2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
    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.

    Pick change; previously Danielle Hunter, DE/OLB

  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.

  4. Oakland Raiders: Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville
    Charles Woodson said he’s coming back next year, but his play slipped late in 2014. A long-term solution is needed at one of the safety positions.



  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 past year, which proved to be disastrous because the former Steeler is way past his prime.

  6. New York Jets: Steve Nelson, CB, Oregon State
    How pissed will Rex Ryan be if the Jets finally add some talented corners after completely ignoring the position last 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.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Collins, CB

  7. Chicago Bears: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
    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.

    Pick change; previously Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB

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

  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: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
    I don’t think the Giants will go out of their way to take a running back, but Duke Johnson is too good to pass up at this juncture. He could complement Andre Williams well, as the oft-injured Rashad Jennings can’t be trusted.

    Pick change; previously Carl Davis, DT

  11. New Orleans Saints: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Another cornerback is definitely a possibility. The team desperately has to upgrade its pass defense, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone if the Saints double up on corners.

    Pick change; previously Ameer Abdullah, RB

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
    Adrian Peterson may never play for the Vikings again, so Minnesota may want to find a new running back. Jerick McKinnon looked good, but he can’t handle the load on his own, while Matt Asiata is just a short-yardage specialist who will be entering free agency.



  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.

  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.

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame
    Vernon Davis has just one year left on his contract, so he won’t be around in San Francisco much longer. Vance McDonald, meanwhile, has been a disappointment. The 49ers may want to use a selection on a tight end.

    Pick change; previously Laken Tomlinson, G

  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke
    Andy Reid won’t stand by idly while his offensive line struggles. He’s going to make sure he shores up Alex Smith’s protection.

    Pick change; previously Derron Smith, 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.

  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.

  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: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
    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.

    Pick change; previously Gabe Wright, DT

  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: Derron Smith, S, Fresno State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Richards, S

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



  25. Carolina Panthers: Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State
    The Panthers are so desperate at the receiver position that they could double up during the draft.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Danielle Hunter, DE/OLB, LSU
    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 Nate Orchard, DE/OLB

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn
    Dallas’ defense was much better than anyone anticipated, but it was exposed during a stretch during the latter part of the season. There are still some weaknesses that need to be addressed – particularly in the interior of the defensive line, where Nick Hayden needs to be upgraded.

    Pick change; previously Kurtis Drummond, S

  28. Denver Broncos: John Miller, G, Louisville
    Here’s more offensive line help for the Broncos, who need to upgrade the guard position in addition to the center spot if Orlando Franklin leaves via free agency.

    Pick change; previously Ben Koyack, TE

  29. Indianapolis Colts: Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami of Ohio
    Greg Toler performed well in the playoffs, but the Colts could use a better No. 2 corner.

    Pick change; previously Henry Anderson, DE/DT

  30. Green Bay Packers: Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida
    The Packers have three key cornerbacks hitting free agency by next March. They’ll have to replenish depth at the position and find a future starter.

    Pick change; previously Ramik Wilson, ILB

  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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