You Got Served: Live 2012 NFL Draft third-round analysis

Ted Bartlett evaluates draft-eligible prospects in his spare time, among a number of activities he pursues, including golf, MBA classes, and smirking about how much he's outkicked his coverage on the girlfriend front.  When his kindergarten teacher told him that he was advanced, what she was saying was that, with minimal effort, he'd be able to do better than "really passionate" people who try their hardest.  He also focuses on the NFL's business and legal environment, offensive and defensive schemes, going off on unrelated tangents, and all 32 teams in the NFL. Follow along as he offers his instant analysis of tonight's NFL Draft.

# Team Player Position/School Notes
1 (64) Indianapolis Dwayne Allen TE/Clemson The Colts seem like they want to play some 12 personnel.  Second TE taken, and neither is really an inline guy.
2 (65) St. Louis Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana He's a big, talented, physical CB, and the Rams continue to work to solve their secondary.
3 (66) Minnesota Josh Robinson CB/Central Florida The CB ranks are getting a little thin after Robinson.  He's a good player, and Minnesota needs him.
4 (67) Denver Ronnie Hillman RB/San Diego State (from Cleveland) I would have preferred Lamar Miller if we're going RB, but Hillman is a dynamic little back, with good all-around skills.
5 (68) Houston DeVier Posey WR/Ohio State (from Tampa Bay) Posey is a guy who has talent, and I think he can quickly be a starter for Houston outside.
6 (69) Buffalo T.J. Graham WR/NC State (from Washington) Speedster, but nobody had him this high.
7 (70) Jacksonville Bryan Anger P/California Wow - they must love Anger to take a Punter this early.  I don't think he's even necessarily the best one in this draft.
8 (71) Washington Josh LeRiebus OG/SMU (from Buffalo) Starting-caliber Guard for a team that has started Kory Lichtensteiger recently.
9 (72) Miami Olivier Vernon DE/Miami (FL) Solid DE prospect, about as good as you're going to do at that position at the 72nd pick.
10 (73) San Diego Brandon Taylor S/LSU (from Carolina via Chicago and Miami) Cog in a great machine type at LSU.  He has some talent, but needs development.
11 (74) Kansas City Donald Stephenson OT/Oklahoma Better athlete than player, taken as a project.  Could pay off for the Chiefs in the future.
12 (75) Seattle Russell Wilson QB/Wisconsin This is taking a guy to be a quality backup to me.  What the Colt McCoy selection should have been about 2 years ago.
13 (76) Houston Brandon Brooks OG/Miami (OH) (from Philadelphia) This makes a lot of sense that Houston wants an OL, but weird scheme fit.  He's 346 pounds in that zone scheme?
14 (77) NY Jets Demario Davis LB/Arkansas State Probably an ILB for the Jets scheme, but has some vesatility inside-to-out.
15 (78) Miami Michael Egnew TE/Missouri (from San Diego) Athletic move TE who doesn't do any blocking.  This is somebody to help threaten the seam.
16 (79) Chicago Brandon Hardin S/Oregon State Size/speed guy with minimal experience and productivity.  More of a 4th/5th developmental guy to me.
17 (80) Arizona Jamell Fleming CB/Oklahoma Decent zone CB prospect.  Another spot where Bobby Massie probably should have gone.
18 (81) Dallas Tyrone Crawford DE/Boise State

Their kind of DE being added to the rotation.  He has the strength to 2-gap, if not the experience at it

9 (82) Tennessee Mike Martin DT/Michigan High effort productive 3-technique.  I like the player and the fit.
20 (83) Cincinnati Mohamed Sanu WR/Rutgers Slow running traffic-catcher who can make a play in the scoring area. 
21 (84) Baltimore Bernard Pierce RB/Temple (from Atlanta) Solid RB prospect who hasn't done much in the passing game.  Will need to learn how to block.
22 (85) Detroit Dwight Bentley CB/UL-Lafayette Goes by Dwight "Bill" Bentley.  That's a name that rolls off the tongue, isn't it?  Decent CB prospect too.
23 (86) Pittsburgh Sean Spence OLB/Miami (FL) Small, quick OLB who doesn't strike me as a Steeler.  I like him as a player, though.
24 (87) Cleveland John Hughes DT/Cincinnati (from Denver) Billick doesn't know a lot about him, and neither do I.  I didn't notice him much next to Wolfe.
25 (88) Philadelphia Nick Foles QB/Arizona (from Houston) Developmental guy with solid physical talent, but reportedly is soft and laidback, and doesn't mind being a backup
26 (89) New Orleans Akiem Hicks DT/Regina I've never seen him play, but he apparently rocked out of LSU for receiving improper benefits, and played in Saskatchewan
27 (90) New England Jake Bequette DE/Arkansas A little bit of a tweener, but probably a strongside DE for the Patriots.  He's a good player
28 (91) Atlanta Lamar Holmes OT/Southern Miss (from Ravens) Huge RT developmental prospect with long arms.  I think he's the new kind of RT that teams need.
29 (92) Indianapolis T.Y. Hilton WR/Florida Int'l (from San Francisco)  Little speedster.  The Colts continue to target the skill positions.
30 (93) Cincinnati Brandon Thompson DT/Clemson (from New England) Good prospect as a 4-3 NT.  Doug and TJ are bummed, but I didn't love Thompson as much as they did.
31 (94) NY Giants Jayron Hosley CB/Virginia Tech Good returner and zone CB who probably hurt himself by failing the Combine drug test.
32 (95) Oakland Tony Bergstrom OG/Utah (Compensatory) Damn, are they going to pick good players now?  I like Bergstrom, and think he can compete to start
         

 

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