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NFL Draft 2016: Best players available after Round 3

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The story of the third day of the draft will be where quarterbacks land, with Connor Cook in the forefront.

One of the key storylines people always follow on the third day of the draft is where quarterbacks go. That will be no different with the third day of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Chief among those available is Michigan State's Connor Cook. Six quarterbacks are gone, and it's a surprise Cook isn't among them. Ohio State's Cardale Jones is a project, but a good one for a signal caller.

In addition to quarterback, there are several good running backs available. Players like Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams of Arkansas and Paul Perkins of UCLA could push for starting jobs in the NFL if they land in the right situation.

Another surprising player who is still on the board is Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings. Some considered him a potential first-round pick earlier this month, and a second-rounder if nothing else. He had 5.5 sacks for the Bears last season. He's also pretty athletic for a 310-pound interior lineman. Billings might be more limited as a pass rusher in the NFL, but he has all the makings of a starter on a defensive line.

Somehow there are still other good Ohio State players remaining, including linebacker Joshua Perry and safety Tyvis Powell.

Here's the complete list of best players still available in the 2016 NFL Draft:

41. Joshua Perry, 6’4, 254 pounds, OLB, Ohio State
44. Andrew Billings, 6’2, 310 pounds, DT, Baylor
56. Connor Cook, 6’4, 220 pounds, QB, Michigan State
57. Alex Collins, 5’11, 215 pounds, RB, Arkansas
60. Rashard Higgins, 6’2, 190 pounds, WR, Colorado State
65. Kentrell Brothers, 6’1, 235 pounds, MLB, Missouri
71. Jeremy Cash, 6’2, 210 pounds, S, Duke
72. Paul Perkins, 5’11, 210 pounds, RB, UCLA
76. Jonathan Williams, 6’0, 223 pounds, RB, Arkansas
78. Kenneth Dixon, 5’10, 213 pounds, RB, Louisiana Tech
80. Pharoh Cooper, 5’11, 207 pounds, WR, South Carolina
81. Devontae Booker, 5’11, 212 pounds, RB, Utah
83. Sheldon Day, 6’2, 285 pounds, DT, Notre Dame
85. Charone Peake, 6’2 3/8, 209 pounds, WR, Clemson
86. Christian Westerman, 6’4, 300 pounds, G, Arizona State
89. Joe Schobert, 6’2, 236 pounds, OLB, Wisconsin
90. Vadal Alexander, 6’6, 329 pounds, OT/G, LSU
91. Malcolm Mitchell, 6’1, 195 pounds, WR, Georgia
94. Jatavis Brown, 5’11, 227 pounds, OLB, Akron
96. Dominique Alexander, 6’0, 220 pounds, MLB, Oklahoma
99. Hassan Ridgeway, 6’3, 320 pounds, DT, Texas
103. Landon Turner, 6’4, 325 pounds, G, North Carolina
105. Spencer Drango, 6’6, 320 pounds, OT/G, Baylor
106. Jerell Adams, 6’6, 231 pounds, TE, South Carolina
108. Jordan Howard, 6’1, 230 pounds, RB, Indiana
109. Kenny Lawler, 6’2, 195 pounds, WR, California
110. D.J. Reader, 6'3, 325 pounds, DT, Clemson
111. K.J. Dillon, 6’1, 203 pounds, S, West Virginia
112. Nick Kwiatoski, 6’2, 235 pounds, MLB, West Virginia
