2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ali Marpet, OT/G, Hobart
    As mentioned back in Round 2, the Buccaneers need help at left tackle, as Anthony Collins is gone after just one awful season.

  2. Tennessee Titans: Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State
    Here’s some much-needed secondary help for the Titans, who couldn’t stop the pass whatsoever in 2014. Both the safety and cornerback positions will need to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Tre Jackson, G

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
    It’s no secret that the Jaguars need help on their offensive line, even after signing Jermey Parnell. The center position has been a problem since Brad Meester retired.

  4. Oakland Raiders: A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina
    The Raiders also have to improve the offensive line, as another guard is needed to go along with Gabe Jackson.



  5. Washington Redskins: Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
    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 was way past his prime.

  6. New York Jets: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
    The Jets have a new front office, so they may want to bring in their own quarterback. Having Bryce Petty sit for a year or two would make sense.

    Pick change; previously Garrett Grayson, QB

  7. Chicago Bears: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
    Jay Cutler will be kept around next season, but the Bears obviously need to obtain a long-term solution – mostly a quarterback who actually gives a damn.

    Pick change; previously Jeremiah Poutasi, OT/G

  8. St. Louis Rams: Jeremiah Poutasi, OT/G, Utah
    The Rams already addressed the offensive line once, but they could do so again if Joseph Barksdale isn’t re-signed. If he moves on, there will be a huge void at right tackle.

    Pick change; previously Corey Robinson, OT

  9. Atlanta Falcons: James Sample, S, Louisville
    The Falcons had issues at the safety position this past season, so they could spend a Round 2-4 selection on some competition at the position.

    Pick change; previously T.J. Yeldon, RB

  10. New York Giants: Tre Jackson, G, Florida State
    The Giants have to address their offensive line at some point. They could look for an upgrade up front with their first-round pick. If they don’t, they’ll have to target an upgrade at the right tackle or guard position on the second day to keep Eli Manning upright.

    Pick change; previously James Sample, S

  11. New Orleans Saints: D’Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
    The Saints desperately have to upgrade their pass defense, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone if they double up on cornerbacks in the early stages of the 2015 NFL Draft.

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
    Matt Kalil was a human turnstile this past year, but he dealt with an injury. He’ll almost definitely get one more chance next season. Cedric Ogbuhei could be drafted as insurance, though.



  13. Cleveland Browns: Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State
    The Browns officially lost Jordan Cameron, who bolted for Miami because he didn’t like what was happening in Cleveland. Hopefully the Browns’ new tight end is more optimistic.

  14. New Orleans Saints: Nate Orchard, DE/OLB, Utah
    The Saints already drafted one edge rusher, but they could certainly consider another, given the dire need they have at the position.

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
    The 49ers are really hurting for receiving help. Michael Crabtree, a huge disappointment this past year, will probably be gone this offseason. Anquan Boldin played well, but he can’t possibly perform at a high level much longer. Stevie Johnson proved to be a bust.

  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
    It’s amazing that the Chiefs went the entire year without having any of their receivers score a single touchdown. Alex Smith was partly to blame, but the receiving corps was just abysmal.



  17. Buffalo Bills: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
    The Bills signed Matt Cassel for the short term, but they obviously still need to find a quarterback of the future.

  18. Houston Texans: Sean Hickey, OT/G, Syracuse
    The Texans managed to re-sign Derek Newton, but they still have to find some help at one of the guard positions.

  19. San Diego Chargers: Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
    The Chargers could use some help at receiver, as Malcom Floyd will be 34 next season, while Eddie Royal signed elsewhere. Stevie Johnson was brought in, but some competition for him wouldn’t hurt.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech
    Jeremy Maclin surprised everyone by signing with the Chiefs (i.e. sabotaging his career). The Eagles will probably take a receiver in the first three rounds.



  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Steve Nelson, CB, Oregon State
    The Bengals will be interested in some cornerback depth with Terence Newman on his way out.

  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: Markus Golden, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The Steelers hate drafting edge rushers early on because of scheme transition issues, but they really need to upgrade their pass rush. It was better at the end of the season, but James Harrison won’t be back with the team next year.

    It might be surprising to see Markus Golden this low, but as Charlie Campbell reported in the NFL Draft Rumor Mill, multiple teams are grading Golden as a third-round prospect.

  24. Detroit Lions: Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina
    The Lions were really hurting on the offensive line this past season, which would explain why their offense sputtered so much. They have to upgrade multiple positions, including right tackle.

    Pick change; previously Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB



  25. Carolina Panthers: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
    Jonathan Stewart finished the year on a strong note, but the Panthers can’t depend on him because he’s so frequently banged up. With DeAngelo Williams officially gone, Carolina will have to add another running back.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
    Justin Forsett came out of nowhere to have a huge year for the Ravens in the wake of Ray Rice’s suspension. However, Forsett turns 30 this season, so Baltimore may want to find a potential long-term replacement.

  27. Dallas Cowboys: David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
    DeMarco Murray was too expensive to keep, so the plan was for Joseph Randle to become the new starting running back. The problem is that Randle was recently arrested for drug possession and domestic violence, so he could be suspended. If so, Dallas may spend a second-day selection on a back.

  28. Denver Broncos: Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
    The Broncos lost Rahim Moore to the Texans, so they could be interested in an early- or mid-round safety, just in case Darian Stewart doesn’t pan out.

    Pick change; previously Reese Dismukes, C

  29. Indianapolis Colts: Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB, Louisville
    The Colts have a couple of veteran edge rushers, but they’ll need some young blood at the position to eventually take over.

    Pick change; previously Trey Flowers, DE/OLB

  30. Green Bay Packers: Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida
    The Packers lost both Tramon Williams and Davon House this offseason, so they’ll need to replenish depth at cornerback.

    Pick change; previously Buck Allen, RB

  31. Seattle Seahawks: Christian Covington, DT, Rice
    The Seahawks were really missing Brandon Mebane. They need some help at defensive tackle, even once Mebane returns from his hamstring injury next year.

  32. New England Patriots: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
    There currently isn’t a huge need for a defensive tackle, but the Patriots have a number of players at the position heading into their contract years by the 2016 season, so this is a selection for the future.

  33. New England Patriots: Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State
    The Patriots lost Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, so reinforcements are needed in the secondary.

  34. Kansas City Chiefs: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    The cornerback position isn’t as big of a need for Kansas City as some make it out to be, but better depth is definitely must at the position.

  35. Cincinnati Bengals: Clive Walford, TE, Miami
    Jermaine Gresham is a free agent, so the Bengals may want to add another tight end.



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