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A final four round mock before I have to find a new hobby

Explanation of draft risers/fallers/questions: Just looking at CBS Sports rankings, there is a great deal of variation in supply in demand. What I mean by that is how individual players are given round projections. Guaranteed first round prospects account for 25 players. Round 1-2 projections account for 12 players. 24 players are given a second round rating. 2-3 round projections include 16 players.

This is pretty reasonable. It projects 80 players for 63 spots, giving a degree of flexibility for those cusp Third Rounders. The problem comes when you consider: 11 of those players are CBs, 11 are LBs, 8 are DTs, 9 are DEs, 7 are interior O-line, 7 are OT, 7 are RBs, 6 are QBs, 3 are FS/SS, 2 are TE, and 9 are WRs.

I write this to illustrate the point that you shouldn’t wed yourself to arbitrary rankings that fluctuate radically from source to source. We have no clue how highly any single player is ranked above any others because it varies from team to team and those ranking probably won’t be settled on until the card is in the Commissioner’s hand.

Are 11 CBs going to get their name called in the first two rounds? I doubt it. If I’m right, that will cause good players to fall further because the teams with immediate needs will have already addressed CB and now teams with the luxury to quit addressing immediate need can snap them up. Some positions might suffer more because a perceived depth in this year’s draft or could do the opposite and produce a run when teams see their favorite players getting picked earlier than projected. Some players (RBs), could see their value fall because teams have had so much success with late round picks. Some players (TEs) might be over-valued because their position is in vogue. The Giants have done wonders for pass rushing DE/OLBs stock, as more teams will try to stock the cupboards with sackers. 3-4 versus 4-3 needs will cause some players to be over-valued, under-valued, and flat out surprising. I think all of this is reasonably predictable with a few exceptions every year in the first two rounds, but after that all predictable draft strategy seems to fall apart. That is where I made my (I hope) informed decisions.

I have guys who probably fell below their projected round and some rose. I made the picks based on feedback I’ve received from other mockers, from mining each team’s SBNation site for preferred draft needs and players, and from trying to observe trends in mocks and previous drafts. Giants and Texans fans seem to be tearing each other’s eyeballs out over which WRs they prefer. I went with the player that was the subject of the best reasoned argument I found in my searching. I hope fans who regularly have such arguments will keep the infighting to a minimum here/

There is no way to get one of these right and most aren’t close, though for some reason Mel Kipper keeps getting paid, but it is an enjoyable effort because it is fun, educational, and lets fans bask in the promise of a new season where everyone is undefeated. I enjoy the feedback and appreciate the time y’all put in to debating my mock. Y’all make it worthwhile. It also provides a great distraction from work.

I tried to mock players who have been associated with teams or already taken trips with the corresponding team, but that proved rather difficult. If anyone knows of a website where that information is centralized, that’d be helpful.

Anyway, this is my mock. Please use the Subject to list the team the message will be addressing. Thanks again.

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: The Colts feel pretty confident about Luck it seems. You don’t part with your franchise, Super Bowl winning QB unless you are. That is why the Colts don’t risk it on RG3 and stick with Luck. Imagine the outrage if they pass on the heir apparent to Manning for a Michael Vick/Cam Newton prodigy and he doesn’t win them a Super Bowl. The Colts let go of a lot of veteran players, so look for them to go young accordingly. Helping Luck succeed will probably be a focus early on. I see them going after TE, O-line, and WR after the Polian PurgeTM. Getting some pieces to fit the 3-4 could happen, depending on how comfortable the Colts’ are with throwing Luck out there with their current depleted offense.

2. TRADE (Rams get Washington’s 2012, 2013, and 2014 first rounders and 2012 second): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: No one else is worth the king’s ransom Washington paid to get this pick. They need secondary help (with a kick return option), a long-term replacement at RT, and someone to replace (now or eventually) London Fletcher. A wide receiver wouldn’t be the worst choice in a later round.

3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, Southern California: A line that gave up the fifth most sacks on a rookie quarterback is not something that can continue if they want Ponder to develop and validate his selection with last year’s 12th pick. Kalil is pretty much universally seen as a top talent and LT is a position of need. Ponder will be thrilled. Getting targets will also be a priority later, as will upgrading the aging D-line, and getting a corner.

