2019 NFL Mock Draft – 4th Round

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103. Arizona Cardinals – TE Drew Sample (Washington)

The Cardinals have needs at pretty much every position and tight end is no different. Ricky Seals-Jones led the team with just 34 catches from the tight end spot and the only competition they added for him is Charles Clay, who had just 21 catches in 2018 and is more of a replacement for blocking tight end Jermaine Gresham (9 catches).

104. San Francisco 49ers – CB David Long (Michigan)

The 49ers got pretty poor play from starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon in 2018 and probably don’t want him to continue starting opposite Richard Sherman in 2019. They took a flier on talented, but injury prone Jason Verrett in free agency, but he’s far from a sure thing and only on a one-year deal. Especially with Sherman getting up in age and likely moving to safety long-term, they should add a developmental cornerback at some point.

105. New York Jets – WR Andy Isabella (Massachusetts)

The Jets signed Jamison Crowder in free agency to give them a solid trio of receivers with Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa, but Anderson is going in the final year of his rookie deal, so they could add insurance for 2020 and beyond through the draft.

106. Oakland Raiders – MLB Gary Johnson (Texas)

The Raiders added Vontaze Burfict and Brandon Marshall to start at linebacker, but both are just on one-year deals, so they’ll probably draft another linebacker too, especially given the recent injury history of both Burfict and Marshall.

107. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Amani Oruwariye (Penn State)

The Buccaneers needed to add a veteran cornerback in free agency to replace Brent Grimes, but didn’t have the financial flexibility to add one. They have other young cornerbacks, but will probably add another one to the mix at some point, especially with a new coaching staff in town.

108. Cleveland Browns – OLB Terrill Hinks (New Mexico State)

Releasing Jamie Collins made sense because he was highly paid and just a 3rd linebacker, but now they’re pretty thin at the position. Adding someone like Terrill Hinks to play outside linebacker in base packages would allow Genard Avery to play defensive end full-time.

109. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Austin Bryant (Clemson)

Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue are a dominant defensive end duo, but the former is going into his age 33 season and the latter is going into the final year of his rookie deal and is due a steep pay increase. The Jaguars might not be able to afford both long-term and need to add a developmental defensive end at some point.

110. Cincinnati Bengals – OLB Joe Giles-Harris (Duke)

The Bengals have some young linebackers, but don’t have a clear Vontaze Burfict replacement. Giles-Harris can also be a contributor on special teams.

111. Detroit Lions – G Connor McGovern (Penn State)

The Lions didn’t replace retiring right guard TJ Lang and have penciled in journeyman Kenny Wiggins as the starter. They need to add competition.

112. Buffalo Bills – RB Mike Weber (Ohio State)

The Bills somehow found a running back even older than LeSean McCoy, signing Frank Gore to a one-year deal in free agency. Going into their age 31 and age 36 seasons respectively, both McCoy and Gore have contracts that expire next off-season. They’ll need a young back for the future.

113. Baltimore Ravens – DE DeMarcus Christmas (Florida State)

The Ravens could use depth on the defensive line too, as they haven’t retained Brent Urban in free agency.

114. Green Bay Packers – OLB Christian Miller (Alabama)

The Packers signed Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith to replace Clay Matthews and Nick Perry at outside linebacker, but they could still use more depth in the middle rounds.

115. Carolina Panthers – WR Emanuel Hall (Missouri)

The Panthers have a pair of promising young receivers in DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, but you need three good receivers in today’s NFL. Right now, the Panthers are counting on a pair of mediocre veterans, Jarius Wright and Torrey Smith, for significant roles at receiver.

116. Miami Dolphins – G Javon Patterson (Mississippi)

The Dolphins have issues all over their roster, but they’ll have to take a guard at some point. They could use an upgrade at both guard spots.

117. Atlanta Falcons – CB Lonnie Johnson (Kentucky)

With Robert Alford getting released and Brian Poole getting non-tendered, it’s clear the Falcons are going in a different direction at cornerback. Last year’s 2nd round pick Isaiah Oliver figures to be a big part of that new direction and safety Damontae Kazee is expected to move to slot cornerback in 2019 after breaking out in Ricardo Allen’s absence in 2018, with Desmond Trufant remaining as the top cornerback, but they could use depth behind their top trio of cornerbacks.

