2019 NFL Mock Draft – 3rd Round

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65. Arizona Cardinals – OLB D’Andre Walker (Georgia)

The Cardinals passed on Nick Bosa at #1 to trade down and take Quinnen Williams at 2, but they’ll need to address the edge rush at some point. Outside of Chandler Jones, no Cardinal had more than 4.5 sacks last season. Markus Golden, who had 12.5 sacks in 2016, has just 2.5 in 15 games in 2 years since due to injury and may not be retained this off-season as a free agent.

66. Oakland Raiders – MLB Te’Von Coney (Notre Dame)

Middle linebacker is another position on defense that the Raiders need to address. Coney could be the starter as a rookie if they don’t add another option.

67. Arizona Cardinals (TRADE) – OT Kaleb McGary (Washington)

This is one of the picks the Cardinals got for swapping 1 and 2 with the 49ers. The Cardinals once again need to upgrade their offensive line. Left tackle DJ Humphries will probably get one last shot as the left tackle in 2019, but he’s a free agent after the season and they lack a good option opposite him, with Justin Pugh looking like he’s going to settle in as a guard. They need to give Josh Rosen every opportunity to succeed.

68. New York Jets – CB Rock Ya-Sin (Temple)

Cornerback is a position the Jets could address in free agency, but with both Morris Claiborne and Buster Skrine hitting free agency, the Jets need to add a pair of cornerbacks. It wouldn’t be hard to upgrade over either of those players.

69. Jacksonville Jaguars – G Dalton Risner (Kansas State)

The Jaguars’ offensive line should be better in 2019 when healthier, but they have a glaring hole at right guard, with AJ Cann set to hit free agency. With limited cap space, this is a position the Jaguars will probably have to address in the draft.

70. Philadelphia Eagles (TRADE)  – CB JoeJuan Williams (Vanderbilt)

The Eagles got some good play from young cornerbacks down the stretch after losing Ronald Darby, but the Eagles could still add another cornerback to the mix, especially if they pick up an extra pick in a trade down. This completes the Eagles’ trade with the Buccaneers at the end of the first round.

71. Denver Broncos – TE Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M)

The Broncos have some promising young players at wide receiver, but need to add another young tight end, with Jake Butt’s career in doubt after a 3rd torn ACL. Jeff Heuerman led Bronco tight ends with a 31/281/2 slash line in 2018 and he’s a free agent this off-season. The Broncos can look to the draft for a higher upside option.

72. Cincinnati Bengals – TE Dawson Knox (Mississippi)

The Bengals’ top-3 tight ends are all currently free agents. They may re-sign one or two, but only Tyler Eifert is starting caliber and he’s incredibly unreliable due to injuries. The Bengals are unlikely to spend big money on an outside free agent like Jared Cook, so the most likely outcome is they bring back Eifert on an incentivized deal and pair him with a high upside rookie.

73. New England Patriots – DT Renell Wren (Arizona State)

The Patriots’ first round pick, Zach Allen, can line up at defensive tackle in sub packages, but the Patriots need a base defensive tackle as well, with both Danny Shelton and Malcom Brown set to hit free agency. With 6 picks in the first 3 rounds, the Patriots can afford to take a couple defensive linemen.

74. Buffalo Bills – WR Hakeem Butler (Iowa State)

The Bills addressed the offensive line in the 2nd round. Now they need to address the receiving corps. Zay Jones and Robert Foster have some promise, but they need to add at least one, if not two more wide receivers to the mix.

75. Green Bay Packers – OLB Maxx Crosby (Eastern Michigan)

If the Packers lose both Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, they could easily double up on outside linebackers during the draft. Crosby, Jachai Polite, and Kyler Fackrell would form a young, high upside trio.

76. Washington Redskins – WR Parris Campbell (Ohio State)

This is the Redskins’ first pick since moving up for Kyler Murray. They need to get him someone else to throw to, even if they are able to re-sign Jamison Crowder in free agency. Neither Paul Richardson nor Josh Doctson are impressive and both could be pushed for their jobs by a talented rookie.

