2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3



Last update: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Major changes.
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The order of this 2018 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2018 NFL Draft Order.


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  1. Cleveland Browns: Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
    Jamie Collins hasn't lived up to expectations thus far, and he's getting paid more than $10 million in each of the next couple of seasons. The Browns could decide to go healthier and cheaper.

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    Pick change; previously D.J. Chark, WR



  2. San Francisco 49ers: Sam Beal, CB, Western Michigan
    The 49ers desperately need to upgrade their cornerbacks, who are among the league's worst.

    Pick change; previously J.C. Jackson, CB

  3. New York Giants: Connor Williams, OT, Texas
    The Giants obviously need to do something about their poor offensive line. They've suffered countless injuries this year, but they still wouldn't be very competitve if everyone were healthy because of their poor blocking.

    Connor Williams has taken a dive in this mock draft update as a result of Charlie's report in the NFL Hot Press that teams have a mid-round grade on the Texas tackle.





  4. Indianapolis Colts: Cameron Smith, LB, USC
    The Colts can't cover tight ends or pass-catching running backs because their linebackers are absolutely horrible. Something must be done about this soon.

  5. Los Angeles Chargers: Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
    Here's another offensive line upgrade for the Chargers. They need better play at right tackle and a long-term plan on the blind side.

    Pick change; previously Billy Price, C/G

  6. Houston Texans: Josh Sweat, DE/OLB, Florida State
    The Texans definitely need some pass-rushing depth, as they've missed what John Simon provided last year.

    Pick change; previously Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE



  7. San Francisco 49ers: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
    The 49ers traded NaVorro Bowman, so they'll have to find a new linebacker to pair with Reuben Foster for the long term.

  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kevin Toliver, CB, LSU
    Brent Grimes is slowing down, and it's apparent that he's not going to be on the roster much longer. The Buccaneers will need to find a long-term starter to play across from Vernon Hargreaves.

    Pick change; previously Jamal Peters, CB

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Braden Smith, G, Auburn
    The Bengals need to spend multiple selections on offensive linemen, given their severe blocking woes.

    Pick change; previously Martez Ivey, G



  10. Denver Broncos: Sione Tehuema, LB, Southeast Louisiana
    The Broncos were going to consider Haason Reddick if he fell to them in the 2017 NFL Draft, so it would make sense if they addressed their linebacker situation at this juncture. They can't cover tight ends and pass-catching running backs.

    Pick change; previously Darius Leonard, LB

  11. New York Jets: Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana
    Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are gone. Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa are not viable starters, while Robby Anderson seems like a No. 2 at best. The Jets need help at receiver.

    Pick change; previously Sione Tehuema, LB

  12. Oakland Raiders: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma
    The Raiders need to keep attacking their weak defense. Finding another player to rush the quarterback wouldn't hurt.

    Pick change; previously Porter Gustin, DE/OLB



  13. Washington Redskins: Justin Reid, S, Stanford
    It's fairly obvious that the Redskins need to find an upgrade or two for their secondary after surrendering four touchdown passes to Case Keenum.

    Pick change; previously Dante Pettis, WR

  14. Miami Dolphins: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
    Miami has a poor linebacking corps that is relying on Lawrence Timmons. That obviously needs to change.

  15. Baltimore Ravens: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
    We'll have to see if Alex Collins is for real. I have my doubts, so here's a new running back for the Ravens.




  16. Arizona Cardinals: Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
    There's no telling how much longer Larry Fitzgerald will play, so the Cardinals need to find some young talent at receiver.

    Pick change; previously Deon Cain, WR

  17. Green Bay Packers: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
    Martellus Bennett has been mulling retirement, so here's a replacement if he decides to hang up the cleats.

  18. Atlanta Falcons: Maea Teuhema, G, LSU
    Atlanta's offensive line hasn't been nearly as forceful this year. The right side is to blame, as Ryan Schraeder has taken a step backward because of an injury. Meanwhile, there's a huge void at right guard, which can be addressed here.

    Pick change; previously Vita Vea, NT

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
    The Cowboys lost some defensive backs last offseason, and they never found a solid player to start alongside Byron Jones.

    Pick change; previously Armani Watts, S

  20. Detroit Lions: Jaylen Samuels, TE, N.C. State
    It's a complete shock when Eric Ebron doesn't drop a pass, so that's a sign that the Lions should probably find a new tight end.

  21. Carolina Panthers: Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
    The Panthers need better safety play; Kurt Coleman has struggled recently, while Mike Adams is no longer the player he once was.



  22. Jacksonville Jaguars: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
    It wouldn't hurt for the Jaguars to give their new quarterback another downfield weapon to work with.

    Pick change; previously David Sills, WR

  23. Houston Texans: Martez Ivey, G, Florida
    The Texans must find the best offensive linemen possible to protect Deshaun Watson, as their franchise quarterback will be coming off a torn ACL.

    Pick change; previously Maea Teuhema, G



  24. Carolina Panthers: Tony Brown, CB, Alabama
    Here's more help for Carolina's secondary, which has seen some shaky play from its cornerbacks.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Miller, WR

  25. Tennessee Titans: Derrick Nnadi, NT, Florida State
    Sylvester Williams has turned out to be a poor addition for the Titans, so they could decide that they need to find a new nose tackle.

  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    Tamba Hali won't be around much longer, so the Chiefs will have to think about finding a new edge rusher.

  27. Los Angeles Rams: Porter Gustin, DE/OLB, USC
    The Rams have a ferocious defensive line, but Connor Barwin is the one weak link. He was supposed to provide some veteran stability, but that hasn't happened. Here's a potential upgrade.

    Pick change; previously Blace Brown, CB

  28. Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Brown, DE/DT, Virginia
    The Vikings aren't very good at defensive tackle outside of Linval Joseph, thanks to Sharrif Floyd's injury woes.

    Pick change; previously Micah Kiser, LB

  29. Pittsburgh Steelers: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
    Ben Roethlisberger has contemplated retirement, so the Steelers need to find their quarterback of the future. The Steelers took an overrated quarterback prospect from Oklahoma before, so they could do it again.

  30. New Orleans Saints: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
    We've seen Coby Fleener on the Saints for two seasons now, and he has barely done anything. It's time for New Orleans to find a better, cheaper tight end.

  31. New England Patriots: Mark Fields, CB, Clemson
    There were rumors that Malcolm Butler would be traded last offseason. If he's dealt this spring, the Patriots will need another cornerback.

  32. Buffalo Bills: Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
    Given Charles Clay's injury history, the Bills may want to think about adding another tight end.



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