Draft Order NFL: 2021 NFL Draft Order: Round 3: 65. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andre Cisco, SS, Syracuse, 66. Minnesota Vikings (from New York Jets): Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M, 67. Houston Texans: Davis Mills, QB, Stanford, 68. Atlanta Falcons: Jalen Mayfield, RT, Michigan, 69. Cincinnati Bengals: Joseph Ossai, ROLB, Texas, 70. Carolina Panthers (from Philadelphia Eagles): Brady Christensen, LT, BYU, 71. New York Giants (from Denver Broncos): Aaron Robinson, CB, Central Florida, 72. Detroit Lions: Alim McNeil, DT, North Carolina State, 73. Philadelphia Eagles (From Carolina Panthers): Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech, 74. Washington Football Team (from San Francisco 49ers): Benjamin St. Juste, CB, Minnesota, 75. Dallas Cowboys: Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA, 76. New Orleans Saints (from New York Giants): Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford, 77. Los Angeles Chargers: Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee, 78. Minnesota Vikings: Chazz Surratt, LOLB, North Carolina, 79. Las Vegas Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals): Malcolm Koonce, RE, Buffalo, 80. Las Vegas Raiders: Divine Deablo, ROLB, Virginia Tech, 81. Miami Dolphins: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College, 82. Washington Football Team: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina, 83. Carolina Panthers (from Chicago Bears): Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame, 84. Dallas Cowboys (from Indianapolis Colts): Chauncey Golston, RE, Iowa, 85. Green Bay Packers (from Tennessee Titans): Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson, 86. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks): Wyatt Davis, RG, Ohio State, 87. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kendrick Green, C, Illinois, 88. San Francisco 49ers (from Los Angeles Rams): Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State, 89. Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns): Nico Collins, WR, Michigan, 90. Minnesota Vikings (from Baltimore Ravens): Patrick Jones II, RE, Pittsburgh, 91. Cleveland Browns (from New Orleans Saints): Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn, 92. Tennessee Titans (from Green Bay Packers): Monty Rice, 3-4 MLB, Georgia, 93. Buffalo Bills: Spencer Brown, RT, Northern Iowa, 94. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs): Ben Cleveland, LG, Georgia, 95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Hainsey, RG, Notre Dame, 96. New England Patriots (Compensation Pick): Ronnie Perkins, 3-4 ROLB, Oklahoma, 97. Los Angeles Chargers (Compensation Pick): Tre McKitty, TE, Georgia, 98. Denver Broncos (Compensation Pick from New Orleans Saints): Quinn Meinerz, LG, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 99. Dallas Cowboys (Compensation Pick): Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State, 100. Tennessee Titans (Compensation Pick): Elijah Molden, CB, Washington, 101. Detroit Lions (Compensation Pick from Los Angeles Rams): Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse, 102. San Francisco 49ers (Compensation Pick): Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan, 103. Los Angeles Rams (Compensation Pick): Ernest Jones, 3-4 MLB, South Carolina, 104. Baltimore Ravens (Compensation Pick): Brandon Stevens, CB, SMU, 105. Denver Broncos (Compensation Pick from New Orleans Saints): Baron Browning, 3-4 MLB, Ohio State, Round 1: 1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson, 2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU, 3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans): Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State, 4. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida, 5. Cincinnati Bengals: Ja'Maar Chase, WR, LSU, 6. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles): Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama, 7. Detroit Lions: Penei Sewell, RT, Oregon, 8. Carolina Panthers: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina, 9. Denver Broncos: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama, 10. Phiadelphia Eagles (from Dallas Cowboys): DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama, 11. Chicago Bears (from New York Giants): Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State, 12. Dallas Cowboys (from San Francisco 49ers): Micah Parsons, LOLB, Penn State, 13. Los Angeles Chargers: Rashawn Slater, LT, Northwestern, 14. New York Jets (from Minnesota Vikings): Alijah Vera-Tucker, LG, USC, 15. New England Patriots: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama, 16. Arizona Cardinals: Zaven Collins, 3-4 LOLB, Tulsa, 17. Las Vegas Raiders: Alex Leatherwood, RT, Alabama, 18. Miami Dolphins: Jaelan Phillips, 3-4 LOLB, Miami FL, 19. Washington Football Team: Jamin Davis, LOLB, Kentucky, 20. New York Giants (from Chicago Bears): Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida, 21. Indianapolis Colts: Kwity Paye, RE, Michigan, 22. Tennessee Titans: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech, 23. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks): Christian Darrisaw, LT, Virginia Tech, 24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama, 25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams): Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson, 26. Cleveland Browns: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern, 27. Baltimore Ravens: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota, 28. New Orleans Saints: Payton Turner, RE, Houston, 29. Green Bay Packers: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia, 30. Buffalo Bills: Gregory Rosseau, RE, Miami FL, 31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs): Jayson Oweh, 3-4 ROLB, Penn State, 32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Joe Tryon, 3-4 ROLB, Washington, Round 2: 33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia, 34. New York Jets: Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss, 35. Denver Broncos (from Atlanta Falcons): Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina, 36. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans): Jevon Holland, FS, Oregon, 37. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama, 38. New England Patriots (from Cincinnati Bengals): Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama, 39. Chicago Bears (from Carolina Panthers): Teven Jenkins, LT, Oklahoma State, 40. Atlanta Falcons (from Denver Broncos): Richie Grant, SS, Central Florida, 41. Detroit Lions: Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington, 42. Miami Dolphins (from New York Giants): Liam Eichenberg, RT, Notre Dame, 43. Las Vegas Raiders (from San Francisco 49ers): Trevon Moehrig, FS, TCU, 44. Dallas Cowboys: Kevin Joseph, CB, Kentucky, 45. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Minnesota Vikings): Walker Little, LT, Stanford, 46. Cincinnati Bengals (from New England Patriots): Jackson Carman, LG, Clemson, 47. Los Angeles Chargers: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State, 48. San Francisco 49ers (from Las Vegas Raiders): Aaron Banks, LG, Notre Dame, 49. Arizona Cardinals: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue, 50. New York Giants (from Miami Dolphins): Azeez Ojulari, 3-4 ROLB, Georgia, 51. Washington Football Team: Samuel Cosmi, LT, Texas, 52. Cleveland Browns (from Chicago Bears): Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ROLB, Notre Dame, 53. Tennessee Titans: Dillon Radunz, RT, North Dakota State, 54. Indianapolis Colts: Dayo Odeyingbo, LE, Vanderbilt, 55. Pittsburgh Steelers: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State, 56. Seattle Seahawks: D'Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan, 57. Los Angeles Rams: Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville, 58. Kansas City Chiefs (from Baltimore Ravens): Nick Bolton, ROLB, Missouri, 59. Carolina Panthers (from Cleveland Browns): Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU, 60. New Orleans Saints: Pete Werner, ROLB, Ohio State, 61. Buffalo Bills: Carlos Basham Jr., LE, Wake Forest, 62. Green Bay Packers: Josh Myers, C, Ohio State, 63. Kansas City Chiefs: Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma, 64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida












