Cynthia Frelund 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: Analytics-based picks to maximize wins : In Cynthia Frelund's second NFL mock draft of the year, she uses her analytics-driven model to determine each team's best pick to maximize wins in 2021. Who will most help the 49ers at No. 3?
We knew we were in for an active start to NFL free agency, but it has been even more exciting than I anticipated -- and it likely isn't done surprising us yet. Add in some interesting pro days, and the picture of how the events of this spring will shape the 2021 regular season is starting to come into focus. That said, it seems like the right time to fire up my next mock with just under a month to go before the 2021 NFL Draft. And remember, my analytics-based mock is based solely on a contextual, data-driven model that aims to do one thing: maximize each team's potential to win as many games as possible in 2021, and only trades that have actually occurred are included. So, before you read any further, take note: