers

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (5-9, 180 pounds)

The Packers could use a dedicated big-play slot to compement Davante Adams and boost Aaron Rodgers and Moore can hit home runs whenever the ball is in his hands as a receiver and sometimes runner.

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63. Kansas City Chiefs

Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State (5-11, 193 pounds)

Wallace can give the Chiefs a legitimate reliable No. 2 outside to complement Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce with his possession tendencies and occasional big-play burst.

64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers need to stash some interior offensive line depth and Smith does the trick nicely as a good value pick.

NFL mock draft 2021: Round 3

65. Jacksonville Jaguars

Meyer can tap into his former program under Ryan Day for an impactful all-around playmaker who just needs to become more consistent.

66. Minnesota Vikings (from Jets)

The Vikings didn’t bring back Anthony Harris so they can target this long-term replacement with natural ballhawk instincts.

67. Houston Texans

Chris Rumph II, EDGE, Duke (6-3, 235 pounds)

The Texans are needing help in many places defensively post J.J. Watt and enter the draft with a welcome highly productive and smart pass rusher.

68. Atlanta Falcons 

The Falcons need a massive run blocker to help Mike Davis and Brown is the interior behemoth for whom they have been looking.

69. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals did sign Trey Hendrickson to replace Carl Lawson but they could use this prototypical 4-3 end for further help against the pass.

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70. Philadelphia Eagles

Molden can be a strong new slot solution for Jonathan Gannon with the athleticism, quickness and toughness needed to consistently win in inside coverage.

71. Denver Broncos

The Broncos need to add some pass-rushing juice for Fangio after addressing cornerback and inside linebacker with their first two picks.

72. Detroit Lions

The Lions need to address wide receiver after losing Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. and Marshall is the classic size/speed prospect for the outside.

73. Carolina Panthers

The Panthers need some more youthful power and quickness inside to complement Derrick Brown and Nixon also has appeal as an extra pass rusher.

74. Washington Football Team (from 49ers)

Washington needs a strong, tough slot presence to complement speedsters Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel and play well off tight end Logan Thomas.

75. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have seen Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods leave in recent offseasons and can get fine versatile safety help here.

76. New York Giants

The Giants need a hammer for the nose after losing Dalvin Tomlinson and Shelvin is ideal with his massive run-stuffing frame.

77. Los Angeles Chargers

Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson (5-10, 211 pounds)

The Chargers need to get more dynamic somewhere at receiver to complement Keenan Allen and Mike Williams and going for this quick slot option makes a lot of sense for Justin Herbert after going offensive line and cornerback early.

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78. Minnesota Vikings

Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina (6-2, 227 pounds)

The Vikings need to think about the future at linebacker beyond Anthony Barr and Surratt is a solid fit for Mike Zimmer’s system.

79. Las Vegas Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals)

The Raiders go for Hudson’s replacement in someone who has a lot of experience clicking with Davis on the inside for the Buckeyes.

80. Las Vegas Raiders

Run stopping with a stronger interior is also a priority for the Raiders so they shouldn’t mind going back-to-back-to-back Buckeyes.

81. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins got a good season from Myles Gaskin but Carter can give their backfield a needed more explosive element in a committee.

82. Washington Football Team

Richie Grant, S, UCF (6-0, 194 pounds)

Washington has Kamren Curl making plays on the back end and here’s a good complement to his skill set and that of first-round linebacker Jamin Davis.

83. Chicago Bears

The Bears could upgrade from disappointing Anthony Miller for Justin Fields with a big slot type to put between Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney.

84. Dallas Cowboys (from Colts through Eagles)

Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford (6-1, 198 pounds)

The Cowboys get a good value in addressing their biggest need with strength and size to complement Trevon Diggs.

85. Tennessee Titans

The Titans need to find a replacement for Jonnu Smith and Tremble can contribute as an athletic receiver right away while he rounds out into a strong blocker.

86. Minnesota Vikings (from Seahawks through Jets)

With their boatload of picks, the Vikings are well positioned to take a chance on Wade, hoping he can rebound from his final season disappointment to flash his big-play moxie again, working either inside or outside.

87. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers need someone to better flank Devin Bush and Cox is a great value to raise their playmaking everywhere.

88. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams must get more active on the inside of their 3-4, too. Showden has the frame and athleticism to make a lot of plays and can also be a thumper against the run.

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89. Cleveland Browns

Staying in state for this next big playmaker, Werner can give the Browns a welcome upgrade in second-level pass coverage.

90. Minnesota Vikings (from Ravens)

The Vikings parted ways with long-time starter Kyle Rudolph, and Long, a natural receiver and sound blocker, is a good complement to Irv Smith Jr.

91. Cleveland Browns (from Saints)

Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina (5-11, 190 pounds)

The Browns could use some versatile support for Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry and Newsome’s quickness is a good fit for their offense.

92. Green Bay Packers

The Packers could benefit from developing a strong starting right tackle opposite David Bakhtiari to further support Rodgers.

93. Buffalo Bills

Campbell has the size to develop into a shutdown cover man in time but for now he’s best known for being an active, aggressive on-ball playmaker.

94. Baltimore Ravens (from Chiefs)

The Ravens’ pass-rush rebuild continues on the inside with this high-effort rotational option behind Calais Campbell. His quickness is a good addition to supplement the second level with Rousseau in the mix, too.

95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers could benefit from developing rotational depth behind Devin White and Lavonte David and McGrone would be good to groom for down the line.

96. New England Patriots (compensatory)

The Patriots have to start a steady rebuild of their aging secondnary and Robinson’s size and coverage versatility fits with Bill Belichick.

97. Los Angeles Chargers (from Texans) (compensatory)

The Chargers are transitioning to a new defensive scheme under Staley and Odeyingbo is a good fit to situationally produce in the 3-4 at first with his intriguing size and speed.

98. New Orleans Saints (compensatory)

The Saints were able to keep Marcus Williams on the franchise tag but Malcolm Jenkins is nearing the end of his career at the other safety. Washington is an exceptional cover man who can also help in subpackages like a nickel back.

99. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory)

Jalen Twyman, DT, Pittsburgh (6-2, 301 pounds)

The Cowboys dip into more front-seven help after adding Parsons and thinking about edge rusher and cornerback with their next two picks. Twyman is an undersized but quick tackle with some natural run-stopping skills and pass-rush upside.

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100. Tennessee Titans (compensatory)

Chatarius “Tutu” Atwell, WR, Louisville (5-9, 165 pounds)

The Titans were attached to the two Moores so it makes sense they would want to find a diminutive dasher to replace Adam Humphries in the slot and also provide another big-play element related to speed and quickness away from A.J. Brown.

101. Detroit Lions (from Rams, compensatory)

The Lions got Jeffery Okudah for cornerback in last year’s draft and now they could use a big presence to nail down safety and improve their subpackages.

102. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory)

The 49ers do have Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. but they also had more durability issues in the backfield last season. Gainwell is a great value pick here as he can excel in Kyle Shanahan’s zone-blocking scheme to help new first-round QB Trey Lance.

103. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory)

Surratt’s combination of physicality and big-play ability should be appealing to add to Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson.

104. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)

The Ravens need to develop a a nice-sized athlete to help replace the traded Orlando Brown Jr. opposite Ronnie Stanley and Little has the potential to be a solid starter by 2022.

105. New Orleans Saints (compensatory)

The Saints are in the market for a reliable No. 2 outside after only one season with Emmanuel Sanders and Williams has some of the same tough possession and field-stretching traits.

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