2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Major changes.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: Alex McCalister, DE, Florida
    If the Browns don’t opt for Joey Bosa at No. 2 overall, they’ll probably take an edge rusher on Day 2, as they definitely need to improve their pass rush.

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    Pick change; previously Anthony Zettel, DE/DT

  2. Tennessee Titans: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
    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: Shawn Oakman, DE/DT, Baylor
    The Cowboys didn’t have the greatest depth at defensive tackle this past season, so perhaps this is one area they’ll fix.

    It amazed me that some had Shawn Oakman as an early first-rounder a year ago. Teams had him as a day-three prospect at the time. Oakman is a freak athlete, but can’t play at all. However, a team like the Cowboys could take a chance on him in Round 4.

  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. 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.

  6. Baltimore Ravens: Chris Jones, DE/DT, Mississippi State
    Chris Canty was clearly in regression mode, as he turned 33 in November. Baltimore will be looking for a new defensive lineman to go along with Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan.

  7. 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.

  8. Chicago Bears: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
    The Bears were extremely weak at linebacker this past season, and they could address the need as early as Round 1.

    Pick change; previously Artie Burns, CB



  9. Miami Dolphins: Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
    The Dolphins are desperate at guard. Two upgrades are needed at the position to help Ryan Tannehill’s development.

  10. 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.

  11. New York Giants: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
    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 Karl Joseph, S

  12. Los Angeles Rams: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    Trumaine Johnson is an impending free agent, so the Rams could explore the cornerback position early in the 2016 NFL Draft.



  13. Detroit Lions: Aziz Shittu, DE, Stanford
    Here’s another defensive lineman for the Lions, as they’ll need someone to replace Jason Jones if he leaves via free agency.

  14. New Orleans Saints: Harlan Miller, CB, Southeast Louisiana
    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.

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass
    Jordan Matthews can’t stop dropping passes, while Nelson Agholor hasn’t done anything yet. The Eagles could add another receiver to the mix to help out their new quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Thomas Duarte, WR

  16. Oakland Raiders: Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
    Despite his age, Charles Woodson somehow played like one of the top safeties in the NFL. Unfortunately for the Raiders, Woodson announced his retirement.

    Pick change; previously Dominique Alexander, ILB

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

  18. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
    Frank Gore doesn’t have much left in the tank, so the Colts will need to find someone who can take over in the near future.

  19. Buffalo Bills: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
    The Bills have a couple of disappointing young linemen in guard John Miller and right tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Both have struggled mightily thus far.

  20. New York Jets: Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB, Georgia
    The Jets have needed help at outside linebacker for quite some time now. Finding a better pass rush would help take care of some of the issues in the secondary.

    Pick change; previously Dak Prescott, QB



  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.

  22. Washington Redskins: T.J. Green, S, Clemson
    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 DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

  23. Minnesota Vikings: Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
    The Vikings could stand to benefit adding some depth to the interior of their defensive front.

    Pick change; previously Javon Hargrave, DT

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Deon Bush, S, Miami
    As with the cornerback position, the Bengals have some free agents at safety who will be replaced if they’re not retained.



  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
    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.

  26. Seattle Seahawks: Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
    The Seahawks will make a big mistake if they don’t add multiple linemen this offseason to improve their pedestrian blocking.

    Pick change; previously Aaron Green, RB

  27. Green Bay Packers: Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
    The Packers have a solid first-string offensive line. The reason they struggled to block in 2015 was because they had zero depth to properly replace injured players. That needs to change.

  28. Kansas City Chiefs: James Cowser, DE/OLB, Southern Utah
    Tamba Hali’s contract is expiring. If the Chiefs let him go, allowing Dee Ford to step in, depth will be needed at outside linebacker.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB

  29. New England Patriots: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    The Patriots have to address their offensive line, as Tom Brady’s health will be in jeopardy if this liability isn’t fixed.

  30. Arizona Cardinals: Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
    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.

    Pick change; previously Kyle Murphy, OT



  31. Carolina Panthers: Charone Peake, WR, Clemson
    The Panthers could stand to add receiving depth, just in case they sustain injuries to the position again next year.

  32. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
    The Ravens will have to look into acquiring tackle depth, given that Eugene Monroe can’t stay healthy.

    Pick change; previously Parker Ehinger, OT



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