Way-Too-Early 2021 NFL Mock Draft

1. New York Jets: QB Trevor Lawrence (Clemson)

NFL Comparison: A stronger-armed Ben Roethlisberger

Based on their current standing, the Jets seem to be the odds-on favorite to capture the No. 1 pick. Despite the fact Sam Darnold was drafted third overall a short time ago, the Jets simply must look towards the future and embrace another full rebuild. The Georgia native is blessed with every tool one would want in the prototype quarterback. He has the height (6-foot-6) to see over defenses. Lawrence has the arm strength to make every single throw on the field. Despite having a large frame, he’s a plus-athlete at the position. Lastly, he’s been battle tested since his freshman year against elite competition. All of these facts make him a no-brainer for the No. 1 pick. In terms of pure tools, he’s widely considered the most exciting quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck was taken in 2012.

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