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Prisco's Grades: 2010 NFL Draft Round 3


Round 1  •  Round 2  • Round 3 •  Round 4  •  Round 5  •  Round 6  •  Round 7 senior writer Pete Prisco analyzes each pick from Round 3 of the 2010 NFL Draft, grading each team on their selections.

Pete Prisco's live draft analysis - Round 3
No. 65: Rams select: Jerome Murphy, CB, South FloridaGrade
Analysis: The Rams need help on the corner and Murphy was a two-year starter at South Florida. He is a taller corner who lacks great man cover skills. But he is a willing tackler, which the Rams need.
No. 66: Lions select: Amari Spievey, CB, IowaGrade
Analysis: The Lions need an upgrade at corner and this kid started two years for the Hawkeyes. He doesn't have burner speed, but he is good in coverage. He might remind Jim Schwartz some of Cortland Finnegan, who he had in Tennessee.
No. 67: Buccaneers select: Myron Lewis, FS, VanderbiltGrade
Analysis: The run on corner continues with the biggest of the three. Lewis is the eventual replacement for Ronde Barber. He is a big corner at 6-2. I like this pick. The Bucs have had a good draft.
No. 68: Chiefs select: Jon Asamoah, OG, IllinoisGrade
Analysis: I like this pick by the Chiefs. They need help on their line and this kid had a second-round grade. He is a tough guy who will help protect Matt Cassel.
No. 69: Raiders select: Jared Veldheer, OT, HillsdaleGrade
Analysis: The tackle-needy Raiders take a small-school player who has ability but needs seasoning. The scouts say this kid is a year or two away. But he does have talent. Why not Bruce Campbell?
No. 70: Ravens select: Ed Dickson, TE, OregonGrade
Analysis: The Ravens are looking for the replacement for Todd Heap. They land a quality receiving tight end in Dickson. He is another good pick for the Ravens.
No. 71: Packers select: Morgan Burnett, FS, Georgia TechGrade
Analysis: This is a player who should be able to push for time in the back end in a year or two. He has good range and he's also a big hitter. Green Bay lands another good one.
No. 72: Bills select: Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas StateGrade
Analysis: He is a raw player from a small school, but a lot of scouts think this kid can develop into a quality end. He will play a 3-4 style, which he has the size to do.
No. 73: Dolphins select: John Jerry, OT, MississippiGrade
Analysis: He is a physical guard who can excel in the run game. I think he has a chance to push for time as a rookie. He won't back down from a scrap.
No. 74: Jaguars select: D'Anthony Smith, DT, Louisiana TechGrade
Analysis: This is a message that John Henderson won't be back. Smith is a really impressive player. I had him on my Better-Than list. He can be explosive.
No. 75: Bears select: Major Wright, FS, FloridaGrade
Analysis: The Bears need an upgrade at safety and this kid is more athletic than expected. I'm not sure he played that way all the time. But he is an upgrade for the Bears.
No. 76: Giants select: Chad Jones, SS, LSUGrade
Analysis: Here's another guy on my Better-Than list. I really like what the Giants have done. Even with Antrel Rolle, Deon Grant and Kenny Phillips, they land another good safety. Jerry Reese is having a nice draft.
No. 77: Titans select: Damian Williams, WR, USCGrade
Analysis: Some thought Williams would be a first-round pick. He has that type of ability. Williams will join Kenny Britt to give them a good young pair of receivers.
No. 78: Panthers select: Brandon LaFell, WR, LSUGrade
Analysis: He doesn't run as well as some thought, but let's not forget he had a first-round grade at some point. He played with some bad quarterbacks, but he has talent.
No. 79: Chargers select: Donald Butler, ILB, WashingtonGrade
Analysis: The Chargers need an upgrade at inside linebacker and he Butler can help. He runs better than the Chargers inside backers now. That will help him get on the field.
No. 80: Broncos select: J.D. Walton, C, BaylorGrade
Analysis: I like this pick for Denver. He is a tough guy who will help inside. They need a center and they get it here in the third round.
No. 81: Texans select: Earl Mitchell, DT, ArizonaGrade
Analysis: This is a big reach. This kid is raw. He is a converted tight end who has some ability but will need time. They do need help inside, but there were better options.
