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2021 APC Community Mock Draft Recap

Thanks to all who participated. Our mock is now complete!

NFL: APR 26 2018 NFL Draft Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For a first attempt, the 2021 Acme Packing Community Mock Draft was largely successful, and we at APC thank all who participated in the mock over the past several weeks. From Trevor Lawrence to Jayson Oweh, all of you helped us compile a full mock based on your opinions and votes.

After going quarterback with each of the first three selections, APC readers threw the first potential curveball at pick number four, going with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts instead of a quarterback like Trey Lance or Mac Jones. That set up the Dolphins to take Ja’Marr Chase at 6 and allowed Lance to fall to the Denver Broncos at 9 and Mac Jones to last until the Patriots stopped his fall at 15.

For the Packers, a run of cornerbacks and receivers in the 20s took many of the top options at those positions off the board. That left lower-tier players like receivers Elijah Moore and Terrace Marshall, linebacker Zaven Collins, and tackle Samuel Cosmi as our top options. From that selection, our readers selected Collins as the pick, giving the Packers an intriguing chess piece for the second level of the defense.

Here’s a complete look at how the mock draft went:

2021 APC Community Mock Draft

Pick Team Player Position College
Pick Team Player Position College
1 JAX Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 NYJ Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 SF (from HOU via MIA) Justin Fields QB Ohio State
4 ATL Kyle Pitts TE Florida
5 CIN Penei Sewell OT Oregon
6 MIA (from PHI) Ja'Marr Chase WR LSU
7 DET DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
8 CAR Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern
9 DEN Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
10 DAL Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
11 NYG Micah Parsons LB Penn State
12 PHI (from SF via MIA) Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
13 LAC Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech
14 MIN Alijah Vera-Tucker OL USC
15 NE Mac Jones QB Alabama
16 ARI Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
17 LV Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
18 MIA Kwity Paye EDGE Michigan
19 WAS Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame
20 CHI Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
21 IND Jaelan Phillips EDGE Miami
22 TEN Greg Newsome II CB Northwestern
23 NYJ (from SEA) Asante Samuel, Jr. CB Florida State
24 PIT Najee Harris RB Alabama
25 JAX (from LAR) Trevon Moehrig S TCU
26 CLE Christian Barmore DL Alabama
27 BAL Rashod Bateman WR Minnesota
28 NO Kadarius Toney WR Florida
29 GB Zaven Collins LB Tulsa
30 BUF Azeez Ojulari EDGE Georgia
31 BAL (from KC) Samuel Cosmi OT Texas
32 TB Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State

Thanks to everyone for participating with your votes both on APC and on Twitter, as well as your comments. And we on staff want to give a special thanks and shout-out to Peter Voight for running the community mock over these past three-plus weeks.

Surely the first round will go very differently on Thursday than it did here, but it was entertaining to see what the community expected would happen at various draft slots, and we’ll do this again this time next year!