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: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
Gus Bradley’s defense with the Seattle Seahawks thrived on having big cornerbacks. The Jaguars could take a shot on a player in that mold with North Carolina State’s David Amerson in Round 3, who dropped this year due to a poor junior season but has star potential.
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, a big, strong defensive lineman with good athleticism for his size, is among the best players available.
66. Oakland Raiders: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
It is unclear whether the Raiders will turn to Carson Palmer or Terrelle Pryor as their starting quarterback for 2013, but they should strongly consider adding another quarterback in this year’s draft as a potential long-term franchise option. Tennessee’s Tyler Bray has intriguing physical tools and big upside, and is well worth taking a chance on in Round 3.
67. Philadelphia Eagles: B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is an unrestricted free agent, and Nnamdi Asomugha could be released after a disappointing 2012 season. The Eagles need to upgrade at cornerback, and a great addition would be physical, athletic small-school standout B.W. Webb.
68. Cleveland Browns: Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma
Tony Jefferson is a skilled free safety and solid third-round choice who could improve the Browns’ secondary as an upgrade over Usama Young at free-safety.
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: Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
The Buffalo Bills can address their need for a wide receiver while also keeping a prolific collegiate passing tandem alive, drafting Cobi Hamilton one round after selecting Tyler Wilson.
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: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be looking to add multiple defensive backs in the early rounds, and could get a potential steal in instinctive, physical Leon McFadden, who projects well as a nickel back.
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: Nickell Robey, CB, USC
The Saints have a major need to upgrade at the cornerback position. USC’s Nickell Robey is a very small cornerback, but he is athletic, fluid and plays with physicality even against receivers much bigger than him, making him a solid choice in Round 3.
76. San Diego Chargers: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
The Chargers have one very talented running back in Ryan Mathews, but he has trouble staying healthy year in and year out. The Chargers should look for a speed back who can spell and rotate in with Mathews in a two-back system, and the best fit among available running backs is UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin.
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: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Terron Armstead may not be an immediate fix at offensive tackle for the Rams, but could be a high-reward investment. An athlete who possesses a rare combination of size, length, strength and athletic ability, Armstead is raw but could develop into a very good NFL left tackle as he makes the transition from dominating FCS competition to playing professionally.