Draft Order NFL: 2018 NFL Draft Order Round 3: 65. Oakland Raiders (from Cleveland Browns): Brandon Parker, LT, North Carolina AT&T, 66. New York Giants: Lorenzo Carter, ROLB, Georgia, 67. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts): Chad Thomas, LE, Miami FL, 68. Houston Texans: Justin Reid, SS, Stanford, 69. New York Giants (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): B.J> Hill, DT, North Carolina State, 70. San Francisco 49ers (from Chicago Bears): Fred Warner, LOLB, BYU, 71. Denver Broncos: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon, 72. New York Jets: Nathan Shepherd, NT, Fort Hays State, 73. Miami Dolphins: Jerome Baker, ROLB, Ohio State, 74. Washington Redskins (San Francisco 49ers): Gerod Christian, RT, Louisville, 75. Kansas City Chiefs (from Oakland Raiders): Derrick Nnadi, NT, Florida State, 76. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Green Bay Packers): Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State, 77. Cincinnati Bengals: Sam Hubbard, RE, Ohio State, 78. Cincinnati Bengals (from Washington Redskins): Malik Jefferson, MLB, Texas, 79. Seattle Seahawks (from Arizona Cardinals): Rasheem Green, LE, USC, 80. Houston Texans (from Seattle Seahawks): Martinas Rankin, LT, Mississippi State, 81. Dallas Cowboys: Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State, 82. Detroit Lions: Tracy Walker, FS, Louisiana-Lafayette, 83. Baltimore Ravens: Orlando Brown, RT, Oklahoma, 84. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina State, 85. Carolina Panthers (from Buffalo Bills): Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee, 86. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs): Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma, 87. Oakland Raiders (from Los Angeles Rams): Arden Key, LOLB, LSU, 88. Green Bay Packers (from Carolina Panthers): Oren Burks, 3-4 MLB, Vanderbilt, 89. Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee Titans): Joseph Noteboom, RT, TCU, 90. Atlanta Falcons: Deadin Senat, DT, South Florida, 91. New Orleans Saints: Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida, 92. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chuwkuma Okorafor, RT, Western Michigan, 93. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama, 94. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Minnesota Vikings): Alex Cappa, RG, Humboldt State, 95. San Francisco 49ers (from New England Patriots): Tarvarius Moore, FS, Southern Mississippi, 96. Buffalo Bills (from Philadelphia Eagles): Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford, 97. Arizona Cardinals (Compensation Pick): Mason Cole, C, Michigan, 98. Houston Texans (Compensation Pick): Jordan Akins, TE, 99. Denver Broncos (Compensation Pick): Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College, 100. Kansas City Chiefs (Compensation Pick from Cincinnati Bengals): Dorian O'Daniel, 3-4 MLB, Clemson, Round 1: 1. Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma, 2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State, 3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts): Sam Darnold, QB, USC, 4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans): Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State, 5. Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb, 3-4 LOLB, North Carolina State, 6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets): Quenton Nelson, LG, Notre Dame, 7. Buffalo Bills (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming, 8. Chicago Bears: Roquan Smith, 3-4 MLB, Georgia, 9. San Francisco 49ers: Mike McGlinchey, LT, Notre Dame, 10. Arizona Cardinals (from Oakland Raiders): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA, 11. Miami Dolphins: Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS, Alabama, 12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Cincinnati Bengals): Vita Vea, DT, Washington, 13. Washington Redskins: Da'Ron Payne, NT, Alabama, 14. New Orleans Saints (from Green Bay Packers): Marcus Davenport, LE, UTSA, 15. Oakland Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals): Kolton Miller, RT, UCLA, 16. Buffalo Bills (from Baltimore Ravens): Tremaine Edmunds, MLB, Virginia Tech, 17. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James, FS, Florida State, 18. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle Seahawks): Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville, 19. Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch, ROLB, Boise State, 20. Detroit Lions: Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas, 21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills): Billy Pice, C, Ohio State, 22. Tennessee Titans (from Kansas City Chiefs): Rashaan Evans, 3-4 MLB, Alabama, 23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams): Isaiah Wynn, RG, Georgia, 24. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland, 25. Baltimore Ravens (from Tennessee Titans): Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina, 26. Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama, 27. Seattle Seahawks (from New Orleans Saints): Rashaan Penny, RB, San Diego State, 28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrell Edmunds, FS, Virginia Tech, 29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Taven Bryan, DT, Florida, 30. Minnesota Vikings: Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida, 31. New England Patriots: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia, 32. Batlimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles): Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville, Round 2: 33. Cleveland Browns: Austin Corbett, RT, Nevada, 34. New York Giants: Will Hernandez, LG, UTEP, 35. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans): Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia, 36. Indianapolis Colts: Darius Leonard, MLB, South Carolina State, 37. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets): Braden Smith, RG, Auburn, 38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ronald Jones, RB, USC, 39. Chicago Bears: James Daniels, C, Iowa, 40. Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU, 41. Tennessee Titans (from Oakland Raiders): , 42. Miami Dolphins: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State, 43. Detroit Lions (from San Francisco 49ers): Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn, 44. San Francisco 49ers (from Washington Redskins): Dante Pettis, WR, Washington, 45. Green Bay Packers: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa, 46. Kansas City Chiefs (from Cincinnati Bengals): Breeland Speaks, 3-4 RE, Ole Miss, 47. Arizona Cardinals: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M, 48. Los Angeles Chargers: Uchenna Nwosu, ROLB, USC, 49. Philadephia Eagles (from Seattle Seahawks): Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State, 50. Dallas Cowboys: Connor Williams, LG, Texas, 51. Chicago Bears (from Detroit Lions): Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis, 52. Indianapolis Colts (from Baltimore Ravens): Kemoko Turay, ROLB, Rutgers, 53. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Buffalo Bills): M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina, 54. Cincinnati Bengals (from Kansas City Chiefs): Jessie Bates III, FS, Wake Forest, 55. Carolina Panthers: Donte Jackson, CB, LSU, 56. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams): Duke Dawson, CB, Florida, 57. Oakland Raiders (from Tennessee Titans):P.J. Hall, DT, Sam Houston State, 58. Atlanta Falcons: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado, 59. Washington Redskins (from New Orleans Saints): Derrius Guice, RB, LSU, 60. Pittsburgh Steelers: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State, 61. Jacksonville Jaguars: D.J. Chark, WR, LSU, 62. Minnesota Vikings: Brian O'Neill, RT, Pittsburgh, 63. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from New England Patriots): Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn, 64. Indianapolis Colts (from Philadelphia Eagles): Tyquan Lewis, LE, Ohio State


