2021 3-round NFL mock draft: Washington Football Team adds a QB

Kentucky LB Jamin Davis. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 17: Guard Alijah Vera-Tucker #75 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 17: Guard Alijah Vera-Tucker #75 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) /

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Clemson RB Travis Etienne

Now that the Jaguars have their quarterback, it’s time to keep adding to his arsenal. Travis Etienne is an explosive, elusive back who projects as a very good compliment for James Robinson in the backfield. He’s also trending upward as a receiving threat, and has the burst to translate.

34. New York Jets: USC OL Alijah Vera-Tucker

Alijah Vera-Tucker shouldn’t be available at this point, but with how top-heavy this offensive tackle class is, someone is going to fall farther than they should. The Jets are the beneficiaries here, as Vera-Tucker is a massive, athletic, and well-leveraged blocker with the versatility to start at tackle or guard. He’s good enough to be a Round 1 option for the Washington Football Team.

35. Baltimore Ravens (via ATL): Miami EDGE Jaelan Phillips

The Ravens traded down from No. 31 overall after seeing that several quality options at EDGE were left on the board. Now, at No. 35 overall, they can take Jaelan Phillips without reservations. I don’t love Phillips as a run defender, but as a pass rusher, he has the athleticism and hand precision to be a force.

36. Miami Dolphins: North Carolina RB Javonte Williams

The Dolphins missed out on Najee Harris and Travis Etienne, but Javonte Williams is in that same tier, and he might ultimately provide the best value for Miami. Williams is a stout runner with good power and otherworldly run-after-contact ability, but he’s also explosive, elusive, and quick to identify cutback lanes. He’s a workhorse on day one.

37. Philadelphia Eagles: LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr.

On one hand, wide receiver is the Eagles’ top need, so it feels weird to see them pass on it at No. 12 overall. On the other hand, this is the kind of value they can get at No. 37. There’s no guarantee that Terrace Marshall Jr. is here on draft day, but if he is, he gives the Eagles a tantalizing size-speed combination, with a 4.4 at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds.

38. Cincinnati Bengals: Northern Iowa OT Spencer Brown

Spencer Brown is a potential candidate to sneak into Round 1 after his insane pro day testing performance. Brown tested as the best athlete all-time at the offensive tackle position, and someone is going to draft him before he’s expected to go off the board. It’s a risky proposition for the Bengals, but Brown’s physical traits are second to none.

39. Carolina Panthers: TCU S Trevon Moehrig

After letting go of Tre Boston, the Carolina Panthers need another free safety in their defense. Trevon Moehrig would be a good compliment to Jeremy Chinn. He’s not quite the coverage player Boston is at this point, but Moehrig flashes plenty of range and proactivity, and he also has the density to come into the box and make plays against the run.

40. Denver Broncos: Georgia EDGE Azeez Ojulari

This is a massive win for the Broncos. They addressed their need on the edge somewhat with Micah Parsons, but Azeez Ojulari is a player who can fill that need on every given down. Ojulari is on the small side at 6-foot-2, 249 pounds. However, he has impressive burst and proportional length, and he also has enough bend to reduce his surface area and slip around tackles.