2021 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks fall and a major run on tackle in mock draft

The Denver Broncos trade up for Trey Lance in this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos trade up for Trey Lance in this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Lawrence, 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft prospect Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

As the 2021 NFL Draft shuffles and matches prospects with their new homes, this 2021 NFL mock draft will be taking a look at the potential slide of projected top quarterback prospects as well as the likelihood of a run on offensive tackles within this deep 2021 NFL Draft class.

After having already seen deals involving Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff, the shakeup of the league’s quarterback power rankings will continue to stay in flux while potential candidates such as Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson become solidified.

Combined with an already tumultuous offseason, a dropping salary cap will be placing many franchises in difficult positions regarding the retainment of key personnel. This puts the microscope squarely upon the 2021 NFL Draft, placing emphasis on inexpensive rookies to step into the shoes of outgoing veterans.

Scouting Report. College Stats. Trevor Lawrence. 1. player. 52. QB. Clemson

A consensus selection across the entirety of the internet, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Clemson phenom Trevor Lawrence. Highly touted by new head coach Urban Meyer while working in broadcasting, the new quarterback-coaching fit in Jacksonville looks to be a perfect platform for Lawrence to start from with his base of skills and knowledge.

Surrounded by qualified offensive weapons such as D.J. Chark, Lawrence will immediately improve offensive output and hopefully place Chark back on the map with a bounce-back year returning to 1,000+ yard form.

Complemented on the other side of the ball by a young defense highlighted by edge-rush talent, if the Jacksonville Jaguars are to enter a championship window under Lawrence’s rookie contract they will need to support him with a legitimate defensive unit in the mold of Super Bowl champions past.