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2018 NFL Mock Draft No. 3

Friday, March 30, 2018


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21. Cincinnati Bengals (via BUF) - C James Daniels, Iowa - The Bengals allowed top offensive line talents like Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth to leave prior to the 2017 season. The offensive line was a mess because of it. Finding an anchor to replace the replaceable Russell Bodine is vital, and Daniels is one of the best interior linemen in this class. I gave him a Ryan Kalil comparison.


(TRADE) 22.Cleveland Browns (via BUF) - OL Connor Williams, Texas - Joe Thomas’ retirement leaves a void at left tackle. Williams could be a fit since he played there in college, but he did take reps at all five spots at his pro day. Kolton Miller or Brian O’Neill are also possibilities.


23. Los Angeles Rams - LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama - Any linebacker will thrive behind Donald, Suh, Brockers and Easley. Evans is a top 32 talent thanks to his range, and he even offers some pass rushing ability.


24. Carolina Panthers - CB Josh Jackson, Iowa - After the Breeland contract fell through, the Panthers signed Ross Cockrell. I still think they would be willing to add talent at the position. Jackson is so good at playing the ball in the air and winning one on one matchups in the redzone.


25. Tennessee Titans - EDGE Sam Hubbard, Ohio State - Is it too obvious to link Hubbard to a head coach with Ohio State ties? Maybe even one who recruited him in college? Hubbard fills a need, as the Titans have aging edge rushers.

 

26. Atlanta Falcons - DL Taven Bryan, Florida - Dan Quinn prioritizes interior quickness, explosion and disruption in defensive tackles. That is Bryan’s game. After getting upfield, Bryan has no idea what to do. He is a ball of clay, and I’ll bank on NFL coaches earning their salary when coaching him.


27. New Orleans Saints - DL Da’Ron Payne, Alabama - The Saints defense took huge steps forward in 2017, but they need another disruptive force outside of my friend Cameron Jordan.


28. Pittsburgh Steelers - S Justin Reid, Stanford - Justin Reid is receiving plenty of interest from mid- to late-first round teams. He’s super athletic, a trend for multiple first and second round picks for the Steelers in recent years.


29. Jacksonville Jaguars - DL Maurice Hurst, Michigan - More talent for the Jaguars front? Yep, and it’s because teams look multiple years ahead. Malik Jackson and Calais Campbell’s contracts are huge, and it might be difficult to roster both beyond 2018.


30. Minnesota Vikings - G Will Hernandez, UTEP - The Vikings roster is awesome, and Hernandez would only make it better, He’s a true mauler up the middle to pair with Nick Easton and Pat Elflein.


31. New England Patriots - T Brian O’Neill, Pitt - Kolton Miller is receiving a ton of love right now due to his athleticism. He’s overshadowing O’Neill right now, who is also athletic and currently a better player.


32. Philadelphia Eagles - WR DJ Moore, Maryland - The Eagles are showing interest in RB, TE and WR prospects. Moore has some Randall Cobb and Percy Harvin to his game, in a bigger frame




Josh Norris is an NFL Draft Analyst for Rotoworld and contributed to the Rams scouting department during training camp of 2010 and the 2011 NFL Draft. He can be found on Twitter .
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