2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Wednesday, March 15, 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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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
    The 49ers cut Antoine Bethea, so they could be in the market for another safety in the middle of the draft.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Walker, 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: George Kittle, TE, Iowa
    The Bears could go for combine standout George Kittle, as their starting tight end, Zach Miller, is skilled, but often injured.

    Pick change; previously Montae Nicholson, S

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
    The Rams dealt William Hayes and cut Eugene Sims this offseason, so defensive end depth is needed.

    Pick change; previously Erik Magnuson, OT

  6. Los Angeles Chargers: Nazair Jones, DE/DT, North Carolina
    The Chargers could stand to add a defensive lineman to start with Corey Liuget and Brandon Mebane.

    Pick change; previously Adam Bisnowaty, OT



  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: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
    The Bengals used last year’s first-round pick on William Jackson, but another young cornerback could be acquired for depth purposes.

    Pick change; previously Will Holden, OT



  10. Chicago Bears: Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh
    The Bears have an excellent interior offensive line, but could stand to improve on the edges.

    Pick change; previously Adam Shaheen, TE

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
    Bennie Logan signed with the Chiefs, so the Eagles may be interested in a mid-round defensive tackle as a potential replacement.



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

  13. 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.




  14. 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.

  15. Baltimore Ravens: Carroll Phillips, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Ravens struggled to get pressure on the quarterback most of the year, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see them double up on edge rushers.

    Carroll Phillips is a first-round talent, but is expected to fall to Day 2 (or Day 3) because of character issues. The Ravens have taken chances on troubled players before and have had success in doing so.

    Pick change; previously Elijah Qualls, DT

  16. Washington Redskins: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia
    DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon left via free agency. Terrelle Pryor signed, but the Redskins could stand to add another receiver.

  17. Tennessee Titans: Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama
    A team can never have too many talented edge rushers, especially when battling an elite quarterback like Andrew Luck twice per year.

    Pick change; previously Cordrea Tankersley, CB

  18. 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. J.J. Wilcox was signed, but for only a 2-year deal.

  19. Denver Broncos: Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International
    As mentioned earlier, the Broncos have to find an upgrade at tight end, as they never properly replaced Julius Thomas.

    Pick change; previously George Kittle, TE



  20. Detroit Lions: Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane
    The Lions have needed defensive tackle help for the longest time, but they’ve barely done anything about it this offseason.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Leggett, TE

  21. Minnesota Vikings: ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
    Cordarrelle Patterson is gone, and I’m sure the Vikings wouldn’t mind having someone push Laquon Treadwell.

    Pick change; previously James Conner, RB

  22. Oakland Raiders: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
    Latavius Murray said he wants to re-sign with the Raiders, but I’m not sure Oakland will want him back. The coaching staff never wanted to have Murray handle the workload, so maybe the front office will spend an early draft choice on a runner they’re more confident in.

    Pick change; previously Dalvin Tomlinson, DT



  23. 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.

  24. New England Patriots: Fish Smithson, S, Kansas
    The Patriots have a liability in their secondary, as Patrick Chung struggled all year.

  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: Lorenzo Jerome, S, St. Francis
    The Cowboys lost both Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox this offseason, so they’ll need to do something to address their safety situation.

    Pick change; previously Fish Smithson, 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.

  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. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Walker, ILB, Northwestern
    Things are so bleak for the Colts at inside linebacker that they could spend multiple picks on the position.

  31. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
    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.

    Pick change; previously Fish Smithson, S

  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.

  33. New York Giants: Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State
    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 Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB

  34. Los Angeles Rams: Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt
    The Rams signed Andrew Whitworth, but he’s obviously a short-term solution at left tackle because he’s 35.

    Pick change; previously Rasul Douglas, CB



  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: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
    Darius Butler is a free agent, while Vontae Davis was constantly banged up in 2016.

    Pick change; previously Jonnu Smith, TE



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