Day 3 of the NFL Draft: Top Players Available Offense

NFL Draft Offensive Player Rankings

Here is a by position breakdown of some of the top guys available as Day 3 of the NFL Draft is set to begin:

QUARTERBACK:

  • Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
  • Nathan Enderle, Idaho
  • Pat Devlin, Delaware
  • Greg McElroy, Alabama
  • Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
  • T.J. Yates, UNC
  • Mike Coughlin, Boise State
  • Ryan Colburn, Fresno State

Analysis:

There isn’t much left in the tank when it comes to quarterbacks. I think Stanzi is still a capable guy and should likely go in the next 30-40 picks. Other than that I think most of these guys are late 6th rounders to 7th round guys. A few guys with upside, but all real projects.

RUNNING BACK:

  • Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
  • Roy Helu Jr., Nebraska
  • Jordan Todman, Connecticut
  • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
  • Derrick Locke, Kentucky
  • Dion Lewis, Pitt
  • Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
  • Delonte Carter, Syracuse
  • Bilal Powell, Louisville
  • Da’Rel Scott, Maryland
  • Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
  • Evan Royster, Penn State
  • Allen Bradford, USC

Analysis:

There is a lot of quality depth still on the board here. While there might not be any future franchise backs, there are a lot of change of pace and specialty backs on the board. I think you will find good value among the next 60+ picks.

FULLBACKS:

  • Owen Marecic, Stanford
  • Anthony Sherman, Connecticut
  • Charles Clay, Tulsa
  • Henry Hynoski, Pitt
  • Shaun Chapas, Georgia
  • Stanley Havili, USC

Analysis:

The entire fullback class is still available and there are some good values as we head into late round 4 early round 5. They could likely fall even further given how undervalued the position is but it is probably a mistake. I think there are a couple of real gems here that teams will be quite happy with drafting.

WIDE RECEIVER:

  • Greg Salas, Hawaii
  • Niles Paul, Nebraska
  • Edmond Gates, Abilene Christian
  • Jeremy Kerley, TCU
  • Tandon Doss, Indiana
  • Terrence Toliver, LSU
  • Denarius Moore, Tennesse
  • Ronald Johnson, USC
  • Cecil Shorts III, Mount Union
  • Stephen Burton, West Texas A&M
  • Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State
  • Darvin Adams, Auburn
  • Ricardo Lockette

Analysis:

While all the top guys are gone, there is still a ton of value at this position. In addition to the guys I listed easily another 10 players could be drafted in the 7th round. Teams can find a lot of raw prospects who could develop down the road, and they can find solid 3rd and 4th options still on the board.

TIGHT END:

Analysis:

There is still a good amount of talent on the board here for tight ends. There isn’t any real complete day one starters on the board, but a lot of good number 2 pass catching types. A few of these guys have some serious upside and could develop into starters down the road. A lot of good value picks will be had in the next 2 and a half rounds.

OFFENSIVE TACKLES:

  • James Brewer, Indiana
  • Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh
  • Chris Hairston, Clemson
  • Byron Stingily, Louisville
  • Lee Ziemba, Auburn
  • Derek Newton, Arkansas State
  • Willie Smith, ECU
  • Jarriel King, South Carolina

Analysis:

The tackle spot has been pretty well picked over but there should be a couple of nice pickups in rounds 4 and 5. Most of these guys also have the versatility to kick in to guard so that should help them out as well. It really thins out after these guys, so teams that need a tackle need to address it soon.

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINEMEN:

  • Clint Boling, Georgia (G)
  • Zach Hurd, Connecticut (G)
  • DeMarcus Love, Arkansas (G)
  • Tim Barnes, Missouri (C)
  • Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock (C)
  • David Arkin, Missouri State (G)
  • Steve Schilling, Michigan (G)
  • Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU (C)
  • Jason Kelce, Cincinnati (C)
  • Alex Linnenkohl, Oregon State (C)
  • Justin Boren, Ohio State (C/G)
  • Ray Dominguez, Arkansas (G)
  • Daniel Kilgore, Appalachian State (G)

Analysis:

While there isn’t much left on the board for guards or centers, there are some decent values. Most of these guys won’t be able to start early on, but I think they can all contribute. A few of them have the upside to develop into quality starters.


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