With the 2020 NFL Draft wrapped up, eyes start lingering towards the coming season. Now, there’s a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of sports but hopefully that doesn’t stifle excitement for whenever football comes back. What is certain is that the league will try to resume as normal, meaning we should be expecting another draft in a year. Obviously that is a way always, but here is how it would play out right now…
Draft order determined by season win predictions from Sport Line.
- Jacksonville Jaguars- Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback, Clemson: If Jacksonville is selecting this high, the Gardner Minshew project didn’t pan out. Lawrence might have Andrew Luck hype by the end of next season.
- Cincinnati Bengals- Penei Sewell, Offensive Lineman, Oregon: The Bengals need to surround Joe Burrow with a great offensive line. Sewell is already considered an elite prospect.
- Washington- Samuel Cosmi, Offensive Tackle, Texas: With Trent Williams finally free from Washington’s clutches, the team will need a new franchise left tackle if there is any hope of developing Dwayne Haskins.
- Miami Dolphins- Ja’Marr Chase, Wide Receiver, LSU: Ja’Marr Chase wasn’t just the best receiver in college football last year, he might be the best receiver prospect since Julio Jones and AJ Green. No brainer for Miami’s rebuilding offense.
- Carolina Panthers- Justin Fields, Quarterback, Ohio State: Carolina is betting on Teddy Bridgewater this year but if they end up here, they lost the bet. Fields might be overshadowed by Trevor Lawrence, but he is an excellent quarterback in his own right.
- New York Giants- Patrick Surtain II, Cornerback, Alabama: The Giants keep adding physical, smart defenders to their rebuilding defense.
- New York Jets- Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami: The Jets having been looking for a true edge rusher for what feels like a decade. They get him here.
- Las Vegas Raiders- Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami: The Temple transfer ends up in Las Vegas, filling in their need for an athletic pass rusher.
- Atlanta Falcons- Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Florida: The Falcons could be rebuilding the whole team if they’re picking this high next year. However it’s hard not to see Pitts being a great fit in their offense.
- Detroit Lions- Micah Parsons, Linebacker, PSU: The Lions will need speed at linebacker after not picking up Jarrad Davis’ fifth year options. Micah Parsons is the next great Penn State linebacker.
- Miami Dolphins (From Houston)- Marvin Wilson, Defensive Tackle, FSU: Marvin Wilson would pair with Christian Wilkins to form a formidable duo for the Dolphins up front.
- Arizona Cardinals- Justyn Ross, Wide Receiver, Clemson: The Cardinals keep turbocharging their offense by grabbing a talented receiver to complement Nuk Hopkins.
- Cleveland Browns- Rashod Bateman, Wide Receiver, Minnesota: The Browns might need another outside receiver and Bateman looks like a big play threat to watch next year.
- Chicago Bears- Jamie Newman, Quarterback, Georgia: Jamie Newman showed a lot of talent at Wake Forest and looks to put up big numbers in a loaded Georgia offense. Newman looks like a good fit to replace Mitch Trubisky in Chicago.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (From Los Angeles Rams)- Richard LeCounte, Safety, Georgia: The Jaguars have quite a few holes to address, but adding more speed to their secondary could be a priority next year.
- Denver Broncos- Jaylen Twyman, Defensive Tackle, Pitt: The Broncos add a disruptive lineman to their defensive line, continuing to build the defense in VIc Fangio’s image.
- Green Bay Packers- Devonte Smith, Wide Receiver, Alabama: The Packers finally go wide receiver in the first round with Alabama’s most productive receiver from 2019…
- Tennessee Titans- Rondale Moore, Wide Receiver, Purdue: The Titans add serious speed to their offense with a multi-level threat at wide receiver.
- Los Angeles Chargers- Alaric Jackson, Offensive Tackle, Iowa: The Chargers keep building their offense to cater to Justin Herbert.
- Seattle Seahawks- Walker Little, Offensive Tackle, Stanford: The Seahawks get a stud offensive tackle to finally protect Russell Wilson.
- New England Patriots- Shaun Wade, Defensive Back, Ohio State: The Patriots have a lot of questions going into next year, but they have never shied away from drafting high IQ defensive backs.
- Indianapolis Colts- Wyatt Davis, Offensive Guard, Ohio State: Frank Reich and company building the offensive line into an absolute force is something that would surprise no one.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Travis Etienne, Running Back, Clemson: Travis Etienne would have contended for the top running back in 2020 but decided to stick around for another year. Etienne would be a great fit in Tampa’s explosive offense.
- Philadelphia Eagles- Dylan Moses, Linebacker, Alabama: The Eagles should have a lot of firepower on offense next year, so eyes turn to upgrading their defense. Moses lost last year to an injury but is going to be a leader on the Alabama defense next year.
- Pittsburgh Steelers- Alex Leatherwood, Offensive Lineman, Alabama: The Steelers add a highly athletic pass blocker to keep their offensive line strong.
- Minnesota Vikings- Carlos Basham, Edge, Wake Forest: The Vikings find another talented pass rusher to bookend their line with Danielle Hunter.
- Buffalo Bills- Trey Smith, Offensive Lineman, Tennessee: The Bills add another physical lineman to their smash mouth offense.
- Dallas Cowboys- Pat Freiermuth, Tight End, PSU: The Cowboys grab an athletic tight end to add to their already high powered passing game.
- New Orleans Saints- Jaylen Waddle, Wide Receiver, Alabama: Waddle is going to be a fast riser next year with Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy in the NFL. He would be a dangerous addition to the Saints offense.
- Baltimore Ravens- Hamsah Nasirildeen, Safety, FSU: The Ravens added a ton of speed to their defense in the 2020 draft, so adding a player like Hamsah Nasirildeen makes sense for their philosophy.
- San Francisco 49ers- Chuba Hubbard, Running Back, Oklahoma State: Chuba Hubbard surprised a lot of people when he went back to school after rushing for almost 2,100 yards last season. Throwing Hubbard’s home run hitting ability into the Niners offense is a match made in heaven.
- Kansas City Chiefs- Jevon Holland, Defensive Back, Oregon: The Chiefs do not have any glaring holes on their roster, so adding a versatile defensive back to their defense seems like a good move. You can never have too many ballhawks on defense.
BLG Note: Last year at this time, Isaiah Simmons and Yetur Gross-Matos were some common 2020 mock draft picks for the Eagles.
Here are some additional 2021 mock draft picks for the Eagles from other media outlets.
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford. The Eagles didn’t take a cornerback in the draft after trading for Darius Slay and giving him a three-year contract. They could go into the next draft needing someone to pair with him. Adebo could have been a top-64 pick in the draft this year.
25. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State. Philadelphia decided to neglect cornerbacks in the 2020 draft, but if it grabs one of the top corners in the country a year later, it could be worth it.
24. Jevon Holland, S, Oregon. The Eagles need to address the edge spot, yet without a premier player at that position, Philly goes with Holland, who’s looked like a future first-round pick since he stepped on the field in Eugene. He does everything.
27. Philadelphia Eagles: Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma. Center Jason Kelce has played at a high level for a long-time, but he will turn 32 this season and the Eagles could find a long-term replacement for him in next year’s draft. Humphrey would have been in the first-round mix had he declared last year and could be the first center prospect off the board in 2021.
26. Philadelphia Eagles — *Marco Wilson, CB, Florida. After missing most of the 2018 season because of injury, Wilson returned last season and played well, even with the extra attention when offenses looked to stay away from CJ Henderson’s side. He has good size, athleticism and ball skills, posting three interceptions last year.