4 Round NFL Mock Draft

April 25, 2013 | WNST Staff

This is the finalized Mock Draft before tonight’s first round begins at 8pm ET.  All picks are accounted for in the first four rounds; excludes any draft day trades that may occur over the next three days.

1. Kansas City Chiefs- Luke Joekel (LT Texas A&M)

The Chiefs have solidified they draft selection for months now, especially after giving Branden Albert permission to seek a trade.  Andy Reid spent most of his first round picks in Philadelphia building in the trenches and should continue now in KC.

2. Jaguars- Dion Jordan (DE/OLB Oregon)

Jordan may be the most talented defensive player in the draft, with raw athleticism similar to Aldon Smith his rookie season.  The Jaguars have been searching for a pass rush for years and adding Gus Bradley as the Head Coach should only accentuate that need.

3. Raiders- Ezekial Ansah (DE BYU)

Ansah is a very raw player but has the physical tools to become a disruptive force as a 4-3 defensive end.  He has a great size and speed combo to get after the quarterback, and could be a center piece to talent-void roster, especially along the defensive line.

4. Eagles- Eric Fischer (OT Central Michigan)

The Eagles Offensive Line struggled with a slew of injuries in 2012, while it also needs a young player to groom as the future LT.  Fischer fits Chip Kelly’s mold of athletic tackles that can keep up with the up-tempo style offense.

5. Lions- Lane Johnson (LT Oklahoma)

After Jeff Backus retired, there is a major void in protecting Matthew Stafford’s blind side.  Johnson is a big lineman with quick feet and should only get better with more experience at the tackle position.

6. Browns- Dee Milliner (CB Alabama)

The Browns would tandem the best corner in this draft with an already elite one in Joe Haden, given them possibly the best starters in football.  Milliner proved he has the speed to keep up with faster wide outs, but can also get physical and make plays in the run game as well.

7. Cardinals- Chance Warmack (OG Alabama)

The Cardinals offensive line was awful in 2012 and has the opportunity to draft possibly the best lineman in the draft.  Though it is not the sexy pick, protecting Carson Palmer and building a running game will make this offense more potent.

8. Bills- Ryan Nassib (QB Syracuse)

Nassib is familiar with Head Coach, Doug Marrone, while filling the biggest need for the Bills.  Though this is a major reach, he is the Quarterback they want and cannot risk waiting until the second round.

9. Jets- Tavon Austin (WR WVU)

The Jets are void of playmakers on offense and Austin is the versatile threat to open up the offense.  He can be used similarly to Percy Harvin making an impact receiving, rushing and returning.

10. Titans- Star Lotulelei (DT Utah)

The Titans have lacked an impact player in the middle of the defense since Albert Haynesworth left.  Lotulelei has the ability to be disruptive in the backfield in the run and passing game, with good feet and great size for the position.

11. Chargers- Sharrif Floyld (DL Florida)

Floyld pairs nicely as three technique across from former first rounder, Corey Luiget.  With the top offensive tackles already off the board, the Chargers choose the best player available and a steal at this point in the draft.

12. Dolphins- Desmond Trufant (CB Washington)

Trufant is a physical corner, which excels in man coverage.  The Dolphins are looking to acquire Branden Albert to fill their biggest need; they will look to solidify the corner position, especially after losing Sean Smith in free agency.

13. Jets (from Buccaneers)- Geno Smith (QB WVU)

After drafting his teammate, Austin with their first pick, the Jets can bring in a QB to be the face of the franchise for years to come.  If you are going to trade away one of the best players in the league, they will need to make a big splash.

14. Panthers- Kenny Vaccaro (S Texas)

They have a major void in the defensive backfield and need a playmaker to create turnovers.  Vaccaro is good at every aspect of the game, whether it be covering tight ends, playing center field or stepping up in the box.

15. Saints- Barkevious Mingo (OLB/DE LSU)

As the Saints transition to a 3-4, they need outside linebackers that can get after the QB.  Mingo is a long, athletic edge rushers, who can play in space or with his hand in the dirt.

16. Rams- Jonathan Cooper (OG UNC)

After signing Jake Long, the Rams can look to upgrade the interior of the line.  Cooper is an athletic guard who can get to the second level in the running game.

17. Steelers- Jarvis Jones (OLB Georgia)

Jones was one of the most productive defensive players in the country last season and fills a major need for the Steelers, with James Harrison’s departure.  He has good instincts and using his size and speed to get after the QB.

18. Cowboys- Sheldon Richardson (DT Missouri)

With the Cowboys hiring Monte Kiffin and shifting to Tampa 2 scheme, they have a need for an interior rush defensive tackle.  Richardson can penetrate the middle of the line and be a disruptive force in the backfield.

19. Giants- D.J. Hayden (CB Houston)

Hayden has climbed up draft boards because of his ability to fit into different schemes.  The Giants need a shut-down corner, especially playing in the NFC East, with Dez Bryant, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

20. Bears- D.J. Fluker (OT Alabama)

Fluker is an massive offensive tackle, who is excellent in run blocking.  With his addition, along with Jermon Bushrod and moving Gabe Carimi to guard, the Bears offensive line should significantly better.