4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: Clearly the Brown’s biggest need is at QB, but I don’t think the Browns are going to jump at the consultation prize of Tannehill. Instead they decide to replace Peyton Hillis. Blackmon can’t pass to himself, but Richardson can make his own plays. The Browns upgrade a position of need and get value, something no other player offers at this point in the draft. They could always trade down. Getting a Claiborne/Haden tandem would be amazing, but hard to justify (given the other players who fit need and value available and this year’s strong corner class) when you have the second best pass defense last year. With this draft’s depth at WR, I can’t see the Browns passing on one of the premiere blue chip runners in the last five to ten years for Blackmon. I know some Browns fans don’t like it, but it makes the most sense with Peyton Hillis gone. With so many picks, expect them to go all over the board.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, Louisiana State: The Bucs made a huge splash in free agency, addressing serious needs with serious talent. With Richardson gone they go after best player available; which also happens to bolster a position of need. Ronde is on his last leg, Talib’s legal issues make him uncertain, and there is no one else but the newly acquired Wright. They still have cap space and there is time in free agency, so they might address their LB needs in FA, but no LB is worth this pick, so look in the later rounds for an upgrade. RB and OT probably get picked early.

6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State: Losing Brandon Lloyd sealed this pick for the Rams. They need a legitimate passing target for Sam Bradford after a season that made it pretty clear Austin Pettis, Greg Salas, nor any other of their receivers fit the role. Sure, they have plenty of other needs; but with the money they invested in Bradford as the future of the franchise, they need results (and preferably soon). The Rams can’t afford to be a bottom five team in almost every desirable offensive statistic again this year. Plus, they have an extra second this year and additional firsts for the next two years to tinker away with. Grabbing someone to protect Sam Bradford is possible, but with their plethora of picks, I think they get O-line later. With the help of Washington’s pick, they’ll also have the luxury to grab some defense early on.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina: Wide Receiver remains a pressing need, even after the Jags secured Laurent Robinson to a long-term deal, but Gabbert is going to have to work with what he has (until later rounds). Part of Gabbert’s problems stem from an offensive line that leaks like a sieve, but the talent discrepancy between the remaining first and second round RTs and DEs isn’t close. While the Jags will pass on Jonathon Martin and Riley Reiff; it is safe to assume Mike Adams, Kelechi Osemele, or Brandon Washington will probably be available when the Jags pick in the second and there will still be talent in the third. A comparable DE to Coples will be harder to find with the second rounder. They play the odds to get a big defensive playmaker and in doing so, address their sack-luster defense.

8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M: I think the Dolphins realized they can’t win with Matt Moore and Brandon Marshall and made changes. They traded the better part of that tandem for little (relatively). I can’t imagine them sticking with Moore and trying to replace Marshall with a guy like Floyd as their plan for the future. It just doesn’t make sense. I stick with the popular choice and say Tannehill will join former head coach, Mike Sherman (now Dolphins Offensive Coordinator) and take his talents to South Beach. The Phins have needs at O-line, absolutely need a replacement for Brandon Marshall, and would love to see a pass rusher at some point; but quarterbacks are the NFL’s currency and the Dolphins are broke. Look for Miami to go after a DE/OLB in the second or third, and they may look for a RT upgrade. If a great WR falls to them early, they may snap him up.

9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State: The Panthers front office isn’t one of the ten teams bringing in Kirkpatrick, so it looks like they’ve made a decision to go in a different direction. Instead of grabbing the big, physical, project Brockers; they go with one of the most NFL ready D-linemen in the draft. Playing Drew Brees and Matt Ryan twice a year, makes it critical that you be able to defend the pass pretty well. The breakdown is as much on the line of scrimmage as it is covering passing routes. Corner will probably have to be a second round choice after passing up on Kirkpatrick.

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame: The Bills upgraded their D-line in Free Agency, bringing in Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. With great DE/OLB choices later, the Bills choose to get Fitz a target rather than protection (they can afford to since he was the least sacked starting QB in the league last year). Replacing Demetrius Bell, who left in Free Agency for Philly, will come later. The third worst sacking defense could use some help, so rather than using an early pick to put pass rush pressure on opposing QBs (covered in FA), they’ll get secondary help to keep the ball in the pocket.

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Kuechly, MLB, Boston College: The Chiefs have addressed their immediate needs at OT, TE, and CB; and brought in depth at RB in Free Agency. They have two major needs, at NT and OG. But they grab Luke Kuechly because he is that good. The guy has recorded a top two finish in the entire NCAA in solo tackles and total tackles all three seasons of his college career. I think adding Winston to the line will allow them to pass on O-line and I don’t think they’ll leap for Poe. Expect them to address those needs quickly though.

