|2013 NFL Mock Draft (Round 4): Kevin Hanson|
|Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 (12:00 AM ET)|
98. Jacksonville Jaguars (draft history) - Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida|
Maurice Jones-Drew is entering a walk year and coming off a lisfranc injury. Rashad Jennings, who initially filled in for MJD but struggled, is now with the Raiders.
Becoming the Gators first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004, Gillislee rushed for 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns and was a First-Team All-SEC selection last year.
99. Kansas City Chiefs (draft history) - Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
Although the Chiefs have a featured back in Jamaal Charles, I wouldn't be surprised if they drafted a back in the middle rounds as a backup to replace Peyton Hillis, who underwhelmed last year. Capable of being a featured back somewhere, Bell would be a good value here.
100. Oakland Raiders (draft history) - Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
The Raiders defense allowed a 66.0 percent completion rate, fourth-worst in the league, 28 passing touchdowns, only seven teams allowed more, and intercepted 11 passes. The Raiders have added free-agent cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter, but both signed just one-year contracts with the club.
101. Philadelphia Eagles (draft history) - T.J. McDonald, S, USC
McDonald (6-3, 205) led USC in tackles (110) this year and he was third on the team in 2011 with 67. In addition, McDonald had 6.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one sack this year. The hard-hitting free safety is the son of ex-NFL safety Tim McDonald.
102. (Via DET) Minnesota Vikings (draft history) - Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Whether or not the Vikings have their franchise quarterback in Christian Ponder (or Joe Webb) remains to be seen, but it seems unlikely. Webb was horrible in the playoffs with Ponder out, but Ponder was not much better in his second season as Adrian Peterson rushed for more yards than Ponder had throwing in the team's final 10 games.
Jones has thrown for 4,000-plus yards in each of the past three seasons and has a total of 16,646 yards and 123 touchdowns in his four seasons in Norman.
The team added Matt Cassel as a free agent to be a backup to Ponder, but it would be wise to add a young quarterback to groom as well.
103. Arizona Cardinals (draft history) - Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M
Porter had an off year in the Aggies' new 4-3 defense compared to the previous season in a 3-4 scheme. Although he finished second on the team in sacks behind Damontre Moore, Porter had only 3.5 sacks this season. In 2011, he had 9.5 sacks and 17.0 tackles for loss.
In addition, Daryl Washington will be suspended for the first four games of the season due to a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.
104. Cleveland Browns (draft history) - Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
A first-team All-SEC selection, Hamilton had 90 receptions for 1,335 yards and five touchdowns. The Browns could use another receiver opposite Josh Gordon.
105. Buffalo Bills (draft history) - Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Bills tight end Scott Chandler will become a free agent after this upcoming season.
The younger brother of Eagles guard Jason Kelce, he led his team in receiving this season: 45 receptions for 722 yards and eight touchdowns. He scored four of those touchdowns in his final three games and had a career-high 123 yards against Duke in the Belk Bowl to close out his collegiate career.
106. New York Jets (draft history) - Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
After trading Revis to the Bucs, the Jets will likely use a pick (or two) to add a cornerback(s) in the draft. Gratz has good size (6-0, 198) and he led UConn with three interceptions and 11 pass breakups.
107. Tennessee Titans (draft history) - Brian Schwenke, C, California
After signing guard Andy Levitre in free agency and using their first-round pick on Cooper in this mock, the Titans continue to bolster their interior offensive line with Schwenke here. It has gone from being a liability, arguably the team's biggest, to a strength now.
108. Carolina Panthers (draft history) - Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
With the Panthers projected to start Haruki Nakamura and Charles Godfrey at safeties, the team is likely to target a safety at some point in the draft. In fact, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if they select Kenny Vaccaro in Round 1. That said, they get a nice value here in the fourth round with Rambo.
109. New Orleans Saints (draft history) - Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
Left tackle Jermon Bushrod signed with the Chicago Bears as an unrestricted free agent. After losing Bushrod, adding someone like Mills here makes sense if they don't address the need earlier.
110. San Diego Chargers (draft history) - Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
While the Chargers have a featured back in Ryan Mathews when healthy, his (lack of) durability is the problem. He has missed a combined 10 games of the past three seasons.
With Davis, there are some concerns with his durability as well and ball security, but he has all of the physical tools. Despite weighing 227 pounds, Davis ran a 4.37 forty at the combine and benched 31 reps at the combine.
Back in 2010, Davis ran for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns and was a first-team All-SEC selection along with Marcus Lattimore. (Alabama's Mark Ingram and LSU's Stevan Ridley were second-team selections that year.)
Provided he stays healthy and improves his ball security, he could become a steal.
111. Miami Dolphins (draft history) - Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
Not only did the Dolphins trade Vontae Davis to the Colts last offseason, the team lost Sean Smith to the Chiefs in free agency this offseason as well. The Dolphins signed Brent Grimes to a one-year contract, but they will likely use an early-round pick on the position.
112. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (draft history) - Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
Spence finished third on the team in tackles (72) and was tied for second in tackles for loss (7.0).
113. St. Louis Rams (draft history) - Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
In addition to signing left tackle Jake Long, the Rams should use a pick or two on bolstering their offensive line through the draft. They added D.J. Fluker earlier and now add his teammate here.
While Jones is only one man, he has played multiple positions for Alabama and can help the Rams anywhere necessary. A highly intelligent and versatile player, Jones has won the Outland Trophy at left tackle, had started at guard and won the Rimington award at center last year.
