2014 NFL Mock Draft: Final Volume – Rounds 4-7

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Round 4:

101. Texans: Brandon Thomas, OG/OT, Clemson – Thomas could have been an early second round pick had he not blown out his knee leading up to the draft. He can rehab a year while he learns behind current guard Wade Smith.

102. Redskins: Yawin Smallwood, ILB, UConn – The Redskins signed Daryl Sharpton and Akeem Jordan to help replace London Fletcher, but neither of those are three-down players. Smallwood can become that down the road.

103. Falcons: Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia – The Falcons need an eventual replacement for Steven Jackson.

104. Jets (from Buccaneers): Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Clemson – The Jets need a replacement for the departed Antonio Cromartie.

105. Jaguars: Terrance West, RB, Towson – Toby Gerhart isn’t the long-term answer at running back for the Jags. West will face a steep upgrade in competition, but he has potential.

106. Browns: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin – If Borland was built like C.J. Mosely, Borland would be a first round pick. However, given his lack of size, he might last until the early fourth. The Browns need someone to pair with Karlos Dansby.

107. Raiders: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA – Zumwalt is a fun player to watch. He loves to hit and plays violent. The Raiders need help at linebacker and Zumwalt can play several positions.

108. Vikings: Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana – Even after getting Van Noy, the Vikings could use more help at linebacker. Both Tripp and Van Noy can play multiple spots. One should be able to play middle while the other can play outside.

109. Bills: Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman – The Bills already took a tackle, but need a guard too. Dozier is a small-school prospect with potential.

110. Rams: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama – I’m not high on McCarron, but the Rams will likely spend a mid-round pick on a QB in case Bradford struggles next season.

111. Lions: Telvin Smith, LB, FSU – Smith is undersized, but he has potential as a speedy LB who thrives on third downs.

112. Titans: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida – The Titans need to replace the departed Alterraun Verner. Watkins might be off the board before this pick.

113. Giants: Christian Jones, LB, FSU – The Giants always seem to need linebacker help, but never spend a high pick on one.

114. Jaguars (from Ravens): Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin – Outside of Cecil Shorts, the Jaguars don’t have any reliable targets. Justin Blackmon can’t keep himself out of trouble and the rest of the players are tiny, unproven guys. Abbrederis is a classic possession WR, something the Jaguars certainly could use.

115. Jets: Trai Turner, OG, LSU – Turner is talented, but made a mistake by turning pro early. He had two years of eligibility left. The Jets spent a third round pick on Brian Winters in 2013, but he was one of the worst guards in the NFL last season (PFF subscription required).

116. Dolphins: Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia – Charles Clay is an effective pass catcher, but was terrible as a blocker. Lynch can help with run blocking as he develops his ability as a receiver.

117. Bears: Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State – Charles “Peanut” Tillman isn’t getting any younger.

118. Steelers: Brett Urban, DE, Virginia – The Steelers could use some help at the five-technique. Urban is raw, but the Steelers can afford to be patient.

119. Cowboys: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty – Aikens played at Illinois before transferring to Liberty after some legal issues. Dallas loves to pick FCS prospects in the fourth round (they’ve done so in each of the past four drafts) and teams always need help at corner.

120. Cardinals: James Hurst, OT, UNC – The Cards need help at tackle, even with the signing of Jared Veldheer. Hurst is nursing an injury, which might allow him to slip to the fourth round.

121. Packers: Trevor Reilly, LB, Utah – The Packers have Clay Matthews and just spent a high pick on Nick Perry, but could use another pass rusher.

122. Eagles: Justin Ellis, NG, Lousiana TechBenny Logan was respectable (PFF subscription required) for the Eagles, but Ellis could eventually supplant him.

123. Bengals: Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming – The Bengals should spend at least a mid-round pick on a potential replacement for Andy Dalton. Smith is unheralded, but talented.

124. Chiefs: Jack Mewhort, OT, OSU – The Chiefs let Branden Albert take his talents to Miami, so Kansas City is in the market for a right tackle.

125. Chargers: Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh – The Chargers could use a compliment to pair with Keenan Allen and slot receiver Eddie Royal.

126. Saints: Dri Archer, RB/WR Kent State – The Saints traded Darren Sproles to the Eagles, so they are in the market for a player like Archer.

