2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Some minor adjustments prior to big update Wednesday.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

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  1. Tennessee Titans: Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
    The Titans found some help for Marcus Mariota. Now, it’s time to upgrade the defense. The secondary in particular needs some work, as Tennessee needs better safety play to beat Andrew Luck.

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  2. Cleveland Browns: Kamalei Correa, DE/OLB, Boise State
    If the Browns don’t opt for Joey Bosa at No. 2 overall, they’ll probably take an edge rusher on Day 2, as they definitely need to improve their pass rush.

    Pick change; previously Carl Nassib, DE/OLB

  3. San Diego Chargers: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
    The Chargers said goodbye to Nick Hardwick this offseason. They’ve tried Chris Watt out as a replacement, but because he’s a natural guard at the center position, he was woeful in 2015 before landing on injured reserve. Here’s a solution.

  4. Dallas Cowboys: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
    Darren McFadden has looked good recently, but the Cowboys can’t really count on him for the long term. Here’s their running back of the future.



  5. San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple
    The 49ers could use help almost everywhere on defense. Perhaps they’ll focus on inside linebacker, a position that lost two Pro Bowl-caliber players to retirement the previous offseason.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Beniquez Brown, ILB, Mississippi State
    Paul Posluszny used to be a quality player, but he has slowed down recently. The Jaguars will have to upgrade him this offseason.

    Pick change; previously Jerald Hawkins, OT

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona
    Daryl Smith’s play has dropped off recently, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the Ravens draft a successor at some point.

    Pick change; previously Beniquez Brown, ILB

  8. New York Giants: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
    Tom Coughlin figured out that going with a rotation of Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen worked best, but it was already too late. It’s hard to count on Jennings for the long term, however, so here’s a potential running back of the future.



  9. Chicago Bears: Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
    Jay Cutler will probably be around for just one more year, so the Bears need to think about using an early draft choice on a successor.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
    Miami’s secondary is a mess, as everyone took note in the Monday night loss to the Giants. The front office will have to find help at both cornerback and safety, so here’s the best-available player from either position.

    Pick change; previously Zack Sanchez, CB

  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
    It’s sad times when Chris Conte is your top safety. The Buccaneers absolutely have to do something about this.

  12. Oakland Raiders: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
    Despite his age, Charles Woodson somehow played like one of the top safeties in the NFL. Unfortunately for the Raiders, Woodson announced his retirement.

    Pick change; previously Keanu Neal, S



  13. Los Angeles Rams: Jalen Mills, S, LSU
    The Rams will have some contract issues at safety next offseason, with Rodney McLeod and Mark Barron both set to hit the market.

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
    The Eagles will have to move on from Jason Peters soon, meaning Lane Johnson will move to the blind side. Someone will have to step in at right tackle.

    Pick change; previously John Theus, OT

  15. New Orleans Saints: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
    With Marques Colston on his way out shortly, the Saints will have to find a third receiver to go along with Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
    Jordan Matthews can’t stop dropping passes, while Nelson Agholor hasn’t done anything yet. The Eagles could add another receiver to the mix to help out their new quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Jalin Marshall, WR

  17. Buffalo Bills: Carl Nassib, DE/OLB, Penn State
    One of the reasons Buffalo’s defense declined this year was the poor play of Mario Williams. It’s difficult to imagine him being back, so here’s a replacement.

    Pick change; previously Aziz Shittu, DE/OLB

  18. Atlanta Falcons: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
    There were several reasons why Matt Ryan struggled this past season. The offensive line was one – specifically, the center position, which was a major liability.

  19. Indianapolis Colts: Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
    Here’s more help for the interior of Indianapolis’ offensive line. It’s imperative that they upgrade Andrew Luck’s protection.

  20. New York Jets: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
    I never thought I’d be writing that the Jets would need a cornerback after they signed Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie last offseason, but the latter struggled mightily, showing major signs of regression.

    Pick change; previously Rashard Robinson, CB



  21. Washington Redskins: Dan Voltz, C, Wisconsin
    One of the reasons Washington’s running game has been so erratic has been because the team has gotten poor play out of its center. This is the primary position the Redskins need to upgrade up front.

  22. Houston Texans: Jalin Marshall, WR, Ohio State
    It’s amazing that DeAndre Hopkins is so productive, considering that there’s no one drawing attention across from him. The Texans want that to change.

    Pick change; previously Rashard Higgins, WR

  23. Minnesota Vikings: Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
    The Vikings could stand to benefit adding some depth to the interior of their defensive front.

    Pick change; previously Sheldon Rankins, DT

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Deion Jones, LB, LSU
    The Bengals have some issues at linebacker. Vontaze Burfict’s health is a concern. Vincent Rey is an impending free agent. A.J. Hawk doesn’t have much left in the tank. An early-round pick could be used on some help at the position.



  25. Green Bay Packers: Joe Schobert, ILB, Wisconsin
    The Packers have already discussed moving Clay Matthews back outside, where he belongs. They’ll need to bolster their group of inside linebackers as a result.

    Pick change; previously Scooby Wright, LB

  26. Pittsburgh Steelers: Artie Burns, CB, Miami
    Pittsburgh’s secondary is horrible right now, but there’s lots of potential with that unit if the team can find a No. 1 corner to play across from Ross Cockrell.

  27. Seattle Seahawks: Deiondre’ Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
    Seattle’s latest mid-round tall cornerback, Deiondre’ Hall could help an ailing secondary that couldn’t stop Cam Newton in the divisional round.

  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
    The Chiefs need a receiver besides Jeremy Maclin. When Maclin left the game against the Chargers, the offense looked pretty lost for a while.

  29. New England Patriots: C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
    It doesn’t seem like Bill Belichick wants to count on LeGarrette Blount, so he’ll probably try to find someone to pair with Dion Lewis.

  30. Arizona Cardinals: Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB, Georgia
    Another edge rusher? Well, considering how dire the need has been for the Cardinals over the years, I could see them double dipping at the position.

  31. Denver Broncos: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    Denver’s issues on the defensive line have been well established. Given that Ryan Clady will return from injury next year, the interior will have to be addressed, especially with Evan Mathis set to hit free agency in March.

    Pick change; previously Joe Schobert, ILB

  32. Carolina Panthers: Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
    Four of the five Carolina offensive linemen have blocked very well this year. The exception is right tackle Mike Remmers. The Panthers could target a potential upgrade early in the draft.

    Pick change; previously Spencer Drango, OT



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