Complete Three-Round NFL Mock Draft

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Louisville Cardinals defensive end Marcus Smith (91) sacks Connecticut Huskies quarterback Tim Boyle (14). David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

53.  Green Bay PackersMarcus Smith, OLB, Louisville (Kyle)

Marcus Smith came to Louisville with the intention of being a quarterback.  He quickly became a dominant pass rusher for the Cardinals.  He possesses the athleticism to stand up as an outside linebacker and could be the complement to Clay Matthews that the Packers have been looking for.

54. Philadelphia EaglesCody Latimer, WR, Indiana (Dan)

Latimer’s stock has skyrocketed since his pro day where he ran a 4.39 forty. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Latimer has all the tools to be a big-time receiver at the next level. With the release of Desean Jackson, the Eagles will be looking for a player that can develop into a go-to receiver.

55.  Cincinnati Bengals –  Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State (Kyle)

Lamarcus Joyner is a cornerback/safety highbred.  After the success of Tyrann Mathieu, the Bengals will try to let Joyner give them help in a similar way.

56. San Francisco 49ersTre Mason, RB, Auburn (Dan)

Gore has struggled to stay healthy and may only have a few good years left. Mason could provide depth in the Niners backfield as he develops into an eventual three-down back.

57. San Diego ChargersDavid Yankey, OG, Stanford (Kyle)

The Chargers seemed to find a spark on the offensive side of the ball last season.  Yankey will help upgrade the offensive line to ensure that Phillip Rivers continues to have time to find his receivers.

58. New Orleans SaintsScott Crichton, DE/OLB, Oregon State (Dan)

The Saints will look to add another pass rusher to their defense. Crichton is one of the more intriguing defensive prospects in this draft that can play either end or outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

59. Indianapolis ColtsPierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood (Kyle)

Indianapolis was able to sign Vontae Davis to a new contract, but they could still use more talent at the cornerback position.  Pierre Desir is a small school prospect who possesses lots of raw talent.

60. Carolina Panthers – Keith McGill, CB/S, Utah (Dan)

With the loss of both Captain Munnerlyn and Mike Mitchell, the Panthers will need to restock their secondary. McGill has the size (6-3, 211) and speed (4.51) to play either corner or safety in the NFL and would give Carolina some flexibility.

61. San Francisco 49ersJarvis Landry, WR, LSU (Kyle)

Jarvis Landry has seen a slight slide in his stock due to the overwhelming number of top receivers coming out in this draft. The 49ers still get a great receiving threat here in Landry.

62. New England PatriotsTrent Murphy, DE/OLB, Stanford (Dan)

Murphy is one of the better DE/OLB hybrid players in this draft and could help out a Patriots defense that is missing a dominant pass rusher.

63. Denver BroncosJaylen Watkins, CB, Florida (Kyle)

The Bronco’s picked up former Patriot cornerback Aqib Talib via free agency, but still need more at the position. Jaylen Watkins is versatile in the secondary and is the brother of potential top-10 pick Sammy Watkins.

64. Seattle SeahawksTroy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame (Dan)

Niklas is one of the better all-around tight ends in this draft. His affinity as a run blocker would fit in well in Seattle’s ground-and-pound offense.