2012 NFL Draft: Best Available Players for Day Three

Joe "The Jet" Adams is one of our Best Available Players Left

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Two days of the NFL Draft are in the books. Scouts and General Managers love day three, because this is where they can identify and draft their hidden gems and turn them into contributors.

It’s said that day three of the draft is where scouts and general managers make their money. Who are the best available players heading into day three? Take a look and find out.

The Patriots only have one selectiong remaining in the 2012 NFL Draft, which is in the 5th round and 163rd overall, and still have a few needs to fill. Will the Patriots get their hands on one of these players? Only time will tell.

Here is my best available player list based on my big board, which can be seen here: Complete Rankings 

Number – Player Name – (Overall Rank on Big Board)

1. Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (FL) (40)
2. Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia (41)
3. Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama (52)
4. Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas (56)
5. Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma (59)
6. Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest (63)
7. Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska (64)
8. Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington (68)
9. Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss (70)
10. Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska (73)
11. Marvin Jones, WR, California (74)
12. Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas (79)
13. George Iloka, S, Boise State (81)
14. Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa (83)
15. Chris Polk, RB, Washington (84)
16. James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada (86)
17. Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas (88)
18. Orson Charles, TE, Georgia (89)
19. LaDarius Green, TE, Louisana-Lafayette (92)
20. Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State (95)
21. Ron Brooks, CB, LSU (96)
22. Brandon Washington, OG, Miami(FL) (99)
23. Antonio Allen, SS, South Carolina (100)
24. Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M (101)
25. Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee (102)
26. Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State (103)
27. Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State (104)
28. Ben Jones, OC, Georgia (105)
29. Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin (106)
30. Billy Winn, DT, Boise State (107)
31. Cam Johnson, DE/OLB, Virginia (108)
32. Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M (109)
33. Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas (111)
34. Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State (112)
35. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona (113)
36. Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida State (114)
37. Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami(FL) (115)
38. Duke Ihenacho, S, San Jose State (116)
39. Matt McCants, OT, UAB (117)
40. Jaye Howard, DT, Florida (118)
41. Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College (119)
42. Eric Page, WR, Toledo (120)
43. Brandon Moseley, OT, Auburn (121)
44. Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB, Troy (122)
45. Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa (123)
46. Ryan Steed, CB, Furman (125)
47. Audie Cole, LB, North Carolina State (126)
48. Markelle Martin, FS, Oklahoma State (127)
49. Chris Rainey, WR/RB/KR, Florida (128)
50. Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma (129)
51. Trenton Robinson, S, Michigan State (130)
52. Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia (131)
53. David Molk, OC, Michigan (132)
54. Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State (133)
55. Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon (136)
56. Tank Carder, ILB, TCU (137)
57. Terrell Manning, OLB, North Carolina State (138)
58. Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan State (139)
59. Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton (140)
60. James Brown, OG, Troy (141)
61. Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State (144)
62. Mike Brewster, OC, Ohio State (145)
63. Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State (146)
64. Brandon Lindsey, OLB, Pittsburgh (148)
65. Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina (149)
66. Jack Crawford, DE, Penn State (151)
67. Philip Blake, OC, Baylor (152)
68. Terrence Frederick, CB, Texas A&M (153)
69. DaJohn Harris, DT, USC (154)
70. Trevor Guyton, DT, Cal (155)
71. Marcus Forston, DT, Miami(FL) (156)
72. Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly (157)
73. Boom Herron, RB, Ohio State (158)
74. Tom Compton, OT, South Dakota (159)
75. Patrick Edwards, WR, Houston (160)
76. DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama (161)
77. Lucas Nix, OG, Pittsburgh (162)
78. Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada (164)
79. Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State (165)
80. Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee (167)
81. Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon (168)
82. Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina (169)
83. Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M (170)
84. Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia (171)
85. Janzen Jackson, S, McNeese State (172)
86. Sammy Brown, OLB, Houston (173)
87. Justin Bethel, CB, Presbryterian (174)
88. Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech (175)
89. Terrence Ganaway, RB, Baylor (176)
90. Brett Roy, DE/DT, Nevada (177)
91. Kyle Wilber, OLB, Wake Forest (178)
92. Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington (179)
93. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona (180)
94. Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU (181)
95. BJ Coleman, QB, Tennessee-Chattanooga (182)
96. Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State (183) * Should be moved down lower after failed drug test announced*
97. Ryan Lindley, QB, San Diego State (185)
98. Nate Potter, OT, Boise State (186)
99. Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Clemson (187)
100. Jordan White, WR, Western Michigan (188)
101. Quentin Saulsberry, OC, Miss. State (189)
102. Jerry Franklin, ILB, Arkansas (190)
103. Frank Alexander, DE, Oklahoma (191)
104. Cordarro Law, DE/OLB, Southern Miss. (192)
105. DeAngelo Peterson, TE, LSU (194)
106. Kelcie McCray, S, Arkansas State (195)
107. Darius Fleming, OLB, Notre Dame (196)
108. Evan Rodriguez, TE/FB, Temple (197)
109. Robert Blanton, CB/FS, Notre Dame (198)
110. Ryan Miller, OT/OG, Colorado (199)

