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Mock Draft Monday: The Carolina Panthers get their franchise quarterback : The 2021 NFL Draft will start with the excitement of a new set of NFL-caliber quarterbacks, followed by a strong set of skill players, and rounded out with a

The 2021 NFL Draft will start with the excitement of a new set of NFL-caliber quarterbacks, followed by a strong set of skill players, and rounded out with a series of players who could go anywhere between picks 20-to-50. That’s the beauty of the draft! Getting the cream of the crop at the top, then sorting out scheme fits and potential from then on. Let's take a look at how the first round of the draft could play out, in just 81 days from now.

By Jack Despeaux

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Final Accuracy Score:480 (793rd Place)

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