2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft is based on the 2017 NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
    Desmond Bryant, who was out for all of 2016, is entering his contract year. The Browns should look for a successor.

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    Pick change; previously Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE/DT

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
    The 49ers are a mess at inside linebacker; they had just one healthy player at the position on the field versus the Falcons. With NaVorro Bowman’s future uncertain, the 49ers need to find help at the position.

    Pick change; previously Steven Taylor, LB

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
    Brad Kaaya’s stock has slipped, but he’s possibly a bargain in the fourth round. The Jaguars could consider taking him, as they can’t really bench Blake Bortles because they don’t have an alternative. Drafting a quarterback who actually cares about football would be nice.



  4. Chicago Bears: Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State
    The Bears might want to think about adding some competiton at safety for Harold Jones-Quartey to play next to Adrian Amos.

    Pick change; previously Fish Smithson, S

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan
    The Rams have to keep retooling their offensive line, as Greg Robinson’s time with the team is coming to an end soon.

    Pick change; previously Jerod Evans, QB

  6. Los Angeles Chargers: Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh
    King Dunlap and Joe Barksdale have both regressed this year, so San Diego Los Angeles has to find a new tackle to help protect Philip Rivers as he enters his final seasons in the NFL.

    Pick change; previously Pat Elflein, C/G



  7. Washington Redskins: Isaac Asiata, G, Utah
    Washington’s offensive line has played well this year, but the team has to find an upgrade over guard Shawn Lauvao. A mid-round selection can be used on one.

  8. Carolina Panthers: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
    It wouldn’t hurt if the Panthers drafted a receiver to challenge Devin Funchess, who has been a bust thus far.

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt
    Cincinnati’s offense sputtered in 2016 for a variety of reasons. An early injury to Tyler Eifert hurt, and then A.J. Green was knocked out of several games before ownership decided that he wouldn’t see the field at all. An issue that was prevalent throughout all of this past year was the massive hole the Bengals had at right tackle. Cedric Ogbuehi struggled terribly, which doesn’t bode well for the future at all because Andrew Whitworth won’t be around much longer.

    Pick change; previously Chad Wheeler, OT



  10. Chicago Bears: Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
    The Bears could go for the athletic Adam Shaheen, as their starting tight end, Zach Miller, is skilled, but often injured.

  11. New Orleans Saints: Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
    The Saints really need to improve their pass rush to combat Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone if they doubled up on defensive ends.

  12. Philadelphia Eagles: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Eagles doubled up at receiver, given how devoid of talent they are at the position.



  13. Arizona Cardinals: Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
    The Cardinals could stand to add another cornerback, as they had issues all year across from Patrick Peterson.

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    A team can never have too many pass-rushers, and I expect most organizations to take a stab at one of the many talented edge players in this class.

    Pick change; previously Artavis Scott, WR




  15. Indianapolis Colts: Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina
    Frank Gore seemed worn down at times throughout the 2016 campaign, so the Colts need to find a successor.

  16. Baltimore Ravens: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
    The Ravens could be losing Brandon Williams this offseason, so here’s a replacement at nose tackle in case that happens.

  17. Washington Redskins: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia
    With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon entering free agency, the Redskins will have to find another receiver at some point. Josh Doctson will step in as a starter, but another wideout is needed.

  18. Tennessee Titans: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    Given their major problems at cornerback, the Titans could choose to double up on the position in the first four rounds.

  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
    The Buccaneers had major problems at safety throughout the year, so they could obviously take a player at that position much earlier than this.

    Pick change; previously Lorenzo Jerome, S

  20. Denver Broncos: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
    As mentioned earlier, the Broncos have to find an upgrade at tight end, as they never properly replaced Julius Thomas.

    Pick change; previously K.D. Cannon, WR



  21. Detroit Lions: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson
    The Lions could use someone to challenge Eric Ebron, who has dropped countless passes over his career.

    Pick change; previously David Sharpe, G

  22. Minnesota Vikings: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
    The Vikings have released Adrian Peterson, so they’ll obviously be in search for a new running back.

    Pick change; previously Marlon Mack, RB

  23. Oakland Raiders: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama
    As mentioned earlier, the Raiders happen to be very weak in the defensive interior, so they could stand to double up on defensive tackles.

    Pick change; previously Tanzel Smart, DT



  24. Houston Texans: Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State
    The Texans could use another defensive lineman who can place a good amount of pressure on the quarterback as a rotational player.

  25. Kansas City Chiefs: Damore’ea Stringefellow, WR, Ole Miss
    Jeremy Maclin likely won’t be around in Kansas City much longer because of his salary. The Chiefs could use a mid-round selection on a receiver.

  26. Dallas Cowboys: Fish Smithson, S, Kansas
    Both Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox happen to be free agents, so here’s a potential replacement.

    Pick change; previously Josh Jones, S

  27. Green Bay Packers: Howard Wilson, CB, Houston
    Green Bay’s cornerback situation was so abysmal last year that the team could spend multiple picks to remedy the situation.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
    DeAngelo Williams won’t be around much longer, so the Steelers will need a viable backup running back just in case Le’Veon Bell gets suspended again.

    Pick change; previously Wayne Gallman, RB

  29. Atlanta Falcons: Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
    Philip Wheeler has played far too many snaps for the Falcons this year, so they should make sure that doesn’t happen again.

  30. New England Patriots: K.D. Cannon, WR, Baylor
    The Patriots signed Michael Floyd, but it’s unclear if he’ll return in 2017 because of his DUI issues.

    Pick change; previously Amba Etta-Tawo, WR

  31. Cincinnati Bengals: Jalen Robinette, WR, Air Force
    The Bengals suffered a big loss when Marvin Jones departed for Detroit last offseason. They’ll need to add more downfield weapons for Andy Dalton.

  32. Philadelphia Eagles: David Sharpe, G, Florida
    The Eagles could use some interior offensive line depth, especially with Brandon Brooks missing some action last year with anxiety issues.

    Pick change; previously Amba Etta-Tawo, WR

  33. New York Giants: Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama
    The Giants spent tons of money on their defensive line, but that doesn’t mean they won’t use an early draft choice on a lineman. Jason Pierre-Paul is an impending free agent following this season.

    Pick change; previously Carl Lawson, DE/OLB

  34. Los Angeles Rams: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
    The Rams lost Janoris Jenkins last offseason, and they could stand to lose Trumaine Johnson this spring. If so, a cornerback will desperately be needed.



  35. Cleveland Browns: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    The Browns have a billion picks, so they could decide to add a running back at some point.

  36. San Francisco 49ers: Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
    With the 49ers moving to a 4-3, they’ll need to collect some pieces that happen to fit their defense.

  37. Indianapolis Colts: Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International
    Jack Doyle is a free agent, while Dwayne Allen can’t be counted on to stay healthy. A mid-round pick could be used on a tight end.

    Pick change; previously Deatrich Wise, DE/DT



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