The Homeless Guy's NFL 2021 Mock Draft - Year 2 Pandemic Edition with 7 rounds of Cleveland Browns Picks!

 The homeless guy's 2021 mock draft is in!  This mock has a blockbuster trade involving the Patriots and Browns.  Read on!

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars 2021 NFL Mock Draft Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson 
    The United Kingdom's team is on the clock.  Heck, Urban Meyer made this draft pick even before he accepted the Jaguars head coaching job.  The consensus "can't miss" quarterback prospect threw five interceptions in his last six games and gave his best impression of "footsteps Falco" when the pressure got ratcheted up last season in the Sugar Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. But he's tall, gifted and everyone's been singing his praises for the last three years.   Always one step ahead of the game Meyer has his doctor's excuse written in case he needs to bail, though.

      Time for the Jags to experience some sunshine!
  2. New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB
    Always question the guy whose stock significantly rises only after all the games have been played.   Carson Wentz ring a bell?  Zach Wilson is the guy that if you squint at just right after a few lines and several shots of JÄGERMEISTER you can convince yourself to see Patrick Mahommes.  Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.   What? You say that wasn't really Einstein who said that?   Well, then maybe this will work -- J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets! 

  3. San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers: Justin Fields, QB
    If I am a quarterback in this draft I pray that I am drafted third!  Shanahan created an offense where RGIII won rookie of the year.   He schemed success for guys named Shaub, Hoyer and Cousins.   He convinced the world that Matt Ryan was the most valuable player of the entire NFL one season.   No kidding!   That happened.  Shanny's team reached the Superbowl just two years ago with Jimmy Grapes pulling the trigger.  People might even forget that this team is sneaky stacked and just ran into a buzz saw of injuries last year.   But who does Shanny want?   He's had Mac Jones over and over, only by different names.   He's too smart not to understand that whatever Trey Lance did in the Northern Plains he did because the team he's playing on is head and shoulders above its competition.   It's Justin "Strawberry" Fields forever, baby!  It always was.  He had Shanny at O-H.  Mike Lombardi be damned! 

  4. Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE
    Because the 'Niners were not stupid enough to take Lance or Mac Jones, both quarterbacks that the Falcons considered drafting are off the board.  Instead of gambling a pick here on a quarterback for gambling sake, the Falcons look to trade down to start gathering picks to get their franchise quarterback in a subsequent draft.   Finding no takers at the value they are looking to get, they land their new Tony Gonzales to be the best friend of whatever quarterback they happen to have under center for the next 10-12 years.

  5. Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell, OT
    The Bengals decide they should probably do something to try to keep Burrow upright this season.

  6. Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins: Devonta Smith, WR
    Who cares that he is built like a Twizzler?  Dude can flat out ball!   The best wide receiver in the draft gets picked first.  South Beach takes his talents and says "Thank you very much!"

  7. Detroit Lions Detroit Lions: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU 
    Were you thinking quarterback?  Jared Goff was a #1 overall pick and it is not a stretch to think he's still a might better than Trey Lance or Mac Jones who seem more like third round talents that likely will be drafted in the first round only because of the positions they play.  With Golladay and Marvin Jones waiving bye-bye in free agency, a new receiver seems the right choice.  Chase is a good one.

  8. Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers: Jaylen Waddle, WR
    The run on receivers continues.  The Panthers add a downfield threat for Darnold.  Look out -- this escaping from New York to re-settle in the South might just become a thing.

  9. Denver Broncos Denver Broncos: Trey Lance, QB
    The Broncos stay pat and get a quarterback.   When Fields went off the board the Broncos were not going to move up for Lance, but feel its worth the risk when a multi-tooled quarterback falls in their lap.   Lance is lucky enough to join a talented team whose present quarterback was only strategically-placed "A", "N" and "U" away from being a generational talent.

  10. Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II, CB
    The 'Boys take a chip off the old block that is Dolphins former star cornerback Patrick Surtain.  Well, more than a chip, actually. Deuce stands 6-foot-2 and can play a little himself. 

  11. New York Giants New York Giants: Carlos Basham, Jr, EDGE 
    The Giants make a bold move toward making a very good defense dominant.   The era of CBJ in New York can now begin. 

  12. Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles: Micah Parsons, LB
    The Eagles have a blue-chip player fall into their lap.   Willing to look past some of his off-field issues, the Eagles take the best player available. 

  13. Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers: Christian Darrisaw, OT
    Why?  Because this is what teams do the year after they draft their franchise quarterback, stupid.  

  14. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT
    It's a fat guy party.  Vikings draft for need.

  15.  Cleveland Browns: Jaycee Horn, CB (trade scenario)
    Belichick loves second round picks and the Browns have their heart set on Horn to battle oft-injured and under-achieving Greedy Williams for the final starting spot in their vastly-improved secondary.  The Browns trade their #26 pick, their second round pick (#59), and their fourth round pick (#132) to the Patriots and the Browns move up 11 picks and add the Patriots' third round pick (#96).    Horn has NFL bloodlines (son of legendary receiver Joe Horn), size (6'1") and the goods to battle bigger receivers in man-to-man coverage.  He also has an off-the-charts RAS score of 9.99 (out of 10). The Browns trade to #15 to beat the Cardinals to the punch on Horn.  The Patriots take a hard pass on Mac Jones in favor of bringing back Jimmy Grapes in a low-cost trade.  There could be more late round compensation going the Patriots way in such a trade.  There are only a few position groups where rookies from this class are guaranteed to make the Browns team and corner should be a priority.

