2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3



Last update: Thursday, April 27, 2017. 4:15 p.m. Major changes.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: Montravius Adams, DE/DT, Auburn
    With Desmond Bryant hitting free agency next year, the Browns will be on the lookout for an insurance policy in the interior of their defensive line.

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
    This is a steal for the 49ers, who obtain a cornerback who could possibly go late in the first round.

  3. Chicago Bears: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte
    There's some dilemma in taking Jonathan Allen with the third-overall pick if he's just going to be a rotational player, so something like this makes more sense to bolster the defensive line.





  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
    The Jaguars have a bunch of nickel cornerbacks and need more players at the position who can play on the outside. Tom Coughlin is new to the team and could take a lot of chances as a result.

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh
    The Rams need to add lots of talent to help develop Jared Goof, which seems like a problem because they don't have a first-round pick. Their pass protection definitely needs to improve.

  6. New York Jets: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
    It goes without saying that the Jets desperately need to find help at cornerback to replace Darrelle Revis.



  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
    Philip Rivers expects his team to add a quarterback at some point in the 2017 NFL Draft. That could happen in the Round 3-5 range.

  8. New England Patriots: Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic
    The Patriots traded for Kony Ealy, but it still wouldn't surprise me if they obtained another defensive end after losing Chris Long.

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaac Asiata, G, Utah
    The Bengals lost multiple key offensive linemen this offseason, so they'll have to dedicate some resources to make sure their blocking unit is still functional.



  10. Baltimore Ravens: Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan State
    The Ravens need to address their defensive line in the wake of the Timmy Jernigan trade, and Malik McDowell provides great value here. McDowell has interviewed extremely poorly with everyone and could drop as a result.

  11. Buffalo Bills: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
    The Bills lost Stephon Gilmore to the Patriots. I imagine their fans are already imagining worst-case scenarios. Buffalo needs a cornerback to replace Gilmore.

  12. New Orleans Saints: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
    The Saints don't have a successor for Drew Brees, so this could be the time to obtain a potential future quarterback.



  13. Arizona Cardinals: Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
    The Cardinals re-signed Jermaine Gresham, but they could still be in the market for a second-day tight end.

  14. Baltimore Ravens: Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama
    The top pass-rushers were all off the board by the time the Ravens were on the clock at No. 16 in this mock draft update. Luckily for them, this class is stacked as far as edge rushers are concerned. Baltimore may opt to draft two of them.




  15. Minnesota Vikings: Nico Siragusa, G, San Diego State
    The Vikings attempted to upgrade their offensive line this offseason, but it seems like they didn't do a very good job. They added two underwhelming tackles and didn't upgrade one of the troublesome guard slots. Here's their chance to add some talent to the blocking unit.

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Blair Brown, LB, Ohio
    The Colts signed Sean Spence this offseason, but he's not nearly enough to fix their glaring inside linebacker problem.

  17. Washington Redskins: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
    The Redskins are getting a great value pick in Justin Evans, who could be chosen early in the second round. More secondary help makes sense.

  18. Denver Broncos: Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
    Denver's offense fell apart when C.J. Anderson was injured, so I imagine the Broncos are going to spend a Round 2-4 selection on a running back.

  19. Tennessee Titans: Desmond King, S/CB, Iowa
    The Titans signed John Cyprien to help their poor safety situation, but depth could still be obtained later in the draft.

  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio
    The Buccaneers could use another edge rusher, as Robert Ayers isn't a long-term solution.



  21. Detroit Lions: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
    The Lions don't have anything beyond Eric Ebron at tight end, which is a problem because Ebron has been a disappointment as a first-round pick. Here's a potential solution.

  22. Minnesota Vikings: Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
    Teddy Bridgewater may never play for the Vikings again, while Sam Bradford is not the long-term answer. The Vikings could opt to add a rookie quarterback to the mix.

  23. New York Giants: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    The Giants could look into adding a running back during the second day of the 2017 NFL Draft. Samaje Perine seems like a perfect complement for Paul Perkins.



  24. Oakland Raiders: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
    Marshawn Lynch signed with the Raiders, but he's not expected to be on the roster beyond a year or two.

  25. Houston Texans: Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
    The Texans desperately need a receiving threat at tight end, and Gerald Everett is one of many talented tight ends in this draft class.

  26. Seattle Seahawks: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
    The Seahawks are looking for an interior pass-rusher, and Carlos Watkins has exactly what they want in a prospect.

  27. Kansas City Chiefs: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
    Gareon Conley is expected to be drafted despite the rape allegations. It could happen on Day 2. Andy Reid has taken chances on troubled players before.

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Shaquill Griffin, CB, Central Florida
    As mentioned in the first round, the Cowboys are expected to address the defense early and often. Cornerback help is sorely needed with Morris Claiborne gone. As luck would have it, this class is stacked at corner, so Dallas could grab two in the first three rounds.

  29. Green Bay Packers: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
    Davante Adams will be a free agent after this season, and he could be too expensive to keep. The Packers may want to add a receiver as a result.

  30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Carroll Phillips, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Steelers could use an edge rusher after losing Jarvis Jones this offseason. James Harrison won't last much longer.

  31. Atlanta Falcons: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
    The Falcons could stand to upgrade the interior of their defensive line, and they could be targeting someone like Dalvin Tomlinson.

  32. New England Patriots: Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
    The Patriots traded away Jamie Collins last season, and yet they still won the Super Bowl without him. Still, I can't imagine they would've been in such a big hole versus Atlanta with Collins on the field, so he'll need to be replaced.

  33. Miami Dolphins: Dawuane Smoot, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Dolphins have a pair of defensive ends who could potentially not be on the roster next year. They need young blood at the position.

  34. Carolina Panthers: DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State
    DeMarcus Walker provides nice value here as a potential replacement for Charles Johnson or Julius Peppers as a starter in 2018 and beyond.

  35. Philadelphia Eagles: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
    The Eagles like James Conner and would want to select him around this area. They have an obvious need at running back that needs to be addressed.

  36. Tennessee Titans: Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU
    Outside of the secondary, the one area the Titans need to address is the inside linebacker group.

  37. Denver Broncos: ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
    The Broncos need to find a third receiver to go along with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, as they don't have anything beyond those two.

  38. Seattle Seahawks: Vince Biegel, DE/OLB, Wisconsin
    The Seahawks could opt for a Bruce Irvin-type player who could rush the passer and drop into coverage.



  39. New Orleans Saints: Duke Riley, LB, LSU
    The Saints have needed to bolster their linebacking corps for years now, so perhaps this is when they'll actually get it done.

  40. Kansas City Chiefs: Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
    Dee Ford is an impending free agent after this season, while Tamba Hali may not be around for a while. Kansas City could take an edge rusher in this draft.

  41. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
    There's a chance Ladarius Green may never play again because of his concussions, so here's an insurance policy.

  42. Seattle Seahawks: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
    George Kittle is the sort of athletic player the Seahawks like. He could start in 2018 if Jimmy Graham isn't retained as a free agent then.

  43. New York Jets: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
    One of the many things the Jets need to address is the tackle position. Kelvin Beachum was signed, but he has a dubious injury history.



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