2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Thursday, April 28, 2016. 4:00 p.m. Major changes.
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  1. Tennessee Titans: Sean Davis, CB/S, Maryland
    I had the Titans upgrading their cornerback situation atop Round 2. The other position in the secondary needs to be addressed as well.

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  2. Cleveland Browns: Carl Nassib, DE/DT, Penn State
    Pick a position, any position. The Browns need help there. The defensive line could use some help, and Carl Nassib fits the range as a mid-third-rounder.

    Pick change; previously Connor Cook, QB

  3. San Diego Chargers: Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State
    The Chargers spent a second-round pick on Jeremiah Attaochu recently, but they'll have to use an early choice on another rush linebacker soon, given that Melvin Ingram will be hitting free agency soon.

  4. Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
    The Cowboys will consider Dak Prescott in the second half of Day 2. They want a solid backup as well as a successor for Tony Romo. As a Hall of Fame running back once said, this is killing two stones with one bird.

  5. San Francisco 49ers: Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
    The 49ers have multiple holes on the offensive line that need to be addressed in order to protect their new quarterback. The guard situation is dire in the wake of Alex Boone's departure.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sheldon Day, DE/DT, Notre Dame
    I wasn't kidding when I said that the Jaguars had to address their pass rush in the 2016 NFL Draft. Multiple players are needed in this regard, and Sheldon Day would be a nice fit as someone who could create havoc in the interior.

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
    Steve Smith probably won't be around next year. Breshad Perriman's health is a concern. The Ravens need to look into adding a receiver.

  8. New York Giants: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
    The Giants spent big money on Janoris Jenkins, but they still lack proper cornerback depth, which has become more important over the years.

  9. Chicago Bears: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
    Jay Cutler will probably be around for just one more year, so the Bears need to think about using an early draft choice on a successor.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
    The Dolphins tried to sign C.J. Anderson, but failed. They clearly want a new running back to replace Lamar Miller, so here's a possible solution.

  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: James Bradberry, CB, Samford
    The Buccaneers might have the weakest group of cornerbacks in the NFL. Alterraun Verner was an abomination this past season, while Johnthan Banks has only been marginally better, but only by default. This is an area that absolutely must be addressed this offseason. And no, signing Brent Grimes doesn't count as addressing the position.

  12. Oakland Raiders: C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
    The Raiders have discussed adding another running back in the draft, as they don't fully trust Latavius Murray.

  13. Tennessee Titans: Kamalei Correa, DE/OLB, Boise State
    Teams are always looking for solid pass-rushing depth, and the Titans have none behind Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan.

  14. Cleveland Browns: Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State
    I considered Myles Jack to the Browns, and I had him slotted at No. 8 in another update. Here's a solution at inside linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Graham Glasgow, C

  15. New Orleans Saints: Deion Jones, LB, LSU
    The Saints need to continue upgrading their defense, as they need help on all three levels. They have to improve upon Dannell Ellerbe, who was horrible last year.

  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
    Ryan Mathews is one of the few Chip Kelly experiments who still happens to be on the roster. I don't expect that to last much longer.

  17. Buffalo Bills: Yannick Ngakoue, DE/OLB, Maryland
    Defensive end is a big need in the wake of Mario Williams' lethargy and subsequent departure, so the Bills are expected to address the position early in the draft.

  18. Atlanta Falcons: Bronson Kaufusi, DE/DT, BYU
    The Falcons desperately need to upgrade their pass rush. I mentioned someone like Shaq Lawson in Round 1. Bronson Kaufusi makes a ton of sense here as well.

  19. Indianapolis Colts: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    Vontae Davis is coming off a down year, and yet he was still Indianapolis' best cornerback by a wide margin. Help here is definitely needed.

  20. New York Jets: Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
    As of this writing, Ryan Fitzpatrick is still on the open market. Charlie Campbell reported that the Jets have been scouting quarterbacks hard this offseason, perhaps well aware that some team would outbid them for Fitzpatrick (or knowing he'd ask for too much money). With that in mind, Cardale Jones is a strong possibility here. From the sound of it, Jones will be chosen in the second day, and he projects as a great fit for Chan Gailey's offense.

  21. Washington Redskins: T.J. Green, S, Clemson
    Here's another potential upgrade for Washington's woeful secondary. A couple of early or mid-round picks in the 2016 NFL Draft could certainly be used on defensive backs.

  22. Houston Texans: Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Texans selected a mid-round tackle to perhaps eventually challenge the underwhelming Derek Newton.

  23. Minnesota Vikings: Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
    The Vikings have mentioned that they want to add another safety this offseason. Sean Davis fits exactly what Mike Zimmer is looking for from a defensive back.

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Connor McGovern, G, Missouri
    The Bengals don't need a guard right now, but that may not be the case next year, when Kevin Zeitler hits free agency.

    Pick change; previously Javon Hargrave, DT

  25. Green Bay Packers: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
    Jaylon Smith's medical recheck went terribly, and some teams now list him as a sixth- or seventh-round prospect. It's unfortunate, but perhaps some team will take a chance on him at the end of Day 2.

  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
    It wouldn't be a surprise if the Steelers chose a cornerback in the first round. If they don't, someone like Will Redmond would make sense at this spot.

  27. Seattle Seahawks: Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
    I slotted Robert Nkemdiche here in an earlier update. He still makes sense, but if the Seahawks go in a different direction, the athletic Javon Hargrave could be a target in Round 3.

    Pick change; previously Connor McGovern, G

  28. New England Patriots: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
    I'm sure Tom Brady is tired of throwing to pedestrian receivers. New England will have to give him a threat at wideout outside of Julian Edelman. Chris Hogan was added, but he's not the type of receiver who can threaten defenses downfield.

  29. Arizona Cardinals: Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
    If the Cardinals don't draft Ryan Kelly or Cody Whitehair in the first round, look for them to target Graham Glasgow at the end of Day 2. They love Glasgow's versatility.

    Pick change; previously Joshua Perry, LB

  30. Carolina Panthers: Harlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana
    The Panthers lost Josh Norman to the Redskins - go here for the Josh Norman signing grade - so they'll have to take a cornerback in the first two rounds of the draft.

  31. Denver Broncos: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
    If the Broncos miss out on Paxton Lynch, I imagine they'll be in the hunt for another quarterback, even if they trade for Colin Kaepernick.

  32. Detroit Lions: B.J. Goodson, LB, Clemson
    It's no secret that the Lions need some help at linebacker, and B.J. Goodson is the sort of prospect that Bob Quinn would've drafted under Bill Belichick.

    Pick change; previously Alex Lewis, OT

  33. New England Patriots: Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB, Georgia
    The Patriots dealt away Chandler Jones, so they should use a draft pick to bolster their pass rush.

  34. Seattle Seahawks: Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
    The Seahawks lost Bruce Irvin to free agency, so it shouldn't surprise anyone if they draft a linebacker who can rush the passer at some point.

  35. Denver Broncos: Hassan Ridgeway, NT, Texas
    The Broncos had a nice pair of starting defensive ends in Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson, but the latter has signed elsewhere. A better nose tackle is also a possibility.

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