Top 25 Prospects for Day 3

Here are the top 25 players on my board entering the third day of the draft. Conveniently they’re the final 25 players with 2nd or 3rd round grades – so plenty of quality players available entering the 4th round.

The top player on the board, Marcus Cannon, will probably be there for awhile. He was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and will undergo chemo in the coming months. Without knowing how that will impact his future in the sport, it will be tough to justify taking him until very late in the process. But when healthy, he has the potential to be an elite interior offensive lineman.

Round Grade Player Pos School
Early 2nd Marcus Cannon OG TCU
Mid 2nd Christian Ballard DE Iowa
Mid 2nd Davon House CB New Mexico State
Late 2nd Sam Acho DE Texas
Early 3rd Jason Pinkston OT Pittsburgh
Early 3rd Chimdi Chekwa CB Ohio State
Early 3rd Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State
Early 3rd Colin McCarthy LB Miami FL
Early 3rd Quinton Carter S Oklahoma
Mid 3rd Casey Matthews LB Oregon
Mid 3rd Derrick Locke RB Kentucky
Mid 3rd DeAndre McDaniel S Clemson
Mid 3rd Jerrell Powe NT Ole Miss
Mid 3rd Tyler Sash S Iowa
Late 3rd Mark Herzlich LB Boston College
Late 3rd Quan Sturdivant LB North Carolina
Late 3rd Delone Carter RB Syracuse
Late 3rd Tandon Doss WR Indiana
Late 3rd Dane Sanzenbacher WR Ohio State
Late 3rd Ricky Elmore DE Arizona
Late 3rd Mario Harvey LB Marshall
Late 3rd Brandon Burton CB Utah
Late 3rd Deunta Williams S North Carolina
Late 3rd Jordan Todman RB UConn
Late 3rd Kristofer O’Dowd C USC
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft Comments Off

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Ryan McCrystal

Ryan launched DraftAce in 2004. His Top 100 board is currently ranked 1st out of 20 publications in The Huddle Report's five-year averages. His mock draft is ranked 10th out of 32 competitors.You can also find Ryan's weekly Heisman Predictor series on ESPN Insider every fall.