2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Major changes in all 3 rounds.
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The order of this 2014 NFL Mock Draft is based on my NFL Power Rankings.


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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State
    There are countless reasons why the Jaguars suck. Terrible safety play is just one of them.

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    Pick change; previously Ty Zimmerman, S

  2. New York Jets: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
    Antonio Cromartie has been a huge disappointment this year. Due $9.5 million in 2014 (including a $5 million roster bonus), Cromartie is likely to be released. If so, the Jets will obviously be searching for cornerback help.

    Pick change; previously Donte Moncrief, WR

  3. Atlanta Falcons: Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech
    Jeremiah Attaochu is a terrific fit for Atlanta’s defense. Kroy Biermann had been playing the defensive end-outside linebacker hybrid role prior to tearing his Achilles. Biermann, who will be entering a walk year in 2014, may not be 100 percent. Plus, it’s not like the Falcons didn’t need an upgrade anyway. Their pass rush is severely lacking.

    Pick change; previously Will Sutton, DE/DT

  4. Minnesota Vikings: Zack Martin, G/OT, Notre Dame
    The Vikings had to address the interior of their offensive line in the 2013 NFL Draft. They did so – but only in the sixth and seventh rounds.



  5. Houston Texans: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford
    The Texans really wanted to add some inside linebackers in the 2013 NFL Draft, but never got around to it (Arthur Brown was snagged off the board right before they picked in Round 2). They remain pretty thin at the position, especially in the wake of yet another injury to Brian Cushing.

    Pick change; previously A.J. McCarron, QB

  6. Washington Redskins: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
    Robert Griffin complained about his receivers being unable to get open against the Eagles. Perhaps his front office will listen to him.

    Pick change; previously Shayne Skov, ILB

  7. Buffalo Bills: Xavier Grimble, TE, USC
    E.J. Manuel, who prefers checking down, would love having an upgrade at tight end at his disposal.

  8. Cleveland Browns: Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
    The Browns apparently plan on courting Ben Tate in free agency, but what if he never hits the market or chooses to sign elsewhere?

    Pick change; previously Michael Dyer, RB

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Daniel McCullers, NT, Tennessee
    The 49ers don’t need a legitimate nose tackle to run their defense, but having one definitely wouldn’t hurt.

  10. Oakland Raiders: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
    Denarius Moore and Rod Streater aren’t inept, but there is definitely room for improvement at the receiver position for Oakland.

    Pick change; previously Calvin Barnett, DT

  11. St. Louis Rams: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
    The Rams should think about drafting a quarterback on Day 2 just in case Sam Bradford continues to be mediocre (and injury-prone).

  12. San Diego Chargers: Taylor Hart, DE/DT, Oregon
    The Chargers have a solid starting front line on defense, but they don’t have much depth.



  13. New York Giants: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
    The Giants have shown that they’ll draft a talented player with sketchy issues (Damontre Moore). Bradley Roby is a highly skilled cornerback, but he’s been awful this year. New York could use some help at cornerback, so Roby is worth a shot at this juncture.

    Pick change; previously Quandre Diggs, CB

  14. Cleveland Browns: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
    Here’s some secondary help for the Browns, who could use someone to challenge Tashaun Gipson at safety.

    Pick change; previously Odell Beckham, WR

  15. Baltimore Ravens: Russell Bodine, C, North Carolina
    Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and others are gone, but perhaps the player the Ravens miss most is Matt Birk. His replacements at center have been horrible. Almost anyone would be an upgrade.

  16. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Steen, G, Alabama
    The Cowboys are so desperate at guard that they lured Brian Waters out of semi-retirement. Waters is now out for the year. So much for that.

  17. Green Bay Packers: Morgan Breslin, DE/OLB, USC
    Nick Perry finally started playing well just before getting hurt. The Packers still need depth behind Perry and Clay Matthews.

  18. Miami Dolphins: Will Sutton, DE/DT, Arizona State
    Both Randy Starks and Paul Soliai are impending free agents. The type of defensive tackle Miami obtains obviously depends on which one leaves.

    Pick change; previously Damian Swann, CB

  19. Chicago Bears: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
    I find it completely insane that the Bears could let Jay Cutler walk. If that happens, they’ll obviously be searching for a quarterback in the spring.

    Pick change; previously David Fales, QB

  20. Arizona Cardinals: Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    Seantrel Henderson has the upside to be a great left tackle in the NFL. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to put it together mentally yet. The Cardinals have taken chances on troubled players, so maybe they’ll be able to get the most out of Henderson.



  21. New York Jets: Corey Moore, S, Georgia
    The Jets have major problems at safety, as neither Antonio Allen nor Dawan Landry should be starting. The Ed Reed signing won’t help.

    Pick change; previously Ty Zimmerman, S

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: Trevor Reilly, DE/OLB, Utah
    Brandon Graham has predictably transitioned into the 3-4 quite poorly. Connor Barwin has been a mild disappointment. The Eagles need help at outside linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Deone Bucannon, S

  23. Detroit Lions: Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas
    The Lions have to consider a cornerback early in the 2014 NFL Draft if they don’t sign one in free agency. They looked helpless against Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.

    Pick change; previously Bene Benwikere, CB

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Calvin Barnett, DT, Oklahoma State
    Domata Peko, who will be entering his contract season in 2014, has not performed well this year. Meanwhile, Devon Still, a 2012 second-rounder, has shown nothing thus far.

    Pick change; previously Deandre Coleman, DT



  25. San Francisco 49ers: Michael Sam, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The 49ers may consider spending an early pick on a pass-rusher. Aldon Smith, who spent some time in rehab, has a pretty cloudy future with numerous off-the-field issues. San Francisco needs to protect itself in case Smith can’t stay out of trouble.

  26. Indianapolis Colts: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
    We now see what Indianapolis’ offense looks like without Reggie Wayne. Wayne will be back next year, but he won’t be around forever. The Colts need a long-term solution at wideout to go along with T.Y. Hilton.

    Pick change; previously Gabe Jackson, G

  27. New England Patriots: DaQuan Jones, NT, Penn State
    Perhaps this is an overreaction pick, but Vince Wilfork will find it difficult to come back from a torn Achilles at his size and age.

  28. Carolina Panthers: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
    Cam Newton has made huge improvements this year, but he could still really benefit from a potent, pass-catching weapon coming out of the backfield.

  29. New Orleans Saints: Jeoffrey Pagan, DE/DT, Alabama
    I mocked Sheldon Richardson to the Saints a couple of times last spring because they happen to be thin at defensive end in their new 3-4. That’s still the case.

    Pick change; previously Corey Moore, S

  30. Kansas City Chiefs: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
    The Chiefs need another outside receiver to start across from Dwayne Bowe.

  31. Denver Broncos: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
    Wesley Woodyard has looked out of place trying to play middle linebacker. This is an area Denver may want to upgrade.

    Pick change; previously Dri Archer, RB

  32. Minnesota Vikings: Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
    The Vikings drafted Sharrif Floyd, but they’ll need another defensive tackle with Kevin Williams being an impending free agent.

    Pick change; previously Chris Smith, DE



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