3rd Day Live NFL Draft Blog

2:56 pm – Logging off of the blog for a while. I’ll be sure to get more info up later tonight for every pick.

2:56 pm  – 154th pick – Redskins select Florida State RB Chris Thompson

2:54 pm – 153rd pick – Falcons select TCU DE Stansly Maponga

2:50 pm – 152nd pick – Giants select Richmond S Taylor Cooper

2:49 pm – 151st pick – Cowboys select Oklahoma St. RB Joseph Randle

2:47 pm  – 150th pick – Steelers select Illinois CB Terry Hawthorne

Senior 6’0″ 195 lbs 4.31 40-yard 13 bench reps

Hawthorne has injury concerns and is a developmental player with excellent speed.

2:45 pm – 149th pick – Rams select Miami CB Brandon McGee

Senior 5’11” 193 lbs 4.37 40-yard 14 bench reps

McGee plays with physicality and shows awareness and play recognition uncommon for his age. Inconsistent tackler and draws too many penalties downfield.

2:43 pm – 148th pick – Panthers select Iowa State LB A.J. Klein

Senior 6’1″ 250 lbs 4.66 40-yard 20 bench reps

NFL Comparison: James Laurinaitis

Like Laurinaitis, Klein isn’t the best athlete, but his football know-how makes him a valuable addition.

2:41 pm – 147th pick – Buccaneers select Buffalo DE Steven Means

Redshirt Senior 6’3″ 260 lbs

2:36 pm – 146th pick – Broncos select Western Kentucky DE Quanterus Smith

Redshirt Senior 6’5″ 250 lbs 4.74 40-yard

Nicknamed “Q”, he’s another tweener for Denver’s roster. The departure of Dumervil could mean Smith gets some playing time in 2013. Torn ACL late in 2012 is a concern.

2:34 pm – 145th pick – Chargers select California CB Steve Williams

Redshirt Junior 5’9″ 181 lbs 4.34 40-yard 12 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Jabari Greer

The size limitations are obvious, but he’s got skill. Needs to get better at catching the ball rather than simply knocking it down. Poor tackler, could have problems getting on the field as a slot corner.

2:32 pm – 144th pick – Saints select Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills

Junior 6’1″ 194 lbs 4.32 40-yard 16 bench reps

Plays like a veteran, with good route-running and instincts. Straight line speed doesn’t translate to the field, but he still is quick on the field. Has several off-the-field run-ins with police.

2:27 pm – 143rd pick – Bills select Clemson S Jonathan Meeks

Senior 6’1″ 210 lbs

2:25 pm – 142nd pick – Titans select LSU DE Lavar Edwards

Redshirt Senior 6’4″ 277 lbs 4.75 40-yard

Edwards is unique in that he can play 3-4 end and still drop into coverage. He has a good motor and had to earn his playing time at LSU. Played both outside and inside in college, and will likely do so for the Titans as well.

2:21 pm – 141st pick – Jets select Virginia OT Oday Aboushi

Senior 6’6″ 308 lbs 5.45 40-yard 17 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Breno Giacomini

Aboushi won’t play left tackle at the professional level, and may be relegated to guard in the NFL. Like Giacomini, many are still saying he must move inside as he’s too slow and not particularly strong.

2:17 pm – 140th pick – Cardinals select Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor

Senior 5’9″214 lbs 4.70 40-yard 17 bench reps

NFL Comparison: BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Not an explosive player, but holds on to the ball and will fit into a one-cut system. Overall a tough runner who will be valuable as a rotational back.

2:14 pm – 139th pick – Colts select Tennessee-Martin DT Montori Hughes

Senior 6’4″ 329 lbs 5.13 40-yard 22 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Red Bryant

A weight-room warrior, Hughes can play nose tackle or end in Indy’s 3-4 scheme. Can do a bit of everything, with big hands to swat passes, burst off the line and is extremely competitive on the field.

2:14 pm – Colts have acquired the 139th pick from the Browns

2:09 pm – 138th pick – Seahawks select LSU CB Tharold Simon

Junior 6’2″ 202 lbs 4.51 40-yard 9 bench reps

Simon is big, physical and makes tackles. While he excels at reading the quarterback, he’s not a great athlete for a corner, and that could present a problem moving forward.

