2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Major changes.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB, Georgia
    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.

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  2. Tennessee Titans: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
    Here’s more help for the Titans’ secondary. An upgrade over Michael Griffin has been needed for quite some time now.

    Pick change; previously Maurice Canady, CB

  3. 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.

  4. Dallas Cowboys: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
    Here’s another defensive back for the Cowboys, who could be searching for an upgrade at cornerback. The duo of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne continues to underwhelm.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Mills, CB



  5. Baltimore Ravens: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    The Ravens need to do something about their horrible secondary. They need to add a defensive back in the first few rounds.

  6. San Diego Chargers: Dan Voltz, C, Wisconsin
    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.

    Pick change; previously Max Tuerk, C

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
    Here’s another defensive back prospect for the Jaguars, who need to retool a secondary that has been struggling immensely.

    Pick change; previously Jason Spriggs, OT

  8. 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.



  9. New Orleans Saints: Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
    The Saints have to bolster their secondary. They need to do everything in their power to get Brandon Browner off the field.

    Pick change; previously Jarran Reed, NT

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

    Pick change; previously Landon Turner, G

  11. St. Louis Rams: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
    The Rams will have some contract issues at safety next offseason, with Rodney McLeod and Mark Barron both set to hit the market.

    Pick change; previously KeiVarae Russell, CB

  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Nate Andrews, S, Florida State
    It’s a sad day when Chris Conte is your top tight end safety. The Buccaneers absolutely have to do something about this.



  13. Chicago Bears: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon
    The Bears drafted a center, but they need more than just one upgrade on their horrific offensive line. They need to move Kyle Long back to guard, so why not another blocking Duck who can make that happen?

  14. Washington Redskins: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    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.

    Pick change; previously Rashard Higgins, WR

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Travin Duval, WR, LSU
    Jordan Matthews can’t stop dropping passes, while Nelson Agholor hasn’t done anything yet. The Eagles could add another receiver to the mix.

  16. Houston Texans: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
    Benardrick McKinney looks solid so far, but he’s just a two-down player. Brian Cushing, who is on the field all of the time, isn’t a good player anymore. Houston is expected to move on from him this offseason.

    Pick change; previously Corey Clement, RB



  17. Seattle Seahawks: Germain Ifedi, OT/G, Texas A&M
    The Seahawks are one of many teams that has major blocking issues. They’ll need to use multiple resources to improve Russell Wilson’s protection.

    Pick change; previously Landon Turner, G

  18. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
    Despite his age, Charles Woodson is somehow playing like one of the top safeties in the NFL. As remarkable as this is, Woodson can’t last much longer, so here’s a future replacement.

    Pick change; previously Joshua Perry, DE/OLB

  19. 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.

  20. New York Jets: Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
    Chris Ivory had a great start to his season, but he hasn’t run as well recently. He’s a type of running back that usually doesn’t last very long, and it may not even matter to the Jets because he’s an impending free agent anyway.

    Pick change; previously Spencer Drango, OT



  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.

  22. New York Giants: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    With some impending free agents on the horizon at cornerback, the Giants could use a mid-round selection on the position.

  23. Buffalo Bills: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
    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.

  24. 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.



  25. 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.

  26. Green Bay Packers: Tre Madden, RB, USC
    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.

  27. Arizona Cardinals: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
    Someone to push D.J. Humphries, perhaps? Humphries hasn’t looked like he can play in the NFL at all.

    Pick change; previously Denver Kirkland, OT

  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. Minnesota Vikings: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
    The Vikings could stand to benefit adding some depth to the interior of their defensive front.

    Pick change; previously Kentrell Brothers, LB

  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: Parker Ehinger, OT, Cincinnati
    Four of the five Carolina offensive linemen have blocked very well this year. The exception is the blind-side protector, Michael Oher. The Panthers could target a potential upgrade early in the draft.

    Pick change; previously Austin Johnson, DT

  32. New England Patriots: Denver Kirkland, OT, Arkansas
    Considering the poor pass protection Tom Brady has endured this season, Bill Belichick may want to spend an early selection on a blocker.

    Pick change; previously Ricky Seals-Jones, WR



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