We are back with the fourth round of our community mock draft. Here is round one, two, and three.
Niners Nation Community Mock Round 4
Physical downhill mike linebacker. Has plus athleticism, but is disappointing as a cover guy. The Bengals need help stopping the run. Bachie helps in this area.
Javaris Davis CB
Bryan Edwards WR
The Lions stable of receivers contains 3 street free agents, one receiver who has been waived twice by the Lions and one receiver who will turn 31 years old in the 2021 season. This part of their roster screams for attention. At 6’3” and 200lbs, Edwards in 2019 led South Carolina with 71 receptions for 816 yards (11.5 per) and six touchdowns in 10 starts (also seven punt returns for 125 yards with a 17.9 average). That ten-game production in a season could translate to over 1,300 yards for a 16 game season. In PFF’s Big Board for the top 150 players in the 2020 draft, Edwards just made the cutoff at #146.
Alton Robinson Edge
While it appears the Giants will not sign Jadeveon Clowney or re-sign Markus Golden, the Giants did sign Kyler Fackrell (who has familiarity with new D-coordinator Patrick Graham) and have Lorenzo Carter as likely starting edge pass rushers. Robinson will be looked at both developmentally and also as a rotational pass-rushing specialist. A bit of a tweener between defensive end and outside linebacker, the Giants likely won’t be asking Robinson to cover in space but rather to come in on passing situations and rush the quarterback. That looks like something he can do as he showed, especially in 2018 garnering ten sacks and All-ACC second-team honors.
Cam Akers RB
KJ Hill WR
The Chargers nab the all-time receptions leader at Ohio State. The Chargers lost Travis Benjamin to the 49ers this year in the offseason and could use some reinforcement in the receiving corp. KJ Hill can run a lot of the route tree and has been very consistent in college with his level of production. Getting more depth in the 4th round in the receiving corp. is a good thing for the Chargers and for Jordan Love. KJ Hill needs to work back toward the quarterback when plays break down, but he could come in and help right away.
Adam Trautman TE
Did we mention that we have lots of opportunities for young players to step up and contribute right away?
Dominant at the FCS level, Trautman has all the physical tools to be highly productive at the next level. We fully expect him to become a consistent red-zone threat, hauling in TD passes from Teddy Bridgewater (for at least one season anyway).
Harrison Bryant TE
With the first pick in the 4th round, I was hoping to be able to get an Edge or Linebacker, but from pick 72 to 114, I saw a lot of my targets go. I didn’t feel like those positions really had the same value that TE brought at this point. The Cardinals have Maxx Williams, who is fine, but I like Harrison Bryant’s blocking, athleticism, and catching ability. His film is a little reminiscent of our Lord and savior George Kittle.
Julian Blackmon S
The Browns need a bit of help at safety. Blackmon also has the potential to be a big steal in this spot. Recently made the transition from CB, so the upside is there as a coverage safety. He should be able to come in and compete for one of the safety spots his coverage ability suggests he would be able to handle FS.
Devin Duvernay WR
A former 5-star prospect out of high school, Devin Duvernay is criminally underrated but is perfect as a Day 3 pick asked to do what he does best: operate out of the slot as a hard-as-nails receiver with ridiculous speed. Paired with DJ Chark and Dede Westbrook, Minshew has three dynamic athletes to work with as he grows in year two under center.
Davon Hamilton DL
This pick was made just before the Bucs re-signed Ndamukong Suh to a one year deal. But Suh is 33, so I still like this pick regardless. He can be a backup this year before pushing to be a starter. The Bucs had a monster run D last year and want to keep that with young talent at DT. 37% of his tackles in 2019 were for loss, and he has solid leverage. He has work to do on his pass rush, and is likely to be a nose primarily in the NFL, but has potential moving across the line.
Matt Peart OT
Drafting WR with 2 of the first 3 picks left the Broncos in a spot where they might struggle to fill their biggest needs. Peart dropping a bit more than was expected really helped fill the last of the needs that desperately needed attention. With height, arm length, broad jump, and 40 times all approaching or north of the 90th percentile, this guy has ideal NFL OT traits. He demonstrated at the Senior Bowl that he could compete with the guys from the bigger programs. The Broncos want to give Garett Bolles and Ja’Wuan James another chance to prove they are NFL starting caliber Tackles. The fans of the team aren’t convinced and will welcome the addition of Peart. Both parties will feel better knowing that the team has a solid plan to keep Drew Lock upright.
McTelvin Agim DL
This guy has one of the quickest first steps of any player in the draft. Overall, a very athletic big man. The transition from a defensive end to mainly playing on the interior. Agim’s main issues have been consistency; or lack thereof. If he can put it all together, he can be a very disruptive three-technique lineman.
