Complete Three-Round NFL Mock Draft
By Dan Dahlke
Louisville Cardinals cornerback Charles Gaines (3) reacts with teammate safety Calvin Pryor (25) after intercepting a pass. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
21. Green Bay Packers – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville (Kyle)
The Packers are definitely in the market for an upgrade at the safety position. Calvin Pryor will bring his outstanding coverage skills and physical game to the Green Bay secondary.
22. Philadelphia Eagles – Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (Dan)
Ealy is an athletic edge rusher that could bring some juice to a stagnant Philadelphia defense.
23. Kansas City Chiefs – Marqise Lee, WR, USC (Kyle)
Andy Reid’s offense could use the addition of someone like Marqise Lee. Lee would finally provide Alex Smith a legitimate receiving option opposite of Dwayne Bowe.
24. Cincinnati Bengals – Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn (Dan)
Losing Michael Johnson this offseason, Cincinnati needs to add another pass rusher to their defense. Ford could be that guy for them as a speedy pass rushing defensive end.
25. San Diego Chargers – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU (Kyle)
Verrett is small, but his in-game impact has been huge at TCU. He will look to take his coverage and playmaking skills to the Chargers defense.
26. Cleveland Browns – Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA (Dan)
Su’a-Filo is the top interior offensive lineman in this draft class, and his versatility to play either guard or center would give Cleveland options on their line with the potential loss of center Alex Mack this offseason.
27. New Orleans Saints – Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (Kyle)
New Orleans made a huge move in signing former Bills safety Jarius Byrd. Kyle Fuller could be the other missing piece in fixing the Saints secondary.
28. Carolina Panthers – Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (Dan)
The Panthers cut Steve Smith this offseason, but Cooks brings that same electric playmaking ability to the wide receiver position.
29. New England Patriots – Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, Minnesota (Kyle)
A defensive front that consists of Chandler Jones, Vince Wilfork, and Hageman just seems too big and imposing to be true. Hageman is raw, but New England will jump on his natural ability if he is still available.
30. San Francisco 49ers – Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio St (Dan)
San Francisco has very few weaknesses to address, but cornerback is a position that needs an upgrade. Roby is a speedy cover corner with some playmaking ability that would be a nice addition to a staunch Niners defense.
31. Denver Broncos – Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (Kyle)
The Broncos have spent the offseason reloading for another Super Bowl run. Ryan Shazier provides the speed and sure tackling that Denver needs in the middle of their defense.
32. Seattle Seahawks – Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia (Dan)
The Super Bowl champs look equipped for another run in 2014, but Russell Wilson needs better pass protection. Moses is an underrated tackle prospect that could sneak into the end of the first round.