NFL mock draft: Colts select offensive tackle in full Round 1 mock
The Indianapolis Colts will be one of the most interesting teams to watch in the 2021 NFL Draft, as they have the ability to go in one of several different directions with the No. 21 pick in this loaded draft class.
The Colts need replacements at wide receiver and cornerback, but the exceptional talent at tight end, offensive tackle, and safety could help Chris Ballard shake up the latter half of the draft.
While the top of the draft might be somewhat easy to predict, the Colts could completely turn the latter half of the draft on its head by making one unusual pick.
The Colts have a ton of power in this draft, and they could look to exert it by making one pick that sets them up nicely for a decade.
2021 Indianapolis Colts first-round NFL mock draft
The Jets might as well be on the clock, as Jacksonville’s 1-15 season helped them win the rights to Lawrence, the best quarterback prospect in nearly a decade. The fact that he lost just two games (both postseason) in college and his insane stats are, somehow, not the most impressive part of his illustrious resume.
At 6-5 with a bazooka of a right arm, lethal accuracy down the field, and the ability to make plays with his legs, Lawrence does nearly everything a quarterback prospect needs to be able to do at an above-average level. Indianapolis is right to be a bit nervous, as Lawrence looks ready to give Urban Meyer and the Jaguars a star quarterback for the next decade.
The Jets finally decided to move off of Sam Darnold, and doing so could allow new head coach Robert Saleh to get a potential franchise signal-caller he can help mold. While Wilson and Justin Fields are almost equal in terms of prospect status, the hype surrounding Wilson could help him get picked a bit earlier than Fields given his 11-to-1 TD/INT ratio.
While he is a bit cavalier with his decision-making, Wilson’s ability to go deep, skill throwing from awkward angles, and his willingness to make plays on the move sound perfect for an offense that will be very derivative of what Kyle Shanahan does. Wilson’s arm talent is far superior to that of Darnold, and he could be the one who reverses the New York quarterback curse.