Draft Order NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Order 65. Cleveland Browns 1-15-0, 66. San Francisco 49ers 2-14-0, 67. Chicago Bears 3-13-0, 68. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-13-0, 69. Los Angeles Rams 4-12-0, 70. New York Jets 5-11-0, 71. Los Angeles Chargers 5-11-0, 72. New England Patriots (from Carolina Panthers) 6-10-0, 73. Cincinnati Bengals 6-9-1, 74. Philadelphia Eagles 7-9-0, 75. Buffalo Bills 7-9-0, 76. New Orleans Saints 7-9-0, 77. Arizona Cardinals 7-8-1, 78. Baltimore Ravens 8-8-0, 79. Minnesota Vikings 8-8-0, 80. Indianapolis Colts 8-8-0, 81. Washington Redskins 8-7-1, 82. Denver Broncos 9-7-0, 83. Tennessee Titans 9-7-0, 84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-7-0, 85. Detroit Lions 9-7-0, 86. Miami Dolphins 10-6-0, 87. New York Giants 11-5-0, 88. Oakland Raiders 12-4-0, 89. Houston Texans 9-7-0, 90. Seattle Seahawks 10-5-1, 91. Kansas City Chiefs 12-4-0, 92. Dallas Cowboys 13-3-0, 93. Green Bay Packers 10-6-0, 94. Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5-0, 95. Atlanta Falcons 11-5-0, 96. New England Patriots 14-2-0, 97. Miami Dolphins (Compensation Pick), 98. Carolina Panthers (Compensation Pick), 99. Baltimore Ravens (Compensation Pick), 100. Tennessee Titans (Compensation Pick from Los Angeles Rams), 101. Denver Broncos (Compensation Pick), 102. Seattle Seahawks (Compensation Pick), 103. New Orleans Saints (Compensation Pick from Cleveland Browns), 104. Kansas City Chiefs (Compensation Pick), 105. Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensation Pick), 106. Seattle Seahawks (Compensation Pick), 107. New York Jets (Compensation Pick)


2017 NFL Mock Draft: 7 Rounds




Round 3




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: March 21, 2017 with updates every Tuesday leading up to Draft Day.


  1. Cleveland Browns: Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn

    Cleveland needs a 4-3 defensive tackle next to Danny Shelton. Montravius Adams is highway robbery at the top of the third round.


    Montravius Adams had 26 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 44 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, 15 quarterback hurries, 2 deflections from pass breakups, 2 blocked kicks/punts, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 defensive touchdown.


    Previous Pick: Josh Jones, FS, North Carolina State

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Tanoh Kpassagnon, LE, Villanova

    The 49ers go with a 4-3 left end here. The 6-7 280 lb Tanoh Kpassagnon is now versatile enough to play 4-3 right end or 3-4 right end after losing 10 lbs he can play left end too. That really helps his stock. Kpassagnon had 21.5 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks in 2016.


    Previous Pick: Daeshon Hall, RE, Texas A&M

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  3. Chicago Bears: Antonio Garcia, LT, Troy

    The 6-6 292 lb Antonio Garcia is a perfect fit for Chicago here. Antonio Garcia gives the Chicago Bears their left tackle for the future. Garcia is undersized and struggled to maintain his blocks, but other than that he's pretty complete as a left tackle.


    Antonio Garcia has better footwork then any left tackle on the Bears roster. Even though you can make the case for a quarterback here, I go left tackle here because I feel there are no third round left tackles after Antonio Garcia.


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  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dorian Johnson, LG, Pittsburgh

    Jacksonville drafts a starting left guard here. The 6-3 300 lb Dorian Johnson is an awesome value pick at this point.


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  5. Los Angeles Rams: Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse

    Amba Etta-Tawo gives Jared Goff a #1 target. Amba Etta-Tawo ran a 4.35 40-time at Syracuse's Pro Day and displayed good route running as well.


    Previous Pick: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State

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  6. New York Jets: Ryan Anderson, 3-4 ROLB, Alabama

    New York drafts a pass rusher here. Ryan Anderson had 9 sacks, 19 tackles for a loss, and 10 quarterback hurries in 2016. Anderson is an absolute steal at this spot. It's not that Lorenzo Mauldin is bad. It's just that Ryan Anderson is that good.


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  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Desmond King, CB, Iowa

    Los Angeles released Brandon Flowers. You have Jason Verrett coming off a season ending injury plus Casey Heyward who showed he could make the transition from nickel to boundary. Heyward is still more effective in the nickel though.


