Two QBs unsurprisingly go in the top four picks of this mock draft.
There are two things that will happen at the No. 1 overall pick: Either a team needs a quarterback to take over for the future and lands Trevor Lawrence or they get a king’s ransom from a team trading up for Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville is in the first category. If they pick No. 1 overall, chances are that Gardner Minshew isn’t the right guy and they get a marvelous talent in Lawrence who checks every physical box you could ask him to.
With Trent Williams out the door after a long, arduous saga, the Washington Football Team needs some help at tackle. Luckily, they get a potential generational prospect in Penei Sewell to help with that. Not only is Sewell athletic and talented already at the position but he’s extremely young. That type of potential longevity and for growth on an already-impressive résumé makes him a lock to go No. 2 to the Football Team.
Joe Burrow is in the fold but A.J. Green is likely gone after the 2020 season with the Bengals. Though they drafted Tee Higgins in 2020, they still need more to help their franchise quarterback guide them into the future. His former teammate at LSU, Ja’Marr Chase, will more than do. There’s nothing Chase doesn’t do well and, paired with Burrow, they could continue their magic in Cincinnati.
If the Panthers are picking at No. 4, there’s a good chance that signing Teddy Bridgewater in free agency didn’t exactly go as the team had planned. Subsequently, Justin Fields is the pick here. The Ohio State quarterback wants to play badly in college in 2020 but, as of now, won’t get his wish. His combination of athleticism and arm talent make him an elite prospect, though, and Carolina would be giving the keys to sure hands if they took the signal-caller.