127. Browns (from Colts): Kenny Ladler, S, Vanderbilt – The Browns have Donte Whitner, but need a free safety to pair with him.

128. Panthers: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri – The Panthers lost Captain Munnerlyn, meaning they need a new corner.

129. 49ers: David Fales, QB, San Jose State – Jim Harbaugh said he views Fales as a top-5 QB. He’d love to get Fales in the late fourth round.

130. Patriots: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers – The Patriots want bigger wideouts for Tom Brady, and Coleman is 6-foot-6. Plus, Bill Belichick has a penchant for acquiring Rutgers players.

131. Broncos: James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech – The Broncos added DeMarcus Ware to the fold, but need a young player to groom behind him.

132. Seahawks: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama – The Seahawks lost Paul McQuistan to the Browns, so they’ll be looking to draft a guard.

133. Lions (compensatory): Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke – The Lions will likely take multiple corners in the draft.

134. Ravens (compensatory): Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia – The Ravens have a need at DE after losing Arthur Jones to the Colts. Clarke is versatile enough to fit the Ravens’ defense.

135. Texans (compensatory): Crockett Gilmore, TE, Colorado State – With Owen Daniels in Baltimore, the Texans need another TE.

136. Lions (compensatory): Chris Watt, OG, Notre Dame – The Lions could use some help on the interior of their line.

137. Jets (compensatory): Lamin Barrow, LB, LSU – Thet Jets never adaquetly replaced Bart Scott. Perhaps Barrow can help do that.

138. Ravens (compensatory): Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee – The Ravens have Terrence Cody, but Cody has struggled with injuries. McCullers can replace Cody if needed down the road.

139. Falcons (compensatory): Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota – The Falcons cut Thomas DeCoud, so a new safety is needed.

140. Patriots (compensatory): Devonta Freeman, RB, FSU – Freeman might not last this long, but the Patriots enjoy acquiring running backs. Plus, LeGarrette Blount is in Pittsburgh, Shane Vereen is injury-prone and Steven Ridley is in Belichick’s doghouse so often he is paying rent.

Round 5:

141. Texans: Chris Davis, CB, Auburn – The Texans could use a nickel back and Davis might be able to fill that role.

142. Redskins: Brandon Linder, OG, Miami – Linder can help protect RGIII from getting destroyed in the pocket.

143. Buccaneers: Jake Murphy, TE, Utah – The Buccaneers have Tim Wright, but he’s better suited to share the tight end role or be the No. 2 TE.

144. Jaguars: Bryan Stork, C, FSU – Since the Jaguars failed to steal Alex Mack from the Browns, they are in need of a center.

145. Browns: Josh Mauro, DE, Stanford – The Browns will likely try to add depth on the defensive line during the draft.

146. Seahawks (from Raiders): Terrence Mitchell, CB, Oregon – The losses of Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond mean the defending champions are in the market for corner depth.

147. Falcons: Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama – The Falcons saw what happened when Julio Jones and Roddy White were hurt. Depth is needed at wide out.

148. Vikings: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU – The loss of Toby Gerhart means the Vikings are in the market for a backup to Adrian Peterson.

149. Bills: Aaron Lynch, DE, USF – Lynch is talented, but has never played as well as he should. Perhaps learning under Mario Williams will help him.

150. Jaguars (from Lions): Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia – Don’t be surprised if the Jaguars double-dip at the QB spot, like the Redskins did with RGIII and Kirk Cousins.

151. Titans: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson – Jake Locker might not be the answer for the Titans. Boyd might not be either, but he’s worth a flyer in the fifth round.

152. Giants: Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona – The Giants need help at running back, as David Wilson can’t stay healthy or hold on to the football. Rashad Jennings is only a stop-gap measure.

153. Rams: Mike Davis, WR, Texas – The Rams need someone to pair with Tavon Austin. Davis never reached his potential at Texas, but much of that was due to inconsistent QB play.

154. Jets: Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama – Rex Ryan loves pass rushers and the Jets can afford to spend a fifth round pick on one.

155. Dolphins: Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming – The Dolphins could use another wideout to help Ryan Tannehill.

156. Bears: Kevin-Pierre Louis, LB, Boston College – The Bears could use depth at OLB.

157. Steelers: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech – The Steelers already took Darqueze Dennard, but taking a second corner would be smart.

