Chicago Bears Land 3 First-Round Picks in New 3 Round Mock Draft (with Trades)

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Third Round | Picks 65 - 82

No. 65) CAR selects Mike Sanistril - CB, Michigan

The Panthers need to build both their roster and their culture, and a player like Sanistril, who will be the starting nickel cornerback almost immediately, would go a long way in addressing both.

No. 66) ARI selects Jonathan Brooks - RB, Texas

The Cardinals are back on the clock and by this point, can go with a somewhat luxury pick in Brooks, a big, powerful runner - when healthy - who should take a lot of pressure off of Kyler Murray and the passing game.

No. 67) WAS selects Ja'Lynn Polk - WR, Washington

Surrounding Daniels with protection and weapons is paramount for the Commanders, who take the third Husky receiver off the board in Polk, a polished receiver who catches anything thrown at him.

No. 68) NE selects Adissa Isaac - EDGE, Penn State

Edge rusher is not the biggest need for the Patriots, but a heady, instinctual player like Isaac seems like exactly the type of player Jerod Mayo should want on his defense.

No. 69) LAC selects Malachi Corley - WR, Western Kentucky

It is no secret that the Chargers need some help at receiver, and a YAC machine like Corley would make Justin Herbert's life a lot easier as he navigates a new offense.

No. 70) NYG selects Michael Penix Jr - QB, Washington

The Giants have one of the more confusing quarterback situations in the NFL, and while adding Penix Jr to the mix may muddy the waters further in 2024, he could have better odds than either Daniel Jones or Drew Lock to be the team's starter in 2025 and beyond.

No. 71) MIN (via TEN through ARI) Khyree Jackson - CB, Oregon

The Vikings received this pick from the Cardinals in the mock trade from the first round, and Minnesota uses their first selection since then on Jackson, an extremely tall and lanky cornerback who would provide the secondary an immediate boost on the boundary.

No. 72) NYJ selects Cooper Beebe - IOL, Kansas State

The Jets should be all about helping Aaron Rodgers and adding a versatile interior player like Beebe to protect the veteran quarterback may be the best course of action in the third round.

No. 73) DET (via MIN) selects Cole Bishop - S, Utah

The Lions still need some help on the backend of their defense, and Bishop would provide both coverage and run-stopping skills, as well as the ability to erase opposing tight ends.

No. 74) ATL selects Ruke Orhorhoro - DT, Clemson

The Falcons finally address their defensive line woes with Orhorhoro, a strong and quick interior rusher who should alleviate Atlanta's problems on the edge by pressuring up the middle.

No. 75) CHI selects Bralen Trice - EDGE, Washington

After adding three offensive players in round one, the Bears address a position of need with Trice, a productive rusher who may slide down draft boards after a slightly worrisome pre-draft process.

No. 76) DEN selects Maason Smith - DT, Louisiana State

The Broncos continue to build in the trenches with Smith, who should be able to anchor the defensive line moving forward.

No. 77) LV selects MarShawn Lloyd - RB, Southern California

The Raiders could use more ball carriers after letting Josh Jacobs walk, and Lloyd's physicality and violence as a runner make him an ideal fit for the team's identity.

No. 78) WAS (via SEA) selects Christian Haynes - IOL, Connecticut

With a rookie quarterback, the Commanders continue to provide protection upfront in Haynes, an experienced guard with prototypical size and good athleticism.

No. 79) ATL (via JAX) Kiran Amegadjie - OT, Yale

The Falcons finally pick up an offensive player in Amedgadjie, who may begin his career as a reserve but could become the team's starter at either guard or tackle in short order.

No. 80) CIN selects Blake Corum - RB, Michigan

The Bengals are taking a runningback-by-committee approach, and Corum would serve as another downhill rusher, a blocker in the backfield, and a reliable outlet in the passing game.

No. 81) SEA (via NO) selects Cam Hart - CB, Notre Dame

The Seahawks should be looking for another boundary cornerback, and Hart's length and speed make him a solid option against bigger receivers and tight ends.

No. 82) IND selects Cedric Gray - LB, North Carolina

The linebacker position remains a need for the Colts, and Gray fits the profile of a modern off-ball player who can stop the run, play in coverage, and even rush the passer.