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2024 NFL Draft: Day 3 fits for all 32 NFL teams

2T4E7JP Penn State cornerback Kalen King (4) drops into coverage against Indiana during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

• The Pittsburgh Steelers are a good fit for another talented Georgia wideout: Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint has a safe pair of hands, dropping none of the 63 catchable targets thrown his way over the past two seasons and averaging 2.47 yards per route run in 2023.

• Once thought to be a future first-round pick, Kalen King is now a top Day 3 target: The Atlanta Falcons would be a good fit for the Penn State cornerback, who earned a 90.0-plus PFF coverage grade in 2022.

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As the 2024 NFL Draft rolls on into Days 2 and 3, it will be more about finding diamonds in the rough rather than bona fide stars. Key contributors will be available, and here we’re taking a quick look at one potential fit for each team on Day 3 of the draft.

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Arizona Cardinals: CB Kamal Hadden, Tennessee

A shoulder injury ended the Tennessee cornerback's promising final season in October. He had earned a 72.5 PFF coverage grade or better in seven of eight starts to that point. From 184 coverage snaps, he allowed just 12 receptions for 96 yards and recorded three interceptions and six pass breakups.

Atlanta Falcons: CB Kalen King, Penn State

A year ago, the idea that King could be available on Day 3 would have seemed impossible. But he earned just a 55.7 PFF coverage grade in 2023, tumbling his draft stock in the process. The 2022 campaign was much better, with King earning a 90.6 PFF coverage grade and recording a combined 12 interceptions and pass breakups.

Click here to see Kalen King's 2024 NFL Draft profile.

Baltimore Ravens: T Christian Jones, Texas

Jones is coming off his best college season as a pass protector, earning a 78.1 PFF pass-blocking grade. He allowed just three quarterback pressures, none of which were sacks, from 105 pass-blocking snaps on true pass sets last year.

Buffalo Bills: LB Dallas Gant, Toledo

After transferring to Toledo from Ohio State, Gant starred in a starting role over the past two seasons and was a standout both in coverage and against the run this past year. He finished 2023 with 58 tackles resulting in a defensive stop and missed just 6.3% of his tackle attempts.

Carolina Panthers: C Hunter Nourzad, Penn State

Nourzad had a rough outing against Ohio State in the middle of the 2023 season, earning a poor 33.5 PFF grade, but closed out the year with six straight 69.0-plus PFF game grades.

Chicago Bears: WR Cornelius Johnson, Michigan

Johnson has the size to make an impact in the NFL. He started the 2023 season well, averaging at least 2.60 yards per route run in five of his first six games. He made much less of an impact down the stretch, though, hitting that mark just once the rest of the season.

Cincinnati Bengals: DI McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M

Jackson didn’t dominate in his senior season, but there were enough flashes to keep teams interested on Day 3. He finished 2023 with 15 tackles resulting in a defensive stop and earned three straight 70.0-plus PFF run-defense grades to close the campaign.

Cleveland Browns: DI Maason Smith, LSU

Smith is a really good athlete, and that’s what interested teams will focus on, because it didn't translate to production in college. He earned a 65.3 PFF grade in 2023.

Dallas Cowboys: RB Braelon Allen, Wisconsin

Allen’s size and power made him tough to bring down in college. He averaged 3.66 yards after contact per carry and forced 145 missed tackles on 596 carries over the past three seasons. He’s just 20 years old, which is in his favor despite his taking on a heavy workload in college.

Denver Broncos: EDGE Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State

Kamara is undersized but was very productive in his final college season, bringing the type of motor that teams will love if he’s available on Day 3. He racked up 64 quarterback pressures, including 14 sacks, and earned a 91.2 PFF pass-rushing grade from 342 pass-rushing snaps in 2023.

Detroit Lions: CB Willie Roberts, Louisiana Tech

Roberts earned PFF coverage grades above 72.5 in each of his two seasons at Louisiana Tech but was particularly adept this past season. He allowed just 15 receptions and tallied a combined 10 interceptions and pass breakups across 331 coverage snaps.

Green Bay Packers: DI Leonard Taylor III, Miami (FL)

Viewed as a first-round prospect coming into the 2023 season, Taylor didn’t show enough consistency to stay at that level. He has the size and flashes on tape that still make him an intriguing prospect, earning an 82.1 PFF pass-rushing grade in his final season at Miami.

Houston Texans: DI Logan Lee, Iowa

A solid pass rusher but a better run defender, Lee registered 21 tackles resulting in a defensive stop in 2023 and finished the season with an 80.4 PFF run-defense grade. He’s a good athlete, and while he is a little on the light side, checking in at 281 pounds at the NFL scouting combine, there’s enough to like on tape for him to hear his name called early on Day 3.

Indianapolis Colts: CB Elijah Jones, Boston College

Jones had the best season of his college career in 2023, earning an 89.8 PFF coverage grade that ranked fifth among cornerbacks in this draft class. He surrendered only 13 catches and racked up 11 combined interceptions and pass breakups from 257 coverage snaps.

Jacksonville Jaguars: G Zak Zinter, Michigan

Zinter earned PFF pass-blocking and run-blocking grades above 70.0 in each of his final two seasons at Michigan. He is the type of player you can see sticking around in the NFL for a long time. He’s not a great athlete, but his size and college production give him a chance to find success at the next level.

Click here to see Zak Zinter's 2024 NFL Draft profile.

