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Round 3

Posted By Chris Ransom Last Updated: April 14, 2016.

  1. Tennessee Titans: Kenny Clark, NT, UCLA

    Mark T. Wilson began round 3. After taking two first round talents in Laremy Tunsil and Josh Doctson, Mark turned to defense where he landed another first round talent in the third round.

    The Titans need a starting nose tackle with Sammie Lee Hill gone. Kenny Clark has the ability to start at 4-3 defensive tackle, 3-4 right end, 3-4 nose tackle, or 3-4 left end. Many consider UCLA's defensive tackle to be a first round talent and is just a steal in the third round.

  2. Cleveland Browns: Sterling Shephard, WR, Oklahoma

    Robert Cobb went with Myles Jack and Cardale Jones to begin this draft. He added Sterling Shephard in the third round to give his quarterback a wide receiver to throw to hoping to replace Travis Benjamin.

    Sterling Shephard is one of the best slot receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft. Shephard should have no problem doing what Travis Benjamin did in Cleveland.

  3. San Diego Chargers: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

    Jared Michael Palakanis picked here. He went with Jalen Ramsey in round 1 and Jarran Reed in round 2. After drafting two first round talents on defense, Jared got a first round talent on offense in the third round.

    Easy decision here. The Chargers will select Tight End, Hunter Henry in the third round.

    I honestly think he has first round talent, though he will definitely be a day two pick. With Ramsey, Reed, and Henry.. I can easily say that the Chargers are having the best luck in this draft so far.

  4. Dallas Cowboys: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech

    Andrew Kermish picked here. After going with Joey Bosa and Keanu Neal by adding two premium prospects on defense, Kerm turned his attention to offense where he addressed a running back for depth.

    Kenneth Dixon is a good 3 down running back and an incredible pass catcher out of the backfield. Dallas brought in Alfred Morris to compliment Darren McFadden, so Dixon is a guy Dallas can wait to play by developing him.

  5. San Francisco 49ers: Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

    Stephen Coganator already has two first round talents on offense with Carson Wentz and Corey Coleman. He added another first round talent with this pick.

    Ryan Kelly is the top center in the 2016 NFL Draft. He could easily go in the first round. I don't know how the 49ers can pass on Kelly if he slipped to the third round.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Spencer Drango, LG, Baylor

    Joseph Potter picked here. After taking two defensive players, Jacksonville finally went with an offensive player in the third round.

    Spencer Drango gives Jacksonville a starting left guard. The Jaguars have Mackenzy Bernardeau at left guard and A.J. Cann at right guard. Jacksonville can draft Drango, who played left tackle at Baylor and move him to either right tackle, left guard, or right guard. Starting Drango at left guard is probably the direction I'd take. Backup left tackle Kelvin Beachum could move to left guard too and they also have Brandon Lindor as a backup right guard. Jacksonville is pretty deep at guard, but Drango is a clear upgrade over Bernadeau.

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Artie Burns, CB, Miami FL

    Bryan Luis picks here. The Ravens went with DeForest Buckner and Jason Spriggs in the first two rounds landing two first round talents. Here they went with Artie Burns, a guy Bryan previously drafted in the second round of one of our earlier group mocks.

    Artie Burns fills a terrific need on defense. The Ravens need another cornerback besides Jimmy Smith and LaDarius Webb. Artie Burns can start out as a nickel corner and can eventually develop into a boundary corner across from Smith.

  8. New York Giants: Germain Ifedi, RT, Texas A&M

    Brian Bayless picked here. He went with Reggie Ragland in the first round for the third time in a row. He also took Michael Thomas in the second round. Thomas is a first round talent in my opinion, and I think he could have an outside chance of being the first wide receiver drafted. Ifedi is another guy that many consider a first round talent so getting him here is great value for the Giants.

    The New York Giants need a right tackle to put next to Ereck Flowers. Marshall Newhouse is awful and while we may miss out on Devontae Booker here, there are gonna be a ton of running backs we could target in the fourth round. That's why drafting for a starter at a position of need is so crucial here.

  9. Chicago Bears: Cody Whitehair, LG, Kansas State

    Jimmy Dicken picked here. Jimmy took Jared Goff and Miles Killebrew with his first two picks getting a quarterback that can replace Jay Cutler long-term and a safety that can start across from Adrian Amos right away. Will Jimmy finally get Goff protection as receivers like Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White are already in place.

