Big Board Showdown Mock Draft 4.0

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.

This year is going to look a little different than last year. The 2021 version of Big Board Showdown will feature a salary cap. You will have 259 💰 to spend on creating your roster of 12 players - 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 OL and 4 DEF.

This season, unlike last year, you can pick ANY player you would like …… so long as you fit all 12 players into your budget. Yes, Trevor Lawrence is going to be the first pick and will earn you 20 points, but at what cost? The strategy is all up to you!

In preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft we are fully locked in to MOCK DRAFT SEASON!

This mock is TWO ROUNDS and full of trades. Enjoy!

Some highlights from Round 1…..

New England trades No. 15, No. 46 a 2022 1st round pick and a 2023 2nd round pick to Atlanta for the No. 4 pick.

With the No. 4 pick the Patriots select Ohio State QB Justin Fields. There’s been rumors flying around the NFL that the Patriots are trying to move up for a QB and that QB is Fields. It seems likely that Fields will be available at either No. 4 or No. 7. In this scenario the Pats pay a little extra to ensure they get their future QB at No. 4.

This is such an anti-Patriots type of move, but one that seems necessary in the modern NFL. They could wait around and try to trade for Jimmy Garappolo, but even if they do that they would have some issues with the cap. Fields is an electric QB who could be an A+ version of what Cam Newton was to the Patriots last season.

Denver trades No. 9, No. 71 and No. 191 to Detroit for the No. 7 pick.

The Broncos are trading up for a QB, this much I am almost certain of. Drew Lock is not the answer and they will have their choice of either Lance or Fields at No. 7, presumably.

The Lions are a good candidate to trade down, depending on which players are available at No. 7. If Ja’Marr Chase is still there I’m not sure they would trade out, but if he’s gone this seems like a trade.

11. New York Giants select Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

The Giants could go in a bunch of different ways at No. 11 and they create somewhat of a fork in the draft. If they go for a pass rusher, that could start a run. If they go wide receiver, that could also start a run. If they go offensive line, some other teams may be forced to trade up.

In this scenario the Giants double down at wide receiver after recently signing Kenny Golloday. Most people believe that Heisman winner DeVonta Smith will be the second receiver off the board, but NFL scouts and executives are very high on Waddle. He has electric speed and is more of a home run hitter than Smith, if that’s possible.

29. Green Bay Packers select Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

The Packers front office does not want to pick a receiver in the first round. It goes against some of their core beliefs. However, the fans and Aaron Rodgers have made it pretty clear that they expect the team to take a playmaker with their first pick.

Bateman would be an excellent number 2 option behind Devonta Adams, though it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see the team take Purdue receiver Rondale Moore, who is a stronger, better version of what Randall Cobb once was for Rodgers.

ROUND 2

Some highlights from Round 2…..

33. Jacksonville Jaguars select Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

After taking Trevor Lawrence with the top pick, the Jags get him some help by bringing in a strong Tight End who reminds some people of Jason Witten.

Freiermuth is in contention to be taken by the Jags with the 25th pick, as well. It would not surprise me to see the team take Miami TE Brevin Jordan here, too. But given that Lawrence is going to need protection up front, the Penn State product is a better fit.

39. Detroit Lions select Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

After trading down in Round 1, the Lions trade up in Round 2 to take a wide receiver. The Lions are in desperate need of talent at receiver and Moore is good enough to be a first round pick. He should thrive with Jared Goff at QB.

55. Pittsburgh Steelers select Davis Mills, QB, Stanford

Mills is a name that is flying up draft boards right now and there are rumors that he could end up being a first round pick. He was the top rated pro passer coming out of high school and had some success at Stanford when he was healthy.

The Steelers are loading up on backup QBs, hoping to fine a diamond in the rough to replace Ben Roethlisberger whenever he retires. Mills could sit for a year or two and then take over for the future Hall of Famer.

60. New Orleans Saints select Kyle Trask, QB, Florida

This is a hot pairing in NFL Draft circles right now. Trask was electric in 2020 at Florida and Sean Payton must have taken notice. Yes, they have Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill. They don’t NEED a QB. But Payton sees something in Trask and I think there’s a good chance the Saints take a big swing with Trask in the late second round.