The Browns landed a good football player in Jabrill Peppers.
Peppers has to be good; Cleveland is full of Ohio State fans, and now they will have to root for the former Michigan standout and Heisman Trophy finalist. Peppers has to be better than good to meet their standard.
That’s the least worrisome part about this risky pick for the Browns. Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the NFL Combine, and he’s one of the most polarizing player in this draft. He projects to play safety in the NFL, but there are questions about his coverage skills.
The most questionable pick the 49ers made came when they traded back into the third round to select Iowa’s C.J. Beathard, a quarterback who comes from a pro-style offense but had a completion percentage of 58.1 in his career with the Hawkeyes.
It could also be argued that the 49ers needed to take a true edge rusher earlier than day three, when they picked Utah’s Pita Taumoepenu in round six.
San Francisco still lacks a true No. 1 receiver, with Pierre Garcon set to be its top option in the passing game in 2017, and it is somewhat surprising the Niners did not Buy Cheap Jerseys Online draft a safety, particularly with Eric Reid having a history of concussions and entering the last year of his deal.
But the 49ers did add a number of complementary offensive pieces on day three, including Louisiana Tech slot receiver Trent Taylor and an athletic tight end in George Kittle, and Brian Hoyer should have far more weapons than Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick had last year.