2021 NFL Draft Results




Round 3



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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andre Cisco, SS, Syracuse A- Grade

    Jacksonville neglected safety in the first two rounds. Andre Cisco can play strong safety, free safety, 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, or 4-3 left outside linebacker with his versatility. Cisco is also the youngest safety in the draft. He's a perfect fit for strong safety which also happens to be the biggest need for Jacksonville on defense in the third round.


    The 6-0 206 lb Andre Cisco is second behind Paulson Adebo in deflections heading into the 2020 Season. He also led the FBS with 12 interceptions among active defensive backs. Andre Cisco only played 2 games in a shortened 2020 season due to Covid-19.


    Andre Cisco can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. He can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes. Cisco gives Cleveland depth at safety behind Ronnie Harrison and Grant Delpit.


    I posted a film cut of Syracuse safety Andre Cisco VS Pittsburgh. Andre Cisco made some nice plays, but showed a lot of inconsistent play against the Pitt Panthers after intercepting Sam Howell of North Carolina in the season opener for Syracuse.




  2. Minnesota Vikings: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M C+ Grade

    Minnesota drafts a quality backup quarterback to develop behind Kirk Cousins here. Kellen Mond is a fourth round prospect on my big board despite winning 2021 Senior Bowl MVP and having a strong Pro Day. He's the top quarterback on the board so you cannot give this anything worse than a C+ grade.



  3. Houston Texans: Davis Mills, QB, Stanford WTF Grade

    Houston gets our first WTF pick on the draft. Instead of an F grade they get a WTF grade.


