Draft – 3rd round: the Vikings and Texans select a quarterback | Touchdown Actu (NFL Actu)


65 – Jacksonville Jaguars: Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

New reinforcement on the 2nd curtain of the Jags’. Excellent in coverage and with a reading and a sense of the game very high above average, the player has nevertheless suffered several injuries.

66 – Minnesota Vikings: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M

Seventh quarterback drafted! Kellen Mond comes to the Vikings. Not among the teams we expected to select a quarterback, Minnesota is putting pressure on Kirk Cousins, who will have to raise his level of play in the years to come.

67 – Houston Texans: David Mills, QB, Stanford

Deshaun Watson’s future is unknown, but the Texans may have partially answered the question. They recover with their first pick this year Davis Mills, the Stanford quarterback, who has come up strong in recent weeks. But with such a porous workforce, this choice is surprising.

68 – Atlanta Falcons: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Reinforcement for the Falcons line. With Matthews and McGary, the player will certainly be repositioned in guard. Mobile and aggressive, the player played little in university, only 15 matches in university.

69 – Cincinnati Bengals: Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas

with the madness around quarterbacks in previous picks, we almost forgot that Joseph Ossai fell much lower than we expected. Cincinnati recovers a real good player, intelligent, surely the best player available. A very productive edge with a big motor.

70 – Carolina Panthers: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU

Finally reinforcement on the Panthers line. Zach Wilson’s former bodyguard will now protect Sam Darnold. Very reliable in NCAA, the player will have to reassure his ability to play blind side among the pros.

71 – New York Giants: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF

The Giants recover a solt cornerback in the third round. Aaron Robinson comes to the Big Apple, with little experience as an outside cornerback, but his NFL position will be inside. Versatile, he is also able to defend in zone and man-to-man, as against the race.

72 – Detroit Lions: Alim McNeill, DL, NC State

New addition on the Michigan defensive line which decided to prioritize the trenches during this draft. Explosive, with a good first step, the player plays with a lot of intensity.

73 – Philadelphia Eagles: Milton Williams, DL, Louisiana Tech

With Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave already on the job, the Eagles are shielding the inside of the line with Milton Williams. Good against running, he has an intermediate build, between edge and defensive tackle. It remains to be seen his best position in the NFL.

74 – Washington Football Team: Benjamin St Juste, CB, Minnesota

The Quebec player goes to the capital. With the ideal dimensions, St Juste is a quick and clean cornerback. He has an extremely solid defense that he should be able to quickly fit into.

75 – Dallas Cowboys: Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA

Jerry Jones decided to arm his defense. After the linebackers for the defensive backs, the Cowboys address the defensive line. UCLA defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa joins Texas.

76 – New Orleans Saints: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

The selection was expected, the Saints strengthen their aerial coverage with the Stanford prospect. Fast and versatile, the player enjoyed good odds a year ago before opting out in 2020. The New Orleans staff will have to help him correct his disciplinary concerns.

77 – Los Angeles Chargers: Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee

A very spectacular player, Josh Palmer has had a rocky college career. Third option during the beginning of his career, a chaotic attack reduced his production. But his ratings and Senior Bowl made him go up.

78 – Minnesota Vikings: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina

Reinforcement on the 2nd curtain for the Vikings. Chazz Surratt is a player with an excellent football IQ. A former quarterback at the start of his studies, he repositioned himself as a linebacker with great success. With his athletic qualities, he will bring in particular on the cover and on the blitz.

79 – Las Vegas Raiders: Malcolm Koonce, Edge, Buffalo

The Raiders have defense needs, and Malcolm Koonce meets that need. Agile and athletic, he is expected as an outdoor linebacker at the highest level. With his long arms and his physique, he could permanently improve the Las Vegas pass-rush, but must improve his defense against the race.

80 – Las Vegas Raiders: Divine Deablo – S – Virginia Tech

Second safety of the evening for Jon Gruden and the Raiders. After the free safety with Moerhig, the franchise chose a strong. Tall and strong, Devine Deablo is powerful and good at tackling.

81 – Miami Dolphins: Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

Star of the Boston College attack, Hunter Long arrives in Florida. A good track runner, with good hands, he can still be improved on the boulder, but shows a lot of desire in the exercise. He will form a dangerous tight end duo with Mike Gesicki.

82 – Washington Football Team: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina

The franchise of the capital strengthens its squad of receivers. The addition of Dyami Brown offers a deep threat to Fitzpatrick. Very good in separation, it is able to pick up the leather even in case of rough throw. With Samuel signing and the addition of the North Carolina prospect, Terry McLaurin will feel less alone on the attacking front.

83 – Carolina Panthers: Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame

A still raw player, Tommy Tremble spent his university years in the shadow of Cole Kmet and then Michael Mayer. Used primarily as a blocker, he has significant potential, but has yet to develop his game as a receiver, being primarily a blocker at Notre Dame.

