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Steve Shoup’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 3

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1 (65). Houston Texans: OT Cameron Fleming, Stanford

 

-The Texans could use help at right tackle and Fleming is a guy who could start right away.

 

2 (66). Washington Redskins: S Deone Buchanon, Washington

 

-Both of the Redskins starting safeties are signed to 1 year deals, so help is very much needed at this position. Buchanon could push for a starting job this year and has the potential to develop into a very good starter.

 

3 (67). Oakland Raiders: DE Trent Murphy, Stanford

-The Raiders added some nice free agent help to their defensive line this offseason, but all those players are on short term deals. Murphy would give the Raiders a quality defensive end for the future.

 

4 (68). Atlanta Falcons: OLB Carl Bradford, Arizona State

 

-The Falcons continue to bolster their defense here and land another nice player in OLB Carl Bradford.

 

5 (69). Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Martavis Bryant, Clemson

 

-The Buccaneers could double up on receivers in this draft. Lee is obviously the star, but Bryant has a lot of upside as well. He’s a big more raw, but he could be a nice developmental 3rd receiver for the Bucs.

 

6 (70). Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU

 

-The Jaguars land their quarterback here and can give him a year or two to develop.

 

7 (71). Cleveland Browns: RB Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona

 

Ben Tate was a nice free agent pick-up, but the Browns need to have a 2nd piece here. Carey is a nice option and has some potential of becoming a feature back himself.

 

8 (72). Minnesota Vikings: G David Yankey, Stanford

 

-The Vikings could use some additional interior line help.

 

9 (73). Buffalo Bills: CB Bashaud Breeland, Clemson

 

-The Bills need further help in the secondary and could look at Breeland given his size and potential.

 

10 (74). New York Giants: DE Marcus Smith, Louisville

 

-The Giants pass rush situation isn’t as strong as it once was and they could look to add a guy in the early part of the draft.

 

11 (75). St. Louis Rams: DT Ego Ferguson, LSU

 

-The Rams have great defensive ends, but they could use some additional help at defensive tackle. Ferguson would probably be just a rotational guy to start, but he could team up with former LSU Tiger Michael Brockers down the road.

 

12 (76). Detroit Lions: C Weston Richburg, Colorado State

 

-The Lions need to find a center for the future and Richburg is considered one of the top centers in this draft.

 

13 (77). San Francisco 49ers (from Tennessee Titans): C Marcus Martin, USC

 

-The 49ers need to find some help at center if Daniel Kilgore isn’t up to the task for the starting role.

 

14 (78). Dallas Cowboys: S Terrance Brooks, FSU

 

-The Cowboys continue to upgrade their defense through this draft.

 

15 (79). Baltimore Ravens: RB Terrance West, Towson

 

-The Ravens need to start thinking about their future at running back. West is a local product who has a lot of potential.

 

16 (80). New York Jets: G Dakota Dozier, Furman

 

-The Jets need some help at guard and Dozier is a high upside option who may be able to push for a starting job.

 

17 (81). Miami Dolphins: RB Jeremy Hill, LSU

 

-The Dolphins need help at running back and they can’t rely on their current guys to be the answer this year. Hill has the potential to develop into a feature back down the road.

 

18 (82). Chicago Bears: DT DaQuan Jones, Penn State

 

-While Sutton was more of the 3 tech, pass rushing DT, Jones can be the run stuffer who occupies blockers.

 

19 (83). Cleveland Browns (from Pittsburgh Steelers): OT Billy Turner, North Dakota State

 

-The Browns could see Turner as a guy who could challenge for the right tackle spot now, and possible replace Joe Thomas in the future if necessary.

 

20 (84). Arizona Cardinals: ILB Chris Borland, Wisconsin

 

-The Cardinals could use help at inside linebacker, and Chris Borland is a guy who could push for a starting role as a rookie.

 

21 (85). Green Bay Packers: WR Paul Richardson, Colorado

 

-Receiver isn’t a pressing need for the Packers, but they are a team that typically looks to the future in this regard, and Cobb is entering his final year under his rookie contract.

 

22 (86). Philadelphia Eagles: OLB Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

 

-The Eagles could use more pass rushing help and should look to add an option in this range.

 

23 (87). Kansas City Chiefs: CB Jaylen Watkins, Florida

 

-The Chiefs need help in the defensive backfield and considering they need to play Peyton Manning twice and Philip Rivers twice, this is not a position they can go cheap on.

 

24 (88). Cincinnati Bengals: WR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin

 

-The Bengals have likely found their number two receiver in Marvin Jones, but they could use a reliable third option.

 

25 (89). San Diego Chargers: RB Andre Williams, Boston College

 

Ryan Mathews had a good year last year, but teams need two running backs, and Woodhead is only a utility player. Williams could be a good back-up running back to Mathews.

 

26 (90). Indianapolis Colts: CB/S Keith McGill, Utah

 

-McGill could fit in either as a corner or a safety and with the Colts looking to add talent to their secondary.

 

27 (91). New Orleans Saints:  FS Dion Bailey, USC

 

-The Saints added Jarius Byrd, but they could use some safety depth. Bailey obviously won’t start, but he could get some work in certain sets and help on special teams.

 

28 (92). Carolina Panthers: OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

 

-The Panthers need to keep adding to their offensive line. Mewhort could be an option for RT or even inside at guard.

 

29 (93). New England Patriots: LB/DE Trevor Reilly, Utah State

 

-The Patriots could use an additional pass rusher and could take one here in Reilly.

 

30 (94). San Francisco 49ers: RB Bishop Sankey, Washington

 

Frank Gore is getting up there in age so some help is needed here. Sankey could be the back-up for a year or two and then take over the starting role.

 

31 (95). Denver Broncos: CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

 

-The Broncos keep adding help on defense here and add a really intriguing piece in the small school Desir. He’s got great size and potential, and could develop nicely in this secondary.

 

32 (96). Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks): WR Cody Latimer, Indiana

 

-The Vikings could use some further receiver help and Latimer is a guy who is starting to climb draft boards.

 

33 (97). Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection): DT Justin Ellis, LA Tech

 

-The Steelers could use a true nose tackle and Ellis is one of the best in the class.

 

34 (98). Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection): QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama

 

-The Packers re-signed Matt Flynn, but they can’t feel confident about the long term future behind Aaron Rodgers. McCarron could be a nice back-up option for the next couple of years.

 

35 (99). Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection): LB/S Telvin Smith, FSU

 

-Smith is a tweener who could help at either linebacker or safety. In the end he will probably play a hybrid role and help on special teams.

 

36 (100). San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection): WR Jarvis Landry, LSU

-The 49ers need some help at receiver and Landry is a nice pick-up here. He could go higher, but he didn’t have the best workout and it’s such a deep receiver class.

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