NFL Draft 2014: Best players available after Round 3

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Some very good players, from big schools, are falling in the draft. There are obvious reasons on several of them.

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After the first two days of the 2014 NFL Draft, big name players are still available and with some of them it’s easy to see why.

It should really come as no surprise that LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger fell out of the first two days of the draft. He has plenty of off field issues and word of a back injury recently popped up. In the right situation, though, he should still be a solid developmental choice.

Really, the theme of a lot of the better players left is either injury concerns or off-field issues. Offensive tackle Antonio Richardson and cornerback Antone Exum both have injury concerns. Cornerback Victor Hampton was arrested in April.

There’s plenty of good players left without injury or character issues. Clemson’s Bashaud Breeland is a good developmental cornerback. Penn State’s DaQuan Jones is a versatile defensive tackle who can play the nose or hold two gaps in a 4-3. LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson has some potential for teams looking for one-gap defensive tackles.

Even though there was a run on running backs in the third round of the draft, plenty of good ones are still out there led by Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey and Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk.

Here are the best players available heading into the final day of the 2014 NFL Draft:

41. Antonio Richardson | 6'5 3/4, 336 pounds | Offensive tackle | Tennessee *
55. Zach Mettenberger | 6'5, 224 pounds | Quarterback | LSU
56. Antone Exum | 5'11 5/8, 213 pounds | Cornerback | Virginia Tech
60. Victor Hampton | 5’9, 197 pounds | Cornerback | South Carolina
61. Bashaud Breeland | 5'11 3/8, 197 pounds | Cornerback | Clemson *
63. DaQuan Jones | 6'3 3/4, 322 pounds | Defensive tackle | Penn State
65. Pierre Desir | 6'1, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Lindenwood
66. Brandon Coleman | 6'6, 225 pounds | Wide receiver | Rutgers *
73. Ka'Deem Carey | 5'9 3/8, 207 pounds | Running back | Arizona *
76. Marcus Roberson | 6'0 1/4, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Florida *
77. Ed Stinson | 6'3, 287 pounds | Defensive end/tackle | Alabama
78. David Fales | 6'1 5/8, 226 pounds | Quarterback | San Jose State
80. Dion Bailey | 5'11 3/4, 201 pounds | Safety | Southern California *
82. Jared Abbrederis | 6'1, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Wisconsin
84. Lache Seastrunk | 5'9 1/2, 201 pounds | Running back | Baylor *
87. David Yankey | 6'5 5/8, 315 pounds | Guard | Stanford *
88. Shayne Skov | 6'2, 245 pounds | Middle linebacker | Stanford
90. Anthony Johnson | 6'2 1/4, 308 pounds | Defensive tackle | LSU *
93. Christian Jones | 6'3 1/8, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State
95. Robert Herron | 5'9 1/8, 193 pounds | Wide receiver | Wyoming
96. Devonta Freeman | 5'8 1/4, 206 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
97. Cody Hoffman | 6'3 7/8, 223 pounds | Wide receiver | BYU
98. De'Anthony Thomas | 5'8 5/8, 174 pounds | Running back / Wide receiver | Oregon*
99. Isaiah Crowell | 5'11, 224 pounds | Running back | Alabama State *
101. Gabe Ikard | 6'3 5/8, 304 pounds | Center | Oklahoma
104. Caraun Reid | 6'2 1/8, 302 pounds | Defensive tackle | Princeton
105. Andre Hal | 5'10 3/8, 188 pounds | Cornerback | Vanderbilt
107. Aaron Colvin | 5'11, 177 pounds | Cornerback | Oklahoma
108. James Hurst | 6'5, 296 pounds | Offensive tackle | North Carolina
109. Aaron Lynch | 6'5, 249 pounds | Defensive end | South Florida **
110. Keith McGill | 6'3 3/8, 211 pounds | Cornerback | Utah
111. L'Damian Washington | 6'3 7/8, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri
115. Cyril Richardson | 6'4 3/4, 329 pounds | Guard | Baylor
117. Arthur Lynch | 6'4 5/8, 258 pounds | Tight end | Georgia
118. Martavis Bryant | 6'3 3/4, 211 pounds | Wide receiver | Clemson *
119. Telvin Smith | 6'3, 218 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State
120. Bruce Ellington | 5'9 3/8, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | South Carolina *
121. Storm Johnson | 6'0, 209 pounds | Running back | Central Florida *
122. Xavier Grimble | 6'4, 257 pounds | Tight end | Southern California *
123. Terrance Mitchell | 5'11 1/8, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Oregon *
124. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif | 6’5, 315 pounds | Offensive tackle | McGill
125. Andre Williams | 5'11 3/8, 230 pounds | Running back | Boston College
