2021 NFL Draft: Picks 3-5
Regardless of who starts at quarterback for the Dolphins in 2021, they will need added firepower at receiver. Chase is the best receiver in the class that is not coming off of a major injury, and the Dolphins will take the majority of the pressure off themselves by taking a guy like Chase with this pick.
Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith also look good in this spot, but the question marks surrounding these receivers should cause Miami to take the safer route with Chase.
Caleb Farley is the best corner in the class, and the Falcons definitely need help on the defensive side of the ball above all else. In a division with Tom Brady, the Saints, and whichever quarterback the Panthers will bring in this year, the Falcons need help in their secondary desperately.
Quarterback is another position that the Falcons target in other mock drafts, but Matt Ryan is far from the reason why Atlanta is losing games. A draft pick could realistically sit behind Ryan for several years at the current rate, and the Falcons can’t afford to wait that long for this pick to materialize.
Penei Sewell and the Bengals have been a match in most draft picks since before the 2020 season began. Everyone knew that the Bengals would need help on the offensive line to protect Joe Burrow, and Sewell is the best tackle in the class by far.
During a typical year, Sewell could be one of the top picks in the group, but the Bengals will reap the benefits of teams’ different needs before they are on the clock.