2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Thursday, Nov. 10, 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: Tyler Orlosky, C, West Virginia
    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 Budda Baker, S

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Azeem Victor, LB, Washington
    The 49ers have been atrocious against the run, especially after NaVorro Bowman sustained an injury. San Francisco could stand to add another inside linebacker.

  3. 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.

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



  5. New York Jets: Budda Baker, S, Washington
    The Jets have to address both positions in their secondary. Cornerback help is more important, but Calvin Pryor needs to be replaced as well.

    Pick change; previously Marcus Williams, S

  6. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
    Rishard Matthews is playing well for the Titans, and Tajae Sharpe has some promise, but they need help at receiver.

    Pick change; previously Quin Blanding, S

  7. Carolina Panthers: Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
    The Panthers have needed help at tackle for some time now. Perhaps after seeing their blockers struggle this year, their front office will find some help at the position.

    Pick change; previously Budda Baker, S

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



  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Buffalo Bills: Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
    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.

    Pick change; previously Matt Dayes, RB

  12. San Diego Chargers: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
    The Chargers have three excellent cornerbacks on the roster, but they need help at safety, as Jahleel Addae is a penalty machine. I’m sure San Diego’s front office would love to find a viable replacement for Eric Weddle to solidify its secondary.

    Pick change; previously Dorian Johnson, G



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

  14. Indianapolis Colts: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
    The Colts only have one talented cornerback in Vontae Davis, and they are absolutely brutal against the pass even when Davis is in the lineup.




  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    The Eagles have soured away from Ryan Mathews and have opted to go with Darren Sproles as their featured back. The problem is that Sproles isn’t built to carry a full workload. Philadelphia will have to find a new running back.

    Pick change; previously Corey Davis, WR

  16. Green Bay Packers: Matt Dayes, RB, N.C. State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Samaje Perine, RB

  17. New Orleans Saints: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
    The Saints could also use help everywhere on defense, and adding yet another edge rusher definitely has to be on their checklist. Considering the quarterbacks in their division, they have to be able to generate as much pressure as possible.

  18. Baltimore Ravens: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
    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.

    Pick change; previously Courtland Sutton, WR

  19. 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.

  20. Detroit Lions: Steven Taylor, LB, Houston
    DeAndre Levy hasn’t been able to stay healthy, so the Lions could spent a second-day selection on a linebacker.



  21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
    It’s time for the Steelers to develop a viable backup behind Ben Roethlisberger because Landry Jones has been horrible.

  22. Washington Redskins: Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh
    Washington’s offensive line has played well this year, but the team has to find an upgrade over guard Shawn Lauvao. A mid-round selection can be used on one.

    Pick change; previously Jarron Jones, DE/DT

  23. 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.



  24. Houston Texans: Jarron Jones, DE/DT, Notre Dame
    The Texans were expected to target a replacement for Jared Crick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but never got a chance to. Now, they need a defensive end even more in the wake of the J.J. Watt situation.

    Pick change; previously Johnny Caspers, G

  25. Minnesota Vikings: Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
    If the Monday night game proved anything, it’s that the Vikings desperately need depth behind Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
    Chris Conley has potential, and he definitely flashed it in the preseason, but he hasn’t shown anything in real action yet.

    Pick change; previously Travin Dural, WR

  29. Seattle Seahawks: J.J. Dielman, OT, Utah
    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.

    Pick change; previously Tyrell Crosby, OT

  30. Oakland Raiders: Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
    The Raiders figure to spend multiple resources next offseason fixing the interior of their defense, which has not performed well this year.

  31. 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.

  32. New England Patriots: Deatrich Wise, DE/DT, Arkansas
    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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