The 2015 NN community mock draft continues to roll through the third round. The San Francisco 49ers third round pick will likely show up on Friday. In the meantime, you can read over Karl Cuba's thoughts on the 49ers first round pick from two weeks ago, and then their second round pick last week. We move on to picks 5-8 of round three. If this goes according to plan, the goal is to finish this next Wednesday, the day before the NFL Draft gets going.
Here is where we stand through the first four picks of round three.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2. Tennessee Titans - Leonard Williams, DT, USC
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB/DE, Florida
4. Oakland Raiders - Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
5. Washington - Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
6. New York Jets - Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
7. Chicago Bears - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
8. Atlanta Falcons - Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri
9. New York Giants - Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
10. St. Louis Rams - Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
11. Minnesota Vikings - Landon Collins, S, Alabama
12. Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
13. New Orleans Saints - Alvin Dupree, OLB, Kentucky
14. Miami Dolphins - DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
15. San Francisco 49ers - La'el Collins, OG, LSU
16. Houston Texans - Arik Armstead, DT, Oregon
17. San Diego Chargers - Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
18. Kansas City Chiefs - Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
19. Cleveland Browns - Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
20. Philadelphia Eagles - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
23. Detroit Lions - Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
24. Arizona Cardinals - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
25. Carolina Panthers - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
26. Baltimore Ravens - Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
27. Dallas Cowboys - Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
28. Denver Broncos - D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida
29. Indianapolis Colts - Cameron Erving, C, Florida State
30. Green Bay Packers - Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
31. New Orleans Saints - T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
32. New England Patriots - Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
1. Tennessee Titans - Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
3. Oakland Raiders - Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
4. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri
5. New York Jets - Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
6. Washington - Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
7. Chicago Bears - Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
8. New York Giants - Derron Smith, FS, Fresno State
9. St. Louis Rams - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
10. Atlanta Falcons - Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
11. Cleveland Browns - Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan
12. New Orleans Saints - Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (FL)
13. Minnesota Vikings - Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson
14. San Francisco 49ers - Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
15. Miami Dolphins - Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
16. San Diego Chargers - Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State
17. Kansas City Chiefs - Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
18. Buffalo Bills - Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
19. Houston Texans - Rob Havenstein, OT, Wisconsin
20. Philadelphia Eagles - Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Paul Dawson, ILB, TCU
22. Detroit Lions - Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke
23. Arizona Cardinals - Danielle Hunter, OLB/DE, LSU
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Eric Rowe, DB, Utah
25. Carolina Panthers - Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (FL)
26. Baltimore Ravens - P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
27. Denver Broncos - Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
28. Dallas Cowboys - Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
29. Indianapolis Colts - Mario Edwards Jr., DT, Florida State
30. Green Bay Packers - D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
31. Seattle Seahawks - Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
32. New England Patriots - A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart
2. Tennessee Titans - Hau'oli Kikaha, OLB, Washington
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tre Jackson, OG, Florida State
4. Oakland Raiders - Arie Kouandjio, OG, Alabama
With the 69th pick of the NN community mock draft, TopFlightSecurity and Washington select...Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
I wanted a third down back at some point, and I think Coleman can fill that void for them right now and then more. It is clear to this point Alfred Morris will never be a third down back. Despite reports he has been working on it, this staff and the last staff just don't see him as that. Coleman should fill that void and more if need be early on.
Other Options: FS Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss: They need help at the position but like i said it is clear this class is not not loaded at that positions with talent they can afford to wait.
OLB Shaq Thompson, Washington:: Could be a safety best spot will have to be some kind of chess piece could work for Washington.
QB Bryce Petty, Baylor: Baylor-for-Baylor quarterback exchange possible?
With the 70th pick of the NN community mock draft, Roy_From_Israel and the New York Jets select...Nate Orchard, DE/OLB, Utah
Alternates: Sammie Coates, WR, Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB, Trey Flowers,DE/OLB
Earlier in the draft I drafted my franchise QB in Winston, and provided him some protection in the 2nd round by taking Ogbuehi. My team still need to add edge rushers and a wide receiver. Luckily there is some great value on the board at both positions. I have Nate Orchard as an edge rusher and Sammie Coates at WR. Even though Coats is a great athlete he is tremendously raw and would probably won't be able to contribute right away. Orchard on the other hand is a proven commodity with double digit sacks last season. He might have a lower ceiling but he is less likely to be a bust. He has a knack for the QB and will always find a way to get to him. Furthermore, the addition of Brandon Marshall decreases the need for WR and that's why I'm going with a pass rusher over a WR.
With the 71st pick of the NN community mock draft, Harbaughalypsenow and the Chicago Bears select...Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
Darby was a very good value here, and he should be able to immediately help a Bears' defense that gave up 377 yards per game through the air in 2014. While the safety position is still shaky, Darby was too good a value to pass up.
The FSU product has excellent coverage skills and speed. He should be able to run with the speedy WRs in the NFC North. While he may not be a force in the run game, he has decent enough size and seemed to be a willing tackler in college. He should also be a special teams contributor.
Other players considered: It was a two man race, and the other player considered was Damarious Randall, S, ASU. I really like his potential as a slot CB/center fielder hybrid, in the mold of our own Jimmie Ward. And at a third round price tag, I would've been very happy to pull the trigger.
With the 72nd pick of the NN community mock draft, EastBayNinerFan and the St. Louis Rams select...Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
Rams still in need of help in the trenches. With Barksdale still an FA and Wizznoooski signing elsewhere, the Rams have to replace and get better thru the draft. Smith will fill that need at right tackle and allow Scherff to slide inside to left guard. This becomes an automatic upgrade to the Rams OL from last years disaster.