2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Major changes in all 6 rounds.
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*** This mock draft will be updated at least once per week (Tuesday afternoons and other times for important events.). Check out old versions of this 2014 NFL Mock Draft in the archived mock draft section. Follow @walterfootball for updates. ***

  1. Houston Texans: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida
    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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    Pick change; previously Rashaad Reynolds, CB

  2. Washington Redskins: Josh Mauro, DE/DT, Stanford
    The Redskins signed Jason Hatcher, but he’s only a short-term solution on the defensive line.

    Pick change; previously Cyril Richardson, G/OT

  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
    The Jets signed Chris Johnson, but Dri Archer is still in play during the middle rounds as an additional weapon for the offense.

    Pick change; previously Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/OLB



  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton
    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 Chris Watt, G

  6. Cleveland Browns: Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue
    The Browns could use an upgrade across from Joe Haden, but this pick is about adding needed depth at the position.

    Pick change; previously E.J. Gaines, CB

  7. Oakland Raiders: Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon
    The Raiders have plenty of holes on their roster, including the secondary. They’ll need to add another corner.

    Pick change; previously Brandon Thomas, G/OT

  8. Minnesota Vikings: Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State
    The Vikings need some depth behind Adrian Peterson with Toby Gerhart gone.

    Pick change; previously Dakota Dozier, G

  9. Buffalo Bills: Preston Brown, LB, Louisville
    The Bills added a couple of short-term options at linebacker this offseason. They’ll need a starter for the future.

    Pick change; previously Lache Seastrunk, RB

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

    Pick change; previously Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G

  11. Detroit Lions: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
    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.

  12. Tennessee Titans: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
    A.J. McCarron won’t be drafted at No. 16, and he probably won’t go in the first two rounds. This is the right spot for him, as the Titans could use a possible quarterback of the future.

    Pick change; previously Brent Urban, DE/DT



  13. New York Giants: James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
    It makes more sense for the Giants to go with a tackle here than in the first round. They need some insurance just in case Will Beatty can’t make it back from his injury.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Zumwalt, LB

  14. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
    The Jaguars missed out on Alex Mack, so they’ll obviously be interested in finding a center during the draft.

    Pick change; previously Will Sutton, DT

  15. New York Jets: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford
    The Jets may spend a mid-round choice to upgrade their depth at inside linebacker, which is lacking right now.

    Pick change; previously Preston Brown, ILB

  16. Miami Dolphins: Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming
    The Dolphins have shown a lot of interest in receivers throughout the pre-draft process, which is not surprising because they don’t have much behind Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.

    Pick change; previously Daniel McCullers, NT

  17. Chicago Bears: Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College
    The Bears must add some much-needed talent to their very thin linebacking corps.

  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Steelers doubled up on cornerbacks. They really need to focus on that position during the draft.

  19. Dallas Cowboys: Cyril Richardson, G/OT, Baylor
    The Cowboys have to find some depth on the interior. Furthermore, Doug Free will be hitting free agency shortly, so that’s another reason Dallas might take a lineman in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously Chris Smith, DE

  20. Arizona Cardinals: Shamar Stephen, DE/DT, Connecticut
    Darnell Dockett, 33 in May, is due $5.75 million this upcoming season. He’s no longer the pass-rusher he once was, and Arizona lacks a long-term replacement for him.

    Pick change; previously Shayne Skov, ILB



  21. Green Bay Packers: Will Clarke, DE/DT, West Virginia
    As mentioned earlier, the Packers are trying to get much faster on defense. They also need help up front, as B.J. Raji signed back on for just one more year.

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: Dontae Johnson, S, N.C. State
    Philadelphia’s defense was terrible for many reasons, one of which is the safety position. Malcolm Jenkins was signed, but help is still needed there. Nate Allen is just too unreliable to be one of the starters.

    Pick change; previously Ed Reynolds, S

  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: Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
    The Chiefs will be looking to add a running back, as Knile Davis is not expected to be ready for the 2014 season.

    Pick change; previously Dri Archer, RB



  25. San Diego Chargers: Justin Ellis, NT, Louisiana Tech
    The Chargers currently lack a starting-caliber nose tackle, so they may use a Round 2-4 selection on one if they don’t take Louis Nix at No. 25.

    Pick change; previously Terrance Mitchell, CB

  26. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Thomas, OT/G, Clemson
    The Saints may look into using some offensive line depth, and they’re getting a steal with the injured Brandon Thomas.

  27. Cleveland Browns: Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama
    The Browns are candidates to double up on the receiver position, given that they don’t have anything outside of Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins at the moment.

    Pick change; previously Brock Vereen, S

  28. Carolina Panthers: Dakota Dozier, G, Furman
    The Panthers have to draft multiple linemen – preferably ones who won’t retire anytime soon.

    Pick change; previously Christian Kirksey, LB

  29. San Francisco 49ers: Khairi Fortt, LB, California
    The 49ers don’t have much behind Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, so they could use a mid-round selection on depth at inside linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Logan Thomas, QB

  30. New England Patriots: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
    With Aaron Hernandez gone forever and Rob Gronkowski coming off a serious knee injury, the Patriots may want to bring in another talented tight end.

  31. Denver Broncos: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
    The Broncos may move Orlando Franklin to fill Zane Beadles’ spot. If so, they’ll have to obtain someone to compete with Chris Clark for the right tackle job.

    Pick change; previously Robert Herron, WR

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
    The Seahawks will also need depth at corner, given that Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond both left.

  33. Detroit Lions: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
    The Lions don’t really have anything beyond Reggie Bush and Joique Bell at running back, and the former won’t be around for very long.

    Pick change; previously Shaquille Richardson, CB

  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: Brent Urban, DE/DT Virginia
    The Texans want to add a five-technique to help mitigate the departure of Antonio Smith.

    Pick change; previously Xavier Grimble, TE

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

    Pick change; previously Jon Halapio, G

  37. New York Jets: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
    The Jets could easily double dip at the cornerback position, given how troublesome that area is.

    Pick change; previously Dontae Johnson, S

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

    Pick change; previously Justin Ellis, NT

  39. Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia
    Tony Gonzalez could always return, but the Falcons need to add another tight end because chances are that he’s gone for good.

  40. 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.



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