  4. Atlanta Falcons: Jalen Mayfield, RT, Michigan A Grade

    Atlanta gets a swing tackle behind left tackle Jake Matthews and right tackle Kaleb McGary. He's getting picked as a right tackle for depth in case Kaleb McGary gets injured again.



  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Joseph Ossai, ROLB, Texas A+ Grade

    The 6-4 235 lb Joseph Ossai had 61 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 90 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, and 2 interceptions in 2019. Ossai had 25 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, 55 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, and 5.5 sacks in 2020. He registered 3 of those sacks against Oklahoma State while showcasing first round speed and athleticism off the edge. He relies heavily on his pass rushing and cannot do much else. If you can shut down his pass rushing, you can neutralize him. Cincinnati gets him for depth.


  6. Carolina Panthers: Brady Christensen, LT, BYU C+ Grade

    Carolina drafts a backup left tackle to Greg Little. Nice depth pick in the third round even though I had a fourth round grade on him. I expected him to fall to round 5, but he addresses a position of need.



  7. New York Giants: Aaron Robinson, CB, Central Florida A Grade

    New York adds a cornerback that I had a second round grade on for depth in the third round to compliment James Bradburry, Adoree Jackson, and nickel cornerback Darnay Holmes.


    The 5-11 200 lb Aaron Robinson is great in both man and press coverage. He can play in a cover 0, cover 1, or cover 2 defense with two safeties playing zone coverage. He's also a good tackler who can stop the run. He's versatile enough to play cornerback inside or outside.


  8. Detroit Lions: Alim McNeill, DT, North Carolina State A Grade

    The 6-2 320 lb Alim McNeill is a decent 4-3 defensive tackle. He gives Detroit depth at defensive tackle at the very worst. He could give Detroit a starter at defensive tackle at the best. Pro Football Focus believes he's the second best defensive tackle in the entire draft.



  9. Philadelphia Eagles: Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech B Grade

    The 6-4 283 lb Milton Williams had a mind boggling 30 quarterback hurries and 10 tackles for a loss in 2020. Williams entered the draft at 271 lbs, but added 12 lbs of muscle before impressing NFL scouts at Lousiana Tech's Pro Day. He's a good defensive tackle for depth.


  10. Washington Football Team: Benjamin St. Juste, CB, Minnesota C Grade

    Washington drafts a nickel corner two rounds too early. Not a terrible pick though so Washington gets a C grade.



  11. Dallas Cowboys: Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA B Grade

    Dallas has Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore. They grab Osa Odighizuwa for depth.


    The 6-2 280 lb Osa Odighizuwa has great explosion and first step ability. He needs to add some muscle weight and get stronger if he wants to become a starting 4-3 defensive tackle. Dallas needs depth at 4-3 defensive tackle so they take Osa earlier than expected. He can spend time in the weight room and keep honing his game until he gets an opportunity to play.


  12. New Orleans Saints: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford B Grade

    New Orleans took a fourth round corner in the third round. They needed someone next to Marshon Lattimore so I can't bash this pick.



  13. Los Angeles Chargers: Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee C Grade

    Josh Palmer is the final receiver of mine in my wide receiver rankings to have a starter grade. I had 30/40 wide receivers with starter grades. Some have Josh Palmer going in the second to third round so this is solid value here since he went 14/14 on targets against corners.


  14. Minnesota Vikings: Chazz Surratt, LOLB, North Carolina A Grade

    The 6-3 230 lb Chazz Surratt lined up at 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker. Chazz Surratt had 66 solo tackles, 49 assisted tackles, 115 total tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, 10 quarterback hurries, 6.5 sacks, and 3 deflections from pass breakups in his first season at linebacker in 2019 after converting from quarterback to linebacker.


    Chazz Surratt had 49 solo tackles, 42 assisted tackles, 91 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks, and 6 quarterback hurries in 2020. He also did well in the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl during practices making him the perfect piece to compliment Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks.



  15. Las Vegas Raiders: Malcolm Koonce, LE, Buffalo B+ Grade

    Malcolm Koonce gets picked here and he provides a nice 4-3 defensive end for depth behind Clelin Ferrell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Maxx Crosby with Arden Key gone. I had a third round grade on Koonce so I love this pick.


