NFL Draft: Round 3 Observations

By Adam Caparell - April 28, 2007


NEW YORk - The third round saw some big college names come off the board and some even bigger ones not get selected.

Quintin Moses, who could have been a first round pick had he come out a year earlier, was the first pick in the third round, going to Oakland who finally added someone to their defense.

Two high quality pass catchers - Jason Hill of Washington State and Matt Spaeth of Minnesota - came off the board, back-to-back to San Francisco (where Hill's from) and Pittsburgh, respectively.

Jacoby Jones, who our own Matt Shaprio profiled from little Lane College earlier this week, went to Houston at No. 73. Jones could surprise with how productive he is in the pros. Very few knew about him heading into the draft, but the Texans felt he was too good to pass up.

Trent Edwards, the QB from Stanford who many thought wouldn't last until the third round, went to Buffalo at No. 92. Seems like teams soured on Edwards as the draft approached. He was projected to be the third or fourth QB off the board by many.

We also saw a couple of productive back come off the board, although one of them going in the third round was a bgi surprise. Penn State's Tony Hunt went to Philly at No. 90 and Garrett Wolfe - yes that Garrett Wolfe of Northern Illionois - went to Chicago at No. 93, where few if any saw him going.

Notables who did not get drafted Saturday: Troy Smith, Antonio Pittman, Mason Crosby, Michael Bush

Notable teams who did not have a player drafted Saturday: Alabama, Iowa State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Posted by Adam Caparell at 11:28 PM on April 28, 2007
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