2018 NFL Draft Results




Round 3



Harrison Phillips is a guy I had a first roudn grade on. Find out who took him in the third round.



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  1. Oakland Raiders: Brandon Parker, LT, North Carolina AT&T D- Grade

    Oakland traded up for a career backup here in Brandon Parker. I once felt like he had the upside to be a future starter at left tackle. I don't feel that way anymore. The fact that the Raiders got multiple offensive tackles shows me they are uncertain if Kolton Miller reaches his massive ceiling. THe Raiders taking Parker over Chukwuma Okorafor, Orlando Brown, Alex Cappa, and Martinas Rankin is completely irresponsible and it warrants an D- grade.


  2. New York Giants: Lorenzo Carter, ROLB, Georgia A+ Grade

    I had the Patriots taking Lorenzo Carter at 31. Carter has 4.4 speed and can play outside linebacker in either the 4-3 or the 3-4 defense. Superb pick by the New York Giants. New York got Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, and Lorenzo Carter securing three first round talents. They have been the huge winner in this draft.



  3. Cleveland Browns: Chad Thomas, RE, Miami FL F Grade

    The Browns took a seventh round pass rusher in the third round. This pick warrants an F grade.


  4. Houston Texans: Justin Reid, SS, Stanford A Grade

    Houston needed a safety to pair with Tyrann Mathieu. DeShon Elliott, Ronnie Harrison, and Justin Reid all fell to this pick. All three of those safeties were in my top 40. Reid is the most sound of those three on tape and you can argue he's got the best floor after Derwin James.



  5. New York Giants: B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina State A Grade

    New York grabs B.J. Hill for defensive tackle depth here. New York already has Damon Harrison and Dalvin Tomlinson their second round pick. Hill can start out as a rotational player even though I really do believe he's got the talent to be a future starter.


  6. San Francisco 49ers: Fred Warner, LOLB, BYU F Grade

    Fred Warner is a warm body player who I have at 250 on my board. He's not someone I see becoming a future starter so I'm giving the 49ers an F grade here.



