63. Kansas City Chiefs: Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia
The Kansas City Chiefs should be in the market for a playmaker at free safety to start next to Eric Berry in the back end of their secondary. They could get that from Georgia’s Bacarri Rambo, an athletic and physical safety who can be an upgrade in coverage and has good ball skills.
64. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cornelius “Tank” Carradine, DE, Florida State
Cornelius Carradine looked like a first-round pick before tearing his ACL in November, but if he falls due to his injury, he could be a steal early in Round 3. A very talented pass-rusher, Carradine could be a good fit to play the LEO position in Gus Bradley’s defense, a defense that needs pass-rush help.
65. Detroit Lions: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
Given that the Lions already released Kyle Vanden Bosch, are likely to lose Cliff Avril as an unrestricted free agent and Lawrence Jackson is also a free agent, the Lions should be looking to draft multiple defensive ends early on draft weekend.
Michigan State’s William Gholston is among the best players available on the board, and is a bigger, stronger pass-rusher who could form a very strong tandem going forward with Alex Okafor.
66. Oakland Raiders: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
The Oakland Raiders absolutely need to upgrade at cornerback this offseason. Jamar Taylor, an instinctive, physical cornerback from Boise State, would fit the bill as a quality early third-round selection.
67. Philadelphia Eagles: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
Khaseem Greene would be a steal if still available as a third-round pick, and could fill the Philadelphia Eagles’ need for a weakside linebacker. Greene could slide as an undersized linebacker who is not a pass-rusher, but he is a sideline-to-sideline playmaker who could be a much-needed upgrade in the Eagles’ linebacker corps.
68. Cleveland Browns: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
David Amerson’s stock dipped sharply over the course of a very up-and-down junior season, but he has first-round ball skills and playmaking ability. If he becomes more consistent both in coverage and as a tackler, he has the measurables and skill set to be a very good No. 2 cornerback opposite Joe Haden in Cleveland.
69. Arizona Cardinals: Travis Frederick, G/C, Wisconsin
Having already drafted an offensive tackle, the Cardinals also need to upgrade their interior line. Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick is a big, powerful interior lineman who would be a solid choice in Round 3 with the potential to start at either right guard or center, both positions where the Cardinals should be in the market for upgrades.
70. Tennessee Titans: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
The Tennessee Titans really need to upgrade at safety, and should take advantage of a deep talent pool at the position in the 2013 draft class. Fresno State’s Phillip Thomas is a big, athletic safety with great ball skills, and could be a fit as a starter at either free or strong safety.
71. Buffalo Bills: Michael Buchanan, OLB/DE, Illinois
With many recent cuts on defense, the Bills’ focus in Round 3 should remain on that side of the ball. With their switch to a hybrid defense under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, they need to add another player who can pass-rush as an outside linebacker.
Illinois’ Michael Buchanan had a disappointing senior season, but he is a good athlete off the edge with good length and is solid as both a pass-rusher and run defender. He would be a good fit for the Bills’ new scheme.
72. New York Jets: D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina
Both of the New York Jets’ starting safeties are unrestricted free agents who were brought in last season as short-term options. The Jets need to find a young playmaker at the position, and could get that in athletic, hard-hitting South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger.
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
Josh Freeman’s play has been disappointing for two years running, and the Buccaneers have no plans of extending his contract (which ends after the 2013 season) this offseason, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Buccaneers should draft a young developmental quarterback to provide competition and be a potential successor.
Tennessee’s Tyler Bray would be a great choice for that option. With mechanical, decision-making and accuracy concerns, Bray is certainly not NFL-ready, but has very promising physical tools which make him a potentially very good quarterback if developed properly.
74. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri Southern State
The San Francisco 49ers could make their great defensive front seven even better by adding a true anchor nose tackle for the middle of their defensive front. Brandon Williams is an intriguing small-school prospect with big potential. He is a massive and powerful nose with good quickness for his size.
75. New Orleans Saints: Robert Alford, CB, Southeast Louisiana
The New Orleans Saints need to upgrade at cornerback, and could do very well by adding talented local small-school prospect Robert Alford. On the rise after a strong Senior Bowl performance, Alford is a physical, instinctive cornerback who has the potential to be a very solid starter in the NFL.
76. San Diego Chargers: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The San Diego Chargers should be looking for upgrades at cornerback, especially with Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason both unrestricted free agent. Washington’s Desmond Trufant is another cornerback on the rise, a playmaking cover corner who could be a quality starter and would be good value in Round 3.
77. Miami Dolphins: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
Facing the possibility of losing former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long as an unrestricted free agent, the Miami Dolphins may be in need of a new starting offensive tackle next season. LSU’s Chris Faulk was a potential first-round pick before a season-ending knee injury in September, but is a potential starting offensive tackle on either side of the line if he returns to full health.
78. St. Louis Rams: Kyle Long, OL, Oregon
The St. Louis Rams need to add more than one offensive lineman in the 2013 NFL draft. Kyle Long, the brother of Rams defensive end Chris Long, would be a great choice. The younger Long is a high-upside offensive line prospect who could challenge to start or provide depth at both guard and tackle.