  16. Las Vegas Raiders: Divine Deablo, ROLB, Virginia Tech D Grade

    Las Vegas takes a fifth to sixth round safety at 80. What's even worse is they plan on moving him to outside linebacker where he will be a situational linebacker. Deablo blitzes more than he covers which is why the Raiders get a D grade here.



  17. Miami Dolphins: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College A- Grade

    The 6-5 254 lb Hunter Long had 57 receptions, 685 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns in 2020. He showed flashes of a young Austin Hooper on film as he's good at everything, but not great at anything. He dropped some passes during practices in Mobile. If you just watch the tape and look past these drops in Mobile, he's the fourth best tight end in this draft. Hunter Long would learn under Mike Gesicki for a year or two. If Miami doesn't want to overpay Gesicki, then maybe you can develop Hunter Long into a solid starter down the road



  18. Washington Football Team: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina A Grade

    The 6-0 185 lb Dyami Brown had 55 receptions, 1,099 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns in 2020. Dyami Brown tied DeVonta Smith for the most 40+ yard receptions with 17. He also averaged 20 yards per catch. Washington gets someone who can push Kelvin Harmon for the number two receiver spot next to Terry McLaurin.


  19. Carolina Panthers: Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame F Grade

    Tommy Tremble didn't even make my tight end rankings. Oren referred to him as Tommy Terrible. His one strong quality is blocking. He can be a starter down the road in Carolina if you develop his pass catching because he has teh traits of a top five blocker at tight end. I know a Falcons fan that wanted Tremble in round 2 if they didn't take Pitts so that makes me happy that the Falcons fan has to worry about Tremble.



  20. Dallas Cowboys: Chauncey Golston, RE, Iowa D Grade

    Chauncey Golston feels like a reach here. His teammate Dayvion Nixon is still on the board heading into day 3.


  21. Green Bay Packers: Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson A Grade

    The 5-9 201 lb Amari Rodgers dominated in Mobile showcasing his route running and Moss like catches during both the Senior Bowl practice as well as the Senior Bowl game. Amari Rogers had 77 receptions, 1,020 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns in 2020 when being the go-to-guy for Clemson at wide receiver.


    You got DaVante Adams and Allen Lazard on the outside. Amari Rodgers will push for minutes from day 1 as a slot receiver in Green Bay.



  22. Minnesota Vikings: Wyatt Davis, RG, Ohio State A+ Grade

    Wyatt Davis was my top ranked guard in the entire draft. Rick Spielman got the one guard I had ranked ahead of Alijah Vera-Tucker with the pick he got from the New York Jets. Minnesota now has Christian Darrisaw at left tackle, Ezra Cleveland at left guard, Garrett Bradbury at center, Wyatt Davis at right guard, and Brian O'Neill at right tackle. Minnesota now has upgrades on their offensive line at every position for quarterback Kirk Cousins and running back Dalvin Cook which is why this pick earns Minnesota their second A+ grade of the draft.


  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kendrick Green, C, Illinois C+ Grade

    Pittsburgh takes a fifth round guard in the third round, but they are taking him as a center. You got Chukwuma Okorafor at left tackle, Kevin Dotson at left guard, Kendrick Green at center, David DeCastro at right guard, and Zach Banner at right tackle. The 2021 NFL Season will be a make or break year for at least four of the offensive linemen on Pittsburgh's offensive line including Green who may move to guard if he struggles at center.



  24. San Francisco 49ers: Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State A Grade

    San Francisco takes my second best running back off the board around the same area they took Frank Gore. Last time the 49ers drafted a running back out of Ohio State they got Carlos Hyde so I love this pick.


  25. Houston Texans: Nico Collins, WR, Michigan A Grade

    Houston grabs the tallest receiver in the draft here. They get Nico Collins who is the closest thing this draft has to a DeAndre Hopkins type of receiver.


    Houston gets a big body wide receiver with this pick. The Texans get the 6-4 215 lb Nico Collins who is considered to be the biggest and tallest receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft.


    Finally, I have an interview of Nico Collins. This interview from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl is only on Anchor, but you can listen to the interview while reading our SWOT report of Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins.





  26. Minnesota Vikings: Patrick Jones II, RE, Pittsburgh A Grade

    The 6-4 264 lb Patrick Jones II lined up as a 4-3 right end on the Pittsburgh Panthers. He packs a powerful punch with his 10 inch hands. Patrick Jones II had 25 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, 41 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, and 8.5 sacks in 2019. Patrick Jones II had 24 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 42 total tackles, 12.5 tackles ofr a loss, and 9 sacks in 2020.


