The first wave of free agency has altered rosters -- and team needs -- across the league. How will all of the moving and shaking impact the 2021 NFL Draft? Below is my second mock draft of the first round.
Quick reminder: This mock is a projection of where I believe players will go, not necessarily a reflection of my opinion as to where the players should go.
Editor's note: This mock draft was updated following the news that the Giants are signing WR Kenny Golladay.
"Face of the franchise" prospect with generational traits that could produce elite production for the quarterback-starved Jaguars.
He has average size but above-average arm talent. If the Jets get the Wilson from 2020, as opposed to 2019, things could be looking up real quick.
This could be a trade-out position, as the rich would get richer with even more draft capital. If the Fins sit tight, Chase would be the future WR1 for Tua Tagovailoa.
Matt Rhule is building for the future and a great way to do that is grabbing a dynamic talent who can sit early on. Moving up -- from No. 8 into the Falcons' No. 4 slot in this exercise -- might be the only way to get him.
The 2020 opt-out has tremendous athletic ability with more development physically and technically ahead of him. He should start at a tackle spot early on, with Jonah Williams bumping inside.
Rare combination of length, speed and ball-winning talent helps make Pitts a matchup nightmare -- and a great addition for Jalen Hurts to throw to.
Detroit desperately needs to find new receivers for freshly minted Lion Jared Goff. Smith is the most talented inside/outside target in this draft.
With Matt Ryan's contract restructure, the Falcons might have to sit tight on the QB front, but trading back and adding Surtain is a big win.
Now that the Broncos have added Kyle Fuller at cornerback, their biggest area of concern becomes consistency at quarterback. Adding Fields would be a bold move, but potentially a necessary one for team growth.
Slater is a potential "five for one" lineman who can play any position up front. The Cowboys were at their best when the offensive line was strong, and this Northwestern product helps strengthen that unit.
Vera-Tucker can play guard or tackle and immediately helps fill the void left by the release of Kevin Zeitler.
It's no secret the Vikings are in need of a tackle. With Vera-Tucker off the board, they might be willing to deal ahead of the Chargers to make sure they get one.
With their offensive tackle targets off the board, Waddle becomes a tremendous consolation prize as the Chargers' new-field stretching talent.
This is a win for the 49ers. They trade back, add draft capital and still land a talented young cornerback who fits their defense.
Bill Belichick knows he needs a quarterback of the future, and Jones may fit the profile of what he's looking for in an accurate, heady signal-caller.
The Raiders have been busy in free agency plugging holes in their lineup, but Owusu-Koramoah would fill a spot that is still a need as a versatile, three-down linebacker.
Paye is going to blow the doors off of his pro day testing (March 26), so he might not be here for Miami. If he is, it's hard to imagine Chris Grier and Brian Flores not loving his traits.
Collins is a huge, active linebacker with excellent coverage instincts and an ability to become a tackle stacker at outside linebacker in Ron Rivera's defense.
With Robert Quinn failing to impress in Year 1 with Chicago, the Bears could turn to help in the form of this rangy, long-levered defensive end who offers enticing traits but just one full season at the college level.
GM Chris Ballard could opt for cornerback help, but he usually looks to build his fronts. Barmore offers both run-stuffing potential and upfield rush from the interior.
Newsome could answer Tennessee's need for a cornerback with good tape, a strong pro day and an impressive level of competitiveness.
Ojulari could stand to use a little more weight on his frame and additional refinement in his pass-rushing plan, but he has plenty of upside and fits a glaring need for the Jets' defense.
Pittsburgh has been making due with bigger, less-explosive runners, but Etienne gives the offense an infusion of juice as both a runner and pass catcher.
The Jaguars would be well served to look in the direction of this powerful blocker who would give them an option at either guard or tackle as an immediate starter.
There are mixed reviews on Phillips, with concerns about medicals, but he can get after the passer and has rare size and length off the edge.
While Marshall might not be my personal selection here, there is no getting around how his size and speed could impact the Ravens' passing game.
Moore has inside/outside experience with soft hands and outstanding toughness to work any part of the field you need him to.
Parsons could slip due to character concerns, but his explosiveness, range and versatility would be hard to pass on with his high-impact potential.
Absolute dirt dog with center/guard starting potential whose infectious attitude and toughness would be a welcome addition, but his injury history is a concern.
Assuming the Bucs' focus is on their championship window, Harris would offer a three-down option who can help the run game and take pressure off of Tom Brady's shoulders.