126. Jeremy Gallon | 5'7, 185 pounds | Wide receiver | Michigan
127. Jackson Jeffcoat | 6'3, 247 pounds | Defensive End | Texas
128. Yawin Smallwood | 6'2 1/4, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | Connecticut
129. E.J. Gaines | 5'10, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Missouri
130. Brett Smith | 6'3, 206 pounds | Quarterback | Wyoming *
131. Chris Smith | 6'1, 266 pounds | Defensive end | Arkansas
132. Seantrel Henderson | 6'7 1/8, 331 pounds | Offensive tackle | Miami
133. Michael Sam | 6'2, 261 pounds | Defensive end | Missouri
134. Carl Bradford | 6'0 3/4, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Arizona State *
135. Brent Urban | 6'7, 295 pounds | Defensive end | Virginia
136. Jaylen Watkins | 5'11 1/2, 194 pounds | Cornerback | Florida
138. Anthony Steen | 6'2, 312 pounds | Guard | Alabama
139. Kevin Pierre-Louis | 6'1, 225 pounds | Outside linebacker | Boston College
140. Avery Williamson | 6'1, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | Kentucky
142. Ross Cockrell | 6'0, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Duke
143. Mike Davis | 6'0, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | Texas
144. Jordan Zumwalt | 6'4, 235 pounds | Middle linebacker | UCLA
145. Devin Street | 6'2 7/8, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Pittsburgh
147. Nevin Lawson | 5'9 1/2, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Utah State
148. Dakota Dozier | 6'3 5/8, 313 pounds | Guard | Furman
149. Corey Brown | 5'11 3/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Ohio State
150. Antonio Andrews | 5'10 1/8, 225 pounds | Running back | Western Kentucky
151. Aaron Murray | 6'0, 207 pounds | Quarterback | Georgia
152. Cameron Fleming | 6'4 7/8, 323 pounds | Offensive tackle | Stanford *
153. Tyler Larsen | 6'4, 313 pounds | Center | Utah State
154. Loucheiz Purifoy | 5'11 1/2, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Florida *
155. Tom Savage | 6'3 7/8, 228 pounds | Quarterback | Pittsburgh
156. Craig Loston | 6'0 5/8, 217 pounds | Safety | LSU
157. Calvin Barnett | 6'2, 300 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oklahoma State
158. Larry Webster | 6'5 3/4, 252 pounds | Defensive end | Bloomsburg
159. Jemea Thomas | 5'9 1/4, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Georgia Tech
160. Cassius Marsh | 6'4, 252 pounds | Defensive end | UCLA
162. Trevor Reilly | 6'5, 245 pounds | Outside linebacker | Utah
163. Russell Bodine | 6'3 1/8, 310 pounds | Center | North Carolina *
164. Logan Thomas | 6'6 1/8, 248 pounds | Quarterback | Virginia Tech
165. Tre Boston | 5'11 5/8, 204 pounds | Safety | North Carolina
167. AJ McCarron | 6'3 1/4, 220 pounds | Quarterback | Alabama
168. Kenneth Acker | 6'0, 195 pounds | Cornerback | SMU
170. Walt Aikens | 6'0 5/8, 205 pounds | Cornerback | Liberty
171. Devon Kennard | 6'3, 249 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California
173. Hakeem Smith | 6'1, 197 pounds | Safety | Louisville
174. Marcel Jensen | 6'6, 270 pounds | Tight end | Fresno State
175. Max Bullough | 6'3 1/2, 249 pounds | Middle linebacker | Michigan State
176. Adrian Hubbard | 6'6, 257 pounds | Outside linebacker | Alabama
177. Chris Burnette | 6'2, 314 pounds | Guard | Georgia
178. Kelcy Quarles | 6'3 3/4, 297 pounds | Defensive tackle | South Carolina *
179. Wesley Johnson | 6'5 3/8, 297 pounds | Offensive tackle | Vanderbilt
180. Marion Grice | 6'0, 208 pounds | Running back | Arizona State
181. Jon Halapio | 6'3 1/2, 323 pounds | Guard | Florida
182. Taylor Hart | 6'6, 281 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oregon
183. Lamin Barrow | 6'1 3/8, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | LSU
185. Charles Leno | 6'4, 304 pounds | Offensive tackle | Boise State
186. Colt Lyerla | 6'3 7/8, 242 pounds | Tight end | -- *
187. Ahmad Dixon | 6'0, 212 pounds | Safety | Baylor
188. Rajion Neal | 5'11, 212 pounds | Running back | Tennessee
189. Greg Blair | 6'2, 252 pounds | Middle linebacker | Cincinnati
191. Jalen Saunders | 5'8 7/8, 163 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma
192. IK Enemkpali | 6'0 3/4, 261 pounds | Defensive end | Louisiana Tech
193. LaDarius Perkins | 5'7 3/8, 195 pounds | Running back | Mississippi State
194. Marqueston Huff | 5’11, 196 pounds | Safety | Wyoming
195. James Gayle | 6'3 7/8, 259 pounds | Defensive end | Virginia Tech
196. Tevin Reese | 5'10 1/2, 163 pounds | Wide receiver | Baylor
197. Kapri Bibbs | 5'9 3/8, 212 pounds | Running back | Colorado State *
198. Kerry Hyder | 6'2 1/2, 290 pounds | Defensive tackle | Texas Tech
199. Morgan Breslin | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California
200. Tajh Boyd | 6'0 5/8, 200 pounds | Quarterback | Clemson

