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

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Rashod Bateman, 2021 NFL mock draft
Rashod Bateman is the 27th pick in this 2021 NFL mock draft (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

2021 NFL mock draft Round 1, 27th overall

27. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR. Minnesota. Rashod Bateman. player. 26

If the Ravens want to prove Lamar Jackson is not just a flash in the pan and is someone who can actually operate a successful NFL offense they better start surrounding him with offensive talent. The team’s only legitimate starting receiver is Marquise Brown and he is more of a big-play threat than someone you can count on down after down. This makes finding a possession receiver a must for this offseason.

One of the players in the 2021 NFL Draft that fits this role is Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman. Bateman runs crisp routes and has some of the best hands in the draft. He has also had outstanding production as he caught 60 passes for 1,219 yards in 2019. The team could also look at tackles at this spot if they move on from Orlando Brown.

2021 NFL mock draft Round 1, 28th overall

Pick Analysis. Notre Dame. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. 15. Scouting Report. OLB. 28. player

A lot of the Saints’ draft needs have yet to be determined as they will depend on what free agents the team lets go of. Due to the uncertainty with how their team will look, the Saints go with Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah with this pick.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is a versatile linebacker who can do multiple things for New Orlean’s defense. This includes matching up in coverage which he excelled at while at Notre Dame. He also has proven he is capable of getting to the quarterback as he recorded 10 sacks over the last two seasons.