2021 NFL Draft: Three-round mock draft featuring early quarterback run

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Travis Etienne, 2021 NFL Draft
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2021 NFL Draft Round 1, Pick 27

player. 48. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. RB. Clemson. Travis Etienne. 27

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading into the 2020 season with Ronald Jones II, Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy leading the way at the running back position. While this trio should be just fine this season, their long-term answer at the position is unlikely to be in this group. With few obvious holes on this roster, I would not be surprised to see the Bucs aggressively attack the running back position in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Travis Etienne is the top running back prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft class. He is a quick and explosive runner who has tremendous upside at the next level. Etienne is a smart player with great ball carrier vision. Once he finds a crease, he shows elite burst through the hole and is a big play waiting to happen.

Etienne’s burst and quickness consistently stand out, but he is also a relatively powerful runner who shows strong contact balance. He is a bit underdeveloped as a receiver, but Etienne is a tremendous playmaker with the ball in his hands who would be a fantastic addition to the Bucs’ offensive attack.

2021 NFL Draft Round 1, Pick 28

CB. Georgia. Tyson Campbell. Scouting Report. 28. player. 42. Pick Analysis

Tyson Campbell is an extremely long and athletic cornerback prospect who would seem to fit the San Francisco 49ers’ defense well. He is a tough and aggressive at the line of scrimmage and knows how to use his length well in coverage.

Campbell is a big and long cornerback, but do not sleep on his athletic upside. He is relatively quick in short spaces and closes on the ball in the air extremely well. Campbell would fill an immediate need for the 49ers and stands out as a solid choice for the 49ers in this range of the 2021 NFL Draft.