The third round
Picks 65 through 81
Pick 65 – Kelvin Joseph – CB – Kentucky – Jacksonville
Having added an LB to the Jags D, they now get some help in the secondary.
Pick 66 – Paulson Adebo – CB – Stanford – NY Jets
The Jets need at cornerback is obvious, so their first defensive selection needs to be one.
Pick 67 – Creed Humphrey – Oklahoma – Houston
When you wear a massive stetson and your name is Creed, you have to be in Houston. The Texans need a Center and Humphrey will literally fill that gap.
Pick 68 – Kenny Gainwell – RB – Memphis – Atlanta
I know they have Mike Davis and I mocked them to take Travis Etienne in round 2, but Gainwell is too good to pass on.
Pick 69 – Dylan Moses – LB – Alabama – Cincinnati
The Bengals add another LB to go with Micah Parsons, effective pass rushing is going to be important in a division with talented QB’s on every team.
Pick 70 – Rodarius Williams – CB – Oklahoma State – Philadelphia
Another addition to the Eagles secondary against the receivers in their division.
Pick 71 – Dayo Odeyingbo – DL – Vanderbilt – Denver
Odeyingbo gives the Broncos versatility on their D line and helps improve it overall.
Pick 72 – Richie Grant – S – Central Florida – Detroit
The Lions secondary needs as much help as it can get.
Pick 73 – Jay Tufele – DT – USC – Carolina
The Panthers need a left tackle, Tufele should give them what they need at LT.
Pick 74 – Paris Ford – S – Pittsburgh – Washington
WFT has a good young secondary, but Ford should be an upgrade at Safety.
Pick 75 – Asante Samuel Jr – CB – Florida State – Dallas
You know you are getting old when you remember players’ fathers! Samuel Jr will look to emulate his father’s excellent NFL career. he provides further much-needed help for the Cowboys D.
Pick 76 – Trey Smith – OT – Tennessee – NY Giants
Keep adding protection for Jones and see if he can deliver in 2021. Trey Smith can do that.
Pick 77 – Joshua Bledsoe – S – Missouri – LA Chargers
Assuming Herbert and the Offence continue to deliver, the Chargers D just need to hold up their end of the bargain. Safety is a need in order to do so.
Pick 78 – Walker Little – OT – Stanford – Minnesota
Of all the teams in the league, the Vikings have the most obviously deficient O-lines. They have waited years to fix it, so just get it done.
Pick 79 – Ronnie Perkins – DE/LB – Oklahoma – Las Vegas
Pick 80 – Tedarrell Slaton – NT – Florida – Las Vegas
With back-to-back picks, the Raiders go a long way to foxing their D-line woes.
Pick 81 – Marlon Tupulotu – DT – USC – Miami
Another defensive line addition for the fins to make this a truly dominant defensive unit.