113. Shawn Oakman, 6’9, 275 pounds, DE, Baylor
114. Denver Kirkland, 6’5, 340 pounds, G, Arkansas
116. Ronald Blair, 6’2 1/8, 284 pounds, DE, Appalachian State
117. Jack Allen, 6’2, 296 pounds, C, Michigan State
118. Kolby Listenbee, 6’1, 183 pounds, WR, TCU
119. Jerald Hawkins, 6’6, 305 pounds, OT, LSU
120. Kyle Murphy, 6’7, 301 pounds, OT, Stanford
121. Tyler Higbee, 6’6, 250 pounds, TE, Western Kentucky
122. Mike Thomas, 6’1, 200 pounds, WR, Southern Mississippi
124. Joe Dahl, 6’5, 310 pounds, OT, Washington State
125. Sebastian Tretola, 6’5, 334 pounds, G, Arkansas
126. Zack Sanchez, 5’11, 179 pounds, CB, Oklahoma
127. Connor McGovern, 6’4, 300 pounds, G/OT, Missouri
128. Eric Murray, 6’0, 199 pounds, CB, Minnesota
130. Tajae Sharpe, 6’3, 188 pounds, WR, Massachusetts
131. Jalen Mills, 6’0, 196 pounds, S, LSU
132. Anthony Zettel, 6’4, 284 pounds, DT, Penn State
133. Beau Sandland, 6’4 1/2, 253 pounds, TE, Montana State
134. Evan Boehm, 6’3, 310 pounds, C, Missouri
136. Tyler Matakevich, 6’1, 235 pounds, MLB, Temple
137. Miles Killebrew, 6’3, 230 pounds, S, Southern Utah
138. Aaron Burbridge, 6’1, 206 pounds, WR, Michigan State
139. Willie Henry, 6’2 3/4, 303 pounds, DT, Michigan
140. Darrell Greene, 6’2 3/4, 321 pounds, G, San Diego State
141. Joe Haeg, 6’6, 293 pounds, OT, North Dakota State
142. Antonio Morrison, 6’1, 229 pounds, MLB, Florida
143. Charles Tapper, 6’2, 282 pounds, DE, Oklahoma
144. Matt Ioannidis, 6’4, 285 pounds, DT, Temple
145. Jay Lee, 6’3, 220 pounds, WR, Baylor
146. Willie Beavers, 6’5, 309 pounds, OT, Western Michigan
147. Alex McCalister, 6’6 1/8, 239 pounds, DE, Florida
148. Keyarris Garrett, 6’4, 221 pounds, WR, Tulsa
149. Rees Odhiambo, 6’4, 309 pounds, G/OT, Boise State
150. Keith Marshall, 5’11, 219 pounds, RB, Georgia
152. Keenan Reynolds, 5’11, 205 pounds, RB, Navy
153. Cardale Jones, 6’5, 250 pounds, QB, Ohio State
154. Daniel Braverman, 5’10, 177 pounds, WR, Western Michigan
155. Ron Thompson, 6’4, 268 pounds, DE, Syracuse
156. Tyvis Powell, 6’3, 210 pounds, S, Ohio State
157. Tyler Ervin, 5’10, 192 pounds, RB, San Jose State
158. Bralon Addison, 5’10, 190 pounds, WR, Oregon
159. Bryce Williams, 6’6, 258 pounds, TE, East Carolina
160. Matt Judon, 6’3, 275 pounds, DE, Grand Valley State
161. James Cowser, 6’3 1/8, 248 pounds, DE, Southern Utah
162. Dan Vitale, 6’2, 235 pounds, FB, Northwestern
163. Jayron Kearse, 6'5, 220 pounds, S, Clemson
164. Maurice Canady, 6’2, 195 pounds, CB, Virginia
165. Travis Feeney, 6'4, 226 pounds, OLB, Washington
166. Steven Daniels, 6’0, 243 pounds, MLB, Boston College
167. Stephen Weatherly, 6’5, 250 pounds, OLB, Vanderbilt
168. Rashard Robinson, 6’1 1/2, 171 pounds, LSU
169. Dak Prescott, 6’2, 230 pounds, QB, Mississippi State
170. Jalin Marshall, 5’10, 205 pounds, WR, Ohio State
172. Jonathan Jones, 5’9 1/8, 186 pounds, CB, Auburn
173. Scooby Wright, 6’1, 246 pounds, MLB, Arizona
174. Kevin Hogan, 6’3 1/4, 218 pounds, QB, Stanford
175. Dean Lowry, 6’6, 290 pounds, DE, Northwestern
176. Kelvin Taylor, 5’10 1/8, 207 pounds, RB, Florida
177. Marquez North, 6’3, 229 pounds, WR, Tennessee
