The draft begins with three quarterbacks back-to-back-to-back.
With the 3rd pick of the 2021 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select…
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
The selection and write-up were made by TheDawgsPodcast:
The San Francisco 49ers have all the pieces of a Super Bowl contender – just look back two seasons ago when they were edged out by Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. The one piece that seem to be missing for significant stretches every season is the most important position on the field – quarterback. Justin Fields fits the mold of the ideal Kyle Shanahan quarterback. He’s a playmaker both with his arm and with his legs.
His athleticism and ball-carrier instinct can propel him to the elite quarterback that Robert Griffin III looked like he was going to be under Shanahan in Washington. Fields’ 6’3”, 230 pound frame is built to handle the dual-threat responsibilities of an NFL quarterback, and his 4.4 40 just validates his exceptional speed. He did show a tendency to fall into poor throwing decisions during the 2020 season, but those moments were far and few between. He boasted a 70.2% completion percentage in 2020 (better than Trevor Lawrence’s 69.2%), and anyone who watched Fields consistently will attest to his superior arm strength and downfield accuracy – something the 49ers have been desperately missing on offense.
Pokorny: “I think it’s a done deal that three quarterbacks are coming off the board with the first three picks. I am a little partial to Fields, given his ties to Ohio State. It is pretty funny to me that after all the years of hype surrounding Ohio State quarterbacks, Fields rose to the top to be locked in as a high first-round pick.”
The Atlanta Falcons are up next, led by yman1020.