Day 3, NFL Draft: Tracking the Bucs, Dolphins, Jags and all the state college players

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The NFL Draft's third round began at noon Saturday, May 1, and it has already been big for Florida pro and college teams. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made the first overall pick -- Quarterback Trevor Lawrence from Clemson -- and also a 25th selection in the first round. The Miami Dolphins have two first-round picks (Nos. 6 and 18) -- they took wideout Jaylen Waddle from Alabama and Jaelan Phillips, an edge rusher from the University of Miami.

Meanwhile, the Florida Gators saw tight end Kyle Pitts chosen No. 4 by the Atlanta Falcons, and, on the second night, quarterback Kyle Trask go to the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round.

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Jags' future starts now:Urban Meyer's first draft significantly critical for Jaguars' long-term success

Speaking of the Buccaneers, they finished off the first round with Washington edge rusher Joe Tryon.

Grading the Bucs:1st-round pick, OLB Joe Tryon

Jaguars updates:Live: Jacksonville Jaguars have first selection in NFL Draft's second round

Keep up with UF:Live Gator draft updates: Florida opens the pipeline for NFL Draft

What's FSU up to?:Live updates: Florida State looks for better showing in 2021 NFL Draft

Keep checking here for the latest updates.

6:53 p.m. | Buccaneers close out the draft and take Grant Stuard of Houston as 'Mr. Irrelevant'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defending Super Bowl champs, got yet another honor on Saturday night. They got to pick "Mr. Irrelevant."

With the final pick of the seventh round, the Bucs selected Grant Stuard, a linebacker from Houston, best known as a special teams star.

Previously, the Bucs' first seventh-round pick was cornerback Chris Wilcox from Brigham Young.

6:22 p.m. | Miami Dolphins finally get a running back: Cincinnati's Gerrid Doaks

Also, in case you missed it, UCF wideout Tre Nixon goes to the Patriots, and the Knights have five players drafted. They only trail Florida (eight) for most in the Sunshine State. FSU and Miami have four each as of the late seventh round.

5:49 p.m. | Dolphins finally make a Day 3 pick: UMass tackle Larnel Coleman

5:27 p.m. | UCF CB Tay Gowan goes to the Cardinals

The waiting game:Tay Gowan of the UCF Knights had to wait, and wait, for his chance in the NFL Draft. It played out on Twitter.

5:10 p.m. | Another Canes pass rusher gets picked: Quincy Roche heads to Steelers

4:48 p.m. | Jaguars make what could be their last pick: Georgia Tech WR Jalen Camp

4:46 p.m. | Gators tackle Stone Forsythe heads to Seattle to protect Russell Wilson

More:Scouting report on Florida offensive tackle Stone Forsythe

4:23 p.m. | Broncos add to lockdown secondary with Indiana and Riverview High alum Jamar Johnson

More:Riverview High's Jamar Johnson drafted by Broncos in NFL Draft

3:50 p.m. | FSU safety Hamsah Nasirildeen goes to Jets in the sixth round

More:Florida State safety Hamsah Nasirildeen drafted by New York Jets

3:29 p.m. | Bucs pick Auburn linebacker K.J. Britt to bolster defense

3:23 p.m. | Jensen Beach's Jamien Sherwood goes from Auburn to the Jets

More:Jensen Beach's Jamien Sherwood selected by Jets in fifth round of 2021 NFL Draft

3:18 p.m. | Another Gator goes! DT Tedarrell Slaton picked by the Packers

3 p.m. | Gators safety Shawn Davis picked by Colts, the second UF DB drafted Saturday

More:Scouting report on Florida safety Shawn Davis

2:45 p.m. | Kicker alert! Evan McPherson goes from Gators to Bengals

Our first kicker goes! And he's a Gator! Evan McPherson, who went 51-for-60 on field goals and 149-for-150 on extra points, goes to Cincinnati in the fifth round.

