2021 NFL Draft: Justin Fields has shocking fall in Chris Simms' mock

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Fields has shocking fall in Simms' final NFL mock draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Every NFL mock draft is different. None is quite like this. 

NBC Sports' Chris Simms released his first and only mock draft Monday, and it has raised some eyebrows. Ohio State's Justin Fields has been connected to as high as the No. 3 pick to the 49ers, but Simms has Fields falling all the way to the final pick of the first round, landing at No. 32 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

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No other mock draft has Fields falling this far. None. 

Simms also is the only expert to have Fields as the No. 6 quarterback in the draft class. He has Texas A&M's Kellen Mond, considered a Day 2 or Day 3 pick, as a better QB than Fields. 

Fields starred at Ohio State after transferring from Georgia, throwing for 5,373 yards and 63 touchdowns over his final two seasons (22 games). He also rushed for 867 yards and 15 TDs in that span. Apparently, that's not good enough for Simms to put him in the top half of the first round. 

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Throughout the draft process, Fields has been hit with unwarranted criticism. He now no longer appears to be a 49ers option, as many expect San Francisco to choose between Mac Jones or Trey Lance. 

But Fields won't be there when the Bucs are on the clock with the final pick of Day 1. That's a guarantee.

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