158. Cowboys: Christian Kirksey, LB, Iowa – Bruce Carter has been a disappointment. Dallas will likely bring in competition for him via the draft.

159. Jaguars (from Ravens): Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor – The Jaguars started Will Blackmon and Alan Ball last season. Clearly, an upgrade is needed.

160. Cardinals: Marqueston Huff, S, Wyoming – The Cardinals need someone to pair with Tyrann Mathieu.

161. Packers: Logan Thomas, TE, Virginia Tech – Some team will might reach for Thomas because of his potential as a QB – he has drawn comparisons to Cam Newton – but he plays like an undraftable QB. He should move to TE, the spot he was highly recruited at coming out of high school. The Packers are the type of team smart enough to take Thomas and move him to TE.

162. Eagles: Preston Brown, ILB, Louisville – The Eagles could use some help at MLB.

163. Chiefs: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon – The Chiefs lost Dexter McCluster, so they need someone like Thomas to replace him.

164. Bengals: Andre Williams, RB, Boston College – The Bengals could use a future replacement for BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

165. Chargers: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma – The Chargers should double-dip at corner.

166. Colts: Dexter McDougle, CB, Maryland – The Colts need another corner to pair with Vontae Davis.

167. Saints: Anthony Johnson, DL, LSU – The Saints could use some depth on the offensive line.

168. Panthers: Dontae Johnson, S, NC State – The Panthers signed Roman Harper, but he’s only a stop-gap measure.

169. Saints (from Patriots via Eagles): Deion Belue, CB, Alabama – The Saints signed Champ Bailey, but he is not getting any younger.

170. 49ers: Tyler Larson, C, Utah State – The 49ers will likely find a future replacement for Jonathan Goodwin in the draft.

171. Broncos: Russell Bodine, OG, UNC – The Broncos need to get younger on the interior of the offensive line.

172. Seahawks: Richard Rodgers, TE, California – The Seahawks will likely look for a long-term upgrade over Zach Miller.

173. Steelers (compensatory selection): Jay Bromley, DL, Syracuse – Bromley would provide more depth on the defensive line for the Chargers.

174. Giants (compensatory selection): Brock Coyle, LB, Montana – The Giants might spend two picks on linebackers in the draft.

175. Ravens (compensatory selection): Morgan Breslin, OLB, USC – The Ravens could use some pass rushing depth, as Courtney Upshaw has underachieved.

176. Packers (compensatory selection): Vinnie Sunseri – The Packers already grabbed Lotson, but should take two safeties in the draft.

Round 6:

177. Texans: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor – Seastrunk might not fall this far, but if he does the Texans should snap him up. I’m a big Seastrunk fan and wouldn’t be surprised if he went sooner than this.

178. Redskins: Ronald Powell, LB, Florida – The Redskins could use some depth at outside linebacker. Powell has never been able to reach his potential because of injuries.

179. Jaguars: Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane – The Jags are operating on the assumption that Justin Blackmon won’t be back, so double-dipping at WR is likely.

180. Browns: Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame – The Browns don’t have a pressing need at OLB, but adding depth could be an option.

181. Texans (from Raiders): Shamar Stephen, DE, UConn – The Texans could use depth on the defensive line after Antonio Smith signed with the Raiders.

182. Falcons: Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt – The Falcons could use some corner depth.

183. Bears (from Buccaneers): Storm Johnson, RB, UCF – The Bears haven’t resigned Michael Bush yet, so a back-up for Matt Forte is needed.

184. Vikings: Travis Carrie, CB, Ohio – The Vikings could use some extra depth at corner, despite signing Munnerlyn.

185. Buccaneers (from Bills): Avery Williamson, ILB, UK – The Bucs could look to upgrade Mason Foster or at least provide some competition.

186. Titans: Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma – The Tians could use an upgrade over Brian Schwenke.

187. Giants: Josh Huff, WR, Oregon – Wide out depth is an area of need for the Giants.

188. Rams: James White, RB, Wisconsin – The Rams need a backup behind Zac Stacy, as Isaiah Pead has under achieved.

189. Lions: Chris Boswell, K, Rice – Someone has to a kicker at some point and the Lions need one.

190. Dolphins: Jemea Thomas, CB, Georgia Tech – The Dolphins will likely grab some corner depth during the draft.

191. Bears: T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame – The Bears are loaded with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, but they could use a slot receiver.