  7. Denver Broncos: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon B- Grade

    I have a fourth round grade on Oregon running back Royce Freeman. That doesn't change the fact that this is a nice pickup for Denver here.


    Royce Freeman dominated his first two seasons at Oregon before injuries caught up with him in both 2016 and 2017. He's got the vision, pass protection, and pass catching out of the backfield when healthy. Royce Freeman had 244 carries, 1,475 rushing yards, and 16 rushing touchdowns in 2017. Freeman has multiple seasons with 23 or more receptions. I still feel like he's a borderline starter if he can stay healthy.


  8. New York Jets: Nathan Shepherd, NT, Fort Hays State A Grade

    I had a second round grade on Nathan Shepherd and I do believe he's go the upside to a Pro Bowl player at 6-4 310 lbs. I'm not sure how he adapts from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense though. Shepherd dominated the 2018 NFL Combine and his Pro Day despite getting injured in the 2018 Senior Bowl.


    Even though I got Harrison Philips and Maurice Hurst graded higher, Shpeherd may be a better scheme fit for the Jets. That and the value here makes this an A grade for the Jets.



  9. Miami Dolphins: Jerome Baker, LOLB, Ohio State B Grade

    Jerome Baker is a reach at this point. Miami needed an inside linebacker and gets an outside linebacker for depth with starter potential with this pick.


  10. Washington Redskins: Gerod Christian, RT, Louisville Heath Shuler Grade

    Gerod Christian wasn't even in my top 350 players. This guy had no business getting picked at all. In fact giving Washington an F grade is not enough considering how many times Christian missed an assignment for Lamar Jackson. Instead we're giving Washington a Heath Shuler grade to remind them that Christian will be their biggest disappointment since Heath Shuler.



  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State A Grade

    Kansas City finally gets a starting nose tackle here. I love this pick and it easily justifies an A grade.


  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State B Grade

    Pittsburgh finally gets a backup they can groom behind Ben Roethlisberger in the third round. I mocked Mason Rudolph to Pittsburgh at 92 which is pretty ironic that this is the guy they traded up for while only giving up 79 and 220.


    The 6-4 229 lb Mason Rudolph did not play in the 2018 Senior Bowl due to an injury. Rudolph struggled with throwing short passes to Trey Quin. He's got the arm strength to throw it deep, but lacks the trajectory or consistent accuracy when you watch a quarterback on tape and also has small hands. Rudolph went 57/63 at Oklahoma State's Pro Day. Limited to reading 3-4 progressions instead of the 5 or 6 that Ben Roethlisberger has, yet he's got way more upside then Landry Jones or Joshua Dobbs.


    Mason Rudolph had 4,904 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, and 9 interceptions in 2017. He's a third round talent who underthrew and overthrew a lot of passes on tape. Reminds me of Joe Flacco. He's a durable backup who can be a borderline starter. That's his ceiling as a quarterback who is limited to 4 progressions, he's not a 6 progression guy like Darnold, Rosen, and Mayfield. He can't sit from the pocket and read up to 6 progressions from the pocket like the other first round quarterbacks in this class. That's the peak of Mason Rudolph. He's not all that the media is making him out to be, but he has the tools to be effective in the right system like Pittsburgh where he will have Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Oklahoma State teammate James Washington in the slot.


    I just posted a Mason Rudolph film session up. His trajectory on tape just flat out sucks. I have Logan Woodside and Kyle Lauletta graded higher than Mason Rudolph, but Rudolph balled out at Heinz Field versus Pittsburgh so you can certainly argue that Mason is a better scheme fit for a vertical offense like Pittsburgh which is why this pick gets a B grade.





  13. Cincinnati Bengals: Sam Hubbard, RE, Ohio State C Grade

    I had a sixth round grade on Sam Hubbard. He's a reach, but Cincinnati has Michael Johnson, Carlos Dunlap, Jordan Willis, and Carl Lawson. Hubbard has the size of a 4-3 defensive end, but he's a backup rather then a starter and since Cincinnati is drafting him in a depth role like where Margus Hunt is this may be a good fit for him.


  14. Cincinnati Bengals: Malik Jefferson, MLB, Texas A Grade

    The 6-2 236 lb Malik Jefferson has the potential to be great, but will never be elite. He's also a huge project. Cincinnati gets premium value with a guy who has trouble wrapping up tackles. Jefferson can be a steal if he fixes that, and he's my favorite pick so far considering I don't see Billy Price as someone who will be as good as his predecessor Pat Elflein.