Alex Taylor OT
South Carolina State
Nice pickup here for a guy that offers tackle versatility with swing tackle and potential to improve with strength and technique. Great measurables and athletic ability to work the zone run game and push for a starting role.
In the tape against USF and North Carolina, he looked to be decent in both pass and the run game, with good strength. I imagine with some NFL coaching to work on technique and different rushers; he could improve to be a very good starting tackle. Good potential at a premium position and in much need of a future starter for the Jets.
Lamar Jackson CB
Not the same Lamar you’re thinking of, this Lamar is a cornerback. A day 2 to day three prospect, Jackson isn’t the best athlete but makes up for it with instincts. A great scheme fit, he projects to be an outside man corner and is great for press. Even though Jackson doesn’t necessarily project to be a day one starter, he does on the Raiders considering their lack of talent/depth.
Van Jefferson WR
Collin Johnson WR
Gives Dak another big target. Johnson has some speed for a big guy, and his high point ability is comparable to Mike Evans. Johnson reminds me a lot of Kelvin Benjamin before he declined. With Cooper and Gallup as the speedsters, Johnson is a great compliment.
Pittsburgh Steelers MD9erFaithful
North Carolina State
K’Von Wallace S
Patriots take the Clemson safety in the 4th round. Wallace looks to take over for Pat Chung when his career is all said and done. Not to mention Devin McCourty is still a free agent and will probably get a few more offers than just the patriots this offseason. Wallace provides depth for now and possibly will turn into a great player in the future.
Logan Stenberg OL
Stenburg isn’t perfect as he plays awfully upright, but he’s strong, he has punch, and he will crush you if he gets a hold of you. He’s not the most athletic guard in the draft, but with an NFL strength coordinator and stretching, he could get a lot better. He’s an excellent depth piece for the Rams in case Blythe reverts to trash again this year.
Antonio Gibson RB/WR
The Eagles have a RB committee in 2019 but not a lot of real depth in the rb room. Miles Sanders has shown good promise but does not project as a full-blown 3 down back over the course of a season. He has decent size at 6 1 215 and can, at times, fill the role that Jordan Howard had filled prior to his departure to Miami.
Gibson projects to RB at the NFL level, given his smooth change of direction, quality contact balance, and explosive cuts in the open field. Gibson will first contribute as a returner and third-down back, and his WR background will benefit teams willing to feature him as a pass-catching back on routes split out wide and from the backfield. A walking explosive play, Gibson has home run hitting ability and an extremely high ceiling if his promising vision and feel continue to grow, and should be viewed as a potential starter.
Eno Benjamin RB
The Bills get their answer for a three-down back with Singletary’s proneness for injury. Benjamin is a three-down back who is best when having to ad-lib. He is a great pass catcher as well. Seems to be a perfect fit for a Josh Allen run offense.
Davion Taylor LB
Davion Taylor is a little raw, based on the fact that he didn’t even play football in high school due to his family’s religious beliefs. That being said, it’s amazing he is this refined with so little experience. 4.49 speed at linebacker is just ridiculous, and he has the agility and change of direction acumen to be an excellent coverage linebacker. My mantra on Day 3 is always to prioritize SPARQ athleticism, upside, and character, and Taylor has all three.
Darrynton Evans RB
I’ve seen Evans projected all over the map, so some might think this is a great pick, some might think it’s a terrible one. But since I am paid the big, pretend dollars to pretend to lead this franchise, I’m going with my take. Evans contributes everywhere: solid pass protection, special teams, and using his fast, explosive ability to generate yards. He’s a clutch performer, having earned MVP nods in both the SBC Championship Game and New Orleans Bowl. He could use some help processing and bringing it all every down, but he’s going into a stacked RB room, will have excellent coaching, and will see limited snaps, at least at first. He might ever only be a solid RB2, which is all I need, but I think he could hit another level at the NFL.
Anfernee Jennings Edge
After missing out on linebackers earlier, I went with Jennings here. I think Jennings is a kind of tweener but probably fits better as an OLB due to being a bit undersized at DE at 252 lbs. The Cardinals have Chandler Jones and Devon Kennard at OLB, with Zach Allen and Corey Peters at DEs, so there’s not much opportunity to make an instant impact.
Khalid Kareem Edge
Kareem sets a really nice edge against the run and packs a punch in his hands. His arms go on forever, and he knows how to use them. Developing a few more rush moves will be important, but he has the frame to add a little muscle and rush from inside and out for a team that has molded some fine pass rushers out of similar prospects in recent years.
