2021 NFL Draft position rankings, Patriots’ mock draft roundup

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2021 NFL Draft position rankings, Patriots’ mock draft roundup originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The 2021 NFL Draft is just days away.

While much has been written about what could be a historic run at quarterback with the first five picks in the NFL Draft order, there remains plenty of uncertainty surrounding the fates of Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones.

Will Lawrence (Jags) and Wilson (Jets) turn around their respective franchises? Will Jones or Lance be paired with Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco

Of course, it’s not all about signal-callers. Each team enters NFL Draft week with its own set of needs.

Good thing we have all of your NFL Draft needs covered -- from this year’s No. 8-ranked quarterback (Jamie Newman) to the top-rated defensive tackle (Christian Barmore) -- for when your team is on the clock and you need to know more about the best players available on the board.

Who are the best players available in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 players at the following offensive positions:

QUARTERBACK | RUNNING BACK | WIDE RECEIVER | TIGHT END 

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 guys at the following defensive positions:

CORNERBACK | LINEBACKER | DEFENSIVE LINE

Who are the Patriots projected to take in the latest NFL Mock Draft?

Much has been made about the possibility of the Patriots trading up into the top five of the NFL Draft order to select Fields.

But in Phil Perry’s latest mock draft, the Patriots trade up to No. 13 pick and address the wide receiver position in the first round, taking Alabama's Jaylen Waddle.

Adding one of the draft’s top wideouts completes Bill Belichick's overhaul of the position this offseason that already included the additions of Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne.