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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Third-Round

Nate Bouda April 26, 2012 NFL Draft Rumors 37 Comments

Here it is, our final Mock Draft of the 2012 season.

 

 64. 

IND

 

 Lamar Miller                  


 RB 

MIA

 

 65.

STL 

 

 LaMichael James 

 

 RB

ORE

 

 66.

MIN

 

 Chris Givens    

 

 WR

WF

 

 67.

CLE

 

 Mitchell Schwartz     

 

 OT  

CAL

 

 68.

TB

 

 Ronnell Lewis  

 

 OLB

OK

 

 69.

WAS

 

 Jeff Allen     

 

 OT

ILL  

 

 70.

JAC

 

 Cam Johnson 

 

 DE

VIR

 

 71.

BUF

 

 Tommy Steeter    

 

 CB

UM

 

 72.

MIA

 

 Dwayne Allen   

 

 TE

CLEM 

 

 73.

MIA

 

 Jonathan Massaquoi   

 

 DE/OLB 

TROY   Via Carolina

 

 74.

KC

 

 Kirk Cousins

 

 QB 

MSU 

 

 75.

SEA

 

 Josh Chapman  

 

 NT 

ALA  

 

 76.

HOU

 

 Mike Martin  

 

 DT 

MICH

 

 77.

NYJ

 

 George Iloka    

 

 S

BOISE ST

 

 78.

SD

 

 Dwight Bentley  

  CB  LOU LAF  

 

 79.

CHI

 

 Brandon Brooks    

 

 G

MIA OH  

 

 80.

ARI

 

 Bobby Wagner

 

 OLB

UT ST  

 

 81.

DAL

 

 Jared Crick

 

 DE/DT 

NEB 

 

 82.

TEN

 

 Ben Jones        

 

 C

GEO 

 

 83.

CIN

 

 Antonio Allen   

 

 S

SC  

 

 84.

ATL

 

 James-Michael Johnson

 

 ILB

NEV  

 

 85.

DET

 

 Zach Brown 

 

 OLB 

UNC 

 

 86.

PIT

 

 Tyrone Crawford 

 

 DT

BOISE ST   

 

 87.

DEN

 

 Jameel Flemming

 

 CB

OK

 

 88.

PHI

 

 Brandon Taylor 

 

 S

LSU   

 

 89.

NO

 

 Billy Winn

 

 DE

BOISE ST  

 

 90.

GB

 

 Chris Polk

 

 RB

WASH  

 

 91.

BAL

 

 Zebrie Sanders

 

 OT

FSU  

 

 92.

SF

 

 Josh Norman   

 

 CB 

CC     

 

 93.

NE

 

 Chase Minnifield 

 

 CB 

VIR  

 

 94.    

NYG               

 

 Brandon Washington            

 

 OT/G

UM 

 

 95.    

OAK

 

 Ryan Steed   

 

 CB

FUR

 

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  • mwilliams

    i love your picking O line for my redskins with OT allen. i just wonder if brandon brooks might be faster and stronger.

  • yeeesh

    I seriously hope that this is NOT how/who the Broncos draft: Poe, Oswiler, Pead  …hooooooo bruddah!

  • innovator

    I can see Belichick drafting Chase Minnifield over Taylor in this round,and moving Devin McCourty and Sterling Moore around at safety….Both played safety well this year…If anything,,I don’t see them drafting Jenkins in the first….6 corners on the team under contract who can play…Secondary played much better down the stretch after the team started to put pressure on the opposing QB’s…

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      I certainly agree with your logic but looking at the list of prospects that they’ve met with thus far would suggest that they view CB at one of their top priorities heading into the draft. Maybe Jenkins isn’t the pick, but it’s almost certainly an area that they’ll target.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L4ZET7H7KOG7RWYUF4NIAZYEMM Robert

      Beg to differ; Sterling Moore is not a Safety. If he’s got a future in the league it’s likely as a slot CB. He damn near ended McCourty’s season last year when he took a bad angle and blew up his teammate, knocking McCourty out for 3-4 weeks. But honestly, Moore was a CB in college but never started a game at SMU. It’s asking a lot for an undrafted guy to make that move successfully in the NFL. 

  • Brian Morgan

    Eagles have the 88th Pick, not the Steelers

  • http://twitter.com/Its_me_Ranney Kyle Ranney

    This is one of the few sites where i really agree with the first three rounds for Buffalo! I think they need to adress the OT spot in the first regardless of if it is Reiff or Martin. I like the CB in the 2nd and agree with a WR but idk if im crazy but i would be willing to take Ryan Broyels from OKLA in the 3rd to make sure they could snag him.

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Kyle I appreciate the positive comment. Broyles is definitely an option in the 3rd round but I just couldn’t pass up Streeter at that point in the draft. Depending on how things play out in the coming weeks, I’ll give Broyles consideration with their #3 pick.

  • DaveWilk

    Your mock doesn’t reflect the Houston-Philly DeMeco Ryans trade.  Houston now has pick #77 in Round 3 and Philadelphia has pick #90 in Round 3.  Maybe the trade hadn’t happened when you posted this, in which case, never mind.

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      We’ll have it adjusted for the trade next week. Sorry for that but it happened right as we had it put together. Thanks for letting us know.

  • Bdhrobg

    I wish it had case Keenum In our future as well…

  • Maximilian

    Bills would select OLB Sean Spence in the second or Zack brown

  • Darlene7002

    love what the redskins are doing by getting rg3 now they need to get him a big wide out to get the ball to

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Any thoughts on South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery?

