2021 NFL mock draft: Deshaun Watson trade causes QB chaos

Trey Lance North Dakota State Bison (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
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Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

This is obvious as Lawrence is the best prospect in this draft class. Hopefully, he can turn that franchise around.

2. TRADE: Houston receives picks 2, 23, 2022 1st rounder, 2023 1st rounder, Jets receive Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

Hello, here is the big trade! Watson goes to the big apple where he reportedly wants to go, The Texans do not want to trade him but it seems like they have little to no leverage. They will probably have to deal their franchise quarterback away but they get a slew of future picks.

With the second overall choice, they select the replacement for Watson with Wilson. He is a great prospect who has the most potential out of all the other players coming out in his position group. The Texans need to start rebuilding now. This is the biggest prediction in this mock draft.

3. Miami Dolphins: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Tua Tagovailoa will be their starting quarterback for this season unless they decide to bring back Ryan Fitzpatrick. Since Laremy Tunsil was traded away the Dolphins have not found an answer at the Left Tackle position, they do here with Sewell.

4. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

Matt Ryan is still there but bringing in someone to replace him seems like a wise decision. The Falcons have had no success since blowing that lead in the Super Bowl so change needs to happen.

5. TRADE: Carolina receives pick 5, Cincinnati receives picks 8,73, and a 2022 5th

Carolina Panthers: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

The Panthers need a quarterback but this is a great place for Lance. He does not need to start instantly as Bridgewater is still there. Lance is raw but is one of the most athletic in the class.

6. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Zach Ertz will likely be a cap casualty so a replacement is found here with Pitts. He might even be an upgrade as he could help make the offense more impactful.

7. Detroit Lions: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Parsons is the best overall linebacker in this class. His size and speed ratio are off the charts and it will impress many. The biggest knock will be him opting out of this past season but his skills are there for this terrible defense.

8. Cincinnati Bengals: Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern

Slater is the most versatile offensive lineman in the draft. The Bengals need to protect Joe Burrow at all costs and getting Slater here is a great value. He can play anywhere they want him to and that is a great asset for any NFL team.