    Cody Whitehair started at left tackle at Kansas State. Whitehair lined up at left guard, center, and right guard at the 2016 Senior Bowl. Whitehair gives this interior offensive line with Matt Slauson at left guard, Hroniss Grasu at center, and Kyle Long at right guard some much needed depth.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA

    Emily Rosario added two first round talents on defense with Darron Lee and Kevin Dodd. Now she turned her attention to offense in the third round after shoring up the front 7.

    Jordan Payton is a dynamic playmaker that can stretch the field. With Risard matthews gone, adding someone else makes sense. I'm not sold on Kenny Stills and having Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Jordan Payton in the slot sets Miami up to win long-term.

  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor

    Grace Mothersole went with Emmanuel Ogbah and Jeremy Cash with her first two picks. Grace added another defensive player for Tampa Bay here.

    Baylor's #1 corner covered Corey Coleman and ran a 4.39 40 at Baylor's Pro Day. Howard has incredible tape and is considered by some to be a top 50 prospect now.

  12. Oakland Raiders: DeVontae Booker, RB, Utah

    Oren Shiri picked here. Oren went with Sheldon Rankins after Reggie Ragland and Darron Lee were taken before him in the first round before adding Karl Joseph in the second round. While the Raiders still need a middle linebacker, passing on a running back as talented as DeVontae Booker is not something they could afford to do here.

    DeVontae Booker is the best player available here. He can compliment Latavis Murray to form a potent 1 2 punch in Oakland's running game. With the offensive line upgrades Oakland made in Free Agency, Booker will be set up to compliment Latavis Murray, and Oakland can use Booker as their third down back to take some pressure off of Murray since Booker is a remarkable pass catcher out of the backfield.

  13. Los Angeles Rams: Sean Davis, FS, Maryland

    Ken LeBlanc picked here. The Rams went with Robert Nkemdiche, Su'a Cravens at strong safety, and Braxton Miller at wide receiver with their first three picks. The Rams still need a starting free safety to compliment Cravens and Sean Davis is capable of being that guy.

    Sean Davis can play field cornerback, boundary cornerback, strong safety, or free safety. Davis is incredibly versatile and is a great value pick for the Rams in the third round.

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Westerman, LG, Arizona State

    Nicole Drummond went with Ezekiel Elliott at 8. She didn't have a second round pick, but has two third round picks here.

    Philadelphia has needed a starting left guard ever since the release of Evan Mathis. They also needed a right guard to replace Todd Herremans, but they finally addressed that with Brandon Brooks in Free Agency.

  15. New Orleans Saints: Denver Kirkland, RG, Arkansas

    Mitch Pabst picked here. He got two first round talents in Shaq Lawson and Andrew Billings at right end and defensive tackle in the first two rounds. The Saints finally went with an offensive player in the third round.

    Denver Kirkland is a great fit here. Kirkland can line up at left guard or right guard with his versatility. With the Saints moving Andrus Peat to left guard, Kirkland can start across from him at right guard.

  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford

    The Eagles got Christian Westerman with their last third round pick. It would be interesting to see what they did here.

    The Eagles draft a developmental third string quarterback behind Sam Bradford and Chase Daniels. Connor Cook's attitude rubs me the wrong way. I think Kevin Hogan could be a great project quarterback for the Eagles to develop and would be a great value pick here in the third round.

  17. Buffalo Bills: Shilique Calhoun, 3-4 LOLB, Michigan State

    Scott DelleFave picked here. Buffalo took A'Shawn Robinson as a 3-4 left end to compliment Marcel Dareus at 3-4 right end. Then the Bills went with Vadal Alexander as a guard for depth in the second round. In the third round, Buffalo took Shilique Calhoun as a 3-4 left outside linebacker to replace Mario Williams who was the teams 4-3 left end/3-4 left outside linebacker.

    Shilique Calhoun is the next piece to the Bills 3-4 defense that I am adding. Calhoun is an incredible pass rusher, but weighing only 250 lbs may force him into a 3-4 defense.

  18. Atlanta Falcons: Deion Jones, ROLB, LSU

    John Butts picked here. John went with Noah Spence at a 4-3 right end and Von Bell as a starting strong safety with his first two picks. John added another defensive player here.

    Deion Jones is a tackling machine. He can start out in a backup 4-3 right outside linebacker role and develop into a starter over time. Jones has very similar versatility when you compare him to former LSU teammate Kwon Alexander who is now on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  19. Indianapolis Colts: Antonio Morrison, 3-4 MLB, Florida

    Jesse Lucas picked here. Jesse went with Ronnie Stanley in the first round and then Kendall Fuller in the second round. After getting a starting right tackle and starting boundary cornerback to compliment Vontae Davis, Jesse turned his attention to 3-4 middle linebacker.

