Recap: Day 3 of NFL Draft

Detroit News

The Detroit Lions have just one pick left in this year’s NFL Draft, but the experts are liking what they see out of Detroit so far.

New general manager Brad Holmes grabbed USC wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown with his first pick (112th overall) of Day 3 before trading up to grab Purdue linebacker Derrick Barnes the very next pick.

And finally, with the third-to-last pick, Holmes went out and closed his first draft with the Lions by selecting Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson at No. 257.

The News’ Nolan Bianchi has you covered with every pick of Day 3 from start to finish, complete with live updates from the press conferences of Detroit’s newest rookies.

Round 7

259. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — OLB Grant Stuard,

258. Washington Football Team — WR Dax Milne, BYU

257. Detroit Lions — RB Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State

256. Green Bay Packers — RB Kylin Hill, Mississippi State

255. New Orleans Saints — WR Kawaan Baker, South Alabama

254. Pittsburgh Steelers — P Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech

253. Denver Broncos — DE Marquiss Spencer, Mississippi State

252. Los Angeles Rams — OLB Chris Garrett, Concordia-St. Paul

251. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — CB Chris Wilcox, BYU

250. Chicago Bears — DT Khyiris Tonga, BYU

249. Los Angeles Rams — WR Ben Skowronek, Notre Dame

248. Indianapolis Colts — OT Will Fries, Penn State

247. Arizona Cardinals — C Michael Menet, Penn State

246. Washington Football Team — DE Shaka Toney, Penn State

245. Pittsburgh Steelers — S Tre Norwood, Oklahoma

244. Miami Dolphins — RB Gerrid Doaks, Cincinnati

243. Arizona Cardinals — S James Wiggins, Cincinnati

242. New England Patriots — WR Tre Nixon, UCF

241. Los Angeles Chargers — S Mark Webb, Georgia

240. Washington Football Team — DE William Bradley-King, Baylor

239. Denver Broncos — DE Jonathan Cooper, Ohio State

238. Dallas Cowboys — G Matt Franiok, Nebraska

237. Denver Broncos — CB Kary Vincent Jr., LSU

236. Buffalo Bills — G Jack Anderson, Texas Tech

235. Cincinnati Bengals — DE Wyatt Hubert, Kansas State

234. Philadelphia Eagles — OLB Patrick Johnson, Tulane

233. Los Angeles Rams — RB Jake Funk, Maryland

232. Carolina Panthers — DT Phil Roskins, Kentucky

231. Miami Dolphins — OT Larnel Coleman, UMASS

230. Las Vegas Raiders — C Jimmy Morrissey, Pittsburgh

229. Indianapolis Colts — WR Mike Strachan, Charleston (WV)

Round 6

228. Chicago Bears — CB Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon

227. Dallas Cowboys — CB Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina

226. Kansas City Chiefs — G Trey Smith, Tennessee

225. Washington Football Team — LS Camaron Cheeseman, Michigan

224. Philadelphia Eagles — S JaCoby Stevens, LSU

223. Arizona Cardinals — CB Tay Gowan, UCF

222. Carolina Panthers — LS Thomas Fletcher, Alabama

221. Chicago Bears — WR Dazz Newsome, North Carolina

220. Green Bay Packers — LB Isaiah McDuffie, Boston College

219. Denver Broncos — WR Seth Williams, Auburn

218. Indianapolis Colts — QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas

217. Chicago Bears — RB Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech

216. Pittsburgh Steelers — EDGE Quincy Roche, Miami

215. Tennessee Titans — S Brady Breeze, Oregon

214. Green Bay Packers — G Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin

213. Buffalo Bills — Rachad Wildgoose, Wisconsin

212. Buffalo Bills — S Damar Hamlin, Pittsburgh

211. Cleveland Browns — WR Demetric Felton, UCLA

210. Arizona Cardinals — EDGE Victor Dimukeje, Duke

209. Jacksonville Jaguars — WR Jalen Camp, Georgia Tech

208. Seattle Seahawks — OT Stone Forsythe, Florida

207. New York Jets — DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas

206. New Orleans Saints — OT Landon Young, Kentucky

205. Tennessee Titans — WR Racey McMath, LSU

204. Carolina Panthers — WR Shi Smith, South Carolina

203. Buffalo Bills — Marquez Stevenson, Houston

202. Cincinnati Bengals — RB Chris Evans, Michigan

201. New York Giants — CB Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State

200. New York Jets — DB Brandin Echols, Kentucky

199. Minnesota Vikings — DT Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh

198. Los Angeles Chargers — RB Larry Rountree III, Missouri

