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2021 Rookie Mock Draft: Part 2

If you happened to miss Part 1 of the 2021 Rookie Mock Draft, check it out here:

Without further ado, here’s Part 2:

21 – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida (6’0/193 lbs)

Toney has seen his stock skyrocket since the beginning of college football season. While Kyle Trask deserves some credit for this, Toney has proved himself a versatile weapon equipped with exceptional speed. He’s also shown a significant improvement in his route running and NFL scouts have taken notice.

22 – Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (6’1/195 lbs)

St. Brown is a good athlete with plus agility, acceleration and the ability to create extra yards after the catch. He has great balance and elusiveness, and will profile as a slot receiver in the NFL. He’ll need to continue to improve his run blocking and strength to boost his outlook.

23 – Zamir White, RB, Georgia (6’0/215 lbs)

White has had a mixed start to the 2020 NCAA season but has shown that he can be a future NFL player if he stays healthy (2 ACL tears). He’s an athletic, physical runner who can get downhill in a hurry and fights for extra yards. He would benefit from more refinement in the passing game, but he’s also not a zero in that area. 

24 – Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (6’3/245 lbs)

At this point the third TE in the class, Jordan has the tools to make it happen in the NFL. He’s a smooth, natural receiver who thrives in RAC situations. Jordan has also shown capable route running and excellent athleticism for the position. Consistency and blocking are some of his biggest questions right now.

25 – Javonte Williams, RB, UNC (5’10/220 lbs)

Williams has put scouts on notice this season as he racks up massive numbers at UNC. He’s a strong, physical back with sneaky acceleration, and the ability to pass protect. Furthermore, he’s shown exceptional decisiveness and elusivensss this season. Williams will benefit considerably if he’s able to develop more as a pass-catcher and route runner. Keep your eyes on him.

26 – Nico Collins, WR, Michigan (6’4/222 lbs)

Collins is yet another big receiver in this class. He’s shown a natural ability to make plays downfield and has no problem in contested situations. His size and strength enable him to thrive against press coverage, and he’ll absolutely be a factor around the goal line. Not returning for 2020 leaves question marks surrounding his versatility and ability to consistently separate.

27 – Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston (6’0/190 lbs)

Fast, fast, fast. Stevenson goes from 0-100 in a hurry and is a big play waiting to happen. However, Stevenson has run a somewhat limited route tree at Houston and needs to get stronger to succeed and stay healthy in the NFL.

28 – Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville (5’9/165 lbs)

Atwell is on the smaller side but uses his elite quickness and speed to make plays. He’s without question one of the fastest receivers in college football. The concerns as to whether Atwell can win on the outside and run a more diverse route tree than he has at Louisville are legitimate.

29 – Kennedy Brooks, RB, Oklahoma (5’11/214 lbs)

Brooks is another back who would have been nice to watch in 2020 prior to opting out. As a runner, Brooks is smooth, tough, powerful and patient. Moreover, he has minimal wear on his tires, handling under 300 touches during his time at Oklahoma. He’ll benefit from improving in pass protection and as a receiver out of the backfield.

30 – Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn (6’0/179 lbs)

Schwartz is with near certainty the fastest receiver in this draft class. We thought Ruggs was fast; Schwartz has a legitimate shot at challenging the all-time 40-yard record at the combine this year. He can score any time he has the ball in his hands. Schwartz will need to work on refining his game and route running to reach his potential.

31 – Max Borghi, RB, Washington State (5’10/198 lbs)

Borghi is one of the more polarizing RB prospects in this year’s draft class and could see a significant move in his stock either way over the coming months. His strengths are highlighted by his superb pass-catching ability as he’s one of (if not) the best receiving back in this class. On the other hand, he lacks the elusiveness and power that NFL teams covet at running back. The odds are against him obtaining a workhorse role.

32 – Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State (6’1/215 lbs)

Sermon has really nice size for a back at the NFL level. He adds to that with appreciable contact balance, power and toughness. Moreover, Sermon looks very good in pass protection. His receiving ability could use some improvement in addition to his vision as a ball carrier. 

33 – CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon (5’10/210 lbs)

Verdell is a solid back who does a lot of things good, but not great. He’s shown quality vision and footwork at Oregon while running behind one of the best offensive lines in the Pac-12. In addition, he’s an adequate receiver out of the backfield. As a smaller back, he struggles in pass protection and lacks the breakaway speed/elusiveness that many successful smaller backs have. 

34 – Larry Rountree III, RB, Missouri (5’10/210 lbs)

One of the most dominant backs in school history, Rountree’s a physical back with good footwork and vision. Playing in the SEC, we’ve had a chance to see Rountree play against some excellent opponents and hold up very well on a bad team. The rest of this season and the combine will play a massive role in his NFL future.

35 – Rakeem Boyd, RB, Arkansas (6’0/206 lbs)

Boyd has quietly played very well against tough SEC opponents over the past two and a half seasons on a bad Arkansas team. During that time, Boyd’s shown himself to be a very capable receiver with good change of direction and explosiveness. He’ll need to continue to improve in pass protection to become a three-down RB at the NFL level.

36 – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State (6’4/226lbs)

Lance is the most polarizing of the first round QB prospects. He has ideal size, great athleticism and plenty of past production. Furthermore, he’ll offer plenty of rushing upside which fantasy players covet. Lance will need to further improve his accuracy and pocket presence as he transitions to the pros.

37 – Master Teague, RB, Ohio State (5’11/225 lbs)

Teague will have a glorious chance of pumping his draft stock if he shows up in big games this year. He’s a solid one-cut runner with good contact balance. He’s also been very reliable in pass protection as his size allows him to stand up to linebackers. Unfortunately, Teague lacks great speed, could improve his vision and has not been used much in the passing game.

38- Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi (5’9/185 lbs)

Moore has had a ton of success in Lane Kiffin’s offense this season and if that keeps up he’ll continue to see his draft stock climb. He’s shown a natural ability for making plays after the catch and proven himself a savvy route runner. 

39 – Javian Hawkins, RB, Louisville (5’9/196 lbs)

Hawkins has exploded up draft boards following his scorching start to the NCAA season. Hawkins possesses elite speed, quickness and acceleration and thrives in open space. Size should hold Hawkins back from ever becoming a workhorse but he has a shot at carving out a change of pace role in the NFL.

40 – Mohamed Ibrahim, RB, Minnesota (5’10/210 lbs)

Ibrahim has gotten off to a tremendous start this year and seen his draft stock rise as a result. He’s been lauded for his power, contact balance and decision making. Conversely, his elusiveness, speed and receiving ability could all use improvement moving forward.

Honorable Mentions and names to watch:

Kyle Trask, Florida
Zach Wilson, BYU
Jamie Newman, Georgia

Keaontay Ingram, Texas
Pooka Williams, Kansas
Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana-Lafayette
Trey Ragas, Louisiana-Lafayette
Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma

T.J. Vasher, Texas Tech
Warren Jackson, Colorado State
Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M
Dazz Newsome, UNC
Dyami Brown, UNC
Damonte Coxie, Memphis
Shi Smith, South Carolina

Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin
Kenny Yeboah, Mississippi
Peyton Hendershot, Indiana

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