More:Scouting report on Florida kicker Evan McPherson

2:31 p.m. | Texans grab Miami TE Brevin Jordan in Round 5

2:29 p.m. | Jaguars open Round 5 with a possible target for Trevor: Ohio State TE Luke Farrell

2:26 p.m. | Big draft for UCF: Third Knight goes, as Jacob Harris joins the Rams

2:21 p.m. | Marco Wilson to the Cards; that's six straight years a Gators DB is drafted

More:Cardinals take Gators cornerback Marco Wilson in the fourth round. Here's his scouting report.

2:17 p.m. | Seminoles see two defensive linemen head off the board: Janarius Robinson and Joshua Kaindoh

Florida State saw two defensive linemen go in Round 4. First, Janarius Robinson headed to the Minnesota Vikings.

Then, a mere 10 picks later, Robinson's teammate, Joshua Kaindoh, headed to the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

More:Minnesota Vikings select Florida State defensive end Janarius Robinson in fourth round

More:Florida State defensive end Joshua Kaindoh selected by Kansas City Chiefs

2:15 p.m. | Bucs' first pick of Saturday -- WR Jaelon Darden of North Texas

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose Jaelon Darden, wideout from North Texas, with their first pick of Saturday, in the first round.

12:58 p.m. | Jaguars' second Round 4 choice: UAB edge rusher Jordan Smith

The Jaguars go 1-2 with defense, taking Jordan Smith, an edge rusher from Alabama-Birmingham. 

Smith transferred from Florida in 2018, following his suspension from the team.

More:Jaguars trade up nine spots to select UAB edge rusher Jordan Smith in fourth round

12:10 p.m. Saturday | Jags open Day 3 with USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele

The Jacksonville Jaguars opened the fourth round by addressing their defensive line by drafting USC's Jay Tufele, a tackle.

More:Jaguars select USC DT Jay Tufele with first pick in fourth round on Day 3

11:12 p.m. | Bucs' third-round choice is Notre Dame tackle Robert Hainsey

Two Florida teams will now have Notre Dame offensive linemen from this year's squad - In Round 2, the Dolphins take tackle Liam Eichenberg, and now the Bucs take another Irish tackle, Robert Hainsey.

10:27 p.m. | Miami Dolphins go with a tight end -- Hunter Long from Boston College

Miami continues to load up on weapons for Tua Tagovailoa -- Jaylen Waddle in Round 1, and now Hunter Long, a tight end from Boston College, in Round 3.

'Welcome to the NFL':Exeter's Hunter Long ready for dream to come true

10:00 p.m. | That's two from UCF: CB Aaron Robinson goes to the Giants

9:35 p.m. | The Bucs take Florida Gators record setting quarterback Kyle Trask with their second-round pick

The Tampa Bay Bucs take a look at their future and crate a big story for Florida by taking Gator Kyle Trask. Trask became the first quarterback in UF history with three 400-yard passing games in one season (five total) and twice threw for a career-high 474 yards, Florida’s second-best single-game mark.

And, by the way, he gets to understudy a guy named Tom Brady, now.

8:16 p.m. | FSU's Asante Samuel Jr. goes to the Los Angeles Chargers

At pick No. 47 overall, the Los Angeles Chargers selected Asante Samuel Jr. Last season, Samuel started all eight games before he opted out in which he appeared and recorded 31 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, three interceptions, six pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. 

7:56 p.m. | Dolphins trade up for pass protection with Liam Eichenberg of Notre Dame

 The Jaguars add 6-8 offensive lineman Walker Little to protect Trevor Lawrence.

8:07 p.m. | Jaguars select Walker Little, offensive tackle, Stanford

Big protector:Jaguars select Stanford OT Walker Little with 45th overall pick

7:50 p.m. | UCF is now represented in the 2021 NFL Draft as Richie Grant is selected by the Atlanta Falcons

7:33 p.m. | Miami Dolphins draft safety Jevon Holland, from Oregon

Jevon Holland opted out in 2020 but before that he was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection as a sophomore at Oregon, when he had 66 tackles, four interceptions and four pass break-ups. 

7:20 p.m. | Jaguars lead off NFL Draft's second round by selecting Tyson Campbell, Georgia cornerback

The Jaguars went with Tyson Campbell of Georgia with the 33rd pick in the NFL Draft.

