O/A Rank Top-15 EDGE
3 Bradley Chubb
14 Marcus Davenport
24 Arden Key
26 Harold Landry
42 Sam Hubbard
45 Lorenzo Carter
65 Josh Sweat
66 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
77 Dorance Armstrong
106 Trevon Young
120 Jeff Holland
131 Marcell Frazier
155 Chad Thomas
161 Kylie Fitts
177 Marquis Haynes
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2018 NFL Live Draft Round 3
Selections 65-100

65 Oakland
Brandon Parker
    North Carolina A&T
    OL
    Reach/Value:     -53
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
305



Parker's height may be a liability, but he has uber-long arms and is built like a diesel. His technique is consistent, his movement is smooth, and his feet are like a ballerina's. He's athletic enough, and is well-coached (his Dad's a coach). Might be the steal of the draft.

Grade: A

66 NY Giants
Lorenzo Carter
    Georgia
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +21
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250



Dave Gettleman strikes again as value and need once again find each other for the LB-needy Giants and new DC James Bettcher. Some teams feel that Carter could move to the first level as an edge rusher to take advantage of his impressive blend of size, power, athleticism and outstanding initial quickness off the snap. He has experience at all the linebacker positions, but seems more suited for a strong-side role in the NFL ranks. New York is a good landing spot for Carter and should fit in nicely.

Grade: B+

67 Cleveland
Chad Thomas
    Miami (FL)
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -67
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
281



I wondered if the Browns would stay put at 64, or attempt to move back and grab more picks. I'm not a huge fan of Thomas. The guy looks the part, but is a limited athlete that underwhelmed for most of his career at Miami. I also wonder if football is his passion or just his paycheck. I know he is has a lot of talent as a musician, and that could explain my concerns about his commitment to the game. Thomas certainly is versatile, and will add depth, but there are guys I felt could have pushed for starting positions still on the board.

Grade C- ~Austin Smith

68 Houston
Justin Reid
    Stanford
    S
    Reach/Value:     +22
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
207



Houston's real draft occurred last year with Deshaun Watson; now come the reinforcements. Justin Reid is a tactician for the back end of the Texans' defense. H-Town finally has some legit playmakers at Safety; the Honey Badger and Reid will make a good combo. With our new additions in the secondary, combined with a healthy front 7, Romeo may get the defense back to the top of the ranks in the NFL. Justin Reid fills an immediate need, now lets go get some O-Line help!!

Grade: B

69 NY Giants
B.J. Hill
    NC State
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
311



The Giants added more depth to there D-Line with the selection of Hill at 69. Hill is a one-gapping, upfield defensive tackle with decent athleticism for a man that came to Raleigh as a DE & RB and left as a mammoth 315-pound DT. Hill was very productive against the run and will look to continue that same level of play in the NFL as a two-down defensive tackle. Big upside for a big man.

Grade: C+

70 San Francisco
Fred Warner
    BYU
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     -70
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
236



Over 4 seasons at BYU, Warner notched 262 total tackles, 32.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 7 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles. Warner has the sideline-to-sideline range to make plays all over the field. He is the quintessential "moneybacker", that hybrid LB/DB type that is the future in the NFL's passing game. He's not your ILB, but he's a fit here, and plays special teams. He should be solid, but I would have rather gotten some pass rush help, guess we think Jerry Attachou is enough.

Grade: B-

71 Denver
Royce Freeman
    Oregon
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
229



While Freeman is a very productive back, I never was impressed with what I saw from him on tape. I felt like he was a stiff athlete that had inflated numbers, thanks to an Oregon offense that lacked playmakers. I knew the Broncos wanted a running back at some point in the top 100, but they may have waited too long. Meanwhile, the offensive line remains untouched. They can change every skilled-position player on that offense, but if the line doesn't get better before the season starts, this team is no better than they were in 2017. ~ Austin Smith

Grade: C

72 NY Jets
Nathan Shepherd
    Fort Hays State
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
315



The Jets bolster their D-Line with the addition of Nathan Shepherd here. Shepherd dominated against D2 competition and ended his 3 year College career with 168 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 10 Sacks. With the loss of Richardson and Wilkerson, the Jets needed to add talent here. Personally I'd have taken Harrison Phillips with this pick but Shephard has certainly got the tools to succeed in the NFL. - Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst

Grade: B-

73 Miami
Jerome Baker
    Ohio State
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
229



Raekwon McMillan will be delighted to see Jerome Baker. It'll be a reunion of sorts. McMillan, injured last season, will essentially enjoy his "rookie" season right along with his former OSU teammate. Baker returned a Baker Mayfield INT 68 yards for a touchdown, and he'll have a chance to do it again in this division.

