2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Thursday, Dec. 22, 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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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Dion Dawkins, OT, Temple
    Regardless of whether or not the 49ers select a franchise quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, they’ll need to bolster the offensive line, as they have a major liability at right tackle.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
    Brad Kaaya’s stock has slipped, but he’s definitely a bargain in the third round. The Jaguars could consider taking him, as they can’t really bench Blake Bortles because they don’t have an alternative. Drafting a quarterback who actually cares about football would be nice.



  4. Chicago Bears: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
    Chicago’s secondary has performed above expectations this season, but the team could still use one more cornerback, especially with a 31-year-old Tracy Porter set to decline in the near future.

    Pick change; previously Damore’ea Stringefellow, WR

  5. New York Jets: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    The Jets have to address both positions in their secondary. Cornerback help is more important, as Darrelle Revis has regressed into one of the worst players at his position in the entire league.

  6. Tennessee Titans: Donnie Miles, S, North Carolina
    As mentioned earlier, the Titans have to address both positions in their miserable secondary. With four picks in the first two days, they almost have to come away with a pair of defensive backs.



  7. Philadelphia Eagles: Jamar Summers, CB, Connecticut
    Here’s the cornerback pick the Eagles eschewed in the first round. They’re really hurting at the position, and if you don’t believe me, just check out what Andy Dalton did to Philadelphia’s secondary in Week 13.

    Pick change; previously Nick Chubb, RB

  8. San Diego Chargers: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    The Chargers have mostly been using Joey Bosa on the defensive line, so they could stand to find another outside linebacker to play across from Melvin Ingram.

    Pick change; previously Amara Darboh, WR

  9. Arizona Cardinals: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
    Calais Campbell will be a 31-year-old free agent entering next offseason. It goes without saying that the Cardinals will have to replace him if he leaves.

    Pick change; previously Jaleel Johnson, DT



  10. Cincinnati Bengals: Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
    We’ve gotten a good look at what Cincinnati’s offense is like without A.J. Green, and it’s not pretty. The Bengals don’t really have any viable downfield weapons aside from Green. Tyler Boyd has some potential, but Andy Dalton needs more weapons.

  11. Carolina Panthers: Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh
    The Panthers desperately need to do something about their offensive line. The tackles were first exposed in the Super Bowl, and the situation has gotten worse since.

    Pick change; previously Roderick Johnson, OT

  12. New Orleans Saints: Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    The Saints need help on every level of their defense. That includes the front line, where Cameron Jordan is the only edge player who can consistently generate pressure on the opposing quarterback. Jordan is actually having an All-Pro-caliber year, but New Orleans has to add a potent player across from him to rattle Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston.

    Pick change; previously Jamar Summers, CB



  13. Minnesota Vikings: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    If Week 15’s performance was any indication, Adrian Peterson won’t be playing much longer, so the Vikings need to think about finding a successor.

    Pick change; previously Adam Bisnowaty, OT

  14. 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.




  15. Indianapolis Colts: Steven Taylor, LB, Houston
    The Colts have some of the worst linebackers in the NFL, and they’ve struggled to cover tight ends and running backs as pass-catchers out of the backfield as a result. Here’s a much-needed upgrade.

    Pick change; previously Jarron Jones, DE/DT

  16. Washington Redskins: Tyrone Crowder, G, Clemson
    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.

  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Damore’ea Stringefellow, WR, Ole Miss
    I’m sure the Buccaneers will be considering their options at receiver in the first two days of the draft, considering that Vincent Jackson’s career is coming to an end.

    Pick change; previously Cooper Kupp, WR

  18. Denver Broncos: Charles Walker, DT, Oklahoma
    Charles Walker would be a nice fit in Denver’s defense, as the Broncos have to bolster the interior of their front to improve against the rush.

  19. Baltimore Ravens: Amara Darboh, WR, 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.

    Pick change; previously Isaiah Ford, WR

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



  21. Houston Texans: Davis Webb, QB, California
    The Texans will think about spending a second-day pick on a quarterback because of how disappointing Brock Osweiler has been this season. If Tom Savage struggles, the Texans almost have to pick a quarterback early on.

  22. Green Bay Packers: Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College
    The Packers place great pressure on opposing quarterbacks with Julius Peppers and Nick Perry, but both happen to be impending free agents. Peppers turns 37 in January, while Perry could prove to be too expensive to retain.

  23. 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. Besides, Floyd can’t be trusted because of his durability concerns.



  24. Detroit Lions: Jarron Jones, DE/DT, Notre Dame
    Here’s another defensive tackle, as the Lions are very desperate at the position.

    Pick change; previously Cameron Sutton, CB

  25. Atlanta Falcons: Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
    The Falcons are pretty soft against the run up the middle, so they should think about spending an early choice on an interior defensive lineman.

  26. 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.

  27. New York Giants: Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Carlos Watkins, DT

  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
    Sean Smith’s departure has been felt this year, particularly in the loss to the Buccaneers when Kansas City had no one to cover Mike Evans in Marcus Peters’ absence.

    Pick change; previously Hasson Reddick, DE/OLB

  29. Seattle Seahawks: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
    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.

  30. Oakland Raiders: Hasson Reddick, DE/OLB, Temple
    The Raiders could stand to bolster their pass rush, as it’s unclear if Aldon Smith will be able to stay out of trouble going forward.

    Pick change; previously Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB

  31. New England Patriots: Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama
    New England trading Logan Mankins away backfired, as Mankins would’ve helped them win the Super Bowl last year, in all likelihood. Yet, the Patriots keep dealing away talented players. They’ll have to replace Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins, as their front seven is pretty weak.

  32. Dallas Cowboys: Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
    The Cowboys could stand to bolster their pass rush, which tends to be pretty inconsistent. It would help if Randy Gregory could play, but Dallas has to move on as if he won’t be part of the team going forward.



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