2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Major changes in all 5 rounds.
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  1. Houston Texans: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
    There are a few areas the Texans need to address outside of the quarterback position. They need to find a new second running back, upgrade the outside linebacker position, obtain another tight end and acquire a better nickel.

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  2. Washington Redskins: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
    The Redskins must improve their defense, but they also have to focus on upgrading the receiver position. A No. 2 wideout is needed.

    Pick change; previously Bruce Ellington, WR

  3. Atlanta Falcons: Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
    The Falcons may search for their running back of the future in the middle rounds. Steven Jackson won’t be around much longer if he keeps playing like he did in 2013.

  4. New York Jets: Dri Archer, RB/WR, Kent State
    Here’s another weapon for Geno Smith. Dri Archer could serve as a dangerous weapon coming out of the backfield. Sorry I don’t have Archer in the first round, by the way. Perhaps if I had agents feeding me shaky info, I could move him up.



  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chris Watt, G, Notre Dame
    The Jaguars have a major hole at left guard, so they’ll have to shore that up to help protect their new quarterback.

  6. Cleveland Browns: Marcus Smith, DE/OLB, Louisville
    Paul Kruger predictably failed to live up to his price tag this past season. The Browns may want to bring in another pass-rusher if they have plans on releasing Kruger after the 2014 season.

  7. Oakland Raiders: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
    The Raiders signed Austin Howard to play guard. That means they have a gaping hole at right tackle. They’ll need to find help to protect their new quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Terrance West, RB

  8. Minnesota Vikings: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
    Jared Allen, a free agent, is not expected back in Minnesota. The Vikings will have to find someone else to rush the passer.

    Pick change; previously Christian Jones, LB

  9. Buffalo Bills: Christian Kirksey, LB, Iowa
    I hope the Bills don’t think that Keith Rivers is a long-term option (or any sort of option) for them at linebacker.

  10. St. Louis Rams: Dakota Dozier, G, Furman
    The Rams still have a hole at one of the guard positions, even after retaining Rodger Saffold.

  11. Detroit Lions: Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton
    The Lions have said that they plan on drafting a defensive tackle to push Nick Fairley. There’s a chance that’ll happen at No. 10 with Aaron Donald, but it’s more likely to be a Round 2-4 pick.

    Pick change; previously Jackson Jeffcoat, DE

  12. Tennessee Titans: Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State
    The Titans lost Alterraun Verner in free agency to the Buccaneers, so they may spend an early- or mid-round selection on a possible replacement.

    Pick change; previously Jerick McKinnon, RB



  13. New York Giants: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA
    The Giants found some linebacker help in free agency, but they still could use another player to strengthen the group.

    Pick change; previously Antonio Richardson, OT

  14. Jacksonville Jaguars: Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
    The Jaguars have just one interior defensive lineman who can rush the passer (Sen’Derrick Marks). They may want to add another to bolster their rotation.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Tripp, OLB

  15. New York Jets: Trevor Reilly, DE/OLB, Utah
    The Jets have a great interior pass rush, but they need to become more potent on the outside.

    Pick change; previously Loucheiz Purifoy, CB

  16. Miami Dolphins: Daniel McCullers, NT, Tennessee
    The Dolphins retained Randy Starks, but lost Paul Soliai to the Falcons. Here’s a big body to replace him.

  17. Chicago Bears: Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh
    Josh McCown is gone, so the Bears don’t have anyone capable behind the oft-injured Jay Cutler.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Zumwalt, OLB

  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
    The Steelers signed Lance Moore to replace Jerricho Cotchery, but he’s just a temporary solution.

    Pick change; previously Will Clarke, DE/DT

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Chris Smith, DE/OLB, Arkansas
    The Cowboys need another pass-rusher, so expect them to add a defensive end in the first few rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.

  20. Arizona Cardinals: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford
    Last year’s second-round pick, Kevin Minter, will likely start for the departed Karlos Dansby. Depth is needed at inside linebacker, however.



  21. Green Bay Packers: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
    Mike McCarthy told the media that he wants to draft a quarterback early. Can you blame him after what happened this past season?

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon
    Cary Williams hasn’t been very good and will probably be released next offseason (he’s due $6.5 million in 2015), while Bradley Fletcher can’t be counted on to start 16 games in a year. I liked the Nolan Carroll signing, but Philadelphia will still probably add another corner.

  23. Cincinnati Bengals: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
    The Bengals will keep sticking with Andy Dalton, but they’ll need to develop a quarterback just in case Dalton can’t get them over the first-round hump.

  24. Kansas City Chiefs: JuWuan James, OT, Tennessee
    After allowing Branden Albert to walk, the Chiefs will want to address the tackle position at some point during the middle rounds if they can’t do anything about it in free agency.

    Pick change; previously Brandon Coleman, WR



  25. San Diego Chargers: Ed Stinson, DE/DT, Alabama
    Even after the DaQuan Jones pick, the Chargers could stand to add more depth on the defensive line.

    Pick change; previously Rashaad Reynolds, CB

  26. New Orleans Saints: Chris Davis, CB, Auburn
    The Saints have some issues at cornerback. Jabari Greer was recently released, as he was coming off a torn ACL.

  27. Cleveland Browns: Terrance West, RB, Towson
    Ben Tate is now with the Browns, but he has an extensive injury history. Cleveland may decide to protect itself.

    Pick change; previously Ty Zimmerman, S

  28. Carolina Panthers: Anthony Steen, G, Alabama
    The Panthers have to draft multiple linemen – preferably ones who won’t retire anytime soon.

  29. San Francisco 49ers: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
    The 49ers have so many picks that they’ll probably use a mid-rounder on a developmental quarterback. Jim Harbaugh has shown interest in Logan Thomas.

    Pick change; previously Adrian Hubbard, DE/OLB

  30. New England Patriots: Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana
    The Patriots want to add a speedy linebacker, which is why they brought in Wesley Woodyard for a visit. They couldn’t sign him, so they’ll have to acquire one in the draft instead.

    Pick change; previously C.J. Fiedeorowicz, TE

  31. Denver Broncos: Brent Urban, DE/DT Virginia
    The Broncos signed DeMarcus Ware, but they also lost Shaun Phillips and Robert Ayers to free agency.

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State
    The Seahawks lost Breno Giacomini to the Jets, so here’s a potential replacement.

  33. Detroit Lions: Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma
    The Lions re-signed Dominic Raiola, but they need to find a long-term solution at center.

  34. Baltimore Ravens: Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina
    The Ravens don’t have much depth at corner, so they may use one of their new compensatory picks to fix that.

  35. Houston Texans: Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia
    The Texans are looking to add a new tight end after cutting Owen Daniels.

  36. Detroit Lions: Jon Halapio, G, Florida
    More interior offensive line depth for the Lions, who are really hurting in that area.

  37. New York Jets: Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut
    The Jets may spend a mid-round choice to upgrade their depth at inside linebacker, which is lacking right now.

  38. Baltimore Ravens: Justin Ellis, NT, Louisiana Tech
    The Ravens plan on moving Haloti Ngata outside, so they’ll need to add some competition and/or depth at nose tackle.

  39. Atlanta Falcons: Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    As you can read in our 2014 NFL Draft Rumors page, offensive line coach Mike Tice really took a liking to Seantrel Henderson at the Senior Bowl.

  40. New England Patriots: Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame
    The Patriots may still want to add a cornerback for the future. Getting Darrelle Revis was great, but he’s probably going to be around for just one year.



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