2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Major changes.
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The order of this 2016 NFL Mock Draft based on the NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. Tennessee Titans: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
    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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    Pick change; previously Germain Ifedi, OT/G

  2. Cleveland Browns: Yannick Ngakoue, DE/OLB, Maryland
    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 Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
    The 49ers lost both of their starting cornerbacks last offseason, so it’s not surprising that they’ve had poor showings from the remaining players at the position.

    Pick change; previously Devontae Booker, RB

  4. Dallas Cowboys: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
    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 Zack Sanchez, CB



  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    The Ravens need to do something about their horrible secondary. They need to add a defensive back in the first few rounds.

    Pick change; previously Cameron Sutton, CB

  8. 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.



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

  10. 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.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Alex Redmond, G, UCLA
    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, but he’ll have to find new blockers next offseason.

    Pick change; previously Christian Westerman, G

  12. Miami Dolphins: Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
    The Dolphins are another team that could stand to add multiple upgrades to their secondary. Their safety situation is pretty shaky.

    Pick change; previously Eddie Jackson, S



  13. Oakland Raiders: Nate Andrews, S, Florida State
    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.

  14. Buffalo Bills: Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech
    A second defensive tackle, as the Bills already needed depth with Kyle Williams on the roster.

    Pick change; previously Demarcus Robinson, WR

  15. 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?

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



  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. New York Jets: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    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 Corey Clement, RB

  20. 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.



  21. Washington Redskins: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
    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 Tyler Matakevich, ILB

  22. Seattle Seahawks: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame
    The Seahawks aren’t getting great production out of their interior defensive linemen. They could target this area during the second day of the draft.

    Pick change; previously Landon Turner, G

  23. Houston Texans: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
    The Texans have some holes in their secondary that they’ll need to fill. The safety position is a big problem, so an early selection could be used on help.

  24. Kansas City Chiefs: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
    The Chiefs need a receiver besides Jeremy Maclin. When Maclin left the game against the Chargers, the offense looked pretty lost for a while.



  25. Indianapolis Colts: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    Here’s more help for the interior of Indianapolis’ offensive line. It’s imperative that they upgrade Andrew Luck’s protection.

    Pick change; previously Max Tuerk, C

  26. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple
    The Packers have needed help at inside linebacker for several years now. Even if they don’t want to move Clay Matthews back outside, they still need an upgrade next to him.

    Pick change; previously Tre Madden, RB

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

  28. Cincinnati Bengals: De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
    Andy Dalton has enjoyed having more weapons to throw to, but there’s a chance he could lose some this offseason, as Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu will both be impending free agents. The Bengals don’t have much depth at receiver, as we saw last year, so they’ll probably have to spend multiple resources on improving this area.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

    Pick change; previously Max Tuerk, C

  31. 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.

  32. 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.



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