    Minnesota needs a 4-3 right end to take pressure off of Danielle Hunter. I gave them Patrick Jones II out of Pittsburgh with this selection.


    Here is our interview of Patrick Jones II from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. You can click the link below to listen to that recorded press conference of Pittsburgh defensive end Patrick Jones II.


  27. Cleveland Browns: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn D Grade

    Anthony Schwartz has a backup grade among my top forty receivers. Instead of taking A'Mon Ra-St. Brown, the Browns waste this pick on a backup receiver.



  28. Tennessee Titans: Monty Rice, 3-4 MLB, Georgia A Grade

    You get linebacker depth behind Rashaan Evans and Jaylon Brown here. Great pick as the Titans earn their first A grade after being the only NFL team with an A+ grade in the first and second round.


  29. Buffalo Bills: Spencer Brown, RT, Northern Iowa A Grade

    Buffalo grabs a right tackle to groom behind Daryl Williams and Bobby Hart. Spencer Brown has more upside than both Williams or Hart and there is no rush with him making this a fantastic pick.


    The 6-8 314 lb Spencer Brown did well at right tackle for Northern Iowa. He's been training with former San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley leading up to the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl.


    I posted a film cut of Northern Iowa right tackle Spencer Brown VS South Dakota State. Spencer Brown had 11 pancake blocks in this one game, and I posted two of his film cuts on my Youtube channel.





  30. Baltimore Ravens: Ben Cleveland, LG, Georgia B+ Grade

    Baltimore has Ronnie Stanley at left tackle, Ben Cleveland at left guard, Bradley Bozeman at center, Kevin Zeitler at right guard, and Andrew Villanueva at right tackle. Outside of the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Ravens have the best offensive line in the AFC North Division heading into 2021 with five starters and stability on their offensive line. Ben Cleveland was Baltimore's best draft pick from the Orlando Brown trade.


  31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Hainsey, RG, Notre Dame D Grade

    Tampa Bay drafts a guy who can be a depth player at offensive tackle, guard, or center with his versatility. Good run blocker on his highlight reel, but got destroyed on passing plays in the pass blocking drills in Mobile.



  32. New England Patriots: Ronnie Perkins, 3-4 ROLB, Oklahoma A Grade

    New England got this compensation pick at 96 despite losing their first third round pick for videotaping the Bengals because quarterback Tom Brady signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I've seen Elijah Moore listed as high as the mid to late second round so to get him here at 95 is an absolute steal.


    The 6-3 247 lb Ronnie Perkins played 4-3 right end and 4-3 left end at Oklahoma. He's got the body of an outside linebacker and can play with his hand in the dirt or without his hand in the dirt. Ronnie Perkins is the only pass rusher in this draft with a pass rushing and run stuffing grade of 90 according to Pro Football Focus. Ronnie Perkins had 10.5 tackles for a loss, 9 quarterback hurries, and 5.5 sacks in 2020. He needs to get stronger, but he's someone who can push Anfernee Jennings and Josh Uche for a roster spot after they added Matt Judon and Kyle Van Noy in Free Agency.


  33. Los Angeles Chargers: Tre McKitty, TE, Georgia C Grade

    Los Angeles got this compensation pick at 97 because Philip Rivers signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Now they use this pick on a tight end to backup Jared Cook Jr. for the starting tight end spot now that Hunter Henry is gone.


    I got a fifth round grade on Tre McKitty. However, he's my fourth best tight end so you can't hate the pick. Reminds me of former Charger Ladarius Green.



  34. Denver Broncos: Quinn Meinerz, LG, Wisconsin-Whitewater A Grade

    New Orleans got this compensation pick at 98 because Teddy Bridgewater signed with the Carolina Panthers. Carolina was one of two division rivals to help New Orleans get a third round compensation pick. New Orleans can repay their division rivals by hitting on both compensation picks. They traded this pick and 105 to Denver.


    The 6-3 320 lb Quinn Meinerz played left guard at Wisconsin-Whitewater. Quinn Meinerz was the player of the week at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. He showed the versatility to play left guard, center, or right guard on the interior offensive line in Mobile.


    Denver gets depth behind left guard Dalton Risner, center Lloyd Cushenberry II, and right guard Graham Glasgow here. That's what makes this a fantastic pick for Denver.


