Marcus Mosher lays out his 2021 NFL Mock Draft for the first three rounds, and you’re reading his 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft.. Read as The Game Day’s NFL Draft expert breaks down and predicts 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 3 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 3 Mock Draft
65. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa
Jacksonville continues to add to their defense with the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Nixon isn’t a complete prospect, but does have a high pass-rushing ceiling.
66. NEW YORK JETS
Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
Chris Herndon hasn’t developed the way many had hoped, so the Jets take their future TE1 at No. 66. Jordan is in the same mold as Jonnu Smith: a shorter tight end who thrives after the catch.
67. HOUSTON TEXANS
Elijah Molden, FS, Washington
Houston makes its first pick of the draft, grabbing versatile defensive back Elijah Molden. He can play both in the slot and at safety, if needed.
68. ATLANTA FALCONS
Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
Atlanta continues to rebuild their defensive line, selecting Roche from Miami. In his college career, he has 54 tackles for a loss and 30.5 sacks. He might be a pass-rusher only in the NFL, but that still makes him worthy of this selection.
69. CINCINNATI BENGALS
Alim McNeill, DT, North Carolina State
Cincinnati moved on from Geno Atkins this offseason and needs to add depth to their defensive line. McNeill is a bit raw, but has pass-rushing potential given his size, athleticism and motor.
70. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Quinn Meinerz, C, Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jason Kelce isn’t getting any younger and the offensive line needs help. Meinerz had a fantastic Senior Bowl showing and a strong Pro Day. He could be the team’s starting center by Day 1 of the 2022 season.
71. DENVER BRONCOS
NEW — Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
Offensive line coach Mike Munchak is among the best in the league, and he gets another project in Brown. Likely a swing tackle as a rookie, Brown has the size and athleticism to be a starter if he can add some weight and improve his technique.
72. DETROIT LIONS
Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
New to the linebacker position, Surratt is a speedy linebacker who thrives in coverage. He’s a weakside linebacker in the NFL and a core special teamer right away.
73. CAROLINA PANTHERS
Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
Werner isn’t the most athletic linebacker in the world, but he is instinctive and has a lot of experience under his belt. He would help a Panthers’ defense that needs to add depth to all three levels.
74. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (from 49ers)
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
With Ryan Fitzpatrick on just a one-year deal, Washington takes Trask as a potential replacement. Trask has some intriguing tools, but needs some seasoning.
75. DALLAS COWBOYS
Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State
Dallas needs a one-technique defensive tackle to stop the run, and that is exactly what Togiai offers. He’s likely a rotational player early in his career but does have the potential to be a 25-to-30-snap player sooner rather than later.
76. NEW YORK GIANTS
Payton Turner, EDGE, Houston
Turner is a long, athletic pass rusher who dominated in limited action in 2020. He needs to develop more pass-rushing moves, but he could be a left defensive end right away for the Giants.
77. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU
A run-stopper only, Shelvin opted out of the 2020 season. Otherwise, he could have been a top-50 pick if he showed any improvement as a pass-rusher.
78. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
Hudson is an easy mover at left tackle but needs to gain some strength. He’s likely a swing tackle early in his career but could develop into a starter with a couple of strong offseasons.
79. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (from Cardinals)
Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden love Alabama players and can’t pass up Moses here. Moses has dealt with some injuries in his career, but he has starting-caliber potential, when healthy.
80. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Milton Williams, DT, Louisana Tech
Williams is a bit of a tweener, but he has the athleticism that defensive line coach Rod Marinelli loves. He will need a few years to get up to the speed of the NFL, but all of the talent is there for him to be a starter.