2018 NFL Mock Draft – Round Three

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NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns

65. Cleveland Browns

T.J. Edwards, ILB, Wisconsin

The Browns defense has to get off the field quicker, and a big part of that is controlling the line of scrimmage. A big, smart, physical middle linebacker would go a long way in helping clog the lanes.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

66. New York Giants

Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

If the Giants settle their QB position, and finally get a competent left tackle, it will be an appropriate time to splurge on a RB early in the draft.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Indianapolis Colts

67. Indianapolis Colts

Cody O’Connell, OG, Washington State

The Colts don’t need to wait on the Luck situation to keep building the offensive line. Getting that settled will allow the passing game to flourish again.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

68. San Francisco

Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

With a new QB comes the importance of protection, and the 49ers could use a young left tackle in waiting.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

69. San Francisco (from Chicago)

Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

With back to back picks, the 49ers continue building from the trenches. Bryan is a very fast rising prospect that might not last this long.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

70. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

The Bucs have a sporadic running game, that might flourish if put more into a running back by committee format.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

71. Denver Broncos

Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

If the Broncos can get their QB situation settled, and add a little talent to their offensive line, it will be time to start getting some toys for the offense.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

72. Houston Texans

Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

After trading away their habitually disgruntled left tackle, the Texans will need some competition at that position with some other young players. Protecting Watson is the key to the future of the Texans.

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NFL Mock Draft - Washington Redskins

73. Washington Redskins

Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M

The Redskins defense has some excellent parts, but has had a hard time staying healthy. Safety is toward the top of the list of needs to keep the improvement coming.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

74. Cincinnati Bengals

Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

Most of the blame for the Bengals offensive woes shouldn’t fall on Dalton, but probably he could be a fall guy. Perhaps a change for him soon will be for the best and they can bring in a new QB. This will depend on if they find a trading partner for McCarron as well.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Jets

75. New York Jets

Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

It remains to be seen if the Jets can hold on to their offensive coordinator in the offseason, but if so, they will be pretty happy. They are starting to turn the corner with their roster and if they get other important pieces in place, could be looking for a feature back.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Miami Dolphins

76. Miami Dolphins

Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

First, Miami will need to get their offensive line settled. It might not take an overhaul, just hitting on a guard, perhaps. They traded away their top RB, and will need to find a replacement.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

77. Arizona Cardinals

Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

Finley is more in line with the type of QB that Arians likes, and this is about the start of a reasonable place in the draft where they might start looking at drafting one.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Oakland Raiders78. Oakland Raiders

M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina

Another talented CB would be just want the doctor ordered for the Raiders’ defense, and Stewart also brings special teams value.

 

NFL Mock Draft -Dallas Cowboys

79. Dallas Cowboys

Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia

The Cowboys can’t be caught again with multiple deficiencies along the offensive line. They have three excellent starters, but need to have younger players coming up that can step in when they have injuries, and developing in the wings.

 

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NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

80. Detroit Lions

Ben Banogu, DE, TCU

Detroit has a big decision to make on Ziggy Ansah, who just hasn’t been able to stay healthy, and might just not ever fulfill his potential. Regardless, they are in desperate need of talent on the defensive line.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Green Bay Packers

81. Green Bay Packers

Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

A big, strong, reliable tight end is just what the Packers need, instead of trying to find lightning in a bottle through free agency.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Baltimore Ravens

82. Baltimore Ravens

Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

Baltimore’s passing game is erratic at best, but there just aren’t a lot of reliable weapons for Flacco. Adding a tight end, along with other skill position improvements could allow the potentially explosive offense to be more consistent.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Diego Chargers

83. Los Angeles Chargers

Josey Jewell, ILB, Iowa

Bosa and company have really turned around the Chargers’ defense, where a few years ago they simply couldn’t keep a lead. They have added a lot of talent to that side of the ball, but still could use an ILB.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

84. Houston Texans (from Seattle)

Jeremy Reaves, S, South Alabama

The Texans got wiped out by injuries this year, but even so have a few positions where they have a glaring need. Safety is probably at the top of the list.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Kansas City Chiefs85. Kansas City Chiefs

Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

The Chiefs are really soft in the middle of their defense, and need some defensive line help to control the gaps. Tillery has a massive frame, and could still add a good amount of bulk.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

86. Carolina Panthers (from Buffalo)

Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson

Carolina is started to turn back into primarily a defensive team that would like to run the ball and control the clock. Unfortunately, that might be because Cam Newton is incredibly erratic- brilliant at times, and lousy at others. However they deal with that they are certainly happy that the front seven is getting back to where it was a few years ago and would like to continue to keep that the team’s strength.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Atlanta Falcons87. Atlanta Falcons

Sam Jones, OG, Arizona State

The two headed monster that is the Falcons’ running game can sputter at times due to some inferior blocking along the interior.

 

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NFL Mock Draft - New Orleans Saints

88. New Orleans Saints

Jeff Holland, OLB, Auburn

Yes, the Saints have shown a tremendous amount of improvement on defense this year, but the linebacker core is nothing special. It would be interesting to see how much better they can get if they had a bit more talent there.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Tennessee Titans89. Tennessee Titans

Rasheem Green, DE, USC

Tennessee’s slow and steady march from respectability to playoff contender is going along well, but they need to get a bit more pressure off of the edge.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

90. Carolina Panthers

Zachary Crabtree, OT, Oklahoma State

Carolina would like to run the ball more, along with a shorter, more controlled passing game. Their offensive line could use some more push on the right side, and adding a young tackle to compete for that job would be advisable.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Jackson Jaguars

91. Jacksonville Jaguars

Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

Jacksonville will be all about defense and a power run game, and nothing goes better with that than a tight end that you can depend on as an outlet and with seam routes.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Los Angeles Rams

92. Los Angeles Rams

Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia

The Rams’ offensive makeover is almost complete, but the defensive move from a 4-3 to a 3-4 is not an easy one. The most important piece to that conversion is generally finding OLB’s and the more competition at that position the better.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Minnesota Vikings93. Minnesota Vikings

Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State

The Vikings defense could use some young talent at the defensive end position, and if they could have a full rotation of edge rushers, the defense could get even better.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New England Patriots

94. New England Patriots

Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

The Patriots have some experience in the secondary, but could use that next wave of young talent to develop.

 

NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills95. Buffalo Bills (from Philadelphia)

Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

This is an interesting spot in the draft for the Bills. They have already had a lot of picks, and there could be a QB prospect or two that they have their eye on about this point.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Pittsburgh Steelers

96. Pittsburgh Steelers

Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame

The Steelers have the best QB / WR / RB triumvirate in the league, but why not concentrate on adding one more dynamic to that mix with an upgrade at TE?

 

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