ROUND 3

1) Carolina Panthers: Greg Little, WR, UNC

I would normally not be a fan of surrounding your 1st overall pick who has questionable character with another guy with questionable character, but Greg Little's value here at the top of the third round is pretty good. He would also help to push the rest of the team's underproducing receivers to their fullest.

2) Cincinnati Bengals: Quan Sturdivant, MLB, UNC

The Bengals need to find someone that can replace Dhani Jones, and Quan Sturdivant seems like he'd be willing to learn to tie a bow tie.

3) Denver Broncos: Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa

This is the third defensive lineman for the Broncos, but they arguably could use five different guys to switch through the DL.

4) Buffalo Bills: Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida


The Bills would be a much better team if they were able to find a day one starter at linebacker, and two potentially great weapons at QB and OT.

5) Arizona Cardinals: Chris Carter, DE/LB

Carter is just one of the many 3-4 rush linebackers that the Cardinals should consider in the mid rounds of the draft.

6) Cleveland Browns: Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee

The Browns need one or two receiver from this draft, but they could also afford to take a potential stud tight end like Stocker.

7) Dallas Cowboys: James Brewer, OT, Indiana

The Cowboys didn't get Tyron Smith in the 1st round, but getting Brewer here is a good value overall.

8) New Orleans (from Wash): Mason Foster, OLB, Washington

The Saints are a team that doesn't put much value at the LB position, and unfortunately always have a need there.

9) Houston Texans: Davon House, CB, New Mexico State

The team need a corner badly, and few doubt that. But few think that the Texans could wait this long for one like I do.

10) New England (From Minn): Casey Matthews, MLB, Oregon

Yet another weapon for the Pats. Matthews isn't the most athletic guy on the field, but he always seems to be in on the play.

11) Detroit Lions: Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma

Carter could go easily in the 2nd round, so to get him in the third for a team that needs a safety would be a great value.

12) San Francisco 49ers: Dontay Moch, DE/LB, Nevada

I do feel a little bad about not giving the 49ers a QB in the first three rounds, but if Locker and Mallett go in the first round, then they might get screwed by the natural flow. Luckily there are a number of guys (Devlin, McElroy) that are great fits for the offense.

13) Tennessee Titans: Kendrick Ellis, DT/NT, Hampton

Remember when I gave the Titans Robert Quinn over Nick Fairley because they really actually need a bigger sized DT with force? Well Ellis is 350-pound monster that plays like a 330 pounder. He is a TFL machine and could be Albert Haynesworth 2.0 for the team.

14) St. Louis Rams: Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State

The Rams cannot actually think that Steven Jackson can run as much as he does and stay healthy. Getting a young,  runner to plug into the mix would mean so much for the offense.

15) Miami Dolphins: DJ Williams, TE, Arkansas

I didn't mean to have the Dolphins draft Mallett his college tight end, but he would be a great target on the team, especially if he can learn how to block.

16) Jacksonville Jaguars: DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson

The Jags really need to focus on their defensive backfield in this draft, and luckily there will be talent throughout rounds 3-5.

17) Oakland: Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio State


The Raiders needed to have found a way to re-sign Nnamdi Asomugha instead of giving Stanford Routt 6-million too much a year. If Asomugha is gone then the team needs two new safeties and a new corner.

18) San Diego Chargers: Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU

The team has needed to find a consistent option at RT for a few years now and Barksdale could easily fill the hole on offense.

19) New York Giants: Jurrell Casey, DT, USC

The Giants like to take BPA guys and Casey is arguably that guy. He also fills a need.

20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kelvin Sheppard, MLB, LSU

Rudd is a free agent and the team might be looking to find a replacement for him.

21) Philadelphia Eagles: Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State

The Eagles need to find some LB support, but they don't hold a great value on them.

22) Kansas City Chiefs: Lee Zeimba, OT/G, Auburn

Zeimba is reportedly very high on a number of draft boards at OT, but even if he becomes a guard he would be just an ok value here.

23) Indianapolis Colts: Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson

Another year, and another DT for the Colts. The team really needs to learn how to draft/develop their DT's and RB's.

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24) New Orleans Saints: Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State

The Saints might like to find out if Reggie Bush is really worth his salary. Hunter isn't exactly the same prospect, but he does show some similarities.

25) San Diego Chargers (From Sea): Kendric Burney, CB/S, UNC

The Chargers need to find a nickel to compete for the team, but they could also use some depth at safety. Burney is a slow corner with some ball hawking skills, but he'd find his place on the team.

26) Baltimore Ravens: Colin McCarthy, MLB, Miami

There are some teams that are scared about McCarthy's injuries, but the Ravens have some time to allow him to learn and recover.

27) Atlanta Falcons: Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin

The Falcons may prefer to have an offensive lineman with one of their three picks, but tight end is a decent need going forward, and Kendricks' blocking ability would be a plus.

28) New England Patriots: DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma

The Pats don't have a huge need at RB, but with six of the first 100 picks they might just use one of their picks on another weapon to plug into their offense. I am a pretty big fan of Murray's athleticism, and adding an extra weapon is something that the team loves doing.

29) Chicago Bears: Edmund Gates, WR

The Bears won't be looking for big bodied receiver in this draft, and while Jerel Jernigan is a better receiver, he wouldn't add much to the mix that Hester/Knox don't already have a chance to do.

30) New York Jets: Jerel Jernigan, WR, Troy

The Jets could go a number of places with this pick, but Jernigan is a fun guy to watch that would add a fun dimension ot the offense.

31) Pittsburgh Steelers: Shane Vereen, RB, California

The Steelers don't need a new runner, but I think Vereen would be great. Vereen is bowling ball runner that runs hard and through the tacklers.

32) Green Bay Packers: Marcus Gilchrist, CB/S, Clemson

The Packers have few immediate needs, but getting an extra guy in the backfield would be a pretty good idea.

33) Carolina Panthers (comp): Drake Nevis, DT, LSU

The team still has a lot of needs, but getting a talented DT here might be a lock for the 3rd round.


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