2019 NFL Mock Draft – 3rd Round

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65. Arizona Cardinals – OT Bobby Evans (Oklahoma)

The Cardinals traded for Marcus Gilbert from the Steelers to fill a hole at right tackle, but he’s going into the final year of his contract, as is left tackle DJ Humphries. Neither player has been that dependable over the past couple years either, missing 20 games and 18 games respectively. They need to improve their depth behind them.

66. Pittsburgh Steelers – G Dalton Risner (Kansas State)

The Steelers re-signed Ramon Foster to a two-year deal, but he’s going into his age 33 season and hasn’t been the same player in recent years. They could use a long-term replacement. In the meantime, Risner can be a valuable reserve who can legitimately play any spot upfront in a pinch.

67. San Francisco 49ers – S Juan Thornhill (Virginia)

Somehow, the 49ers didn’t end up with a starting caliber safety in free agency this off-season, despite a deep position group and a ton of cap space. Juan Thornhill can compete immediately for a role.

68. New York Jets – CB JoeJuan Williams (Vanderbilt)

The Jets upgraded the slot cornerback spot by swapping Buster Skrine for Brian Poole, but have a big hole at the other outside spot opposite Trumaine Johnson. They don’t have a second round pick and probably won’t take a corner at 3, but any cornerback they add through the draft is going to have an immediate shot at playing time, unless they bring in a veteran. Even if they bring in a veteran, any veteran they get at this point likely wouldn’t be a long-term option.

69. Jacksonville Jaguars – TE Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M)

The Jaguars didn’t get much in terms of receiving production from their tight ends last year and their outlook isn’t looking much better going into 2019. They should add a tight end early in the draft.

70. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – MLB Drue Tranquill (Notre Dame)

The Buccaneers signed Deone Bucannon to replace free agent departure Kwon Alexander, but he was only signed to a one-year deal and hasn’t been nearly the same player in the past couple years as he was early in his career. This is another defensive position they’ll have to address.

71. Denver Broncos – OLB Maxx Crosby (Eastern Michigan)

The Broncos had one of the deepest edge rusher groups last season, but after losing Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett, the Broncos are now actually pretty thin behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. They should add depth in the middle rounds.

72. Cincinnati Bengals – QB Jarrett Stidham (Auburn)

The Bengals aren’t tied to Andy Dalton long-term and it’s very possible new head coach Zac Taylor has his eyes on a quarterback in the middle rounds to be a potential successor. At the very least, they could use a better backup. Jarrett Stidham is a likely day 2 pick that they could develop into a potential future starter.

73. New England Patriots – DE Anthony Nelson (Iowa)

The Patriots traded for Michael Bennett to replace Trey Flowers, but they still need another defensive end. Nelson has the size that Belichick likes in a defensive end at 6-7 271 and can also line up inside in passing situations.

74. Buffalo Bills – WR Kelvin Harmon (NC State)

The Bills added a pair of veteran receivers in free agency, but could still add one more through the draft in case Zay Jones and Robert Foster don’t keep developing.

75. Green Bay Packers – WR N’Keal Harry (Arizona State)

Aaron Rodgers struggled by his standards in 2018 in large part due to a thin receiving corps. With Randall Cobb leaving in free agency, they are now even thinner. They have some promising young players, but haven’t used an early pick on the position in a while. They’ll have plenty of good options on day 2. This receiver class lacks the high end prospects, but has good depth outside of the first round.

76. Washington Redskins – WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside (Stanford)

This is the Redskins’ first pick since moving up for Dwayne Haskins. They need to get him someone else to throw to. Neither Paul Richardson nor Josh Doctson are impressive and both could be pushed for their jobs by a talented rookie.

77. Carolina Panthers – OLB Germaine Pratt (NC State)

Not only did the Panthers lose Thomas Davis in free agency, but they also lost valuable reserve David Mayo, leaving them very thin at the linebacker position, even with Shaq Thompson taking on a larger role. Pratt could compete for a role in base packages as a rookie.

78. Miami Dolphins – QB Will Grier (West Virginia)

I don’t expect the Dolphins to take a quarterback in the first round, since they prefer the 2020 prospects and figure to have a tough year in 2019, but they’ll have to take a shot on a quarterback at some point. Will Grier is a likely day 2 prospect and would probably make rookie year starts in Miami. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is their only experienced quarterback.

