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2015 NN community mock draft, round 3: Lions, Panthers, Ravens, Cowboys select ....

The 2015 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is cruising through the third round. We are up to picks 24-27.

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The 2015 NN community mock draft is coming down the home stretch of the third round. Picks 24-27 of the round are in, which you can view below. In the meantime, 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 23 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
16. Kansas City Chiefs - Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
17. Buffalo Bills - Damarious Randall, S, Arizona STate
18. Houston Texans - Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
19. San Diego Chargers - Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville
20. Philadelphia Eagles - Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State
22. Arizona Cardinals - Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
23. Pittsburgh Steelers - Kwon Alexander, OLB, LSU

With the 88th pick of the NN community mock draft, Hashtag Mafioso and the Detroit Lions select...David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa

Alternatives: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami. Marcus Hardison, DL, ASU

It was a tough call between Duke and David, but ultimately David Johnson's size and ability as a pass catcher make him too good to pass up. Also, as a Cedar Falls, IA native, how can I turn down the chance to grab the local boy? David Johnson fills a hole at RB and brings a tough, physical running style along with superb playmaking abilities as a pass catcher.

I also considered DL here and would have looked at corners too, But Johnson is too good a fit for what Detroit looks to do on offense. With two great linemen and a perfect fit for a RB taken in the top 3 rounds, Detroit's offense will be formidable and assure that they remain a contender in the NFC North and remain within reach of another playoff berth.

With the 89th pick of the NN community mock draft, IMissTheStick and the Carolina Panthers select...Marcus Hardison, DL, Arizona State

The Panthers need to try and replace the production of Greg Hardy, and Marcus Hardison has the potential to be that kind of player. He is still learning the position but is an elite and versatile athlete. At 6-4, 311 lbs he ran a 4.7 40. At the senior bowl he lined up at every defensive line position except NT. He played QB primarily in high school and did not suit up on the defensive side of the ball until his senior year and did not focus on DE until he got to college. He has great quickness and explosion off the line of scrimmage but needs to improve his technique. He is still learning but has made big strides in a relatively short period of time. His senior year at Arizona State he led the team in both TFL (15) and sacks (10).

Alternates: Duke Johnson RB Miami, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon, Senquez Golson CB Ole Miss

Although we are only doing the first three rounds, in this particular mock draft running backs have been staying on the board longer than predicted and one should be available in the 4th. Ekpre-Olomu was the most tempting of the others I considered. His size and injury raise big questions but he is as talented as any corner in this draft. At a certain point he is too talented to not pick, this pick is probably the early end of that range.

With the 90th pick of the NN community mock draft, nic2116 and the Baltimore Ravens select...Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (FL)

He is not only the highest player on my board he also fills a long term need with the aging Forsett and no one exciting/explosive behind him on the depth chart. Duke is quick and elusive he runs with toughness. A great one cut back who can get up field with his second gear. Johnson can also contribute on special teams as an electric returner while he transitions to the NFL. Per one NFC running back coach "Best outside zone back in this draft and it's not close." His NFL comps are Justin Forsett and Reggie Bush.

Other players I considered at this pick were RB T.J. Yeldon, WR Chris Conley, WR Justin Hardy and TE Tyler Kroft, but Duke Johnson was by far the best player available who should fit seamlessly in the Baltimore offense.

With the 91st pick of the NN community mock draft, BryKno and the Dallas Cowboys select...Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State

Alternates: Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson; Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas; Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State

Yes, the Cowboys still need help in the defensive secondary. They could use another pass rusher. They could use a quarterback to groom for Tony Romo's replacement. It hurts not to fill those needs.

However, I have Lockett as a second-round value. Lockett will come right in and start in the slot. He's super-fast with fantastic route-running skills--he's not just a burner, he knows how to use his speed on the field. At 5'10", 182 pounds, he's too dang small for my liking, but he's larger than Antonio Brown and the same size as T.Y. Hilton--his size is a negative, but not a game-breaker. He'll also come in and be an immediate contributor in the return game. In short, he's too good to leave on the board at this point.

The only player at a position of need I considered was cornerback Steven Nelson, but he just wasn't quite up to snuff--there's a bit of a gap in cornerback quality here. Jarrett and Flowers were value picks, but seeing how I went with the defensive line in round one, I couldn't justify another pick there.