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2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets Select QB Zach Wilson at No. 2

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With the 2nd pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the New York Jets select...

Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

The selection and write-up were made by fjblessi:

The Jets had a big decision to make – build around Sam Darnold, or start over by taking a QB with the 2nd overall pick of the 2021 draft. The trade of Darnold to the Panthers for a 6th round pick in this years draft and 2 picks in the 2022 draft the Jets have answered that question – the Jets will be getting a new franchise QB.

With the top QB already off the board the Jets had to choose between Zach Wilson and Justin Fields as the two realistic choices. While Fields has been expected to be a top 5 pick for nearly a year, Wilson made a big splash this season and has shot up the pundits draft boards. Being in the nation’s top media market I believe the New York J – E – T – S, Jets, will go with the splash move and take BYU’s Zach Wilson in the 2021 NFL draft.

With Patrick Mahomes the new gold standard for NFL QB’s, Wilson’s arm talent has NFL scouts looking at him as a player capable of making some of those plays that have made Mahomes famous. While Wilson is not Mahomes, he does share some of those traits and that is what they will be selling in the Big Apple as the Jets rebuild (again).

Pokorny: “This pick was about to be something else, but then the trade of Sam Darnold happened. Fortunately, it happened in a timely manner, allowing our Jets’ mocker to make the logical decision to take a quarterback.”

The San Francisco 49ers are up next, led by TheDawgsPodcast.

2021 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Jacksonville Jaguars Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. QB Trevor Lawrence
2 New York Jets fjblessi QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco 49ers TheDawgsPodcast QB Justin Fields
4 Atlanta Falcons yman1020 TE Kyle Pitts
5 Cincinnati Bengals GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Penei Sewell
6 Miami Dolphins realmccoy WR Ja'Marr Chase
7 Detroit Lions xfl2001fan OT Rashawn Slater
8 Carolina Panthers Adam Rice CB Patrick Surtain II
9 Denver Broncos poultman QB Trey Lance
10 Dallas Cowboys StefanKnee LB Micah Parsons
11 New York Giants Barry Shuck WR DeVonta Smith
12 Philadelphia Eagles Big Cosmic News CB Jaycee Horn
13 Los Angeles Chargers Danielgarrett OT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota Vikings eauclairefan DE/OLB Kwitty Paye
15 New England Patriots Bo154033 WR Jaylen Waddle
16 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker CB Caleb Farley
17 Las Vegas Raiders Crawford_T OT Teven Jenkins
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville LB Zaven Collins
19 Washington Football Team ScooterDMD QB Mac Jones
20 Chicago Bears wahoo7 OG Alijah Vera-Tucker
21 Indianapolis Colts yoderdame OT Samuel Cosmi
22 Tennessee Titans BrianB77 CB Asante Samuel Jr
23 New York Jets carrettbagel88 DE Jaelan Phillips
24 Pittsburgh Steelers Mean Ol' Pete RB Najee Harris
25 Jacksonville Jaguars Topanga Jeff DT Christian Barmore
26 Cleveland Browns tmartin5785 LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
27 Baltimore Ravens TheCrackpot DE/OLB Azeez Ojulari
28 New Orleans Saints TheCannonGoesBOOM CB Greg Newsome II
29 Green Bay Packers OCMiami WR Kadarius Toney
30 Buffalo Bills BelieveInCleve DE Jayson Oweh
31 Baltimore Ravens Robo Dawg OT Jalen Mayfield
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Midnite Moses RB Travis Etienne
59 Cleveland Browns ProfessorBrowns CB Kelvin Joseph
89 Cleveland Browns Slaytanic Brownie DT Tommy Togiai
91 Cleveland Browns Swagnasty DE Payton Turner