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2021 NFL Mock Draft

Vendetta Sports 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Madden Results

2021 NFL Mock Draft

It’s draft season baby! Recently, we at Vendetta Sports did our own 2021 NFL Mock Draft where we were put in the GM seat of multiple NFL teams. We drafted based on what we would do as GM, not necessarily how we think teams will actually draft. Like last year, I’ve put together all the rookies in Madden and simulated a season. It’s one of the more time-consuming posts, but I have a lot of fun doing it. The biggest prediction from last year was Justin Jefferson being a stud. Madden was right on the money with that one. Whose pick will be this year’s breakout star? Take a look at my results!

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trey Daubert)- Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Stats: 4,410 yards, 32 TD, 14 INT, 65%

Not a terrible start to Lawrence’s NFL career. Especially considering the man was sacked 31 times. Despite a performance worthy of AFC OROY, the Jags just missed the playoffs. But it looks like they found their future star in Lawrence.

2. New York Jets (Adam Krieger)- Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

Stats: 3,109 yards, 23 TD, 8 INT, 67%

A respectable stat sheet with a respectable record of 6-10 (by Jets standards). Wilson took care of the ball well, now it’s time to just put some weapons around him.

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3. San Francisco 49ers (Adam Ramirez)- Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State

Stats: 3,965 yards, 29 TD, 10 INT, 63%

Fields ate with the 49ers. His passing numbers, along with 400 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs, was good enough to help his team win the division and secure NFC ORY. The future is bright.

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4. Atlanta Falcons (Chad Bauman)- Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Stats: 95 REC, 1,131 yards, 6 TD


5. Cincinnati Bengals (Karl Heiser)- Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Stats: 5 Sacks

Not a terrible season for a rooking OT. Bright spot was having a running back go for over 1,200 yards, so the Bengals had some improved OL play.

6. Miami Dolphins (Jackson Law)- Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Stats: 64 REC, 861 yards, 6 TD

A great rookie season for Chase. The added weapons helped Tua a lot, but his favorite target was Gesecki, who ended up with over 1,00 yards. Still, Chase helped the Dolphins go 10-6 along with a playoff berth. But believe it or not, this isn’t the best performance from this rookie class.

7. Detroit Lions (Kam Moos)- Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Stats: 72 REC, 740 yards, 5 TD

Not terrible considering Jared Goff is your QB. Whenever the Lions are available to upgrade from Goff, Waddle would explode based on these numbers. But until then, Waddle is stuck with Goff.

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8. Carolina Panthers (Trey Daubert)- Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama

Stats: 94 TAK, 5 TFL, 4 INT, 12 DEFL

What a stud. Surtain thrived in a division with some of the best receivers in the league. Surtain earned that NFC DROY and will probably win DPOY at this rate.

9. Denver Broncos (Garrett Burroughs)- Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Stats: 123 TAK, 5 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 1 INT

Dear God. Parsons earned ACF DROY, but it was close. You’ll see what I mean soon.

10. Dallas Cowboys (Alex Chick)- Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

Stats: 85 TAK, 3 TFL, 2 INT, 6 DEFL,

Solid. Nothing else to really say here. Cowboys still have other holes to fill on defense, but Horn was a solid pick.

11. New York Giants (Alex Jacobs)- Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami

Stats: 30 TAK, 7 TFL, 1.5 Sacks

Phillips was a little disappointing, given being drafted at 11. Personally, I would’ve gone Slater or Smith here, but it is what it is. Maybe Phillips could turn into something special with more time, but these Madden sims only go for one year, so that is what will be judged.

12. Philadelphia Eagles (Chad Bauman)- DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Stats: 45 REC, 586 yards, 6 TD

Hard to produce good numbers when Jalen Hurts is your QB. Smith suffered because of it, as did the Eagles as a whole by winning only 3 games. Smith was the Eagles leading receiver, so that’s a positive right?

13. Los Angeles Chargers (Adam Ramirez)- Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

Stats: 8 Sack

Slater has some improvement to do. The Chargers did have two running backs combine for over 1,300 yards, but the sacks are tough to overlook. Slater can improve, but he needs to do it quick.

14. Minnesota Vikings (Garrett Burroughs)- Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT, USC

Stats: 4 Sack

Not terrible at all. The run game was solid, with Cook going over 1,000 yards and another running back over 400 yards. You live with that if you’re the Vikings.

15. New England Patriots (Scott Logush)- Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

Stats: 3.495 yards, 25 TD, 11 INT, 63%

Not a terrible start for Jones. Patriots won the division by one game, but Jones had so many new toys to throw to thanks to New England’s spending spree that you wish he could’ve done more. Nevertheless, perhaps Jones can be something with the Patriots.

16. Arizona Cardinals (Garrett Burroughs)- Greg Newsome, CB, Northwestern

Stats: 55 TAK, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 4 DEFL

Not too shabby considering Newsome was taken with the 16 pick. Value is decent with room to grow.

