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Five questions heading into Day 3 of 2017 NFL Draft

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The 2017 NFL Draft has seen 107 names fly off the board, including a common-draft era record 26 defensive backs in the first three rounds.

Not even half over, though, the draft still has 146 players to be selected on Saturday. With that in mind, here are a handful of questions that will be answered in rounds four through seven:

Where will quarterback prospects Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman land?


Dobbs and Peterman are ranked Nos. 82 and 99, respectively, on NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's list of the top 150 prospects. Combining intriguing size and athleticism with exceptional character, Dobbs has been compared to 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott by ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski. Although Peterman isn't as physically gifted as the top prospects, he's viewed by several analysts as the most NFL-ready quarterback in the draft.

Along with Dobbs and Peterman, Miami's Brad Kaaya and Virginia Tech's Jerod Evans are likely to be drafted on Saturday.

Which of the Saints, Cardinals and Steelers will find their developmental QBs?


Speaking of quarterbacks, the trio of New Orleans, Arizona and Pittsburgh entered the draft with the stated intention of finding developmental projects behind Drew Brees, Carson Palmer and Ben Roethlisberger, respectively. The Saints lost out on Patrick Mahomes when the Chiefs traded in front of them. The Cardinals saw Mahomes and Deshaun Watson fly off the board just in front of their 13th slot in the first round. Might the Steelers opt for local star Peterman?

Will the Jets and Cowboys unload their veterans on the trade block?


The Jets are shopping former first-round picks Sheldon Richardson and Calvin Pryor, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Friday. They were unable to unload either Friday night. After adding cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis in the second and third rounds, the Cowboys decided veteran slot corner Orlando Scandrick was expendable, per Rapoport.

If the veterans are going to be moved, it will likely be on Saturday.

Who will stop the slides of Brantley, Butt?


Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and Michigan tight end Jake Butt saw their stock drop for different reasons. Brantley was recently charged on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following an alleged physical altercation with a woman. Even before the charge, NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah listed Brantley as one of the draft's most overvalued prospects.

As the John Mackey Award winner, Butt was regarded as one of the best prospects in a loaded tight end class before tearing his ACL and MCL when the Wolverines took on Florida State in the Orange Bowl. He should be worthy of a fourth-round flier on Saturday.

Will Philadelphia make history as the premier draft setting?


Philadelphia has made a lasting impression through two nights of the draft, bringing a wild energy. The Eagles' official Twitter account touted a record crowd of more than 100,000 on Thursday night. The turnout seemed just as prodigious on Friday.

Entering the draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed that 14 cities are vying to host next year's event. By Thursday night, Goodell acknowledged that "Philadelphia is raising the bar" with its raucous outdoors atmosphere.

The City of Brotherly Love shouldn't have to wait long before it hosts another NFL Draft.

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