Grade: B+

74 Washington
Geron Christian
    Louisville
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -69
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
298



This grade is a tough call, because I'm not certain what Washington intends to do with OT Geron Christian. He's an uber-athletic OT prospect that is pretty raw and has some character baggage. If the Redskins intend to slide him into OG, I would give this pick a B. If he is simply depth at OT, they have Ty Nsekhe as a swing tackle and I think this team has big needs inside, so I would give the pick a C, as Trent Williams and Morgan Moses aren't getting younger, so an OT with potential makes sense.

Grade: B/C

75 Kansas City
Derrick Nnadi
    Florida State
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -29
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
317



The Chiefs continue to add beef up front on a defense which ranked 29th in the league in 2017, giving up 131.1 yards per game. Derrick Nnadi is a dominant run defender. He is robust and has a powerful low center of gravity. He fires off the snap and has great awareness to find RBs. Pass defense will be the question.

Grade: B

76 Pittsburgh
Mason Rudolph
    Oklahoma State
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +35
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
235



The Steelers sent GM and Head Coach to the Oklahoma State Pro Day and apparently came away impressed. In addition to the fleet WR in RD2, they pick up the QB that read and anticipated defenses and put the ball in his hands. The admiration was mutual, with Rudolph professing a desire to play for coach Tomlin. He has one of the better deep balls in college football and has shown consistent improvement over his 3 years of starting experience. With a 65% completion percentage and a TD-to-INT ratio near 4:1, he has the skills to succeed on Sundays. Ben has expressed a desire to play a few more years, so Rudolph's early career will involve a lot of clipboards, but he's more than worth a chance here in the third.

Grade: A-

77 Cincinnati
Sam Hubbard
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +35
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
270



When you bust out the tape measure and stop watch, Sam Hubbard is somewhat more impressive than what you see on film. His production was decent: seven sacks, 43 tackles, and 13.5 TFL...however, his play on the field was inconsistent. At 6'5" and roughly 270 pounds, Hubbard fits the mold of recent tall, rangy defensive ends the Bengals have utilized. High upside player, but decent bust potential as well.

Grade: C+

78 Cincinnati
Malik Jefferson
    Texas
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -19
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
236



After selecting Sam Hubbard at pick 77, the Bengals double up on high upside, athletic, but risky front seven players with the selection of Malik Jefferson here. Over the last three years Jefferson has ammassed 12 sacks, 6 passes defended, and 230 tackles. His production does not match his ability, and there are concerns about his love of football.

Grade: C-

79 Seattle
Rasheem Green
    USC
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
275



With Seattle trading Michael Bennett and possibly losing Cliff Avril to a career-ending injury, the Seahawks needed pass rushing depth. Rasheem Green was a solid contributor for USC, working from the interior and the outside. With 16.5 career sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss, Green brings the versatility that Carroll has coveted on the DL see: Bennett or Frank Clark. Schneider was also able to land another late round selection (RD7) by moving back with Pittsburgh, giving this pick even more value. Grade: A

~@JefferyMChapman, Seahawks Analyst

80 Houston
Martinas Rankin
    Mississippi State
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -20
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
308



The Texans are definitely filling needs; Rankin is a versatile lineman capable of playing every position along the O-Line. O'Brien loves versatility, and Martinas has the ability to compete for a starting spot as a rookie at multiple positions. Having this young man practice against Clowney, Mercilus, and Watt should expedite his professional development, no matter where he ends up playing along the line. Building a wall around Mr. Watson is critical, and Rankin will play a pivotal role.

Grade: A




81 Dallas
Michael Gallup
    Colorado St
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195



Dez Bryant is no longer a Cowboy . . . and FA acquisitions Allen Hurns (2 years) and Deonte Thompson (1 year) were signed to "Prove-It" contracts. Gallup is a natural athlete with good size who finds ways to get open through burst and athletic ability. He joins a crowded Dallas WR room where the strategy will be to provide Dak Prescott multiple options on RPO plays. Have to add a footnote though: Ronnie Harrison is still on the board and would be a lot cheaper than Earl Thomas!

Grade: B-

82 Detroit
Tracy Walker
    LA-Lafayette
    S
    Reach/Value:     -66
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
206



Walker was a star in the Shrine Game who will be able to play either Safety spot, or be the CB/S that Matt Patricia favors. He has 33.5" arms, so the Lions will match him up with the opponent's bigger WRs. Walker is likely Glover Quin's replacement down the road. Good get here.

Grade: A-

83 Baltimore
Orlando Brown
    Oklahoma
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +25
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
345



In a made-for-ESPN moment, the Ravens halted the draft-day slide of Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown, welcoming him to the family that included his father, the late Orlando "Zeus" Brown. The younger Brown was a first-team All-American projected as a first-rounder through bowl season. Then he ran slow, jumped low, and lifted few at the Combine, which cost him a pile of money. Still, he's a giant at 6'8, 345 and knows how to play the game. A nice story and a good value pick late 3rd.

