Complete Three-Round NFL Mock Draft

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Golden Flashes wide receiver Josh Boyle (19) is tackled by Northern Illinois Huskies linebacker Jamaal Payton (33) and Northern Illinois Huskies safety Jimmie Ward (15). Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

43. New York GiantsAustin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (Kyle)

Eli Manning needs a big target like Austin Seferian Jenkins to help get the Giants offense back on track. This Washington product’s upside is remarkable.

44. St Louis RamsJordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (Dan)

The Rams need a consistent possession receiver to pair with the explosive playmaking ability of Tavon Austin.

45.  Detroit Lions – Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois (Kyle)

Jimmie Ward is one of the best coverage safeties in the draft.  His small frame keeps him from being mentioned in the same conversations as Clinton-Dix and Pryor, but his NFL impact could be just as big.

46. Pittsburgh SteelersBrandon Thomas, OT, Clemson (Dan)

Thomas is one of the most underrated offensive line prospects in this draft. He’s athletic enough to play tackle and has the grittiness to play guard. Thomas instantly upgrades Pittsburgh’s offensive line.

47.  Dallas CowboysDominique Easley, DT, Florida (Kyle)

Manziel was too intriguing for Dallas to pass up in the first round, but they still need a big body in the middle of their defensive line.  Easley would likely have been a first round pick if it were not for injuries.

48. Baltimore RavensStephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame (Dan)

Tuitt’s draft stock has dropped some with many having injury and work ethic concerns, but the former Notre Dame defensive end is still one of the top 3-4 defensive lineman prospects in this draft.

49. New York Jets – Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida (Kyle)

The Jets failed to land significant help for their secondary in free agency.  This deep class of corners allows them to find a solid cornerback prospect like Roberson in the second round.

50. Miami DolphinsEd Reynolds, FS, Stanford (Dan)

After losing Chris Clemons in free agency, the Dolphins will be looking for a ball hawking safety to make plays in their secondary. Reynolds has a knack for the ball and making big plays when it counts.

51.  Chicago Bears – Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State (Kyle)

The bears stock piled safeties in free agency, but didn’t sign any proven game-changers.  Bucannon possesses the potential to be a game-changer for the Bears.

52. Arizona CardinalsZach Mettenberger, QB, LSU (Dan)

Injury concerns have dropped Mettenberger, but he could learn and develop behind Palmer for his first few years in the league. Landing in Arizona would be a great situation for the former LSU quarterback.