  16. Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals: Zaven Collins, DE/OLB 
    The Cardinals land a versatile linebacker who can rush the passer and play the middle of the field and are okay with it.  

  1.  Las Vegas Raiders: Alex Leatherwood, OT/G
    The Raiders also draft for a need.

  2.  Miami Dolphins: Kwity Paye, DE/DT
    The Dolphins go after a versatile defensive lineman with their second first-round pick.

  3. Washington Football Team: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB
    The Football Team goes all in on building an elite-level defense.  Now to work on that team name.

  4.  Chicago Bears: Caleb Farley, CB 
    The Bears are not taking Mac Jones in the first round.   They have the seasoned version of him in Andy Dalton.   

  5.  Indianapolis Colts: Jackson Carman, OT 
    Colts draft a replacement for Anthony Castonzo and consult Elon Musk about designing a helmet-shaped interface for Carson Wentz's brain that will allow him to process information at a rate on par with dial-up Internet.

  6.  Tennessee Titans: Jaelan Phillips, DE/OLB 
    Titans add a bookend for Bud Dupree.

  7.  New York Jets: Rashawn Slater, OT/G/C,
    The Jets go QB/Offensive Lineman route in the first round.

  8.  Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris, RB
    Both the Ravens and Browns have three running backs on their roster that are all better than anything the Steelers can presently put on the field, and the Steelers know it.   Wanting to get back to some semblance of a ground game, the Steelers are not afraid to make what some teams would classify as a positional reach.   

  9.  Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, S  
    Jaguars go to work on fixing their secondary. 

  10.  New England Patriots: Tyson Campbell, CB
    Patriots trade down and land the cornerback they wanted all along.  A big corner with play-making ability.  Nobody is better at teaching the position.

  11.  Baltimore Ravens: Teven Jenkins 
    After trading Son of Zeus (Orlando Brown, Jr.) the Ravens draft his replacement in training.

  12.  New Orleans Saints: Christian Barmore, DT 
    The Saints deal with life after Brees by trying to sure up the defense.  

  13.  Green Bay Packers: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR 
    Rogers needs some toys to play with when he's not hosting Jeopardy! or inspiring some Hollywood starlet or female celebrity to tweet out cryptic digs.

  14.  Buffalo Bills: Jayson Oweh, DE
    The road to the 2021-2022 AFC title goes through the Chiefs' offensive tackles.  Anything less is a disappointment for the new AFC East Juggernaut.

  15.  Baltimore Ravens: Azeez Ojulari, DE/OLB
    WTF! Do the rat birds really get two picks in the first round? They flipped a third round pick (Orlando Brown) to get here.  A third-round pick that Baltimore made (along with Mark Andrews) after John Dorsey drafted the plodding storm -- Chad Thomas.  You'd think that "the Dorse" would have had a decent book on Brown and Andrews after personally scouting Mayfield so many times.  The Ravens draft Ojulari and his high up-side because good teams never have enough pass rushers now, can they?

  16.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gregory Rousseau, DE
    A team that has everything adds a pass rusher in waiting to learn the ropes from Jason Pierre-Paul . . . after attending mandatory fireworks safety school, that is. 
Later Rounds and No Trade Scenario:

  26.Cleveland Browns: Christian Barmore, DE/DT (if no trade)
          Sheldon Richardson's long-term replacement.  RAS = 8.22

    59.Cleveland Browns: Kadarius Toney, WR (if no trade)
          Cleveland begins to look to the future with too much cap space tied up in two receivers.  Toney is a similar player to Landry at 5'11" and becomes a running back with the ball in his hands.   He can play outside or inside and has sub 4.4 speed.  RAS = 9.0.
        Alternative selection: If Barmore was not available at 26, the Browns pick here could be Daviyon Nixon, DT.  A run stuffer who can also get after the QB to replace Sheldon Richardson (or compliment him if Richardson is re-signed on a short-term deal). RAS = 8.38

    89.Cleveland Browns: Asante Samuel Jr., CB
          Love those bloodlines!  NFL teams need depth at corner and both Ward and Williams have not shown a great deal of durability.    A smaller corner, like Ward (5'10", 184 lbs), Samuel Jr. excels in man coverage and has no fear of bringing ball carriers to the ground.  RAS = 7.46
    Alternative selection: Baron Browning, LB.  A physically-gifted linebacker.  With a superior RAS of 9.98, Browning is a better athlete than player at this point.   To be honest, however, I thought the same thing when Ryan Shazier entered the NFL draft.  If Browning can turn the corner in his pro career to maximize his gifts he could be a perennial Pro Bowler.  Browning could be long gone if a team's GM falls in love with his potential.   