12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina: Right now, Pete Carroll’s pass rush consists mostly of Chris Clemons. When Melvin Ingram falls past the Jags and Bills, he gets scooped up. Able to rush off the edge or play OLB in a 3-4 package; Ingram will be an immediate upgrade to the pass rush unit. ILB is certainly a possibility, but with depth at LBer in the second, they grab someone else to contribute later as well. WR is a need, but with Floyd gone they pass and I don’t see them passing up Ingram. Interior line is another common pick, but that is also a position of depth in this year’s draft. In the end, I think getting Matt Flynn takes a lot of pressure off the front office and lets them address something other than their moribund offense, so I expect they go to the other side of the ball here.

13. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa: After paying the $7 million bonus to Kevin Kolb, it is safe to assume protection is going to be a priority (especially with Kolb’s history of head injuries). So far the Cardinals have signed Levi Brown and Adam Snyder, but that won’t be enough to turn around the line that gave up the second most sacks in the league. They pick the Iowa talent Reiff in the hopes that he can channel fellow Hawkeye Brian Bulaga. He can fit right in and slide Brown to RT. While fixing interior line is a consideration, the benefit of protecting Kolb’s blindside outweighs getting Decastro. Speed WR and rush OLB are both needs, but can be addressed later.

14. Dallas Cowboys: David Decastro, OG, Stanford: Yes, Jerry Jones doesn’t draft offensive linemen back to back, but he will. Decastro is talented enough to help with every aspect of the Cowboy’s offense, making holes to run through and giving Romo time to make plays. The Cowboys did an outstanding job in free agency addressing needs with improvements rather than place holders. Acquiring Carr probably ensures they don’t go after CB early, while getting Pool makes a Barron less necessary, and the signing of Dan Conner and franchising of Anthony Spencer makes linebacker less of a priority. Getting a serious nose tackle is a possibility and trying to replace Laurent Robinson’s 11 touchdowns could be an early focus, but chances are they see the success that Tyron Smith had and get him help.

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Brockers, DT, Louisiana State: Adding DeMeco Ryans makes the LB pick unnecessary, though possible. A big, physical, athletic DT like Brockers will help upgrade the pass rush and be a run stopper to help ease the last year’s run issues. Brockers will be able to supplement improved LB play and create the type of defense needed in the run heavy NFC East (See Murray, RG3, and the Giants). Expect Philly to improve secondary with later picks, though don’t be surprised in a WR gets picked early too. A linebacker will be picked at some point, since Ryans will need help and could use a back up given his injury issues.

16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama: Since Rex Ryan managed to convince management they needed to give the Mark Sanchez experiment another go, they need to give him targets. With Floyd gone, they get Ryan the experienced, athletic 3-4 OLB that he needs to pressure the QB. He offers tons of speed, instincts, and isn’t awful in coverage. Expect immediate safety help, a wide receiver, and a running back later.

17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland): Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia: Glenn has secured himself as a top 25 pick with a great showing at the combine. The Bengals decide to grab Glenn at 17 instead of hoping he falls to 21 out of fear that the Chargers or Bears snap him up. He has experience playing in multiple positions on the offensive line, so he can get plugged in wherever he is needed. He is obscenely strong and is projected to be an NFL Guard, which is one reason I see him going before Stanford LT Jonathan Martin.

18. San Diego Chargers: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama: The Chargers are have a lot of the pieces, they just need to make it click. While it is pretty clear Chargers fans are giving up on the Larry English experiment, the depth at OLB makes it possible for them to wait. Replacing Tolbert’s production will be addressed at some point, as will finding help/replacement/backup for Antonio Gates. I think they grab Barron because he is the best player on their board at a position they can afford to upgrade at.

19. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford: The Bears face two of the top five passers in the NFL twice a year. Chicago ranked in the bottom five pass defenses and bottom half in sacks. That shouldn’t happen when all the team’s in the NFC North were among the top half of most sacked teams in the NFL. The Bears got 12 sacks against the NFC North, the Vikings got 24, the Lions got 18, and the Packers managed only 11. These both point towards a need for help on the offensive and defensive line for the Bears. To make Cutler a top five passer, Brandon Marshall and an improved O-line are needed. The three year starter at LT for Andrew Luck should be a good fit to keeping Cutler off his back as much as possible. They could grab OLB/DE, interior line, corner, or additional wide receiver; but with the trade for Brandon Marshall, they can afford to focus on the line. Expect them to address those positions later. Lots of mocks have a pass rusher going to the Bears in the first, but I think they can find pass rush even in the third and can’t find a starting LT with their second or later.