77. Carolina Panthers – DE Anthony Nelson (Iowa)

With Julius Peppers retiring, the Panthers badly need to get younger at defensive end. Right now their top-2 defensive ends are Mario Addison, who is going into his age 32 season, and Wes Horton, a free agent who struggled mightily in 2018. After badly whiffing on Daeshon Hall in the 3rd round in 2017, cutting him before the start of the 2018 season, the Panthers need to try to draft and develop another defensive end. This is also a position they could address in free agency, as they’ll need two defensive ends if they can’t retain Horton.

78. Miami Dolphins – QB Jarrett Stidham (Auburn)

The Dolphins will probably take a quarterback they like at some point. Who that will be I’m not sure, but Jarrett Stidham is expected to go in the mid rounds and would make some sense for them in the 3rd. He could compete with a veteran like Teddy Bridgewater or Case Keenum for the Dolphins in what looks to be a big rebuilding year with an eye on a high draft pick in 2020.

79. Atlanta Falcons – G Erik McCoy (Texas A&M)

The Falcons could use help at both guard spots and even a 3rd round pick would have a shot to start as a rookie. McCoy can also play center, giving the Falcons long-term insurance behind Alex Mack, who is going into his age 34 season and has just two years left on his contract.

80. Cleveland Browns – DT Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)

The Browns need to upgrade starting defensive tackle Trevon Coley, who is arguably their weakest starter on defense. Fortunately, this is a good year to need a defensive tackle. Saunders could push for a big rookie year role at a thin position.

81. Minnesota Vikings – OLB Tyrel Dobson (Texas A&M)

Anthony Barr is unlikely to be re-signed this off-season, so the Vikings will have to add linebacker help at some point. They have a couple promising young linebackers in Ben Gedeon and Kentrell Brothers, but they need competition.

82. Tennessee Titans – WR N’Keal Harry (Arizona State)

Corey Davis could be a budding #1 receiver, but he’s still young and they don’t have anyone proven opposite him, with both Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor underwhelming last season. They could add more competition through the draft if they don’t in free agency.

83. San Francisco 49ers (TRADE) – S Mike Edwards (Kentucky)

The 49ers haven’t picked since pick #1, but they’ve also acquired Nick Bosa and Antonio Brown, so I doubt they’re complaining. They could also use help at safety and Edwards is a solid value in the middle of the 3rd.

84. Seattle Seahawks – G Michael Jordan (Ohio State)

The Seahawks seemingly need offensive line help every year. Their offensive line wasn’t as bad in 2018 as it’s been in past years, but they could use another guard with underwhelming veteran JR Sweezy set to hit free agency this off-season. Michael Jordan has the size the Seahawks love at 6-7 315.

85. Baltimore Ravens – RB Devin Singletary (Florida Atlantic)

The Ravens will obviously be a run heavy team under new quarterback Lamar Jackson and they have an unsettled running back situation, so they could add another back to the mix through the draft, especially with Alex Collins, Buck Allen, and Ty Montgomery all possibly being let go this off-season.

86. Houston Texans – RB Miles Sanders (Penn State)

Lamar Miller is going into the final year of his contract. He’s an underwhelming starter anyway, but the Texans lack another capable back. Dont’a Foreman, their 3rd round pick in 2017, showed promise as a rookie, but couldn’t get back into form in his 2nd season after a torn achilles. He may still be in their future plans, but they should add another young back to the mix at some point.

87. Chicago Bears – S Jamal Peters (Mississippi State)

The Bears have a dominant defense, but they could lose both slot cornerback Bryce Callahan and safety Adrian Amos to free agency this off-season. Peters, a versatile defensive back who can play cornerback or safety, would give them a potential long-term replacement at one of the two spots.

88. Detroit Lions – TE Kahale Warring (San Diego State)

Levine Toilolo led all Detroit tight ends with a 21/263/1 slash line in 2018, so the Lions can obviously do better. They need to add a pass catching tight end at some point this off-season. Warring is very raw, but has a huge upside and could still be the Lions’ best receiving tight end as a rookie, even as raw as he is.