21. Bengals- Matt Elam (S Florida)

The Bengals need an upgrade at the safety position and Elam is a physical enforcer at the position.  Though he does not have ideal size, he makes up for it as a sure tackler and good coverage safety, similar to Donte Whitner.

22. Rams (from Redskins)- DeAndre Hopkins (WR Clemson)

Hopkins is playmaker and a touchdown scoring machine, with great hands.  Though he does not have blazing speed, he knows how to get open and will be a top target for Sam Bradford.

23. Vikings- Cordarelle Patterson (WR Tennessee)

After trading away Percy Harvin, the Vikings need to find playmakers on the outside.  Patterson has good size, with the versatility to move all over the field.

24. Colts- Jesse Williams (DT Alabama)

Williams is a big tackle, who can play anywhere along the 3-4 front.  He is a good athlete that can be a force as a NT for Chuck Pagano and the Colts.

25 Vikings (from Seahawks)- Sylvester Williams (DT UNC)

With Kevin Williams aging and slowing down, Sylvester can fill the void as the dominant force in the middle of the defensive line.  He has great size to take on blockers and help free up Jared Allen and company.

26. Packers- Manti Te’o (LB Notre Dame)

The Packers have a hole at the MLB spot next to A.J. Hawk.  With the departure of Charles Woodson there is also a void for defensive leadership, which Te’o can provide, leading a team to the National Championship.

27. Texans- John Cyprien (S FIU)

After their poor display of pass coverage last year, while also losing Glover Quinn in free agency, the Texans need to upgrade the safety position.  Cyprien is playmaker in the defensive backfield, with a great ability to force turnovers.

28. Broncos- Alec Ogletree (LB Georgia)

The Broncos need a MLB to take pressure off of Von Miller, and Ogletree is the best athlete of the bunch.  He can utilize his speed to become a sideline-to-sideline LB, allowing Miller to focus on rushing the passer.

29. Patriots- Xavier Rhodes (CB FSU)

The Patriots have been trying to remodel their defensive backfield for years, and Rhodes is a tall CB with good ball skills.  Pairing him with Aqib Talib, could finally solve their issue on the back end.

30. Falcons- Tyler Eifert (TE Notre Dame)

Tony Gonzalez has said this is definitely his last season and the Falcons will need a replacement to keep the flow of the offense.  Eifert can stretch the field and give Matt Ryan another big target in the red zone.

31. 49ers- D.J. Swearinger (S South Carolina)

The 49ers are the most complete team in the NFL but could use a replacement for Dashon Gholdson.  Swearinger is a great cover safety, who can play corner in a bind, as well as make tackles all over the field.

32. Ravens- Kevin Minter (LB LSU)

The Ravens thought they had a young replacement for the departed Ray Lewis and Danelle Ellerbe, in Rolando McClain, but his recent arrest changes things.  Minter is a physical LB who fits the Ravens mold, as he has good instincts to fill holes in the defensive front.


Round 2

1 (33). Jaguars- E.J. Manuel (QB FSU)

2 (34). 49ers (from Chiefs)- Margus Hunt (DL SMU0

3 (35). Eagles- Eric Reid (S LSU)

4 (36). Lions- Bjoern Werner (DE FSU)

5 (37). Bengals (from Raiders)- Arthur Brown (LB Kansas State)

6 (38). Cardinals- Datone Jones (DL UCLA)

7. Browns (exercised pick in Supplemental Draft)

8 (39). Jets- Eddie Lacy (RB Alabama)

9 (40). Titans- Tank Carradine (DE FSU)

10 (41). Bills- Justin Hunter (WR Tennessee)

11 (42). Dolphins- Keenan Allen (WR Cal)

12 (43). Buccaneers- Zach Ertz (TE Stanford)

13 (44). Panthers- Robert Woods (WR USC)

14 Saints (forfeited)

15 (45). Chargers-  Menelik Watson (OT FSU)

16 (46). Rams- Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin)

17 (47). Cowboys- Larry Warford (OL Kentucky)

18 (48). Steelers- Jamar Taylor (CB Boise State)

19 (49). Giants- Khaseem Greene (LB Rutgers)

20 (50). Bears- Kevin Reddick (LB UNC)

21 (51). Redskins- Phillip Thomas (S Fresno State)

22 (52). Vikings- Quinton Patton (WR Louisiana Tech)

23 (53). Bengals- Giovanni Bernard (RB UNC)

24 (54). Dolphins (from Colts)- Sio Moore (LB UConn)

25 (55). Packers- Justin Pugh (OT Syracuse)

26 (56). Seahawks- Sam Montgomery (DE LSU)

27 (57). Texans- Terrance Williams (WR Baylor)

28 (58). Broncos- Christine Michael (RB Texas A&M)

29 (59). Patriots- John Hankins (DT Ohio State)

30 (60). Falcons- Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB UConn)

31 (61). 49ers- John Jenkins (DT Georgia)

