The second half of the third round
Pick 82 – Ifeatu Melifonwu – CB – Syracuse – Washington
Melifonwu should be an upgrade at Nickel Back for the WFT.
Pick 83 – Israel Mukuamu – CB – South Carolina – Chicago
The Bears need a better Corner to play opposite Desmond Trufant.
Pick 84 – Rashod Bateman – WR – Minnesota – Philadelphia
The Eagles should have replaced Jeffrey and Jackson a couple of seasons ago. With Chase in the first round and Bateman here they will have the receivers they need.
Pick 85 – Hamsah Nasirildeen – S – Florida State – Tennessee
The Titans have decent safeties, but Nasirildeen can be more than decent.
Pick 86 – Quincy Roche – LB – Miami – NY Jets
The Jets have added in the area via free agency for the short to mid-term, but Roche provides the succession plan for the long term.
Pick 87 – Michael Carter – RB – North Carolina – Pittsburgh
The Steelers running game is nonexistent, Carter may be able to bring it back.
Pick 88 – Ar’Daius Washington – S – TCU – LA Rams
Washington should be a better option at free safety than JuJu Hughes.
Pick 89 – Shaun Wade – CB – Ohio State – Cleveland
Wade is as close to the finished product as you get coming out of college and will be a valuable addition to the Browns secondary.
Pick 90 – Sage Surratt – WR – Wake Forest – Minnesota
The Vikings hit pay dirt with Justin Jefferson in last year’s draft. Can they do it again by adding slot receiver Surratt to the wide out threat of Jefferson and Adam Thielen?
Pick 91 – Pete Werner – LB – Ohio State – Cleveland
Initially, Werner offers versatility at LB for the Browns, and will surely gain a starting role before too long.
Pick 92 – Shi Smith – WR – South Carolina – Green Bay
Smith is generally thought of as a slot receiver, but he can play anywhere for me. I love him, he is not the biggest, not the quickest, but makes catches that others cannot. A big call, but in some ways he reminds me of another S.Smith (Steve) that played WR for the Panthers a few years back.
Pick 93 – Trey McKitty – TE – Georgia – Buffalo
The Bills added Jacob Hollsiter from free agency to go alongside Dawson Knox, but a contending team needs better than that. McKitty offers a downfield threat and is good after the catch too.
Pick 94 – Marvin Wilson – DT – Florida State – Kansas City
Wilson fits the Chiefs defensive scheme and adds quality depth to their D line.
Pick 95 – Damar Hamilton – S – Pittsburgh – Tampa Bay
The Bucs have two bright young prospects at Safety, adding a third just makes the reigning champs stronger.
Pick 96 – Patrick Jones II – De – Pittsburgh – New England
The Pats have been so busy in free agency they are merely cherry-picking in the draft, Jones would be a good pickup at this spot.
Pick 97 – Dillon Radunz – OT – North Dakota State – LA Chargers
Watch video of Trey Lance and big number 75 is invariably in the area that allows Lance to produce. Can he do the same for Justin Herbert in the NFL?
Pick 98 – Payton Turner – DE – Houston – New Orleans
I know I am harking on a theme, but for the Saints to compete in the coming season, they need to improve their D.
Pick 99 – Alec Lindstrom – C – Boston College – Dallas
Another piece in the keep Dak Prescott safe jigsaw.
Pick 100 – Jamie Newman – QB – Georgia – Tennessee
Much as I admire Ryan Tannehill for maximizing his talent, the Titans will need to move on from him at some point. Newman may make that happen.
Pick 101 – Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami – Detroit
T.J Hockenson has this position covered for the Lions but adding a second receiving TE cannot be a bad option for Detroit.
Pick 102 – Elijah Molden – CB – Washington – San Francisco
Having lost two corners, bring two in, Stokes was the first, Molden is the second.
Pick 103 – Jared Goldwire – G – Louisville – LA Rams
Adding some depth at Guard to ensure Stafford gets the protection he needs must be a good thing for the Rams to do.
Pick 104 – Paddy Fisher – LB – Northwestern – Baltimore
Fisher is the sort of old-fashioned in-the-dirt player they love in Baltimore.
Pick 105 – Trevon Grimes – WR – Florida – New Orleans
Having pretty much put the focus on improving the D, let’s give the new QB, Hill or Winston, a replacement for Emmanuel Sanders.