2023 NFL Draft: Favorite Day 3 pick from each team

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Baltimore Ravens target the Pac-12 on Day 3

Day 3 Draft Class:
R4 (124): Tavius Murphy, LB, Ole Miss
R5 (157): Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford
R6 (199): Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, OT, Oregon
R7 (229): Andrew Voorhees, G, USC

Favorite Pick: Kyu Blu Kelly

The Ravens are always one of my favorite teams to follow in the draft as they always do such a good job of letting the board fall to them. They didn’t have as many picks as usual, but I thought they got some good value, headlined by Kyu Blu Kelly.

Kelly has everything you look for in a corner with solid size (6′ and 191 lbs), length, and athleticism. Outside of questions about his recovery speed, there’s a lot to like about Kelly. He was one of the better corners at the Senior Bowl and I think the Ravens got a future starter in the 5th round.

Cincinnati Bengals add weapons for Burrow

Day 3 Draft Class:
R4 (131): Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue
R5 (163): Chase Brown, RB, Illinois
R6 (206): Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton
R6 (217): Brad Robbins, P, Michigan
R7 (246): D.J. Ivey, CB, Miami

Favorite Pick: Andrei Iosivas

The Bengals had one of the most underrated drafts of the weekend I feel like. They got great value on Day 2 as I pointed out here, but I thought they crushed Day 3 as well. I liked Charlie Jones and Chase Brown, but betting on the upside of Andrei Iosivas in the 6th round was my favorite of the bunch.

He’s going to be a project, but all the pieces are there. He’s 6’3 and 205 lbs with 4.43 speed and jumps out of the gym. If he can put the pieces together, the Bengals could have something special on their hands which is what Day 3 is all about.

Cleveland Browns invest in the trenches

Day 3 Draft Class:
R4 (111): Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio St.
R5 (126): Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri
R5 (140): Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA
R5 (142): Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern
R6 (190): Lukę Wypler, C, Ohio St.

Favorite Pick: Dawand Jones

Despite not picking until the 3rd round, the Browns should be very happy with their weekend. Based on talent alone, Dawand Jones might be one of the biggest steals of the draft. Emphasis on “biggest” as Jones is 6’8 and 374 lbs.

Jones’ sheer size and length give him such an advantage over his defender and can help cover up some of his deficiencies. So why did he fall so far? Apparently the medicals were pretty rough as he’s dealt with a multitude of different injuries. If he can stay healthy, the Browns got a massive steal here as he was one of our best offensive lineman left on the board entering Day 2!


Pittsburgh Steelers add to a strong first two rounds

Day 3 Draft Class:
R4 (132): Nick Herbig, EDGE, Wisconsin
R7 (241): Cory Trice Jr., CB, Purdue
R7 (251): Spencer Anderson, G, Maryland

Favorite Pick: Cory Trice

The Steelers absolutely crushed the first two days of the draft and followed that up with a solid Day 3. Trice was someone that I was pretty high on and thought he could hear his name at the end of Round 3 or early Round 4. Instead the Steelers scooped him up in the 7th round.

Trice is long and lanky (6’3) but has incredible change of direction for someone his height. Between him and Joey Porter Jr., the Steelers are putting together a secondary that is reminiscent of the Legion of Boom.