No team in the NFL is as bad as the New York Jets. That’s not a surprise. What is? The Dallas Cowboys, if the season ended today, would grab the fifth pick in the draft. Now, that is a surprise! Check out a list of NFL teams who figure to draft in the Top 10. Then, read some thoughts on the 2021 NFL Draft so you can get your bets ready and place them against our NFL Draft odds.
No Team is as Bad as the New York Jets | 2021 NFL Draft
2021 NFL Draft
- When: April 29 – May 1
- Where: Cleveland, Ohio
2021 NFL Draft Order – Top 17
- New York Jets
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Washington Football Team
- A. Chargers
- Dallas Cowboys
- Miami Dolphins (from Houston)
- Cincinnati Bengals
- New York Giants
- Carolina Panthers
- Atlanta Falcons
Expect the Top 10 to rearrange itself
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati’s star rookie quarterback, blew up his knee after a tough hit in a Week 11 loss to the Washington Football Team. Without Joe, the Bengals could finish off the season losing every one of their games.
They won’t catch the Jets because J-E-T-S will go 0-16. But Cincy could overtake the Jaguars and the WFT as all three head down the toilet bowl. If Cincinnati does get the second pick, or third, they grab Oregon tackle Penei Sewell.
At 6’6” and 330 pounds, Sewell moves like a nimble, ballerina. He will dominate opposing defenses, giving Burrow the protection the Heisman Trophy winner requires.
Jets won’t pass on Trevor Lawrence
If the Jets keep the top pick, they won’t pass on drafting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. They can trade Sam Darnold to the highest-bidder and go with Trevor. Or they can trade the pick and move down for a bevy of picks.
Heck, if the Jets trade the pick to some team like the Jaguars, they may not pass on Ohio State signal-caller Justin Fields. We should assume that no matter what Jets’ brass is saying, Darnold is gone.
Three quarterbacks could go in the Top 4
The Jets, Jaguars, and WFT all require quarterbacks. Dwayne Haskins won’t be in maroon and gold next season. He’ll pick up his cleats and head out of D.C. No way the Washington Football Team restarts with Dwayne.
We already discussed NYJ. They won’t pass on Fields or Lawrence. They may not pass on Trey Lance, North Dakota State’s quarterback. Lance is 6’ 4” and 226 lbs. He throws his balls low, but he’s got skills.
The Jaguars will draft Lance, move up for Lawrence, or Fields. Their three starters are Gardner Minshew II, Mike Glennon, and Jake Luton.
What will Dallas and Miami do?
Miami seems set on Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins will most likely stick with Tua because the Houston Texans, whom they got the pick from, have played well enough to fall from the Top 5. If you can’t draft Fields, Lance, or Lawrence, there’s no reason to go for a quarterback.
The Fins aren’t far from contending. They could go with a top wide receiver, draft an offensive lineman, or draft the best defensive player available. Or they could draft out of the spot and look to pick up enough picks to shore up some positions.
Dallas has talent on both sides of the football. Who knows what the Cowboys will do. Expect to learn more after Jerry Jones decides if Mike McCarthy is his head coach or not. If McCarthy stays, well, he probably won’t, which means Jerry allows his new HC to make the call.
Have a great weekend!