Final Four-Round Mock Draft

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Below is out final four-round mock draft. More than being heroes on draft day, we are looking three to four years out on this, projecting how we expect players to develop. We’ve gone against the populist movement and are keeping Myles Garrett as the first pick of the draft. We also have Gareon Conley as a first-rounder with an extensive note.

#1

Cleveland Browns

Myles Garrett

DE

Texas A&M

Analysis: The Browns did a good job last April making trades and collecting extra selections. The problem started when they used those picks. The Browns must start collecting great football players, and Myles Garrett gets them headed in the right direction.

 

#2

San Francisco 49ers

Leonard Fournette

RB

LSU

Analysis: The new front office of the Niners has been masterful in the lead-up to the draft, leaking interest in all the top players and even stating they want to trade down. If the right offer is put in front of them I believe they trade down, otherwise I go back to what I posted several weeks ago -- it’s time to move on from Carlos Hyde.

 

#3

Chicago Bears

Jamal Adams

S

LSU

Analysis: The Bears need to come out of the draft with one -- if not two -- safeties. We have Malik Hooker rated higher than Adams, but the latter is a better fit in Chicago.

 

#4

Jacksonville Jaguars

Solomon Thomas

DE

Stanford

Analysis: When Tom Coughlin was with Ernie Accorsi in New York, the drafts had a defensive flavor. Thomas is a good value that fits a need.

 

#5

Tennessee Titans (via Los Angeles Rams)

O.J. Howard

TE

Alabama

Analysis: I’d prefer to put a receiver or cornerback here, but Howard rates higher than any player at those positions on my board and tight end is a need for the Titans. He also offers Mariota a big-time target.

 

#6

Cleveland Browns (Projected trade with New York Jets)

Mitchell Trubisky

QB

North Carolina

Analysis: I could’ve gone cornerback here but as has been documented and reported by myself, the front office likes Trubisky and will move up to ensure they acquire him.

 

#7

Los Angeles Chargers

Malik Hooker

S

Ohio State

Analysis: Hooker is a dominant free safety and a perfect fit for the Chargers. 

 

#8

Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey

RB/WR/PR

Stanford

Analysis: My preference is to put Dalvin Cook here, but in the past 24 hours I’ve heard from several people that the Florida State ball carrier is dropping. McCaffrey’s versatility will work well in the Panthers offense.

 

#9

Cincinnati Bengals

Jonathan Allen

DL

Alabama

Analysis: At this point in Round 1, Allen is great value, fills a need and offers youth as well as versatility along the defensive line.

 

#10

Buffalo Bills

Mike Williams

WR

Clemson

Analysis: I’d prefer a receiver with a little more speed for Buffalo, but the sure-handed Williams immediately improves the position for the franchise.

 

#11

New Orleans Saints

Marshon Lattimore

CB

Ohio State

Analysis: Help in the secondary is a must and Lattimore offers tremendous upside, but he’ll need time.

 

#12

New York Jets (Projected trade with Cleveland Browns)

Gareon Conley*

CB

Ohio State

Analysis: The Jets have holes everywhere and desperate needs in the secondary. Many feel Conley is the most NFL-ready of any cornerback in the draft, and I agree. Obviously the rape accusation looms large but I’m going to try and get ahead of the curve on this. Three things can happen, and two are bad for Conley: 1) he’s charged; 2) nothing happens; 3) no charges are brought. If it’s No. 1 or 2 the Jets will end up with Kevin King or Patrick Mahomes. Everyone I’ve spoken with at Ohio State -- good sources for more than a decade -- tell me they don’t believe the accusations are true.

 

#13

Arizona Cardinals

Patrick Mahomes

QB

Texas Tech

Analysis: Reuben Foster is a consideration at this spot as is John Ross, but I’ve learned Mahomes is soaring up draft boards and is part of the conversation for Arizona in the first round. The team also likes DeShone Kizer, so I would expect BPA to be the contingency.

 

#14

Philadelphia Eagles (via Minnesota Vikings)

Kevin King

CB

Washington

Analysis: I want to put Dalvin Cook here, but the feedback I’m getting is not good. The Eagles need multiple corners and King is the top one on the board at this point.

 

#15

Indianapolis Colts

Haason Reddick

OLB/Edge

Temple

Analysis: Reddick is an immediate upgrade to the Colts defense, which has a ton of needs. 

 

#16

Baltimore Ravens

Takkarist McKinley

OLB

UCLA

Analysis: John Ross will be a consideration, but the team has been high on McKinley for a while. They could trade down a few slots and grab him. Cam Robinson is also in the mix as I posted earlier this week.

 

#17

Washington Redskins

Reuben Foster

ILB

Alabama

Analysis: I think there’s a real chance Foster could take a big tumble, but he’s too tempting for the ‘Skins to pass up.

 

#18

Tennessee Titans

Corey Davis

WR

Western Michigan

Analysis: Yet another weapon for Mariota, Davis immediately improves the Titans’ receiver position. A highly rated cornerback like King will also get consideration by the Titans, but he’s unavailable in this instance.

