2021 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers give the nod to Justin Fields, Falcons gift Matt Ryan a generational weapon : 2021 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers give the nod to Justin Fields, Falcons give Matt Ryan a generational weapon
You can almost smell it. It's nearly here. The 2021 NFL Draft is only days away and all 32 teams have, at this point, finalized their big boards and are readying to pull their respective triggers on April 29 in Cleveland. There won't be any surprise with the No. 1 overall pick, but don't use a pen when writing down what you think will happen thereafter. For as is usually the case going into the draft, not everything you hear is true, and there are bound to be surprises here and there. In our latest first-round mock, that is precisely what occurred, and the early run on quarterbacks helped shape the remainder of the round -- as did what non-QBs got selected and where. Some teams walked away with a huge smile knowing their patience paid off in not striking a trade, while others were forced to think a bit harder after failing to find a partner to move up.