2021 NFL Mock Draft: Texans trade Deshaun Watson to Dolphins and go O-line, Panthers move up for QB : Three quarterbacks go in the top four picks as teams prove unafraid to make big trades
A lot has changed since my early 2021 NFL Mock Draft from May, but the one thing that has stayed the same for my first mock of 2021 is the guy in the No. 1 slot. I'm sure that my final mock before the 2021 NFL Draft this spring will look quite a bit different than this one too. All you need to know about this first attempt is that I'm basing these picks off what we know now and what I believe the teams need (or believe they need). Also, I try not to get too 'crazy' with my first mock, but there are a few trades in this one as teams move up to get quarterbacks. One thing I do not do in my mocks is go into the trade details, so if you're wondering what a particular team gave up to move up to the pick in question, the answer is always 'whatever it needed to.'