The 2021 NFL draft is almost here, beginning on Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.
VSiN senior editor and host Matt Youmans gives his final version of a mock draft for how the first round of the draft could unfold.
1. Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Top needs: QB, TE, OL, DL
Tune out the contrarian noise because this is an easy call for new coach Urban Meyer. Lawrence is 6-foot-6 with elite athletic ability and looks like the best quarterback prospect to go No. 1 overall since Andrew Luck in 2012.
2. Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, Brigham Young
Top needs: QB, CB, DL, OL
A confident kid with gunslinger traits and mobility, Wilson is comparable in many ways to Brett Favre and Russell Wilson. His development will be helped by the Jets’ improved coaching staff.
3. 49ers: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Top needs: CB, DL, OL, QB
If the sources are reliable, San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan is going with Jones instead of betting on the potential upside of Trey Lance. It’s a reach, but it might also be the best fit. Jones is an accurate passer who completed 77.4% of his throws with 41 touchdowns and four interceptions last season.