2021 NFL Mock Draft: Trades shakeup the first round

Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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The 2021 NFL Draft is one full of many different difference-makers that will improve many teams going forward.

The 2021 NFL Draft has already begun the shenanigan’s as the Dolphins made a trade with the 49ers. It saw the Dolphins trading back from the third overall selection (from the Houston Texans originally) to the San Francisco 49ers for pick 12, a 2021 3rd rounder, 2022 & 2023 first-round selections. That is a steep price to pay but the 49ers seem like they have their hearts set on selecting one of these premier quarterbacks in this draft class.

It seems that it will be for Justin Fields out of Ohio State but don’t be surprised if they go in another direction like Trey Lance out of North Dakota State. Shortly after this deal was announced, the Dolphins made another trade, and this time it was with the Philadelphia Eagles. The trade saw the Dolphins receiving the sixth overall pick, and a 2021 fifth-rounder while the Eagles received pick 12, 2021 fourth-rounder, and a 2022 first-round pick.

That is a lot of movement already and we could still see more coming up. This mock draft had some more trades occurring on the first night of the draft. Picks will be moved as teams seek their coveted prospects as some fall and franchises feel the need to go up and select that player. It will be interesting to see what happens going forward and throughout the draft.

This quarterback class will have many across the league clamoring to move up so they can select one. This will dictate a lot of the movement on the first day of the draft as these coveted players find out where their new homes will be for the coming years.