  15. Seattle Seahawks: Rasheem Green, LE, USC B- Grade

    I have Rasheem Green at 137 on my board. He had 10 sacks in 2017 and reminded Seattle of Michael Bennett. That's the big reason I gave Seattle the benefit of the doubt with a B- grade.


  16. Houston Texans: Martinas Rankin, LT, Mississippi State A- Grade

    I had Chukwuma Okorafor and Orlando Brown graded ahead of Martinas Rankin. Rankin could come in and win the left tackle job right out of the gate and is a huge steal at this point in the third round.



  17. Dallas Cowboys: Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State C Grade

    Michael Gallup dominated the 2018 Senior Bowl. He fell because scouts have questions with his work ethic. Gallup struggled at his Pro Day despite an okay NFL Combine.


    Replacing Dez Bryant with Michael Gallup does not seem like a smart idea. Dallas could be in the market for both a wide receiver and defensive tackle in 2019 despite hitting on the Connor Williams pick in the second round.


  18. Detroit Lions: Tracy Walker, FS, Louisiana-Lafayette F Grade

    This is the second F grade I gave the Detroit Lions even though you can make a compelling case to give the Lions a Millen grade here. They also passed on Guice for Kerryon Johnson in the second round after I gave Detroit an F grade for Ragnow.



  19. Baltimore Ravens: Orlando Brown, RT, Oklahoma A+ Grade

    Orlando Brown is an absolute steal for the Ravens. It's scary to think how good this offense will beome when he's the starting right tackle next to Ronnie Stanley. Excellent pick by Baltimore as Joe Flacco has bookend offensive tackles as does their 2018 first round pick Lamar Jackson. Brown was once considered a late first round pick before his awful 2018 NFL Combine so this is an excellent pick in the third round.


  20. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina State C Grade

    Justin Jones was a massive reach at 84 when you consider that two defensive tackles that I have first rund grades on in Harrison Phillips and Maurice Hurst are still on the board. I also have a fifth round grade on Justin Jones. The Chargers are lucky I spared them with a C grade due to a need at defensive tackle because you can certainly argue they deserve a worse grade than this.



  21. Carolina Panthers: Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee C+ Grade

    Carolina got a fifth round cornerback here. Even though Gaulden is projected as a backup, he's about as versaile as Minkah Fitzpatrick without the upside that Minkah brings.


    I did a film session of Rashaan Gaulden. He's extremely versatile and may be the most versatile defensive back in the SEC not named Minkah Fitzpatrick.




  22. Baltimore Ravens: Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma A+ Grade

    If the Ravens were so hell bent on taking a tight end in the first round, they should have taken Mike Gesicki or Mark Andrews over Hayden Hurst who looks like a borderline starter at best. This is easily another A+ grade for the Ravens here.


    I did a film session of Mark Andrews. Andrews isn't the blue chip tight end I hyped him up to be, but he still has tremendous value for a team like Baltimore here in the third round.





  23. Oakland Raiders: Arden Key, LOLB, LSU C Grade

    Arden Key ran a 4.85 40-time at LSU's Pro Day after not running the 40-time in the 2018 NFL Combine while weighing in at 6-3 238 lbs. Key was someone I dropped to round 3 based on bad tape, but he rebounded at the 2018 NFL Combine. He struggled at his Pro Day though and I now have a fifth round grade on him because he was expected to have 4.4 speed.


    Arden Key also got injured and had some off the field problems. This is a reach, but it may work out if Gruden gets through to Arden Key.


  24. Green Bay Packers: Oren Burks, 3-4 MLB, Vanderbilt A Grade

    Green Bay is another team that continues to dominate this draft. Even though I had Josey Jewell, Genard Avery, and Mike McCray graded higher, Oren Burks had an awesome 2018 NFL Combine and followed that up at Vanderbilt's Pro Day with a terrific showing.


    Green Bay has Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez. Ryan enters a contract year and with Oren Burks on the roster, Green Bay reloaded at 3-4 middle linebacker now without having to worry about this position when the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around. Speaking of the 2019 NFL Draft, Green Bay has two first round picks, and like the New York Giants they are absolutely killing this draft.



  25. Los Angeles Rams: Joseph Noteboom, RT, TCU C Grade

    TCU left tackle Joseph Noteboom showed the versatility to play left tackle or right tackle during the 2018 Senior Bowl. He also impressed at the 2018 NFL Combine before dominating TCU's Pro Day. Noteboom has been so consistent throughout the draft process that some scouts have a day 2 grade on him.