Kansas City Chiefs: WR Luke McCaffrey, Rice

McCaffrey did well for himself in pre-draft workouts, impressing in speed and agility drills. Pair that with his on-field production at Rice, where he averaged 2.11 yards per route run and dropped just three of the 74 catchable passes thrown his way in 2023, and there’s a player who can outperform a Day 3 draft slot.

Las Vegas Raiders: LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State

If Eichenberg had entered the draft last year, he would have likely been viewed as a Day 2 prospect. Struggles in 2023 will have pushed him down some draft boards, but his 2022 season included an 86.8 PFF grade and impressive efforts as a run defender, in coverage and as a pass rusher on blitzes, where he racked up 23 quarterback pressures from 79 pass-rushing snaps.

Los Angeles Chargers: C Drake Nugent, Michigan

Nugent followed up a pair of impressive seasons for Stanford in 2021 and 2022 with another strong year in the middle of Michigan’s championship-winning offensive line. He earned a 78.8 PFF pass-blocking grade and a 76.5 PFF run-blocking grade, and he could develop into a starting center if he lands in the right spot.

Los Angeles Rams: DI Mekhi Wingo, LSU

Wingo may be undersized, but he can win with quickness and develop into a solid rotational piece in an NFL defensive line with the right coaching. He earned a 77.6 PFF grade in 2023, his third straight season of topping a 73.0 mark.

Miami Dolphins: TE Jaheim Bell, Florida State

Bell makes up for his lack of size with explosiveness and quicks. He earned PFF receiving grades above 75.0 in each of the past three seasons. Tough to bring down when he has the ball in his hands, he forced 12 missed tackles on 39 receptions at Florida State last season.

Minnesota Vikings: G Cooper Beebe, Kansas State

Beebe is good enough to go earlier than Day 3, so it’s surprising to see him so far down most public draft boards. He has three straight seasons with a PFF pass-blocking grade of 87.5 or better and a PFF run-blocking grade of 77.0 or better while proving to be a good athlete for his size.

New England Patriots: T Walter Rouse, Oklahoma

Tyler Guyton is getting all the attention on the Oklahoma offensive line, but Rouse is good enough that he could make a team very happy if they pick him up on Day 3. After a solid four years at Stanford, he earned an 83.3 PFF pass-blocking grade in his lone season with the Sooners.

New Orleans Saints: T Jalen Sundell, North Dakota State

Sundell closed out his college stint with a career-best season in 2023. He earned a 78.0 PFF run-blocking grade and an 89.2 PFF pass-blocking grade after allowing just nine pressures from 406 pass-blocking snaps.

New York Giants: DI Khristian Boyd, Northern Iowa

Saving his best season for last at Northern Iowa, Boyd flashed serious pass-rushing potential to go along with the run-defending prowess he showed throughout his college career. He finished 2023 with 24 tackles resulting in a defensive stop and 40 quarterback pressures from 365 pass-rushing snaps.

New York Jets: WR Jacob Cowing, Arizona

Cowing earned a PFF receiving grade above 70.0 or better in all five of his college seasons between UTEP and Arizona. He’s going to fall down some draft board due to his size, but he has the speed to make an impact for the right NFL team.

Philadelphia Eagles: LB JD Bertrand, Notre Dame

Solid in coverage and good against the run in 2023, Bertrand is an intriguing Day 3 prospect because of how he was used as a pass rusher over the past three seasons. He blitzed on 104 snaps in 2023, racking up 30 quarterback pressures, including four sacks and seven quarterback hits.

Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Georgia

Rosemy-Jacksaint’s college production — headlined by a career-high 535 receiving yards in 2023 — doesn’t scream future NFL starter. However, he does have a safe pair of hands, dropping none of the 63 catchable targets thrown his way over the past two seasons and averaging 2.47 yards per route run in 2023.

San Francisco 49ers: T Javon Foster, Missouri

Foster, a three-year starter at left tackle in the SEC, could wind up kicking inside to guard at the next level. He earned PFF grades above 80.0 in each of the past three seasons and allowed just 13 quarterback pressures from 449 pass-blocking snaps in 2023.

Seattle Seahawks: S Tykee Smith, Georgia

Smith is the type of player that defensive coordinators who like moveable playmakers will see a lot of potential in. He finished 2023 with 27 tackles resulting in a defensive stop, and even if he doesn’t stick as a rotational defender in the NFL, his play style should allow him to make an impact on special teams.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: EDGE Grayson Murphy, UCLA

While he is a little on the small side, Murphy showed he is a good athlete in pre-draft workouts this offseason. Coupled with a solid college career that saw him win 14.8% of his pass-rush reps last season, that athleticism is enough to give him a shot at developing in the NFL.

Click here to see Grayson Murphy's 2024 NFL Draft profile.

Tennessee Titans: EDGE Justin Eboigbe, Alabama

Eboigbe isn’t much of a pass rusher, but he can be moved around a defensive front and excel as a run defender. He spent 306 snaps lined up outside the offensive tackle and 351 inside in 2023, earning an 86.4 PFF run-defense grade that ranked eighth among all edge and interior defenders in this draft class.

Washington Commanders: TE Dallin Holker, Colorado State

Holker showed a safe pair of hands in his final season in college, dropping just four of the 68 catchable passes thrown his way. He is tough to bring down after the catch, too, forcing 15 missed tackles on 64 receptions last season.

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