28 April 2013

2013 NFL Draft: Best Picks of Day 3

Rutgers OLB Khaseem Greene
It may not have the glitz and glamour of the first couple of days, but on the third day of the NFL Draft is where the smart NFL clubs are seperated from the clowns. There is always good value to be found on Saturday and let's take a look at who made quality selections.

4th Round
103. Arizona Cardinals - Alex Okafor, DE/OLB, Texas
Arizona needs to upgrade their pass rush, and Okafor, who could have gone in the first round, should start right away.

104. Miami Dolphins - Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
The Dolphins needed to build depth in their linebacking unit, and I think Jenkins will be a good one.

111. Pittsburgh Steelers - Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
Don't overplay his size, Thomas is a smart player that can be developed into a capable starter.

112. Oakland Raiders - Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
It feels weird saying that a guy with not much of a deep ball arm is a good fit for the Raiders, but that is the case here. Good selection.

113. St. Louis Rams - Barrett Jones, C/G, Alabama
Wait, there was an Alabama lineman that didn't go in the first? Jones can play every position and was crucial for the Tide these past few years.

114. Dallas Cowboys - B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
Very good value and Dallas really needed depth at cornerback.

117. Chicago Bears - Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
While he is not a perfect fit for many defenses, I really like this kid and he helps fill out a weakened linebacking corps for the Bears. 

119. Washington Redskins - Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
Versatile safeties are always welcome in the NFL, and Thomas should have gone earlier.

125. Green Bay Packers - Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
I really like Franklin coming out, even more than Eddie Lacy, who the Packers also drafted. This is tremendous value and now the Packers may actually be a joke running the ball.

126. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
Yeah, his brother was great. But William should be able to jump right in and help out a weak end crop right away.

128. San Francisco 49ers - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Patton should have gone two rounds ago. He's already better than A.J. Jenkins.

131. San Francisco 49ers - Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
This is great value for Lattimore, who will be allowed to recover from his gruesome injury.

5th Round
137. Seattle Seahawks - Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
How did Williams fall this far? Seattle is building a rock solid tackle crew that should be really good against the run.

140. Arizona Cardinals - Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
This is a guy that just must end up starting right away, the Cardinals are a mess at back.

144. New Orleans Saints - Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
Now only if he was related to Steven Stills.

146. Denver Broncos - Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
Always love the Hilltoppers, and he should definitely help fill the void left by the Elvis Dumervil fiasco.

151. Dallas Cowboys - Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
With DeMarco Murray's injury issues, it is wise to draft a guy that can step in right away.

162. Washington Redskins - Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, Florida State
Jenkins was hurt by injury issues but he should step right in and help out the Redskins' pass rush.

164. Miami Dolphins - Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
Gillislee is a no-nonsense runner that probably should have went earlier, and he may start at back for the 'Phins.

166. Miami Dolphins - Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
Normally, I don't like kickers going in the fifth round but this is a very good selection as Sturgis should step in right away and give Dan Carpenter a lot to sweat over.

6th Round
174. Arizona Cardinals - Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
This is when you take risks on guys who fall not for talent issues, but for injury issues.

176. Houston Texans - David Quessenberry, C/G/T, San Jose State
Any time you can find a quality immediate contributor that can play every position this late, its an excellent choice.

182. Carolina Panthers - Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
The Panthers overpaid both of their backs and Barner should be a solid contributor thanks to his speed. Solid value as well.

191. Washington Redskins - Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
Yes Rambo failed a pair of drug tests in college, but to get a guy like him in the sixth round?

7th Round
213. Minnesota Vikings - Michael Mauti, LB, Penn State
Really happy to see Mauti drafted, he's a good leader and will contribute if healthy.

218. Philadelphia Eagles - Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
This was an All American that fell to the 7th because of speed concerns. He could start right away.

226. New England Patriots - Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois
No relation to James Buchanan, but he has the versatility that Bill Belichick craves.

228. Washington Redskins - Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
Just in case you were wondering, he will be the leading rusher for Washington in 2014.

234. Denver Broncos - Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH)
Dysert may actually be starting caliber one day. Good pick to be a developmental guy. 

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