    91.Cleveland Browns: Dyami Brown, WR
          This pick follows the trade scenario with the Patriots and assumes that the Browns have not already drafted Toney in the second round.    Brown is a deep threat who averaged 20 yards a reception at North Carolina.  He has adequate NFL size (6'0", 195) and a good RAS (83.8).   Brown has good hands but occasionally suffered from concentration lapses in college.
        Alternative selection (no trade scenario): Payton Turner, DE. Big (6'6", 268, 35' arms), strong, productive edge defender out of Houston who will set the edge and push the pocket.  Has the size/versatility to play inside as well as outside and a good first step.  Turner posts an impressive RAS of 9.74.  A piece of clay ready to be molded.  In order to land Payton, the Browns would likely need to trade up from this position and might even need to use their second round selection.

      96.Cleveland Browns:  Spencer Brown, OT
          Browns look to add depth along the offensive line.  Brown is a massive (6'9", 320 lb) man with amazing athleticism.   His RAS is a perfect 10.   He opted out in 2020 and struggled at the Senior Bowl.   The Browns have the best offensive line coach in NFL history to coach him up.
     Alternative selection: Shaun Wade, S.   A Buckeye to consider here is Shaun Wade, who has to regret opting back in to play the 2020 season.   While Wade was exposed as an outside corner, he has proven he can effectively cover the slot.   Wade's NFL position is likely free safety.  He has the size at 6'1", 198 and is a very good tackler.  He too has an impressive RAS of 9.60 and will turn out to be a steal in the third or fourth round were he is projected to be drafted after making the position change.

    110.Cleveland Browns:  Dayo Odeyingbo, DE/DT
          Big (6'6", 278), versatile defensive lineman with the physical ability to bloom into a defensive weapon.  Will need to add strength and improve technique to reach his potential.  If  he is available here because he suffered and Achilles injury and likely will not be ready to start the season.   He likely begins the season on the IR and, in effect, becomes a 2022 selection.  That's a good thing for a team who has more draft picks than players who can possibly make the team.

   132.Cleveland Browns:  JaCoby Stevens, LB/S (no trade)
          Just too good to pass up at this spot, Stevens is a tweener who excels playing in the box and has the size and speed to cover tight ends.  Could be a useful player in Joe Woods' scheme and serve as insurance for how Delpit recovers from his Achilles injury.  At worst a versatile position upgrade over Sheldrick Redwine. RAS = 7.85.
    Alternative selection (if Wade or another safety is drafted earlier):  Jordan Smith, Edge.  Smith is a big (6'7" 255 lb), developmental pass rusher who needs to improve his functional strength and hand-fighting technique.  Good small school production.  Some character concerns lurk in his past.  Also a surprisingly sub-standard RAS for a guy who looks much more athletic on the field than his numbers would indicate (2.97).  A project.

   159.Cleveland Browns:  Jalen Camp, WR
          Camp is a freak with a RAS score of 9.75.  He's 6'2" and weighs 225 pounds.  He ran a limited route tree at Georgia Tech and will need time to develop.    A very good blocker who could participate on special teams right away.
    Alternative selection: Cornell Powell, WR.  Tough, smart, accountable?  That's Powell, who flashes good NFL measurables (6'1", 205)  Powell has NFL-adequate speed and burst and run-after-the-catch ability.  He was a later bloomer who saved his best for last, being the sole bright spot in the Tigers' loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.  A guy who can contribute on special teams and compete for a roster spot.  RAS = 7.58  

    211.Cleveland Browns: Luke Farrell, TE
          An all-around tight end the Browns can draft and develop to replace either Njoku or Hooper in 2022.  Stefanski loves his three tight end sets.  The Browns say they like Steve Carlson, but more competition is always a good thing.   If Hooper does not step up his game next season, moving on from his salary might be necessary to sound cap management.  Ohio State does not use its tight ends in the passing game and never really has, so college production is not a fair barometer,  Farrell is an adequate blocker with soft hands and an impressive RAS of  8.63.

    257.Cleveland Browns: Riley Cole, LB,
          The Browns throw a dart and it lands on the athletic small school linebacker from Southern Alabama to bring into camp for a look.  RAS = 8.07

Trade Scenario:

1.    Jaycee Horn, CB
3.    Asante Samuel Jr., CB
       Dyami Brown, WR
       Spencer Brown, OT 
4.    Dayo Odeyingbo, DE/DT
5.    Jalen Camp, WR
6.    Luke Farrell, TE
7.    Riley Cole, LB

No Trade Scenario:

1.    Christian Barmore, DE/DT
2.    Kadarius Toney, WR
3.    Asante Samuel Jr., CB
       Payton Turner, DE
4.    Dayo Odeyingbo, DE/DT
       JaCoby Stevens, LB/S
5.    Jalen Camp, WR
6.    Luke Farrell, TE
7.    Riley Cole, LB
The Homeless Guy's NFL 2021 Mock Draft - Year 2 Pandemic Edition with 7 rounds of Cleveland Browns Picks! The Homeless Guy's NFL 2021 Mock Draft - Year 2 Pandemic Edition with 7 rounds of Cleveland Browns Picks! Reviewed by AT Dawgger on 3:13 PM Rating: 5

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