2013 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Major changes in all 4 rounds.
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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
    As written in my Jacksonville Jaguars Team Needs page, “The Jaguars have two very good starting wideouts, but they desperately need depth behind them because Laurent Robinson may never play again.”

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    Pick change; previously Logan Ryan, CB

  2. Kansas City Chiefs: Jamie Collins, DE/OLB, Southern Miss
    The Chiefs don’t have much depth behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston – as they discovered in the Week 1 loss to Atlanta – so they could spend an early 2013 NFL Draft pick on a rush linebacker.

  3. Oakland Raiders: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
    The Raiders will need to upgrade their offensive line. Khalif Barnes cannot be a starter in this league.

    Pick change; previously Nickell Robey, CB

  4. Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
    Even if Cullen Jenkins is back next year – he’s due a $1 million roster bonus in March – it’ll likely be his last season in Philadelphia because he’s set to make $4.5 million (with a $2 million roster bonus) in 2014. The Eagles will need someone to play alongside Fletcher Cox.



  5. Minnesota Vikings: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami of Ohio
    I think we can confirm that Joe Webb doesn’t have much of a future at quarterback. Christian Ponder may not either; he’s terribly inconsistent and injury-prone, so the Vikings should look into drafting a quarterback in the fourth round because they have an extra pick.

    Pick change; previously E.J. Manuel, QB

  6. Arizona Cardinals: Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida
    Paris Lenon can’t be allowed to start again. He was awful last year. He’s a free agent anyway.

    Pick change; previously Tharold Simon, CB

  7. Cleveland Browns: Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
    Ben Watson is a free agent, while Jordan Cameron, drafted by the old regime, hasn’t shown much yet. The Browns will likely search for a tight end upgrade this offseason.

  8. Buffalo Bills: Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina
    Kelvin Sheppard was a big disappointment in his sophomore campaign. An upgrade is needed at middle linebacker.

  9. New York Jets: Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
    New York desperately needs an upgrade at wideout for obvious reasons. Santonio Holmes is a bum, while Stephen Hill hasn’t really shown much yet.

  10. Tennessee Titans: Levine Toiolo, TE, Stanford
    Jared Cook is likely leaving as a free agent, but he was inconsistent anyway. Jake Locker needs a more reliable intermediate target.

  11. Carolina Panthers: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
    Steve Smith will turn 34 a couple of weeks after the 2013 NFL Draft. The Panthers will need to think about finding a new No. 1 wideout for the future. I’m also not a big Brandon LaFell believer, so an upgrade across from Smith wouldn’t hurt.

  12. New Orleans Saints: Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
    Sedrick Ellis has been a bust. He’ll be hitting free agency this March, so it’s unlikely he’ll be back with the team. Canadian Akiem Hicks has played well, but the Saints need someone next to him who can rush the passer on the interior.



  13. San Diego Chargers: Denard Robinson, KR, Michigan
    This is a good spot for Denard Robinson, as both of San Diego’s return specialists will be free agents in March. Robinson could also help with some gimmick plays on offense.

  14. Miami Dolphins: Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
    Chris Clemons proved to be a quality starting safety for the Dolphins this past year. Unfortunately, he’ll be a free agent in March.

  15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
    Donald Penn struggled to close out the year, while Demar Dotson isn’t very good. The Buccaneers will be looking to bring in another tackle.

    Pick change; previously Mike Gillislee, RB

  16. St. Louis Rams: Jonathan Brown, OLB, Illinois
    James Laurinaitis and JoLonn Dunbar played pretty well this past season, but no one the team tried at strongside linebacker did very well.

  17. Dallas Cowboys: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
    Tony Romo will turn 33 just prior to the 2013 NFL Draft. The Cowboys will have to think about bringing in a young quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Zac Dysert, QB

  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
    The Steelers never shy away from a play-maker if one provides good value. The butterfingered Mike Wallace could be gone after this season.

    Pick change; previously Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB

  19. New York Giants: Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State
    The Giants have issues in the middle of their defense. The safety position is a problem, as is inside linebacker. Chase Blackburn shouldn’t be starting, while Keith Rivers, a free agent in March, can never get healthy. General manager Jerry Reese said that there needs to be better linebacker play next year.

    Pick change; previously Leon McFadden, CB

  20. Chicago Bears: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
    Jon Gruden highlighted the fact that the Bears haven’t had a reliable pass-catching tight end since Greg Olsen was on the team. They jettisoned Olsen because Mike Martz hates receiving tight ends, but Martz is long gone, so it’s time for them to go back to that. Jay Cutler would really benefit from having a dependable target over the middle of the field. After all, Cutler can’t keep throwing it to Brandon Marshall on every single play.



  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB, Illinois
    Michael Johnson is a free agent. Even if he’s retained, the Bengals could use depth at the position.

    Pick change; previously Robert Alford, CB

  22. Washington Redskins: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
    More help for the Redskins’ secondary. Brandon Meriweather cannot be relied upon to stay healthy, and it’s not like he was a Pro Bowl talent anyway.

    Pick change; previously Aaron Dobson, WR

  23. Minnesota Vikings: Hugh Thornton, G, Illinois
    The Vikings could stand to bolster in the interior of their offensive line, as neither Charlie Johnson nor Brandon Fusco played well at guard this year.

  24. Indianapolis Colts: Kwame Geathers, NT, Georgia
    Antonio Johnson’s contract is up, but he was playing out of position anyway. A nose tackle upgrade is needed.



  25. Green Bay Packers: Travis Long, DE/OLB, Washington State
    The Packers need to make sure Erik Walden isn’t on the field next year. He is terrible. He’s a free agent anyway.

    Pick change; previously Mario Benavides, C/G

  26. Seattle Seahawks: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
    Here’s some more help for Russell Wilson. Despite Zach Miller’s heroic conversion on third-and-long early against Washington, the Seahawks could look into bringing in a new tight end.

  27. Houston Texans: Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
    The Texans were interested in bringing in a right tackle early in the 2012 NFL Draft, but they never got the chance. Well, here’s their opportunity. The position will have to be addressed if the currently injured Rashad Butler can’t properly fill in for Eric Winston.

    Pick change; previously Menelik Watson, OT

  28. Denver Broncos: Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
    I don’t think Knowshon Moreno can be trusted. Willis McGahee is old. Ronnie Hillman’s just a change-of-pace back.

    Pick change; previously Terry Hawthorne, CB

  29. Baltimore Ravens: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
    The Ravens should look into finding a new left tackle (assuming Bryant McKinnie can’t keep this up). Michael Oher would be best suited at right tackle, which would allow Kelechi Osemele to move inside.

    Pick change; previously Gerald Hodges, LB

  30. San Francisco 49ers: Joe Kruger, DE/DT, Utah
    Justin Smith will be entering his walk year at 34 several months following the 2013 NFL Draft. The 49ers will have to find a successor sometime soon.

  31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
    Greg Schiano doesn’t really trust LeGarrette Blount as a No. 2 back, so he could opt to choose a new one in the middle rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously John Simon, DE

  32. Atlanta Falcons: Stansly Maponga, DE/OLB, TCU
    The overpaid Ray Edwards was recently cut. Meanwhile, John Abraham will turn 35 a week after the 2013 NFL Draft. Defensive end will be a priority early in the 2013 NFL Draft, and the Falcons may even double dip at the position in the first few rounds.

    Pick change; previously Travis Long, DE/OLB



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