21. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
The Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers all played musical chairs in the 2020 NFL Draft. In the end, the Dolphins wound up with the 49ers selection, which comes due at No. 21 in our mock. Their selection is Iowa center, Tyler Linderbaum.
While Miami needs help all over the line, Linderbaum ends up being the choice since he not only fills a need in the middle but is also one of the prospects who seems to be a “can’t miss.” Miami has been on a role following a horrific start and they could be an even better team in 2022 with this pick solidifying their line.
22. Buffalo Bills: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
The loss of Tre’Davious White has highlighted how thin the Buffalo Bills cornerbacks room is. They need some help opposite White and if they ever find themselves having to play without him again, they need someone capable of stepping up and covering the best receivers on the opposing team.
Enter Kaiir Elam from Florida. The son — and nephew — of former NFL players, Elam has the bloodlines to be a success. He also has the makings of being a solid player capable of winning in press and zone coverage.
Buffalo’s defense has struggled at times this season but a selection such as this could be what’s needed to get them back on track.