20. Tennessee Titans: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, Southern California: Failure. The Titans miss on returning Peyton to the state that made him famous. The grabbed Hutchinson in an attempt to lure Peyton home, but without him, I doubt they decide to use this pick to further improve their battered O-line (though they might later). Perry can help immediately plug in on the line and help bring the pressure the Titans need to avoid being the 31st best sacking defense in the NFL again next year. Perry will spike those numbers in a hurry. Perry has great size and incredible speed. The only linebacker who was faster was Bruce Irvin, who is 25 pounders lighter. No D-lineman got close to Perry’s 4.64 40 time. He will be great in a 4-3 DE pass rush position and can fill in at 3-4 OLB if needed. Secondary is also an immediate need, but I think they grab a top DE instead of a addressing a deep secondary. Getting a new center and a DT to help bring back the defensive line that made the Titans dangerous will be planned as well.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama: The Bengals benefit tremendously from Kirkpatrick’s poor choices, as he free falls from top ten to the bottom half of the first. I know that the Bengals grabbed Terrance Newman in FA, but as a Cowboys fan, I can tell you with certainty that he isn’t the answer. Rather than replace Keith Rivers, who they traded to the Giants, they get the best value they can. No running back picked here would offer more value, and so they get incredible value and address need.

22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta): Janoris Jenkins, CB, Northern Alabama: The Browns passed on Claiborne and miss out on Floyd and Glenn. With no other interior linemen or receivers worth the pick, I see them getting a top talent who fell because of personal issues. The second will be a great place to grab a receiver and finding a backup/replacement for McCoy could happen in the third or fourth. The question is if the Browns decide to get a RT or OLB early. I think they wait till the fourth and fifth and grab one of the talents that manages to fall to them. I really see this as a strong draft class, which means they are bound to get value from cusp early rounders given their early draft position. I also think they Browns will look at Jenkins tape at Florida, playing next to Joe Haden and see a great future for their secondary.

23. Detroit Lions: Stephen Gilmore, CB, South Carolina: Losing Wright makes this pick a good value, position of need, BPA pick. They resigned Backus and franchised Avril, so I don’t see the Lions grabbing a O-lineman once Glenn is gone or going front seven once Kuechly and Upshaw are picked. They upgrade a secondary that faces Rodgers and now Brandon Marshall twice a year, which will pay dividends.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis: Casey Hampton is getting older and is a free agent next year, so they pick the big questionmark of this draft. Besides being an incredible athlete (especially for his size), he is the only real guaranteed first round NT in this year’s draft. Brockers is reportedly projected as a 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle; same as Still, Worthy, or Cox (and none have Poe’s size). It doesn’t hurt that Poe has favorable measurables to Haloti Ngata and Paul Soliai. Dick LeBeau doesn’t usually have rookies starting in his defense, so Poe would get some time sitting behind Hampton before he has to step in and produce. If there is any team that can help develop Poe’s potential into product, it is the Steelers. There are needs at interior offensive line, outside linebacker, and secondary; but I don’t see them letting Poe fall any further.

25. Denver Broncos: Devon Still, DT, Penn State: Do they decide to go after someone to protect the recovering Peyton, or address the defense that spurred the Broncos into the playoffs? Corner, inside linebacker, and both sides of the line can get improved, Konz is more injured than Peyton, so chances are they try to address center at some later point. RB is also a big need. They pick Still to get the type of help inside the middling rush defense to compliment their excellent pass rush.

26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech: Texans fans are demanding a big, fast WR and will not take no for an answer. Replacing Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, or Eric Winston can wait. With the core of the defense blown up and the line a bit shaky, it really is tough to tell who the Texans would pick; but the physical performance Hill put on at the combine and the very real need to give Matt Schaub more targets than just Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels could be enough.

27. New England Patriots: Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson: What does a team that came minutes away from winning the Super Bowl, is coached by an evil genius, and has a million picks do? They copy their enemies. Pass rush will be the order of the day after free agency brings in several great receivers. Their second worst pass defense was a product of their pass rush as much as their young secondary. By no means does it look like Branch would be a lock for filling that hole, he’d make a dent. Good size, great speed, and a dynamic playmaker with several years of starting time under his belt. They pick Branch over Mercilus because Branch’s quicker speed off the block and proven experience rather than the one year starter. They pass on Barron to get a pass rusher with prototypical numbers and some of the most upside in this year’s draft.