178. Derek Watt, 6’2, 236 pounds, FB, Wisconsin
180. Jakeem Grant, 5’6, 170 pounds, WR, Texas Tech
182. Jared Norris, 6’2, 240 pounds, MLB, Utah
183. Harlan Miller, 5’11 7/8, 182 pounds, CB, SE Louisiana State
184. Beniquez Brown, 6’1, 238 pounds, OLB, Mississippi State
185. Paul McRoberts, 6’1, 202 pounds, WR, SE Missouri State
186. Josh Forrest, 6’3, 255 pounds, MLB, Kentucky
187. Jordan Payton, 6’1, 212 pounds, WR, UCLA
188. Josh Ferguson, 5’10, 185 pounds, RB, Illinois
189. B.J. Goodson, 6’1, 242 pounds, OLB, Clemson
190. Brandon Allen, 6’2, 210 pounds, QB, Arkansas
191. Kelvin Peterson, 5’10 3/8, 173 pounds, CB, Oklahoma State
192. John Theus, 6'6, 303 pounds, OT, Georgia
193. Blake Martinez, 6’2, 245 pounds, MLB, Stanford
194. Cayleb Jones, 6’3, 215 pounds, WR, Arizona
195. Terrance Smith, 6’4, 230 pounds, OLB, Florida State
196. Deiondre Hall, 6’1 5/8, 199 pounds, CB, Northern Iowa
197. Jeff Driskel, 6’4, 231 pounds, QB, Louisiana Tech
198. Roger Lewis, 6’0, 196 pounds, WR, Bowling Green
199. DeAndre Houston-Carson, 6’2, 195 pounds, S, William & Mary
200. Dadi Nicholas, 6’3, 223 pounds, OLB, Virginia Tech
201. Cassanova McKinzy, 6’3, 253 pounds, MLB, Auburn
202. Tavon Young, 5’10, 174 pounds, CB, Temple
203. Drew Kaser, 6’2, 212 pounds, P, Texas A&M
204. D.J. Foster, 5’10 1/4, 193 pounds, WR, Arizona State
205. Eric Striker, 6’0, 222 pounds, OLB, Oklahoma
206. Nate Sudfeld, 6’6, 240 pounds, QB, Indiana
208. Glenn Gronkowski, 6’3, 234 pounds, FB, Kansas State
209. Curt Maggitt, 6’4, 252 pounds, OLB/DE, Tennessee
210. Peyton Barber, 5’11, 225 pounds, RB, Auburn
211. Devon Johnson, 6’1, 244 pounds, RB, Marshall
212. Nile Lawrence-Stample, 6’1, 302 pounds, DT, Florida State
213. Brandon Doughty, 6’3, 220 pounds, QB, Western Kentucky
214. Cole Toner, 6’5 1/4, 303 pounds, OT, Harvard
215. D.J. White, 5’11, 185 pounds, CB, Georgia Tech
216. Henry Krieger Coble, 6’4, 250 pounds, TE, Iowa
217. Geronimo Allison, 6’4, 200 pounds, WR, Illinois
218. Kyle Friend, 6’0 5/8, 295 pounds, C, Temple
219. Destiny Vaeao, 6’4, 298 pounds, DT, Washington State
220. Vernon Adams, 5’11, 200 pounds, QB, Oregon
221. Tevin Carter, S, 6’1, 215 pounds, S, Utah
222. Parker Ehinger, 6’7, 318 pounds, G/OT, Cincinnati
223. Caleb Benenoch, 6’5, 305 pounds, OT, UCLA
226. Devante Bond, 6’1 1/8, 235 pounds, OLB, Oklahoma
227. Mike Matthews, 6’2, 294 pounds, C, Texas A&M
229. Taveze Calhoun, 6’0 3/8, 192 pounds, CB, Mississippi State
230. Antwaun Woods, 6’0, 329 pounds, DT, Southern California
231. Quinshad Davis, 6’3, 218 pounds, WR, North Carolina
232. Briean Boddy-Calhoun, 5’9 1/2, 193 pounds, CB, Minnesota
233. Thomas Duarte, 6’2 1/8, 231 pounds, TE, UCLA
234. Joe Bolden, 6’3, 232 pounds, MLB, Michigan
235. Pearce Slater, 6’6 3/4, 329 pounds, OT, San Diego State
236. Chris Moore, 6’1, 206 pounds, WR, Cincinnati
237. Matt Johnson 6’0, 219 pounds, QB, Bowling Green
238. Marshaun Coprich, 5’8, 207 pounds, RB, Illinois State
239. Quinton Jefferson, 6’3, 289 pounds, DT, Maryland
240. Darion Griswold, 6’3, 255 pounds, TE, Arkansas State