89. Indianapolis Colts – CB Amani Oruwariye (Penn State)

Colts’ cornerbacks surprisingly took a bit step forward in 2018 but they’ll take a big step right back if they lose Pierre Desir in free agency. They could add depth in the middle rounds either way, in case their other breakout cornerbacks cannot continue their solid play in 2019 and beyond.

90. Dallas Cowboys – WR Keelan Doss (UC Davis)

Michael Gallup will have a bigger role opposite Amari Cooper in 2019, but they need to keep adding young receivers, as it looks likely they’ll lose key slot receiver Cole Beasley in free agency this off-season.

91. Los Angeles Chargers – OT Chuma Edoga (USC)

The Chargers have improved their offensive line in recent years, but could still use an upgrade at right tackle, where Sam Tevi was an underwhelming starter in 2018.

92. Kansas City Chiefs – CB Justin Layne (Michigan State)

The Chiefs need help at cornerback, where both Steven Nelson and Orlando Scandrick are free agents this off-season. Kendall Fuller is probably their best cornerback, but he only has one year left on his deal.

93. New York Jets – WR Riley Ridley (Georgia)

The Jets are one of the teams that will likely pursue Antonio Brown in free agency and if they don’t get him they’ll have to add a receiver in the draft to give them some depth behind Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson, the latter of whom is going into the final year of his rookie deal.

94. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Austin Bryant (Clemson)

Even with the addition of Ed Oliver in the first round, the Jaguars could still add another defensive lineman in the mid rounds, given Calais Campbell’s age and their lack of proven depth behind him on the depth chart.

95. Cleveland Browns – CB Lonnie Johnson (Kentucky)

Denzel Ward looks like a long-term starter at one cornerback spot, but the other spot is unsettled and they could use more young depth either way. Johnson is a developmental prospect that could start a year or two down the road.

96. Washington Redskins – MLB Tre Lamar (Clemson)

The Redskins have a solid defense, but they need help at middle linebacker, where Mason Foster struggles and Zach Brown is an overpaid two-down run stuffer.

97. New England Patriots – QB Will Grier (West Virginia)

It’s unclear what the Patriots’ long-term solution behind Tom Brady is at this point. They obviously believe Brady can keep playing at a high level for another couple years, but if there’s a quarterback they like in the draft they’ll take a shot on him. The mid rounds make a lot more sense for them than reaching at the top of the draft in an underwhelming quarterback class.

98. Los Angeles Rams – DT DeMarcus Christmas (Florida State)

Ndamukong Suh had a solid year, but he was only signed to a one-year deal and the Rams might not be able to bring him back for cap reasons. They could find his replacement through the draft.

99. Los Angeles Rams – MLB Drue Tranquill (Notre Dame)

Mark Barron could easily be let go this off-season, as his 8 million dollar salary doesn’t match his performance in the last two years. Needing the money for other parts of their roster, releasing him and replacing him with a cheaper rookie seems like a no brainer.

100. Carolina Panthers – S Jaquan Johnson (Miami)

The Panthers locked up Eric Reid on a long-term deal but need a long-term complement for him, with Mike Adams seemingly nearing the end, ahead of his age 38 season. Adams shouldn’t be brought back as a starter.

101. New England Patriots – TE Zach Gentry (Michigan)

Even if Rob Gronkowski returns for another season in 2019, the Patriots will need to find a young tight end in the draft. Gronkowski won’t be around much longer and they don’t have another good option at the position.

102. Baltimore Ravens – S Juan Thornhill (Virginia)     

With Eric Weddle going into an age 34 contract year, the Ravens will probably use a mid round pick on a developmental safety who could potentially replace Weddle long-term.  

2 thoughts on “2019 NFL Mock Draft – 3rd Round

  1. So detroit trades back for just a second round pick? Not going to happen to drop 7 places it will take a 2nd,3rd and a 5th according to the trade chart. Next if they did trade back they are not going to take a WR when they need a TE and MLB in the second round. Bush fills a need along with Fant. anyways its your fantasy,

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    • The trade chart values #8 at 1400 and #15 and #46 which the Lions would get at 1050 and 440. The Raiders only got a 3rd last year to trade down from 10 to 15 with the Cardinals.

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