 

#19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Derek Barnett

DE

Tennessee

Analysis: Barnett could eventually be selected a little higher on draft day then the 19th pick. He offers value while filling a need for the Bucs. A highly rated tight end will also be considered here.

 

#20

 Denver Broncos

Cam Robinson

OL

Alabama

Analysis: The feeling I’m getting after talking with people is that Robinson’s combine workout made scouts believe he can handle left tackle duties at the next level -- an opinion I’m not in agreement with. I prefer Garett Bolles at this spot, but more and more people tell me it’s likely to be Robinson.

 

#21

 Detroit Lions

Jarrad Davis

LB

Florida

Analysis: I’m going off my board, but Davis is rumored to be a potential top-20 pick and could land as high as Washington at No. 17.

 

#22

Miami Dolphins

Forrest Lamp

G

Western Kentucky

Analysis: Unless a big-time pass rusher slips to the Dolphins, all signs point to Lamp.

 

#23

New York Giants

Garett Bolles

OT

Utah

Analysis: This is the usual pick for the NY Giants -- not a finished product but great upside. Bolles fits a need and could be a major steal if he pans out.

 

#24

Oakland Raiders

Chidobe Awuzie

DB

Colorado

Analysis: The Raiders need a big, strong corner, and Awuzie can play both outside and inside or line up at safety on occasion.

 

#25

Houston Texans

Ryan Ramczyk

 OT

Wisconsin

Analysis: Ramczyk is highly rated and fills a need at left tackle.

 

#26

Atlanta Falcons  (Projected trade with Seattle Seahawks)

Charles Harris

Pass Rusher/DE/OLB

Missouri

Analysis: As we reported Tuesday, Atlanta and Seattle are discussing a swap of picks with Harris being targeted by the Falcons. The trade will be contingent on a highly rated edge rusher still being available.

 

#27

Kansas City Chiefs

Dalvin Cook

RB

Florida State

Analysis: There are a lot of red flags on Cook but he’s too good for the running back-needy Chiefs to pass up.

 

#28

 Dallas Cowboys

Adoree' Jackson

CB

USC

Analysis: A pass rusher would be a definite consideration here as would Jabrill Peppers if he’s available, but Jackson’s cover skills and return ability (Dallas ranked in the bottom half of the league for punt and kick returns) are too attractive to pass up. Late word is that Florida safety Marcus Maye will be a consideration here.

 

#29

 Green Bay Packers

T.J. Watt

OLB

Wisconsin

Analysis: If there’s a highly rated cornerback that will be the pick. Otherwise everything points to Watt. Tre'Davious White will also be a consideration.

 

#30

 Pittsburgh Steelers

John Ross

WR

Washington

Analysis: This could end up as one of the steals of the draft, as Ross adds speed and top receiving skills.

 

#31

Seattle Seahawks  (Projected trade with Atlanta Falcons)

Tre'Davious White

CB

LSU

Analysis: The Seahawks would like to add an offensive lineman here, but a big corner will do.

 

#32

 New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots)

Budda Baker

S

Washington

Analysis: This could be one of the steals of Round 1 and will further fortify the Saints secondary.

