The Jaguars look to be moving forward with the Gardner Minshew project for one more year. After moving on from most of the talent that led them to the AFC Championship game in 2018, it looks likely for them to be in the number one slot.
Quarterback, Trevor Lawrence from Clemson looks to be the best prospect since Andrew Luck. If allowed to leave, Lawrence likely would have been drafted ahead of Joe Burrow in 2020. Lawrence has the size, mobility, and a rocket arm that has his stock through the roof.
The Redskins have not found much success as of late, and with questions at quarterback they likely end up in the same draft position as last season. Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, and Alex Smith are on the roster, but it doesn’t appear any are quality enough players to lift the organization to their past success.
Justin Fields from Ohio State looks to be the second-best quarterback on the board next year. While Lawrence is the likely Heisman favorite, Fields will be in the discussion. A knee tweak to end the 2019 season slowed him down, but a healthy Fields in 2020 will allow him to shine in Ryan Day’s offense.
The Lions have had the talent the last 10 years but can’t seem to put it all together to transform into wins. With Mathew Stafford still being capable the Lions will win games, but unfortunately, it will just be enough to keep them from drafting a possible franchise quarterback.
Even though the Lions will miss on a quarterback, Penei Sewell from Oregon is the most talented player in this draft class… by far. While the 2020 offensive tackle class was deep, Sewell still would have been the first one off the board. Sewell is big, long, and athletic which will make him the first non-quarterback taken in 2021.
The Patriots look to fall off their throne, and I don’t think anyone will be sad about it. After losing Tom Brady, not even Bill Belichick will be able to re-build in one year. After not drafting a top quarterback in 2020, the Patriots look to be at the top of the draft in 2021.
While Miami has somewhat fallen off the map from the early 2000s, Gregory Rosseau will change that next season. After 15.5 sacks last season, look for the dominant edge rusher to pick up where he left off and charge up draft boards.
With rookie quarterback Justin Herbert at the helms in 2020, the Chargers will struggle to accumulate wins. The franchise may have a new stadium in LA but will continue to struggle without Phillip Rivers.
Even with struggles in 2020, don’t look for the Chargers to give up on Herbert. Instead, they will look to help him with the top receiver in the draft, Ja’Marr Chase. After 84 catches and 1,780 yards last season with LSU, look for Chase to shine even with Burrow in the NFL.