2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015. Major changes.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: Chris Jones, DE/DT, Mississippi State
    Randy Starks has been a disappointment for the Browns, who will probably spend a mid-round choice on a potential replacement.

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  2. Tennessee Titans: D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech
    Here’s more much-needed help for Tennessee’s secondary. If the Titans had a slightly worse pick in the first round, they’d target Jalen Ramsey or Vernon Hargreaves.

  3. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple
    The Cowboys have been awful defensively this year when they’ve lost either Sean Lee or Rolando McClain to injury during a game. Well, McClain happens to be an impending free agent, while Lee’s durability history is quite dubious.

    Pick change; previously Karl Joseph, S

  4. San Diego Chargers: Hassan Ridgeway, NT, Texas
    The Chargers have to find a nose tackle to help them improve against the run. They’ve been a bottom-five team against the rush all year.



  5. Miami Dolphins: C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
    Lamar Miller is an impending free agent, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back. The Dolphins will be in the market for a new running back as a result.

    Pick change; previously Landon Turner, G

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    The Jaguars weren’t pleased with how Denard Robinson performed behind T.J. Yeldon. I could see them targeting a running back in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously Joshua Perry, DE/OLB

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Yannick Ngakoue, DE/OLB, Maryland
    The Ravens have to improve their pass rush, which has been absent in the wake of Terrell Suggs’ injury. Suggs won’t be around much longer.

    Pick change; previously Carl Lawson, DE/OLB

  8. San Francisco 49ers: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    The 49ers have absolutely nothing at center, as Marcus Martin is completely worthless. They have to target the center position during the offseason.

  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    A second cornerback needs to be added, as the Buccaneers have a major weakness at the position.

  10. New York Giants: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
    The Giants’ pass defense has been atrocious this season. Their safety play has been horrific. This position could be addressed even earlier.

    Pick change; previously Miles Killebrew, S

  11. Chicago Bears: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
    The Bears had poor play from their linebackers this past season, so they could address the position much earlier than this.

    Pick change; previously Devontae Booker, RB

  12. Philadelphia Eagles: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon
    Jason Peters won’t be around much longer. The Eagles have to find a successor at right tackle once Lane Johnson moves over to the blind side.



  13. Detroit Lions: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
    There’s talk that Calvin Johnson could be leaving Detroit this offseason or possibly retiring. Regardless, the Lions need some young blood at wide receiver.

  14. New Orleans Saints: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    The Saints have to bolster their secondary. They need to do everything in their power to get Brandon Browner off the field. Knowing Browner, he’ll still be penalized on the sidelines.

    Pick change; previously Nick Vannett, TE

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    The Eagles continue to fix Chip Kelly’s blunders and find a guard. It was ridiculous that Kelly released Evan Mathis last offseason.

    Pick change; previously Christian Westerman, G

  16. Oakland Raiders: Deion Jones, LB, LSU
    I’ve mocked Jaylon Smith to the Raiders on several occasions, but he just wasn’t available for them in this update. Help is needed at linebacker.



  17. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
    The Falcons should think about grooming a backup quarterback, as they don’t really have anything behind Matt Ryan.

  18. Indianapolis Colts: James Cowser, DE/OLB, Southern Utah
    The Colts have several aging pass-rushers, so they should think about bringing in some young blood at the position.

    Pick change; previously DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

  19. Buffalo Bills: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
    The Bills need to find another downfield weapon for Tyrod Taylor to overthrow, I mean connect with.

  20. New York Jets: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    Here’s a linebacker for the Jets, one who can rush the quarterback from the exterior, which is something New York has had issues with in the past few years.

    Pick change; previously Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB



  21. Houston Texans: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
    Houston continues to bolster its anemic offense, as the tight end position will definitely need to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Bryce Williams, TE

  22. Washington Redskins: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
    Here’s another potential upgrade for Washington’s woeful secondary. A couple of early picks in the 2016 NFL Draft could certainly be used on defensive backs.

    Pick change; previously Fabian Moreau, CB

  23. Seattle Seahawks: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
    Marshawn Lynch won’t be around for much longer, if this season is any indication. Thomas Rawls has proven himself, but the Seahawks could add someone to play behind Rawls.

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tre Madden, RB, USC
    DeAngelo Williams has been a terrific backup for Le’Veon Bell. He’s nearing the end of his NFL career, however, so Pittsburgh will need a long-term No. 2 runner.



  25. Green Bay Packers: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
    Another team that will be looking for running back help, the Packers have Eddie Lacy, who has been out of shape this year, and James Starks, who will be an impending free agent.

  26. Minnesota Vikings: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
    The Vikings could stand to benefit adding some depth to the interior of their defensive front.

    Pick change; previously Ricky Seals-Jones, WR

  27. Kansas City Chiefs: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
    The Chiefs extended Jah Reid for some reason, but they’ll still target a blocker in the middle rounds to shore up their offensive line depth.

  28. New England Patriots: Aaron Green, RB, TCU
    I realize that the Patriots have incurred plenty of injuries, but the fact that they had to turn to the likes of Joey Iosefa and Steven Jackson means that they need help at running back.

  29. Cincinnati Bengals: William Likely, CB, Maryland
    Pacman Jones has been terrific this season, but with he and Leon Hall both older than 30, the Bengals will probably have to find some young blood at cornerback.

  30. Arizona Cardinals: Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
    Someone to push D.J. Humphries, perhaps? It’s still early, but Humphries hasn’t looked like he can play in the NFL at all.

  31. Baltimore Ravens: Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss
    As the Ravens continue to improve their defense, they’ll need to look into upgrading the safety spot next to Will Hill.

  32. Carolina Panthers: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
    The Panthers could stand to add receiving depth, just in case they sustain injuries to the position again next year.



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