Round 2

33. Cleveland: Marlon Humphrey/CB/Alabama

34. San Francisco: Deshaun Watson/QB/Clemson

35. Jacksonville: Dan Feeney/G/Indiana

36. Chicago: JuJu Smith-Schuster/WR/USC

37. LA Rams: Josh Jones/S/North Carolina State

38. LA Chargers: Davis Webb/QB/Cal

39. NY Jets: Antonio Garcia/OT/Troy

40. Carolina: Taco Charlton/DE/Michigan

41. Cincinnati: Zach Cunningham/ILB/Vanderbilt

42. New Orleans: Curtis Samuel/RB-WR/Ohio State

43. Philadelphia: Tarell Basham/DE/Ohio

44. Buffalo: Fabian Moreau/CB/UCLA

45. Arizona: David Njoku/TE/Miami-Fl

46. Indianapolis: Jabrill Peppers/S/Michigan

47. Baltimore: Evan Engram/TE/Mississippi

48. Minnesota: Malik McDowell//DT/Michigan State

49. Washington: Marcus Maye/S/Florida

50. Tampa Bay: Joe Mixon/RB/Oklahoma

51. Denver: Chris Wormley/DT/Michigan

52. NY Jets (from Cleveland): Tim Williams/Edge-OLB/Alabama

53. Detroit: Jordan Willis/DE/Kansas State

54. Miami: Carl Lawson/DE/Auburn

55. NY Giants: Gerald Everett/TE/South Alabama

56. Oakland: Raekwon McMillan/LB/Ohio State

57. Houston: Obi Melifonwu/S/UConn

58. Seattle: Isaiah Jones/WR/East Carolina

59. Kansas City: DeShone Kizer/QB/Notre Dame

60. Dallas: Marcus Williams/S/Utah

61. Green Bay: Taylor Moton/OL/Western Michigan

62. Pittsburgh: Derek Rivers/EDGE/Youngstown State

63. Atlanta: Justin Evans/S/Texas A&M 

64. Carolina: Carlos Henderson/WR/Louisiana Tech

Round 3

65. Cleveland: Desmond King/DB/Iowa

66. San Francisco: Dion Dawkins/OL/Temple

67. Chicago: Quincy Wilson/CB/Florida

68. Jacksonville: Cordrea Tankersley/CB/Clemson

69. LA Rams: Chris Godwin/WR/Penn State

70. NY Jets: Tyler Orlosky/C/West Virginia

71. LA Chargers: Dorian Johnson/G/Pittsburgh

72. New England (via Carolina): Daeshon Hall/DE/Texas A&M

73. Cincinnati: Chad Hansen/WR/Cal

74. Baltimore: Roderick Johnson/OT/Florida State

75. Buffalo: Jordan Leggett/TE/Clemson

76. New Orleans: Sidney Jones/CB/Washington

77. Arizona: Josh Reynolds/WR/Texas A&M

78. Baltimore: Shelton Gibson/WR/West Virginia

79. Minnesota: Cameron Sutton/DB/Tennessee

80. Indianapolis: Alex Anzalone/ILB/Florida

81. Washington: Isaac Asiata/G/Utah

82. Denver: Bucky Hodges/TE/Virginia Tech

83. Tennessee: Rasul Douglas/CB/West Virginia

84. Tampa Bay: Amara Darboh/WR/Michigan

85. Detroit: Adam Shaheen/TE/Ashland

86. Minnesota: Alvin Kamara/RB/Tennessee

87. NY Giants: Anthony Walker/LB/Northwestern

88. Oakland: Samaje Perine/RB/Oklahoma

89. Houston: Ryan Anderson/LB/Alabama

90. Seattle: Eddie Vanderdoes/DT/Seattle

91. Kansas City: Ahkello Witherspoon/CB/Colorado

92. Dallas: Jake Butt/TE/Michigan

93. Green Bay: Shaquill Griffin/CB/Central Florida

94. Pittsburgh: Jalen Tabor/CB/Florida

95. Atlanta: Dalvin Tomlinson/DT/Alabama

96. New England: Tedric Thompson/S/Colorado

97. Miami: Damontae Kazee/CB/San Diego State

98. Carolina: Sam Tevi/OL/Utah

99. Philadelphia: Josh Malone/WR/Tennessee

100. Tennessee: Taywan Taylor/WR/Western Kentucky

101. Denver: Matt Dayes/RB/North Carolina State

102. Seattle: Nico Siragusa/OL/San Diego State

103. New Orleans: Tanoh Kpassagnon/DL/Villanova

104. Kansas City: Montravius Adams/DT/Auburn

105. Pittsburgh: DeMarcus Walker/DL/Florida State

106. Atlanta (from Seattle): Julie'n Davenport/OT/Bucknell

107. NY Jets: Michael Roberts/TE/Toledo

Round 4

108. NY Jets (from Cleveland): Cornelius Elder/CB/Miami-Fl

109. San Francisco: Vincent Biegel/OLB/Wisconsin

110. Jacksonville: William Holden/OT/Vanderbilt

111. Chicago: Cooper Kupp/WR/Eastern Washington

112. LA Rams: Ethan Pocic/OL-C/LSU

113. LA Chargers: Brendan Langley/CB/Lamar

114. Washington: Larry Ogunjobi/DT/Charlotte

115. Carolina: Jonnu Smith/TE/Florida International

116. Cincinnati: Zane Gonzalez/PK/Arizona State

117. Chicago: Eric Saubert/TE/Drake

118. Philadelphia: Elijah McGuire/RB/Louisiana-Lafayette

119. Arizona: Carroll Phillips/OLB/Illinois

120. Minnesota: Montae Nicholson/S/Michigan State

121. Indianapolis: Johnathan Ford/S/Auburn

122. Baltimore: Pat Elflein/C/Ohio State

123. Washington: Trey Hendrickson/OLB-DE/Florida Atlantic

124. Tennessee: Dawuane Smoot/DE/Illlinois

125. Tampa Bay: Elijah Qualls/DT/Washington

126. Denver:  Kareem Hunt/RB/Toledo

127. Detroit: Davon Godchaux/DT/LSU

128. Minnesota: Josh Dobbs/QB/Tennessee

129: Oakland: Grover Stewart/DT/Albany State

130: Houston: D'Onta Foreman/RB/Texas

131. New England: Harvey Langi/ILB/BYU

132. Kansas City: Duke Riley/LB/LSU

133. Dallas: Tyus Bowser/LB/Houston

134. Green Bay: Jeremy McNichols/RB/Boise State

135. Pittsburgh: Brian Hill/RB/Wyoming

136. Atlanta: Adam Bisnowaty/OL/Pittsburgh

137. Indianapolis: David Sharpe/OL/Florida

138. Cincinnati: Malachi Dupre/WR/LSU

139. Philadelphia: Fred Ross/WR/Mississippi State

140. NY Giants: T.J. Logan/RB/North Carolina

141. LA Rams: Kendell Beckwith/ILB/LSU

142. Houston: Carlos Watkins/DT/Clemson

143. San Francisco: ArDarius Stewart/WR/Alabama

144. Indianapolis: Jourdan Lewis/CB/Michigan