79. Atlanta Falcons – OT Kaleb McGary (Washington)

The Falcons are reworking their offensive line, signing veterans James Carpenter and Jamon Brown to start at guard, releasing right tackle Ryan Schraeder, and replacing him with former Broncos bust Ty Sambrailo. They appear to have their starting 5 locked in for 2019, but could use better depth at a couple spots. McGary gives them competition at right tackle and could also push Sambrailo inside to guard if either of their starting guards struggle.

80. Cleveland Browns – OT Tytus Howard (Alabama State)

The Browns will enter the 2019 season with a lot of hype because of their skill position players, but their offensive line could end up holding them back. They brought back Greg Robinson as their left tackle, despite an up and down season in 2018 and his history of struggles, and they traded right guard Kevin Zeitler, arguably their best offensive lineman in 2018. They have 2018 2nd round pick Austin Corbett to plug in at right guard, but they could use better depth at both right guard and left tackle. Howard at least gives them a good swing tackle and could potentially kick inside if needed.

81. Minnesota Vikings – TE Josh Oliver (San Jose State)

The Vikings top-2 tight ends Kyle Rudolph and David Morgan are both set to hit free agency next off-season, so the Vikings could use a mid-round pick on a developmental prospect. With so much of their cap tied up in a few players, it could be hard for them to retain both tight ends.

82. Tennessee Titans – DT Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)

The Titans could use added depth on their 3-man defensive line. Khalen Saunders is a great athlete for his size at 6-0 324 and could play multiple spots upfront, including nose tackle.

83. Pittsburgh Steelers – MLB Tre Lamar (Clemson)

The Steelers added Mark Barron in free agency, but he’s struggled in the past couple years with the Rams and doesn’t have any guaranteed money on his contract beyond this year. They could add a rookie to the mix. Tre Lamar would at least have a shot at a rookie year role next to Barron inside in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense.

84. Seattle Seahawks – DT Trysten Hill (Central Florida)

The Seahawks are pretty thin at the defensive tackle position behind Jarran Reed, so they could add help through the draft.

85. Baltimore Ravens – WR Keelan Doss (UC Davis)

I know the Ravens are a run first team, but Lamar Jackson needs to succeed as a passer for this offense to play at a high level. He’s not going to be able to carry the ball 15-20 times per game for the rest of his career and hold up. Right now, Jackson has next to nothing to work with in the receiving corps, with Willie Snead penciled in as the #1 receiver and no proven talent behind him on the depth chart. That’s a big problem for a quarterback with accuracy issues.

86. Houston Texans – TE Dawson Knox (Mississippi)

When Will Fuller and Keke Coutee are healthy, the Texans will have a talented trio of wide receivers, but they need a pass catching threat over the middle at tight end.

87. Chicago Bears – S Nasir Adderley (Delaware)

The Bears got a great deal on a one-year contract with HaHa Clinton-Dix as the replacement to free agent departure Adrian Amos, but Clinton-Dix may end up spending just the one season in Chicago, so they need a long-term solution.

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

No Lions tight end had more than 263 yards in 2018. They added Jesse James in free agency, but he’s never had more than 423 yards in a season. They could keep adding talent at the position through the draft.

89. Indianapolis Colts – MLB Vosean Joseph (Florida)

The Colts struck gold with outside linebacker Darius Leonard in the second round last year and could take another linebacker on day 2 this year, as middle linebacker Anthony Walker is an underwhelming starter. Joseph is a great scheme fit and could push him for his job as a rookie.

90. Dallas Cowboys – S Mike Edwards (Kentucky)

The Cowboys missed on all the top level safeties in free agency and had to settle for a one-year deal with George Iloka. They’ll probably add another safety through the draft at some point.

91. Los Angeles Chargers – CB Julian Love (Notre Dame)

The Chargers have a great outside cornerback in Casey Hayward and a great slot cornerback in Desmond King, but the other outside cornerback spot is a question mark. Trevor Williams played well there in 2017, but struggled in 2018 and was benched before being shut down for the season with injury. His replacement Michael Davis wasn’t much better last season, so they could add another player into the mix.

92. Kansas City Chiefs – RB Darrell Henderson (Memphis)

Damien Williams ran well down the stretch last season after the Chiefs let go of Kareem Hunt, but he’s still pretty unproven and their depth behind him isn’t great. Veteran Carlos Hyde was signed in free agency, but he’s only on a one-year deal and is coming off of a terrible season.

