2021 NFL Mock Draft - Rich Cooling

2021 Rookie Mock Draft

2021 rookie mock draft

 

Mock drafts are a fantastic way of keeping up with trends and the values of the community. Today we are going to take a look at a 2021 rookie mock draft.

 

As people are getting excited ahead of the NFL draft. I wanted to take an early look at where people are valuing the rookies. This Mock was a 12 team Superflex PPR format.

 

1.01 – Trevor Lawrence

Possibly the chalkiest pick you will ever see. The “generational” rookie QB will likely be the 1.01 in the majority of Superflex rookie drafts.

1.02 – Zach Wilson

Perhaps the first curveball of the draft. Wilson vs Fields is an ongoing debate both in the NFL draft and Fantasy circles. Come May it could well end up following the NFL draft with the 2nd QB off the board mirroring the NFL draft.

 

1.03 – Justin Fields

As this is a Superflex format it’s not overly surprising that three QB’s are off the board in the first three picks. Fields behind Wilson is a little surprising but it seems to be the current trend.

 

1.04 – Ja’Marr Chase

The best non QB in the draft and the best WR prospect in the past few years Chase is incredible value here at the 1.04 but it’s hard to argue with anyone picked ahead.

 

1.05 – Najae Harris

When you’re getting the consensus RB1 with the 1.05 it’s hard not to be absolutely delighted! Just showing the star potential this class has yet again.

 

1.06 – Travis Etienne

Etienne is starting to fall across the dynasty landscape but he still has fantastic upside and potential with his 3 down capability.

 

1.07 – Kyle Pitts

I’ve talked all offseason about Kyle Pitts representing an incredible floor as a pick. The best TE prospect in 15 years and almost nailed on to be a top 15 pick he is likely to be a solid TE starter for years to come.

 

1.08 – Javonte Williams

Draft capital and landing spot will determine how high Williams’ rise could be. A bigger back he has fantastic potential to be a stud at the next level.

 

1.09 – Devonta Smith

The Heisman Trophy winner as a late first-round pick is eye-opening but with concerns about his size translating and the positional value of receiver pushing him down a playoff contender from 2020 will get richer if this is the case in rookie drafts in May.

 

1.10 – Rashod Bateman

My favourite player in the entire draft and my Wide Receiver 2 Bateman has incredible potential to be an absolute stud if he can translate his production to the next level.

 

1.11 – Trey Lance

With five Quarterbacks potentially going in the 1st round of the NFL draft, there will some Quarterbacks falling down the draft board. I believe Lance has the highest ceiling of any player in this draft. He is a huge risk but could handsomely pay off for the player willing to bite the bullet.

 

1.12 – Michael Carter

There is no doubting Carter’s talent and his ability to make splash plays but will he earn a workhorse role in the NFL and translate to a reliable starter at the next level? Only time will tell. Draft capital will be huge for Carter.

 

2.01 – Terrace Marshall

A big-bodied playmaker that flashed potential. Was his lack of production because he was sitting behind Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson or is he being hyped too high?

 

2.02 – Rondale Moore

One of the greatest freshman seasons ever without much else to show for his college career. Rondale Moore is certainly tantalizing but isn’t without risk.

 

2.03 – Jaylen Waddle

Some will think this is outrageous that Waddle felt this far. For me, I’m not touching him until the middle of the 2nd. Time will tell who is correct.

 

2.04 – Kadarius Toney

Personally, I’m always scared of athletic late breakouts who only produce when they’re older than their peers. Toney has been an offseason riser but this feels about his ceiling.

 

2.05 – Tylan Wallace

In most years Wallace could be a fringe 1st rounder but with the depth of this receiver class, anything higher than this feels like a reach.

 

2.06 – Jamar Jefferson

If you were just looking at highlights Jefferson maybe a mid 1st round pick. Showing some incredible potential will he settle into a featured role in the NFL.

 

2.07 – Amon-Ra St. Brown

A fantastic receiver but the biggest question is will he be limited to a pure slot role in the NFL. A solid prospect but not the ceiling of some other prospects.

 

2.08 – Mac Jones

If Jones goes in the top 10 come April this is going to seem silly and he could well sneak up into the 1st round of rookie drafts. However, personally, I’m quite happy when someone else selects Jones in the rookie draft.

 

2.09 – Kenneth Gainwell

Maybe the RB with the highest ceiling but also one of the lowest floors. Incredible versatility in the passing game but could be landing spot and draft capital dependant.

 

2.10 – Trey Sermon

If Sermon receives the draft capital this could be a steal but with his limited receiving work it caps his ceiling in fantasy.

 

2.11 – Elijah Moore

To me, this is absolute theft! A player that produces the way Moore did at a young age in the SEC that I can get at the end of the 2nd round! Yes, please!!!

 

2.12 – Javian Hawkins

A true boom-bust pick. Hawkins is electric and amazing in space. Will he be able to be used regularly at the next level? Or will he be resigned to a 3rd down role?

 

3.01 D’wayne Eskridge

3.02 Rhamondre Stevenson

3.03 Demetric Felton

3.04 Seth Williams

3.05 Tutu Atwell

3.06 Pat Freirmurth

3.07 Kylin Hill

3.08 Dyami Brown

3.09 Chubba Hubbard

3.10 Brevin Jordan

3.11 Tamorrian Terry

3.12 Kyle Trask

4.01 Sage Surratt

4.02 Jarret Patterson

4.03 Amari Rodgers

4.04 Kellen Mond

4.05 Kenny Yeboah

4.06 Nico Collins

4.07 Jamie Newman

4.08 Larry Rountree

4.09 Khalil Herbert

4.10 Hunter Long

4.11 Anthony Schwartz

4.12 Pooka Williams

 

I hope you enjoyed our early look at a 2021 rookie mock draft. I will be back pre-draft with another to see where players values are moving.

 

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