2021 NFL mock draft: 49ers and Patriots trade up for quarterbacks

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Jaelan Phillips, 2021 NFL mock draft
Jaelan Phillips is the #25 pick in this mock draft (Photo by Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports) /

2021 NFL mock draft Round 1, 25th overall

Miami. 16. Scouting Report. DE. Jaelan Phillips. 25. player. Pick Analysis

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has stressed how the team wants to add some size to their defensive line and also get some more pass rush from the players they bring in. A player who would fit both of these needs is Miami’s, Jaelan Phillips. Due to this need and the ideal player sitting at this spot, it would make a lot of sense for Buffalo to trade up to take him with the 25th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Last season, Phillips finished second in the ACC with eight sacks showing a nack to get after the passer. He also held up well against the run finishing with 15.5 tackles for loss. Phillips also has the size Beane wants in a defensive end coming in at 266 pounds.

2021 NFL mock draft Round 1, 26th overall

53. Scouting Report. DE. Penn State. Jayson Oweh. player. Pick Analysis. 26

The main priority in Cleveland this offseason is to upgrade a defense that finished 21st in yard per game. One area the team will look to address in the 2021 NFL Draft is to find someone who can play opposite of Myles Garrett. This is a need as Olivier Vernon ruptured his Achilles tendon in the regular-season finale and is a free agent. The team also does not have anyone else on the roster who could move into the starting lineup.

While Jayson Oweh’s production has been spotty he is the type of player Cleveland usually doesn’t shy away from in that he is an outstanding athlete with a lot of untapped potential. Oweh flies off the ball and will likely test out as one of the most athletic players in the 2021 NFL Draft. It might be hard for him to make an impact next season, but he is the type of prospect who could excel two to three years down the line.