84 – Dallas Cowboys: Chauncey Gholston, DE Iowa

A powerful rusher with good technique, the player had a good senior bowl. Reinforcement for the pass rush of Dallas in lack of rotation on the position.

85 – Green Bay Packers (via Titans): Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson

There will be at least one Rodgers in Green Bay next year. Physical receiver with good hands, he will be able to bring his speed to the receiver’s body. With his size, he should evolve in the slot where no target is really needed in Green Bay.

86 – Minnesota Vikings: Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State

Another reinforcement on the line for Minnesota. After the selection of Darrisaw in the 1st round, it is now the inside of the line that is considered. Wyatt Davis expected at the start of the 2nd round crashed heavily for no apparent reason.

87 – Pittsburgh Steelers: Kendrick Green, OL, Illinois

In need of tackle and cross, the Steelers choose a guard. He can play in the middle of the line, but it is not his favorite position. A powerful and strong player for the race, he will be able to open up gaps for his running back Najee Harris.

88 – San Francisco 49ers (via Rams), Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State

Everything for the race in the bay. Trey Sermon joins the 49ers running contingent. Not necessarily expected so high, the choice may be surprising given the running backs still available. With a big acceleration and good changes of direction, the player shone in the playoffs.

89 – Houston Texans (via Panthers): Nico Collins, WR, Michigan

Jack Easterby continues to do anything with his choices. Nico Collins is an excellent player, very physical, who denotes with the small receivers of Houston. But dropping so many picks for it seems hard to justify.

90 – Minnesota Vikings: Patrick Jones, Edge, Pittsburgh

Reinforcement for Minny’s defensive front. Productive and with a big engine, it will fit perfectly into the franchise’s 4-3 scheme.

91 – Cleveland Browns: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn

A true speedster, Schwartz is very complementary with the other Browns receivers. Very dangerous in the slot, he will also be able to use his speed in the deep game.

92 – Tennessee Titans: Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

Surprising choice for men from Mike Vrabel. With the presence of Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown, the position did not seem to be a priority, especially with the deficiencies in other positions.

93 – Buffalo Bills: Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa

FCS player Spencer Brown is an athletic player whose ratings have exploded in recent weeks. Intelligent and physical, there is nevertheless a project for the future.

94 – Baltimore Ravens: Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia

Cleveland to Baltimore. Aggressive player, he is a real plus for the racing game, and his pro pass, even if it can be improved, is correct. However, it lacks agility and lateral speed.

95 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Hainsey, OT, Notre Dame

When your quarterback is 43, you have to protect him. Holder for 3 years at Notre Dame, he will certainly not start directly with the defending champions, but brings depth to the position.

96 – New England Patriots: Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma

Not the absolute pass rusher, Ronnie Perkins remains a useful player at all levels. The kind of player that fits perfectly into the Patriots mold.

97 – Los Angeles Chargers: Tre ‘McKitty, TE, Georgia

Strong and powerful, McKitty remains a potential to be developed. He has only received 5 assists this season, but he could become a player to develop, in block as in reception.

98 – Denver Broncos: Quinn Meinerz, C, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Third division player Quinn Meinerz was the star of the Senior Bowl. Physically impressive, he does not have much high level experience, but his potential is undeniable. Meinerz can operate on both indoor line positions.

99 – Dallas Cowboys: Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State

Unknown to the general public, Wright was not expected at all in the third round. The Cowboys want to armor the corner post they already considered earlier.

100 – Tennessee Titans: Elijah Molden, CB, Washington

Slightly undersized by NFL standards, but could play high level slot. Instinctive, he still lacks speed for a player of his size.

101 – Detroit Lions: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

After having largely considered the lines, the Lions finally turn to their air defense with the selection of the physique Ifeatu Melifonwu. He’ll need to improve his reading and coverage to truly perform in a division that (still?) Counts Aaron Rodgers.

102 – San Francisco 49ers: Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan

Athletic and physical, Ambry Thomas has not played this season due to the pandemic. The Niners got him back on the record of his previous seasons.

103 – Los Angeles Rams: Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina

Still no Jabril Cox, but a tackle machine from South Carolina. Not necessarily athletic, he is a player of duty, in the mold of the traditional indoor linebacker. It reinforces a depopulated position for Californians.

104 – Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU

Former running back at UCLA, Brandon Stephens became a cornerback when arriving at SMU. Tall, long and athletic, he is a player with potential.

105 – Denver Broncos: Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State

The Broncos are strengthening on the 2nd curtain with a former 5-star recruit. Able to play on all 3 linebacker positions, Browning has all the physical assets to shine at the top level. In the hands of Vic Fangio, his potential could be harnessed and maximized.


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