Re-drafting the entire last three first rounds into one, Seahawks still go LB
Picks 13 through 22
13.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jedrick Wills Jr – Original draft spot: 2020 10th pick
Much like the Jets, this one doesn’t require too much analysis. They took the best available tackle to protect Tom Brady.
14.) San Francisco 49ers – Trey Lance – Original draft spot: 2021 3rd pick
The 49ers traded three 1st round draft picks in their pursuit of Trey Lance. There’s no denying they love this kid. There’s also no denying that they have been trying to replace Jimmy Garrappolo after inconsistent play led them to blow a lead in the Super Bowl. In that same game, Jimmy overthrew a wide-open Emmanuel Sanders who was streaking down the field and would’ve surely put the 49ers in scoring position to seal the win.
15.) Denver Broncos – Kyle Pitts – Original draft spot: 2021 6th pick
Kyle Pitts graded out better than Jerry Jeudy. While Kyle is technically a TE, he lines up all over the field. There’s no way they can justify taking Jeudy over Pitts if given the opportunity.
16.) Atlanta Falcons – Aiden Hutchinson – Original draft spot: Not drafted yet
At the time the Falcons were set on offense. So of course they’re going to take the best defensive player available. Hutchinson fits in snugly in this spot.
17.) Dallas Cowboys – Jaycee Horn – Original draft spot: 2021 8th pick
The Cowboys drafted CeeDee Lamb at this slot originally. What they needed was defensive back help. However, there were none at the time they liked. So they saw an opportunity to take the highest graded CB to match up with Trevon Diggs who they drafted in the 2nd round of 2020.
18.) Miami Dolphins – Ikem Ekwonu – Original draft spot: Not drafted yet
After drafting their guy in Tua, their #1 mission is to protect him as he did suffer more than his fair share of pressure. Their original selection was a reach on Austin Jackson who probably shouldn’t have been drafted until the end of the second round. Ekwonu grades out much better than Austin did coming out of USC.
19.) Las Vegas Raiders – Patrick Surtain – Original draft spot: 2021 9th pick
The Raiders needed cornerback help badly. Patrick Surtain is the best corner available and he’s projected as an immediate day one starter with strong CB1 traits. Surtain came out of Alabama with glowing reviews. He didn’t allow more than 65 yards in a single game. His technique is sound and praised by coaches around the league. And he has what you can not teach, and that’s size. He stands at 6’2″, 202lbs.
20.) Jacksonville Jaguars – Kayvon Thibodeaux – Original draft spot: Not drafted yet
Kayvon is far and away the best edge rusher left on the board. The Jags are looking to bolster their defense. Their original pick was K’Lavon Chaisson who was nothing more than a situational pass rusher when he was at LSU. There were questions if his strength would translate to the run game. The Jags get a better overall player in Kayvon and still plug a hole they needed to fill.
21.) Philadelphia Eagles – CeeDee Lamb – Original draft spot: 2020 17th pick
CeeDee came into the league with everyone pretty much knowing for a fact that he was a certified WR1. Route running, hands, catch radius, quick feet, etcetera, Lamb has everything any receiver needs to be successful in the NFL. His final year at Oklahoma University saw him generate a phenomenal passer rating of 146.5 on his targets.
22.) Minnesota Vikings – Devonta Smith – Original draft spot: 2021 10th pick
I know the Viking fans are going to have my head for this. This original selection was for Justin “JJetta” Jefferson which was a steal to get JJetta so late in the 1st round. Devonta finished his final year at Alabama with 145 catches,1,856 yards receiving, and 23 touchdowns. His year was so stellar he won the Heisman trophy.