Gabriel Davis WR
Davis is a deep threat at 6 foot 2 inches, with a couple of multi-touchdown games at UCF. The primary receiver there, Davis’ hands and contested-catch ability was great, and on the Seahawks can bring a reliable target for Russell Wilson, alongside Metcalf and Lockett. For non-bandwagon 49ers fans, think Stevie Johnson. Good fit, and he can play outside or in the slot.
Zach Shackelford OL
Projects best as a development center. Good mover with quick feet and agility, but lacks physical strength you’d like from an interior lineman. Does a good job setting but easily overmatched by power. Would benefit from playing in a zone heavy concept.
Hunter Bryant TE
John Simpson OL
Tyre Phillips OL
At 6’5” and 342, Tyre Phillips is a mountain of a man that melds length and power to devastating advantage. He’s been slightly dinged for not having optimum mobility, which may push him inside, but his length allows him to mitigate some of his movement deficiencies, which aren’t as deficient as some have said. Proficient in the run game and in pass protection, Phillips is an excellent Day 3 pick who would fit perfectly into the Jaguars power run scheme, and possibly assume a starting role from day one.
Anthony McFarland RB
The Chiefs have had one of the fastest teams in football since Andy Reid took over, and McFarland will only add to that speed on offense. The redshirt Sophomore posted a 4.44 40 yard dash during the combine. He will excel under Eric Bienemy and Andy Reid.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rashard Lawrence DL
So I sent Dave a BPA list for my picks with both Davon Hamilton and Lawrence included, which is how I ended up with both. I would probably redo that now, but I do like Lawrence as a prospect, obviously. Compared to Hamilton, he has more injury history and less consistency as a tackler. He does have a great football character and has insane power.
Levonta Taylor DB
I’m higher on Levonta Taylor than most, but I don’t see a fourth-round pick being too high for him; while slightly undersized, Taylor brings speed, tenacity, toughness, and range to be a jack-of-all-trades DB in a Jags defense that all of a sudden is resurgent with the likes of new additions Zack Baun, Jeff Gladney, and Jordan Elliott. Taylor was criminally snubbed at the Combine, but it won’t stop him from being drafted high on day three. Whether at safety or at nickel corner, Taylor will immediately contribute on special teams and find a niche on the Jags D early on.
Harrison Hand CB
Dolphins need depth in the secondary. Hand is a unique player who can move all around. He’s not the best CB, not the best S, but he makes plays, especially at the LOS. If you need a CB out there on a running play, he will beat the WR and make a tackle. You aren’t beating this kid with the screen. He’s intriguing because he is so versatile and brings a lot to the table. Flores is gonna love this guy.
Onwenu is a riser for me, and he profiles very similarly to Tyre Phillips, whom I selected for the Jags several picks back. 6’3” and 344 pounds with nearly 35-inch arms and 10.5-inch hands...Onwenu is another long, massive man who brings length and power with a ton of upside. While not the most athletic interior lineman, he can provide depth early on for the Ravens power scheme, but be groomed to be a starter. At the end of round 4, I’m taking a flier on a guy with the physical traits and power to demoralize defensive linemen.
Trey Adams OT
If Trey Adams came out a year ago, he would’ve been a 1st round selection. Sadly, injuries have decimated his great athletic skill set and have held him back. Regardless, Adams is a massive tackle at 6 foot 7 inches and working in the pro-style offense of Chris Petersen up until this previous year, has experience working in pro pass sets. Before his injuries, Adams was (and to an extent still is) a great pass protector, locking up elite defensive lineman like Alabama’s Jonathan Allen, and others. The late fourth round is a bargain, and if he stays healthy, can be the franchise tackle the Seahawks have needed for Wilson. Doubling up on the OLine for Seattle will go a long way for their offense.
JR Reed S
Good size and strong track record in SEC East – he will compete in Eagles secondary room for snaps at SS and will contribute immediately on special teams. He has aggressiveness as a fill defender in run fits, and he’s willing to stack up blockers with his hands and punch/extend himself free. Physical play will do well on special teams units and offers enough build up speed to get down on kick coverage. Rotational depth complemented by ST reps will earn him a 55- man spot.
Cam Brown LB
Adding more depth and competition in the LB room, the Eagles double down on LB help in this draft. Staying close to home, they tag -All-Big Ten Penn State LB Cam Brown At 6-5 233 he brings the size and frame to offer excellent developmental potential. He became a playmaker in 2018 for the Nittany Lions, starting 12 of 13 games played and leading the squad with three forced fumbles (also posting 63 tackles, 6.5 for loss, two sacks, and six pass breakups). He started all 13 games in 2019, recording 72 tackles, 5.5 for loss, two sacks, and four pass breakups to earn third-team All-Big Ten honors.