    Quinn Meinerz has the pass blocking, pass blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, run blocking, run blocking strength, run blocking footwork, and zone blocking. He was also the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl practice player of the week.


  35. Dallas Cowboys: Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State B grade

    Dallas got this compensation pick at 99 when Byron Jones signed with the Miami Dolphins at cornerback which is why they got this pick. Dallas has a chance to improve their team at 99.


    Dallas already has Kelvin Joseph to pair with Trevon Diggs. You also got Jourdan Lewis back at nickel cornerback with Anthony Brown as a dime cornerback. Dallas needed a quarter cornerback for depth and they get Oregon State's Nahshon Wright who is a 6-4 corner with 33 inch 4.4 speed. He was Jonah Tuls sleeper of this draft and is a nice value pick in the third round.



  36. Tennessee Titans: Elijah Molden, CB, Washington A Grade

    Tennessee got this compensation pick at 100 after Jack Conklin signed with the Cleveland Browns. Tennessee already took a right tackle in the second round so it will be interesting to see what the Titans do here.


    I mocked Elijah Molden one pick earlier to Dallas at 99. He can compete with Kristian Fulton for the nickel cornerback job. If Caleb Farley gets injured you will have Kristian Fulton on the outside and Elijah Molden in a nickel cornerback role with Breon Borders still on the bench. Love it. Tennessee one of two teams to end day 2 with an A grade for each pick they made in the first three rounds.


  37. Detroit Lions: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse A Grade

    The Los Angeles Rams got this compensation pick at 101 because Dante Fowler Jr. signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons. This was the third round pick the Lions got in the Jared Goff Matthew Stafford trade.


    The 6-2 212 lb Ifeatu Melifonwu has the man and press coverage to lock down receivers. He had 42 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 55 total tackles, 9 deflections from pass breakups, and 1 interception in 2020. He's someone who can play in the nickel next to Amani Oruwariye and Jeffrey Okudah on the outside with Ifeatu Melifonwu in a nickel role if he can beat out Quinton Dunbar for that nickel spot in training camp. His zone coverage needs to improve. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, or cover 2 defense and he should have success as long as he's playing man coverage. Ifeatu Melifonwu also gave up fewer yards in the Senior Bowl game than any other cornerback in the draft only allowing 3 receptions for 31 receiving yards in the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl.



  38. San Francisco 49ers: Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan B- Grade

    San Francisco got this compensation pick at 102 because the New York Jets hired defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their head coach which led to San Francisco getting this compensation pick.


    San Francisco grabs a cornerback I had an early fifth round grade on at 102. Joey loves Ambry Thomas so maybe this pick could pan out if Richard Sherman re-signs with San Francisco.


  39. Los Angeles Rams: Ernest Jones, 3-4 MLB, South Carolina D Grade

    The Los Angeles Rams got this compensation pick at 103 because Detroit hired their director of College Scouting Brad Evans as General Manager. I feel like Les Snead and Sean McVay have been playing more golf than scouting players with all of their reaches so far.


    Los Angeles needed a starting 3-4 middle linebacker. They reach for a sixth round prospect on my board to end the third round.



  40. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Stevens, CB, SMU C Grade

    Baltimore got this comepnsation pick at 104 thanks to David Culley being hired as the Houston Texans head coach. Their pick at 104 was a reach, but his tape and production isn't bad.


    He wasn't in my top 35 cornerbacks. However, he had 12 deflections in 2019. The Ravens may have found a gem that can come in and be a reliable backup cornerback here.


  41. Denver Broncos: Baron Browning, 3-4 MLB, Ohio State A Grade

    New Orleans got this compensation pick at 105 thanks to their director of College Scouting Terry Fontenot accepting a General Manager job with the Atlanta Falcons, a division rival of New Orleans. Then New Orleans traded this pick to Denver.


    The 6-2 243 lb Baron Browning is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker. He does well in both man and zone coverage. He can play cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 when dropping back into coverage just like a cornerback or safety. He has good, but not great athleticism. Struggles with wrapping up his tackles, but had a good week in Mobile during the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl.


    Denver needed depth behind A.J. Johnson and Josey Jewell. Someone who could provide depth behind those two this late in the third round is Baron Browning who I had going a lot earlier than this. I had Browning graded ahead of Pete Werner who went to New Orleans at 60.










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