241. Devon Cajuste, 6’4, 227 pounds, WR, Stanford
242. Montese Overton, 6’1 3/4, 223 pounds, OLB, East Carolina
243. Darius Latham, 6’5, 305 pounds, DT, Indiana
244. Victor Ochi, 6’1 1/8, 246 pounds, DE, Stony Brook
245. De’Runnya Wilson, 6’5, 215 pounds, WR, Mississippi State
246. Ka’imi Fairbairn, 5’11 1/2, 183 pounds, K, UCLA
248. Byron Marshall, 5’10, 205 pounds, WR/RB, Oregon
249. Travis Blanks, 6’1, 212 pounds, OLB, Clemson
250. Stephen Anderson, 6'2, 230 pounds, TE, California
251. Fahn Cooper, 6’5, 306 pounds, OT, Ole Miss
252. Duke Williams, 6’2 1/4, 229 pounds, WR, Auburn
253. Gionni Paul, 5’10 1/8, 231 pounds, OLB, Nebraska
254. Demarcus Robinson, 6’1, 204 pounds, WR, Florida
255. Aaron Green, 5’11, 206 pounds, RB, TCU
256. Jake McGee, 6’5, 249 pounds, TE, Florida
257. Ross Martin, 5’9, 183 pounds, K, Duke
258. Hunter Sharp, 6’0, 200 pounds, WR, Utah State
259. Stephane Nembot, 6’7, 320 pounds, OT, Colorado
260. Daniel Lasco, 6’0 1/8, 209 pounds, RB, California
261. Jake Rudock, 6'2 3/4, 207 pounds, QB, Michigan
262. Mekale McKay, 6’3 5/8, 207 pounds, WR, Cincinnati
263. Kyle Carter, 6’3, 252 pounds, TE, Penn State
264. Jordan Canzeri, 5’9, 192 pounds, RB, Iowa
265. Connor Wujciak, 6’2 1/2, 291 pounds, DT, Boston College
266. Trevor Davis, 6’1 1/8, 188 pounds, WR, California
267. Alex Redmond, 6’5, 305 pounds, G, UCLA
268. Romeo Okwara, 6'4 5/8, 265 pounds, DE, Notre Dame
269. Andy Janovich, 6’1, 238 pounds, FB, Nebraska
270. Ben Braunecker, 6’3, 250 pounds, TE, Harvard
271. Tyler März, 6’6 3/4, 316 pounds, OT, Wisconsin
272. Nelson Spruce, 6’1 1/8, 206 pounds, WR, Colorado
273. Eddie Yarbrough, 6’3, 251 pounds, DE, Wyoming
274. Tyler Johnstone, 6’6, 295 pounds, OT, Oregon
275. Jason Fanaika, 6’3, 269 pounds, DE, Utah
276. Joel Stave, 6’5, 236 pounds, QB, Wisconsin
277. Aziz Shittu, 6'3, 279 pounds, DE, Stanford
278. Tre Madden, 6’1, 225 pounds, RB, Southern California
279. Devin Lucien, 6’0, 192 pounds, WR, Arizona State
280. Dwayne Washington, 6’1, 221 pounds, RB, Washington
281. Cody Core, 6’2 5/8, 205 pounds, WR, Ole Miss
282. Wendell Smallwood, 5’11, 201 pounds, RB, West Virginia
283. Ted Karras, 6’4, 310 pounds, G, Illinois
284. Braxton Deaver, 6’5, 245 pounds, TE, Duke
285. Jaydon Micken, 5’10, 173 pounds, WR, Washington
286. Andrew Bonnet, 6’3, 245 pounds, FB, North Dakota State
287. Brandon Shell, 6’5 3/8, 324 pounds, OT, South Carolina
288. Luther Maddy, 6’2, 283 pounds, DT, Virginia Tech
289. Silverberry Mouhon, 6’3, 255 pounds, DE, Cincinnati
290. Aaron Wallace, 6’3, 240 pounds, OLB, UCLA
291. Aaron Morris, 6’5, 313 pounds, G, Ole Miss
292. RJ Williamson, 6’0, 216 pounds, S, Michigan State
293. Matt Skura, 6’4, 305 pounds, C, Duke
294. Steve Longa, 6’1, 225 pounds, OLB, Rutgers
295. Kris Frost, 6’2, 240 pounds, OLB, Auburn
296. Kalan Reed, 5’11, 195 pounds, CB, Southern Miss
297. Elijah Shumate, 6'0, 224 pounds, S, Notre Dame
298. Ian Seau, 6’3, 250 pounds, DE/OLB, Nevada
299. D.J. Pettway, 6’2, 270 pounds, DE, Alabama
300. DeAndre Elliott, 6’1, 188 pounds, CB, Colorado State

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