2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft Picks & Predictions: More Sleepers & Steals On Day 2

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. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft 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. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft 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. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft 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.


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.


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. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft 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.


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.


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. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft 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.

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81. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft MIAMI DOLPHINS

Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

Miami already drafted DeVonta Smith earlier in this mock, but they add another weapon in Tylan Wallace. Wallace can play on the outside or in the slot as a solid route runner with plus size.

82. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

Joseph is a talented cornerback, but he garners some concerns after starting only nine career games in college. At his best, he might be the most talented cornerback in this class. But he needs to mature and prove he can be reliable before finding the field.


Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

Chicago has lost some of their interior defensive line depth this offseason and Wilson would be a fantastic rotational player. When he is healthy, he can be more than just an elite run-stopper. But he might need to be on a snap count in the NFL to maximize his ability.


Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

After a strong Pro Day, Adebo is firmly in the Day 2 discussion. He has the size, speed, and ball skills to develop into a starting-level player in the near future.

85. 2021 First Round Mock for NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans select Jaylen Waddle at Pick 22 TENNESSEE TITANS

Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia

Tennesee wants to run the ball and needs to improve the interior of their offensive line. Cleveland is a steal at this state in draft as he has the size and athleticism to dominate at left guard.

86. NEW YORK JETS (from Seahawks)

Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma

The Jets added Carl Lawson this offseason, but need to improve their depth as they also lost Terrell Basham. Perkins is a highly-productive pass-rusher who lacks high-end traits to go higher in the draft.

87. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M

Both Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph are in the final year of their contracts and Mond is worth taking a shot on as a developmental quarterback. He’s played in the SEC for four years and has improved each season.


Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

The Rams are loaded with playmakers and they add another one in St. Brown. He’s not the flashiest receiver, but he gets open. For that reason, he does share a lot of traits as Robert Woods, who also came from USC.

89. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft CLEVELAND BROWNS

Tay Gowan, CB, Central Florida

Cleveland is hoping that Greedy Williams will be ready to go in 2021, but they can’t count on him. So they add Gowan late in Round 3 who could push Williams for snaps right away.

90. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (from Ravens)

Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

Minnesota lost Anthony Harris in free agency and could use a playmaker in the secondary. Cisco needs to be more consistent, but the ball skills and instincts are there.

91. CLEVELAND BROWNS (from New Orleans Saints)

Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC

Tuipulotu is a run-stopping defensive tackle that can occasionally push the pocket. As a rookie, he would be a rotational defensive tackle that might compete for a starting spot.

92. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft GREEN BAY PACKERS

Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

Green Bay continues to struggle to find linebackers that can play in space. Rice is inexperienced but has the requisite size and athleticism to be a nickel linebacker in the NFL.


Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State

Browning is a big, throwback linebacker who does his best work when coming towards the line of scrimmage. He might be a strongside linebacker in the NFL as he can match up and handle tight ends on the line of scrimmage.

94. NEW — BALTIMORE RAVENS (from Kansas City Chiefs)

Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama

A massive guard, Brown is a monster in the run game. He’s not the best pass protector in the world, but he can dominate as a run-blocker in Baltimore’s scheme.

95. 2021 NFL Round 3 Mock Draft TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Davis Mills, QB, Stanford

Tampa Bay grabs its successor to Tom Brady in Mills late in the third round. Mills has a ton of talent, but injuries have taken away a lot of his chances in college.

96. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (compensatory pick)

Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State

Nasirildeen should remind Bill Belicheck of Patrick Chung, who just retired this offseason. Nasirildeen can play in the box, in space and has the size to match up against tight ends.

97. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (compensatory pick)

Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

The Chargers did sign Jared Cook to replace Hunter Henry in free agency, but that isn’t a long-term solution. Long isn’t a flashy player, but he is well-rounded and could be a solid No. 2 tight end early in his career.

98. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (compensatory pick)

Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State

With Latavius Murray gone, Sermon can be the 1B to Alvin Kamara’s 1A. He’s a downhill runner who has outstanding contact balance in the open field.

99. DALLAS COWBOYS (compensatory pick)

Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA

Dallas loves undersized defensive tackles who can get to the quarterback. Odighizuwa can play multiple positions and is a rotational defensive lineman early in this career.

100. TENNESSEE TITANS (compensatory pick)

Seth Williams, WR, Auburn

After grabbing Waddle earlier in the draft, the Titans select another receiver. Williams was fantastic in the SEC, but did suffer from poor quarterback play. He has a monster catch radius and his best football is still ahead of him.

101. DETROIT LIONS (compensatory pick)

D’Ante Smith, LT, East Carolina

A left tackle prospect with elite athleticism available at pick No. 101? Why not. It’s a worthwhile game for a team that could allow Smith to sit and develop.

102. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (compensatory pick)

Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

The 49ers love speed at the running back position and Gainwell certainly has it. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield and projects as a high-end complementary back in the NFL.

103. LOS ANGELES RAMS (compensatory pick)

Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma

Los Angeles lost multiple defensive backs and needs to add depth back to the unit this offseason. Brown was solid at the Senior Bowl and has a bunch of Big-12 starts under his belt.

104. BALTIMORE RAVENS (compensatory pick)

Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU

Baltimore never shies away from smaller defenders and Washington is a ball-hawk. He might be a better slot cornerback in the NFL, but he is a playmaker and has rare instincts.

105. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (compensatory pick)

Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt

Odeyingbo is coming off a serious injury and likely will miss all the 2021 season, but he is a top-50 talent worth gambling on at this stage in the draft.


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