2021 NFL Mock Draft: Washington Football Team lands their franchise QB

Alabama QB Mac Jones. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alabama QB Mac Jones. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Michigan OT Jalen Mayfield. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Michigan OT Jalen Mayfield. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

46. . Offensive Tackle. Indianapolis Colts. Jalen Mayfield. 21. player

Indianapolis just acquired Carson Wentz from Philly and the plan is for him to be the man under center there for the foreseeable future. In order for that to happen they need to protect him better than the Eagles did. W

ith Anthony Castonzo retiring back in January, OT becomes one of the bigger needs on this team. Mayfield has the tools to grow and flip sides to slide in at left tackle. Or, he could be pushed inside to guard. Either way, he bolsters this offensive line and helps protect Wentz.

Tennessee Titans. Azeez Ojulari. 22. player. 35. . Edge

Tennessee is a team knocking on the door of a title run. One thing they could use to kick the door down is a devastating front 7.

We’ve seen the 49ers and Washington Football Team exceed expectations with dominating defenses, and the Buccaneers just shut down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs en route to a Super Bowl victory back in February.

Ojulari provides versatility to the Titans defense, he can put his hand in the dirt and get after the QB or he can play off the ball and assist in coverage and in the run game. Tennessee gets athleticism and a player in Ojulari who can continue to grow his game and become a Swiss army knife for that defense.

30. . Cornerback. New York Jets. Jaycee Horn. 23. player

The Jets picked up an extra first rounder from Seattle in exchange for safety Jamal Adams, and they will use it to try and rebuild the secondary starting with Horn. The former Gamecock corner has length and is a physical defender.

In a division that houses Stefon Diggs, and potential another playmaking wideout, depending on what Miami does, the Jets need to have someone on the outside who can try to limit the damage those wideouts can do. Horn will become the building one of the building blocks for the Jets rebuild.

55. . Offensive Tackle. Pittsburgh Steelers. Samuel Cosmi. 24. player

For the first time in what seems like two decades, the Steelers are closer to a rebuild than a title. That feels weird to say seeing as they started the 2020 season with 11 straight wins before crumbling down the stretch.

Their regression is, in part, due to the decline of Ben Roethlisberger and partially due to being in salary cap hell, making it difficult to bring in solid players via free agency. With Maurkice Pouncey calling it quits and Alejandro Villanueva headed for free agency, the Steelers will need to start rebuilding their offensive line and Cosmi is a solid start.

52. . Wide Receiver . Jacksonville Jaguars. Kadarius Toney . 25. player

Jacksonville could go a number of ways with their second first round pick but I think the best route is to give Lawrence all the tools he needs to succeed right away. Adding a playmaker like Toney to the offense could allow Lawrence to carry the Jaguars while they continue working on rebuilding a defense that was close to elite only a handful of years ago through free agency and the remainder of the draft.