    Jerrell Freeman is gone. Antonio Morrison had over 100 tackles at Florida and with his versatility, Morrison should have no problem replacing Freeman.

  20. New York Jets: Yannick Ngakoue, 3-4 ROLB, Maryland

    Morgan Epstein picked here. He went with Taylor Decker as a right tackle to compliment newly acquired left tackle Ryan Clady in the first round. Then he added Dak Prescott as a developmental quarterback in the second round. Here he drafted a pass rusher that can get by opposing left tackles.

    Ngakoue had 14 tackles for a loss and 13.5 sacks as a 3-4 right outside linebacker in 2015. He's a complete pass rusher and a special prospect.

    Ngakoue had success against other Big 10 left tackles dating back to his freshman year like Taylor Lewan out of Michigan, Brandon Scherff Iowa, Jack Conklin Michigan State, Taylor Decker, Ohio State. We could go on raving about all the left tackles Ngakoue exposed. The bottom line is he's the best player for the New York Jets at this point in the third round.

  21. Washington Redskins: Austin Johnson, NT, Penn State

    Tanya Holmes picked here. She went with William Jackson III in the first round as a field cornerback and then drafted Tyler Boyd as a big possession receiver for size in the second round. In the third round, Tanya went with a nose tackle to replace Terrance Knighton.

    With 30 solo tackles, 48 assisted tackles, 78 total tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, and and 6.5 sacks, Johnson is a perfect nose tackle candidate to go to Washington at 6-4 325 lbs.

  22. Houston Texans: Carl Nassib, 3-4 ROLB, Penn State

    Robert McNeil picked here. He went with Joshua Perry as a 3-4 middle linebacker and Jalen Mills as a free safety. Perry could start next to Brian Cushing while Mills can start at free safety. I'm not sure how Nassib would challenge Clowney, so I'm just gonna let Rob explain his pick.

    MANY MAY SAY.. WAIT... YOU ALSO SELECTED... JOSHUA PERRY OLB !!! Many might feel that Clowney isnt solid at Pass rusher . However... Texans added Joshua Perry who can now play ILB with Cushing plus, even as a FIRST ROUNDER JOSHUA PERRY BECAUSE "John simon" is a legitimate OLB & TONY WASHINGTON ; PERRY honestly doesn't have to start...BACK TO CLOWNEY FOR SECOND.. EVEN AT LDE..

    ONE Clowney will have less work but still draw attention. Where as at OLB; Clowney will HAVE MORE WORK AND WE ALREADY KNOW HE IS INJURY PRONE... NEXT.... The logic here is mercuilus will be the SLB, But on Clowney side Texans can put Whitney who can rush the passer and Clowney will get the attention , plus there is also the DT's wilfolk or even the younger COVINGTON ...BOTH WILL CLOG UP THE MIDDLE.. NOT TO MENTION, Bednarick McKinney whose only depth is a very below par....Brian Peters... So adding "Carl Nassib"who also players better on Right but can play left!!!THE TEXANS, CAN move Nassib to OLB and put Clowney at LDE across from J.J. Watt.....

  23. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State

    Joseph Kemper took Laquon Treadwell and Jonathan Bullard with his first two picks. Kemper added two SEC players with his first two picks. Would he add another SEC player in the third round?

    Neither Linval Joseph or Sharrif Floyd stared 16 games as both dealt with injuries starting 12 games each. Minnesota cannot afford to have no Joseph or Floyd without any depth for 4-8 weeks again. I think the Vikings should draft a defensive tackle for depth that can fill in here in case an injury occurs again.

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

    Jason Bantle is picking here. He took two Golden Domers with Notre Dame middle linebacker Jaylon Smith and Notre Dame center Nick Martin with his first two picks. Jason went with value over need in the third round.

    He is the top player available - no doubt. Connor Cook is the best player available. Character concerns or not- he should have been gone much earlier. How these guys think Prescotts DUI weeks b4 the draft are better is beyond me. No WR is good enough to start. Really considered Day or Washington but Cook is the better prospect. McCarron becomes expendable - or Cook would be traded for a higher pick next year.

  25. Green Bay Packers: Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford

    Lisa Donovan addressed defense taking Vernon Butler as a nose tackle in the first round and then followed that up by adding Kentrell Brothers in the second round. Here she added a tight end on offense.

    Aaron Rodgers gets a big tight end to compliment Richard Rodgers. The combination of Rodgers, Cook, and Hooper should make his passing game more lethal.

