3.01 Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU (@_CodyGarrett)
Williams is a back that’s quickly rising up the rankings. He has solid vision and strength to go along with quickness and good feet. His best quality is how vicious his running style is. He isn’t afraid of contact and will truck any defender in his way.
3.02 Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss (@allpurposeyrd8g)
There is much to like about Engram, but the most intriguing thing about him is his size and speed combination. He has the skill set of a receiver and the size of a tight end. He’s also versatile as he can be lined up anywhere on the offense. He’s one of the best tight ends in this draft class and could make an immediate impact for any NFL team.
3.03 James Conner RB Pittsburgh (@DFF_JohnIDP)
Talk about character. Returned from an MCL injury and a battle against cancer to play strong and good enough to bring it into the NFL. Good sized back who can handle the workload. With some work he can be a capable receiving threat. Well worth a shot here
3.04 Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (@dibari22)
For the first time in mock draft season, I wasn’t thrilled with anybody left at this point. Things are tightening up already as I’ve usually had somebody I really liked still left here. Landing spot is key for Kaaya, if he goes to a team where he can learn & develop a bit, he might have a decent NFL career. If he goes someplace where he’ll be thrown into the fire on day 1, his development might be stunted.
3.05 Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo (@DFF_Madman)
Will be a better pro than several backs taken ahead of him who will not be complete RBs in the NFL. Hunt is an all-purpose, three-down, feature back. Excellent vision and agility. Power to run through contact. Elite jump-cut. 850+ collegiate carries and just 1 fumble. If he’s available in the 3rd round of your rookie dynasty drafts, he’s the BPA for sure. Watch some of his game tape. Electric. Fun to watch. Check out DFF Rookie Mock #1 for more of my comments on Hunt. A top-5 pro RB from this class.
3.06 Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State (@DynoEconomist)
I expect this guy to rise in the next few months. Big, athletic and highly productive in the SEC. Checks all the boxes
3.07 Josh Reynolds, WR Texas A&M (@AndrewMiley)
Sure he is skinny at 6’4′” 190 lbs, but he has a huge catch radius and is lightning fast. Reynolds tracks the ball well in the air, grabbing most jump balls, especially in the end zone.
3.08 Bucky Hodges, TE, VA (@DFF_Shane)
This dude is a freaking monster at TE, not going to lie here, just like my wife I like ’em big. He is going to an absolute match-up nightmare. Andy takes a deeper look at Hodges and Josh Reynolds (who I was hoping would drop to me at this spot) here.
3.09 Dede Westbrook, Wr Oklahoma (@NFLDynastyScout)
Fast(4.28 40 yard dash), explosive, a little undersized(5’11” 175 lbs) with just okay route running and decent hands.
3.10 David Njoku, TE Miami (@WhiskeyD0G)
Huge TE with flypaper hands. Think a younger, stronger Jordan Reed!
3.11 Donnel Pumphrey RB, SDSU (@DFF_TJ)
Undersized, record setting running back. He may be limited to a 3rd down/change of pace role in the NFL.
3.12 Bo Scarbrough, Alabama, RB (@FatAdamSchefter)
Will possibly ride his college playoff success into the draft. Big bruiser with decent speed.
Another writer mock is now in the books. Hopefully we’ve been a help for you in setting up your early target list and giving you a way to early view of where you’ll need to look to draft those target players. If there’s a format you would like to see us tackle next go ahead and give any of us a shout out on the old Twitter box and we’ll do our best to oblige.