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2015 NFL Mock Draft: 7 Rounds

Round 3

Posted By Jesse Lucas Last Updated: April 21, 2015.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon

    You might be giving me heat for mocking a left tackle to Tampa Bay in round 3. However Jake Fisher is quite a steal at this point.

    After receiving a fan email from a team source at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we have confirmed that Tampa Bay like Tennessee will likely spend a day 2 pick on an offensive tackle. Read the email from Mike J at Pewter Report below.

    "Thanks for the mocker. I am a Bucs fan, & after years of neglect, I agree that they need to address the line at least once high, if not twice, as you posted. But let me correct one thing. Collins will not be OLT for Tampa; the pundits project his release after he was a total flop in 2014. ORT Demar Dotson moved to the left side late in the year & did OK, & may stick there. This will give the T.B. braintrust a little flexibility as to the choice; ORT's are generally a bit easier to find.

    The team has decided that Demar Dotson is a keeper at left or right tackle, and that guard Logan Mankins will thrive in 2015 with a better left tackle next to him – be it Dotson or someone other than Anthony Collins.....• Following the Senior Bowl, the Buccaneers will likely turn their attention towards the salary cap and creating some cap room. Releasing the likes of defensive end Michael Johnson, offensive tackle Anthony Collins and free safety Dashon Goldson would create millions of dollars worth of salary cap room."

    Demar Dotson is a right tackle, but he is a right tackle that has played well enough to maintain his job on the right side despite his pass protection like Byron Bell of the Carolina Panthers.

    Previous Pick: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

  2. Tennessee Titans: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA

    There are three developmental quarterbacks worth examining after Winston and Mariota in UCLA's Brett Hundley, Colorado State's Garrett Grayson, and my favorite Shane Carden out of East Carolina. Hundley will likely be the pick based on the fact that his accuracy is superior to both Winston and Mariota. Not only did Hundley have a higher completion percentage than both quarterbacks, but he also threw fewer incompletions than both quarterbacks at his Pro Day.

    Brett Hundley could go in the end of the first round, but he could just as easily slip to the third round. I don't think the Titans would pass on him if he slipped this far.

    Previous Pick: Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami Ohio

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mike Matthews, C, Texas A&M

    Jacksonville needs to take an offensive lineman by this point. Having Shaq Mason play right guard where Uche Nwaneri used to start could open up the running game if Zane Beadles returns to his prime form at left guard before he signed with the Jaguars.

    Previous Pick: Shaq Mason, G, Georgia Tech

  4. Oakland Raiders: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa

    The Raiders get a defensive tackle here. Carl Davis makes a lot of sense for the Oakland Raiders in the third round.

    Previous Pick: Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland

  5. Washington Redskins: Ramik Wilson, MLB, Georgia

    Washington takes another 3-4 middle linebacker. This pick is strictly for depth at this point as Washington continues to build their defense.

    Previous Pick: Mike Matthews, C, Texas A&M

  6. New York Jets: Amario Herrera, MLB, Georgia

    There do not seem to be any pass rushers that appeal to the Jets at this point. I think Herrera a third round prospect at inside linebacker might be something to consider.

    Previous Pick: Benardrick McKinney, MLB, Mississippi State

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

    Chicago will take either Hundley, Grayson, or Carden here. Either way, the new regime gets a developmental quarterback behind Jay Cutler and Jimmy Clausen with this pick.

    Previous Pick: Markus Golden, DE, Missouri

  8. St. Louis Rams: Antwan Goodley, WR, Baylor

    Antwan Goodley was one of my favorite players at the Senior Bowl. St. Louis could add him for depth as a slot receiver.

    Previous Pick: Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington

  9. Atlanta Falcons: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama

    Atlanta will have to draft a running back. You lost Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers and ignored the running back position. What is Atlanta thinking?

    Previous Pick: Kwon Alexander, OLB, LSU

  10. New York Giants: Sam Carter, S, TCU

    As much as I'd like to see Garrett Grayson go here to learn from Eli for a year or two, I simply do not see it happening. New York gets a safety.

    Previous Pick: Anthony Harris, S, Virginia

  11. New Orleans Saints: Ali Marpet, G, Hobart

    With Ben Grubbs gone the Saints add a new left guard. Ali Marpet out of Hobart would be an awesome pass blocker that the Saints would love to add.

    Previous Pick: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

  12. Minnesota Vikings: Arie Kouandjio, G, Alabama

    Arie Kouandjio was woeful in the Senior Bowl. Still, he's an upgrade over either Charlie Johnson or Brandon Fusco.

  13. Cleveland Browns: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M

    Cleveland needs to find an offensive tackle to pair with Joe Thomas. I still feel like Mitchell Schwartz has one year left. At the same time, Ogbuhei needs time to recover from his season ending injury, so Cleveland is the perfect fit for the former Texas A&M offensive tackle.

    Previous Pick: Alvin Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

  14. New Orleans Saints: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

    I mocked Petty to New Orleans in round 2 of my previous NFL Mock. The Saints interviewed Petty before the Senior Bowl and liked what he had to say.

