2021 NFL mock draft, 2-rounds: Big top-10 trades for QBs

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Gregory Rousseau, 2021 NFL mock draft
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2021 NFL mock draft: 25th pick

EDGE. Miami. Gregory Rousseau. 25. player. 52. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

After going in the top 10 of pretty much every NFL mock draft over the Summer, former Miami edge defender Gregory Rousseau’s stock has cooled a little bit.

Rousseau was dominant in the 2019 season with 54 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks. He also forced a pair of fumbles and showed off his versatility, putting some of his best work on tape as an interior rusher.

That is also part of the reason Rousseau has dropped a bit.

Although there was huge production in 2019, Rousseau has some questions about his game that need answering, namely what is he at the next level? Another year to watch Rousseau’s growth would have been great.

In this instance, the Jaguars get a player who is 6-foot-7, 265 pounds, and can move around the defensive front. He might not be Myles Garrett, but he can be a productive edge in the NFL for a long time playing outside on base downs and kicking inside in nickel and dime packages.

2021 NFL mock draft: 26th pick

Pick Analysis. Miami. 26. player. Scouting Report. EDGE. Jaelan Phillips. 53

Even with a little run on edge players here in the first round, the Cleveland Browns aren’t going to miss out.

Some people believe the former five-star prospect Jaelan Phillips is the best overall edge defender in the class and certainly the best pure pass rusher.

At 6-foot-5, 266 pounds, Phillips is explosive and violent as a pass rusher, able to bend the edge in a way that makes absolutely no sense given his frame.

He had 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks this past season for the Hurricanes and pairing him up with Myles Garrett off the edge could make the Browns’ defense absolutely terrifying.