2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3



Last update: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Major changes.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
    The Browns have gotten Josh Gordon back from his long suspension, but can they really trust him? They'll likely have to use one of their many early picks on a receiver.

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  2. New York Giants: Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Martinas Rankin, OT

  3. Indianapolis Colts: Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
    The Colts finally get to upgrade their offensive line, but better late than never, right? Multiple new blockers are needed.

    Pick change; previously Cameron Smith, LB





  4. San Francisco 49ers: Michael Jackson, CB, Miami
    The 49ers won a thriller against the Bears, and it's clear that they're starting something with Jimmy Garoppolo as their new quarterback. It wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade the cornerbacks, who have struggled this year. The top player at the position is Miami's Michael Jackson.

    Pick change; previously Tarvarus McFadden, CB

  5. San Francisco 49ers: Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State
    The 49ers traded NaVorro Bowman, so they'll have to find a new linebacker to pair with Reuben Foster for the long term.

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marcell Frazier, DE/OLB, Missouri
    Robert Ayers will be a 33-year-old entering his contract season in 2018, so the Buccaneers will have to think about adding another defensive end.

    Pick change; previously Tyquan Lewis, DE



  7. Denver Broncos: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
    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.

  8. Houston Texans: Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
    The Texans lost several free agents, including some defensive backs, last offseason. They'll need to rebuild their secondary.

    Pick change; previously Josh Sweat, DE

  9. Washington Redskins: Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana
    Terrelle Pryor was a major free agent bust signing, but the good news for the Redskins is that they obtained him for just one year. They can try to find another No. 1 receiver this upcoming offseason.



  10. Cincinnati Bengals: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
    Cincinnati's defense hasn't been the same since losing Reggie Nelson. George Iloka and Shawn Williams are OK players, but neither is the elite talent the Bengals are used to having in the back end.

  11. New York Jets: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
    Based on where the Jets are drafting, they'll probably go the veteran route at quarterback and then take a signal-caller on the second day of the draft.

    Pick change; previously Will Hernandez, G

  12. Miami Dolphins: Sione Tehuema, LB, Southeast Louisiana
    Miami has a poor linebacking corps that is relying on Lawrence Timmons. That obviously needs to change.



  13. Arizona Cardinals: Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson
    Tackle Jared Veldheer discussed retirement last offseason, and he has certainly performed as if he's already hung up the cleats. Veldheer is terrible and needs to be replaced. Giving Carson Palmer much better protection is essential for Arizona's playoff aspirations next year.

  14. Oakland Raiders: Terrell Edmunds, LB/S, Virginia Tech
    The Raiders were desperate for linebackers that they acquired NaVorro Bowman. They desperately need help at the position.

  15. Detroit Lions: Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
    Ameer Abdullah has been benched, so it's obvious that the Lions will be focusing on finding a new running back this offseason.

    Pick change; previously Mike Gesicki, TE




  16. Carolina Panthers: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
    The Panthers will need another receiver to go along with Devin Funchess and Curtis Samuel in the wake of the Kelvin Benjamin trade.

    Pick change; previously Marcell Frazier, DE

  17. Green Bay Packers: Jaylen Samuels, TE, N.C. State
    Martellus Bennett stole money from the Packers, so Green Bay will be searching for a new tight end this offseason.

  18. Los Angeles Chargers: Andrew Brown, DE/DT, Virginia
    The Chargers have a terrific defense, but they could stand to bolster their defensive line.

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Braden Smith, G, Auburn
    The Cowboys' offensive line hasn't been nearly as good this season. Losing Ronald Leary hurt, so here's a new left guard to help remedy the problem.

  20. Houston Texans: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma
    The Texans definitely need some pass-rushing depth, as they've missed what John Simon provided last year.

    Pick change; previously Josh Sweat, DE

  21. Baltimore Ravens: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
    Alex Collins is an average running back, but he's nothing special. The Ravens need a new lead back.



  22. Kansas City Chiefs: Porter Gustin, DE/OLB, USC
    Tamba Hali won't be around much longer, so the Chiefs will have to think about finding a new edge rusher.

    Pick change; previously Chad Thomas, DE

  23. 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.



  24. Carolina Panthers: Jaylen Dunlap, CB, Illinois
    Here's more help for Carolina's secondary, which has seen some shaky play from its cornerbacks.

    Pick change; previously Kevin Toliver, CB

  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. 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.

  27. Jacksonville Jaguars: Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt
    Paul Posluszny will be a 33-year-old free agent this offseason, so the Jaguars may decide to add a young linebacker in the draft.

  28. Los Angeles Rams: Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    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 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE

  29. Minnesota Vikings: Justin Jones, DT, N.C. State
    There have been reports indicating that Sharrif Floyd may never play again, which is a shame. The Vikings will need to find a new defensive tackle to play next to Linval Joseph.

    Pick change; previously Porter Gustin, DE

  30. New England Patriots: Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia
    The Patriots desperately need to address their linebacking corps, which has been an utter mess outside of Dont'a Hightower.

  31. Buffalo Bills: D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
    It doesn't seem likely that Jordan Matthews will be back next year, so the Bills will need to add another receiver to the mix.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Miller, WR

  32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
    Ben Roethlisberger has contemplated retirement, so the Steelers need to find their quarterback of the future.



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