Tyson Campbell returns a fumble during No. 3 Georgia's win over MTSU at Sanford Stadium on September 15, 2018. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

5:35 p.m. | Who will the Bucs pick in the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft?

Along with Alabama defensive lineman Christian Barmore, the Gators' Kyle Trask is still out there. Another offensive weapon who Tom Brady might like to target is Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore.

Bucs' potential targets:There's a lot to choose from to bolster offense and defense

5 p.m. | Dolphins may have hit home run with Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips picks

The Dolphins needed a dynamic playmaker on offense. They got it.

They needed a dynamic pass rusher on defense. They got that.

The common thread to these picks is obvious. Before taking even one rep in an NFL practice, Jaylen Waddle already is one of the fastest players in the league. Dolphins fans will quickly learn that if he gets a half-step behind a defense, it’s over. The phrase “no one’s going to catch him” will become a cliche.

Jaelan Phillips won’t be doing his business in the open field, but his explosion off the line builds conviction that he will be all that Dion Jordan and Charles Harris were not.

More analysis:Dolphins swing for fences on their first-round picks

3:30 p.m. | Trevor Lawrence meets new fans in Jacksonville

New Jacksonville Jaguars franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his wife, Marissa Mowry, arrived at TIAA Bank Field about noon Friday. The couple were greeted by team owner Shad Khan and 35 third-grade students from Long Branch Elementary School.

1:50 p.m. | Florida Gators remaining in NFL draft: Where will 6-foot-8 Stone Forsythe, Kyle Trask and others go?

As expected Thursday, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts was selected fourth overall in the first round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, while wide receiver Kadarius Toney was drafted 20th overall by the New York Giants.

That leaves about six more Gators who can be drafted in tonight's two rounds or Saturday's four rounds. Here's our thoughts on who will be called starting tonight.

12:03 a.m. | Buccaneers finish the first round with linebacker Joe Tryon

With the final pick of the first round, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went defense, taking linebacker Joe Tryon from Washington.

Tryon, who is an edge rusher, joins an already elite defense (not to mention a Super Bowl champ). 

Last to go:Tampa Bay Buccaneers finish NFL Draft first round with edge rusher Joe Tryon

11:55 p.m. | Gregory Rousseau makes it two 'Canes in the first round, heads to Buffalo

Gregory Rousseau became not only the second Miami Hurricane to be drafted in the first round, but the second Hurricanes edge rusher, joining Jaelan Phillips.

However, while Phillips went to the Miami Dolphins, Rousseau heads to their AFC East rival, the Buffalo Bills. 

Though they were both Hurricanes, Rousseau and Phillips never shared the field. Phillips only played in 2020, while Rousseau sat out the 2020 season.

11:20 p.m. | Jags make it two Tigers in (Round) 1: Travis Etienne

Much had already been made with receivers rejoining their college quarterbacks in the NFL -- Ja'Marr Chase reuniting with LSU QB Joe Burrow on the Bengals, Alabama's Jaylen Waddle joining Tua Tagovailoa in Miami -- but the Jacksonville Jaguars go one better.

After taking Trevor Lawrence with the first pick, the Jags turned around and draft his Clemson backfield mate, running back Travis Etienne with the 25th pick. Etienne smashed the Atlantic Coast Conference career rushing record last season with the Tigers.

Once the pick was made, Lawrence clearly was absolutely thrilled, as he said on Twitter. 

10:45 p.m. | Another Gator goes: Kadarius Toney jumps to the Giants at 20

Kadarius Toney, one of the Florida Gators' major offensive weapons, will try to hold down the same role with Daniel Jones on the New York Giants.

He led the Gators with 70 receptions and scored 10 touchdowns in 2020. 

Looking ahead for the Giants:Scouting report on Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney

10:32 p.m. | Jaelan Phillips stays in Miami: 'Canes to Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins' second choice on Thursday night was a player close to home -- edge rusher Jaelan Phillips, who came to know Hard Rock Stadium well as a member of the Miami Hurricanes.

Phillips, who transferred from UCLA, played just one season in Coral Gables, making eight sacks. He sat out in 2019 before playing last season.