118. Green Bay Packers – CB Jimmy Moreland (James Madison)

With Tramon Williams going into his age 36 season, the Packers could add another developmental cornerback through the draft.

119. Cleveland Browns – S Amani Hooker (Iowa)

The Browns have remade their safety position this off-season, trading Jabrill Peppers, cutting Derrick Kindred, and replacing them with Eric Murray and Morgan Burnett. They could still use a young developmental player at the position though and Hooker can also play special teams.

120. Minnesota Vikings – RB Devin Singletary (Florida Atlantic)

With Latavius Murray signing in New Orleans, the Vikings are pretty thin behind Dalvin Cook, who has been injury prone thus far in his career.

121. Tennessee Titans – WR Riley Ridley (Georgia)

The Titans signed Adam Humphries in free agency to play the slot, but they could use more competition at the other outside receiver spot opposite Corey Davis. Both Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor were underwhelming in 2018.

122. Pittsburgh Steelers – TE Zach Gentry (Michigan)

The Steelers could take a developmental tight end in the later rounds to replace free agent departure Jesse James.

123. Baltimore Ravens – WR Mecole Hardman (Georgia)

The Ravens are so thin at wide receiver they should probably double up on the position. Hardman provides value as a return man as well.

124. Seattle Seahawks – OT Isaiah Prince (Ohio State)

The Seahawks continue to need help upfront on the offensive line. Isaiah Prince has the size (6-6 with 35 ½ inch arms) that they like to work with and could potentially kick inside to guard.

125. Denver Broncos – S Will Harris (Boston College)

The Broncos could use more depth at safety after cutting veteran Darian Stewart.

126. Chicago Bears – G Ben Powers (Oklahoma)

Kyle Long has had a lot of trouble staying healthy in recent years, so they should add someone in the draft who can develop into a better insurance policy and possible long-term starter.

127. Philadelphia Eagles – DE Ben Banogu (TCU)

The Eagles are deep at defensive end, but also pretty old, with Chris Long, Vinny Curry, and Brandon Graham all over the age of 30. Long and Curry will also be free agents next off-season and may not be retained, going into their age 35 and 32 seasons respectively in 2020.

128. Dallas Cowboys – DT Kingsley Keke (Texas A&M)

The Cowboys could use more depth at defensive tackle.

129. Indianapolis Colts – CB Isaiah Johnson (Houston)

The Colts have a couple key players with expiring contracts at the cornerback position.

130. Los Angeles Chargers – QB Ryan Finley (NC State)

Philip Rivers is going into his age 38 season and won’t play forever, so the Chargers could look for a potential successor through the draft.

131. Buffalo Bills – OLB Tyrel Dodson (Texas A&M)

The Bills have a pair of talented young linebackers in Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds, but their 3rd linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is in his age 36 season. Dodson can provide solid depth and play special teams in the meantime.

132. New York Giants – OT Derwin Gray (Maryland)

The Giants upgraded right guard when they traded for Kevin Zeitler, but could still add competition at right tackle.

133. Los Angeles Rams – S Ugo Amadi (Oregon)

Eric Weddle was a smart signing, but he’s not a long-term solution, going into his age 34 season.

134. New England Patriots – TE Dax Raymond (Utah State)

The Patriots are so thin at tight end that it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them double up on tight ends like they did with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

135. Indianapolis Colts – S Zedrick Woods (Mississippi)

The Colts re-signed Clayton Geathers in free agency, but he hasn’t been durable, so the Colts may want to improve their depth at the position.

136. Dallas Cowboys – TE Foster Moreau (LSU)

The fact that Jason Witten can come straight out of the broadcast booth and be penciled in as the Cowboys’ starting tight end in his age 37 season shows you how thin the Cowboys otherwise are at the position. Witten obviously isn’t a long-term solution.

137. Atlanta Falcons – RB Tony Pollard (Memphis)

Tevin Coleman signed with the 49ers in free agency, leaving the Falcons pretty thin behind injury prone lead back Devonta Freeman. Last year’s 4th round rookie Ito Smith didn’t show much as a rookie, so they could add another young back to compete with Smith for the backup job.

138. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Corey Ballentine (Washburn)

Even after re-signing Ronald Darby, the Eagles could still use another cornerback. Darby is injury prone and will probably be too expensive for the Eagles to retain at the end of his one-year deal if he has a healthy season in 2019.

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