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2014 NFL Draft Order: Day 3 List of Picks and Predictions

Sep 28, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver T.J. Jones (7) runs past Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Julian Wilson (2) at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMay 10, 2014

Just like that, three rounds of the 2014 NFL draft have come and gone.

Plenty of top-tier talent now have homes in the NFL; however, don't sleep on the late-round picks.

It's this point of the draft where teams can find a diamond in the rough and come away with a future All-Pro at a value price.

Plenty of current NFL stars have come from Round 4 through 7. Here's a quick glimpse: Geno Atkins was a fourth-round pick in 2010, Richard Sherman was a fifth-round pick in 2011, Tom Brady was a sixth-round pick in 2000 and Marques Colston was a seventh-round pick in 2006.

That's a pretty impressive list.

As teams delve into their big boards and prospects anxiously await their fates, let's take a look at the complete draft order for Day 3 and sprinkle in some predictions for good measure.

 

Round 4

2014 NFL Draft: Round 4 Order
Round PickOverall PickTeam
1101Philadelphia Eagles
2102Washington Redskins
3103Atlanta Falcons
4104New York Jets
5105New England Patriots
6106San Francisco 49ers
7107Oakland Raiders
8108Seattle Seahawks
9109Buffalo Bills
10110St. Louis Rams
11111Seattle Seahawks
12112Tennessee Titans
13113New York Giants
14114Jacksonville Jaguars
15115New York Jets
16116Oakland Raiders
17117Chicago Bears
18118Pittsburgh Steelers
19119Dallas Cowboys
20120Arizona Cardinals
21121Green Bay Packers
22122Tennessee Titans
23123Cincinnati Bengals
24124Kansas City Chiefs
25125Miami Dolphins
26126New Orleans Saints
27127Cleveland Browns
28128Carolina Panthers
29129San Francisco 49ers
30130New England Patriots
31131Denver Broncos
32132Seattle Seahawks
33133Detroit Lions
34134Baltimore Ravens
35135Houston Texans
36136Detroit Lions
37137New York Jets
38138Baltimore Ravens
39139Atlanta Falcons
40140New England Patriots
Credit: NFL.com

Prediction: T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame to Carolina Panthers

The Panthers grabbed Kelvin Benjamin in Round 1 to give Cam Newton a large target on the outside; however, this team needs more than just him.

Adding Jones to the mix will give the Panthers a reliable receiver to pair with their first-round selection. Jones is a solid route-runner and has good hands. He may not be a burner, but his solid fundamentals should find him a spot on the field.

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports tweeted his thoughts of Jones going in Round 4:

Great value for Carolina here.

 

Round 5

2014 NFL Draft: Round 5 Order
Round PickOverall PickTeam
1141Philadelphia Eagles
2142Washington Redskins
3143Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4144Jacksonville Jaguars
5145Minnesota Vikings
6146Detroit Lions
7147Atlanta Falcons
8148Minnesota Vikings
9149Buffalo Bills
10150San Francisco 49ers
11151Tennessee Titans
12152New York Giants
13153Buffalo Bills
14154New York Jets
15155Miami Dolphins
16156Chicago Bears
17157Pittsburgh Steelers
18158Dallas Cowboys
19159Jacksonville Jaguars
20160Arizona Cardinals
21161Green Bay Packers
22162Philadelphia Eagles
23163Kansas City Chiefs
24164Cincinnati Bengals
25165San Diego Chargers
26166Indianapolis Colts
27167New Orleans Saints
28168Carolina Panthers
29169New Orleans Saints
30170San Francisco 49ers
31171Miami Dolphins
32172Seattle Seahawks
33173Pittsburgh Steelers
34174New York Giants
35175Baltimore Ravens
36176Green Bay Packers
Credit: NFL.com

Prediction: De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon to Philadelphia Eagles

This just makes too much sense should Thomas fall to the fifth round.

Coming from Oregon's offense, Chip Kelly would love to acquire Thomas' elusive skill set. With great acceleration, solid hands out of the backfield and the ability to serve as a returner, Thomas would fit nicely as a rotational piece on the Eagles' high-octane offense.

 

Round 6

2014 NFL Draft: Round 6 Order
Round PickOverall PickTeam
1177Houston Texans
2178Washington Redskins
3179New England Patriots
4180San Francisco 49ers
5181Houston Texans
6182Atlanta Falcons
7183Chicago Bears
8184Minnesota Vikings
9185Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10186Tennessee Titans
11187New York Giants
12188St. Louis Rams
13189Detroit Lions
14190Miami Dolphins
15191Chicago Bears
16192Pittsburgh Steelers
17193Kansas City Chiefs
18194Baltimore Ravens
19195New York Jets
20196Arizona Cardinals
21197Green Bay Packers
22198New England Patriots
23199Cincinnati Bengals
24200Kansas City Chiefs
25201San Diego Chargers
26202New Orleans Saints
27203Indianapolis Colts
28204Carolina Panthers
29205Jacksonville Jaguars
30206New England Patriots
31207Denver Broncos
32208Seattle Seahawks
33209New York Jets
34210New York Jets
35211Houston Texans
36212Cincinnati Bengals
37213New York Jets
38214St. Louis Rams
39215Pittsburgh Steelers
Credit: NFL.com

Prediction: Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford to New York Jets

With a plethora of picks near the end of the sixth round, the Jets shouldn't hesitate on selecting Gaffney here.

While the Jets acquired Chris Johnson over the offseason—and have a somewhat crowded backfield at the moment—the team lacks a workhorse like Gaffney.

Gaffney has the ability to pummel defenses and slowly wear them down throughout the course of a game. His presence will take a good deal of burden off Johnson and help the speed back find late-game holes through tired defensive lines.

After all, according to a tweet from Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, Gaffney is confident about his future in the NFL:

 

Round 7

2014 NFL Draft: Round 7 Order
Round PickOverall PickTeam
1216Houston Texans
2217Washington Redskins
3218Cleveland Browns
4219Oakland Raiders
5220Atlanta Falcons
6221Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7222Jacksonville Jaguars
8223Minnesota Vikings
9224Buffalo BIlls
10225Carolina Panthers
11226St. Louis Rams
12227Seattle Seahawks
13228Tennessee Titans
14229Dallas Cowboys
15230Pittsburgh Steelers
16231Dallas Cowboys
17232Indianapolis Colts
18233New York Jets
19234Miami Dolphins
20235Oakland Raiders
21236Green Bay Packers
22237Philadelphia Eagles
23238Dallas Cowboys
24239Cincinnati Bengals
25240San Diego Chargers
26241St. Louis Rams
27242Denver Broncos
28243San Francisco 49ers
29244New England Patriots
30245San Francisco 49ers
31246Denver Broncos
32247Oakland Raiders
33248Dallas Cowboys
34249St. Louis Rams
35250St. Louis Rams
36251Dallas Cowboys
37252Cincinnati Bengals
38253Atlanta Falcons
39254Dallas Cowboys
40255Atlanta Falcons
41256Houston Texans
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Prediction: Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina to Jacksonville Jaguars

Even though Jacksonville grabbed Blake Bortles in Round 1, why not take a look at his long-term backup late in the draft?

Shaw is a good athlete who can extend plays with his legs and has shown efficiency as a passer. He'll need time to develop and fine-tune his skill set. With a similar style to Bortles, the offensive scheme would remain the same no matter who was under center.

 

Draft order courtesy of NFL.com's Draft Tracker.

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