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.

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

MORE: NFL mock drafts — How does Simms match up to other draft experts?

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:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson
2 Jets Zach Wilson QB BYU
3 49ers Mac Jones QB Alabama
4 Falcons Kyle Pitts TE Florida
5 Bengals Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU
6 Dolphins DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
7 Lions Penei Sewell OL Oregon
8 Washington Football Team (from CAR) Trey Lance QB North Dakota State
9 Broncos Micah Parsons LB Penn State
10 Cowboys Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
11 Patriots (from NYG) Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama
12 Eagles Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina
13 Chargers Christian Darrisaw T Virginia Tech
14 Vikings Alijah Vera-Tucker OL USC
15 Giants (from NE) Jayson Oweh EDGE Penn State
16 Cardinals Christian Barmore DT Alabama
17 Raiders Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame
18 Dolphins Kwity Paye EDGE Michigan
19 Panthers (from WFT) Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech
20 Bears Rashawn Slater OL Northwestern
21 Colts Jaelan Phillips EDGE Miami
22 Titans Teven Jenkins OL Oklahoma State
23 Jets Joe Tryon EDGE Washington
24 Steelers Landon Dickerson IOL Alabama
25 Jaguars Levi Onwuzurike DT Washington
26 Browns Zaven Collins LB Tulsa
27 Ravens Azeez Ojulari EDGE Georgia
28 Saints Tyson Campbell CB Georgia
29 Packers Kadarius Toney WR Florida
30 Bills Gregory Rousseau EDGE Miami
31 Ravens Alex Leatherwood OL Alabama
32 Buccaneers Justin Fields QB Ohio State



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