192. Steelers: Joe Don Duncan, TE, Dixie State – The Steelers need depth behind Heath Miller.

193. Chiefs (from Cowboys): Kendall James, CB, Maine – The Chiefs need more depth behind Brandon Flower, Sean Smith and company.

194. Ravens: Shaq Evans, WR, UCLA – The Ravens might look to take two wide outs in the draft.

195. Jets: Charles Leno, OG, Boise – Leno played tackle at Boise, but will need to move to guard at the next level. The Jets could look to take two guards in the draft.

196. Cardinals: Jon Halapio, OG, Florida – The Cardinals need help at guard.

197. Packers: Deandre Coleman, DE, California – Coleman needs work, but the Packers can take time to groom him.

198. Patriots (from Eagles): Kadeem Edwards, OG, Tennessee State – The Patriots will probably try to find a guard to groom behind Dan Connolly.

199. Bengals: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan – The Bengals could use some depth on the offensive line.

200. Chiefs: Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley – The Chiefs should take two wide outs in the draft: one early and one late.

201. Chargers: Ryan Groy, OG, Wisconsin – The Chargers need to add depth on the interior.

202. Saints: Max Bullogh, ILB, Michigan State – The Saints need some help at inside linebacker. Perhaps they’ll take a shot on Bullough, who has yet to provide an explanation for his suspension before the Rose Bowl.

203. Colts: Bene Benwikere, CB, San Jose State – If the Colts don’t spend a high pick on a corner, expect them to spend two later ones on the spot.

204. Panthers: Dezmen Southward, S, Wisconsin – Roman Harper is just a stop gap measure at safety. Southward might not last this long.

205. Jaguars (from 49ers): George Uko, DT, USC – The Jaguars need some help at defensive tackle.

206. Patriots: Michael Sam, DE, Missouri – Sam is a tweener, but there is a spot on an NFL roster for him. The Patriots can probably find a way to get the most out of him.

207. Broncos: Jerik McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern – With Knowshon Moreno gone, the Broncos are in the market for a third running back.

208. Seahawks: Cassius Marsh, DE, UCLA – Marsh’s position at the next level isn’t clear, but the Seahawks have shown a tendency to take fliers on athletes like Marsh and figure out their spot later.

209. Jets (compensatory selection): Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama – Stinson will need to bulk up some, but he can be another 3-4 defensive piece for the Jets.

210. Jets (compensatory selection): Devon Kennard, OLB, USC – More pass rushing help for the Jets.

211. Texans (compensatory selection): Ryan Carrethers, NG, Arkansas State – The Texans don’t have a true nose guard on the roster.

212. Bengals: (compensatory selection): A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State – Jermaine Gresham is as good as gone after the next season. Leonard is talented, but was kicked out of Florida.

213. Jets (compensatory selection): Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU – The Jets could use a developmental wide out, even after grabbing Lee early.

214. Rams (compensatory selection): Wesley Johnson, C, Vanderbilt – Scott Wells might not be the long-term answer at center for the Rams.

215. Steelers (compensatory selection): Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska – Long gives the Steelers at least some depth if Pittsburgh’s offensive line is decimated by injuries again.

Round 7:

216. Texans: Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma – Saunders is incredibly small, but he’s fast. He’s worth a late-round flier.

217. Redskins: Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State – The Redskins could some insurance at safety.

218. Browns: Rob Branchflower, TE, UMass – Jordan Cameron is a dangerous weapon as a pass catcher, but his blocking isn’t that great. A guy like Branchflower might be able to help out as a blocker.

219. Raiders: Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama State – Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden haven’t exactly proven themselves consistently the past few years. Crowell is really talented (SEC Freshman of the Year at Georgia) but troubled (dismissed from Georgia). Someone will take a chance on him.

220. Falcons: Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama – Some more 3-4 defensive pieces for the Falcons.

221. Buccaneers: Zach Fulton, OG, Tenneesee – Fulton can provide depth in case Carl Nicks can’t return to his pre-MRSA form.

222. Jaguars: Khari Fortt, LB, California – Some more linebacker help for the Jaguars.

223. Vikings: Khyri Thorton, DT, Southern Mississippi – Mike Zimmer showed in Cincinnati that he enjoys having a deep rotation on the defensive line.

