63. Kansas City Chiefs: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
The Kansas City Chiefs should be in the market for another 5-technique defensive end to improve their interior pass-rush after the free-agent departure of Glenn Dorsey. Michigan State’s William Gholston is a high-upside player with the size, athleticism and rush ability to be a terrific player if he can overcome inconsistency, and a good fit for the 3-4 defense.
64. Jacksonville Jaguars: Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
The Jacksonville Jaguars lack any particularly disruptive playmakers on their interior defensive line. LSU’s Bennie Logan is an athletic defensive tackle who could provide a much-needed interior pass-rush, and is a high-upside pick worth an early third-round choice.
65. Detroit Lions: Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
Considering the Detroit Lions lost their top three defensive ends from last season, double-dipping at the defensive end position would be a smart move in the early rounds. Auburn’s Corey Lemonier is an explosive pass-rusher, one of the best players available and could form a strong pass-rush tandem with Damontre Moore for the next four-plus seasons.
66. Oakland Raiders: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Getting one of the draft’s top quarterbacks in Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson with a third-round pick would be tremendous value for the Oakland Raiders. Without a solid franchise quarterback solution in place, they would be hard-pressed to pass him up.
67. Philadelphia Eagles: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed a number of defensive backs in free agency, but they still have a serious need for talent, especially at cornerback following the release of Nnamdi Asomugha. North Carolina State’s David Amerson is a boom-or-bust prospect coming off of a rough junior season, but he is good value in Round 3 as a physically-gifted cornerback with exceptional ball skills.
68. Cleveland Browns: Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia
The Cleveland Browns’ secondary rebuilding effort should continue with an upgrade at free safety. Georgia’s Bacarri Rambo is an athletic ballhawk and hard hitter who is good value as a third-round selection.
69. Arizona Cardinals: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
After addressing other needs with their first two picks, improving the offensive line would be an absolute must for the Arizona Cardinals in Round 3. In need of a left tackle, Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Terron Armstead is a very promising developmental prospect who could be groomed into the premier pass-protector the Cardinals need to lead their line.
70. Tennessee Titans: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore remarkably worked out at South Carolina’s pro day Wednesday, less than six months after suffering a devastating knee injury. Once viewed as a first-round pick and the best running back in the draft class, concerns about the injury have dropped his stock, but he could be a third-round steal if he can return to form upon recovery, and would be a great addition to the Titans offense.
71. Buffalo Bills: Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
The Buffalo Bills need to upgrade at linebacker, and Connecticut’s Sio Moore is a rising prospect who could be a good fit for their scheme. Moore can compete for a starting spot at strongside or weakside linebacker, while he can also kick out to the edge as a pass-rushing linebacker in their hybrid defense.
72. New York Jets: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
The New York Jets seem to be angling away from drafting a first-round quarterback, but without any franchise quarterback options on the roster, they should at least draft a developmental quarterback in the middle rounds of the draft. Tennessee’s Tyler Bray has the physical tools to be a great quarterback, but needs to become more much consistently accurate.
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a major need to address at the cornerback position, and it shouldn’t wait past the third round. William and Mary’s B.W. Webb is a small-school standout with the athleticism, physicality and instincts to develop into a very good starting cornerback at the next level.
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 guard with good quickness for his size.
75. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
The New Orleans Saints should continue to rebuild their defensive front seven by adding a pass-rushing outside linebacker at some point in the draft. The Saints attended Florida State’s pro day, and a potential target could be outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins, who is still recovering from a foot injury but has good potential as a conversion rusher.
76. San Diego Chargers: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
The San Diego Chargers really need to upgrade at offensive tackle, and a solid choice in Round 3 would be LSU’s Chris Faulk. Faulk is coming off of a knee injury which hurts his draft stock, but he is a well-rounded offensive tackle who is effective as both a pass-protector and power run blocker, and could be a potential upgrade on either side of the line.
77. Miami Dolphins: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
LSU’s Sam Montgomery has fallen down draft boards due to serious questions about his effort and work ethic, but he is a talented defensive end who would be a great third-round choice for the Dolphins. The Dolphins should be in the market for another pass-rushing defensive end, and Montgomery is a gifted pass-rusher with good size and athleticism, and is also a solid player against the run.
78. St. Louis Rams: Kyle Long, OL, Oregon
If the Rams have room for another Long on the roster, Chris’s younger brother Kyle would be a great choice in the third round. The younger Long is very athletic for an offensive lineman, and has the versatility to provide depth and provide competition at both offensive tackle and guard.