2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Round 3 added.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    I’m not sure what the Buccaneers plan on doing at the running back position, but Doug Martin is a free agent, while Charles Sims hasn’t really shown anything yet.

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  2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    Given that the Jaguars have to deal with Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota twice per year, I don’t think it would be a bad idea for them to find some help at cornerback.

  3. Chicago Bears: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    The Bears don’t have much depth at edge rusher in the wake of the Jared Allen trade. There are rumors that Willie Young could be dealt as well, so here’s someone else who can rush the passer.

  4. San Francisco 49ers: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
    The 49ers need help at tight end. Vernon Davis has been sluggish for the second year in a row now, so I can’t see him sticking around much longer.



  5. Cleveland Browns: Corey Robinson, WR, Notre Dame
    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Browns picked two receivers early, given their massive hole at the position. This team is starved for play-makers.

  6. Houston Texans: Josh Augusta, DE/DT, Missouri
    J.J. Watt needs some help up front so that teams like the Colts don’t double- and triple-team him all game.

  7. Washington Redskins: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
    Jerald Hawkins is a player who is quickly rising, so he’ll be higher in my next update. For now, he makes sense for the Redskins, who are using Brandon Scherff at guard instead of right tackle.

  8. Oakland Raiders: Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss
    The Raiders have addressed their defensive line and linebacking corps in this update. Here’s some help for the secondary, as Charles Woodson won’t be able to play much longer.



  9. New Orleans Saints: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
    The Saints spent a second-day selection on Hau’oli Kikaha, but they’ll have to do that again. With Junior Galette gone, the pass-rushing options are minimal.

  10. Tennessee Titans: Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
    Here’s more secondary help for the Titans, who really need to bolster that group. A safety was already added in this mock, but a new corner needs to be obtained as well.

  11. St. Louis Rams: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    The Rams have to continue to bolster their offensive line, as they have one of the weaker blocking units in the NFL. Imagine that Todd Gurley will do with more running room.

  12. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State
    Chip Kelly screwed up big time by letting go of both Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans this offseason, and he’s now paying the price. I’m not sure if he’ll be around to correct things – USC and Texas will tempt him – but he’ll have to find new blockers next offseason.



  13. Miami Dolphins: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
    The Dolphins are another team that could stand to add multiple upgrades to their secondary. Their safety situation is pretty shaky.

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Joshua Perry, DE/OLB, Ohio State
    It wouldn’t hurt the Steelers if they used a second-day selection on another pass-rusher, just in case Jarvis Jones continues to struggle.

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Wayne Lyons, CB, Stanford
    The Eagles tried to repair their secondary, but they still need help in that unit. Eric Rowe could eventually move to safety, and Byron Maxwell has been a huge disappointment.

  16. Baltimore Ravens: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
    Would it surprise anyone if the Ravens doubled up on receivers? With Steve Smith set to retire, they almost have to.



  17. Dallas Cowboys: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
    The Cowboys are pretty thin in the interior of their defensive line, so they could use a mid-round selection for depth purposes.

  18. Kansas City Chiefs: Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
    Andy Reid is very stubborn, but even he must realize that the Alex Smith experiment must come to an end soon. Drafting a linebacker who will actually throw downfield is imperative.

  19. New York Jets: Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
    Chris Ivory is having a great year thus far, but backs who run like he does generally don’t last very long in the NFL (see Marion Barber, Brandon Jacobs, etc.) Here’s a future replacement.

  20. Minnesota Vikings: Elijah Shumate, S, Notre Dame
    Robert Blanton is an impending free agent, but the Vikings needed to upgrade him anyway. Might as well do it during the second day of the draft.



  21. Indianapolis Colts: Isaac Seumalo, C, Oregon State
    More help for Andrew Luck, who is dealing with one of the worst interior offensive lines in the NFL.

  22. San Diego Chargers: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
    Some cornerback depth wouldn’t hurt here, just so the Chargers won’t be in trouble if either Brandon Flowers or Jason Verrett goes down.

  23. New York Giants: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida
    Jerry Reese is never opposed to drafting pass-rushers, and he may do that early this spring, just because Jason Pierre-Paul is such a huge question mark going forward.

  24. Carolina Panthers: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
    Another play-maker for Cam Newton to take the next step with. Jonathan Stewart has been a disappointment this season, and Carolina needs someone to supplant him in the near future.



  25. Buffalo Bills: Dominique Alexander, LB, Oklahoma
    With Nigel Bradham headed for free agency, the Bills will have to find some help for their linebacking corps.

  26. Denver Broncos: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
    Denver’s offensive line hasn’t blocked well at all this season. John Elway will need to find Peyton Manning (or Brock Osweiler?) better blocking next offseason.

  27. Seattle Seahawks: Pat Elflein, G, Ohio State
    The Seahawks are another team that has major blocking issues. They’ll need to use multiple resources to improve Russell Wilson’s protection.

  28. Atlanta Falcons: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
    With Roddy White on his way out soon, the Falcons will need to find a third receiver to go along with Julio Jones and Leonard Hankerson.

  29. Arizona Cardinals: Denver Kirkland, OT, Arkansas
    Someone to push D.J. Humphries, perhaps? Humphries hasn’t looked like he can play in the NFL at all.

  30. Cincinnati Bengals: De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
    Both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu will be impending free agents in March. It’s doubtful that they’ll both be sticking around.

  31. New England Patriots: Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M
    The Patriots need receiver help as well. They can’t rely on Brandon LaFell or Aaron Dobson.

  32. Green Bay Packers: Aaron Green, RB, TCU
    James Starks is an impending free agent in March, so the Packers may want to spend a mid-round pick on a backup for Eddie Lacy.



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