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

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Chazz Surratt, 2021 NFL Draft
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2021 NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 10

Michigan. 42. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. EDGE. Kwity Paye. player. 28

With Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell leading the way, the Las Vegas Raiders have a solid core at the edge rusher position. That being said, you cannot ever have too many guys who can rush the passer. Snagging the talented Kwity Paye here does make some sense.

Paye has an incredible combination of size and athleticism up front. He is quick in short spaces and does a great job of converting from speed to power. Paye is an exciting overall prospect who provides plenty of value against the run and as a pass rusher. Simply put, he is another impact defender who stands out as a strong value pick for Las Vegas here.

2021 NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 11

45. Scouting Report. LB. North Carolina. player. Pick Analysis. Chazz Surratt. 43

Chazz Surratt is a converted quarterback who made a smart move to linebacker about a year ago. He shows fantastic instincts in coverage and always seems to understand what the offense is doing.

His combination of size, quickness and athleticism is impressive and he clearly sees the field better than most linebackers. There is a lot to like about Surratt’s game and he would immediately become an important piece of the Broncos’ defense. Linebacker is a major need for Denver and Surratt shows a ton of long-term upside at the position. This feels like a great fit.

2021 NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 12

EDGE. Penn State. 44. Pick Analysis. Jayson Oweh. player. 44. Scouting Report

Jayson Oweh is an extremely athletic edge rusher who I was really looking forward to seeing more of this season. Unfortunately, that seems unlikely at this point as the Big Ten season is probably not going to happen.

Even with this being the case, Oweh is clearly a dynamic talent who undoubtedly has a high ceiling. Have we seen enough of him for NFL teams to feel comfortable taking him this high? Perhaps not, but his raw athleticism makes him worth taking a chance on eventually. The Atlanta Falcons swing for the fences at a position of need and hope for the best with this pick.