Jaguars 2021 NFL Draft: ultimate 7-round mock draft

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The top skill-position players get their names called.

No. 4 – The Atlanta Falcons select Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida.

There are a number of experts who have the Falcons selecting a quarterback with this pick and they might if they really like one of the two top signal-callers left after the top three are selected first, second, and third overall. The guess here is that they stick with Matt Ryan and look to improve their offense. They held big leads in numerous games but couldn’t keep them, the Philadelphia native will help them change that.

No. 5 – The Cincinnati Bengals select Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon.

The Cincinnati Bengal have to protect franchise quarterback Joe Burrow. If Trevor Lawrence is the biggest “no-brainer” in this year’s draft, Penei Sewell is second on the list.

No. 6 – The Miami Dolphins (trade with Philadelphia) select Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama.

The Miami Dolphins have five picks in the top 100, so they’ll have the opportunity to fill other needs. This may a bit of a surprise as some draft experts have Miami picking Ja’Marr Chase, but Waddle is the choice.

No. 7 – The Detroit Lions select Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU.

The Detriot Lions swapped quarterbacks with the Los Angeles Rams and they need new weapons for signal-caller Jared Goff. The Lions end up getting themselves one who is considered possibly the top wideout in this year’s draft.

No. 8 – The Carolina Panthers selects Mac Jones, QB, Alabama.

After trading up, the 49ers threw a wrench in the Carolina Panthers’ plans, as they may have been targeting Trey Lance with this pick. Teddy Bridgewater didn’t pan out the way the Carolina Panthers had hoped, so they traded with the Jets for quarterback Sam Darnold. The Panthers take Jones and groom him to be their starting signal-caller.

No. 9 – The Denver Broncos select Justin Fields, QB, Ohio St.

The Denver Bronco’s biggest need is at cornerback and they have the opportunity to get the best one in the draft at number nine overall. But having Justin Fields fall to them is a gift they can’t pass up.