Two-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers get Sam Darnold protection, Justin Fields falls to Broncos at No. 9 : Plus the Niners take Trey Lance and let him sit for a season and the Bears draft a Round 2 QB
Another trade means more clarity early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Sam Darnold is now a member of the Panthers, and Carolina needs to build around him in hopes of seeing the best version of the former No. 3 overall selection this season before he's making nearly $20 million on the fifth-year option in 2022. Because we have more clarity inside the top 10 now, let's push this mock out to two rounds. OK, let's get to it.