I'm a little less confident in my Vikings play now that Harrison Smith has been ruled out, but I still think that MIN is the right side. They're just a better team than Atlanta.
Not sure about BUF. Mario Williams is out and Tyrod Taylor is due for a stinker. On the flip side, Grubbs is out and Kelce is questionable for the Chiefs, who seem slightly overrated and due for a loss. I don't have a solid read on this one and don't want any part of it.
Detroit Lions: Darry Beckwith, ILB, LSU
The Lions look for the leader in the middle of their defense and nab him here.
Pick change; previously Roy Miller, DT
St. Louis Rams: Cornelius Ingram, TE, Florida
All-Pro Joe Klopfenstein has a grand total of 386 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his three-year career. Randy McMichael
will not get any better, which means tight end is a big need for St. Louis. If they can find a starter in the third round
at any position, it's a great pick.
Pick change; previously Jared Cook, TE
Kansas City Chiefs: Brandon Gibson, WR, Washington State
A No. 2 receiver is needed opposite Dwayne Bowe and I happen to think Gibson is one of the most underrated players
in the Draft.
Seattle Seahawks: Andre Brown, RB, North Carolina State
The Seahawks could use a bigger back at this pick for their offense, and Andre Brown is expected to come off the board in the third round.
Pick change; previously Rashad Jennings, RB
Dallas Cowboys: Gerald Cadogan, OL, Penn State
Cadogan provides versatility to play guard and right tackle on the Cowboys depth chart and might just happen to be a right
starter at left guard at some point next season if he were drafted by Dallas.
Cincinnati Bengals: Lawerence Sidbury, DE, Richmond
It is too costly for the Bengals to go defensive end at No. 6, but at some point in the first three rounds I think they will
draft a pass rusher.
Pick change; previously Duke Robinson, G
Oakland Raiders: Chris Clemons, S, Clemson
Chris Clemons is the best 40 time on the board for safeties. Thus, he is the pick.
Pick change; previously Lawrence Sidbury, DE
Jacksonville Jaguars: Vance Walker, DT, Georgia Tech
You can never have enough talent or depth on the defensive line so I am a big fan of taking defensive tackles
based on talent in the third round.
Green Bay Packers: David Veikune, DE/OLB, Hawaii
The Packers need to get more of a pass-rushing linebacker on their defense and with limited options, they take David Veikune.
Pick change; previously Troy Kropog, T
San Francisco 49ers: Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan
The 49ers get amazing value with Louis Delmas who is a force in the secondary.
Pick change; previously Mark Parson, CB
Buffalo Bills: Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma
The Bills want to look for a versatile offensive lineman; Duke Robinson can play either guard spot or possibly start immediately.
Pick change; previously Tyrone McKenzie, OLB
New York Jets: Kevin Barnes, CB, Maryland
Like a lot of other positions, you can never have enough corners. I think Rex Ryan will want talent in the third round moreso than need.
Houston Texans: Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa
The Texans will be looking for a bigger back to put next to Steve Slaton.
San Diego Chargers: Troy Kropog, T, Tulane
The Chargers need to upgrade their right offensive tackle position and do it with the mauler from Tulane.
Pick change; previously Patrick Chung, S
Denver Broncos: Kyle Moore, DE, USC
Kyle Moore can play 5-technique on their defensive line as Denver transitions to the 3-4.
Pick change; previously Javon Ringer, RB
Washington Redskins: Jamon Meredith, OL, South Carolina
Jamon Meredith is a highly athletic player who should come off the board at some point in the third round.
Pick change; previously Derrick Williams, WR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Baker, DT, Hampton
The Bucs need to get more stout up front and Jim Bates is looking for run-plugging tackles.
Pick change; previously Brandon Underwood, CB
Detroit Lions: Keenan Lewis, CB, Oregon State
Keenan Lewis is an underrated corner at this point with good athleticism, instincts and soft hands.
Green Bay Packers: Terrence Taylor, NT, Michigan
Terrence Taylor brings much needed depth to the nose tackle position with Ryan Pickett as the starter.
Denver Broncos: Antoine Caldwell, G/C, Alabama
Antoine Caldwell brings the versatility to the Alabama offensive line that they want in the zone blocking scheme.
Philadelphia Eagles: Gerald McRath, LB, Southern Mississippi
Gerald McRath has great versatility and athleticism. He would be a special teams demon and is a good value here in the third.
Minnesota Vikings: Derrick Williams, WR, Penn State
Derrick Williams is the return specialist this team lacks and has potential as a wideout.
Pick change; previously Kyle Moore, DE
Miami Dolphins: Jason Phillips, ILB, Texas Christian
Bill Parcells will want to add a young inside linebacker and Jason Phillips projects very well into the 3-4 defense.
Baltimore Ravens: Fenuki Tupou, T, Oregon
Fenuki Tupou has the potential to eventually start at right tackle for Baltimore here.
New England Patriots: Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri
Chase Coffman is a value pick here for the Patriots and Ben Watson is a free agent in 2010, so this makes some sense
in the long term.
Atlanta Falcons: Paul Kruger, DE, Utah
Atlanta drafts Paul Kruger in the third round to push Jamaal Anderson.
Pick change; previously Travis Beckum, TE
New York Giants: Andy Levitre, OL, Oregon State
Andy Levitre can play both guard and right tackle; the Giants love this versatility behind their elite offensive front.
Pick change; previously Darry Beckwith, ILB
Indianapolis Colts: Javon Ringer, RB, Michigan State
Javon Ringer fits the Colts offense because he can block and catch the football.
Pick change; previously Jarrett Dillard, WR
Carolina Panthers: Herman Johnson, G, LSU
The Panthers could use some more talent at guard on their offensive line and Herman Johnson has the bulk John Fox
Tennessee Titans: Marcus Freeman, OLB, Ohio State
Marcus Freeman provides versatility and value here. The Titans do not necessarilly expect to get a starter; Keith Bullucks
and David Thorton are not getting any younger so this makes sense.
Arizona Cardinals: Mark Parson, CB, Ohio
Mark Parson is a very underrated talent who can immediately play the nickel for Arizona and potentially start.
Pick change; previously Alex Magee, DT
Pittsburgh Steelers: Cody Brown, DE/OLB, Connecticut
The Steelers just love to stock pile pass rushers.
New England Patriots: James Davis, RB, Clemson
I know this isn't a very big need, but what the heck is at this point? The Pats depth chart is loaded so they
will be looking to shop their Day 2 picks and move up for more talent.
Cincinnati Bengals: Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech
Jonathan Joseph had a below average season in 2008, but Victor Harris can step in as a nickelback immediate and be a game-changer with his ball skills.
Chicago Bears: Ricky Jean-Francois, DT, LSU
Ricky Jean-Francois brings a lot of upside for the Bears as a backup three-technique to Tommie Harris and can rush
the quarterback on third down.
New York Giants: Dannell Ellerbe, LB, Georgia
Dannell Ellerbe can be the future inside or weakside linebacker if this team is not sold on Jonathan Goff. Ellerbe also
has added value on special teams.