Four-Round Mock Draft

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Our updated mock draft on the second Monday of April with a fourth round added. There are a few changes in Round 1 with Haason Reddick and Gareon Conley rising while Tim Williams has slid a bit.

#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

Solomon Thomas

DE

Stanford

Analysis: On one hand Thomas doesn’t make sense when you consider the 49ers took defensive linemen in the first round the past two drafts. But like Cleveland the 49ers must take best player available and start collecting potentially great players. Thomas is loved in many areas of the scouting world and makes sense as BPA.

 

#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

Jonathan Allen

DL

Alabama

Analysis: The Jags could go in a number of directions but taking the best defensive player on the board makes the most sense.

 

#5

Tennessee Titans (via Los Angeles Rams)

OJ 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

Cincinnati Bengals (Projected trade via New York Jets)

Leonard Fournette

RB

LSU

Analysis: The Bengals want to come out of the draft with a top-rated RB. They will consider selecting Joe Mixon in the second round but this makes more sense. The Jets prefer to trade down and collect extra choices while the Bengals get the best RB in the draft.

 

#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

Dalvin Cook

RB

Florida State

Analysis: Jonathan Stewart had a terrific campaign in 2016 but he’ll be 30 years old in two months and there’s not much behind him. Cook is another weapon to take the pressure off Cam Newton. The asterisks on this selection are off-the-field issues which may haunt Cook.

 

#9

New York Jets (Projected trade via Cincinnati Bengals)

Marshon Lattimore

CB

Ohio State

Analysis: The Jets have a ton of holes. Lattimore fills one of them. There are risks with this selection but the upside is tremendous.

 

#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

Gareon Conley

CB

Ohio State

Analysis: Help in the secondary is a must and Conley is quickly moving up draft boards. He’s a terrific prospect with outstanding ball skills and immediate starting ability.

 

#12

Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles)

Mitchell Trubisky

QB

North Carolina

Analysis: I could’ve gone cornerback here, but at this point Trubisky is good value and fits a desperate need for the Browns.

 

#13

Arizona Cardinals

Reuben Foster

ILB

Alabama

Analysis: Wide receiver and cornerback are considerations but the Cardinals also need linebackers, and Foster is excellent value in the middle of Round 1.

 

#14

Philadelphia Eagles (via Minnesota Vikings)

Christian McCaffrey

RB/WR/PR

Stanford

Analysis: I’d like to put a cornerback here but McCaffrey upgrades the running game, slot receiver position and return game.

 

#15

Indianapolis Colts

Marlon Humphrey

CB

Alabama

Analysis: The Colts will take the best available player on defense at this point. Humphrey adds depth to the secondary and is a future starter.

 

#16

Baltimore Ravens

Haason Reddick

OLB/Edge

Temple

Analysis: John Ross will be a consideration here but Reddick is a natural fit and fills a need.

 

#17

Washington Redskins

Jabrill Peppers

S

Michigan

Analysis: Interior defensive line and middle linebacker are needs, but any player at that position is a reach in this slot. I had the Redskins taking Budda Baker the past two mock drafts but Peppers brings more to the table and is rated higher on my board.

 

#18

Tennessee Titans

Corey Davis

WR

Western Michigan

Analysis: Yet another weapon for Marcus Mariota, Davis immediately improves the Titans receiver position.

 

#19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

John Ross

WR

Washington

Analysis: Receiver is still a need for the team despite the free agent signing of DeSean Jackson. Ross sets the offense up perfectly for Jameis Winston.

 

#20

 Denver Broncos

Garett Bolles

OT

Utah

Analysis: The Broncos need help all over the offensive line. Bolles is potentially a great talent down the road.

 

#21

 Detroit Lions

Derek Barnett

DE

Tennessee

Analysis: Terrific fit for the Lions, who need a pass rusher to help take the pressure off Ziggy Ansah.

 

#22

Miami Dolphins

Forrest Lamp

G

Western Kentucky

Analysis: Haason Reddick is tempting here but doesn't fall to 22 in this particular mock. Lamp doesn’t offer a lot of downside, and at the same time his versatility is appealing.

 

#23

New York Giants

Ryan Ramczyk

OT

Wisconsin

Analysis: The Giants could go tight end but they also need help at left tackle. Ramczyk offers terrific upside but may need time before he’s NFL-ready.

