Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 NFL Draft: The Rest of the Third Round

The rest of the third round, like the first half, was largely filled with mixed results. The highlights are as follows:

Eagles draft Oregon WR Josh Huff: The first time Chip Kelly has eve picked an Oregon alum since leaving Eugene.

Chiefs drafted CB Phillip Gaines out of Rice despite a 4th or 5th round grade.

Bengals got a pass rush specialist in Will Clarke of West Virginia.

Charger reached on Notre Dame OG Chris Watt, a graded out 5th rounder.

The Colts added a fan favorite in Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief, giving Andrew Luck another solid weapon.

The Cardinals drafted John Brown out of D2 Pittsburg State, where he caught 34 career TD passes.

The Panthers once again ignored a glaring need for more receiver help by taking LSu guard Trai Turner.

The Jags finally dropped an egg and drafted Brandon Linder, a guard who was not a top 250 guy.

Cleveland got another solid contributor by drafting Towson bowling ball RB Terrence West, who may be the best RB in the draft.

The Broncos joined the reach party by drafting 5th round talent Michael Schofield (OT, Michigan) in the 3rd.

The Vikings replaced Toby Gerhart as the primary backup to Adrien Peterson by drafting combine darling Jerrick McKinnon out of Georgia Southern, a former Veer Option QB who is still learning the ropes at RB.

The Steelers drafted an enigma player in RB/WR Dri archer, who is the smallest athlete in the draft. He looks like Warrick Dunn on anti-steroids.

The Packers reached on yet another player by taking TE Richard Rodgers out of Cal. Rodgers is so raw, you'd get a stomach bug by consuming his play.

The Ravens got a nice insurance policy to any potential injury with Dennis Pitta by drafting the guy the Packers should have drafted in Colorado State TE Crockett Gilmore.

The 49ers got a nice package lineman in Brandon Thomas of Clemson, who could line up at either guard or tackle, and start right away.

Coming up next: Complete Team by Team draft grades

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