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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Final Mock 7 Rounds

Round 3

Utah pass rusher Nate Orchard recorded 18.5 sacks in 2014. Can Orchard boost the Buccaneers' pass rush?

Posted By Chris Ransom Last Updated: April 30, 2015. Updates Every Thursday leading up to Draft Day.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Nate Orchard, RE, Utah

    Tampa Bay solidified the defensive end spot by trading for George Johnson and promoting Jacquies Smith to a starting left end role across from Johnson. Both backup defensive ends will finally get the chance to be full time starters and if neither works out you can get a new right end in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Nate Orchard falls to the top of the third round. With his versatility to play 4-3 defensive end on either side, 4-3 outside linebacker on either side, or 3-4 outside linebacker on either side, you'd have to think Tampa Bay wants Orchard here. One team that is high on Orchard is the Buccaneers. Having Orchard gives Johnson and Smith competition that they desperately need.

    Previous Pick: Denzel Perryman, MLB, Miami FL

  2. Tennessee Titans: Ramik Wilson 3-4 MLB, Georgia

    Tennessee addressed a majority of their defensive needs in Free Agency. Tennessee kept Andy Levitre meaning that the Titans probably won't make an upgrade at guard. I think 3-4 middle linebacker is still a pretty big need. Ramik Wilson had 110 total tackles for Georgia as a 3-4 middle linebacker making him an ideal fit for the Titans.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami FL

    Jacksonville needs a starting running back. Duke Johnson is a steal at the top of the third round.

  4. Oakland Raiders: Anthony Harris, SS, Virginia

    Oakland gave Eli Harold a second round grade. The Raiders are also high on Anthony Harris. I don't think Oakland would pass on Harris who has the versatility to play both strong safety and free safety.

  5. Washington Redskins: Ali Marpet, LG, Hobart

    Washington needs an interior offensive linemen. Ali Marpet has the versatility to play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, and right tackle.

    If Washington gets an offensive tackle in round 2, then the Redskins can just take Ali Marpet in round 3 by addressing multiple positions on the offensive line.

  6. New York Jets: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska

    New York needs a running back to compliment Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. Amber Abdullah is an upgrade over both running backs long term.

  7. Chicago Bears: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State

    Chicago has Garrett Grayson not Brett Hundley as their third best quarterback on their draft board after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. With this new information, Grayson will likely compete with Jimmy Clausen to be Jay Cutler's backup.

    Grayson did not go to Colorado State's individual Pro Day. On Monday March 23, 2015, Grayson had an individual workout with all 32 NFL Teams where he dominated and showed his potential.

    Draft Utopia has received NFL draft boards from 16 different NFL Teams. A dozen of those teams believe Grayson is the best quarterback after Winston and Mariota, but every team said they would not take Grayson until round 3. The Jets, Bills, Chiefs, and Cowboys were the only teams who didn't have Grayson as their third best quarterback. The Jets and Chiefs think Hundley is the best quarterback after Winston and Mariota. The Bills and Cowboys both believe Bryce Petty is the third best quarterback in this years NFL Draft.

    Grayson will be the pick here. The new regime in Chicago will draft him to be the quarterback of the future in the Windy City.

  8. St. Louis Rams: Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

    The Rams get a receiver. Devin Smith is the top wide receiver left.

  9. Atlanta Falcons: Josiah Matias, LG, Florida State

    Atlanta needs to replace Justin Blaylock at left guard. Josiah Matias makes a lot of sense for Atlanta in the third round.

  10. New York Giants: Tre Jackson, RG, Florida State

    Tre Jackson is a natural starter at right guard. The Giants make a controversial choice and choose Jackson over Ali Marpet.

  11. New Orleans Saints: Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame

    The Saints draft Notre Dame tight end Ben Koyack here after ignoring tight end and 3-4 middle linebacker in the second round. New Orleans addresses both of those needs in the third round, and it starts with Ben Koyack.

  12. Minnesota Vikings: A.J. Cann, LG, South Carolina

    Minnesota will need a left guard to solidify the offensive line. A.J. Cann can play left guard, center, or right guard with his versatility up front on the offensive line.

  13. Cleveland Browns: Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware

    Cleveland goes Delaware tight end Nick Boyle here. With all 4 tight ends off the board, the Browns settle for Boyle in the third round after Boyle impressed at the Senior Bowl and at Delaware's Pro Day. Boyle can replace Jordan Cameron at tight end.

  14. New Orleans Saints: Amario Herrera, 3-4 MLB, Georgia

    The Miami Dolphins traded this pick and Danelle Ellerbe to the Miami Dolphins for wide receiver Kenny Stills. I think the Saints will use this pick on another 3-4 middle linebacker to pair up with Covington when they select Amario Herrera with this pick.

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Quentin Rollins, CB, Miami Ohio

    San Francisco has one huge need at cornerback. Quentin Rollins may be a one year wonder, but he played field cornerback and went up against #1 receivers at the Senior Bowl.

    Previous Pick: Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State

  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon

    Kansas City goes with Hroniss Grasu who they have listed as a third round pick on their draft board.

