2018 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

Last update: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Major changes. Round 3 added.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
    It shouldn’t surprise anyone if the Browns double up on receivers in the early stages of the 2018 NFL Draft, given how weak they are at the position.

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: J.C. Jackson, CB, Maryland
    The 49ers desperately need to upgrade their cornerbacks, who are among the league’s worst.

  3. New York Giants: Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
    The Giants obviously need to do something about their poor offensive line. They’ve suffered countless injuries this year, but they still wouldn’t be very competitve if everyone were healthy because of their poor blocking.



  4. Indianapolis Colts: Cameron Smith, LB, USC
    The Colts can’t cover tight ends or pass-catching running backs because their linebackers are absolutely horrible. Something must be done about this soon.

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jamal Peters, CB, Mississippi State
    Brent Grimes is slowing down, and it’s apparent that he’s not going to be on the roster much longer. The Buccaneers will need to find a long-term starter to play across from Vernon Hargreaves.

  6. Los Angeles Chargers: Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State
    The Chargers could double up on offensive linemen, as they happen to be extremely weak up front. They have no center to speak of, so here’s their chance to make a big upgrade.



  7. San Francisco 49ers: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
    The 49ers traded NaVorro Bowman, so they’ll have to find a new linebacker to pair with Reuben Foster for the long term.

  8. New York Jets: Sione Tehuema, LB, Southeast Louisiana
    The Jets have to address their extremely weak linebacking corps, so it’s good for them that there are plenty of second-day prospects at this position in the 2018 class.

  9. Oakland Raiders: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma
    The Raiders need to keep attacking their weak defense. Finding another player to rush the quarterback wouldn’t hurt.



  10. Denver Broncos: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
    The Broncos should look into finding a capable third receiver so they can actually score if Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders gets hurt.

  11. Houston Texans: Maea Teuhema, G, LSU
    The Texans must find the best offensive linemen possible to protect Deshaun Watson, as their franchise quarterback will be coming off a torn ACL.

  12. Detroit Lions: Andrew Brown, DT, Virginia
    The Lions could add their second defensive lineman in three rounds, as they really need to generate more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.



  13. Washington Redskins: Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Redskins doubled up on receivers, given the major void in talent they have at the position.

  14. Arizona Cardinals: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
    There’s no telling how much longer Larry Fitzgerald will play, so the Cardinals need to find some young talent at receiver.

  15. Cincinnati Bengals: Martez Ivey, G, Florida
    The Bengals need to spend multiple selections on offensive linemen, given their severe blocking woes.




  16. Baltimore Ravens: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama
    We’ll have to see if Alex Collins is for real. I have my doubts, so here’s a new running back for the Ravens.

  17. Atlanta Falcons: Vita Vea, NT, Washington
    As noted in the second round of this mock, the Falcons have numerous defensive tackles heading for free agency, so this is a position in which they can double up.

  18. Green Bay Packers: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
    Martellus Bennett has been mulling retirement, so here’s a replacement if he decides to hang up the cleats.

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
    The Cowboys lost some defensive backs last offseason, and they never found a solid player to start alongside Byron Jones.

  20. Miami Dolphins: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
    Miami has a poor linebacking corps that is relying on Lawrence Timmons. That obviously needs to change.

  21. Tennessee Titans: Derrick Nnadi, NT, Florida State
    Sylvester Williams has turned out to be a poor addition for the Titans, so they could decide that they need to find a new nose tackle.



  22. Jacksonville Jaguars: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
    The Jaguars need to take a chance on some sort of quarterback at some point in the 2018 NFL Draft because Blake Bortles sucks.

  23. Carolina Panthers: Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
    The Panthers need better safety play; Kurt Coleman has struggled recently, while Mike Adams is no longer the player he once was.



  24. Houston Texans: Porter Gustin, DE/OLB, USC
    The Texans definitely need some pass-rushing depth, as they’ve missed what John Simon provided last year.

  25. New Orleans Saints: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
    We’ve seen Coby Fleener on the Saints for two seasons now, and he has barely done anything. It’s time for New Orleans to find a better, cheaper tight end.

  26. Los Angeles Rams: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
    Sammy Watkins has struggled this year, and he’s an impending free agent. He’s almost certainly not getting a long-term deal. I could see the Rams franchising him, but selecting a wideout in the middle rounds as an insurance policy.

  27. Carolina Panthers: Blace Brown, CB, Troy
    The Panthers are a very good defensive team, but they’re not great because of their secondary play. They need to upgrade both cornerback and safety.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
    Ben Roethlisberger has contemplated retirement, so the Steelers need to find their quarterback of the future.

  29. Minnesota Vikings: Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia
    The Vikings have an option on Anthony Barr after this season. They may not exercise it if he struggles like he did last year. Barr has been OK so far in 2017, so we’ll see how the rest of the season plays out.

  30. New England Patriots: Mark Fields, CB, Clemson
    There were rumors that Malcolm Butler would be traded last offseason. If he’s dealt this spring, the Patriots will need another cornerback.

  31. Kansas City Chiefs: Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    Tamba Hali won’t be around much longer, so the Chiefs will have to think about finding a new edge rusher.

  32. Buffalo Bills: Jaylen Samuels, TE, N.C. State
    Given Charles Clay’s injury history, the Bills may want to think about adding another tight end.





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