17. Las Vegas Raiders (Alex Chick)- Jeremiah Owusu-Karomoah, LB, Notre Dame

Stats: 100 TAK, 4 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 1 INT

Another stud LB in the AFC West. JOK was a nightmare for all running backs, including Henry in the picture above. Raiders may have found a defensive anchor. Alex took Justin Jefferson in last year’s mock and seems to have hit another home run in our 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Maybe the Raiders should give Alex a call to replace Mike Mayock?

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18. Miami Dolphins (Jackson Law)- Azeez Ojulari, LB, Georgia

Stats: 66 TAK, 15 TFL, 8.5 Sack

Ojulari thrived as an EDGE rushing for Miami. The gamble to go pass rusher instead of OL paid off in a big way. Had this gone two rounds, maybe Miami gets an experimental O-Line man late in the second. If Ojulari can beat a stud like Chase Young in rushing the quarterback, then Miami has a chance.

19. Washington Football Team (Karl Heiser)- Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Stats: 3,766 yards, 27 TD, 9 INT, 64%

The power of dating Liv Cowherd is real. Washington finished second behind New York in the NFC East, but did not make the playoffs. But it seems Washington found their guy. Get this man another receiver and a good O-Line and it’s gonna be scary hours out here.

20. Chicago Bears (Scott Logush)- Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Stats: 1 Sack

This is who I almost took at 18. I’m happy with my choice, but it’s hard to ignore a rookie OL guy giving up only one sack. Nice pick at 20.

21. Indianapolis Colts (Chad Bauman)- Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State

Stats: 53 TAK, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 3 DEFL

Not bad for a rookie. Colts could probably do better go skill position, but Samuel played solid. Not a terrible pick.

22. Tennessee Titans (Alex Chick) Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Stats: 38 REC, 407 yards, 3 TD

Kind of disappointing from Bateman. Would’ve expected him to be the number 2 guy, but ended up barely top 5 in the Titans receiving core. Probably one of the more disappointing rookies, but not everyone can hit.

23. New York Jets (Adam Krieger)- Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

Stats: 63 TAK, 6 TFL, 1.5 Sacks

Good contribution from a later first round pick. Davis could eventually turn into something special. But it’s the Jets so, they’ll screw it up somehow.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (Bryan Tann)- Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma

Stats: 6 sacks

Not a terrible nor great start for Humphrey in Pittsburgh. But the Steelers seem to have found a building block for their future O-Line. Steelers running backs combined for over 1,200 rushing yards and ended the season with a playoff berth. Just got to get a QB for the future and this team could be sitting pretty.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trey Daubert)- Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia

Stats: 65 TAK, 1 TFL, 0 INT, 2 DEFL

Getting this type of production from a CB at 25 is not bad. While you’d like to see Stokes more disruptive in the passing game, it’s a season to build on while the team as a whole rebuilds.

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26. Cleveland Browns (Kam Moos)- Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

Stats: 29 TAK, 10 TFL, 2.5 Sacks

Not a lot of production from Barmore, but that defensive line, on paper at least, is already stacked and helped the Browns win the AFC North. Not much else to say.

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27. Baltimore Ravens (Karl Heiser)- Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan

Stats: 36 TAK, 11 TFL, 4.5 Sacks

Considering how high some have Paye on their draft board, gotta say it’s a little disappointing of a year and maybe the biggest disappointment of our 2021 NFL Mock Draft. It could still be a good value pick this late. Only time will tell.

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28. New Orleans Saints (Jackson Law)- Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

Stats: 63 REC, 800 yards, 7 TD

Honestly couldn’t believe Moore played this well. Second only to Thomas, Moore has established himself as the next guy up in the WR depth chart. Hitting on a late pick like this makes the rebuild more manageable.

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29. Green Bay Packers (Kam Moos)- Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Stats: 86 REC, 930 yards, 7 TD

Another year, another LSU receiver sliding into the 20s that turns into a stud. Last year it was Justin Jefferson, this year it’s Marshall. Life can be nice when Aaron Rodgers as your QB and life for the Packers is good when you get Rodgers another receiver. Marshall also received NFC OROY honors.

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30. Buffalo Bills (Jackson Law)- Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

Stats: 219 ATT, 930 yards, 12 TD, 30 REC, 417 yards, 3 TD

Knocked this out of the park. I feel like I killed this 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Harris gave the Bills offense an enormous boost. Bills ended up beating the Rams in the Super Bowl. Coincidence they win after drafting Harris?

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31. Kansas City Chiefs (Adam Ramirez)- Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Stats: 128 TAK, 11 TFL, 2 Sacks, 2 INT

God help the running backs of the AFC West. Three new studs added into the division. Amazing.

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32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Scott Logush)- Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama

Stats: 0 Sacks

The rich get richer. Scott of course takes another O-Lineman in our 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Tom Brady maybe lasts another year and won’t have to worry about his blindside. For some reason, the Bucs slid Dickerson over to guard but seems like it worked.

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