2021 NFL mock draft: Patriots strike deal with Giants and move up for Trey Lance, Bucs stop top talent's fall : New England shakes things up outside of the top 10
We're closing in on the 2021 NFL Draft, which officially kicks off on April 29. As we await Roger Goodell stepping onto the podium and putting the Jacksonville Jaguars on the clock with that No. 1 overall pick, why not take a stab at what may be in store for us? The powers that be here at CBS Sports asked for a mock draft from yours truly and -- being the company man I am -- I delivered. By now, we all have a good sense of what's to come in the top few selections, but things can go off the rails rather quickly after that. In this mock, I have just one trade going down on draft night, which involves Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots jumping up a few spots to bring in a quarterback they can develop behind Cam Newton. However, that deal comes outside of the top 10, where four other quarterbacks had already come off the board.