    I think in this situation the 5-10 206 lb Desmond King is the best option for the Chargers. King has awesome coverage. He has problems wrapping up tackles consistently, and if the Chargers start him in the nickel they can develop him into someone that can challenge Casey Heyward for a cornerback spot down the road.


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  8. New England Patriots: Carl Lawson, LOLB, Auburn

    Carl Lawson dominated the 2017 NFL Combine. The 6-2 261 lb defensive end was mainly a 4-3 left end with the size of an outside linebacker. This year he showed the versatility to play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, 3-4 right outside linebacker, and 3-4 left outside linebacker.


    Carl Lawson has 9 sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, and 24 quarterback hurries in 2016. Lawson is an ideal 4-3 left outside linebacker with the Patriots third round pick because he has the speed, versatility, burst, and first-step quickness that Bill Belichick covets from his pass rushers.


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  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaac Asiata, RG, Utah

    Cincinnati needs a right guard if they lose Kevin Zeitler to Free Agency. Isaac Asiata is the only starting guard left at this point. Isaac Asiata can play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle with his versatility at 6-3 325 lbs.


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  10. Philadelphia Eagles: Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State

    The 6-3 304 lb Vincent Taylor has lined up at both 4-3 defensive tackle and 3-4 nose tackle. Taylor has 7 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss in 2016. Vincent Taylor is my third best defensive tackle. With Bennie Logan gone, getting a 4-3 defensive tackle becomes a huge need.


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  11. Buffalo Bills: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

    The 6-1 197 lb Cooper Kupp had 117 receptions, 1,700 receiving yards, and 17 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Those numbers are mind boggling even for an FBS receiver with the hands and route running on tape.


    Kupp dominated against FBS schools like Oregon in 2015 and Washington State in 2016 where he led Eastern Washington to a huge upset over Washington State who was the last PAC 12 team to lose before collapsing down the stretch.


    Kupp accepted his invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl. Kupp had an awesome week in Mobile before struggling at the 2017 NFL Combine with his 4.62 40-time. In this situation, Kupp goes to Buffalo as a slot receiver next to big targets like Sammy Watkins and Corey Davis.


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  12. New Orleans Saints: Nate Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh

    New Orleans goes with Brad Kaaya as a quarterback to groom behind Drew Brees with Josh Allen going back to school. The Saints demoted 2015 third round pick Garrett Grayson to the practice squad which is a pretty clear indicator he's not going to be the starting quarterback when Drew Brees retires.


    Drew Brees needs an understudy. Nate Peterman dominated the Senior Bowl practices. Not only did New Orleans meet with Peterman in Mobile, but they also met with Peterman during the 2017 NFL Combine.


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  13. Arizona Cardinals: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami FL

    Carson Palmer needs an understudy. The 6-3 214 lb Brad Kaaya had 3,532 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in 2016. I still think Kaaya would benefit from another year of school despite declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft, but if he goes to Arizona and learns under Carson Palmer this could be a great scheme fit.


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  14. Baltimore Ravens: Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State

    Pat Elflein at 6-2 303 lbs has the versatility to play left guard, center, or right guard. Elflein is without a doubt the best center in the 2017 NFL Draft. Baltimore needs a center and there is no question that Elflein is a steal here.


    Previous Pick: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA

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  15. Minnesota Vikings: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

    The 6-6 307 lb Ethan Pocic is versatile enough to play anywhere on the interior offensive line at center or guard. Pocic was a first round prospect in the preseason that fell to the third round.


    Previous Pick: D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texas

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  16. Indianapolis Colts: Jessamen Dunker, RG, Tennessee State

    Indianapolis goes with a right guard here. Again the theme with the Colts throughout this mock is going to be getting players with speed and toughness that fit the Colts system. He's 6-4 306 lbs and ran a sub 5.00 40-time. Dunker has four years of experience starting at both offensive tackle and guard on both sides of the offensive line so he fits the description for speed and toughness that Chris Ballard wants to bring in.


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  17. Washington Redskins: Anthony Walker Jr., 3-4 MLB, Northwestern

    In this situation, Washington drafts Anthony Walker Jr. for depth behind Will Compton and Mason Foster. Having those guys show McMillan how to be a tackling machine will make him a future Pro Bowler.


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  18. Denver Broncos: Davon Godchaux, 3-4 RE, LSU

    Denver gets another 5-technique player. Davon Godchaux provides tremendous value here.


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  19. Tennessee Titans: Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia

    Tyler Orlosky is the top ranked center available. Tennessee gets a center with this pick.