Grade: B+

84 LA Chargers
Justin Jones
    NC State
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -51
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
309



The Chargers' porous interior rush defense in 2017 required an upgrade after being gashed for long runs more than any other team in the league, and it got one in Justin Jones of NC State. He's no stat-sheet stuffer and doesn't figure to contribute much in the pass rush, but Jones is a powerful, disruptive force in the middle who starred at the Senior Bowl against top competition. The run defense figures to improve. He continues the Bolts' unusually methodical march through the defense, with picks proceeding from safety to linebacker to D-Line.

Grade: B+

85 Carolina
Rashaan Gaulden
    Tennessee
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -38
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
197



Rashaan Gaulden was the best defensive player for Tennessee in 2017. He has a Josh Norman-like competitive streak.that the Panthers sorely need. He is a tad slow, but could work in our zone defensive scheme. It will be interesting to see where he fits in. Draftscout.com ranks him as the #2 FS in the draft. Great value here. ~@PanthersDrafter,Panthers Analyst

Grade: B+

86 Baltimore
Mark Andrews
    Oklahoma
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
253



The Ravens add another TE to their earlier pick in RD1 of Hayden Hurst. This time it's Oklahoma's Mark Andrews, whcih gives the Ravens a pass catching TE that likely will not be much help as an in-line blocker. Solid, good-size and somehow manages to rack up the YAC. Will likely be a top Red Zone target and not shy about extending out for passes.

Grade: C+

87 Oakland
Arden Key
    LSU
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +63
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
238



At one point Key was on the path to being a RD 1 pick, but he briefly left LSU to deal with some personal issues before returning but struggled with his weight and on tape dropping his draft stock. Key appears to be back in shape, has been upfront about why he left the team and seems ready to focus on football. Key has tremendous upside, but also carries plenty of question marks, the Raiders haven't been shy about taking chances in this draft and Key's upside is worth the gamble late in RD 3.

Grade: B

88 Green Bay
Oren Burks
    Vanderbilt
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     -54
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
233



The Packers have struggled to cover athletic tight ends and running backs coming out of the backfield. Oren Burks is going to offer premium athletic ability as a middle linebacker with a 4.59 forty-yard dash, 39.5" vertical, and 6.82 three-cone time. Burks should be an excellent complement to Blake Martinez, who has excelled as a tackling machine but has some deficiencies in coverage. Maybe a little bit of a reach, but he fills the hybrid linebacker role.

Grade: B

89 LA Rams
Joseph Noteboom
    TCU
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -38
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
309



Los Angeles adds an Offensive Tackle from TCU that never missed any action due to injury in his four-year stint for the HornFrogs. He'll need to improve on his overall intensity as he hasn't showed much "nastiness" when battling opponents, which doesn't bode well for a Tackle. Noteboom played nearly 400 snaps for TCU and allowed a mere 3 sacks. Ran a 4.96/40 at the Scouting Combine. Might take some time to work into a starting role.

Grade: C

90 Atlanta
Deadrin Senat
    South Florida
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -59
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
314



With Harrison Phillips still on the board, Atlanta chose to bypass him for a squat, powerful, active NT. Senat does not fit the physical profile that Quinn has typically looked for along his defensive line, but he did have a very good bowl season. While he bears some similarity to Grady Jarrett in terms of his physical build, he lacks the same explosion. Why they passed on a run stuffing monster in Phillips for Senat is something that will have to be borne out by time. They filled a need, but they left a much better player on the board.

Grade B-

91 New Orleans
Tre'Quan Smith
    UCF
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
209



The Saints get back on the Draft board with only their 2nd pick of the 2018 edition...and look at the grin on the face of Drew Brees. The Saints get a solid downfield blocking wideout that can also use his length to high-point the ball on a pass above his head. Has 4.4 speed and amassed over 2,700 yards receiving and 22 TD's in his career at UCF. Will need to hone his route-running craft and will be aided being able to work with a future HOF QB. Hard work and determination could lead him to a stellar career.

Grade: B-

92 Pittsburgh
Chukwuma Okorafor
    Western Michigan
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +38
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
320



The Steelers, having let swing tackle Hubbard go in Free Agency, pick up a raw prospect in Okorafor. He has the size and bulk to excel in the league but will keep OL coach Mike Munchak busy working on his technique. He could be a starter in a couple of years but won't help much in the interim.

Fans should rightly question whether the team is interested in adding players who can help the team win within Roethlisberger's window. Following Rudolph with a project at tackle may pay dividends down the road, however adding an edge rusher or inside linebacker could impact the team this year.

Grade: D

93 Jacksonville
Ronnie Harrison
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     +56
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
207



Ronnie Harrison is a well-rounded safety, more of a "jack of all trades, master of none" type of player. He's a good athlete at safety, he can tackle, he's fairly consistently sound in coverage. There are some holes to his game, but overall this is great value here at the end of RD3. Barry Church is on the other side of 30 and he's signed for three more years, but if his play falls off, Harrison should be able to step in without a significant drop in play.

