The Fanalysts have been grinding draft tape, monitoring team needs, and mock drafting since December. This 7-part mock-draft is one continuous mock draft and the our final one of the season for us. We will be releasing one article per day in the week leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.
This is a summary of the 3rd Round of our mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft. Below are links all other rounds of our final mock for the 2019 NFL Draft:
|65||Arizona Cardinals||Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri|
|66||Pittsburgh Steelers||Amani Hooker, S, Iowa|
|67||San Francisco 49ers||Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia|
|68||New York Jets||Ross Pierschbacher, iOL, Alabama|
|69||Jacksonville Jaguars||Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M|
|70||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||David Long, CB, Michigan|
It’s hard for me to pick just one pick from this group that stands out because they all do. Emmanuel Hall should be a welcome addition to the offensive arsenal of Arizona. The Steelers get a nice upgrade at safety with Amani Hooker. The 49ers have questions at wide receiver and Riley Ridley should answer those questions. The Jets want to protect Sam Darnold and Ross Pierschbacher does just that. If you are worried about Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville then Trayveon Williams is a perfect compliment/insurance policy. The Bucs get a corner in David Long who I believe is a tremendous value in the 3rd round.
This was a very solid start to the 3rd round and shows just how much value can be had beyond rounds 1 and 2. This is the year for your team to have as many picks as possible because good to great players will be falling throughout the draft due to tremendous depth.
|71||Denver Broncos||Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State|
|72||Cincinnati Bengals||Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington|
|73||New England Patriots||Kahale Warring, TE, SDSU|
|74||Buffalo Bills||Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama|
|75||Green Bay Packers||Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota|
|76||Washington Redskins||Elgton Jenkins, iOL, Ole Miss|
A couple of tight ends off the board to teams with a need at the position. I like Dax Raymond a lot and feel as if he could be a great value for Denver. Kahale Warring certainly has the tools to be a solid starter in New England but he’ll have some Gronk sized shoes to fill.
Josh Jacobs is a very interesting pick to me. First of all, he’s not going in the 3rd round. This is how our guys feel about Josh Jacobs but he’s likely going higher than this. The landing spot, Buffalo, has a couple of elder statesmen in Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy along with the recently signed TJ Yeldon. With the ages of Gore and McCoy along with the brief terms of Yeldon’s contract (2 years), I see Jacobs as a very nice developmental pick for Buffalo.
|77||Carolina Panthers||Daniel Jones, QB, Duke|
|78||Miami Dolphins||Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech|
|79||Atlanta Falcons||Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple|
|80||Cleveland Browns||Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford|
|81||Minnesota Vikings||Renell Wren, iDL, Arizona State|
|82||Tennessee Titans||Will Grier, QB, West Virginia|
The two quarterbacks taken from picks 77-82 stand out to me. Daniel Jones to Carolina is notable because it stands as a reminder of where we’re at with QB Cam Newton. As the person who drafted Jones to Carolina, I’m worried about Cam big time. I don’t think Carolina has done a good enough job investing in the O-Line and they will need an insurance policy in case Cam goes down.
I have never been a fan of Marcus Mariota or Ryan Tannehill. I think it’s time for the Titans to think about moving on and Will Grier is a perfect replacement. He should see playing time this season considering how injury prone both Mariota and Tannehill are. Small shoutout to the Falcons taking Rock Ya-Sin. The corner out of Temple could slot in right away at one of the outer corner spots and start day 1.
|83||Pittsburgh Steelers||Ugochukwu Amandi, S, Oregon|
|84||Seattle Seahawks||D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia|
|85||Baltimore Ravens||LJ Collier, EDGE, TCU|
|86||Houston Texans||Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt|
|87||Chicago Bears||David Edwards, OT, Wisonsin|
|88||Detroit Lions||Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State|
I’ll start with the Steelers taking yet another safety. I have been adamant about the Steelers needing secondary depth so I am totally ok with that pick. If Seattle does indeed trade Frank Clark then they will need help along the defensive line and D’Andre Walker is that help.
The Bears have no picks until pick 87 and they go…Tackle. The Bears don’t have many holes but if they make their fans wait that long just to take a tackle then there will be some eye rolling. David Edwards is a very solid pick however and should compete for playing time immediately or at the very least be a nice depth option. LOVE Terry McLaurin to Detroit. There’s the replacement for Golden Tate.
|89||Indianapolis Colts||Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Diminion|
|90||Dallas Cowboys||Darnell Savage, S, Maryland|
|91||Los Angeles Chargers||Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma|
|92||Kansas City Chiefs||Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke|
I’m a fan of all 4 picks here towards the back end of round 3. Oshane Ximines should add nicely to the depth of the Colts defensive line. I believe Cowboys fans will do a literal back flip if they are able to land Safety Darnell Savage. That would be a lethal addition to that secondary here in round 3. The Chargers are in need of O-Line help and they address it with Bobby Evans out of Oklahoma. The Chiefs need as much defensive help as they can get so no gripes from me about taking a linebacker.
|93||New York Jets||Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn|
|94||Los Angeles Rams||Dru Samia, iOL, Oklahoma|
|95||New York Giants||Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky|
|96||Washington Redskins||Wyatt Ray, EDGE, Boston College|
I’ll start with the Jets addressing corner and they have to hope Dean out of Auburn develops into a starter because their corner depth is atrocious. Dru Samia added to the Rams’ offensive line is almost not even fair. My favorite pick in all of round 3 could quite possibly be Lonnie Johnson to the Giants at 95. That is tremendous value and he should compete for playing time right away.
That wraps up round 3 of our Final 2019 NFL Mock Draft. Be on the lookout for Round 2 dropping tomorrow and be sure to comment down below on what you think about Round 3!