2021 NFL first-round mock draft: Quarterback surprises

2021 NFL Draft prospect Zach Wilson #1 of the BYU Cougars (Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
2021 NFL Draft prospect Zach Wilson #1 of the BYU Cougars (Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Kwity Paye, 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft prospect Kwity Paye #19 of the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

2021 NFL Draft: 9th-10th picks

College Stats. Michigan. Scouting Report. EDGE. Kwity Paye. 9. player. 45

With a continually rotating-door among their pass-rushers, the Denver Broncos will turn their draft focus back to the defensive side of the ball in the 2021 NFL draft. Losing Von Miller will be a loss felt throughout the organization this offseason, but with the ninth-overall selection, Denver can do their best to supplement the loss of production with Michigan prospect Kwity Paye.

Packing elite athleticism into his six-foot-four, 271-pound frame, Paye combines absurd 30 bench-rep strength with 4.57 forty burst and elite bend to flatten his path to the quarterback, a rare combination worthy of a top-ten selection.

123. College Stats. Virginia Tech. Caleb Farley. Scouting Report. CB. 10. player

Following one of the most tumultuous defensive campaigns in recent memory, the Dallas Cowboys desperately need a new face to lead their secondary in 2021. Thankfully, the 2021 NFL draft offers a handful of elite man-to-man corners that fit the modern mold for NFL coverage.

Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley decided to forgo the 2020 college season due to COVID-19 but has retained his 2021 NFL draft stock thanks to elite athleticism in his six-foot-two frame.

Although he may lack the excellent polish of fellow prospect Patrick Surtain II, Farley is long, physical, and explosive, three keywords for any NFL scout seeking a new lead corner in their secondary.