114. Dallas Cowboys (draft history) - Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
With Felix Jones now a free agent and DeMarco Murray a perennial injury risk, the Cowboys should look to add a running back in the middle rounds. Ellington is not a big back (5-9, 190), but he was productive at Clemson with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
115. Pittsburgh Steelers (draft history) - Earl Wolff, S, N.C. State
Both of the Steelers starting safeties, Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu, are in their early 30's.
A three-year starter and gifted athlete (4.44 forty, 39-inch vertical), Wolff could be a top-75 pick.
Wolff ranked third in the ACC in tackles (119) last year and he has 319 tackles over the past three seasons. During that same span, he also has six interceptions and seven forced fumbles.
116. New York Giants (draft history) - Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida
Bostic has finished in the top three in tackles for the Gators in each of the past three seasons and led the team in 2011. A big hitter, Bostic helped himself at the combine as he finished third in the forty and fourth in the 20-yard shuttle among linebackers.
According to Tony Pauline, he has graded Bostic "as a third round choice" and was told "he could slip into the late part of the second frame." In other words, the Giants get a great value here.
117. Chicago Bears (draft history) - Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
While he may lack mobility and maturity, Bray has as much arm talent as any other quarterback in this year's draft class. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is entering the final year of his contract so Bray gives them some insurance.
118. Cincinnati Bengals (draft history) - Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
While it's certainly possible that Andre Smith ends up re-signing with the Bengals, he is currently a free agent and Williams gives them a viable option at the position.
Son of 11-year NFL veteran defensive end Brent Williams, who spent the majority of his career with the Patriots, Brennan (6-7, 315 pounds) missed the team's final four games after tearing his labrum, but he is a good value in the fourth round.
119. Washington Redskins (draft history) - J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
The team's starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather was lost for the season in Week 1 and he has missed a total of 20 games in the past two years combined. The Redskins will need to add reinforcements throughout their back four via the draft and free agency and add the converted wide receiver from Georgia Southern here.
120. Minnesota Vikings (draft history) - Will Davis, CB, Utah State
Having to face Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford at least six times per season, the Vikings can never have too many cornerbacks. Plus, Antoine Winfield was released earlier this offseason.
121. Indianapolis Colts (draft history) - A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State
Klein, the co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, has had 110-plus tackles in three consecutive seasons.
122. Green Bay Packers (draft history) - David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose State
As noted earlier, no other quarterback has been sacked as much as Rodgers over the past three years, which makes adding more reinforcements a smart move.
Although he started his college career at tight end and he's perhaps a better fit at guard, Quessenberry was an All-WAC selection as a left tackle. In fact, it's his versatility that could make him a Packer.
"... A team like Green Bay, they see me at all five, and thatís where my value is, being able to play all those positions and handle all that. Iíve gotten real positive feedback from them," Quessenberry said, per Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazzette.
123. Seattle Seahawks (draft history) - David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini (12) was one of the most penalized players in the league as Doug Free (15) was the only lineman to have more. A three-year starter at right tackle (one year) and left tackle (two years), Bakhtiari gives the Seahawks depth but he may have to move inside at the next level.
124. Houston Texans (draft history) - Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
Although Smith's 2012 season ended prematurely due to a torn ACL, he recorded 12.5 sacks in only 10 games last season.
125. Denver Broncos (draft history) - Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri
After the infamous fax incident, the Broncos lost Elvis Dumervil to the Ravens this offseason. In addition, the Broncos cut D.J. Williams this offseason. By drafting Gooden, the Broncos get a very athletic linebacker in return.
126. (Via NE) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (draft history) - Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State
The Bucs lost Roy Miller, who started with Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle last year, to free agency. Dawkins will give them depth at the position.
127. Atlanta Falcons (draft history) - Marc Anthony, CB, California
As noted earlier, the Falcons lost Robinson and Grimes at cornerback and may end up double-dipping at the position in the draft.
With good size (5-11, 196) with long arms, Anthony was tied for third on the team in TFL (7.0) and had two interceptions including one returned for a score last season.
128. San Francisco 49ers (draft history) - Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
As a workhorse back, Taylor carried the ball 322 times for 1,530 yards last season, but he has rushed for 1,100-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. Coach Jim Harbaugh was still at Stanford for the first of those 1,000-yard seasons.
129. Baltimore Ravens (draft history) - Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
A good value at this point of the draft, Commings is a big, physical cornerback but he has good speed as well.
130. Baltimore Ravens (draft history) - Josh Evans, S, Florida
The Ravens did not re-sign Ed Reed and released Bernard Pollard while adding Michael Huff via free agency this offseason. While Evans did not receive as much attention as Matt Elam, he had 83 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and six passes defended last year.
131. San Francisco 49ers (draft history) - Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
Harbaugh adds another former Cardinal here. In his four years at Stanford, Thomas had 50.5 tackles for loss, 27.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles and two interceptions.
132. Detroit Lions (draft history) - Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
With the Lions parting ways with Titus Young and Ryan Broyles working to return from another torn ACL injury, the team will likely look to add another receiver in the draft.
Dobson possesses good size (6-3, 204), speed and hands and turned in a good week of practices at the Senior Bowl. As this chart shows, Dobson had zero drops last season on 92 targets.
133. Atlanta Falcons (draft history) - Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
Another Gators tight end from my home state (CT) leaving school after his junior season, Reed was a first team All-SEC selection and led the team in receiving with 45 receptions for 559 yards and three touchdowns.
Reed needs to improve his blocking (then again, how many tight ends don't these days?), but he has the ability to create mismatches in the receiving game.
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