Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and it was a fun ride. The Washington Football Team landed one of the top linebacker prospects in the draft in Jamin Davis while five quarterbacks went in the first round.
The Jacksonville Jaguars kept Clemson teammates Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne together while the Miami Dolphins reunited Tua Tagovailoa with Jaylen Waddle.
There were some surprising picks later in the first round, and even more surprising were some of the players that didn’t get selected. The good news is that Washington should have a shot to land some of these players, especially armed with the 51st pick.
Here’s a look at how Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft could go.
2021 NFL Mock Draft: Days 2 and 3, Picks 33-36
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State. The Jaguars brought back Cam Robinson on a franchise tag, but they could move on from him after this season. In the interest of protecting Trevor Lawrence, they’re going to have to invest in the offensive line.
Jenkins is a mauling tackle that plays hard and annihilates blockers. He’s probably best served playing on the right side, but it would be hard for the Jaguars to pass on his skill set at this stage in the draft.
34. New York Jets: RB Javonte Williams, North Carolina. The Jets are desperate for a running back to help power their offense. They need to build around Zach Wilson, so adding a guy like Williams to the fold may take some pressure off the first-year quarterback.
Williams ran for 1,140 yards and an impressive 19 touchdowns for the Tar Heels last year. He would pair well with La’Mical Perine and give the Jets a shot at fielding a solid offense early in Wilson’s career.
35. Atlanta Falcons: EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia. After adding Kyle Pitts to help build up their offensive attack, the Falcons can shift their attention to their beleaguered defense in hopes of adding talent on the back-end at corner or up front on the edge.
Ojulari fits the latter need. He led the SEC in sacks last year with 8.5 and while he may not have been a great fit for Atlanta’s old 3-4 scheme, Dean Pees’ versatile defensive front will find the best way to use him. As such, the local product makes sense as a complement to Dante Fowler Jr.
36. Miami Dolphins: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame. JOK is a player that the Dolphins could’ve considered with the 18th pick and nobody would’ve batted an eye. Now 18 picks later, he’s still available. Talk about a steal.
Owusu-Koramoah is an athletic hybrid playmaker that can do a variety of things on defense. His long-term home may be at linebacker, but he can play safety and rush the passer on the edge well. Brian Flores will find the best way to utilize him and could help Owusu-Koramoah learn how to play as a slightly undersized coverage linebacker that does a little bit of everything.