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Joe Adams, Sleepers

15 Responses to “2012 NFL Draft: Best Available Players for Day Three”

  1. MilitStrat54 says:

    Best available is very subjective. Also, an analytical statistical review of past drafts has shown that there is minimal difference between the first and second, second and third, third and forth etc. picks for each position in any given draft year. This means that first rounders, more specifically, the first man taken at his position causes a draft point budget crunch for the team taking him. Only when there is a significant drop-off in talent to the next man down could it be worth the value spent, and even then in most cases its not. First rounders take a heavy toll on the draft points required to attain them. They are more a product of hype, media preference and the like. If this were not true then you’d see all the hall of famers coming from the top ten picks each year which is not the case. Consider that Blackmon 1700 point value is not 1.5 times better than Mike Floyd 1150, and certainly not 6 times better than Rueben Randall 276. Best approach, my view, is to find the “sweet spot” of each draft and trade down to avoid over-payment in draft points to maximize the total amount of quality necessary, but this is gaming the system. A system which is badly in need of review. Current point value chart should be abolished/replaced (a kinder word) with a more accurate/statistically significant chart based on fact and already in existence, but not adopted by the NFL. I can’t help but wonder why not (what kind of politics involved). If the current point value chart remains in existence then it would benefit teams more to understand it and thereby improve their talent pool, than any other single aspect available for team improvement. The only equalizer is that most of the teams concentrate on the other aspects of football not aware that within any two to three year window a team at the bottom could catch and pass a team at the top with the aid of a non-football systems analyst with a few math skills because of an askew system. The teams in the middle of the pact only that much sooner. The teams assume that the system itself is on a level playing field when in fact it is not. Whoever learns how to run on this slanted field (game the current system) will continue to have a distinct advantage. What was that the Big Tuna said about the groceries being the key ingredient to victory.
    Crap in a pot can only be salted so much but at least with lobster or steak you’ve got a chance for a delightful outcome. Get the best mix of groceries. Need to fix the system so someone like me can’t game it. Football and the fans will be better served. Concerning comments like this, always check out the details and consider the source.
    Masters of Science in Systems Management, USC

  2. BILL says:

    Would this be a good time to pick up highly rated players for 3,4,5 th round puicks next year. Someone who you know you can get now, and groom for a year? I’d rather have next years #3-4 rd pick on the team this year, if ZI thought he was worth the investment. Bird in the hand. A RB, OL, or WR. There seems like a lot of value srtill left, andteams like Cleveland who have way more picks than they want to bring into camp at one time are ripe for trading

  3. BILL says:

    Its clear he liked Wilson better than the other safety / CB prospects that he could have gotten @ #48, but he would have been there @ 62, or even where he traded @ #90. At #48 were a lot of highly rated OLB/ DE players ( Kendall Reyes, Vinny Curry, Lavonte David) that he could have gotten @ 48, then got Wilson later. Just sayin’.

    • MilitStrat54 says:

      Could not agree with you more. Or 126 or 160 or 196, just saying’
      Coulda, shoulda, woulda had a better Barron at safety in David. At least give David a shot, better measurables across the board then Wilson.
      If David is transformed into a hybrid S/CB/LB, I project his new nickname will be Thor (the hammer).

  4. Jim R says:

    Tim Fugger is the pick today

  5. tomb says:

    if we needed a DE / FS y didnt we just get vinny curry or Trumaine Johnson? with the first pick? both would have been on the board @ our picks. so confused.

  6. JDW says:

    You know what – if Bill had a history of AWESOME draft picks, I’d respect these “sleepers”. But he has traded down for nearly a decade to obtain more picks every year and has done VERY LITTLE with MOST of them. For a “defensive guru” his defenses suck. Perenially! His second and third round picks were befitting Corky from Life Goes On. What JUNK picks. Total throw-aways. Why trade up for players NO ONE WANTS!?? What a freakin’ waste. They trade up and give picks away only to draft players no one is interested in. NO ONE! So optimistic after the first round only to see them throw the rest of the draft away. Bill’s drafts, in total, have sucked!

    • Lundahl says:

      I wonder who drafted Tom Brady. Go cry on the Jetsblog dude

    • LoLoL says:

      So you forgetting what happen just 2 days ago? What a losah!

    • AM says:

      He’s drafted more Pro Bowlers while with the Patriots than any other franchise in the same period. Exactly how much better do you want him to be?

      • BILL says:

        Good teams get the pro bowlers. Would he have that record without Brady? Would Mankins be a perrenial Pro Bowler without Tom Brady? Would Merriweather make Pro Bowl Bowl if patriots hadn’t won a lot of games. Cleqarly he went from Pro Bowl to being released pretty quick, and it wasn’t all his personality.

        • Andy F says:

          “Would Mankins be a perrenial Pro Bowler without Tom Brady?”

          Yes.

        • MilitStrat54 says:

          For Andy…It’s a jump to claim Mankins would be a Pro Bowler without Brady, or without BB for that matter. Follow this line of thought…BB coaches up Brady so he develops pocket skills thus avoiding the defensive rushing onslaught. If Brady is like the majority of the other QBs he trips over Mankins legs as Mankins back peddles in pass protection just a few more times than he already does, or moves in the pocket in such a way as to give a defensive lineman an angle a few more times, or if he holds onto the ball just a halfsecond longer. Pass protection is a scheme, which means it is a system/relationship between activities. Each activity affects the others. Even Brady wouldn’t be considered great if the pass protection schemes, good hands of receivers, his own quick releases, wasn’t taught to read defenses etc. didn’t come into play. Wonder how many other linemen who are just a hair short of being Pro Bowlers would be Pro Bowlers if moved over to the Pats. Bottom line is he is worthy of Pro Bowl consideration even if not selected. Consider…did Montana and Young make Rice, or did Rice make Young and Montana? (I know, anyone can make rice…haha) if you pick either one you’d be wrong. They were great because the outcomes were great and they all deserve credit because they were part of the system. Nuf sed

        • MilitStrat54 says:

          And only God can make Montana.



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