2:06 pm – 137th pick – Seahawks select Alabama DT Jesse Williams

Senior 6’4″ 323 lbs 4.94 40-yard 30 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Vince Wilfork

Fell due to injury concerns after a first-round projection. Will play nose tackle in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme as a run-stuffer, but has no pass-rush ability as of yet.

2:05 pm – Seattle has acquired the 137th pick from Detroit

2:03 p.m. – 136th pick – Eagles select North Carolina St. S Earl Wolff

Redshirt 5’11” 209 lbs 4.40 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Deon Grant

Wolff is athletic, but instinctual and a solid run-stuffer. May not light it up in coverage, but could make a career out of reading quarterbacks and stopping the run.

2:00 p.m. – 135th pick – Jaguars select Michigan WR Denard Robinson

Senior 5’11” 199 lbs 4.34 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Antwan Randle-El

Like Randle-El (who played quarterback at Indiana), Robinson will have to convert to receiver after playing under center for Michigan. He can line up at many positions, and runs well with the ball while being able to catch. Extremely raw route-runner.

1:58 p.m – 134th pick – Chiefs select Georgia CB Sanders Commings

Redshirt Senior 6’0″ 216 lbs 4.41 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Tanard Jackson

Although he’s athletic and can excel as a man-press corner, he’s a tweener that will likely be tried out at both positions for Kansas City.

1:53 p.m. – 133rd pick – Falcons select Stanford TE Levine Toilolo

Redshirt Junior 6’8″ 260 lbs 4.79 40-yard 17 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Scott Chandler

Toilolo has great size and is strong for a tight end, with decent quickness. Vertical ability is a plus.

1:49 p.m. – 132nd pick – Lions select South Carolina DE Devin Taylor

Redshirt Senior 6’7″ 266 lbs 4.65 40-yard 14 bench reps

Tall for an end and athletic to boot. Can set the edge as an end and has very good chase abilities. Won’t produce much of a pass-rush.

1:46 p.m. – 131st pick – 49ers select South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore

Junior 5’11” 221 lbs 4.62 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Willis McGahee

Lattimore would be the top running back in this year’s class if not for injuries. Like McGahee, he has burst to the hole and runs tough with confidence. He isn’t a fast back, and he won’t go outside well, but he can catch and block as a viable third-down back.

1:43 p.m. – 130th pick – Ravens select Harvard TE Kyle Juszczyk

Senior 6’1″ 248 lbs 4.72 40-yard

Juszczyk is the first fullback off of the board, because unlike the other tight ends that have gone that people refer to as H-backs, the Harvard product is a true lead blocker.

1:41 p.m – 129th pick – Ravens select Ohio State DE John Simon

Senior 6’2″ 257 lbs 4.66 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Allen Bailey

Another 3-4 pass-rusher, Simon will likely play a hybrid role for Baltimore, as he’s not quite big enough to play 3-4 end, but he’s strong enough to do so, while he can offer a pass-rush as a 3-4 rusher.

1:37 p.m. – 128th pick – 49ers select Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton

Redshirt Senior 6’0″ 204 lbs 4.48 40-yard 8 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Nate Washington

Deceptively athletic and overall complete receiver, but needs to get better consistency with hands.

1:34 p.m. – 127th pick – Falcons select Clemson DE Malliciah Goodman

Senior 6’4″ 276 lbs 4.78 40-yard 26 bench reps

Big hands and long arms give Goodman an advantage in leverage and swatting passes. Doesn’t vary pass-rush moves and needs to develop a more consistent motor.

1:31 p.m. – 126th pick – Buccaneers select Michigan State DE William Gholston

Junior 6’6″ 281 lbs 4.93 40-yard 23 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Derek Wolfe

Athletic for his size and can still attack with strength. Could play both tackle or end in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 front.

1:27 p.m. – 125th pick – Packers select UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin

Redshirt Senior 5’10” 205 lbs 4.46 40-yard 18 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Darren Sproles

He’s quick and can catch the ball. Regarded as a playmaker, but is too small to play the true running back position. Has problems with fumbles, but will likely steal carries and catches from fellow rookie Eddie Lacy.

