Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib Still Waiting for a Call as Round Three Begins and Ends
By Chris Malumphy
The third round of the 2013 NFL Draft opened with the Kansas City Chiefs selecting tight end Travis Kelce from Cincinnati to provide new quarterback Alex Smith with a new target and additional blocking protection. The Jaguars continued to work on their defensive backfield by adding Dwayne Gratz from Connecticut. Kentucky's Larry Warford will play guard for the Detroit Lions. The Cleveland Browns, in dire need of a starting cornerback to play opposite Joe Haden, picked Leon McFadden from San Diego State. LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu will rejoin former teammate Patrick Peterson in Arizona.
Connecticut sent its third player to the pros in the 3rd round when the Tennessee Titans added Blidi Wreh-Wilson. The Rams drafted USC safety T.J. McDonald. Kent State sent tackle Brian Winters to the New York Jets. North Carolina State's Mike Glennon became the third quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL Draft when he was selected to push Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay. Following the success in 2012 of rookie wide receivers from Baylor (Josh Gordon and Kendall Wright), the Dallas Cowboys decided to give a chance to Terrance Williams.
Inspirational Steve Gleason, suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, "announced" the New Orleans Saints' selection of tackle Terron Armstead from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. California wide receiver Keenan Allen, from California, will be catching passes from Philip Rivers in San Diego. Searching to improve its offensive line after the loss of Jake Long, the Miami Dolphins drafted Tennessee tackle Dallas Thomas. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin of Texas goes to the Buffalo Bills. The Steelers picked wide receiver Markus Wheaton from Oregon State. The Dallas Cowboys, seeking help at safety, will give a chance to J.J. Wilcox from Georgia Southern.
The New York Giants love defensive linemen and selected Texas A&M's defensive end Damontre Moore. The New Orleans Saints added defensive tackle John Jenkins. Defensive back Ryan Logan of Rutgers will join the New England Patriots. Georgia safety Shawn Williams, who Mike Mayock thought was a sixth round talent, was picked by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Washington Redskins added Florida tight end Jordan Reed. Indianapolis' Andrew Luck will get some additional protection from Illinois guard Hugh Thornton. Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill will join the Seattle Seahawks.
The San Francisco 49ers manuevered to obtain Corey Lemonier, a defensive end from Auburn, by trading with the Packers. North Carolina tackle Brennan Williams was drafted by the Houston Texans. The Denver Bronco's selected defensive back Kayvon Webster from South Florida. Coach Bill Belichick recognized former Rutgers' coach Greg Schiano as being NFL ready, he must think the Rutgers' defensive backfield is something too, since he picked his second defensive back from the Scarlet Knights in the 3rd round: Duron Harmon. West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey was picked by the Rams. Utah State defensive back Will Davis will join the Miami Dolphins who obtained the pick from the Packers who had obtained it from the 49ers. Missouri South State sends defensive tackle Brandon Williams to the Ravens. The Houston Texans added defensive end Sam Montgomery from LSU. The Kansas City Chiefs drafted oft-injured running back Knile Davis from Arkansas. The last player selected in the third round was Missouri outside linebacker Zaviar Gooden, taken by the Tennessee Titans.
|2013 NFL Draft Third Round|
|3||5||67||Bennie Logan||Eagles||DT||Louisiana State|
|3||6||68||Leon McFadden||Browns||DB||San Diego State|
|3||7||69||Tyrann Mathieu||Cardinals||DB||Louisiana State|
|3||10||72||Brian Winters||Jets||T||Kent State|
|3||11||73||Mike Glennon||Buccaneers||QB||North Carolina State|
|3||13||75||Terron Armstead||Saints||T||Arkansas-Pine Bluff|
|3||17||79||Markus Wheaton||Steelers||WR||Oregon State|
|3||18||80||J.J. Wilcox||Cowboys||DB||Georgia Southern|
|3||19||81||Damontre Moore||Giants||DE||Texas A&M|
|3||25||87||Jordan Hill||Seahawks||DT||Penn State|
|3||27||89||Brennan Williams||Texans||T||North Carolina|
|3||28||90||Kayvon Webster||Broncos||DB||South Florida|
|3||30||92||Stedman Bailey||Rams||WR||West Virginia|
|3||31||93||Will Davis||Dolphins||DB||Utah State|
|3||32||94||Brandon Williams||Ravens||DT||Missouri Southern State|
|3||33||95||Sam Montgomery||Texans||DE||Louisiana State|