2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
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  1. Oakland Raiders: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
    The Raiders have a bunch of secondary and tertiary options at receiver, but they don’t have a primary target for Derek Carr. They need to make sure that changes.

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  2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
    Denard Robinson ran well against the Browns, but he doesn’t project as an every-down back. Here’s a complement for him.

  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State
    There’s talk that the Buccaneers may trade Vincent Jackson soon. If that goes down, a No. 2 receiver will be needed across from Mike Evans.

  4. Tennessee Titans: Hauoli Kikaha, DE/OLB, Washington
    The Titans need to find a pass-rushing upgrade across from Derrick Morgan because Kamerion Wimbley is not getting the job done.

    Pick change; previously Quandre Diggs, CB



  5. St. Louis Rams: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
    Brian Quick has emerged as a solid starting receiver – though he’s finished for the year – while Tavon Austin can be used on trick plays, but the Rams need to find another wideout to put into the lineup.

  6. New York Jets: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
    If Rex Ryan is still around, I think he’ll have a nervous breakdown if his front office doesn’t give him talented corners to work with.

    Pick change; previously Karlos Williams, RB

  7. Minnesota Vikings: A.J. Johnson, ILB, Tennessee
    The Vikings have some issues on defense. One main problem is the play at middle linebacker. Here’s an upgrade.

  8. Atlanta Falcons: Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame
    Think Matt Ryan missed having a reliable, intermediate target when he was constantly under siege in Cincinnati, New York and Baltimore?

  9. Chicago Bears: Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas
    Kyle Fuller has looked great so far – he recently completely shut down Kelvin Benjamin – but the Bears will need another corner with Charles Tillman likely done.

    Pick change; previously Kurtis Drummond, S

  10. Washington Redskins: Derron Smith, S, Fresno State
    The issues the Redskins have in their secondary are pretty well documented. They’ve been counting on Ryan Clark this year, which is disastrous because the former Steeler is way past his prime.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Harris, S

  11. Cleveland Browns: Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB, Louisville
    Barkevious Mingo does some things well, but he has failed to develop into a great pass-rusher. Jabaal Sheard, meanwhile, will be hitting free agency in March. With all that in mind, if Mingo continues to disappoint in terms of getting to the quarterback, the Browns will want to bring in someone who can accomplish that.

    Pick change; previously Shaq Thompson, LB

  12. Buffalo Bills: Arie Kouandjio, G, Alabama
    Teams that go with quarterbacks early usually pick a player to complement that signal-caller afterward. The Bills could give their new quarterback – if they draft one – better pass protection, especially on the interior.



  13. Houston Texans: Wayne Lyons, CB, Stanford
    The Texans wanted to address cornerback depth in the previous offseason, but never got around to it. Perhaps they will this spring.

    Pick change; previously Sean Mannion, QB

  14. Carolina Panthers: Kasen Williams, WR, Washington
    It’s possible that the Panthers could double up on receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft. They really have nothing beyond Kelvin Benjamin.

    Pick change; previously Jay Ajayi, RB

  15. New York Giants: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
    Justin Pugh looked so overwhelmed at tackle against the Eagles that the Giants may move him inside eventually. If so, here’s a new tackle.

  16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
    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.

    Pick change; previously Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB



  17. Cincinnati Bengals: Cam Thomas, CB, Western Kentucky
    Both Leon Hall and Pacman Jones will be entering their contract years in 2015, so the Bengals may want to find a future starting cornerback to go with Darqueze Dennard.

    Pick change; previously Alvin Dupree, DE

  18. Detroit Lions: Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State
    The Lions suddenly need to look at defensive tackles. Ndamukong Suh is entering his contract year, while Nick Fairley has issues with lethargy.

  19. Miami Dolphins: Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn
    Jared Odrick has played so well this year that he’ll command lots of money in free agency this upcoming spring. The Dolphins may have to find a new defensive tackle as a consequence.

  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. Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
    The Chiefs need help at wideout. Dwayne Bowe is just a No. 2 receiver masquerading as a top target, while none of the other receivers are very skilled. The Chiefs might be regretting passing on Kelvin Benjamin.

    Pick change; previously Kasen Williams, WR

  22. Arizona Cardinals: Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke
    The Cardinals could stand to upgrade the interior of their offensive line. The guards have struggled, and despite this, Jonathan Cooper can’t even crack the starting lineup.

  23. New Orleans Saints: Trey Flowers, DE/OLB, Arkansas
    The Saints got rid of Victor Butler, so they definitely need to work on finding an upgrade across from Junior Galette. Anyone who can tackle would fit in well.

  24. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Richards, S, Stanford
    The Ravens’ front seven is playing extremely well, but the secondary has disappointed. The safety position has been especially bad.



  25. Dallas Cowboys: Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss
    Having Orlando Scandrick back has been huge for the Cowboys, but they need to think about replacing Brandon Carr, who continues to disappoint.

    Pick change; previously Wayne Lyons, CB

  26. San Francisco 49ers: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
    The 49ers should look into drafting another pass-rusher, just in case Aldon Smith can’t stay out of trouble.

    Pick change; previously Hauoli Kikaha, DE/OLB

  27. San Diego Chargers: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
    Branden Oliver has been great, but the Chargers will need to add another running back if they don’t retain Ryan Mathews this offseason. The injury-prone Mathews will be a free agent in March.

    Pick change; previously Obum Gwacham, DE/OLB

  28. Indianapolis Colts: Obum Gwacham, DE/OLB, Oregon State
    The Colts were finally starting to put some pressure on the quarterback (prior to the Pittsburgh game), thanks to Bjoern Werner emerging, but they could still use another top-notch pass-rusher, as Robert Mathis won’t be around much longer.

    Pick change; previously Cam Thomas, CB

  29. Seattle Seahawks: Z’Darius Smith, DE/OLB, Kentucky
    Another defensive lineman. The Seahawks haven’t been able to pressure the quarterback as much as they were able to last season, and that has definitely hurt them.

    Pick change; previously Justin Hardy, WR

  30. New England Patriots: Leon Orr, DE/DT, Florida
    Bill Belichick loves his Florida players. He’s also a big fan of scheme-versatile prospects.

  31. Green Bay Packers: Henry Anderson, DE/DT, Stanford
    One of the many reasons the Packers are struggling defensively is because their front has been a disappointment this season. Datone Jones hasn’t progressed at all.

  32. Denver Broncos: Steve Nelson, CB, Oregon State
    The Broncos just spent a first-round pick on a cornerback, but they’ll have to deal with Chris Harris’ impending free agency this March.



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