28. Green Bay Packers: Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois: Pass Rush help is going to be a focus so they get a running partner for Clay Matthews. Green Bay had the worst pass defense in the NFL, but lead the league in defensive interceptions. They can address secondary needs later, but right now they have to get the guys they need to get to the quarterback. Mercilus is going to add pressure and help free up Clay Matthews and the 3-4 DE they grab in the second to draw blockers for big plays. Expect offensive line, running back, and secondary help later too.

29. Baltimore Ravens: Donta' Hightower, ILB, Alabama: After Glenn gets snapped up, they grab the high intensity, smart, athletic ILB that led the way to two national championships. The Ravens are in pretty good shape, and have the opportunity to draft depth rather than addressing serious needs. Finding a safety or linebacker to groom will happen, as their All-Pro players get older and prepare to retire. They need to find a replacement for Grubbs and an eventual replacement for Birk at some point as well. Although finding a long-term center is a need, I think they pass on Konz, who has a history of serious injuries. I expect to see a WR taken as well. Since defense is what Baltimore does, I see them going defense early before the move on O-line and receiver.

30. San Francisco 49ers: Kevin Zietler, OG/OT/OC, Wisconsin: The 49ers are fortunate that they are young, talented, and well coached because it gives them the luxury of going BPA for need. Getting back Rogers and signing Manningham helps secure up the big needs they had going into free agency. Now they grab the best available lineman and decide to go after their other needs/wants at corner, wide receiver, and a second tight end later. If they get value and talent with the rest of their picks, they could be serious Super Bowl contenders next year.

31. New England Patriots: Kendall Reyes, DT/DE, Connecticut: Since the Patriots lost the Super Bowl, they have improved at WR, pass rush, and returned the necessary players on O-line. They still need to make adjustments at 3-4 DE, secondary, RB, and maybe safety but their choices have been narrowed for them. Since 3-4 pass rush emphasizes OLB, the Pats took Branch. Now they make sure they grab value by getting the DE who will bring the pressure possible to help Branch succeed. Reyes had one of the quickest 40s and second most reps for a D-lineman at the combine, showing scouts the agility and explosiveness that the Pats are going to be looking for.

32. New York Giants: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers: After picking up a new TE and grabbing secondary help, the Super Bowl Champions have to find the answer to their expiring O-line needs, LB, and replacing Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs. Stacy Andrews, Kareem McKenzie, and Tony Ugoh all are free agents and can be improved upon. Giants fans seem pretty high on Konz, despite past injury woes, but they are also screaming for WR. Sanu is the preferred WR, so he goes over Jeffery. What the Giants need to get the most value out of this pick.

Round 2

33. St. Louis Rams: Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina:

34. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford:

35. Minnesota Vikings: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina:

36. Tampa Bay Bucs: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State:

37. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor:

38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rueben Randle, WR, Louisiana State:

39. St. Louis Rams (from Washington): Jerel Worthy DT, Michigan State:

40. Carolina Panthers: Josh Robinson, CB/KR, Central Florida:

41. Buffalo Bills: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State:

42. Miami Dolphins: Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi:

43. Seattle Seahawks: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California:

44. Kansas City Chiefs: Kelechi Osmele, OG/OT, Iowa State:

45. Dallas Cowboys: Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame:

46. Philadelphia Eagles: Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State:

47. New York Jets: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona:

48. New England Patriots (from OAK): Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin:

49. San Diego Chargers: Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall:

50. Chicago Bears: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse:

51. Philadelphia (from AZ): Trumaine Johnson, CB/S, Montana:

52. Tennessee Titans: Jayron Hosley, CB/KR, Virginia Tech:

53. Cincinnati Bengals: Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska:

54. Detroit Lions: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State:

55. Atlanta Falcons: Amini Silotalu, OG/OT, Midwestern St:

56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (Ohio):

57. Denver Broncos: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson:

58. Houston Texans: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington:

59. New Orleans Saints: *FORFEITED*

60. Green Bay Packers: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska:

61. Baltimore Ravens: Jeff Allen, OG/OT, Illinois:

62. San Francisco 49ers: Billy Winn, DT/DE, Boise State:

63. New England Patriots: Markelle Martin, FS, Oklahoma State:

64. New York Giants: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech:

Round 3

65. Indianapolis Colts: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest:

66. St. Louis Rams: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami:

67. Minnesota Vikings: Jamell Flemming, CB, Oklahoma:

68. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State:

69. Tampa Bay Bucs: Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma:

70. Washington Redskins: Casey Heyward, CB, Vanderbilt:

71. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mitchell Schwarts, OT, California:

72. Buffalo Bills: Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona:

73. Miami Dolphins (From Chicago from Carolina): Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson:

74. Miami Dolphins: Sean Spence, OLB, Miami:

75. Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama:

76. Seattle Seahawks: Chris Polk, RB, Washington:

77. Houston Texans (From Philadelphia): Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia:

78. New York Jets: Brandon Taylor, SS, Louisiana State:

79. Oakland Raiders: *USED ON TERREYLE PRYOR*

80. San Diego Chargers: Mike Martin, DT/DE, Michigan:

81. Chicago Bears: Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati:

82. Arizona Cardinals: AJ Jenkins, WR, Illinois:

83. Dallas Cowboys: Cam Johnson, OLB, Virginia:

84. Tennessee Titans: Ben Jones, OG/C, Georgia:

85. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati:

86. Atlanta Falcons: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia:

87. Detroit Lions: Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma:

88. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyrone Crawford, DE/OLB, Boise State:

89. Denver Broncos: James Brown, OG/OT, Troy:

90. Philadelphia Eagles (From Houston): Brandon Boykin, CB/KR, Georgia:

91. New Orleans Saints: Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida State:

92. Green Bay Packers: George Iloka, FS, Boise State:

93. Baltimore Ravens: Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State:

94. San Francisco 49ers: Marvin Jones, WR, California:

95. New England Patriots: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State:

96. New York Giants: Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette:

97. Oakland Raiders (Compensatory Selection): Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon:

Round 4

98. Indianapolis Colts: Kheeston Randall, NT, Texas:

99. St. Louis Rams: Josh LeRibeus, OG, SMU:

100. Minnesota Vikings: Marcus Forston, DT/DE, Miami:

101. Houston Texans (from Philadelphia via Tampa Bay): Philip Blake, OC/OG/OT, Baylor:

102. Cleveland Browns: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State:

103. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ron Brooks, CB/KR, Louisiana State:

104. Washington Redskins: Keenan Robinson, ILB, Texas:

105. Miami Dolphins: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas:

106. Carolina Panthers: Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada:

107. Buffalo Bills: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina:

108. Seattle Seahawks: Senio Kelemente, OG, Washington:

109. Kansas City Chiefs: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia:

110. Denver Broncos (From New York): Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple:

111. Washington Redskins (From Oakland): Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn:

112. San Diego Chargers: Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State:

113. Chicago Bears: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin:

114. Arizona Cardinals: Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State:

115. Dallas Cowboys: David Molk, OC, Michigan:

116. Philadelphia Eagles: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State:

117. Tennessee Titans: Malik Jackson, DT/ DE, Tennessee:

118. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma:

119. Detroit Lions: LaMichael James, KR/RB, Oregon:

120. Cleveland Browns (From Atlanta): Jonathon Massaquoi, OLB/DE, Troy:

121. Pittsburgh Steelers: Trenton Robinson, FS, Michigan State:

122. Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State:

123. Houston Texans: Deangelo Peterson, TE, Louisiana State:

124. New Orleans Saints: Akiem Hicks, NT/DE, Regina:

125. Green Bay Packers: Dwight Bentley, CB, ULL:

126. Buffalo Bills (From Baltimore): Kyle Wilber, OLB, Wake Forest:

127. San Fransisco 49ers: Rhett Ellison, TE, Southern California:

128. New England Patriots: Jaye Howard, NT/DE, Florida:

129. New York Giants: Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State:

130. Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory Selection): Christian Thompson, FS, South Carolina State:

131. Oakland Raiders (Compensatory Selection): James-Michael Johnson, LB, Nevada:

132. Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection): Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami:

133. New York Giants (Compensatory Selection): Brandon Washington, OG/OT, Miami:

134. Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection): Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa:

135. Green Bay Packers (Compensatory Selection): Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M:

136. Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory Selection): Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State:

136. Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection): Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina:

NOTABLE ADMISSION: Alfonzo Dennard: I do not believe Dennard gets drafted (at least in the first four rounds) after being arrested for assaulting a police officer. I think teams will not be interested in spending early picks on players that might not touch the field and have serious character/judgment concerns, even if they are talented.

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