2021 NFL Draft: Jets, Panthers fill QB need in three-round mock draft

The New York Jets select Zach Wilson at No. 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
The New York Jets select Zach Wilson at No. 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Kwity Paye, 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft prospect Kwity Paye #19 of the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

2021 NFL Draft: Round 1, 15th overall

Scouting Report. EDGE. Michigan. player. Pick Analysis. Kwity Paye. 15. 35

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are always a candidate to trade down in the NFL Draft. This team clearly sees value in moving down the board and approaching the draft with a quantity over quality approach. Do not be surprised to see the Pats move down in the 2021 NFL Draft if there is a team willing to come up. Here, the Patriots swap picks with the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a third and sixth-round selection.

The Titans get aggressive here in order to put themselves in a position to land Michigan edge rusher Kwity Paye. Paye is a big and strong EDGE prospect who shows an explosive first step and is powerful at the point of attack.

Paye’s game is primarily built on power, setting the edge at an extremely high level and creating pressure on a consistent basis when he goes to the bull rush. That being said, do not sleep on his athletic ability up front. Paye is an explosive player who also shows some nice bend around the edge. He closes on the quarterback quickly and does a nice job of chasing down ball carriers behind the line of scrimmage.

In Paye, the Titans find themselves a quality defensive line prospect who could make an immediate impact for the team against the run and as a pass rusher. Edge rusher stands out as the biggest need on their roster and Paye’s toughness and high-motor style of play would certainly fit their team well.