2010 NFL Draft: Third Round Grades

Benjamin C. Klein@@BenjaminCKleinCorrespondent IApril 24, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback Colt McCoy of Texas looks on during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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65. St. Louis Rams: Jerome Murphy - A

A physical corner perfect for Spagz' style of play.

66. Detroit Lions: Amari Spievey - A

Only knock is speed, and with Suh he won’t have to cover long.

67. Tampa Bay Bucs: Myron Lewis - A

Perfect marriage of fit, need, and value.

68. Kansas City Chiefs: Jon Asamoah - A

Should start from day one.

69. Oakland Raiders: Jared Veldheer - B

A bit of a reach but good upside for a third round pick.

70. Baltimore Ravens: Ed Dickson - A

Joe Flacco needs chain movers and Ray Rice needs blockers.

71. Green Bay Packers: Morgan Burnett - B

Good value but had other, more glaring needs.

72. Buffalo Bills: Alex Carrington - B+

The Bills continue their transition to the 3-4.

73. Miami Dolphins: John Jerry - A

Lunch pail guard for lunch pail franchise. O-line is built to run block.

74. Jacksonville Jaguars: D’Anthony Smith - C

The Jags front office has no clue.

75. Chicago Bears: Major Wright - A

Could start from day one.

76. New York Giants: Chad Jones - B+

You gotta love how Jerry Reese always attacks his team’s weaknesses.

77. Tennessee Titans: Damian Williams - A

Perfect slot guy and return man for Titans team devoid of both.

78. Carolina Panthers: Brandon LaFell - A-

The effort to compliment Steve Smith sadly continues.

79. San Diego Chargers: Donald Butler - A

Perfect marriage of need, value, and fit.

80. Denver Broncos: J.D. Walton - A

Should start from day one. 

81. Houston Texans: Earl Mitchell - B

A need since Amobi Okoye can’t stop going backwards.

82. Pittsburgh Steelers: Emmanuel Sanders - B-

Slight reach but great fit. Him and Wallace will burn turf.

83. Atlanta Falcons: Corey Peters - B+

Good depth and insurance for Peria Jerry.

84. Cincinnati Bengals: Jordan Shipley - D

They have enough WRs now and Shipley is too old and slow to go this high.

85. Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy - A

No lose situation for Browns unless McCoy goes Brian Brohm.

86. Philadelphia Eagles: Daniel Te’o-Nesheim - B

Eagles are gearing up to attack on defense. Still thin in secondary.

87. Denver Broncos: Eric Decker - A

The effort to replace Marshall continues.

88. Arizona Cardinals: Andre Roberts - B+

A possible steal but, even so, will he see field on deep Cardinals team?

89. Carolina Panthers: Armanti Edwards - C

A great pick but the Panthers paid a fortune in the trade for him. Bad business.

90. New England Patriots: Taylor Price - A

Great class, and not because they got picks for next years draft like last few years.

91. San Francisco 49ers: Navarro Bowman - B+

Won’t start but good rotational player and nickel LB.

92. Cleveland Browns: Shawn Lauvao - A

Makings of a nasty offensive line, should start at RG right away.

93. Kansas City Chiefs: Tony Moeaki - B

Raw and slight reach but great weapon for creative coaches Haley and Weis.

94. Indianapolis Colts: Kevin Thomas - A

A Colts-type player, fills a huge need area.

95. New Orleans: Jimmy Graham - A

Can let him sit for 2 years while he learns under Shockey. Elite ceiling.

96. Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Ghee - D

Won't supplant starters and not physically suited to play the slot.

97. Tennessee Titans: Ronnie Curran - A

Poor man’s Bullock.

98. Atlanta Falcons: Mike Johnson - A

Falcons have a young, smart cohesive line. Johnson will be perfect for it. 


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