  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jerald Hawkins, LT, LSU

    Shane Hallam picked here. He went with Eli Apple at cornerback and Darian Thompson at free safety in the first two rounds of the draft. Here he went with a left tackle.

    One guy the Steelers have worked out is Jerald Hawkins. Hawkins is the best offensive tackle left at this point.

  27. Seattle Seahawks: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida

    Donovan James picked here. Seattle went with Derrick Henry at running back in the first round before adding left tackle Shon Coleman in the second round. Will Seattle draft another SEC player on offense in round 3?

    Seattle will have Doug Baldwin as their #1 receiver. Tyler Lockett began the year as a slot receiver, but surpassed Jermaine Kearse on the depth chart to become the #2 receiver near the end of the season. Seattle drafts a new slot receiver in Demarcus Robinson who can replace Kearse at some point down the road.

  28. New England Patriots: John Theus, RT, Georgia

    I picked here. After going with defensive players like Stanford middle linebacker Blake Martinez and Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez, I knew I needed a right tackle here.

    John Theus gives the Patriots the depth they are looking for at right tackle. With Marcus Cannon as a backup left tackle to Nate Solder and Sebastian Vulmer at right tackle, a backup right tackle is needed with both Vulmer and Cannon in contract years.

  29. Arizona Cardinals: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State

    Floyd Wilson drafted Mackensie Alexander, the Clemson cornerback in the first round. This was his second pick of the draft so he went with an offensive player in the third round.

    Jack Allen can start at center right away. Lyle Sendlein is a Free Agent after starting for the Cardinals at center last year and Jonathan Cooper got traded to the Patriots. That's why getting Kelly as a starter is such a great pick here.

  30. Carolina Panthers: C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame

    Joshua Johnson picks here. The Panthers got Jack Conklin in the first round as a right tackle and got Jayron Kearse at strong safety in the second round. Carolina was looking for another starter here.

    C.J. Prosise is the best player available. He should be able to compliment Jonathan Stewart right away in Carolina.

  31. Denver Broncos: Adolphus Washington, 3-4 RE, Ohio State

    Davey Brown picked here. He went with Paxton Lynch in the first round and Kyler Fackrell in the second round. It would be interesting to see what he did in the third round.

    Adolphus Washington has the size of a 3-4 DE. Washington could act as a depth player behind 3-4 right end Jared Crick and 3-4 left end Derek Wolfe. The Texans lost their backup 3-4 DE Antonio Smith who could be a backup 3-4 RE or a backup 3-4 LE at 3-4 DE. I see Washington playing the same role in Denver now if both Crick and Wolfe stay healthy.

  32. Detroit Lions: Javon Hargreave, DT, South Carolina State

    Jeff Hensley picked here. He went with Leonard Floyd and Will Fuller in the first two rounds. Now he picked here with the Lions compensation pick after losing Ndamukong Suh.

    Despite the off season efforts to sew up the holes on the defensive line, the Lions are stuck with only three quality guys on the inside with one of those guys being the 32 year old Haloti Ngata. As much as the Lions need an OT, I feel the O-line as a whole played well enough after firing Lombardi to go and finish the stitching on the D-Line. Hargrave is a great run stuffer and can provide some pass rushing presence, exactly what Detroit needs.

  33. New England Patriots: Victor Ochi, RE, Stony Brook

    The Patriots got this compensation pick after losing Revis. Getting a defensive end was our top priority after going with a middle linebacker, cornerback, and right tackle with our first three picks.

    Ochi can play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right outside linebacker, or 3-4 left outside linebacker. Ochi has tremendous speed and athleticism.

    Ochi can be used as a sack artist or a run stuffer. Someone like the Patriots will covet Ochi's versatility in the late third round.

  34. Seattle Seahawks: Jordan Jenkins, LOLB, Georgia

    Seattle got this pick after losing Byron Maxwell. Donovan James went with three offensive players. It's time for him to draft a defensive player.

    Jordan Jenkins can replace Bruce Irvin at 4-3 left outside linebacker. Jenkins seems like he can play 4-3 left outside linebacker or 3-4 left outside linebacker with his versatility. He's a great run stuffer that can rush the passer which is why he's a good value pick here.

  35. Denver Broncos: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas

    Denver got this pick after losing Julius Thomas. The Broncos went with the best available player here.

    Alex Collins is a great pick to wrap up the third round. He can start our as a running back for depth behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman and wait his turn as he builds up his confidence and potential. Montee Ball held that role before the Broncos released him and Collins would be in a very similar situation here if the Broncos drafted him to wrap up the third round.

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