NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Round Three

Patrick SchusterCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2008

64. Miami Dolphins

Earl Bennett, WR Vanderbilt—Parcells likes smart players who will do their job and not embarrass him or the franchise.

Bennett is a player who has yet to reach his potential but could be a starter by the end of the season.

 

65. St. Louis Rams

Mike Pollak, C Arizona St—The Rams need to build up the depleted offensive line.

 

66. Kansas City Chiefs

Roy Schuening, OG Oregon State—Similar to the Rams, KC needs new bodies on the O-line.

 

67. New England Patriots

Bruce Davis, OLB UCLA—Time to stock pile some replacements for the aging LBs.

 

68. Atlanta Falcons

Steve Slaton, RB West Virginia—Warrick Dunn’s eventual replacement.

 

69. NY Jets

Ray Rice, RB Rutgers—Should work well with Thomas Jones to create a two headed monster in NY. Popular pick with the Jets faithful.

 

70. San Francisco 49’ers

Marcus Howard , OLB Georgia—Need to improve the talent base and with the cutting of Derek Smith, linebacker became a bigger need.

 

71. Buffalo Bills

Martin Rucker , TE Missouri—Smart, talented player who shared the spotlight with Coffman at Missouri, but should flourish in the NFL. Mike Rucker’s brother.

 

72. Buffalo Bills

Dre Moore, DT Maryland—Big guy to fill up the middle on the defense.

 

73. Minnesota Vikings

Joe Flacco, QB Delaware—Won’t push to start year one, but may be the long term answer at QB.

 

74. Carolina Panthers

Eddie Royal, WR Virginia Tech—Dual threat that has great speed, but had only an average senior season.

 

75. Chicago Bears

Heath Newberry, OT Newberry—Small-school prospect that could develop into something special.

 

76. Detroit Lions

Kendall Langford, DE Hampton—Another small-school talent that would be a nice fit for the Lions' defensive scheme.

 

77. Cincinnati Bengals

Shawn Crable, OLB Michigan—This team needs linebackers and a big time, Big Ten LB is a nice addition.

 

78. New Orleans Saints

Tavares Gooden, ILB Miami—Very under-rated prospect who will work well for Coach Payton.

 

79. Houston Texans

Brandon Flowers, CB Virginia Tech—A player who should be starting by 2009, but will be a great addition to nickel packages and certainly special teams.

 

80. Philadelphia Eagles

Johnny Dingle, DE West Virginia—Need Defensive Ends with Kearse and Howard leaving. Dingle has great skills and should adapt quickly to Jim Johnson’s scheme.

 

81. Arizona Cardinals

DeJuan Tribble, CB Boston College—Up and down senior season but should become a starter early in his career.

 

82. Minnesota Vikings

Jermichael Finley, TE Texas—Vikings need better weapons to be able to get a fair assessment of any QB and Finley gives them a legit TE target.

 

83. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Matt Forte’, RB Tulane—Nice pick for Tampa. Should replace Mike Alstott in a lot of sets.

 

84. Washington Redskins

Oniel Cousins, OT UTEP—Skins need some youth on the offensive line. Cousins can be groomed to replace Jansen down the road.

 

85. Tennessee Titans

Kevin Smith, RB Central Florida—He's a steal this late, but should become a dependable starter for the Titans. Could be a special player.

 

86. Seattle Seahawks

Frank Okam, DT Texas—Need a big guy up the middle. Just need to make sure he’s motivated.

 

87. Cleveland Browns

Chris Ellis, DE Virginia Tech—Keep adding to the defense. Ellis has a great motor and should play quite a bit his rookie season.

 

88. Pittsburgh Steelers

John Sullivan, C Notre Dame—As noted before, Steelers need to improve the offensive line. Sullivan had the advantage of top coaching and should start early.

 

89. Jacksonville Jaguars

Dwight Lowery, CB San Jose State—Always need depth at CB.

 

90. Chicago Bears

Phillip Wheeler, ILB Georgia Tech—With Briggs moving on, the Bears will need to add another LB to their core group.

 

91. Green Bay Packers

John Greco, OT Toledo—Can play guard and should see action often in his rookie season.

 

92. Dallas Cowboys

Marcus Griffin, FS Texas—Great addition at this point and should replace Keith Davis in a lot of sets and on special teams.

93. Indianapolis Colts

Geno Hayes, OLB Florida State—Colts always looking to upgrade defense and Hayes is the perfect fit for Dungy’s system.

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