Cane Warning!:Dolphins select quarterback hunter Jaelan Phillips with 18th pick

How Phillips can help the Dolphins:He came to Miami to unretire. Now UM's Jaelan Phillips is top-rated pass rusher in NFL Draft.

10:30 p.m. | Pensacola's Alex Leatherwood goes to the Las Vegas Raiders

Another Alabama Crimson Tide player with a Florida background goes in the first round -- this time, it's offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, who played at Pensacola's Booker T. Washington High.

Leatherwood is now the third Tide/Florida player to go tonight, behind Patrick Surtain II and Mac Jones.

Outland winner to Raiders:Pensacola’s Alex Leatherwood selected in first round of NFL Draft

More:Alex Leatherwood's collegiate achievements may surpass even Derrick Brooks, Emmitt Smith

10:18 p.m. | Mac Jones had to wait, but he's a Patriot now

He won two titles with the Alabama Crimson Tide, and now the Bolles School product has a chance to win with another team that has a giant pedigree. Mac Jones is a New England Patriot, drafted with the 15th pick in the first round.

Jones was picked in some mock drafts as high as the San Francisco 49ers' third pick, but now has a chance to either wait behind Cam Newton or compete with him this season.

More on Mac:Gene Frenette: Bolles product Mac Jones cements exalted place in 'Bama football history

Trusting the process:Gene Frenette: Heisman Hopeful -- Bolles QB trusted the "process" to become a star at Alabama

10:15 p.m. | Trevor Lawrence is 'ready to work' with the Jags

9:26 p.m. | Broncos take American Heritage/Plantation grad Patrick Surtain II off the board

A name familiar to Miami Dolphins fans became the newest Denver Bronco with the No. 9 pick. Patrick Surtain II, the son of former Dolphins corner Patrick Surtain, had a big-time career with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The younger Surtain played for his father at American Heritage School in Plantation before going to Alabama.

From January:Patrick Surtain II: 4 things to know about the Alabama football defensive back

9:10 p.m. | Dolphins make Tua's ex-teammate Jaylen Waddle their choice

With two other potential choices -- Kyle Pitts (Falcons) and Ja'Marr Chase (Bengals) coming off the board -- the Miami Dolphins decided to reunite quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with one of his biggest weapons, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.

Fins go for speed:Dolphins draft speedy receiver Jaylen Waddle sixth overall as target for Tua

More:No 40 time for Jaylen Waddle? No problem for NFL teams, who check the GPS

8:48 p.m. | Gator gone: Kyle Pitts to the Falcons at No. 4

Kyle Pitts, the highly touted tight end that was a matchup nightmare for the Florida Gators, heads to the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 4 pick in the draft.

More:Live Gator draft updates: Kyle Pitts goes to the Falcons

Who's next:First Kyle Pitts, then what? Where will these five Florida Gators land in this week's NFL draft?

8:26 p.m. | Jags make it official: Trevor Lawrence goes No. 1

"With the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Trevor Lawrence, quarterback, Clemson!" 

With those words, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell laid speculation about the least surprising pick in this year's draft to rest.

Here we go:Jacksonville Jaguars select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with No. 1 overall pick

Time to party, Jags fans:Gene Frenette: Jaguars' fans deserve to celebrate Trevor Lawrence selection

8:20 p.m. | Jags fans come to party

8:15 p.m. | Bernie Kosar isn't forgotten in Cleveland

Bernie Kosar, the former Miami Hurricanes and Miami Dolphins quarterback, is still loved in Cleveland. He was a mainstay of the Browns' near-miss teams of the late 1980s, but the fans remember him with a chant at the NFL Draft.

7:40 p.m. | Scotty Miller looks back in appreciation

7:10 p.m. | Mac Jones is in the building

The former Alabama and Bolles School quarterback, expected to go in the first round -- but where is still a mystery -- arrived in Cleveland with mask and tie, ready to go.

Last week:Bolles product Mac Jones could be third overall pick in NFL Draft

6:30 p.m. | Tampa Bay's ready to go

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