2016 NFL Draft Round Three

By Chris Malumphy

The first selection in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft was safety Kevin Byard of Middle Tennessee State by the Tennessee Titans. The Cleveland Browns followed by taking defensive end Carl Nassib of Penn State. Philip Rivers will get some additional protection in San Diego after the Chargers drafted USC center Max Tuerk. Malick Collins, a defensive tackle from Nebraska, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. The San Francisco 49ers picked Will Redmond a cornerback from Mississippi State. Defensive end Yannick Ngakous of BYU was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. The New York Giants added Boise State safety Darian Thompson. Florida defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard will man the line for the Chicago Bears. The Dolphins drafted running back Kenyan Drake from Alabama. Notre Dame cornerback KelVarae Russell was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Cleveland Browns picked tackle Shon Coleman from Auburn and then traded the next pick to the Panthers who picked cornerback Daryl Worley from West Virginia. The New England Patriots chose North Carolina State guard Joe Thuney. The Philadelphia Eagles picked another guard, Isaac Seumalo from Oregon State. The Buffalo Bills added Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington. Matt Ryan has another target in Atlanta as the Falcons drafted tight end Austin Hooper from Stanford. Texas Tech tackle Le'Raven Clark was selected by the Indianapolis Colts who continued to add to their offensive line. The New York Jets liked Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller was added by the Washington Redskins.

Former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, who switched to wide receiver, was drafted by the Houston Texans. Rutgers sens wide receiver Leonte Caroo to the Miami Dolphins. Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil goes to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Green Bay Packers chose Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell. The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to work on improving their defense by drafting South Carolina State defensive tackle Javon Hargrave.

Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. The New England Patriots added North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Texas A&M cornerback Brandon Williams was selected by the Arizona Cardinals. The Browns disappointed the local media and their fans by drafting USC quarterback Cody Kessler rather than taking Connor Cook, Cardale Jones or a player with some greater perceived upside. Coach Hue Jackson loves Kessler's accuracy and dedication to the game.

Michigan center Graham Glasow goes to the Detroit Lions. The Patriots picked defensive tackle Vincent Valentine from Nebraska. The Seahawks added more offensive line help with Rees Odhlambo from Boise State. The final pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft was Boston College defensive back Justin Simmons by the Denver Broncos.

2016 NFL Draft Round Three
3164Kevin ByardTitansDBMiddle Tennessee State 
3265Carl NassibBrownsDEPenn State 
3366Max TuerkChargersCUSC 
3467Malick CollinsCowboysDTNebraska 
3568Will Redmond49ersDBMississippi State 
3669Yannick NgakousJaguarsDEMaryland 
3770Bronson KaufusiRavensDEBrigham Young 
3871Darian ThompsonGiantsDBBoise State 
3972Jonathan BullardBearsDTFlorida 
31073Kenyan DrakeDolphinsRBAlabama 
31174KelVarae RussellChiefsDBNotre DameBuccaneers
31275Shilique CalhounRaidersDEMichigan State 
31376Shon ColemanBrownsTAuburnRams through Titans
31477Daryl WorleyPanthersDBWest VirginiaLions through Eagles and Browns
31578Joe ThuneyPatriotsGNorth Carolina StateSaints
31679Isaac SeumaloEaglesGOregon State 
31780Adolphus WashingtonBillsDTOhio State 
31881Austin HooperFalconsTEStanford 
31982Le'Raven ClarkColtsTTexas Tech 
32083Jordan JenkinsJetsLBGeorgia 
32184Kendall FullerRedskinsDBVirginia Tech 
32285Braxton MillerTexansWROhio State 
32386Leonte CarrooDolphinsWRRutgersVikings
32487Nick VigilBengalsLBUtah State 
32588Kyler FackrellPackersLBUtah State 
32689Javon HargraveSteelersDTSouth Carolina State 
32790C.J. ProsiseSeahawksRBNotre Dame 
32991Jacoby BrissettPatriotsQBNorth Carolina State 
33092Brandon WilliamsCardinalsDBTexas A&M 
33193Cody KesslerBrownsQBUSCPanthers
33294Nick vennettSeahawksTEOhio StateBroncos
33395Graham GlasgowLionsCMichigancompensatory pick
33496Vincent ValentinePatriotsDTNebraskacompensatory pick
33597Rees OdhlamboSeahawksGBoise Statecompensatory pick
33698Justin SimmonsBroncosDBBostoncompensatory pick