Grade: B+

94 Tampa Bay
Alex Cappa
    Humboldt St
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -60
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
305



A former Humboldt State Lumberjack, Alex Cappa flew under the radar a bit throughout the draft process, but he stood out at the Senior Bowl and earned a Combine invite. A number of teams had an eye on this kid as a Day-3 target, but the Bucs weren't taking any chances and moved up to take him. He's not a Day 1 starter, but he has the skill set to be a starter at Left Tackle down the road.

Grade: B

95 San Francisco
Tarvarius Moore
    Southern Miss
    S
    Reach/Value:     -60
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
199



Tarvarius Moore may not be a household name, and I'm still waiting on that pass rusher, but the snapshot on Moore is impressive: 6'2, 190lbs with long arms and 4.32 speed. He's an explosive athlete that should have the versatility to line up all over the secondary if asked. I'd expect him to compete right away at nickel as he excels in man-to-man coverage and could see some snaps at safety as well. Long term his size and speed bodes well for a move outside, as Richard Sherman's heir apparent, but that is at leats a couple years off.

Grade: A-

96 Buffalo
Harrison Phillips
    Stanford
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     +39
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
307



My pet cat is announced by Pancho Billa and drafted by my Buffalo Bills...Wow. "Horrible Harry" Phillips ended up as the only FBS defensive lineman who had 100+ tackles...In a 3-4. Think of how he'd be with a sidekick on the interior named Star Lotulelei, learning under Kyle Williams! Phillips, a Team Captain, led the Cardinal in tackles for loss (17), sacks (7.5), and made at least one TD-saving tackle in 10 games. McDermott couldn't get past the fact that he's a champ wrestler and man of character: Phillips was awarded the AFCA Good Works Team Award, Alamo Bowl Sportsmanship Award, PAC-12 All-Academic First Team, and has Lorenzo-like community spirit.

Grade: A+

97 Arizona
Mason Cole
    Michigan
    OC
    Reach/Value:     -73
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
307



Mason Cole could be a great pick. Though the Cards appear to have a starting O-line set (Humphries, Iupati, Boehm, Pugh, and Smith), Cole's versatility could come into play since four of Arizona's projected starters ended last season on IR. Cole has strong athleticism, above average awareness, and exceptional durability. He projects as a do-all backup with starter upside.

Grade: B

98 Houston
Jordan Akins
    Central Florida
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -78
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
249



Heading into the draft if you told me the Texans would land a S, OT, and TE with their first three picks, I'd say the draft was a success. Jordan Akins is not known for his blocking skills, but the former Texas Ranger draft pick is a move TE capable of creating mismatches with slower LBs and smaller DBs. Akins uses his speed and good route running to gain seperation while snagging everything in his grasp. O'B liked what he saw at the Senior Bowl and thought Jordan is another toy in Mr. Watson's tool box. Look for the Texans offense to be wide open this coming season.

Grade: B

99 Denver
Isaac Yiadom
    Boston College
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +23
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
190



I remember not being blown away by Yiadom at the Senior Bowl, but the one thing I did like was his length. He has long arms, and seems to be much more comfortable in press coverage, which is a staple in Denver, but can play zone. Definitely going to need to improve in other areas, most notably his footwork, but the Broncos can be patient with him. They can put him in sub-packages in scenarios where he has a chance to succeed in press coverage, and I think he can grow into a possible starter down the road. Like the fit and value.

Grade B+ ~Austin Smith

100 Kansas City
Dorian O'Daniel
    Clemson
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     -51
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
223



The versatile Dorian O'Daniel should be an interesting fit in the Bob Sutton defensive scheme. O'Daniel is a blend of safety/LB. He has shown explosiveness, range and great instincts in pass coverage. In 2017, the Clemson Tiger had 104 tackles, 11.5 for a loss, five sacks and 2 INTs. He also played like a mad man on special teams for the 2016 collegiate champions. O'Daniel further impressed at the NFL Combine, posting a 6.64 in the 3-cone drill, which is tied for second best among all NFL Combine LBs since at least 2006.

Grade: A-

Traded Round 3 Picks:
San Francisco gets Chicago R3 pick (2017 Draft Day Trade)
Buffalo gets Philadelphia R3 Pick (Ronald Darby, Jordan Matthews trade)
Buffalo gets Cleveland R3 Pick (Tyrod Taylor trade collateral)
Carolina gets Buffalo R3 pick (Kelvin Benjamin trade)
Houston gets Seattle R3 Pick (Duane Brown trade)
Kansas City gets Washington R3 pick (Alex Smith trade)
NY Giants gets Tampa Bay R3 pick (Jason Pierre-Paul trade)

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