2021 NFL Draft Round 1, Pick 29
Christian Barmore is another 2021 NFL Draft prospect who has yet to really play a full-time role in college. He was an important depth piece for Alabama as a redshirt freshman last season, but it is set up to take on a bigger role with the Crimson Tide this season. With this expanded role, I fully expected Barmore’s 2021 NFL Draft stock to rise in a big way.
Barmore shows an impressive combination of raw power and athleticism on the interior. He is quick off of the snap and powerful at the point of attack. He has extremely heavy hands and uses his long arms well to keep blockers off of his body.
Barmore can hold his own as a two-gap player, but I would like to see him get more consistently opportunities as a one-gap penetrator. He does a fantastic job of getting skinny and shooting through the gaps, giving him tremendous natural upside as an interior pass rusher at the next level. The Dallas Cowboys take a shot on the talented, yet unproven Barmore in this mock draft.
2021 NFL Draft Round 1, Pick 30
The Baltimore Ravens certainly do not have a major need at the tight end position. To some, this selection will seem like overkill. That being said, no team likes to use the tight ends more than the Ravens and Pat Freiermuth is a potentially special player at the position.
Freiermuth is a big, physical and athlete tight end who shows plenty of upside as a receiver. He is quick in and out of his cuts, shows impressive contested-catch ability and can create a bit after the catch. He is also a tough, willing and overall strong run blocker who can consistently line up as a versatile weapon as an inline player.
A tight end combination of Freiermuth and Mark Andrews would be incredibly valuable and dangerous. The Ravens love to feature their tight ends and would undoubtedly love to have an opportunity to take a guy like Freiermuth so late in the first round.