    The Rams got a swing tackle to develop behind Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein. I don't think Noteboom is talented enough to start right away, but he provides a very good depth player for the Rams to stash at offensive tackle.


  26. Atlanta Falcons: Deadrin Senat, DT, South Florida D Grade

    Atlanta needed a defensive tackle, but drafting a nose tackle like Senat when Harrison Phillips and Maurice Hurst were there was not the way to go.



  27. New Orleans Saints: Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida F Grade

    Tre'Quan Smith was a huge reach for me. I had him outside my top 300 so obviously this is an F grade.


  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chukwuma Okorafor, RT, Western Michigan A+ Grade

    Chukwuma Okorafor to Pittsburgh was my fifth best player on the board and my top graded second rounder, when Pittsburgh made this pick. Okorafor is capable of starting at offensive tackle on either side right now and has the upside of a Pro Bowl player. If Marcus Gilbert gets injured in 2018, Okorafor is taking his job at right tackle and will not look back once he gets the right tackle job since Okorafor is a huge upgrade over the ineffective Chris Hubbard.



  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ronnie Harrison, SS, Alabama A+ Grade

    This is Jacksonville's third consecutive A grade pick or higher here after taking Taven Bryan and D.J. Chark as well as Jacksonville's first A+ grade. Jacksonville already has Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson, but they get a first round talent at safety for depth here in the third round who can sit for a year and develop by improving his ability to take proper angles by watching everyone on this dominant secondary by learning how to take the right angles.


    Barry Church has no dead cap penalty on his contract in 2019 despite being 30-years-old now. Jacksonville can save $6,250,000 in 2019 if they cut Church and can just reload at safety by putting Ronnie Harrison on this secondary with Ramsey, Bouye, and Gipson.


  30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alex Cappa, RG, Humboldt State A+ Grade

    J.R. Sweezy isn't healthy. Alex Cappa can play left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle. Tampa Bay needs offensive line help and this is easily an A+ grade after watching Cappa dominate the 2018 Senior Bowl and the 2018 NFL Combine. I can even see Cappa sitting this year and replacing Ali Marpet if Tampa Bay is too cheap and incompetent to re-sign Marpet.



  31. San Francisco 49ers: Tarvarius Moore, FS, Southern Mississippi F Grade

    San Francisco with another massive reach here at safety. Yep this is an F grade for me.


  32. Buffalo Bills: Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford A+ Grade

    The 6-3 307 lb Harrison Phillips dominated the 2018 NFL Combine to the point where he moved up my board a lot. Harrison Phillips dominated Mobile and came in with 10 1/2 inch hands. Phillips also had 37 solo tackles, 65 assisted tackles, 102 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, and 7.5 sacks as one of Stanford's captains in 2017.


    I had a first round grade on Phillips. Buffalo is getting premium value as well as a successor to Kyle Williams down the road with this pick. A run defense with Tremaine Edmunds and Harrison Phillips to compliment what Tre'Davious White has done at cornerback will keep Buffalo in games.



  33. Arizona Cardinals: Mason Cole, C, Michigan A Grade

    Arizona got this compensation pick at 97 thanks to Calias Campbell signing with Jacksonville. Mason Cole is capable of starting at center right now, but he gets to learn under AQ Shipley and is one of two centers left in this draft with the potential to start down the road. He's not the best center, but Arizona getting that kind of value in the third round is why this pick is an A grade.


  34. Houston Texans: Jordan Akins, TE, Central Florida F Grade

    Houston got this compensation pick at 98 thanks to A.J. Bouye signing with Jacksonville. The Texans needed a tight end, but Jordan Akins wasn't in my top 300 and someone like Tyler Conklin out of Central Michigan would have been a much better option.



  35. Denver Broncos: Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College A Grade

    Denver got this compensation pick at 99 thanks to Russell Okung signing with Los Angeles. Isaac Yiadom is an absolute steal at this point. This is easily Denver's best selection so far and it's not even close.


  36. Kansas City Chiefs: Dorian O'Daniel, 3-4 MLB, Clemson F Grade

    Cincinnati got this compensation pick at 100 thanks to Kevin Zeitler signing with Cleveland before trading it to Kansas City. Dorian O'Daniel is a huge reach by the Chiefs to wrap up the third round..










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