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|
|3||1||64||Kevin Byard||Titans||DB||Middle Tennessee State|
|3||2||65||Carl Nassib||Browns||DE||Penn State|
|3||5||68||Will Redmond||49ers||DB||Mississippi State|
|3||7||70||Bronson Kaufusi||Ravens||DE||Brigham Young|
|3||8||71||Darian Thompson||Giants||DB||Boise State|
|3||11||74||KelVarae Russell||Chiefs||DB||Notre Dame||Buccaneers|
|3||12||75||Shilique Calhoun||Raiders||DE||Michigan State|
|3||13||76||Shon Coleman||Browns||T||Auburn||Rams through Titans|
|3||14||77||Daryl Worley||Panthers||DB||West Virginia||Lions through Eagles and Browns|
|3||15||78||Joe Thuney||Patriots||G||North Carolina State||Saints|
|3||16||79||Isaac Seumalo||Eagles||G||Oregon State|
|3||17||80||Adolphus Washington||Bills||DT||Ohio State|
|3||19||82||Le'Raven Clark||Colts||T||Texas Tech|
|3||21||84||Kendall Fuller||Redskins||DB||Virginia Tech|
|3||22||85||Braxton Miller||Texans||WR||Ohio State|
|3||24||87||Nick Vigil||Bengals||LB||Utah State|
|3||25||88||Kyler Fackrell||Packers||LB||Utah State|
|3||26||89||Javon Hargrave||Steelers||DT||South Carolina State|
|3||27||90||C.J. Prosise||Seahawks||RB||Notre Dame|
|3||29||91||Jacoby Brissett||Patriots||QB||North Carolina State|
|3||30||92||Brandon Williams||Cardinals||DB||Texas A&M|
|3||32||94||Nick vennett||Seahawks||TE||Ohio State||Broncos|
|3||33||95||Graham Glasgow||Lions||C||Michigan||compensatory pick|
|3||34||96||Vincent Valentine||Patriots||DT||Nebraska||compensatory pick|
|3||35||97||Rees Odhlambo||Seahawks||G||Boise State||compensatory pick|
|3||36||98||Justin Simmons||Broncos||DB||Boston||compensatory pick|