Marcus Mosher lays out his 2021 NFL Mock Draft for the first three rounds, and you’re reading his 2021 NFL Round 2 Mock Draft. Check out The Game Day’s NFL Draft expert predicting each pick from Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 of the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Here’s his full report on 2021 NFL Draft Round 2 pick predictions.
The first few waves of 2021 NFL free agency are over, and the 2021 NFL Draft is just a few weeks away. Team needs and potential landing spots for the nation’s top players are starting to take form. We are looking a three-round mock draft after the first week of free agency. So without further ado, let’s get into the picks!
2021 NFL Round 2 Mock Draft
[2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT: ROUND 1 • ROUND 2 • ROUND 3]
33. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
Urban Meyer stays in-state and grabs arguably the best slot cornerback in the draft. Samuel should be a star in nickel packages right away.
34. NEW YORK JETS
Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
The Jets need a workhorse back, and Harris fits the mold. He might be the best back in the class and a steal at No. 34.
35. ATLANTA FALCONS
Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
Oweh had zero sacks in 2020, but he is an athletic marvel who could be a high-end starter in time.
36. MIAMI DOLPHINS (from Texans)
Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
Miami signed Matt Skura in free agency, but the ‘Phins continue to invest in their offensive line with the best center in this class in Humphrey.
37. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
Bolton is a physical, tough linebacker who can stay on the field on all three downs. He would be a Day 1 starter for a defense that needs to be rebuilt.
38. CINCINNATI BENGALS
Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
After selecting Ja’Marr Chase at No. 5 overall, the Bengals have to go offensive line in Round 2. Alex Leatherwood would be a fantastic pick as he has experience at both guard and tackle. He could start right away at guard but, eventually, move over to right tackle in 2022.
39. CAROLINA PANTHERS
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
The Panthers lost some speed on offense this offseason as Curtis Samuel signed with the Washington Football Team. Moore would help fill that need for speed and can make plays from both the slot and out of the backfield.
40. DENVER BRONCOS
Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina
The Broncos let Phillip Lindsay walk in free agency, and Melvin Gordon has just one year left on his contract. Williams projects as a workhorse running back and could easily be a high-end starter by 2022. For a team without many holes, this just makes too much sense.
41. DETROIT LIONS
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
Bashman can play multiple positions on the defensive line and is as tough as they get. He and Trey Flowers would pair well together given their position flexibility.
42. NEW YORK GIANTS
Carlos Basham, EDGE, Wake Forest
The Giants could easily go pass-rusher in Round 1, but instead, they wait until Round 2 to grab Basham. One of the most productive defensive ends over the last two years in college football, Basham can play multiple positions and is solid against the run.
Joe Judge will love his versatility and fit on the defensive line next to Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence.
43. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
The 49ers don’t have a lot of depth at cornerback entering the year and decide to add Stokes here at pick No. 43. Stokes has world-class speed and can play both on the outside and in the slot. For a defense that needs more help in the secondary, Stokes would be an outstanding value here.
44. DALLAS COWBOYS
Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
Despite picking a cornerback at No. 10, the Cowboys continue to add to their defense in the second round. This time, it’s with a safety in Jevon Holland, who opted out of the 2020 season. He didn’t line up a ton as a free safety in college, but he has the height-weight-speed combo to be a star at that position in the NFL.
45. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (from Vikings)
Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
Meyer goes with his first Ohio State player, drafting Davis to plug in at guard.
46. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
New England improved their offensive line greatly this offseason, but they could always use depth. Mayfield is only 20-years old, but projects as a high-end starter at guard or at right tackle.
47. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
After likely losing Melvin Ingram in free agency, the Chargers need to find help opposite Joey Bosa. Ossai is an athletic, effort-player who wins with his motor.
48. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Richie Grant, S, Central Florida
The Raiders need a free safety, and Richie Grant might be the best in the class. He is a little undersized, but he has ball skills and instincts. He would be a perfect center fielder in Gus Bradley‘s defense and would be a steal at pick No. 48.