1:25 p.m. – Green Bay has acquired the 125th pick from Denver

1:23 p.m. – 124th pick – Texans select Connecticut DE Trevardo Williams

Senior 6’1″ 241 lbs 4.57 40-yard 30 bench reps

A pass-rusher better suited for 3-4 than 4-3, it will be interesting to see Williams rush with his hand in the dirt — and he’ll likely be a poor run defender as an undersized end. Likely will be used in sub packages as a rookie.

1:19 p.m. – 123rd pick – Seahawks select Kansas State WR Chris Harper

Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 229 lbs 4.50 40-yard 20 bench reps

Plays big and strong, but isn’t fast and doesn’t show explosiveness.

1:17 p.m. – 122nd pick – Packers select Cornell OT J.C. Tretter

Senior 6’4″ 307 lbs 5.03 40-yard 29 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Herb Taylor

Like Taylor, there’s a good chance Tretter will be moved inside by the Packers — as he’s a true tweener when it comes to NFL linemen.

Tretter is a developmental player that may end up on the practice squad.

1:14 p.m. – 121st pick – Colts select USC C Khaled Holmes

Redshirt Senior 6’3″ 302 lbs 5.30 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Peter Konz

May have to play guard instead of center in the NFL due to lack of power in his blocking style.

1:11 p.m. – 120th pick – Vikings select Penn State LB Gerald Hodges

Senior 6’1″ 243 lbs 4.70 40-yard 22 bench reps

Undersized tackler, who won’t get any bigger. Delivers big hits but gets swallowed up by blockers and won’t be a plus in coverage.

1:09 p.m. – 119th pick – Redskins select Fresno State S Phillip Thomas

Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 208 lbs 4.57 40-yard 14 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Michael Griffin

He’s got size and athleticism on his side, but gambles on plays — something that will burn him on play action and fakes.

1:04 p.m. – 118th pick – Bengals select Texas A&M LB Sean Porter

Senior 6’1″ 229 lbs 4.69 40-yard 22 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Nick Barnett

At his best when chasing down runners, Porter is a down field tackler with great pursuit skills.

1:03 p.m. – 117th pick – Bears select Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene

Redshirt Senior 6’1″ 241 lbs 4.67 40-yard 17 bench reps

NFL Comparisons: Ernie Sims

Undersized, but athletic and quick. Could be good, but size limitations are a concern.

1:01 p.m. – 116th pick  – Cardinals select James Madison OG Earl Watford

Redshirt Senior 6’4″ 300 lbs 5.05 40-yard 24 bench reps

Athletic zone blocking guard who may develop into a starter over time.

12:58 p.m. – 115th pick – Steelers select Oklahoma QB Landry Jones

Redshirt Senior 6’4″ 225 lbs 5.03 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Trent Edwards

Jones was at one time a top prospect, but over the past season he fell from favor. Draws comparisons from Edwards due to tendency to check down often.

12:55 p.m. – 114th pick  – Cowboys select William & Mary CB B.W. Webb

Redshirt Senior 5’10” 184 lbs 4.46 40-yard 14 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Isaiah Trufant

Likely will be relegated to special teams due to size, but could play nickel if tackling technique improves.

12:53 p.m. – 113th pick – Rams select Alabama OG Barrett Jones

Redshirt Senior 6’5″ 306 lbs 5.43 40-yard

Flexible, played center at Alabama but projects as a guard.

12:52 p.m. – 112nd pick – Raiders select Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson

Redshirt Senior 6’2″ 215 lbs 4.93 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Philip Rivers

The definition of a gunslinger, Wilson has arm strength and flashes big play ability — but gets in trouble due to forcing passes.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Wilson immediately as a rookie in Oakland.

12:48 p.m. – 111th pick – Pittsburgh select Syracuse S Shamarko Thomas

Senior 5’9″ 213 lbs 4.37 40-yard 28 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Bob Sanders

He’s fast, he hits big, and he’s in on every play. Like Sanders, Thomas is undersized and has durability concerns as a result. Needs to develop as a defender still, as he often bites on fakes and loses track of the ball at times.

12:44 p.m. – 110th pick – Giants select Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib

Redshirt Senior 6’2″ 227 lbs 4.95 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Kellen Clemens

A high-pick prospect, Nassib is a steal in the fourth round. Above-average arm and accuracy, but needs to work on moving his feet and stop from throwing off front foot.

