2018 NFL Draft: Grades and analysis for every team's pick in the third round
Pete Prisco grades every third-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft
Pete Prisco analyzed each pick from Round 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections. Refresh this page during the round for the latest grades.
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Grades:• • Round 3 • • • •
65. Brandon Parker, OT, NC A&T
Why trade up to get this massive tackle when you took one in the first round? They have defensive issues to fix.
66. Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia
This is a team that knows pass rushers and this kid has the speed to be a good one.
67. Chad Thomas, DE, Miami
He could be a nice edge rusher to add to a group that already has talent. Solid pick.
68. Justin Reid, S, Stanford
He is a solid playmaking safety who will help a secondary that needs help. He will push for playing time right away.
69. B.J. Hill, DT, NC State
He is a former running back who bulked up to 310 pounds. That speaks of his athleticism.
70. Fred Warner, LB, BYU
He's a hybrid linebacker who can cover. Fast linebackers are at a premium now and he can run.
71. Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
I like this pick for the Broncos. They need a back and he is a tough runner who will help Case Keenum.
72. Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays St.
This might be low for this power player. The Jets need to get stronger up front, so it works.
73. Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
Baker is a pure speed linebacker. He is smallish, but can run to the football.
74. Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
He can take over for veteran Trent Williams at some point. Williams has had injury issues, so it's a smart pick.
75. Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State
They take a run plugger to help up front. He will be a rotation player early.
76. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma St.
I like the value here. He is their quarterback of the future. It's a solid addition in this spot.
77. Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
He's a try-hard player who is good value in this spot. Will help the pass rush
78. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
He looks the part, but the production wasn't there. He never lived up to his high-school hype.
79. Rasheem Green, DE, USC
He is a guy who will have to help right away and he can. He was a productive player at USC.
80. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi St.
They have a major need at tackle and be can play either side. I think he needs to be better against speed rushers.
81. Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado St.
This kid is a playmaker with good size and has great ball skills. He will push for a starting job right away.
82. Tracy Walker, S, Louisiana
Matt Patricia likes back end players with versatility and this kid has it. That's a good pick.
83. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
This is a steal. Going to his dad's former team is a great story. As a player, he will be a long-time starter.
84. Justin Jones, DT, NC State
He has the power to improve the run defense for the Chargers, who struggled with it last year.
85. Rashaan Golden, CB, Tennessee
He is a rangy safety who will push for time right away. He did have some injury issues at Tennessee.
86. Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
They needed a tight end, but he is strictly a pass catcher. I would have taken Ian Thomas.
87. Arden Key, DE, LSU
If they can keep him out of trouble, it will be a steal. He has first-round ability.
88. Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt
He can run, but it might take some time for him to play. Again, speed matters and he can run.
89. Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU
The Rams had better options in this spot for this pick. He does have athletic ability for a big man.
90. Deadrin Senat, DT, South Florida
They get a baby Grady Jarrett to play next to the real one. I like it.
91. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida
I like this pick. Smith got better every year and they need help outside. Drew Brees will like this pick.
92. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
They like taking projects on the line and he is that. But he has a chance to be a quality starter in time.
93. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
I don't like this pick. He's a solid box safety, but is he much more than that?
94. Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt St.
He has to get stronger and I think he might need to move inside to guard.
95. Tarvarius Moore, S, Southern Miss
He is a rangy young safety who will be a special teams star early.
96. Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
This is a steal. This kid has first-round talent. Bills killing it.
97. Mason Cole, C, Michigan
He played tackle, but He will play center for them and will end up being a long time starter. Good pick.
98. Jordan Akins, TE, Central Florida
They take a pass-catching tight end who will help DeShaun Watson.
99. Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College
He is a long corner, and they need a replacement for Aqib Talib. Can he hold up playing a lot of man like they do?
100. Dorian O'Daniel, LB, Clemson
O'Daniel is a smallish linebacker who will be a special-teams standout. Needs to get stronger.
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