 

#24

Oakland Raiders

Zach Cunningham

LB

Vanderbilt

Analysis: Any defensive back would be serious consideration here but the need for a middle/inside linebacker stands out.

 

#25

Houston Texans

Patrick Mahomes

 QB

Texas Tech

Analysis: Mahomes is raw but has tremendous upside, which head coach Bill O’Brien will find too good to pass up.

 

#26

Seattle Seahawks

Chidobe Awuzie

DB

Colorado

Analysis: The Seahawks like to play five defensive backs and the versatile Awuzie can play corner, nickel and safety. The fact he scored a 35 on his wonderlic at the combine makes him that much more appealing.

 

#27

Kansas City Chiefs

Kevin King

CB

Washington

Analysis: Phillip Gaines is in the final year of his contract. King immediately upgrades the position and offers tremendous upside down the road.

 

#28

 Dallas Cowboys

Adoree' Jackson

CB

USC

Analysis: A pass rusher would be a definite consideration here as would Jabrill Peppers, but Jackson’s cover skills and return ability (Dallas ranked in the bottom half of the league for punt and kick returns) are to attractive to pass up.

 

#29

 Green Bay Packers

Takkarist McKinley

OLB

UCLA

Analysis: Cornerback is a definite consideration and as I said stated back on February 8, the team plans to draft corners early and often. Tre'Davious White will be a consideration here but McKinley adds youth and improves the pass rush.

 

#30

 Pittsburgh Steelers

Tim Williams

OLB

Alabama

Analysis: Williams has some downside risk but also comes with tremendous upside and is the type of player the Steelers will have a lot of success with.

 

#31

Atlanta Falcons

Cam Robinson

OL

Alabama

Analysis: Robinson would be a good replacement for the departed Chris Chester and will offer a security blanket for right tackle Ryan Schraeder.

 

