2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft is based on the 2017 NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Mason Cole, C, Michigan
    I have to imagine that the Browns are growing tired of Cameron Erving’s ineptitude at center. Here’s someone to challenge him.

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    Pick change; previously Tyler Orlosky, C

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
    The 49ers have been atrocious against the run, especially after NaVorro Bowman sustained an injury. San Francisco could stand to add another inside linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Azeem Victor, ILB

  3. Chicago Bears: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
    The Bears could stand to double up on offensive tackles, given how dire the situation is.

    Pick change; previously Jamar Summers, CB

  4. Carolina Panthers: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
    The Panthers addressed the cornerback position a round earlier, but they can’t be done in the secondary just yet, as they have problems at safety as well.



  5. New York Jets: Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    The Jets have struggled to get pressure from the edge for quite a while. Their secondary sucks, but part of the reason they have such problems against the pass is because of a mediocre pass rush.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Devonte Fields, DE/OLB, Louisville
    Here’s another pick the Jaguars can use on their pass rush, which is pretty lacking. Adding another edge rusher would definitely help.

  7. New Orleans Saints: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
    The Saints could also use help everywhere on defense, and adding another edge rusher definitely has to be on their checklist.

  8. Tennessee Titans: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
    The Titans are devoid of talent at receiver outside of Tajae Sharpe, who is more of a No. 2. We’ll have to see if Kendall Wright’s performance against the Browns was a fluke or not.

    Pick change; previously Tony Conner, S



  9. Minnesota Vikings: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
    Tom Johnson does a great job providing depth behind Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph, but he turns 33 this offseason, so Minnesota will need to find new depth up front.

  10. Tennessee Titans: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
    Delanie Walker turns 33 this offseason, so the Titans might have interest in adding a successor.

  11. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
    The Bengals need to find another weapon for Andy Dalton, as Brandon LaFell is not a quality No. 2 option.

    Pick change; previously Armani Watts, S

  12. San Diego Chargers: Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
    Philip Rivers turns 35 in December, so it might be time for the Chargers to find a successor for him.



  13. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
    Steve Smith doesn’t have much time remaining in the NFL, and the same thing could be said about Breshad Perriman if he doesn’t prove himself. Baltimore spending an early-round pick on a receiver shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  14. Indianapolis Colts: Daeshon Hall, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    Pick a position, any position. If it’s on the defense, the Colts have to address it, as their stop unit is an abomination.




  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jamar Summers, CB, Connecticut
    The Buccaneers could spend another early-round selection on a defensive back. Cornerback help is needed as well, given that Brent Grimes is just a short-term solution.

    Pick change; previously Isaiah Ford, WR

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
    Larry Fitzgerald has mulled over retirement, but even if he keeps playing, it’ll be difficult to retain Michael Floyd, who will be entering free agency come March.

    Pick change; previously Deatrich Wise, DE/DT

  17. Washington Redskins: Deatrich Wise, DE/DT, Arkansas
    The Redskins have been routinely gashed by the run this season, as they don’t have any sort of talent up front outside of Chris Baker. This is an area they’ll have to address this upcoming offseason.

    Pick change; previously Cameron Sutton, CB

  18. New York Giants: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
    The Giants spent tons of money on their defensive line, but it hasn’t produced as expected. Adding a player who can generate interior pressure will be important.

  19. Buffalo Bills: Matt Dayes, RB, N.C. State
    The Bills appeared to have a great one-two punch at running back, but Karlos Williams ruined that. Here’s a better backup than Mike Gillislee.

  20. Detroit Lions: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
    The Lions haven’t found a replacement for the retired Rashean Mathis, but they can rectify that by spending an early pick on a cornerback in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Gareon Conley, CB



  21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
    It’s time for the Steelers to develop a viable backup behind Ben Roethlisberger because Landry Jones has been horrible.

  22. Atlanta Falcons: Conor McDermott, OT, UCLA
    Ryan Schraeder has been a solid right tackle for the Falcons, but he’ll be an impending free agent this offseason. He could command a lot of money, so the Falcons may need a new right tackle.

  23. Houston Texans: Johnny Caspers, G, Stanford
    Houston’s offensive line has not performed up to expectations this season. Part of that has been because of injuries, but the team has plenty of holes up front as well.



  24. Philadelphia Eagles: Darren Carrington, WR, Oregon
    The Eagles need someone to step up across from Jordan Matthews, as Nelson Agholor isn’t cutting it.

  25. Kansas City Chiefs: Travin Dural, WR, LSU
    Chris Conley has potential, and he definitely flashed it in the preseason, but he hasn’t shown anything in real action yet.

  26. Green Bay Packers: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    The Packers are so desperate at running back right now that they have to use wide receivers at the position. This is something they absolutely have to address next offseason.

  27. Denver Broncos: Chad Wheeler, OT, USC
    The Broncos have some holes on their offensive line, one of which is at right tackle. A second-day pick could suffice.

  28. Seattle Seahawks: Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
    The Seahawks have yet to address their offensive line in this 2017 NFL Mock Draft, which is probably a mistake. They have some major issues at tackle.

  29. Oakland Raiders: Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA
    The Raiders figure to spend multiple resources next offseason fixing the interior of their defense, which has not performed well this year.

  30. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
    Morris Claiborne has been great this year. Even if he can keep up his high level of play, the Cowboys should think about adding another cornerback to join him and Orlando Scandrick.

  31. Minnesota Vikings: Azeem Victor, LB, Washington
    With Chad Greenway heading into retirement, the Vikings could stand to add another linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Alvin Kamara, RB

  32. New England Patriots: Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
    The Patriots never found a replacement for Dominique Easley, so here’s someone who can provide a solid interior pass rush.



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