2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Wednesday, April 5, 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: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
    The 49ers have nothing at right tackle, yet weren’t able to do anything about it in free agency.

    Pick change; previously Daeshon Hall, DE

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

    Pick change; previously George Kittle, TE

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
    The Rams lost T.J. McDonald this offseason, so they’ll have to find a replacement in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Eric Wilson, LB

  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.



  7. Washington Redskins: Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati
    Zach Brown was signed, but just to a 1-year deal. The Redskins still need to address the inside linebacker position.

    Pick change; previously Isaac Asiata, G

  8. Carolina Panthers: DeMarcus Walker, DE/DT, Florida State
    I had the Panthers taking Derek Barnett in the first round of a previous mock draft. They can still take a defensive end early.

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
    The Bengals don’t have much of an edge rush outside of Carlos Dunlap, as Michael Johnson proved to be a bust signing. The Bengals should address this at some point in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Carl Lawson, DE



  10. Chicago Bears: Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan
    The Bears have an excellent interior offensive line, but could stand to improve on the edges.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
    Given the status of Philadelphia’s secondary, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Eagles opted to double up on cornerbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Elijah Qualls, DT



  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: Keionta Davis, DE, UT-Chattanooga
    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 ArDarius Stewart, WR




  14. 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.

  15. Baltimore Ravens: Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
    The Ravens signed Danny Woodhead, but he won’t be enough, especially with Kenneth Dixon being suspended for the first four games.

  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: Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
    Outside of the secondary, the one area the Titans need to address is the inside linebacker group.

    Pick change; previously Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB

  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
    The Buccaneers tried to sign a cornerback this offseason, but weren’t successful. Perhaps they’ll go that direction in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  19. Denver Broncos: K.D. Cannon, WR, Baylor
    As mentioned earlier, the Broncos will be searching for a third receiver to go along with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas.



  20. Detroit Lions: Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International
    Eric Ebron hasn’t lived up to his first-round billing, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Lions looked into adding a tight end.

  21. Minnesota Vikings: Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt
    The Vikings added Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers this offseason, but if they learned anything from 2016, it’s that offensive line depth is very important.

    Pick change; previously Adam Bisnowaty, OT

  22. Oakland Raiders: Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane
    The Raiders could – and probably should – obtain some defensive tackle help much earlier than this. Round 1 is definitely an option.



  23. Houston Texans: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
    The Texans lost A.J. Bouye in free agency, so they’re going to be focusing on finding a cornerback early in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Eddie Jackson, S

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

    Pick change; previously Montae Nicholson, S

  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: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
    The Cowboys desperately need to find a better No. 2 receiver than Terrance Williams. I’m not sure they agree, based on the contract they gave Williams, but they could still add a wideout.

  27. Green Bay Packers: Jermaine Eluemunor, G, Texas A&M
    The Packers are going to have two guards – Don Barclay, Lane Taylor – hitting free agency next offseason. A mid-round pick could be used on help.

  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Carroll Phillips, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Steelers could use an edge rusher after losing Jarvis Jones this offseason. James Harrison won’t last much longer.

    Pick change; previously Elijah Hood, RB

  29. Atlanta Falcons: Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina
    Devonta Freeman will be a free agent next offseason, so the Falcons could stand to add some insurance at running back.

    Pick change; previously Elijah Hood, RB

  30. Indianapolis Colts: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
    The Colts have addressed outside linebacker and inside linebacker thus far. Now, they have to look to the defensive line, which is mostly weak at the moment.

    Pick change; previously Vince Biegel, DE/OLB

  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.

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

    Pick change; previously David Sharpe, G

  33. New York Giants: Eric Saubert, TE, Drake
    New York signed Rhett Ellison, but he’s more of a blocker. The Giants have to find a better intermediate threat.

    Pick change; previously Garrett Sickels, DE



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

    Pick change; previously Will Holden, OT

  35. Houston Texans: Ryan Anderson, DE/OLB, Alabama
    The Texans lost John Simon this offseason, so they could be looking for another edge rusher.

  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: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
    Both Donte Moncrief and the newly signed Kamar Aiken will have expiring contracts next March, so the Colts could pursue a receiver in the middle rounds.



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