79. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the market for pass-rushing help at the outside linebacker position, and could get that from Florida State’s Brandon Jenkins, a skilled edge rusher who would likely have gone in the first two rounds if not for a Lisfranc injury that cost him nearly all of his senior season.
80. Dallas Cowboys: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
Tony Romo will be 33 next season and is and entering his contract year, which will give the Cowboys a tough decision to make next season on their future at the quarterback position. The Cowboys would be smart to bring in a developmental quarterback and potential successor now.
The best choice would be Florida State’s E.J. Manuel. Manuel is a project who needs to become a more accurate passer and better decision-maker, but he is an athletic passer with a big arm and the ability to make any throw on the field when he is composed.
81. New York Giants: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
The New York Giants need more than one addition at linebacker, and Khaseem Greene is an outstanding value choice in the latter half of Round 3. Greene is an athletic playmaker who excels at making plays all over the field and on the ball in space.
82. Miami Dolphins (from Chicago Bears): Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
The Miami Dolphins can add even more speed and playmaking ability to their downfield passing game with the addition of skilled speed target Markus Wheaton, a good value late in Round 3.
83. Minnesota Vikings: Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina
The Minnesota Vikings should be looking for an upgrade at middle linebacker over unrestricted free agent Jasper Brinkley, and North Carolina’s Kevin Reddick is one of the best available players at this point. Reddick is a very good run-stopper with great instincts, but he would also be an upgrade over Brinkley in pass coverage.
84. Cincinnati Bengals: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
With Michael Johnson an unrestricted free agent, the Cincinnati Bengals should be in the market for another defensive end. LSU’s Sam Montgomery is falling due to serious work ethic concerns and a disappointing junior season, but he has the talent to be a steal in Round 3.
85. Washington Redskins: T.J. McDonald, FS, USC
T.J. McDonald could be a much-needed potential upgrade for the Redskins at free safety. While McDonald has to improve in coverage, he is a terrific athlete who can make plays all over the field and is very good in run support.
86. Indianapolis Colts: Chris Jones, DT/DE, Bowling Green
The Indianapolis Colts need to add some bulk and disruptive ability to their defensive line. Chris Jones is an athletic defensive lineman sleeper who could be a good third-round choice to play as a 5-technique defensive end and bring interior pressure up front.
87. Seattle Seahawks: Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas (Jr.)
Guard is among the weaker spots of the Seattle Seahawks’ roster. With many offensive linemen already off the board, Arkansas’ Alvin Bailey would be a good value pick late in Round 3.
88. Green Bay Packers: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
The Green Bay Packers still lack a feature back, and can get great value on a productive, durable with in-state ties by selecting Montee Ball in the late third round.
89. Houston Texans: Justin Pugh, OT/OG, Syracuse
The Houston Texans need to reinforce the right side of their offensive line, and could get very good value on a potential starter at either right tackle or right guard in Justin Pugh.
90. Denver Broncos: Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
Stedman Bailey is a value selection in Round 3, who can give Peyton Manning another reliable and dynamic weapon to work with in the passing offense.
91. New England Patriots: Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State
Marquess Wilson’s stock went down sharply after he lost his spot in the starting lineup and eventually quit Washington State’s football team due to differences with coach Mike Leach. He came into the year, however, as a potential first-round pick, and is a very talented downfield receiver who could be developed into a big weapon for the Patriots’ offense.
92. Atlanta Falcons: Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
Mike Gillislee is great value late in Round 3 who can form a very good running back tandem with Jacquizz Rodgers, with the Falcons expected to release Michael Turner this offseason.
93. San Francisco 49ers: Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
One of head coach Jim Harbaugh’s former players at Stanford, Chase Thomas is a great fit to provide depth at outside linebacker on the 49ers’ defense, and would be good value at the end of Round 3.
94. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Long, OT/OG, Oregon
Left tackle Bryant McKinnie is an unrestricted free agent, and the Ravens also need depth on their offensive line. Long is an athletically-gifted offensive lineman who has potential as both a tackle and guard, and is great value at the end of Round 3.