197. New England Patriots — OT Will Sherman, Colorado

196. New York Giants — RB Gary Brightwell, Arizona

195. Houston Texans — DT Roy Lopez, Arizona

194. San Francisco 49ers — RB Eli Mitchell, Louisiana-Lafayette

193. Carolina Panthers — G Deonte Brown, Alabama

192. Dallas Cowboys — DT Quinton Bohanna, Kentucky

191. Philadelphia Eagles — DE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina

190. Cincinnati Bengals — C Trey Hill, Georgia

189. Philadelphia Eagles — DT Marlon Tuipulotu, USC

188. New England Patriots — S Joshuah Bledsoe, Missouri

187. Atlanta Falcons — WR Frank Darby, Arizona State

186. New York Jets — S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State

185. Los Angeles Chargers — LB Nick Niemann, Iowa

Round 5

184. Baltimore Ravens — FB Ben Mason, Michigan

183. Atlanta Falcons — CB Avery Williams, Boise State

182. Atlanta Falcons — DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Notre Dame

181. Kansas City Chiefs — WR Cornell Powell, Clemson

180. San Francisco 49ers — S Talanoa Hufanga, USC

179. Dallas Cowboys — WR Simi Fehoko, Stanford

178. Green Bay Packers — CB Shemar Jean-Charles, Appalachian State

177. New England Patriots — LB Cam McGrone, Michigan

176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — LB K.J. Britt, Auburn

175. New York Jets — CB Jason Pinnock, Pittsburgh

174. Los Angeles Rams — DE Earnest Brown IV, Northwestern

173. Green Bay Packers — DT Tedarrell Slation, Florida

172. San Francisco 49ers — Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon

171. Baltimore Ravens — EDGE Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame

170. Houston Texans — LB Garret Wallow, TCU

169. Cleveland Browns — S Richard LeCounte III, Georgia

168. Minnesota Vikings — TE Zach Davidson, Central Missouri

167. Las Vegas Raiders — CB Nate Hobbs, Illinois

166. Carolina Panthers — CB Keith Taylor, Washington

165. Indianapolis Colts — S Shawn Davis, Florida

164. Denver Broncos — S Jamar Johnson, Indiana

163. Washington Football Team — S Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati

162. Kansas City Chiefs — TE Noah Gray, Duke

161. Buffalo Bills — OT Tommy Doyle, Miami (Ohio)

160. Baltimore Ravens — CB Shaun Wade, Ohio State

159. Los Angeles Chargers — OT Brenden Jaimes, Nebraska

158. Carolina Panthers — DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa

157. Minnesota Vikings — WR Ihmir Smith Marsette, Iowa

156. Pittsburgh Steelers — DE Isaiahh Loudermilk, Wisconsin

155. San Francisco 49ers — OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan

154. New York Jets — CB Michael Carter II, Duke

153. Cleveland Browns — LB Tony Fields II, West Virigina

152. Denver Broncos — S Caden Sterns, Texas

151. Chicago Bears — G Larry Borom, Missouri

150. Philadelphia Eagles — RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis

149. Cincinnati Bengals — K Evan McPherson, Florida

148. Atlanta Falcons — DT Ta’Quon Graham, Texas

147. Houston Texans — TE Brevin Jordan, Miami

146. New York Jets — S Jamien Sherwood, Auburn

145. Jacksonville Jaguars — TE Luke Farrell, Ohio State

Round 4

144. Kansas City Chiefs — DE Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State

143. Las Vegas Raiders — S Tyree Gillespie, Missouri

142. Green Bay Packers — G Royce Newman, Mississippi

141. Los Angeles Rams — WR Jacob Harris, UCF

140. Pittsburgh Steelers — LB Buddy Johnson, Texas A&M

139. Cincinnati Bengals — OT D’Ante Smith, East Carolina

138. Dallas Cowboys — OT Josh Ball, Marshall

Live updates from LB Derrick Barnes’ introductory press conference

► On how versatility will help his game translate to the NFL

“Me, personally as a player, I love to be on the field, I love to contribute to the team, I love doing what the coach asks me to do…Being versatile is huge in the NFL, and I’m glad I can bring that to the table.” Adds that playing linebacker and defensive line is “awesome.”

► On what his strength is

“I’m excited to learn. I think my best football is ahead of me.” Barnes says he hopes to work his “tail off’ and contribute on special teams, learn from the veterans.

► On what interactions he had with Detroit during the draft process

Barnes says he talked to a lot of Lions coaches during the Super Bowl and that his coach at Purdue would text him to say, “the Lions love you.” He has a lion tattoo on his chest, so it seems like a perfect fit despite the “long two days.”

