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 27 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
24. Detroit Lions - David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
25. Carolina Panthers - Marcus Hardison, DL, Arizona State
26. Baltimore Ravens - Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (FL)
27. Dallas Cowboys - Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
With the 92nd pick of the NN community mock draft, Pot8tohd and the Denver Broncos select...Jeff Heuerman, TE, Ohio State
Earlier this year the Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak explained his offenses have always used a full back for running and used more 2 TE sets than what the Broncos team has run in recent years. John Elway stated this is the direction that the team will start to move towards. At this point in the draft I see no FB worth a pick worthy of the third round. Fortunately, the Broncos have TE Jeff Heuerman from Ohio State still available. It has become necessary to draft a TE since Julius Thomas left the Broncos leaving Virgil Green and Owen Daniels. While Virgil Green is ready to move over to Thomas's position, Owen Daniels is not the same player he was a few years ago and a replacement must be inserted. This is the perfect time for this move as Daniels will be able to help train Heuermann.
Jeff Heuerman did not have an amazing 2014 season for the Buckeyes as he only caught 17 passes during his senior year. He waslimited most of the season with a stress reaction to his surgically repaired foot from March 2014 which affected these stats. He does have the combine and pro day numbers that teams like to see but that is not what is attracting scouts. He is a very physical run blocker, has great straight line speed and is a leader in the locker room, gym and on the field.
Strengths and weaknesses defined by others.
Strengths: "Solid straight-line speed after the catch. Can threaten the seams vertically. Has a plus vertical leap and high-point ability as a pass-catcher. Good body control to adjust to off-target throws ... "
Weaknesses: "Has weight-room strength, but it doesn't translate at the point of attack. Rounds off routes. Struggles to get separation at the top of the route. Lacks functional core strength. Limited college production."
Other players considered: None due to lack of personnel in the ILB and FB positions.
With the 93rd pick of the NN community mock draft, TheFreakSF and the Indianapolis Colts select...Jaquiski Tartt, SS, Samford
Alternates: CB Troy Hill, ILB Ramik Wilson, DE Trey Flowers
After getting two players that fill the Colts biggest needs, I went with Tartt because the remaining glaring whole I see on their roster is at strong safety. The Colts signed Dwight Lowery in free agency to help shore up the safety position but they're still in need of another quality safety to play alongside of him. Tartt was the best available safety in my opinion, and he is certainly the best fit among the guys still available in this second tier of safeties. He's a very impressive athlete and an aggressive tackler who excels against the run. His coverage skills are not ideal but the Colts would hypothetically use him close to the line of scrimmage in the role they envisioned for LaRon Landry before the injuries and suspension.
I also considered Hill at this point because he was the best available corner and as I said before, the Colts are lacking quality depth behind Vontae Davis. Wilson would probably not be an immediate upgrade over the Colts current inside linebackers but he has significant upside and would provide much needed depth. Flowers would also provide depth to an aging defense that doesn't have many pass rushers after Robert Mathis and Trent Cole. Ultimately, I went with the guy who would fill a starting role for the Colts and bring a much needed physical presence.
With the 94th pick of the NN community mock draft, Rowingdave and the Green Bay Packers select...Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson
At this point in the draft, the Packers had several options, and I briefly considered addressing TE, but felt that better value could be had in the fourth round. The Packers continue their run on buttressing their defense, and add needed DL depth with the vastly underrated Jarrett. Although shorter and "squattier" than most DTs, Jarrett is a guy that can play three downs and frequently demands double teams. When you turn on the tape of Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony, the guy I kept seeing was No. 50, Grady Jarrett. In so many ways, he freed up a lot of space for those guys to make plays.
Not taking anything away from Beasley or Anthony, but Jarrett may very make his name shine the brightest in the NFL, as the son of former All-Pro Jessie Tuggle, he has the bloodlines, production, consistency, strength and athleticism to disrupt teams both in the pass and run. If not for his height, Jarrett would probably be a first round player. Grabbing Kendricks, D'Joun Smith and Grady Jarrett, the Packers make a statement in the 2015 NFL Draft and reinforce their claim to being the team to beat leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.
With the 95th pick of the NN community mock draft, jhc33 and the Seattle Seahawks select...Senquez Golson, CB, Mississippi
After taking a WR in the 2nd, I looked again at interior offensive line first in the third. While there were some options, none seemed to be a slam dunk. John Miller seems to slow for Seattle's zone-blocking scheme. Daryl Williams is a run mauling tackle who projects either to RT or guard in the pros - however, he has no experience playing inside, and may be a better value in a later round (various boards have him anywhere between the 3rd and 5th round). Likewise with Mitch Morse. So with the value not there, I looked to another team need: CB
The Seahawks traditionally strong CB crew will face some challenges with the departure of Byron Maxwell, and the injury to Jeremy Lane. At the slot back position, there is not a clear starter between Burley and journeyman free agent Will Blackmon. Enter a very un-Seahawky pick in Senquez Golson. At first glance, what's not to love? His production went from good to outstanding in 2014, with 9 interceptions and 16 passes defended. He's an aggressive tackler that won't shy away from run support. But... he's 5'9", and will almost certainly be limited to the slot. And that's OK. Critics who would pass him by based solely on height would do well to look at Jason Verrett's rookie performance.
In addition to OG, I also considered DT Xavier Cooper and RB Jeremy Langford here as good values for this spot in the draft. Neither addresses a need like Golson however.