201. DeAndre Coleman | 6'5, 314 pounds | Defensive tackle | California
202. Bryan Stork | 6'4, 315 pounds | Center | Florida State
203. Ryan Carrethers | 6'1 1/4, 337 pounds | Defensive tackle | Arkansas State
204. Ronald Powell | 6'3 1/8, 237 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida *
205. James White | 5'9 1/8, 204 pounds | Running back | Wisconsin
206. Ryan Grant | 6'1, 191 pounds | Wide receiver | Tulane
207. Daniel McCullers | 6'7, 352 pounds | Defensive Tackle | Tennessee
208. Charles Sawyer | 5'11, 178 pounds | Cornerback | Ole Miss
209. Willie Snead | 5'11, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Ball State
210. James Morris | 6'0 7/8, 241 pounds | Middle linebacker | Iowa
211. Kevin Norwood | 6'2, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Alabama
212. Andrew Norwell | 6'6, 319 pounds | Guard | Ohio State
213. Derrick Hopkins | 6'0, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Virginia Tech
214. Chaz Sutton | 6'4, 248 pounds | Defensive End | South Carolina
215. Ricardo Allen | 5'9 1/8, 187 pounds | Cornerback | Purdue
216. Sean Parker | 5'10, 193 pounds | Safety | Washington
217. Cornelius Lucas | 6'8, 316 pounds | Offensive tackle | Kansas State
218. Henry Josey | 5'8 1/8, 194 pounds | Running back | Missouri *
219. Shaquil Barrett | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Colorado State
220. Andrew Jackson | 6'1, 254 pounds | Middle linebacker | Western Kentucky
221. Chris Davis | 5'10, 203 pounds | Cornerback | Auburn
222. Kain Colter | 5'10, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Northwestern
223. David Fluellen | 5'11 1/8, 224 pounds | Running back | Toledo
224. C.J. Barnett | 6'0, 204 pounds | Safety | Ohio State
225. Preston Brown | 6'1 1/4, 251 pounds | Middle linebacker | Louisville
226. Rashaad Reynolds | 5’10, 189 pounds | Cornerback | Oregon State
227. Chris Whaley | 6’3, 295 pounds | Defensive tackle | Texas
228. Ed Reynolds | 6'1, 207 pounds | Safety | Stanford
229. Ryan Groy | 6'4 5/8, 316 pounds | Offensive tackle | Wisconsin
230. Ben Gardner | 6'4, 277 pounds | Defensive end | Stanford
231. Shaquelle Evans | 6'1, 213 pounds | Wide receiver | UCLA
232. Darrin Reaves | 5'10, 201 pounds | Running back | UAB
233. Beau Allen | 6'2, 334 pounds | Defensive tackle | Wisconsin
234. Kenny Ladler | 6'0 1/8, 207 pounds | Safety | Vanderbilt
235. Justin Ellis | 6'1 1/4, 334 pounds | Defensive tackle | Louisiana Tech
236. Josh Mauro | 6'5 7/8, 271 pounds | Defensive end | Stanford
237. Matt Patchan | 6'6 1/4, 302 pounds | Offensive tackle | Boston College
238. Austen Bujnoch | 6'5, 285 pounds | Guard | Cincinnati
239. George Uko | 6'2 5/8, 284 pounds | Defensive tackle | Southern California
240. DeDe Lattimore | 6'1, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | South Florida