93. New York Jets – C Michael Jordan (Ohio State)

The Jets upgraded the left guard position by adding Kelechi Osemele via trade, but they could still use another player in the mix at center, where the underwhelming Jonotthan Harrison is currently penciled in as the starter.

94. Jacksonville Jaguars – S Marvell Tell (USC)

Both of the Jaguars’ starting safeties from 2018 are gone, with both Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson getting released. Last year’s 3rd round pick Ronnie Harrison will likely start at one safety spot in 2019, but they have an unsettled situation at the other safety spot.

95. Los Angeles Rams (TRADE) – MLB Sione Takitaki (BYU)

Cutting Mark Barron made sense for cap purposes, as he’s struggled in the past couple years, but losing him leaves the Rams even thinner at inside linebacker and they haven’t replaced him. An early round rookie could compete for a job inside next to Cory Littleton. This is the pick the Rams got for moving down with the Giants in the first round.

96. Washington Redskins – S Darnell Savage (Maryland)

The Redskins added Landon Collins on a big contract in free agency to upgrade on free agent departure HaHa Clinton-Dix, but the other safety spot is still unsettled. The Redskins cut safety DJ Swearinger late in the season for a violation of team rules and didn’t replace him this off-season.

97. New England Patriots – OT Max Scharping (Northern Illinois)

The Patriots have 2018 1st round pick Isaiah Wynn coming back from injury to take over for free agent departure Trent Brown at left tackle, but he’s not a sure thing and ultimately might be a better fit at guard long-term. Left guard Joe Thuney is a free agent next off-season, so the Patriots could find a developmental offensive tackle who could potentially kick Wynn inside for 2020 and beyond. At the very least, the Patriots need to replace swing tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who signed with the Bills in free agency.

98. Jacksonville Jaguars – RB Miles Sanders (Penn State)

The Jaguars don’t have much behind Leonard Fournette, who hasn’t exactly been reliable thus far in his career. A team like the Jaguars that wants to run the ball a lot needs another back to at least give Fournette regular snaps off.

99. Los Angeles Rams – DT Gerald Willis (Miami)

The Rams are pretty thin on the defensive line and aren’t expected to bring back Ndamukong Suh. They’ll probably add another defensive lineman through the draft.

100. Carolina Panthers – G Nate Davis (UNC Charlotte)

The Panthers shored up right tackle and center by retaining Daryl Williams in free agency and signing Matt Paradis from the Broncos, but left guard is a bit of a weak spot. Greg Van Roten is their weakest starter and they could add long-term competition in the middle rounds.

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

The Patriots lost Malcom Brown to the Saints and haven’t re-signed Danny Shelton, which has left them pretty thin on the interior of their defensive line. Their only off-season addition thus far at the position is run stuffer Mike Pennel.

102. Baltimore Ravens – OLB Chase Winovich (Michigan)

The Ravens lost Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith in free agency and, while they expect Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser to both play a bigger role, they could still add another player for depth purposes.

3 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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  2. After making the trade with the Raiders, grabbing the extra picks, thanking the football Gods that Williams falls to them at 4, they’ll be using those extra picks and the ones they already have to add weapons which will fit Kliff’s new offense, which will highlight one of the best RBs in the league, David Johnson, who is as good a receiver as he is a ball-carrier. In this draft, the Cardinals will value WRs with great blocking skills over those smurfs who are burners, because they better support David Johnson’s ability to run the football.

    After last year’s debacle where Arizona picked Steve Wilks, Sam Bradford, Mike Glennon and Mike McCoy which turned into a total disaster, Arizona’s front office and ownership has rightly recognized that they needed to make moves to placate the fan base. The first of those moves, was to re-sign Larry Fitzgerald, someone who Arizona could not afford to lose. In that same vein, if he’s there at 33, Arizona will take a flyer on the local guy, N’Keal Harry, who was a star despite playing with a below average QB with limited throwing skills, and no ability to see the field. Harry has the ability to make Rosen look, and vice versa. A receiver corp of Harry, Fitz and Kirk would put 3 excellent blockers on the field.

    With what I saw today of Kliff’s offense, I think Arizona would love to grab Hockenson with 24, if he’s there

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