    Previous Pick: Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State

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  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming

    Tampa Bay probably will take a day 2 running back. Doug Martin got suspended, Charles Simms is in a contract year and hasn't shown he can avoid durability concerns, and Jacquizz Rodgers is a Free Agent. This is a deep running back group and even if Tampa Bay goes wide receiver and defensive end early they will take a running back by this point allowing them to get a safety on day 3.


    Brian Hill had 349 carries, 1,860 rushing yards, and 22 rushing touchdowns. Hill has tremendous vision, blocking, and speed on tape at 6-1 219 lbs. He also lacks the consistency to catch passes out of the backfield which is why Hill fell to the Buccaneers.


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  21. Detroit Lions: Carroll Phillips, ROLB, Illinois

    The Lions get an outside linebacker. The 6-3 240 lb Carroll Phillips had 20 tackles for a loss and 9 sacks in 2016. Detroit needs to replace DeAndre Levy and Carroll Phillips is a steal at this spot.


    Previous Pick: Devonte Fields, ROLB, Louisville

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  22. Minnesota Vikings: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson

    The Vikings draft a tight end for depth. Minnesota released MyCole Pruitt and Rhett Ellison is a Free Agent. Jordan Leggett is a good value pick at this spot.


    Previous Pick: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech

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  23. New York Giants: Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan

    Chris Wormley had a dominant week in Mobile and is now once again a defensive tackle who is projected to go in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. Wormley fell to the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and is a steal at this point.


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  24. Oakland Raiders: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama

    The Raiders can draft Dalvin Tomlinson here. Dalvin Tomlinson is now a third round prospect after impressing at the 2017 Senior Bowl, the 2017 NFL Combine, and Alabama's 2017 NFL Pro Day. Oakland can take a chance on him.


    Previous Pick: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee

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  25. Houston Texans: Marcus Maye, FS, Florida

    Houston drafts a safety that can be an immediate starter. Marcus Maye has the versatility to play both safety spots and reminds me of Reggie Nelson.


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  26. Seattle Seahawks: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee

    The Seahawks can draft Cameron Sutton here. Sutton is a steal at this point in the third round.


    Previous Pick: Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa

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  27. Kansas City Chiefs: D'Onta Foreman, RB, Texas

    D'Onta Foreman is the perfect replacement for Jamaal Charles. I can see the Chiefs drafting Foreman to bolster their backfield at this spot.


    Previous Pick: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

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  28. Dallas Cowboys: Daeshon Hall, RE, Texas A&M

    The 6-6 270 lb Daeshon Hall has 4.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for a loss, and 12 quarterback hurries would be a fantastic addition at this point. Hall could go much higher than this after dominating in Mobile, maybe even as early as 64 to the New England Patriots. Hall showed he could play 4-3 right end or 4-3 left end in Mobile and validated why he should get picked in the first three rounds. Dallas needs a 4-3 right end and Daeshon Hall is a good pick at this spot.


    Previous Pick: Hunter Dimick, RE, Utah

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  29. Green Bay Packers: Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar

    The 6-1 190 lb Brendan Langley can play man coverage, zone coverage, or press coverage. Langley has football IQ to understand cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4. Langley had an interception against Houston when playing the FBS opponent in Houston. Langley accepted his invite to Mobile. Langley didn't help or hurt his stock in Mobile. Green Bay adds Langley.


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  30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Howard Wilson, CB, Houston

    Pittsburgh uses this pick on a cornerback. Howard Wilson is gaining a lot of momentum despite being a sophomore redshirt.


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  31. Atlanta Falcons: Dion Dawkins, RG, Temple

    Atlanta needs a right guard. Dion Dawkins dominated his Pro Day and is an awesome fit for the Falcons at this point.


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  32. New England Patriots: Dawuane Smoot, LE, Illinois

    New England uses this pick on another 4-3 left end across from Trey Flowers and Solomon Thomas for depth. Dawuane Smoot is the best 4-3 left end at this point. Smoot possesses great burst off the edge, but he more of a guy that gets hurries on the quarterback with a run stuffer mentality than a sack artist. That won't matter to the Patriots though since Chandler Jones out of Syracuse and Trey Flowers out of Arkansas had the same issue heading into the NFL plus Belichick loves developing players like that.


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  33. Miami Dolphins: Nathan Gerry, FS, Nebraska

    Miami gets the 97th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New York Giants signed right end Olivier Vernon in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Vernon became a Free Agent in 2016.


    Nathan Gerry has the versatility to play both safety spots and is a great value pick here. The 6-2 220 lb safety has accepted his 2017 Senior Bowl Invite.


