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The 2015 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is cruising through the third round. We are up to picks 16-19.

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The 2015 NN community mock draft continues to roll through the third round, and we are halfway through this final round. Karl Cuba provided the San Francisco 49ers third round pick on Friday. You can also review his thoughts on the 49ers first round pick from two weeks ago, and then their second round pick last week.

Here is where we stand through the first 15 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
9. Atlanta Falcons - Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
10. New York Giants - Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
11. New Orleans Saints - Clive Walford, TE, Miami (FL)
12. Minnesota Vikings - Josh Shaw, CB, USC
13. Cleveland Browns - Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
14. New Orleans Saints - Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford
15. San Francisco 49ers - Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary

With the 80th pick of the NN community mock draft, Zach_The_Gamecock and the Kansas City Chiefs select...Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State

The Chief's offensive line feature a pro bowler at LG, a young star at LT, two decent RGs, and a rising star at C. Their only needs are depth at C and an RT. I'm taking a gamble here by not choosing an offensive linemen, going with the BPA instead.

Ajayi is predicted to land early in round two, so this is fantastic value with the 80th overall pick. Ajayi is a dude who can weave in and out of traffic, isn't afraid to initiate contact with a defender, and is fast enough to run laterally before exploding into a hole. He could also benefit the passing attack. Alex Smith could really use a receiving halfback, as Charles, Davis, and the rest of the group aren't as skilled in that area.

He'd be a great personality to have in training camp, and could even make the team behind Charles and Knile Davis.

With the 81st pick of the NN community mock draft, charlesmingus and the Buffalo Bills select...Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State

Alternates: Duke Johnson & Ty Sambrailo

So there was quite a run on guards before my pick (Arie Kouandjio at 68 was a bit of a head scratcher to me) and a couple other of my preferred picks fell as well. So I am left in a similar position to the pick at 50 where I could reach for another guard (like John Miller) or stick to BPA and try to get 2nd round talent at 81. I'm sticking to BPA. GM Doug Whaley said that he was looking for his 2nd and 3rd round picks to play right away and both my picks can do that. He noted that you always should be reaching up the board in your picks not down and I think that both these picks do that. My ideal picks would have been Cedric Ogbuehi and Clive Walford but the way the board fell I am happy to add two players who will contribute to and improve an already top notch Bills defense. I see boards ranking him as the number one safety. Is that true? I don't really care because I am picking in the third round here.

In Damarious Randall I see a player who has fallen lower than he should and who plays a position which is a potential need for the Bills. At the very least they need some depth at Safety and CB. At best Randall will see immediate playing time at Safety, slot corner and special teams where Randall has some great tape. Randall has the versatility to play those spots and eventually could develop into an outside CB under the coaching of Donnie Henderson. Randall brings speed, high football IQ, good coverage skills and a nose for the football. In tape I see what one scout calls his tendency to play 'pissed off.' Though he may need to add some weight (and his frame can support that), he is a willing tackler with strong abilities to diagnose plays. The two weaknesses I saw - over-agressiveness and poor angles - are both highly coachable and I would love to see what Henderson could do with Randall's physical and mental tools.

With the 82nd pick of the NN community mock draft, Elpato and the Houston Texans select...Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State

Alternates: WR Jamison Crowder, WR Josh Harper, QB Bryce Petty

Explanation coming soon

With the 83rd pick of the NN community mock draft, cgun and the San Diego Chargers select...Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville

Alternates: OG Josue Matias, OG John Miller, DT Xavier Cooper

Having drafted Gurley and Preston Smith, the Chargers aimed at improving the O-Line (on the right side next to Fluker) or adding depth on defense.

Unfortunately the Chargers Oline targets for round 3 were off the board. We looked down the list and considered Josue Matias, who has the build of a tackle, the strength to open holes and upside, but weren't convinced he has the kind of explosiveness in run blocking that Gurley deserves.  We considered John Miller, who has the right physical demeanor, but lacks footwork and pass protection skills that Rivers deserves. On balance the Chargers evaluated several players similarly and concluded there that some of them will be available at better value in the middle rounds.

On the other hand Lorenzo Mauldin provides immediate depth at OLB to a defense without Jarret Johnson.  Mauldin doesn't possess freakish speed or athleticism, but he has good size, has to be accounted for, never quits on plays, demonstrates excellent awareness to diagnose what's happening on the field (won't be biting on screen plays from Peyton or to Charles), and fits niceley in the Chargers 3-4 scheme.

Xavier Cooper is another player that got serious consideration from the Chargers.  His impressive speed and size was difficult to pass up but in the endour selection of Preston Smith in Rd 2 combined with questions about Xavier's fit in a 3-4 to value Mauldin higher.