Big Board Showdown Mock Draft 1.0

By: Jason Gold

Champions Round is bringing back Big Board Showdown for the 2021 NFL Draft!

Big Board Showdown is the only fantasy game dedicated exclusively to the NFL Draft. We’re back this year and the game mode is better than ever and it’s coming soon. We can’t wait to open up leagues to everyone.

In the meantime, our draft coverage kicks off today with our Mock Draft 1.0! Here’s our first shot at predicting the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

For our first mock for 2021, we decided to go without trades. Given the amount of teams that have needs at Quarterback and the amount of quality signal callers near the top of most draft boards, we expect to see quite a few trades by draft day.

That being said, our Mock 1.0 gives you a flavor for what teams need and who they should be targeting.

Here are some highlights:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

The biggest no brainer in the class. Lawrence is one of the best QB prospects to come out in some time. There’s a reason Urban Meyer came out of retirement to coach the Jags.

10. Dallas Cowboys - Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

This would actually represent a drop for Pitts, who is mocked in most drafts in the top six picks. Personally I believe that Pitts is a top 4 player in this year’s draft, along with Lawrence, Ja’Marr Chase and Penei Sewell. This would be a huge get for the Cowboys, even though they don’t need any more playmakers. Pitts is truly a wide receiver playing Tight End and one of his best comps is to Bucs WR Mike Evans. Sometimes you just have to take the best player on the board.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars - Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

Barmore is a dominating defensive tackle who has just begun to scratch the surface of his potential. He dominated in SEC play last season and was even better in the playoffs against Ohio State and Notre Dame. He could end up being one of the five best players in this draft class.

28. New Orleans Saints - Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

This would be one of the best picks in the draft, if only because us in the fantasy community would lose our minds. Moore had one of the greatest freshman seasons in the history of college football for a wide receiver and projects as a better version of Brandin Cooks in the NFL. Imagine him a Saints offense that does an incredible job of getting players in space. Moore would thrive here, regardless of who is at QB.