2021 NFL Draft: 2-round mock draft using ESPN’s order prediction

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Gregory Rousseau, 2021 NFL Draft
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Scouting Report. Miami. Gregory Rousseau. Pick Analysis. EDGE. 10. player. 32

Chandler Jones is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL over the last decade or more, and the Cardinals would probably love to get him a bookend like this in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Gregory Rousseau had an incredible redshirt freshman season with the Hurricanes, racking up 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. He opted out of the 2020 season, so we won’t get to see how much his game has progressed, but he has big-time upside and the Cardinals won’t be able to find a much better bang for their buck than this in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Pick Analysis. CB. Asante Samuel Jr.. Scouting Report. Florida State. 42. player. 32

Arizona has struggled with depth at the cornerback position and with Byron Murphy seemingly a better fit inside as the nickel corner, a player like Asante Samuel Jr. could provide a much-needed long-term starter at one of the outside corner positions.

Just like his dear old dad, Samuel gets his hands on the football at a high rate. He has 23 passes defended in his first two seasons for the Seminoles.