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  34. Carolina Panthers: Hunter Dimick, RE, Utah

    Carolina gets the 98th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Washington Redskins signed cornerback Josh Norman in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Norman became a Free Agent in 2016.


    The Carolina Panthers need a 4-3 right end with Kony Ealy on the Patriots unless they trust Mario Addison. They get their man in Hunter Dimick here. Hunter Dimick has the versatility to play both 4-3 defensive end spots. Dimick now has 14.5 sacks and 21 tackles for a loss in 2016.


    Previous Pick: KD Cannon, WR, Baylor

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  35. Baltimore Ravens: Chad Hansen, WR, California

    Baltimore gets the 99th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Oakland Raiders signed left guard Kelechi Osmele in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Osmele became a Free Agent in 2016.


    The 6-2 205 lb Chad Hansen has 92 receptions, 1,249 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Hansen impresses on tape with his hands, route running, jumping, and speed on tape. Hansen did disappoint at his 2017 NFL Combine though, but he's a steal for Baltimore at this point though.


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  36. Tennessee Titans: Ben Boulware, 3-4 MLB, Clemson

    Los Angeles gets the 100th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New York Giants signed cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Jenkins became a Free Agent in 2016. The Rams traded this pick to the Titans though.


    Ben Boulware gets pushed up into the third round with 58 solo tackles, 58 assisted tackles, and 116 total tackles despite being undersized at 6-0 230 lbs. The Titans need another 3-4 middle linebacker.


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  37. Denver Broncos: Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson

    Denver gets the 101st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Jacksonville Jaguars signed defensive tackle Malik Jackson in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Jackson became a Free Agent in 2016.


    Denver goes with a running back for depth. The more I watch Gallman's tape the more I see a day 2 pick who can provide more depth at running back.


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  38. Seattle Seahawks: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte

    Seattle gets the 102nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Denver Broncoss signed left tackle Russell Okung in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Okung became a Free Agent in 2016.


    The 6-2 297 lb Larry Ogunjobi had 13.5 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks in 2016. Ogunjobi dominated his Senior Bowl, the 2017 NFL Combine, and Charlotte's 2017 NFL Pro Day. This is an awesome spot for Larry Ogunjobi to get picked.


    Previous Pick: Kai Nacua, FS, BYU

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  39. New Orleans Saints: KD Cannon, WR, Baylor

    Cleveland gets the 103rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Atlanta Falcons signed center Alex Mack in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Mack became a Free Agent in 2016. The Browns traded this pick to New England for Jamie Collins and this is the first year teams can deal compensation picks. As a result the Patriots moved this pick to the Saints in the Brandin Cooks trade.


    New Orleans gets a slot receiver for depth. KD Cannon is the top receiver available.


    Previous Pick: Robert Davis, WR, Georgia State

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  40. Kansas City Chiefs: Kendell Beckwith, 3-4 MLB, LSU

    Kansas City gets the 104th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Oakland Raiders signed cornerback Shaun Smith in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Smith became a Free Agent in 2016.


    Kendall Beckwith makes total sense for the Chiefs at this point. He gives Kansas City a future 3-4 middle linebacker to compliment Ramik Wilson here.


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  41. Pittsburgh Steelers: Robert Davis, WR, Georgia State

    Pittsburgh gets the 105th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Jacksonville Jaguars signed left tackle Kelvin Beachum in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Beachum became a Free Agent in 2016.


    The 6-3 219 lb Robert Davis had 67 receptions, 968 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Davis absolutely crushed the 2017 NFL Combine after running a 4.44 40-time, having 10-inch hands, and doing 19 reps on the bench press before acing the gauntlet drill. Davis dropped 4 passes on tape versus Charlotte in 2015 and only knows streaks and screen pass routes which makes him a project, but he has potential to be coached into a reliable target in Pittsburgh.


    Previous Pick: Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse

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  42. Seattle Seahawks: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh

    Seattle gets the 106th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Oakland Raiders signed left outside linebacker Bruce Smith in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Smith became a Free Agent in 2016.


    The 6-2 235 lb James Conner has 216 carries, 1,092 rushing yards, and 16 rushing touchdowns. Conner improved as a blocker and also had 299 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns giving Conner 20 total touchdowns in 2016. Conner is declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft and would provide fantastic value at this point in the third round.


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  43. New York Jets: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia

    New York gets the 107th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the New York Giants signed defensive tackle Damon Harrison in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Harrison became a Free Agent in 2016.


    The Jets draft another cornerback to compliment Morris Claiborne. Rasul Douglas compliments Claiborne perfectly to wrap up the third round.


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