Pac-12 draft recap: Day 3


Twenty Pac-12 players were selected on Day 3 of the NFL draft, giving the conference a total of 34.

Here is a look at who was selected on Saturday:

Round 4

DE Cassius Marsh, UCLA: Seattle Seahawks, No. 108 overall pick

Note: Marsh will play for defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who is friends with UCLA coach Jim Mora.

WR Shaq Evans, UCLA: New York Jets, No. 115

Note: Moving from the No. 2 media market to the No. 1, Evans caught a pass in 28 straight games to end his career.

CB Keith McGill, Utah: Oakland Raiders, No. 116

Note: Room for improvement after switching from safety to cornerback in his final season at Utah.

RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona: Chicago Bears, No. 117

Note: Draft stock took a hit from slow 40 time and diminished value of running backs in the NFL after running for more than 1,800 yards in his final two seasons.

LB Carl Bradford, Arizona State: Green Bay Packers, No. 121

Note: Left early to become first ASU linebacker drafted since Travis Goethel in 2010 (Raiders).

RB De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon: Kansas City Chiefs, No. 124

Note: Perhaps more so than any other from the conference, it will be interesting to see how his game -- based mostly on speed -- translates to the NFL.

LB Khairi Fortt, California: New Orleans Saints, No. 126

Note: Penn State transfer was one of two Cal players to get drafted (Richard Rodgers).

OT Cameron Fleming, Stanford: New England Patriots, No. 140

Note: Mild upset that he was drafted before teammate David Yankey, the more decorated player in college. Also, check out this excellent Grantland profile of Fleming leading up to the draft.

Round 5

DE Taylor Hart, Oregon: Philadelphia Eagles, No. 141

Note: No surprise here. Chip Kelly has not shied away from taking Ducks and Pac-12 players.

OG David Yankey, Stanford: Minnesota Vikings, No. 145

Note: Vikings offensive line coach Jeff Davidson is the father of Stanford offensive lineman Nick Davidson.

CB Shaquille Richardson, Arizona: Pittsburgh Steelers, No. 157

Note: The Steelers had more defensive backs over the age of 30 than any team in the NFL last season.

S Ed Reynolds, Stanford: Philadelphia Eagles, No. 162

Note: Will join former Stanford teammate Zach Ertz with the Eagles.

OLB Devon Kennard, USC: New York Giants, No. 174

Note: Experienced at both defensive end and outside linebacker, Kennard joins a Giants team that employs a 4-3 defense.

Round 6

LB Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA: Pittsburgh Steelers, No. 192

Note: On the surface it's a perfect fit. Zumwalt's blue-collar reputation should mesh well in Pittsburgh.

RB Marion Grice, Arizona State: San Diego Chargers, No. 201

Note: Good chance to make the roster as a third-down back.

RB Tyler Gaffney, Stanford: Carolina Panthers, No. 204

Note: Was a 24th-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, but put baseball dreams on hold to pursue football.

LB Marquis Flowers, Arizona: Cincinnati Bengals, No. 212

Note: Flowers will join a linebacker group that includes former college rival Vontaze Burfict, formerly of Arizona State.

Round 7

DE Ben Gardner, Stanford: Dallas Cowboys, No. 231

Note: Snubbed from the Senior Bowl, Gardner received all-Pac-12 honors three times and was a first-team selection as a senior.

LB Trevor Reilly, Utah: New York Jets, No. 233

Note: Supported wife and two kids during senior season by buying various items, often electronics, online and selling them for more elsewhere.

CB Terrance Mitchell, Oregon: Dallas Cowboys, No. 254.

Note: Left with a season of eligibility remaining. Third-to-last pick of the draft.