12:43 p.m. – The New York Giants have acquired the 110th pick from the Cardinals

12:41 p.m. – 109th pick – Packers select Colorado OT David Bakhtiari

Redshirt Junior 6’4″ 299 lbs 5.02 40-yard 28 bench reps

NFL Comparison: John Greco

Doesn’t handle pass-rushers well, and likely will bump inside to guard at the NFL-level as a result of size and skill set.

12:38 p.m. – 108th pick – Panthers select Valdosta State G Edmund Kugbila

Senior 6’4″ 317 lbs 5.21 40-yard 23 bench reps

12:37 p.m. – 107th pick – Titans select California C Brian Schwenke

Senior 6’3″ 314 lbs 4.94 40-yard 31 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Max Unger

Versatile interior lineman. Squat build and plays aggressively.

12:33 p.m. – 106th pick – Dolphins select Missouri State TE Dion Sims

Redshirt Junior 6’5″ 262 lbs 4.68 40-yard 22 bench reps

Great combination of size, speed and agility makes for mismatches and yards after the catch. Major injury question marks and has a 2010 felony arrest on his record.

12:29 p.m. – 105th pick – Bills select Nevada S Duke Williams

Senior 5’11” 203 lbs 4.48 40-yard 13 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Jeron Johnson

Like Johnson, Williams went to a small school and didn’t get much hype as a result. Very athletic and shows great coverage abilities on the field for a safety. Isn’t very instinctual and has durability questions. Won’t come up with many picks due to poor hands.

12:26 p.m. – 104th pick – Dolphins select Florida LB Jelani Jenkins

Redshirt Junior 6’1″ 243 lbs 4.67 40-yard 27 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Geno Hayes

Athletic and a big hitter, Jenkins can do just about anything. Needs to develop awareness for the ball and shows inconsistent effort on the field.

12:23 p.m. – 103rd pick – Cardinals select Texas OLB Alex Okafor

Senior 6’5″ 264 lbs 4.92 40-yard 21 bench reps

NFL comparison: Ray Edwards

Okafor isn’t a quick pass-rusher, he’s one who makes plays through power moves. Has body size to play both 3-4 end or outside ‘backer for Arizona.

12:20 p.m. – 102nd pick – Patriots select TCU WR Josh Boyce

Redshirt Junior 5’11” 206 lbs 4.34 40-yard 22 bench reps

Boyce is strong and plays big as a receiver regardless of 5’11” stature with good hands. Does have focus problems that lead to drops at time.

12:17 pm. – 101st pick – Jaguars select South Carolina WR Ace Sanders

Junior 5’7″ 173 lbs 4.53 40-yard 7 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Roscoe Parrish

He’s more of a returner than a receiver.

12:14 p.m. – 100th pick – Buccaneers select Illinois DT Akeem Spence

Redshirt Junior 6’1″ 307 lbs 5.09 40-yard 37 bench reps

NFL Comparison: Stephen Paea

He’s strong and should make for a good run defender immediately, but technique is an issue and it’s not known whether he’ll develop as a pass-rusher.

12:12 p.m. – Tampa Bay has acquired the 100th pick from Oakland, moving up in the fourth-round and acquiring Oakland’s sixth-round pick.

12:10 p.m. – 99th pick – Chiefs select Alabama LB Nico Johnson

Alabama Senior 6’2″ 248 lbs 4.76 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Bart Scott

Good size for middle linebacker. Big hitter, but struggles in coverage and has poor tackling technique.

12:06 p.m. – 98th pick – Eagles select USC QB Matt Barkley

Senior 6’3″ 227 lbs 4.93 40-yard

NFL Comparison: Matt Hasselbeck

This is a very interesting pick, as Nick Foles is already on the roster behind Michael Vick. Barkley doesn’t have a strong arm, but he played in a pro-style offense at USC — but the Trojans track record for NFL quarterbacks in recent seasons isn’t too promising.

12:00 p.m. – Philadelphia has acquired the first-pick of the fourth round (no. 98) from the Jaguars

11:58 p.m. – We’re ready to go! The Jaguars are first on the clock in a few minutes.

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