2021 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons replace Matt Ryan

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Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes

Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The 2020 NFL season is in full swing, and as we look forward to Week 6 in what has been a wild year already, here is our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft.

After starting the season off at 0-5, the Atlanta Falcons have decided to part ways with their head coach, and general manager. That means sweeping changes could be coming within the organization, and a new franchise quarterback could be brought in next April.

Here is our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft, with draft order courtesy of Tankathon prior to the Monday night football game.

1

Trevor Lawrence

Quarterback, New York Giants

No big shock here, as the New York Giants currently hold the No. 1 overall pick, and there is no way they pass on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. While Daniel Jones is young, and was a first round selection, Lawrence is considered a can’t-miss prospect, and would be an absolute star in New York.

This is a franchise that is currently 0-5, and head coach Joe Judge has yet to prove he was the right guy for the job. If they hold the top pick, changes will be coming, and it all starts with the star from Clemson leading the revamping of this roster.

2

Justin Fields

Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons

Heads rolled on Sunday, as the inevitable happened to head coach Dan Quinn, who was fired after the team’s 0-5 start. However, Quinn was not the only one to get the axe, as they also got rid of their general manager, signalling what could be a complete overhaul within the organization this offseason.

Looking ahead to the draft, the Falcons should have an eye on Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, who could usher in a new Era of Falcons football. Fields can make plays happen with his arm, and his legs, and if the Falcons are looking for a fresh start, a quarterback at No. 2 overall makes sense.

3

Penei Sewell

Offensive Tackle, New York Jets

The New York Jets have their own issues at head coach with Adam Gase, a guy who has not done much since arriving prior to last season. The Jets have a franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold, so they will likely pass on one at No. 3 overall, but they should add some protection for him.

Penei Sewell is the best offensive tackle in this draft class, and one can only imagine what the Jets offensive line would look like with him and Mekhi Becton as bookends. That would give Darnold the protection he has never had, and that would enable him to finally become the quarterback he is capable of.

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