Big Board Showdown Mock Draft 3.0
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.
Ok, now to our Mock Draft 3.0! And as the Rock would say, “Finallllllllllllllllllly” TRADES ARE HERE!
Away we go…….
There’s going to be a lot more trades in the 2021 Draft than we have mocked in our 3.0 Mock, but let’s talk about some deals that we see happening.
Minnesota Vikings Trade No. 14 Overall, 2022 1st, 2021 3rd (No. 90 Overall), 2021 4th (No. 134 Overall) to the Atlanta Falcons for No. 4 Overall.
There are still numerous teams out there who are interested in moving up to acquire one of the top five QBs in the 2021 Draft. If Mac Jones is truly the player the 49ers have in mind, that leaves Trey Lance and Justin Fields as the players that teams are going to have to fight over.
Right now the teams that could be interested in dealing up for a QB are: Minnesota, Denver, Philadelphia, New England, Las Vegas, Washington, Chicago and New Orleans. Any of these teams are going to have to likely jump into the Top 10 or 11 in order to secure Fields or Lance. That leaves the Falcons, Lions, Panthers Cowboys and Giants as likely teams to trade down.
The Vikings are in a curious spot with Kirk Cousins. The former Michigan State QB has two years left on his deal, but Minnesota can get out of his deal pretty cleanly after this season and resetting their cap by drafting a rookie QB could be a great move. Additionally, are they really interested in sticking it out with Cousins long term?
A move from 14 to 4 would be costly, but given the talent they have on offense it may be the smart thing to do. Fields or Lance would be great additions here, but given the proximity to North Dakota State, I think Lance would be a big hit in Minnesota and is the type of dynamic playmaker the Vikings could thrive under.
Denver Broncos Trade No. 9 Overall, 2021 3rd (No. 71 Overall) to the Detroit Lions for No. 7 Overall.
Unless the Lions are going to draft a QB it would be in their best interest to move down. Meanwhile, the Broncos aren’t going anywhere with Drew Lock and Justin Fields would walk into an excellent situation in Denver. The Broncos already have a young and promising group of receivers and tight ends who would benefit immensely by playing with Fields.
The Lions would still be able to pick up an excellent player at No. 9, likely an elite offensive tackle like Penei Sewell or Rashawn Slater. Or they could still grab an incredible playmaker like DeVonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle.
This deal seems too good to be true for both sides and I think it’s likely one we’ll see happen ifI Fields or Lance is still on the board at No. 7 overall.
Miami Dolphins Trade 2021 2nd (No. 26 Overall), 2022 4th to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for No. 32 Overall
The Dolphins have a ton of draft capital going forward and the move from No. 36 to No. 32 isn’t very costly. Miami desperately needs one or two more elite defensive players to round out what was already a stellar group in 2020.
Brian Flores makes the move up to No. 32 to grab Jamin Davis, a linebacker who is absolutely flying up draft boards right now.