The 2020 NFL season will enter Week 15 on Thursday night and are we inch closer to the playoffs, the 2021 draft order is coming into focus.
With the 2020 NFL season moving into Week 15, teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack, including the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the AFC West this past Sunday. The New York Jets are still looking for their first win, and if the season ended tomorrow, they would be in line to win the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes.
Here is our latest 2021 NFL mock draft.
Quarterback, New York Jets
As we stated earlier, the consensus No. 1 overall pick next year is Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who will lead his team into the ACC title game against Notre Dame on Saturday. Lawrence has put together a decorated collegiate career, and many believe he is one of the better quarterback prospects we have seen in a long time.
Sitting at pick No. 1, the Jets ditch the Sam Darnold experiment and select Lawrence, who could be playing for a head coach not named Adam Gase. In Lawrence, the Jets try their hand with another franchise quarterback, hoping to get it right this time.
Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their losing ways on Sunday, and have since turned back to the second-year quarterback, Gardner Minshew II. Minshew will be looking to show the organization that he is the future at the position throughout the rest of the season, but there is no way they pass up on Justin Fields.
In any other draft year, Fields would likely be the No. 1 overall pick, but Lawrence comes into the league with a ton of hype. The Jaguars will need to retool their entire organization this offseason, and they start that process by adding the No. 2 quarterback in this draft class.
Offensive Tackle, Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals have their answer at quarterback in Joe Burrow, even if he won’t be back until later on in the 2021 NFL season. Burrow showed this year that he has what it takes to be an elite quarterback at the NFL level, now they have to do whatever they can to protect him.
That starts with the No. 3 overall pick, as they add Oregon star Penei Sewell to a position group that already has a former top pick in Jonah Williams. In Sewell, the Bengals get the consensus top offensive lineman in the draft class, giving the Bengals the talent they need to protect their No. 1 asset.