2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2016 NFL Mock Draft based on the NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. 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.

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  2. Tennessee Titans: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
    The Titans have major issues on defense, as they just allowed Miami to have an offensive explosion. One of their many glaring holes is at the safety position, where Michael Griffin has been terrible for years. The front office finally needs to stop screwing around and upgrade him as soon as possible.

    Pick change; previously Devontae Booker, RB

  3. San Diego Chargers: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    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’s been woeful thus far in 2015. Here’s a solution if he doesn’t improve.

    Pick change; previously Jack Allen, C

  4. San Francisco 49ers: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    The 49ers accidentally released Jarryd Hayne, and they paid for it when Reggie Bush predictably suffered an injury upon being named the starter. The 49ers need a better backup running back behind Carlos Hyde.

    Pick change; previously Evan Engram, TE



  5. 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.

  6. Cleveland Browns: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    It wouldn’t hurt if the Browns added another pass-rusher, given that their edge players all are having issues getting to the quarterback this season.

    Pick change; previously Joshua Perry, DE/OLB

  7. Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Mills, S, LSU
    Both Dallas safeties, J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church, will be impending free agents after the 2016 season, so this position could be addressed early in next April’s draft. Plus, it’s not like the Cowboys couldn’t stand to find an upgrade there.

  8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
    The Jaguars desperately need help on the offensive line. They have to upgrade Luke Joeckel, who has been terrible. They could even pull the trigger in Round 1.

    Pick change; previously Maurice Canady, CB



  9. Chicago Bears: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    It’s time for the Bears to upgrade their defense, and they begin with their pedestrian secondary, where no cornerback is playing well.

  10. Houston Texans: Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
    The Texans obtained their franchise quarterback in the second round. Here’s someone to pair with that signal-caller. A new running back is needed as the team is concerned about Arian Foster’s health going forward. Houston will be moving on from Foster in the very near future.

    Pick change; previously Jonathan Allen, DE/DT

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    Back-to-back offensive linemen for a head coach who loves bolstering the trenches? Makes sense to me. The Chiefs, as mentioned earlier, need major upgrades up front.

  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
    It’s a sad day when Chris Conte is your top tight end. The Buccaneers absolutely have to do something about this.

    Pick change; previously Corey Clement, RB



  13. Philadelphia Eagles: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado 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.

  14. Washington Redskins: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
    The Redskins spent a top-five pick on a guard, so they’ll need to find a tackle to bolster their offensive line.

    Pick change; previously Kyle Murphy, OT

  15. 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.

  16. Buffalo Bills: Travin Duval, WR, LSU
    The Bills have such a stagnant offense when Sammy Watkins isn’t on the field. Adding a potent second threat could really help Tyrod Taylor.



  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
    Here’s some insurance for Kelvin Beachum, who tore his ACL. On top of being hurt, Beachum is an impending free agent, so it’s unclear if he’ll be back next year.

    Pick change; previously Kentrell Brothers, ILB

  18. New Orleans Saints: Jarran Reed, NT, Alabama
    John Jenkins is just a mediocre nose tackle, so the Saints could bring in someone to push him.

    Pick change; previously Tony Conner, S

  19. Seattle Seahawks: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
    Here’s more offensive line help for the Seahawks, who should’ve never traded Max Unger.

    Pick change; previously Pat Elflein, G

  20. St. Louis Rams: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    Trumaine Johnson is an impending free agent, so the Rams could explore the cornerback position early in the 2016 NFL Draft.



  21. Indianapolis Colts: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
    Here’s more help for the interior of Indianapolis’ offensive line. It’s imperative that they upgrade Andrew Luck’s protection.

    Pick change; previously Zack Sanchez, CB

  22. New York Giants: Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
    With some impending free agents on the horizon at cornerback, the Giants could use a mid-round selection on the position.

    Pick change; previously Jonathan Bullard, DE

  23. New York Jets: Tre Madden, RB, USC
    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.

  24. Minnesota Vikings: Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
    The Vikings don’t have very many needs at the moment, but one position they could look at is linebacker, where don’t have a lot of depth.

    Pick change; previously Dominique Alexander, LB



  25. Oakland Raiders: Joshua Perry, DE/OLB, Ohio State
    The Raiders are getting decent play out of Aldon Smith, but trusting him for the long term is probably not a good idea, so here’s some insurance.

    Pick change; previously Karl Joseph, S

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

    Pick change; previously Nick Martin, C

  28. Denver Broncos: Isaac Seumalo, C, Oregon State
    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.

  29. Green Bay Packers: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
    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.

  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. Carolina Panthers: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
    The Panthers could use some interior defensive line depth, especially with some contracts expiring soon.

  32. 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.



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