Colin Cowherd: “This is not what I THINK will happen, it’s what I would do if I were the general of each team, and I’ll explain my way of thinking as we go through.”
Watch Colin Cowherd drop his new 2021 NFL Mock Draft for picks 1-10, as Colin makes each pick as if he were the general manager of each team.
1. Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence
“This is the easiest pick, Trevor Lawrence. Great player and Urban Meyer has a history of developing offensive talent. They also have some nice pieces on the perimeter. Their offensive line needs help, but the side of the ball Urban is great at is offense. Lean into your strengths and get your star quarterback with southern roots. This is an easy one.
2. Jets – Justin Fields
“He has eights wins against top 20 opponents. He has been on the big stage and Zach Wilson has not. Zach Wilson is a small-town kid. I think Justin Fields has faced the best competition, he's often been the best player on the field, he's been in big championship games, and this is a situation where I need this guy to come in and just play. Zach Wilson, from small-town Utah, to BYU; his best year at BYU was this year when they played their weakest schedule because of the pandemic. I would take Justin Fields."
3. 49ers – Trey Lance
“I would not have traded up if I were San Francisco and given all those picks up, but since they're here, I would draft Trey Lance. Why? Because I think he has the most talent but is not quite ready to play, and so I would sit him for a year behind Jimmy Garoppolo. Kyle Shanahan has had one quarterback who is a dual threat; RGIII who won Rookie of the Year. Sit behind Garoppolo, this is a run-centric offense, heavy lean on the tight end, and it's very quarterback friendly. This kid's ceiling is forever. It's a roofless house forever. Let him sit for a year and come in comfortably. I wouldn't have traded all these picks, but this is who I would take. I'm not trading all those picks to get a guy in Mac Jones with the lowest ceiling."
For picks 4-10 check out the FULL video above.