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Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft Round 3

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Texas. Jordan Hicks. 75. player. 15. After crossing O-line and edge rusher off their to-do list, Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton turn to Jordan Hicks to fill the projected vacancy next to Curtis Lofton.  Hicks was highly productive for the Longhorns despite several injuries that ultimately kept him on the board this long.  The Colorado native excels in coverage thanks to his explosiveness, but he enjoys attacking ball carriers as well.  His scheme, versatility and three-down ability should intrigue Rob Ryan.  If not, his attitude and passion for the game will for sure.. Linebacker

Alabama. TJ Yeldon. 76. player. 60. Moving on from Adrian Peterson is the only option for the Vikings.  A new face in the backfield is needed with Matt Asiata being a short-yardage specialist.  Yeldon was a solid contributor for the Crimson Tide and can stay on the field for every down.. Running Back

77. player. 53. The Browns double up on pass catchers in 2015 and select Funchess, a talented football player without a position.  His role should be defined as tight end that lines up in the slot or out wide and gets targeted on short and intermediate throws, given his lack of speed.. Tight End/ Wide Receiver. Michigan. Devin Funchess

The Dolphins center Samson Satele performed poorly last year and is a free agent.  Therefore, this offseason seems tailor-made for the Dolphins to snag an anchor in the middle of their offensive line for years to come.  Dismukes struggles when relying on functional strength against nose tackles but makes up for it with high effort and a good attitude.. Center. Auburn. Reese Dismukes. 78. player. 59

After releasing Ray McDonald, the 49ers have got a hole in the middle of their defensive line.  McCarthy was a highly-touted player coming out of high school but could not capitalize on his enormous potential in the Pac-12.  I still believe that he could thrive in the league as he flashed power and quickness at the scouting combine.. Defensive Tackle. UCLA. Ellis McCarthy. 79. player. 42

80. player. 124. The Chiefs need all the help they can get at the receiver position.  After grabbing a bigger wideout in round 2, Lockett falls to them.  Projected to be a slot-receiver, the former Cat gave several Big 12 defenders fits thanks to his short-area quickness and burst.  Only his narrow build and questions regarding his durability keep him out of the first two rounds.. Wide Receiver/ Returner. Kansas State. Tyler Lockett

16. For years, the Bills have been lacking a dynamic tight end.  Scott Chandler was serviceable in the passing game but a big no. 1 pass-catching threat is needed.  Heuerman was underutilized on the Buckeye’s offense, but he projects to be a good pro.. Tight End. Ohio State. Jeff Heuerman. 81. player

FSU. Nick O'Leary. 82. player. 10. After the departure of Owen Daniels, the Texans tried to fill the void with the rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz.  He and the other TE’s on the roster were a massive disappointment, failing to accumulate 35 receptions altogether.  Nick O’Leary is not super-athletic but the past years at Tallahassee proved his reliability as a security blanket and red zone target.. Tight End

player. 13. When watching certain Chargers games, I was under the impression that every other snap in the shotgun formation was fumbled.  The Chargers interior offensive line is screaming for help and Gallik will be a day-one starter in the league, his size should solve the Bolts’ troubles. . Center. Boston College. Andy Gallik. 83

Cornerback. Connecticut. Byron Jones. 84. player. 54. The Eagles add another corner in Jones, who flew under the radar until he burst onto the scene at the combine.  Whether he could provide an immediate upgrade remains to be seen, but his athletic potential combined with good coaching could mold him into something special.

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