241. Antwan Lowery | 6'5, 305 pounds | Guard | Rutgers
242. Bennett Jackson | 5'11 7/8, 195 pounds | Cornerback | Notre Dame
243. Zach Fulton | 6'5, 323 pounds | Guard | Tennessee
244. Wade Keliikipi | 6'3, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oregon
245. John Urschel | 6'3, 313 pounds | Guard | Penn State
246. Vinnie Sunseri | 5'11, 210 pounds | Safety | Alabama *
247. Kevin Danser | 6'6, 301 pounds | Guard | Stanford
248. Carrington Byndom | 6'0, 180 pounds | Cornerback | Texas
249. Jordan Tripp | 6'2 3/4, 234 pounds | Outside linebacker | Montana
250. Denicos Allen | 5'11, 215 pounds | Outside linebacker | Michigan State
251. Ted Bolser | 6'6, 254 pounds | Tight end | Indiana
252. Jeff Janis | 6'3, 219 pounds | Wide receiver | Saginaw Valley State
253. Christian Bryant | 5'9, 198 pounds | Safety | Ohio State
254. Anthony Hitchens | 6'0 3/8, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Iowa
255. Joe Don Duncan | 6'3, 268 pounds | Tight end | Dixie State
256. Bene Benwikere | 5'10 3/4, 195 pounds | Cornerback | San Jose State
257. Jonathan Dowling | 6'2 3/4, 190 pounds | Safety | Western Kentucky *
258. Stephen Morris | 6'1 7/8, 213 pounds | Quarterback | Miami
259. Boseko Lokombo | 6'2 1/8, 225 pounds | Outside linebacker | Oregon
260. Jacob Pedersen | 6'3 1/2, 238 pounds | Tight end | Wisconsin
261. Keith Wenning | 6'2 5/8, 218 pounds | Quarterback | Ball State
262. Chandler Jones | 5'11, 174 pounds | Wide Receiver | San Jose State
263. James Wilder Jr. | 6'2 5/8, 232 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
264. Marcus Hall | 6'6, 315 pounds | Guard | Ohio State
265. Jeff Mathews | 6'3 1/4, 223 pounds | Quarterback | Cornell
266. Tyler Starr | 6'4 1/8, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | South Dakota
267. Silas Redd | 5'9 3/4, 212 pounds | Running back | Southern California
268. Bryn Renner | 6'3 1/4, 228 pounds | Quarterback | North Carolina
269. Quincy Enunwa | 6'2, 225 pounds | Wide receiver | Nebraska
270. Connor Shaw | 6'0 3/8, 206 pounds | Quarterback | South Carolina
271. Alex Bayer | 6'4, 253 pounds | Tight end | Bowling Green
272. Matt Hazel | 6'3, 190 pounds | Wide receiver | Coastal Carolina
273. Jordan Najvar | 6'6, 265 pounds | Tight end | Baylor
274. James Sims | 6'0, 200 pounds | Running back | Kansas
275. Josh Stewart | 5'9 7/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma State *
276. Roosevelt Nix | 5'11, 267 pounds | Defensive tackle | Kent State
277. Rob Blanchflower | 6'4, 256 pounds | Tight end | Massachusetts
278. Jeoffrey Pagan | 6'3, 310 pounds | Defensive end | Alabama *
279. Timothy Flanders | 5'8 5/8, 207 pounds | Running back | Sam Houston State
280. Michael Campanaro | 5'9 3/8, 192 pounds | Wide receiver | Wake Forest

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