2018 NFL Mock Draft: 3rd Round Predictions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown in action during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown in action during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The 1st round of this year’s draft was very exciting and this 2018 NFL Mock Draft of the 3rd round shows there’s more fun to be had.

A lot of times it’s the team’s ability to make strong mid-round picks that puts them over the edge. This 2018 NFL Mock draft of the 3rd round gives a look at the type of talent that could still be available.

65. Baltimore Ravens (Buff/Cle)- Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State

The Ravens made some splash 1st round moves, but still haven’t landed a young wide receiver to the mix.

66. New York Giants- Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Hurst’s ability to penetrate the pocket is something every defensive coordinator covets.

67. Indianapolis Colts- Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

Miller is a well rounded receiver who can stretch the field and work the underneath routes.

68. Houston Texans- Mason Cole, OL, Michigan

Cole has played all over the offensive line which will help him crack the starting lineup for the Texans

69. New York Giants (TB)- Tyquan Lewis, Edge, Ohio State

Lewis is an underrated prospect who shown the ability to get after the quarterback.

70. San Francisco 49ers (Chi)- Josh Sweat, Edge, Florida State

Sweat is still developing as a player, but possesses the athleticism to be a strong pass rusher.

71. Denver Broncos- Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford

The Broncos add some depth to the secondary here with Meeks.

72. New York Jets- Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Oklahoma

Brown’s awful combine performance really cost him in this scenario.

73. Miami Dolphins- Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

The Dolphins are still searching for stability at the running back spot.

74. San Francisco 49ers- Justin Reid, S, Stanford

Reid has the skills and mental makeup to be an immediate contributor.

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75. Oakland Raiders- Duke Ejiofor, Edge, Wake Forest

Ejiofor is a strong edge rusher who could see early action in sub-packages.

76. Seattle Seahawks (GB)- Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest

Bates is a strong coverage safety who could see some time at cornerback.

77. Cincinnati Bengals- Rasheem Green, DL, USC

Green is a versatile defensive line prospect who can work off the edge and move inside.

78. Kansas City Chiefs (Wash)- Darius Phillips, CB, Western Michigan

Phillips is under the radar prospect with huge upside at the cornerback spot.

79. Pittsburgh Steelers- Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa

Wadley is an explosive runner who can also contributing in the passing game.

80. Houston Texans (Sea)- M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina

Stewart can work both in the slot and on the outside.

81. Dallas Cowboys- Chad Thomas, Edge, Miami

Thomas has plenty of raw talent, but needs to start performing on a more consistent basis.

82. Detroit Lions- Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama

Averett is a little undersized, but he would be a great fit working in the slot.

83. Baltimore Ravens- Martinas Rankin, OL, Mississippi State

Rankin would be a great option at either guard or center for the Ravens.

84. Los Angeles Chargers- Luke Falk, QB, Washington State

Falk would be able to learn behind Philip Rivers and be his eventual replacement.

85. Carolina Panthers (Buff)- Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M

Watts is an explosive athlete who loves to attack the football.

86. Kansas City Chiefs- Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Edge, Oklahoma

The Chiefs need more pass rushing options and Okoronkwo has a lot of potential in that area.

87. Los Angeles Rams- Genard Avery, LB, Memphis

Avery is a hard hitting linebacker who is always around the football.

88. Carolina Panthers- Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

Greg Olsen will be around for a few more years, but Ian Thomas could be his long-term replacement.

89. Tennessee Titans- Jeff Holland, Edge, Auburn

Holland is still a little raw as a player, but has the burst to be an effective edge rusher.

90. Atlanta Falcons- Brandon Parker, OT, NC A&T

Parker will need time to develop but you can never have enough offensive line depth.

91. New Orleans Saints- Perry Nickerson, CB, Tulane

Nickerson would add to the Saints secondary depth and give them a nice developmental piece.

92. Pittsburgh Steelers- Justin Jones, DL, NC State

Jones is a powerful player who does a great job supporting the run.

93. Jacksonville Jaguars- Mike White, QB, Western Michigan

Jacksonville needs to find a young signal caller to back up and potentially replace Blake Bortles.

94. Minnesota Vikings- Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

Cain has a ton of speed and can help open things up for the Vikings offense.

95. New England Patriots- R.J. McIntosh, DL, Miami

McIntosh has a great blend of size and quickness. He has the upside to be a real difference maker at the next level.

96. Buffalo Bills (Phi)- Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA

Lasley is a big-time playmaker who comes with some off-field questions.

97. Arizona Cardinals- D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State

Reed is an ideal slot cornerback who could be an early contributor.

98. Houston Texans- Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin

Fumagalli has a knack for finding open holes in the defense.

99. Denver Broncos- Dante Pettis, WR, Washington

Pettis would give the Broncos an explosive option in the wide receiving corps.

100. Cincinnati Bengals- Fred Warner, LB, BYU

Warner is a developmental linebacker prospect with plenty of raw talent.