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The 2015 Niners Nation NFL mock draft heads into the third round. We take a look at picks 9-11.

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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 9-11 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 eight 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
5. Washington - Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
6. New York Jets - Nate Orchard, DE/OLB, Utah
7. Chicago Bears - Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
8. St. Louis Rams - Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State

With the 73rd pick of the NN community mock draft, TDevil200 and Atlanta Falcons select...Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)

Alternates: Jon Ajayi, Sammy Coates, Marcus Hardison

At the 8th pick of the 3rd round, there is some insane value available for the Falcons in a mock draft that's been mostly focused on the defensive front seven. The prime example is in small school cornerback, Quinten Rollins. Rollins draft stock fell after running a dismal 4.57, 14 bench press reps, 36.5 inch vertical, and a slow 7.10 3-cone drill. That may have been solid for a 6'2 corner, but is just terrible for someone at 5'11.

While the Combine does a good job in separating players, it doesn't determine who'll make a good pro or not, which is why Rollins is still a complete steal at this spot for a guy that was projected as a late first-rounder before the Combine, and is still projected as a 2nd-round pick. A former basketball athlete, one thing that catches your eye immediately is his ability to win jump balls. Rollins has tremendous hands for a cornerback and incredible hops in pads on the field, displaying his ability to attack the ball in the air and win. For a cornerback, he's an incredible tackler that loves to play the run surprisingly; he'll launch his body at ball carriers without hesitation. Fluid hips help quick transitions to mirror cornerbacks, and  he plays physical  against opposing receivers. He has the skillset to play press-coverage and jam the receiver at the line. On tape, he looks much faster than his 40-yard time, able to chase receivers down the field,and recover when beaten.

Really, his only true knock on tape is his aggressiveness, which leads him to lunge and miss in press coverage and attack ball even when out of position, giving up big plays. Oh, that and the unfair stereotypes against players coming out of small colleges. His film is well worth a 1st-round pick, but it all changed during the Combine, where he displayed weak arms, dismal speed, average jumping ability despite basketball background, and stiff hips, which spoke just opposite of his tape. Nevertheless, it's not a good idea for anyone to put to much stock in the Combine, and every team would be ecstatic if Quinten Rollins fell into the 3rd. Plus, the Falcons are incredibly thin at corner, besides the talented former 1st-round pick Desmond Trufant, there's not a single reliable corner-back on their roster.

There were many other players that fell into the 3rd with 2nd-round ratings, including Telvin Coleman, incredibly. Unfortunately, Coleman was snatched up 3 picks ago or I wouldn't have hesitated to take him. Even so, Jay Ajayi made me seriously consider someone other than Rollins. A three-down back that can bounce runs to the outside, run in between the tackles, and catch passes out of the backfield, he's the complete set at RB.

Sammie Coates was also surprisingly available at this pick. Many people knock on his hands, but with a playmaker like him, he's well worth it in the 3rd. All of them would've been huge steals in the 3rd and are projected around the same span in the draft, but Rollins not only fills the larger need but is also in my book the better player.

Marcus Hardison also came into my mind, a 3-tech 300 pound D-linemen that ran a 4.93 in his pro-day. He would've fit into Atlanta's new scheme, but is still a bit raw in learning his position. He plays to high and easily loses momentum against the run, but makes up for it with his expertise in pass-rushing. Still, Ray was drafted in the 1st for that reason. While they play different positions, they would be drafted for the same need, and the Falcons' roster is way to thin to be ignoring the other holes.

With the 74th pick of the NN community mock draft, Jimmy Baugh and the New York Giants select...Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State

In making this pick I considered the fact that if Eli has another sub par year they may move on from him. Especially given his contract is due to expire at the end of the year. I imagine Eli has another year or two in New York but Grayson can benefit from this time as a back up. Some have said that he could end up being the best QB in the draft, but then again every QB can. Regardless, he ran a pro style offense in college effectively, has a ton of potential and can throw the deep ball really well. Beckham alone can make any QB better and this could be a killer combo for the future. This may be a little early for him but I wanted to emphasize the Giants need to consider the future at their QB position. They drafted Ryan Nassib a few years ago but it wouldn't hurt to double down on their future QB and grab one in the middle rounds

With the 75th pick of the NN community mock draft, Poldarn and the New Orleans Saints select...Clive Walford, TE, Miami (FL)

Alternates: WR Sammie Coates (TE a bigger need), DL Anderson and Hardison

While the Saints coaching staff is supposed to be "high" on the two TEs on the roster, I do not fully buy it. Walford is a versatile TE, good both blocking and as a receiver (although he has some focus drops). Walford is also the second best TE in the draft, and the top-ranked non-RB left on my board, making this pick fairly straightforward. Also, with the Browns needing a TE, he might not be there by my next pick at #78.