He says that lions are his favorite animal because they’re the king of the jungle and leaders. The tattoo covers his whole right pec, according to Barnes (no visuals attached).

► On his experience with special teams

Barnes says he contributed a lot to special teams during his first two years at Purdue, and became known as the guy who would go make a play. He played all over the field on special teams, and attributes his success with that to being “coachable.”

► On describing his playing style

“Just going back to being a versatile player…I think that playing defensive end and linebacker helped me a lot…that kind of helps my game out.” He said that playing middle linebacker helped him see the field better in every other position, because he knew what everyone else was trying to do, and is thankful for the opportunity to play in a lot of different roles.

► On his coverage skills

“Always willing to take on new techniques and new tasks…I think I can be great in coverage. I think I have the athleticism and speed to do it…I didn’t do it much at Purude, but I’m always willing to learn, and I showed some flashes of being able to (cover) in college.” Barnes adds that “you can’t be great unless you’re willing to listen and learn.”

►On why his sack production dipped

I would just say, playing defensive end when I was strictly playing defensive end/outside linebacker…just didn’t happen. They didn’t use me as a defensive end in practice, so it was just like a gameplan thing depending on down and distance.”

He adds that he just didn’t get that many reps on the edge during his final season at Purdue.

And now, back to the picks

137. Seattle Seahawks — CB Tre Brown, Oklahoma

136. Arizona Cardinals — CB Marco Wilson, Florida

135. Tennessee Titans — DE Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh

134. Minnesota Vikings — EDGE Janarius Robinson, Florida State

133. New Orleans Saints — QB Ian Book, Notre Dame

132. Cleveland Browns — DT Tommy Tagiai, Ohio State

131. Baltimore Ravens — WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State

130. Los Angeles Rams — CB Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas

129. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — WR Jaelon Darden, North Texas

128. Pittsburgh Steelers — OT Dan Moore Jr., Texas A&M

Live updates from Amon-Ra St. Brown’s introductory press conference

► On not getting picked during Day 2

“It’s definitely just my mentality growing up…I’m competitive, I’m a dog. Last night I had a bittersweet feeling in my mouth, and all that made me realize is that I’ve got to go harder…it’s the beginning of a chapter for me.”

St. Brown said that he fired up the Juggs machine last night when realizing he wasn’t taken by a team.

► On Jared Goff

St. Brown says that despite playing his college ball in proximity to Jared Goff’s former NFL home in Los Angeles, the two have never worked out together, but he’s “excited” to work with the new Lions quarterback.

► On his mentality behind making contested catches

“It’s a lot of things. Being strong at the point of the catch is huge,” St. Brown says, adding that being able to track the ball and go and get it is “huge,” and “having that mentality…that no matter who’s there, you’re getting that 50-50 ball.”

And now, back to the picks.

127. Indianapolis Colts — TE Kylen Granson, Southern Methodist

126. Carolina Panthers — RB Chubba Hubbard, Oklahoma State

125. Minnesota Vikings — CB Camryn Bynum, Cal

124. Washington Football Team — TE John Bates, Boise State

123. Philadelphia Eagles — CB Zech McPhearson, Texas Tech

122. Cincinnati Bengals — DT Tyler Shelvin, LSU

121. Jacksonville Jaguars — EDGE Jordan Smith, Alabama-Birmingham

120. New England Patriots — RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma

119. Minnesota Vikings — RB Kene Nwangwu, Iowa State

118. Los Angeles Charers — EDGE Chris Rumph II, Duke

117. Los Angeles Rams — DT Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M

116. Minnesota Vikings — EDGE Elerson G. Smith, Northern Iowa

115. Dallas Cowboys — LB Jabril Cox, LSU

114. Atlanta Falcons — C Drew Dalman, Stanford

113. Detroit Lions — LB Derrick Barnes, Purdue

112. Detroit Lions — WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC

And we’ve got a trade!

111. Cincinnati Bengals — DE Cameron Sample, Tulane

110. Cleveland Browns — OT James Hudson, Cincinnati

109. Tennessee Titans — WR Dez Fitzpatrick, Louisville

108. Atlanta Falcons — CB Darren Hall, San Diego State

107. New York Jets — RB Michael Carter, North Carolina

106. Jacksonville Jaguars — DT Jay Tufele, USC

NFL Draft, Day 3

What: Rounds 4-7

When: Noon Saturday

Where: Cleveland

TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network

Lions picks: 112 (Round 4), 153 (Round 5)

What they’ve done so far:

Round 1 (7): Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Round 2 (41): Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington

Round 3 (72): Alim McNeill, DT, NC State

Round 3 (101, from Rams): Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

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