2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets get latest franchise QB

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Surtain II, Alabama Crimson Tide
Patrick Surtain II, Alabama Crimson Tide. (USA Today) /

4. player. 123. . Cornerback. Dallas Cowboys. Patrick Surtain II

The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the more surprising teams in all of football this season, as the loss of Dak Prescott derailed this season a long time ago. In his first season at the helm, Mike McCarthy could be sitting on the hot seat, which tells you just how bad this season has gone.

On defense, the Cowboys need help in the secondary, even with a solid young talent in Trevon Diggs at cornerback. Adding the most NFL-ready cornerback at pick No. 4 makes sense, as this is a premier position in the NFL and a deficiency for the Cowboys.

Wide Receiver. Los Angeles Chargers. Ja'Marr Chase. 5. player. 13.

The Los Angeles Chargers lost to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and have seen their record fall to 3-8 during quarterback Justin Herbert’s rookie season. While the record has been bad, his play has not, and he is definitely a player they can start to build this franchise around moving forward.

Now comes the time to add weapons around him, and put bodies in front of him, and they get the best wideout in the draft class in Ja’Marr Chase. This is a kid who can take the lid off a defense at any time, and in Los Angeles, he would be a perfect complement to Keenan Allen.

Micah Parsons. 6. player. 54. . Linebacker. Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have a serious problem when it comes to their quarterback, as Carson Wentz currently leads the NFL in interceptions. He looks nothing like the player who was in the running for an MVP only a few years ago, and his time as the answer in Philadelphia could be coming to an end.

On defense, the Eagles have issues on all three levels, and at linebacker, they would be getting a gem of a player in Micah Parson. This kid is the best defensive player in this draft class and would be an anchor for the Eagles defense for years to come.