    Petty is going to be one of those guys that the Saints bring in for a private workout during the individual workout process after the Pro Day. While Petty may be a fourth round prospect, he is a guy that the Saints can take a flyer on. Waiting behind Drew Brees to start for the Saints is the best case scenario for Baylor's Bryce Petty.

    Previous Pick: Clive Walford, TE, Miami FL

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Philip Dorsett, WR, Miami FL

    You got Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith at wide receiver. Now that Kaepernick has Flacco's ex receivers, you have to add him a slot receiver in newcomer Phillip Dorsett from the U.

    Previous Pick: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina

  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Quentin Rollins, CB, Miami Ohio

    The Chiefs need a #1 cornerback. Quentin Rollins provides incredible value in the middle of the third round.

    Previous Pick: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M

  17. Buffalo Bills: Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina

    Sure you got Matt Cassel, E.J. Manuel, Tyrod Taylor, and Jeff Tuel as quarterbacks. Shane Carden is better than Taylor and Tuel so we should demote those quarterbacks to Rex Ryan's personal foot slaves.

    Previous Pick: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma

  18. Houston Texans: Deontay Greenberry, WR, Houston

    The Texans finally get a slot receiver in round 3. The Houston Texans showed some interest in Houston Cougar Deontay Greenberry at Houston's Pro Day.

    Previous Pick: Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State

  19. San Diego Chargers: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

    San Diego can get D.J. Humphries as a developmental left tackle for depth. There's a chance the Chargers might get Humphries in the first after his recent Pro Day.

    Previous Pick: Jon Feliciano, LG, Miami FL

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Chaz Green, OT, Florida

    The Eagles will need a left tackle when Jason Peters retires. They can draft Chaz Green to groom for the future.

    Previous Pick: Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Benardrick McKinney, MLB, Mississippi State

    Benardrick McKinney would be a good fit for the Bengals 4-3 defense. I realize middle linebacker might not be the Bengals biggest need, but McKinney is too good to pass on at this point.

    Previous Pick: Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn

  22. Arizona Cardinals: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami FL

    Arizona needs a more reliable running back. Duke Johnson would be a steal this late in the third round.

    Previous Pick: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Golden, OLB, Missouri

    Markus Golden is a pass rusher that the Steelers looked at during Missouri's Pro Day. He might be a nice consolation prize if the Steelers fail to trade up for Shane Ray.

    Previous Pick: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

  24. Detroit Lions: Joey Mbu, DT, Houston

    Joey Mbu is a guy that can play 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 nose tackle. The Lions need a guy like that after losing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

    Previous Pick: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama

  25. Carolina Panthers: Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut

    Carolina gets a cornerback here. One player they really liked was Byron Jones out of Connecticut.

    Previous Pick: Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville

    Charles Gaines is one of the best cornerbacks in the draft. Jimmy Smith cannot seem to stay healthy and LaDarius Webb sucks. Adding Gaines in round 3 would certainly help.

    Previous Pick: Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU

    Dallas will need a new cornerback. Jalen Collins cannot be any worse than Morris Claiborne plus Andrew Kermish mocked Collins to the Cowboys in round 1 of our previous group mock.

    Previous Pick: Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State

  28. Denver Broncos: Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma

    Jordan Phillips is a 2 down nose tackle. You don't draft 2 down nose tackles in the first two rounds. At this point Phillips would be a bargain near the end of the third round.

    Previous Pick: Sam Carter, S, TCU

  29. Indianapolis Colts: Derron Smith, S, Fresno State

    The Indianapolis Colts parted ways with LaRon Landry by releasing him. Derron Smith would be an ideal replacement.

    Previous Pick: Ali Marpet, G, Hobart

  30. Green Bay Packers: Clive Walford, TE, Miami FL

    Clive Walford made it to the end of the third round. Walford is too talented to slip this far.

    Previous Pick: Nick O'Leary, TE, Florida State

  31. Seattle Seahawks: Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn

    Reese Disumkes is the top center left. Seattle has to draft him here.

    Previous Pick: Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame

  32. New England Patriots: Louis Trinca-Pasat, DT, Iowa

    Louis Trinca-Pasat is the top graded defensive tackle left. The Patriots have to draft someone on day 1 or day 2 with Vince Wilfork gone.

    Previous Pick: Dee Hart, RB, Colorado State

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

    The Patriots brought in Mike Davis for an individual workout. The Patriots could use another running back with Vereen and Ridley both leaving after being drafted by the Patriots in 2011.

  34. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Sambraillo, OT, Colorado State

    The Kansas City Chiefs need another offensive lineman. Tyler Sambraillo is the top offensive lineman left at this point in round 3. I'm not sure what position he'd play, but the Chiefs would find a spot for him at offensive tackle or guard.

  35. Cincinnati Bengals: Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame

    Jermaine Gresham failed to score a single receiving touchdown in 2014. Also, Tyler Eifert is beginning to show durability concerns. Koyack could take Eifert's job if Tyler cannot make a full recovery.

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