32 (62). Ravens- Barrett Jones (OL Alabama)


Round 3

1 (63). Chiefs- Kawann Short (DT Purdue)

2 (64). Jaguars- Johnthan Banks (CB Mississippi State)

3 (65). Lions- Logan Ryan (CB Rutgers)

4 (66). Raiders- Brandon Williams (DT Missouri Southern State)

5 (67). Eagles- Kwame Geathers (NT Georgia)

6 (68). Browns- Matt Barkley (QB USC)

7 (69). Cardinals- Jonathan Franklin (RB UCLA)

8 (70). Titans- Damontre Moore (DE Texas A&M)

9 (71). Bills- Gavin Escobar (TE San Diego State)

10 (72). Jets- Kyle Long (OL Oregon)

11 (73). Buccaneers- Mike Glennon (QB N.C. State)

12 (74). 49ers (from Panthers)- Markus Wheaton (WR Oregon State)

13 (75). Saints- Terron Armstead (OT Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

14 (76). Chargers- Travis Kelce (TE Cinncinati)

15 (77). Dolphins- Shawn Williams (S Georgia)

16 (78). Rams- Baccari Rambo (S Georgia)

17 (79). Steelers- Da’Rick Rogers (WR Tennessee)

18 (80). Cowboys- Landry Jones (QB Oklahoma)

19 (81). Giants- Brennan Williams (OL UNC)

20 (82). Dolphins (from Bears)- Dwayne Gratz (CB UConn)

21 (83). Vikings- Kiko Alonso (LB Oregon)

22 (84). Bengals- Tyrann Mathieu (CB LSU)

23 (85). Redskins- Aaron Dobson (WR Marshall)

24 (86). Colts- Travis Frederick (OL Wisconsin)

25 (87). Seahawks- Jordan Reed (TE Florida)

26 (88). Packers- Brian Schwenke (C Cal)

27 (89). Texans- B.W. Webb (CB William & Mary)

28 (90). Broncos- J.J. Wilcox (S Georgia Southern)

29 (91). Patriots- Cornelius Washington (DE Georgia)

30 (92). Falcons- Alex Okafor (DE Texas)

31 (93). 49ers- Jamie Collins (OLB Southern Miss)

32 (94). Ravens- Stedman Bailey (WR WVU)

33 (95). Texans (compensatory selection)- Marquise Goodwin (WR Texas)

34 (96). Chiefs (compensatory selection)- Tyler Wilson (QB Arkansas)

35 (97). Titans (compensatory selection)- Shamarko Thomas (S Syracuse)


Round 4

1 (98). Jaguars- Marcus Lattimore (RB South Carolina)

2 (99). Chiefs- Xavier Nixon (OT Florida)

3 (100). Raiders- Reid Fragel (OT Ohio State)

4 (101). Eagles- Matt Scott (QB Arizona)

5 (102). Vikings (from Lions)- Jordan Poyer (CB Oregon State)

6 (103). Cardinals- Vance MacDonald (TE Rice)

7 (104). Browns- Cobi Hamilton (WR Arkansas)

8 (105). Bills- John Bostic (LB Florida)

9 (106). Jets- T.J. McDonald (S USC)

10 (107). Titans- Chris Cragg (TE Arkansas)

11 (108). Panthers- Bennie Logan (DT LSU)

12 (109). Saints- Sanders Commings (CB Georgia)

13 (110). Chargers- Andre Ellington (RB Clemson)

14 (111). Dolphins- Brian Winters (OL Kent State)

15 (112). Buccaneers- Ricky Wagner (OT Wisconsin)

16 (113). Rams- Brandon Jenkins (LB Florida State)

17 (114). Cowboys- Khaled Holmes (C USC)

18 (115). Steelers- LeVeon Bell (RB Michigan State)

19 (116). Giants- Corey Lemonier (DE Auburn)

20 (117). Bears- Ace Sanders (WR South Carolina)

21 (118). Bengals- Ryan Swope (WR Texas A&M)

22 (119). Redskins- David Bakhitari (OT Colorado)

23 (120). Vikings- David Amerson (CB N.C. State)

24 (121). Colts- Chris Harper (WR Kansas State)

25 (122). Packers- Mike Gillislee (RB Florida)

26 (123). Seahawks- Kenjon Barner (RB Oregon)

27 (124). Texans- Montori Hughes (Tennessee-Martin)

28 (125). Broncos- William Gholston (DL Michigan State)

29 (126). Buccaneers (from Patriots)- Mallicah Goodman (DE Clemson)

30 (127). Falcons- Chris Faulk (OT LSU)

31 (128). 49ers- Joseph Randle (RB Oklahoma State)

32 (129). Ravens- Tony Jefferson (S Oklahoma)

33 (130). Ravens (compensatory selection)- Dallas Thomas (OL Tennessee)

34 (131). 49ers (compensatory selection)- Braxton Cave (C Notre Dame)

35 (132). Lions (compensatory selection)- Oday Aboushi (OL Virginia)

36 (133). Falcons (compensatory selection)- Jelani Jenkins (LB Florida)