2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: 3rd Round
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71.) Chicago Bears – WR Tyler Lockett, Kansas St
The Bears need to diversify their receiver corps and a quick, sharp route-runner like Lockett is exactly what they need. Lockett can also be a weapon in the kick/punt return game which fills another need for the Bears.
72.) St. Louis Rams – C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
The Rams continue to shore up their offensive line with my top rated center. The Rams are quietly building a juggernaut, they just need a good QB.
73.) Atlanta Falcons – RB Jay Ajayi, Boise St
The Falcons have already cut Stephen Jackson and need some insurance in case last year’s 4th round pick RB Davonta Freeman isn’t ready for the lead role. Ajayi has better size, similar speed, and could take the starting gig as a rookie.
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74.) New York Giants – RB Duke Johnson Miami
The combination of bruiser Andre Williams and the explosive Duke Johnson could give the Giants a feared running game this year if they can improve their O-line play.
75.) New Orleans Saints – CB Senquez Golson, Mississippi
The Saints double up on corners with one of my top slot guys in the draft. Golson should go a round higher than this, but his lack of size may drop him into the 3rd round. Steal here for the Saints.
76.) Minnesota Vikings – OG Josue Matias, Florida St
Ran slow at the combine and looked sluggish in drills which may have dropped his stock a round, but Matias’ game tape is very solid and the Vikes could be getting a steal here. It would be hard for Matias to be worse than Viking’s starting guard Charlie Johnson was last season.