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With Day 2 of the NFL draft in the books and Day 3 in the offing, there are 19 players left in the top 100 players of the Consensus Big Board that could prove to be steals. Below are them and player 101, Nyheim Hines.

Consensus Forecaster Evaluator Analytic Player School Pos Pos Rk
19 31 18 24 Maurice Hurst Michigan DL3T 1
49 54 49 49 Tyrell Crosby Oregon OT 4
58 71 51 48 Josh Sweat Florida St. EDGE 6
65 76 64 70 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma LB 5
76 83 76 81 Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest EDGE 9
78 96 78 89 Jamarco Jones Ohio St. OT 9
80 92 80 84 Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame WRF 9
84 90 84 91 DaeSean Hamilton Penn St. WRF 10
86 78 86 80 Tim Settle Virginia Tech DL1T 6
90 95 87 95 Kyzir White West Virginia S 6
91 132 88 82 Quenton Meeks Stanford CB 10
92 82 95 103 Anthony Averett Alabama CB 11
93 73 91 93 Ian Thomas Indiana TE 5
94 93 94 96 Deon Cain Clemson WRF 11
95 85 101 111 Da’Shawn Hand Alabama DL5T 2
96 98 96 90 Holton Hill Texas CB 12
97 123 92 92 DeShon Elliott Texas S 7
98 102 99 109 Kyle Lauletta Richmond QB 7
99 79 102 104 Josey Jewell Iowa LB 10
101 103 104 88 Nyheim Hines NC State RBC 1

Every so often a player in the top 30 of the Consensus Big Board will fall to Day 3. In 2014, that player was nearly Louis Nix, who fell to pick 83. In 2015, that was T.J. Clemmings — and Randy Gregory fell fairly substantially from pick 12 to pick 60. In 2016, that was Andrew Billings and last year the closest we saw to that was Carl Lawson.

Clemmings, Billings and Lawson all reportedly had medical reasons for falling, and Maurice Hurst seems to have the same reason for falling.

This obviously comes down to what teams are comfortable with, but for now Hurst seems to be off the table. Other than that, Tyrell Crosby, Josh Sweat and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo could deliver second-round value in the fourth.

A flat receiver class has delivered three top 100 receivers into Day 3, and two tackles with no guards (or two guards or one guard and one tackle depending on one’s opinions of Jamarco Jones and Tyrell Crosby). Further, three cornerbacks seem to be available as well.

For the Vikings’ current need profile, which likely includes another offensive lineman, a tight end and a running back, there are some intriguing options. Tyrell Crosby, like O’Neill, meets the Vikings’ athletic thresholds. Jamarco Jones does not, but there are moments in every draft where the Vikings stray from those thresholds to make selections.

At tight end, Ian Thomas stands out both as a talented, athletic prospect and one that fits the Vikings’ overall profile. Only one running back exists on the list above, but he meets the profile as well.

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