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WWJD #34: 2021 FSM NFL Mock Draft



It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” – Andy Williams


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No, it isn’t Christmas; well, technically, it isn’t, but for me and just about every NFL fan, it is! It’s NFL DRAFT DAY! I used to say it was the NFL’s birthday present to me since it used to fall on my birthday weekend, but now it is a 3-day extravaganza that hundreds of thousands of people tune in for. Unlike last year, when we were at the beginning of a global pandemic, and the NFL canceled the Draft, which was supposed to take place here in Las Vegas, fans will be able to attend this year’s NFL Draft taking place in Cleveland Ohio.

In today’s WWJD, I enlisted the help of my good friend and FSM Las Vegas Raiders reporter, CJ Baldwin, also known as “The Raiders Realist.” CJ is as well versed in the draft as anyone I know, and we did the FSM Mock Draft.

There were only two rules for The FSM Mock Draft:

1. We rotate picks

2. There would be no trades.

CJ took the odd number picks, and I had the even number picks. We used our own “big boards,” and each had our own version of how to draft. CJ used who he would draft for each team while I drafted based on information I have learned and who I felt was the best player available. Somehow, CJ got to pick for the Raiders, but as a punishment from the football gods, he also had to pick for the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers.

So without further ado, here is the 2021 FSM Mock Draft.


Welcome to the FSM 2021 NFL Mock Draft:


1) Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson

2) New York JetsZach Wilson – QB – BYU

3) San Francisco 49ers (from HOU through MIA)- Justin Fields – QB – Ohio St.

4) Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts – TE- Florida

5) Cincinnati BengalsPenei Sewell – OL – Oregon

6) Miami Dolphins (from PHI) – Ja’Marr Chase – WR – LSU

7) Detroit LionsJaylen Waddle – WR – Alabama

8) Carolina Panthers – Devonte Smith – WR – Alabama

9) Denver BroncosTrey Lance – QB – North Dakota St.

10) Dallas CowboysPatrick Surtain II – CB – Alabama

11) New York GiantsJaycee Horn – CB – South Carolina

12) Philadelphia Eagles (from SF through MIA) – Rashawn Slater – OT – Northwestern

13) Los Angeles ChargersMicah Parsons – LB – Penn St.

14) Minnesota VikingsChristian Darrisaw – OT – Va Tech

15) New England PatriotsMac Jones – QB – Alabama

16) Arizona CardinalsCraig Newsome II – CB – Northwestern

17) Las Vegas RaidersJeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – LB – Notre Dame

18) Miami DolphinsTravis Etienne – RB – Clemson

19) Washington Football TeamAlijah Vera-Tucker – OG – USC

20) Chicago Bears Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB – Syracuse

21) Indianapolis ColtsJaelan Phillips DE – Miami

22) Tennessee TitansAsante Samuel Jr. – CB – Florida St.

23) New York Jets (from SEA) – Azeez Ojulari – DE – Georgia

24) Pittsburgh SteelersNajee Harris – RB – Alabama

25) Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) – Christain Baramore – DT – Alabama

26) Cleveland BrownsTrevon Moehrig – S – TCU

27) Baltimore RavensTeven Jenkins – OT – Oklahoma St.

28) New Orleans SaintsLevi Onwuzurike – DT – Washington

29) Green Bay PackersRashod Batemen – WR – Minnesota

30) Buffalo BillsTerrence Marshall Jr. – WR – LSU

31) Baltimore Ravens (from KC) – Jackson Carman – OL – Clemson

32) Tampa Bay BuccaneersKwity Paye – DE – Michigan


I know there are picks some won’t agree with, and “how did such and such get left off of round 1?” Well, just like any draft, there are surprises, and we both think that will be the case in the 2021 Draft. Will the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Will Deshaun Watson (finally) get traded away from Houston? Who will be the surprise pick in round 1? Who will reach, and who will let the board fall to them and make out like a bandit? We’ll find out later today, but until then, please feel free to comment on this mock draft in the comment section to interact with me or CJ on Twitter (@JoeArrigo & @Raiders_Realist).



The NFL Draft is upon us. Please join me, TQ, CJ and the FSM staff tonight as we broadcast our 2nd annual draft show right here on Franchise Sports Media, and all four of our FSM platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, and Twitch). We start an hour before the draft and will stay on after to breakdown the day’s picks. Just go to our social media sites (@TheFranchiseLV on all 4) if you aren’t going to watch The FSM NFL Draft Show on the FSM site.




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