The last two days we have taken a look at prospects to watch in the first and second round as they showcase their skills at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. Now we move to the third round. Here are three third round players to watch.
At the beginning of the third round is where I believe the Rams will start looking to draft a quarterback. How that quarterback does this week could decide which direction the Rams go, whether it be Boyd, McCarron, or Murray.
A lot of the top tier quarterbacks don’t normal throw at the combine in fear that throwing to unfamiliar receivers could hurt their draft stock. However, watching these guys’ 40-times and other drills will be interesting.
Henderson is a heck of an athlete for his size, but has never lived up to his overall hype. Henderson was the No. 8-overall player in the 2010 class coming out of high school, but injuries and suspensions limited a player that is capable of being dominant. Henderson has potential, whether or not he can showcase it is the big question.
I know I have had a cornerback on this list every day on these lists, but let’s face it, the Rams need cornerback depth and the draft in deep at the cornerback position. Gaines had five interceptions last season with the Tigers. Gaines does a nice job in coverage and is physical against the run. One of his downsides is that he is small at only 5’10.