2021 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers go with Justin Fields, teams trade up for Trey Lance and Mac Jones : Will Brinson's only mock draft of 2021 features a surprise at No. 3
To paraphrase Neil Diamond -- I'm only going to do one mock, but I'm gonna do it good. There's a couple key things about this draft you need to understand. First, I have no idea why this is my first mock draft. I guess be glad you're spared me trading some random veteran quarterback in March. Second, everyone is understandably spending their time talking about No. 3 (more on that in a second) but this draft takes a swan dive around 12 or 13. This is why Atlanta can't trade out of No. 4. No one will pay the price to move up to get a quarterback. Part of the problem is Atlanta doesn't want to drop below 12 or so. Also, there's no one willing to pay to come up to the fourth pick relative to what Atlanta wants for the pick. They're probably going to stick there and take Kyle Pitts and they're probably going to look like geniuses for doing it. If you're not sure ... just draft Kyle Pitts.