Complete 7-round mock draft: Predicting every 2021 draft selection
By Andrew Falce
Draft picks 13-16:
13) Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Like the Giants, the Chargers need to better protect their quarterback. Besides Sewell, there may not be a better tackle prospect than Darrisaw. The Chargers can pencil him in at either side of their line.
14) Minnesota Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
The run-on lineman continues, as the Vikings take the next best interior option in Vera-Tucker. While he could move to tackle if need be, he seems like a perfect guard prospect. Plug and play, Vera-Tucker would instant improve the blocking unit for the Vikings.
15) New England Patriots: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio St.
Reports are that the Patriots are extremely high on Fields, and with their need for a quarterback being pretty obvious, this move makes sense. Fields seems set to fall a little on draft day, but the Patriots would be happy to end his fall.
16) Arizona Cardinals: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
Reports are that Kyler Murray wants a receiver, but the lack of cornerback talent is apparent on the Cardinals. With the receiver class being so deep, the Cardinals would be wise to prioritize corner. Luckily for them, Newsome falls right into their lap as one of the more complete corner options in this draft.