Todd McShay projects Mac Jones to be selected just outside the top 10 in his updated NFL Mock Draft
We’ve reached the part of the offseason where analysts endless debate where players will be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The latest round of speculation comes from ESPN’s Todd McShay, who shared his thoughts on his updated 2021 NFL Mock Draft, which includes four quarterbacks coming off the board before any other players in the NFL’s upcoming selection process.
According to McShay’s latest mock draft, here are the five quarterbacks he sees being selected in the first round as of early February:
#1 Trevor Lawerence – Jacksonville Jaguars
#2 Zach Wilson – New York Jets
#3 Trey Lance – Carolina Panthers *
#4 Justin Fields – Atlanta Falcons
#12 Mac Jones – Chicago Bears *
It’s important to note Carolina does not currently own the No. 3 overall selection and Chicago does not currently own the No. 12 overall selection. McShay projects these teams trade up to grab these quarterbacks.
Here is what he had to say when breaking down his mock draft during a recent appearance on ESPN show First Take.
“It’s never happened, in the common draft era, where we’ve seen four quarterbacks go one through four,” McShay said. “So it may not happen this year, don’t bet on it, but what I’m trying to show here is the demand for quarterbacks and how teams could trade up to go get their guy once we figure out where Carson Wentz goes.
“What happens with Deshaun Watson? Does Dak Prescott leave Dallas? Does San Francisco move on from Jimmy Garoppolo? There are so many pieces in this puzzle to put together, but right now, those are the top quarterbacks and Mac Jones from Alabama slightly behind those guys as the fourth tier, if you will, in the first round of quarterbacks, the five I have in this mock draft.”
It’s pretty bold of McShay to throw this out there and immediately caution fans to not bet on his forecast coming to fruition.
That’s peak offseason content for you.