#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: Tre'Davious White/CB/LSU

34. San Francisco: Deshaun Watson/QB/Clemson

35. Jacksonville: Dan Feeney/G/Indiana

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

37. LA Rams: Obi Melifonwu/DB/UConn

38. LA Chargers: T.J. Watt/OLB/Wisconsin

39. NY Jets: Taylor Moton/OL/Western Michigan

40. Carolina: Taco Charlton/DE/Michigan

41. Cincinnati: Tarell Basham/DE-Edge/Ohio

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

43. Philadelphia: Carl Lawson/DE/Auburn

44. Buffalo: Davis Webb/QB/Cal

45. Arizona: DeShone Kizer/QB/Notre Dame

46. Indianapolis: Dorian Johnson/OG/Pittsburgh

47. Baltimore: David Njoku/TE/Miami

48. Minnesota: Antonio Garcia/T/Troy

49. Washington: Malik McDowell/DL/Michigan State

50. Tampa Bay: Justin Evans/S/Texas A&M

51. Denver: Chris Wormley/DT/Michigan

52. Cleveland: Evan Engram/TE/Mississippi

53. Detroit: Fabian Moreau/CB/UCLA

54. Miami: Raekwon McMillan/LB/Ohio State

55. NY Giants: Jarrad Davis/LB/Florida

56. Oakland: Caleb Brantley/DT/Florida

57. Houston: Roderick Johnson/T/Florida Sate

58. Seattle: Charles Harris/DE-Edge/Missouri

59. Kansas City: Isaiah Jones/WR/East Carolina

60. Dallas: Jordan Willis/DE/Kansas State

61. Green Bay: Dion Dawkins/G/Temple

62. Pittsburgh: Chris Godwin/WR/Penn State

63. Atlanta: Daeshon Hall/DE/Texas A&M

64. Carolina: Carlos Henderson/WR/Louisiana Tech

Round 3

65. Cleveland: Marcus Maye/S/Florida

66. San Francisco: Jordan Leggett/TE/Clemson

67. Chicago: Quincy Wilson/CB/Florida

68. Jacksonville: Desmond King/CB/Iowa

69. LA Rams: Chad Hansen/WR/Cal

70. NY Jets: Derek Rivers/OLB/Youngstown State

71. LA Chargers: Sidney Jones/CB/Washington

72. New England (from Carolina): Josh Jones/S/North Carolina State

73. NY Jets (from Cincinnati): Tyler Orlosky/C/West Virginia

74. Philadelphia: Cordrea Tankersley/CB/Clemson

75. Buffalo: Cameron Sutton/DB/Tennessee

76. New Orleans: Josh Reynolds/WR/Texas A&M

77. Arizona: Shelton Gibson/WR/West Virginia

78. Baltimore: Josh Malone/WR/Tennessee

79. Minnesota: Davon Godchaux/DT/LSU

80. Indianapolis: Bucky Hodges/TE/Virginia Tech

81. Washington: Alex Anzalone/ILB/Florida

82. Denver: Adam Shaheen/TE/Ashland

83. Tennessee: Marcus Williams/S/Utah

84. Tampa Bay: Alvin Kamara/RB/Tennessee

85. Detroit: Anthony Walker/LB/Northwestern

86. Minnesota: Rasul Douglas/CB/West Virginia

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

88. Oakland: Damontae Kazee/CB/San Diego State

89. Houston: Vincent Biegel/OLB/Wisconsin

90. Seattle: Isaac Asiata/OL/Utah

91. Kansas City: Eddie Vanderdoes/DT/UCLA

92. Dallas: Jake Butt/TE/Michigan

93. Green Bay: Ahkello Witherspoon/CB/Colorado

94. Pittsburgh: DeMarcus Walker/DL/Florida State

95. Atlanta: Shaquill Griffin/CB/Central Florida

96. New England: Cooper Kupp/WR/Eastern Washington

97. Miami: Jalen Tabor/CB/Florida

98. Carolina: Montae Nicholson/S/Michigan State

99. Baltimore: Sam Tevi/OT/Utah

100. Tennessee: Dawuane Smoot/DE/Illinois

101. Denver: Jonnu Smith/TE/Florida International

102. Seattle: Adam Bisnowaty/T/Pittsburgh

103. New Orleans: Amara Darboh/WR/Michigan

104. Kansas City: Matt Dayes/RB/North Carolina State

105. Pittsburgh: Samaje Perine/RB/Oklahoma

106. Seattle: Tanoh Kpassagnon/DL/Villanova

107. NY Jets: Michael Roberts/TE/Toledo

Round 4

108. Cleveland:  Johnathan Ford/S/Auburn

109. San Francisco: Carroll Phillips/OLB-Edge/Illinois

110. Jacksonville: D'Onta Foreman/RB/Texas

111. Chicago: Taywan Taylor/WR/Western Kentucky

112. LA Rams: Pat Elflein/G-C/Ohio State

113. LA Chargers: Nico Siragusa/G/San Diego State

114. Washington: Josh Harvey-Clemons/S/Louisville

115. Carolina: William Holden/T/Vanderbilt

116. Cincinnati: Zane Gonzalez/PK/Arizona State

117. Chicago: Larry Ogunjobi/DL/Charlotte

118. Philadelphia: Mack Hollins/WR/North Carolina

119. Arizona: Ryan Anderson/OLB/Alabama

120. Minnesota: Brian Hill/RB/Wyoming

121. Indianapolis: Tyus Bowser/OLB/Houston

122. Baltimore: Tedric Thompson/S/Colorado

123. Washington: Elijah Qualls/DT/Washington

124. Tennessee: Malachi Dupre/WR/LSU

125. Tampa Bay: Eric Saubert/TE/Drake

126. Denver: Ryan Switzer/WR/North Carolina

127. Detroit: Jaleel Johnson/DT/Iowa

128. Minnesota: Grover Stewart/DT/Albany State

129: Oakland: De'Veon Smith/RB/Michigan

130: Houston: Ryan Glasgow/DL/Michigan

131. New England: Trey Hendrickson/DE-OLB/Florida Atlantic

132. Kansas City: Nathan Peterman/QB/Pittsburgh

133. Dallas: Eddie Jackson/S/Alabama

134. Green Bay: Kareem Hunt/RB/Toledo

135. Pittsburgh: Jourdan Lewis/CB/Michigan

136. Atlanta: Julie'n Davenport/T/Bucknell

137. New England: Montravius Adams/DT/Auburn

138. Cincinnati: Fred Ross/WR/Mississippi State

139. Philadelphia: Marquez White/CB/Florida State

140. NY Giants: Elijah McGuire/RB/Louisiana-Lafayette

141. LA Rams: Darrell Daniels/TE/Washington

142. Houston: Wayne Gallman/RB/Clemson

143. San Francisco: Zach Banner/OL/USC

144. Indianapolis: Kendell Beckwith/ILB/LSU