    Previous Pick: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon

  17. Buffalo Bills: John Miller, LG, Louisville

    Buffalo goes with John Miller here. Adding a left guard is critical

  18. Houston Texans: Mike Matthews, C, Texas A&M

    Houston needs a center. You released Chris Meyers and Mike Matthews is a nice upgrade at this point.

  19. San Diego Chargers: Zach Hodges, 3-4 LOLB, Harvard

    San Diego takes the best player available. Pairing up Zach Hodges with Lorenzo Mauldin would give the Chargers a sick pass rush.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Kurtis Drummond, FS, Michigan State

    The Eagles love Kurtis Drummond. He can start out as a backup to Malcolm Jenkins and eventually blossom into a quality starter. Since I gave the Eagles Laken Tomlinson in the second round, they go with Mr. Drummond in the third round. Ask yourself, is my Different Strokes reference more annoying then the moves Chip Kelly made this offseason? Probably not!

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State

    Cincinnati can take either Rashad Greene, Devin Smith, or Tyler Lockett as a slot receiver next to A.J. Green and Mohammed Sanu. I believe Lockett is the best of those three receivers at this point.

  22. Arizona Cardinals: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, 3-4 RE, UCLA

    Owamagbe Odighizuwa played 3-4 right end at UCLA. He will sit on the bench in the NFL until he bulks up enough to play that position. Odighizuwa would really benefit if he went to a situation where he waited to play, but at the end of the day, I feel like he goes to a team like the Arizona Cardinals where he starts right away at 3-4 right end.

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State

    Adrian Amos has the versatility to play cornerback, free safety, or strong safety. The only thing Amos struggles at is failing to execute tackles. Amos misses tackles from time to time.

    Amos can blitz, stop the run, play man, zone, or press. His best position is free safety, but he can also play strong safety or nickel corner. He's not Troy Polamalu, but has very similar attributes that Polamalu had when he started in the NFL.

  24. Detroit Lions: Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State

    Joshua Johnson gave the Lions Steven Nelson in round 2 of our newest. Group Mock. The Lions brought Nelson in for an individual workout and would love to have him here.

    Previous Pick: Jeremiah Poutasi, LT, Utah

  25. Carolina Panthers: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

    Carolina loves USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor. This would be an awesome spot to add him in the third round.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State

    After going 2 rounds without drafting a wide receiver, the Ravens finally get their guy with Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene. When you lose Torrey Smith along with Steve Smith being on the brink of retirement, you have to draft a receiver.

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn

    Dallas double dips at defensive tackle on day 2 of the NFL Draft after taking Todd Gurley in the first round. If you pass on a defensive tackle for Gurley, the only way to make up for it is to draft two defensive tackles in rounds 2 and 3 on day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft. Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright seems like a solid pickup in the third round.

  28. Denver Broncos: Xavier Cooper, 3-4 RE, Washington State

    Denver gets a 3-4 right end with this pick. Xavier Cooper out of Washington State makes a lot of sense as he can play 3-4 right end or 4-3 defensive tackle.

  29. Indianapolis Colts: Jeremiah Poutasi, LT, Utah

    Jeremiah Poutasi played left tackle at Utah. Anthony Costanzo is in a contract year and one can argue that right tackle Gosder Cherillus is expendable.

    Poutasi does a solid job in pass protection. He allowed only 3 sacks in 2014. The problem is he allowed 9 quarterback hurries in 2014 and allowed 12 quarterback hurries and 7 sacks the in 2013. Poutasi has left tackle potential, but is a project that needs to go to a team that will be patient with him.

    Previous Pick: Quentin Rollins, CB, Miami Ohio

  30. Green Bay Packers: Jeff Luc, 3-4 MLB, Cincinnati

    The Green Bay Packers need a 3-4 middle linebacker. Alex Luc was kind enough to send us some highlight tape of his brother Jeff Luc in our comments page.

    Luc had 133 total tackles in 2014. Luc also has the versatility to play in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense making him an awesome pick for the Packers here.

  31. Seattle Seahawks: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama

    Seattle drafts a running back that reminds them of Shaun Alexander to be the future starter when Marshawn Lynch leaves. I like having Yeldon start out as a backup role for depth in Seattle.

  32. New England Patriots: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina

    New England brought in Mike Davis from South Carolina in for an individual workout. Davis seems like a good pick at 96 when you consider the value he provides.

  33. New England Patriots: Shaq Mason, RG, Georgia Tech

    Shaq Mason has the versatility to play left guard, center, or right guard. Bill Belichick covets players with this type of versatility.

  34. Kansas City Chiefs: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon

    Kansas City has Ifo-Ekpre Olomu graded out as the top cornerback on their draft board. He's still available at 98 and he would boost their secondary.

    Previous Pick: Matt Reese, C, Tuskegee

  35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ty Zimmerman, FS, Kansas State

    Cincinnati needs a free safety. One guy they liked was Ty Zimmerman out of Kansas State. After drafting Tyler Lockett in the third roundd, Zimmerman becomes the second player on Kansas State to join the Bengals.

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