No. 82: Steelers select: Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Southern MethodistGrade
Analysis: He is small receiver who can fill a role in the slot. He knows how to run routes playing in the wide-open offense at SMU. He's polished.
No. 83: Falcons select: Corey Peters, DT, KentuckyGrade
Analysis: He's a power player the Falcons need. He was a three-year starter for the Wildcats. He should be in the rotation as a rookie.
No. 84: Bengals select: Jordan Shipley, WR, TexasGrade
Analysis: I really like this pick for the Bengals. He is faster than Wes Welker, who is compared to often. I like Shipley in the slot for Carson Palmer.
No. 85: Browns select: Colt McCoy, QB, TexasGrade
Analysis: This was a smart pick by the Browns. I really like this. He's smart enough to win the starting job as a rookie. Jake Delhomme isn't the answer. He fits the West Coast offense.
No. 86: Eagles select: Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, WashingtonGrade
Analysis: He's a four-year starter who is a little undersized. He is an effort player who will play with his hand on the ground in the Eagles offense. He's an Andy Reid kind of player.
No. 87: Broncos select: Eric Decker, WR, MinnesotaGrade
Analysis: This is a pick I like by the Broncos. You can see McDaniels putting him in the Wes Welker role. He is a great athlete, although he doesn't run that well.
No. 88: Cardinals select: Andre Roberts, WR, CitadelGrade
Analysis: He's a speedy receiver who will help fill the void left by the trade of Anquan Boldin. He's a smallish receiver, so the slot is perfect for him.
No. 89: Panthers select: Armanti Edwards, WR, Appalachian StateGrade
Analysis: The Panthers take the quarterback who will likely move to receiver. He has the ability to be a good slot receiver and return man. He could also be used in some special packages.
No. 90: Patriots select: Taylor Price, WR, OhioGrade
Analysis: This was a player who really zoomed up boards in recent weeks. He is a fast player who has good size at 6-foot, 200 pounds. This is a future move for when Randy Moss goes.
No. 91: 49ers select: Navorro Bowman, OLB, Penn StateGrade
Analysis: This is a kid some had pegged as a first-round pick a year ago. He does have some off-field issues, but he is a good player. This is a solid pick by the 49ers.
No. 92: Browns select: Shawn Lauvao, OG, Arizona StateGrade
Analysis: He's a college tackle who will likely move inside to guard. He's not tall enough to play tackle. He's a physical player who will maul in the run game.
No. 93: Chiefs select: Tony Moeaki, TE, IowaGrade
Analysis: I like this pick by the Chiefs. This kid has talent. He didn't play up to his level of talent as injuries slowed him some. But if he can stay on the field, he will be a factor in the Kansas City offense.
No. 94: Colts select: Kevin Thomas, CB, USCGrade
Analysis: Here's another of my Better-than players. I like his coverage ability. He was a quality starter on a good defense. Bill Polian likes production. He gets another top player from a top conference.
No. 95: Saints select: Jimmy Graham, TE, MiamiGrade
Analysis: The Saints get a project who can back up Shockey. Graham is a former basketball player who can catch the football, which is perfect for the New Orleans offense.
No. 96: Bengals select: Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake ForestGrade
Analysis: He's a bigger corner who could provide depth and a possible replacement if they can't re-sign Joseph or Hall. He is good value here.
No. 97: Titans select: Rennie Curran , OLB, GeorgiaGrade
Analysis: This is a great pick. This kid is small, but he's always around the football. Want to bet he finds his way onto the field as a rookie.
No. 98: Falcons select: Mike Johnson, OG, AlabamaGrade
Analysis: Here is another player on my Better-Than Team. He is a good player who can also play tackle. The Falcons are looking for help with Blalock entering the final year of his contract.

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and is the self-anointed star of CBS Sports' show, Eye on Football. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.

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