2021 NFL Mock Draft: Justin Fields takes over as a franchise savior

Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence(16) warms up before the game with The Citadel Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C.Clemson The Citadel Ncaa Football /

Here is our latest 2021 NFL mock, where quarterbacks come off the board early.

The 2020 NFL schedule treated us to a doubleheader of Monday Night Football in Week 7, as the Kansas City Chiefs moved to 5-1, and the Arizona Cardinals embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys on the road. It has been an interesting season so far, and as we continue to work through this pandemic, we are almost at the halfway point of the season.

With that said, let us turn our eyes to next April, as here is our latest 2021 NFL mock draft.

. Quarterback. New York Jets. Trevor Lawrence. 1. player. 30

No matter who is picking at No. 1 overall, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is going to be the pick, even if it is the New York Jets, who are the only winless team left in football. Lawrence is one of those quarterbacks that an organization would mortgage the future to get, and could prove to be big-time leverage for New York come draft time.

Now if the Jets were a good franchise, they would try to trade away this pick, especially if they feel Darnold is their guy. They could trade with a team like Jacksonville and get even more first round capital, as it is going to take a lot to turn this organization around.

Washington Commanders. Justin Fields. 2. player. 58. . Quarterback

The Washington Football Team has given up on Dwayne Haskins as their franchise quarterback, and has now turned to Kyle Allen to get them through the rest of their season. When it comes time to pick in 2021, they will likely be picking inside the top-5, and they need to get their future quarterback with the selection.

Justin Fields from Ohio State is not falling out of the top-5, and if the Washington Football Team is picking at No. 2, he has to be the selection. Sure, they could try and trade up into No. 1 to get Trevor Lawrence, but Fields is one heck of a consolation prize with the second overall pick.

31. . Linebacker. New York Giants. Micah Parsons. 3. player

The New York Giants have a lot of work to do in terms  of their roster, and that includes getting better on both sides of the ball. One glaring area where this team has lacked talent in recent years has been linebacker, and they could get the best player at that position group in this draft at pick No. 3.

Penn State’s Micah Parsons has decided to opt out of the 2020 college football season, so he will be fresh and ready to go when it comes time for the Combine. He is a talented linebacker who plays sideline to sideline, and on the Giants, he becomes their best linebacker in a very long time.