2021 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 : With Jimmy G's lack of durability holding San Francisco back, GM John Lynch engineers a career-defining trade to No. 3.
In our initial mock draft for FOX Sports, we anticipated that Miami would trade out of the third spot to allow some aggressive team to take a quarterback. That is precisely what occurred. In a subsequent move, Miami traded back up to No. 6 overall with Philadelphia, assuring that the Dolphins are in an excellent position to get the No. 1 receiver last year’s top pick – quarterback Tua Tagovailoa - needs to take the next step. The talent available is obvious and clearly slanted toward offense. This year’s quarterback class is one of the best I’ve seen in 20-plus years in the business, and the draft will likely kick off with a run on the most important position in sports. The talent is very nearly as good at wide receiver and on the offensive line. There are gaps on the defensive side of the ball – namely along the line of scrimmage – but strong classes at off-ball linebacker and defensive back will mean these positions are featured throughout the first three rounds of the draft.