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

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Rashawn Slater, 2021 NFL Draft
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2021 NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 13

Scouting Report. OL. Northwestern. Rashawn Slater. 45. Pick Analysis. player. 47

Rashawn Slater is a tough and aggressive offensive line prospect who typically dominates when he is allowed to attack. Slater is not a supreme athlete up front, but he is quick off of the ball and extremely powerful at the point of attack. He is a fantastic run blocker and strong pass protector who is going to be a rock-solid player at the next level.

Slater may be best suited as an offensive guard at the next level, but he may be able to handle tackle duties if he is given the opportunity. Regardless, the Patriots could easily have needs at both positions going forward and Slater is a talented guy who could make a major difference for the team.

2021 NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 14

OT. 46. 50. Michigan. Jalen Mayfield. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Jalen Mayfield is a 2021 NFL Draft prospect who I believe is going a bit undervalued at the moment. It is possible that his hype will rise throughout the process, but this undoubtedly deserves to be under consideration in this range.

Mayfield has a long and athletic frame and he uses it well when protecting his quarterback on the edge. Mayfield moves his feet well and shows some nice power at the point of attack. He has struggled a bit against top-tier speed rushers, but it is easy to see his athletic upside helping him grow in that area as he develops. The Lions find themselves a good, local prospect here in the second round.

2021 NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 15

Josh Myers. 47. player. 59. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. IOL. Ohio State

While all of the pieces may not be in place, the Miami Dolphins have added significant talent to their offensive line over the offseason. It is still a bit of a rag-tag group, but there is at least some talent on the unit worth paying attention to. Here, the Dolphins find their center of the future by snagging Josh Myers out of Ohio State.

Myers is big for a center prospect, but could likely make the move to guard easily if needed. He shows a strong combination of power and quickness that is going to play at the next level. Myers is a smart and reliable player who could quickly become a centerpiece of an extremely important unit for this franchise.