Chris Simms' NFL mock draft has Justin Fields falling to the Buccaneers at No. 32

Chris Simms' NFL mock draft has Justin Fields falling to the Buccaneers at No. 32

Batten down the hatches, Chris Simms.

The NFL analyst hasn’t been afraid to live out on an island with his quarterback takes leading up to the draft, and none have been more puzzling and polarizing than his dislike of Ohio State’s Justin Fields.

In fact, Simms’ distrust of Fields as a prospect has him landing all the way at the bottom of Round 1, being selected by the Buccaneers as the presumed heir apparent for Tom Brady in Simms’ 2021 mock draft.

Simms’ reasoning: Other teams opted for other quarterbacks, leading to Fields’ slide, with landing spots running out as the draft wears on.

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Notably, Simms has Trey Lance going at No. 8 to Washington, which would have to trade up to secure the North Dakota passer. 

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While many analysts believe Fields is slated for a top-10 selection, there are some doubts as to Fields’ landing spots within the top 10 if San Francisco does opt for Mac Jones or Trey Lance at No. 3 overall. 

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and BYU’s Zach Wilson are expected to go No. 1 and 2 to the Jaguars and Jets, respectively.

Once widely considered QB2 in the 2021 NFL Draft, Simms ranks the Buckeye behind Lawrence, Wilson, Jones and Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond. He ranks Fields fifth, followed by North Dakota State’s Trey Lance.

Simms’ full mock draft is here:

1JaguarsTrevor LawrenceQBClemson
2JetsZach WilsonQBBYU
349ersMac JonesQBAlabama
4FalconsKyle PittsTEFlorida
5BengalsJa’Marr ChaseWRLSU
6DolphinsDeVonta SmithWRAlabama
7LionsPenei SewellOLOregon
8Washington Football Team (from CAR)Trey LanceQBNorth Dakota State
9BroncosMicah ParsonsLBPenn State
10CowboysPatrick Surtain IICBAlabama
11Patriots (from NYG)Jaylen WaddleWRAlabama
12EaglesJaycee HornCBSouth Carolina
13ChargersChristian DarrisawTVirginia Tech
14VikingsAlijah Vera-TuckerOLUSC
15Giants (from NE)Jayson OwehEDGEPenn State
16CardinalsChristian BarmoreDTAlabama
17RaidersJeremiah Owusu-KoramoahLBNotre Dame
18DolphinsKwity PayeEDGEMichigan
19Panthers (from WFT)Caleb FarleyCBVirginia Tech
20BearsRashawn SlaterOLNorthwestern
21ColtsJaelan PhillipsEDGEMiami
22TitansTeven JenkinsOLOklahoma State
23JetsJoe TryonEDGEWashington
24SteelersLandon DickersonIOLAlabama
25JaguarsLevi OnwuzurikeDTWashington
26BrownsZaven CollinsLBTulsa
27RavensAzeez OjulariEDGEGeorgia
28SaintsTyson CampbellCBGeorgia
29PackersKadarius ToneyWRFlorida
30BillsGregory RousseauEDGEMiami
31RavensAlex LeatherwoodOLAlabama
32BuccaneersJustin FieldsQBOhio State