1. Adetomiwa Adebawore, DL, Northwestern
The class’s most athletic prospect is shockingly still available on day three. Adetomiwa Adebawore needs to refine his game, but his combination of 4.49 speed and 282-pound frame gives him elite upside as a pass rusher. He is best suited as a base end in a 3-4 scheme and as a three-technique on passing downs but has the traits to be a plus-run defender as a 4-3 defensive end as well. The NFL must be scared off by his tweener profile and lackluster college production because Adebawore’s ceiling is astronomical.
2. Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
Major red flags with his weight and lack of athletic testing have pushed Dawand Jones way down teams’ boards, but his upside is still phenomenal. He is a massive right tackle prospect with excellent movement skills and footwork for his size. His fall is reminiscent of Orlando Brown Jr. in 2018 when he went in the third round. Jones is a better athlete and can absolutely reach similar success if placed in the right environment. His traits are well worth the risk on day three.
3. Clark Phillips III, DB, Utah
Despite his outlier size (5’9, 184 pounds with 29-inch arms and a 71-inch wingspan), Clark Phillips III is one of the most complete cornerback prospects in the draft. He has excellent ball skills along with some of the best zone instincts in the class. The tape shows a top-50 player, although size concerns push him down the board. At worst, Phillips III should be a capable slot corner with playmaking upside, but could even play outside in the right zone-heavy schemes. He clearly did not meet many teams’ size thresholds, but on day three his talent should outweigh that.
4. Kelee Ringo, DB, Georgia
The consensus preseason top cornerback, Kelee Ringo’s stock has plummeted in recent months after a disappointing junior season. His agility and explosiveness drills at the combine were disappointing, but he is still an impressive height-speed prospect. His tight hips are a problem for NFL coaches, however, he could thrive on the perimeter in a cover-three-heavy system. His draft slide may signal that teams like him more as a safety, where his athletic upside becomes increasingly intriguing.
5. Isaiah McGuire, DL, Missouri
16 edge rushers were drafted in the first two days, but surprisingly, Isaiah McGuire didn’t hear his name called. McGuire has the prototypical size for a defensive end and was productive both in run defense and as a pass rusher at Missouri. He is a high-end athlete with the length and speed teams covet. He had success in the SEC, was a team captain, and checks boxes as an athlete. McGuire will be a rotational player right away and with more developed pass-rush moves could become an impact starter.
6. Chandler Zavala, OG, North Carolina State
Chandler Zavala is a recent riser on draft boards who was not expected to still be available after day two. He is an elite athlete with excellent strength (30 reps of 225 pounds), speed (84th percentile 10-yard split), agility (7.58-second three-cone), and explosiveness (32.5-inch vertical) testing. Zavala allowed just one quarterback hit and zero sacks during his career at North Carolina State. He was a rock-solid starting guard in college and has the desired profile to be just that for an NFL team.
7. Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas
Playing second-fiddle to top-ten pick Bijan Robinson at Texas, Roschon Johnson has flown under the radar throughout the draft process. He is the complete package as a bruising running back prospect with size (6’2, 223 pounds), power, and the best pass protection in the class. Although he is not a prolific receiver, Johnson is comfortable playing on third downs and can improve as a pass catcher with more reps. He has bell-cow potential but is experienced playing as a backup and in a split backfield making him the ideal day-three target.
8. Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion
A perfect 10 Relative Athleticism Score prospect, Zack Kuntz has all the traits necessary to be a dangerous receiving weapon. His 6’7, 255-pound frame makes him an intimidating player at the catch point, and his elite 4.55 40-yard-dash time demonstrates his ability to be a threat after the catch as well. Kuntz was a focal point of Old Dominion’s offense in 2021 and was on his way to an even better 2022 before a season-ending knee injury. His draft prospects are reliant on his athletic upside, but his reliable hands and blocking effort can keep him on the field as a rookie outside of just the red zone.
9. Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati
The other Bearcat receiver, Tre Tucker, snuck into the third round to the Raiders at pick 100, but it was Tyler Scott who was expected to be drafted higher. Scott does not add as much value in the return game (although he has the traits to be an impact there) but is a prolific receiving threat. He is electric as a vertical weapon and difficult to track down when he finds open grass. He is a true burner and had eight catches of at least 30 yards last year and all nine of his touchdowns were plays of 20 yards or more. His speed and fluidity as a vertical route runner will immediately improve a team’s deep passing game and add a high-upside deep threat to their receiving corps.
10. Antonio Johnson, DB, Texas A&M
Another player with first-round hype just a few months ago, Antonio Johnson’s athletic limitations have tempered his draft stock. At 6’2 and nearly 200 pounds, he has a desirable build at safety. He played predominantly in the slot at Texas A&M but projects as an immediate tight-end eraser who will thrive as an overhang player. He is aggressive in the run game and uses his length to crash quickly on routes. He needs to develop his ball skills and be more disciplined. Johnson entered the draft as a consensus top-three safety and has the versatility and experience necessary to be a future starter.
HM Cory Trice, DB, Purdue
HM JL Skinner, DB, Boise State
HM Parker Washington, WR, Penn State
HM Darius Rush, DB, South Carolina
HM Nick Saldiveri, OL, Old Dominion