  • FsbnsgdbfSsd

    this is like a dream for the redskins rg3, alshon jeffrey and chase minefield.Perfect. Hope this happens

  • Oscarmazon15

    I don’t accept Panthers 2 round take twice defense tackle, we’ll have to take cornerback period. we want to Stephen Gliomre from south carolina

  • Vikingsboy

    You really see the vikes passing up Minnfield in the 3rd?? Wow

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      The Vikings will have quality options available in the free agent market but I’ll admit that Minnifield is worthy of consideration at this pick. I’m really not a big fan of his game and overall ability but that doesn’t mean that the Vikings share my feelings.

  • cowboy’s fan

    i’m shocked at how vastly different the draft boards are on all these draft sites .. i’ve seen this guy from washington (dt) Alameda Ta’amu going anywhere from #3 to #44 .. just absolutely mind boggling

  • Jcrump7626

    After the combine what do people think of Jamell Fleming, cd out of oklahoma?

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      I surprised by his overall performance at the Combine. He posted quality times and totals in almost every event. Right now I have him just outside of the Top 100 and a fourth-round pick but that could with another great showing at his pro day.

  • lucas

    hopefully the vikings take khalil at 3 and then zach brown at 35, after that they should look at harrison smith from notre dame although i really doubt he makes it past the second round

    • http://twitter.com/Joe_Garcia49 Joe Garcia

      Zach Brown is terrible, he can’t tackle and can’t cover. 

  • Jonathan Crevasse10

    I love your dolphins mock.

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Thanks! They’re really in a great position to take some players that not only are great values but fit their specific needs. Coples and Fleener are arguably the best players at their respective positions in this years draft and Osweiler has plenty of upside.

  • walknrazor

    rams will take blackmon after trading 2 skins

  • Cutterg11

    I want the vikings to pick  justian blackmon or michael floyd

    • http://twitter.com/Joe_Garcia49 Joe Garcia

      The Vikings will select Kalil or Reiff. They really need help protecting Ponder. Another option could be Claiborne.

  • JagsTdavis

    I WOULD LOVE to have Blackmon fall to the Jags, but do you think that is realistic? Both the redskins and the bucs need a WR, plus the Rams might trade back and pick Blackmon up. And how good is this CB from Wisconsin? Why not try for a different position and pick Josh Robinson in the 3rd round? (plus you know Gene Smith loves the small school guys so he might pick up a small school CB in the 3rd)

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      It’s realistic. The most recent reports regarding Blackmon have mentioned concerns about his 40 times which will be one of the topics to follow during next week’s combine. Some feel that the Jaguars could as far as drafting Baylor WR Kendrall Wright over Blackmon. 

      I watched plenty of Badgers games this year and I can tell you without a doubt, their secondary is terrible. 

      Robinson’s stock seems to be in the 4th or 5th round as of now which has helped some of the other cornerback prospects. 

  • AidanD

    The Ravens have 3 starting offensive lineman who are free agents, why not go there in the first round?

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Great point.

      There a number of factors to consider when projecting who the Ravens may take in the first-round. For starters, OT’s Kalill, Reiff, Martin and Adams could all be gone before Baltimore is on the clock at #29. There’s very little doubt that if given the option between taking an offensive tackle and guard, the Ravens wouldn’t hesitate to upgrade the tackle position. Marshall Yanda got a large deal last year and allocating more money to the position doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when they have such a large need at more important position. David DeCastro and Cordy Glenn could also be off of the board by the time that the Ravens are up so they’re really in a best player available situation.

      *Kelechi Osmele of Iowa State is someone that could work his way into the first-round with a strong showing at the Combine but he projects as a Guard right now. The Ravens might be better off looking for better value in the second or third-rounds but I agree with you that OT should be at the top of their list. *
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      We’re going to update the Mock Draft tonight so we’ll see how it plays out given after we account for the players who are rising up draft boards.

  • C_o_parent

    If Cincinnati doesn’t take a Guard in the first two rounds where do you see them filling that spot in free agency.

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      That’s a great question.

      The Bengals will have plenty of cap room to use but I doubt that they would be aggressive enough to go after some like Carl Nicks. Evan Mathis would be a great addition if they choose to look for solutions in the free agent market. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the best G last season.

      The Bengals will have to decide what they’re going to do with Nate Livings, Bobbie Williams and Mike McGlynn who will all be free agents. Williams was the better player but he’s going to be 36 next year. Livings and McGlynn were actually pretty bad according to PFF.

      All things considered, it would make the most sense for them to draft a quality young player. We’re going to be updating the draft tonight so you can expect to see changes.

  • Mstewart

    Your 3 round selections of the Giants is not bad. Although they might draft a RB in the 2nd round over a OLB. Either way, your mock selections have quality players

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      I could see the Giants taking a running back in the second-round but you’re never sure how winning a Super Bowl could change the team’s plans for players that were believed to be on the chopping block Brandon Jacobs. Last year the Packers cut A.J. Hawk only to re-sign him to a much larger deal and that proved to be a pretty poor decision for them. The Giants should make sure that Jacobs is deserving of his contract and if not, taking a RB in the draft would plenty of sense. I’ll consider it when I update the draft later tonight. Thanks for offering you take.

      • Chuckpata

        Really good draft for the Eagles