224. Bills: Justin Britt, OT, Missouri – The Bills could use some extra line depth.

225. Panthers (from Giants): Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill – The Panthers grab more offensive line help by taking an OT from Canada.

226. Rams: L’Damain Washington, WR, Missouri – Another potential weapon for Sam Bradford.

227. Lions: Donald Hawkins, OT, Texas – The Lions could add some offensive line depth late in the draft.

228. Titans: Anthony Fera, K, Texas – The Titans cut Rob Bironas, so they need a new kicker.

229. Cowboys (from Bears): John Urschel, OG, Penn State – Dallas needs offensive line depth.

230. Steelers: Andrew Jackson, ILB, WKU – The Steelers could use some help at MLB.

231. Cowboys: Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor – Miles Austin is done in Dallas, so the Cowboys will likely spend a late-round pick on a wide receiver for depth purposes.

232. Colts (from Ravens): Shaquil Barrett, LB, Colorado State – The Colts could use some extra pass rushing help.

233. Jets: Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State – Grice is added insurance in case Chris Johnson continues to look more like CJ0K instead of CJ2K.

234. Dolphins: John Brown, WR, Pittsburgh State – The Dolphins could take a flier on a wide out late in the draft.

235. Raiders (from Cardinals): Ethan Westbrooks, DE, West Texas A&M – Westbrooks has his flaws , but he’s great value for a Raiders team that needs to take a few risks.

236. Packers: Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona – Some corner depth for the Packers.

237. Eagles: Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest – The Eagles need some depth at WR and Campanaro is the type of athlete Chip Kelly covets.

238. Cowboys (from Chiefs): Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College – The Cowboys could look to groom a new swing tackle in case the team parts ways with Doug Free sooner rather than later.

239. Bengals: Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn – The Bengals were forced to use Domata Peko at FB last year. Prosch will allow the Bengals to carry a true FB on the roster.

240. Chargers: Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon – Hart might not last this long, but he’d be a welcome addition to the Chargers’ defensive line.

241. Rams (from Colts): Howard Jones, LB, Shepard – Jones could add depth to the Rams LB corps.

242. 49ers (from Saints): Trey Burton, WR, Florida – Burton could play WR, TE or even H-Back at the next level. He’s versatile enough for a team like the 49ers to take a flier on.

243. 49ers (from Panthers): Solomon Patton, WR, Florida – Yet another possible weapon for the 49ers.

244. Patriots: Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State – The Patriots might not wait this long to take a QB if someone they like falls to them. It’s time to start seriously looking for a potential Tom Brady replacement.

245. 49ers: Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford – If the 49ers actually do trade LaMichael James they could grab a running back before this.

246. Broncos: Kevin Pamphile, OT, Purdue – Pamphile would provide some more depth on the Broncos offensive line.

247. Raiders (from Seahwaks): Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina – The Raiders could take two QBs this year.

248. Cowboys (compensatory selection): Chris Whaley, DT, Texas – Expect Dallas to spend multiple draft picks on the defensive line in this draft.

249. Rams (compensatory selection): Trey Millard, FB, Oklahoma – The Rams could look for a fullback to help open holes for their running game.

250. Rams (compensatory selection): Glenn Carson, MLB, Penn State – Carson could grow into a nice back-up for the Rams.

251. Cowboys (compensatory selection): Carlos Fields, LB, Winston-Salem – The Cowboys need some depth at linebacker in case injuries cripple the team again.

252. Bengals (compensatory selection): Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma State – Stewart might not make the Bengals roster, but he’s at least worth a flier.

253. Falcons (compensatory selection): Zack Kerr, DT, Delaware – Kerr could learn behind Paul Soliai.

254. Cowboys (compensatory selection): Jeff Matthews, QB, Cornell – Matthews is raw and needs to learn for several years, but could develop into a solid pro. Dallas just needs to make sure he learns from Romo and not Weeden.

255. Falcons (compensatory selection): Larry Webster, DE/TE, Bloomsburg – Webster could play offense or defense at the next level. Someone will take a flier on him.

256. Texans (compensatory selection): Carrington Byndom, CB, Texas – Byndom is Mr. Irrelevant and provides some extra depth at corner for the Texans.

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