James’ NFL Mock Draft Version 2.0

April 12, 2021

It’s Mock Draft SZN! We are less than a month away the actual NFL Draft, which means it’s time for every pundit to hype up their guys wild putting together where they thing who will go and why. As your deep league king, I am providing full 7 round draft coverage. Doug put together some excellent analysis in his most recent mock, but I am doing to disagree on a lot. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

Round 1

The top 3 picks of the mock draft are rather straightforward, we all know 3 QBs are early. However, it still will shock some people that Atlanta isn’t going to pass on another franchise QB with Fields at 4. It’s possible they trade out, but we are going to see 4 QBs in the first 4 picks. Another shocker is with the last pick of the first round, as Tampa Bay takes their heir apparent to Tom Brady in Kyle Trask. The Buccaneers are so deep everywhere they have the luxury to take a reserve QB early, and this will absolutely give the pundits something to talk about.

Round 2

As always, there will be plenty of trades that are not accounted for. For whatever reason if things remain unchanged, Jacksonville is going to have a deep, young roster. The pick up an elite TE in Freiermuth at the top of the round that will give Lawrence an excellent check down option. Likewise the Jets pick up an every down running back in Gainwell, while the Dolphins get a future fantasy stud in Moore. I mean, look at this. A running theme in this mock is teams investing highly in offensive line and the second round is no exception.

Round 3

We’re getting deeper into the weeds, as the Washington Football team finally takes their QB of future and the Bengals get their star WR. Or, well, maybe Seth Williams isn’t a star. There is a huge run on defensive players mid round. Don’t forget Tutu Atwell might become Lamar Jackson’s first great weapon.

Round 4

Chuba Hubbard in Atlanta should have fantasy owners salivating. Khalil Herbert looks to be the perfect handcuff for CMC owners, and the Stellers get their QB of the future (?) in Sam Ehlinger.

Round 5

Deep in the doldrums and we get Chase Edmonds first true competition in Rhamondre Stevenson. Davis Mills is the next Bears QB to fail. Kylin Hill becomes an elite handcuff to Chubb and Hunt.

Round 6

Insanely low fantasy impact in this round, as only the run of kickers will make a dent in year 1. Like the rest of the draft, lots of offensive line talent getting taken. Teams need depth, and that’s what these rounds are for.

Round 7

Our final round of the draft sees only a handful of skill positions getting drafted, but Jaret Patterson to the Football Team might be a huge fantasy move. Should Antonio Gibson go down, Patterson would be an elite handcuff to own.

Conclusion

Overall, the majority of these picks will be wrong. The purpose of a Mock Draft is to have fun and see what teams might do. It’s also a good gauge of seeing what positions a team might attack in the draft. Hope you enjoy this one as we get amped up for the real draft.

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