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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Christian Darrisaw, 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft prospect Christian Darrisaw #77 of the Virginia Tech Hokies (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

2021 NFL Draft: 13th-14th picks

Pick Analysis. OT. 13. Scouting Report. Virginia Tech. Christian Darrisaw. 13. player

Despite poor pass-protection, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert broke out as the top quarterback of the 2020 NFL draft with 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns to only ten interceptions. In an effort to further solidify his protection, the Los Angeles Chargers bring in a day one left tackle in the 2021 NFL draft.

At six-foot-five, Darrisaw has the immediate physical tools to compete for the starting job in training camp with his NFL-ready athleticism. With the ability to block in space, Darrisaw can use his foot-speed to keep pace with some of the more threatening pass-rushers throughout the league and protect their generational quarterback.

60. College Stats. EDGE. Gregory Rousseau. Scouting Report. Miami. 14. player

Despite his dominant physical tools and production in Miami, six-foot-seven defensive end Gregory Rousseau has fallen out of the top-ten and into the hands of a team that desperately needs pass-rush help in their 4-3 defensive front.

Rousseau has been labeled a ‘tweener’ between defensive end and 3-technique, creating a unique dichotomy between his lengthy frame and lack of physical development at 265-pounds.

Played as a conventional 4-3 defensive end though, Rousseau can throw away those labels and do what he does best as a pass-rusher who takes advantage of his length and strength as well as a long-reaching run defender who can wrangle ballcarriers with his wingspan.