2017 NFL Mock Draft: Final Four-Round Predictions
Round 3 (Picks 81-96)
|3||81||Washington||Ahkello Witherspoon, CB|
|3||82||Broncos||Roderick Johnson, OT|
|3||83||Titans||Tyus Bowser, LB|
|3||84||Buccaneers||Josh Jones, SS|
|3||85||Lions||Will Holden, OT|
|3||86||Vikings||via MIA||David Sharpe, OT/OG|
|3||87||Giants||Gerald Everett, TE|
|3||88||Raiders||Elijah Qualls, DT|
|3||89||Texans||Danny Isidora, OG|
|3||90||Seahawks||Jaleel Johnson, DT|
|3||91||Chiefs||Duke Riley, LB|
|3||92||Cowboys||Rasul Douglas, CB|
|3||93||Packers||Nico Siragusa, OG|
|3||94||Steelers||Anthony Walker Jr., ILB|
|3||95||Falcons||Derek Rivers, EDGE|
|3||96||Patriots||DeMarcus Walker, DE|
86. Vikings select David Sharpe, Tackle/Guard
Sharpe is massive and can absolutely overwhelm defensive lineman with his size. At the same time though, due to his size, he lacks quickness, which may force him to move inside in the NFL.
numberFire Says: It's not inconceivable that Minnesota uses their first three picks on offensive lineman. The Vikings had the league’s fourth-highest Sack NEP and third-worst Rushing Success Rate last season.
95. Falcons select Derek Rivers, Edge Rusher
Rivers faced lesser FCS teams in college, but his tape isn't just a product of poor opponents. He used big-time athleticism to slip edges and a high motor to tear through opposing lines for 58 tackles, 19.5 for loss, and 14 sacks in the FCS in 2016.
96. Patriots select DeMarcus Walker, Defensive Lineman
With 16.0 sacks and 19.5 tackles for a loss last season with the Seminoles, Walker's production jumps off the page. He's an impressive pass rusher, but due to his slow foot speed and inconsistent motor, Walker may have to move to the inside.
numberFire Says: The Patriots finished 11th in Adjusted Defensive Passing NEP per play, and though they traded for Kony Ealy, he's a free agent at the end of the season, so there's a good chance they add another pass rusher.