2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Round 4 posted.
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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB, Louisville
    Gerald McCoy is the only Buccaneer putting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. That needs to change, especially considering the other quarterbacks in the division.

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  2. Tennessee Titans: Hauoli Kikaha, DE/OLB, Washington
    The Titans have to find tons of defensive help. One major need in particular is a pass-rushing upgrade because Kamerion Wimbley is not getting the job done.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M
    Blake Bortles has been terrible, but perhaps he’ll stop throwing tons of interceptions if he has better protection. The Jaguars need to improve their right tackle situation.

    Cedric Ogbuhei falls to the third round because he tore his ACL. He was a late-first, early-second-round prospect to begin with.

    Pick change; previously Corey Robinson, OT

  4. Oakland Raiders: Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland
    The Raiders might take Amari Cooper in the first round. If they don’t, they may consider another receiver in the next round or two.

    Pick change; previously Devin Smith, WR



  5. Washington Redskins: Durell Eskridge, S, Syracuse
    The issues the Redskins have in their secondary are pretty well documented. They were counting on Ryan Clark this year, which proved to be disastrous because the former Steeler is way past his prime.

  6. New York Jets: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
    How pissed will Rex Ryan be if the Jets finally add some talented corners after completely ignoring the position this past offseason, and he’s not there anymore? At least he’ll be able to get revenge twice per year. Go here for my grade for the Bills hiring Rex Ryan.

  7. Chicago Bears: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Kyle Fuller looked great back when he was healthy – he completely shut down Kelvin Benjamin and other solid receivers – but the Bears will need another corner with Charles Tillman likely done.

  8. St. Louis Rams: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
    Another offensive line upgrade for the Rams. They really need help at center.

    Pick change; previously Reese Dismukes, C

  9. Atlanta Falcons: Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State
    The Falcons missed Tony Gonzalez this year. It would’ve helped Matt Ryan if he had a solid intermediate target to throw to.

  10. New York Giants: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
    Here’s some defensive line help for the Giants, who could use some long-term options in the interior to go along with Johnathan Hankins.

  11. New Orleans Saints: Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn
    The Saints’ starting center, Jonathan Goodwin, turns 36 in December. He’ll be a free agent in March.

    Pick change; previously Andy Gallik, C

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida
    The Vikings need a long-term starter across from Xavier Rhodes, so they could target a cornerback in the early rounds.

    Pick change; previously Quandre Diggs, CB



  13. Cleveland Browns: Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
    Considering the state of the Browns’ receiving corps, I could see them doubling up on the position this April.

    Pick change; previously Philip Dorsett, WR

  14. Miami Dolphins: Chris Hackett, S, TCU
    Both Louis Delmas and Jimmy Wilson will be impending free agents this upcoming offseason, and all the Dolphins have waiting in the wings is 2014 fourth-rounder Walt Aikens. Miami will have to get younger and better at the safety position.

    Pick change; previously Philip Dorsett, WR

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke
    Mike Iupati is an impending free agent, while Alex Boone will be entering his contract year in 2015.

  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Derron Smith, S, Fresno State
    The Chiefs will need to think about bringing in a new safety, as Eric Berry may not be able to play football ever again, unfortunately.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Harris, S



  17. Buffalo Bills: Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
    The Bills had Da’Norris Searcy step in admirably as a replacement for the New Orleans-bound Jairus Byrd, but Searcy Lannister is now a free agent as well.

    Pick change; previously Ben Koyack, TE

  18. Houston Texans: Philip Dorsett, WR, Miami
    It’s unknown how much longer Andre Johnson will last, but the Texans could look into adding a future No. 2 wideout across from DeAndre Hopkins.

    Pick change; previously Josh Harper, WR

  19. San Diego Chargers: Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
    The Chargers could use some help at receiver, as Malcom Floyd will be 34 next season, while Eddie Royal is an impending free agent.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
    Another Oregon player for Chip Kelly. This one can upgrade Todd Herremans at right guard and then move to tackle once Jason Peters retires.



  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn
    Domata Peko has not played well this year, so the Bengals may want to consider finding some help for the interior of their defensive line.

  22. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
    Andre Ellington can’t carry the load by himself, and the Cardinals need a new No. 2 running back anyway.

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Richards, S, Stanford
    More help for Pittsburgh’s anemic secondary. The Steelers signed Michael Mitchell this offseason, but he hasn’t met expectations. He was torched in the Indianapolis game along with Cortez Allen, and has played poorly in most other games, though he blamed it on an injury.

  24. Detroit Lions: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
    Reggie Bush won’t be around much longer, so the Lions will need to find someone to split the load with Joique Bell.

    Pick change; previously Ty Sambrailo, OT



  25. Carolina Panthers: Buck Allen, RB, USC
    DeAngelo Williams won’t be around much longer, so the Panthers will need someone to play behind Jonathan Stewart in the short term and then eventually take over as the starter.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Nate Orachard, DE/OLB, Utah
    The Ravens had some great pass-rushing depth this past year, but Pernell McPhee will be a free agent in March, so that’ll no longer be the case.

    Pick change; previously Ty Montgomery, WR

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Kurtis Drummond, S, Michigan State
    The Cowboys are still hurting in the secondary, and they could use an upgrade at both corner and safety.

  28. Denver Broncos: Ramik Wilson, ILB, Georgia
    The Broncos have had issues at middle linebacker for quite some time, so perhaps they’ll finally put those to rest by spending an early-round pick on an upgrade.

  29. Indianapolis Colts: Henry Anderson, DE/DT, Stanford
    Cory Redding has been a stud this year, but he will be a 34-year-old free agent in March. A long-term pass-rusher on the defensive line is needed.

  30. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Phillips, NT, Oklahoma
    Both B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion are free agents. At least one won’t be back, which means the Packers will need another big body up front.

    Pick change; previously Jay Ajayi, RB

  31. New England Patriots: D.J. Humphries, OT/G, Florida
    Bill Belichick loves versatile offensive linemen, and he’s definitely not opposed to taking players from Florida, so this selection makes a ton of sense. Belichick could spend multiple picks to fortify his front line.

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Sean Hickey, OT/G, Syracuse
    The Seahawks may want to find some help for their offensive line so Russell Wilson isn’t under siege as much.



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