2021 NFL Mock Draft: Trey Lance to Panthers, Packers nab big OT over 3 full rounds

Trey Lance, North Dakota State football, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
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2021 NFL Mock Draft
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The Carolina Panthers switch out their quarterback and the Cowboys land a star cornerback in this three-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

Unfortunately, we aren’t going to get to see this incoming class of athletes put their skills to the test at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. The event preceding the 2021 NFL Draft was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns — which is understandable but still sad since it’s always fun to watch these players show off during what feels like the longest drought that is the NFL offseason.

There will still be Pro Days and individual workouts which will help scouts make their decisions but the majority of the scouting will now be done from the game film.

In the end, that could be a good thing since combine numbers tend to over-inflate some player’s stock. Or it could push them in the wrong direction.

Here, we look ahead to the upcoming draft and try and use what we saw on Saturdays to determine where the top players go with this three-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

1. player. Clemson. Trevor Lawrence. 52. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. QB

Trevor Lawrence lands with the Jacksonville Jaguars and at this point, this might be the least surprising prediction of the offseason. Lawrence has been the consensus No. 1 pick in this draft since the 2019 season.

A star at Clemson, he will give Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer exactly what he needs — a face of the franchise.

There’s no throw Lawrence can’t make and he’s arguably the most pro-ready quarterback since Andrew Luck back in 2012. He’s the exact type of player the Jags need to turn things around for good. Finally.