With the NFL Draft beginning this Thursday night, Nat L. Faybian’s Senior Writer Douglas Love compiles a final four-round mock draft.
65. Arizona Cardinals: Nasir Adderley, FS, Delaware
Adderley showed nice range at the Senior Bowl, along with impressive game speed. Has coverage skills and can double as a return man.
66. Pittsburgh Steelers (via Oak): Hakim Bulter, WR, Iowa State
Bulter has averaged 19.5 yards per catch over his three-year career at Iowa State. Uses his height and size to box out like a basketball player. Very good and going up and winning the contested ball.
67. San Francisco 49ers: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
In Arcega-Whiteside is another player that likes to post-up as if he were on the basketball court. He as excellent body control while in the air. He gives the 49ers add a solid redzone target.
68. New York Jets: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
As the wideout’s begin to fall of the board, the Jets snap up N’Keal Harry. Harry is a big bodied slot receiver is gets good yards after the catch.
69. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyler Roemer, OT, San Diego State
Roemer is a big physical mauler that could play inside or out.
70. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cole Holcomb, LB, North Carolina
Holcomb has excellent agility and short area burst. As the Bucs transition to a 3-4 scheme, they’ll need to draft a few linebackers. Holcombe impressed during the East-West Shrine game.
**New York Giants: Selection forfeited during the 2018 supplemental draft.**
71. Denver Broncos: Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
Hardman will make a good third receiver to start his career. He has 4.33 speed and excellent return skills. Still a bit raw, so plenty of upside.
72. Cincinnati Bengals: Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi
Knox is a reliable blocking tight end with plenty of upside as a receiver.
73. New England Patriots (via Det): Max Scharping, OT, No. Illinois
Scharping has the tools needed to play left tackle. He mirrors well and can direct defenders out of the play. He’s actually pretty strong with good agility and could find himself playing inside and out at the next level – at least until he lands a starting spot.
74. Buffalo Bills: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
Great value pick at seventy-four. Harris is a guy the Bills can pound the ball with. He has added value as a receiver out of the backfield.
75. Green Bay Packers: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
Hall is a 6′ 2″ burner with 4.3 speed. An underrated player who will give Rodgers a deep threat. Can leap high for the jump ball.
76. Washington Redskins: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Washington doesn’t panic or reach and still gets their man.
77. Carolina Panthers: Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
In Boykin, the Panthers get a tall, big bodied, receiver with good hands and the ability to win the jump ball.
78. Miami Dolphins: Chuma Edoga, OT, USC
The Dolphins add a left tackle to protect Fitzpatrick’s blindside. Edoga is a prior 5-star recruit. He spent his career at USC playing right tackle. He was asked to play left tackle during Senior Bowl week and held his own.
79. Atlanta Falcons: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
Oruwariye possesses quick feet and fluid hips. He trusts his eyes and generally has a clear understanding of what the offense is trying to do. He shows good hand-eye coordination. Isn’t afraid to make a tackle. The Falcons add a solid corner.
80. Cleveland Browns: Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls
Pipkins had a solid performance at the East-West Shrine game. An academic NSIC All-American performer. Strong with good footwork.
81. Minnesota Vikings: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
Gardner-Johnson is a play-maker who improved tremendously in 2018. He looks to be a player on the rise. Has very good coverage skills. Can shadow receivers and has good closing speed. A bit of a ball-hawk. Willing tackler that does not hesitate.
82. Tennessee Titans: Michael Jordan, OG, Ohio State
A three-year starter at Ohio State. The underclassman has played guard and center, and even some tackle.
83. Pittsburgh Steelers: Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa
Nelson uses a combination of speed and power to create quarterback pressures. He’s one of the best in the nation at creating chaos in the backfield. An excellent value pick for the 3-4 Steelers.
84. Seattle Seahawks: Amani Hooker, FS, Iowa
Hooker is an instinctive player with loose hips and light feet. Has good agility and size. Will fly to the ball and is eager to throw his body into the ball carrier. Good at tracking the ball in the air and will go for the pick.
85. Baltimore Ravens: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
Hard-hitting middle linebacker for the Crimson Tide. Wilson is athletic enough to play inside or out, and has plenty of speed.
86. Houston Texans: Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
Not a flashy player, but will get the job done. With good coaching, he’s got plenty of floor. Can block and catch.
87. Chicago Bears: Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple
Can catch the ball out of the backfield; can handle the load (at 220+ lbs.); and shows good one cut inside running.
88. Detroit Lions (via Phi): Oshane Ximinies, DE, Old Dominion
Probably a third down speed rush specialist, quick first step.
89. Indianapolis Colts: Daniel Wise, DT, Kansas
Disruptive initial burst off the line creating pressure in the backfield.
90. Dallas Cowboys: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass
In Isabella, the Cowboys get a shifty slot receiver with 4.31 speed.
91. Los Angeles Chargers: Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois
Fiery, stout, and rushes with good straightline power and keeps his pads low. Will make a solid rotational player.
92. Kansas City Chiefs: L.J. Collier, DE, TCU
Intriguing combination of powr and speed, can play inside or end. Also the best player on the board at this point.
93. New York Jets (via NO): Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan
Scrappy, high-motor player who hustles on every down. Tempo setter.
94. Los Angeles Rams: Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
Underrated end with 22.5 career sacks and 35.5 career TFL.
95. New York Giants (via NE, Cle): Germaine Pratt, ILB, NC State
Has a rare burst to the hole, had 104 tackles in 2018. With good coaching should be a better pro than college player.
**Compensatory selections begin**
96. Washington Redskins: Bobby Okereke, ILB, Stanford
The Redskins need an upgrade at ILB. Okereke looks to blow opponents up with aggressive enthusiasm. He has 227 career tackles, and also has 8 passes defended.
97. New England Patriots: Christian Miller, LB, Alabama
Good spot to take a shot on a boom-or-bust talent. Miller ha terrific athleticism, but limited production. Would make a nice blitzer.
98. Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR): Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
Williams has good footwork, is patient as he presses to the line, trusts his eyes, and then exploded. Good cut-back runner, smooth acceleration, takes what is given.
99. Los Angeles Rams: Kerrith Whyte, RB, Florida Atlantic
Singletary’s lesser known teammate with 4.3 speed. Also has return skills. Will have better pro career than college.
100. Carolina Panthers: David Long, CB, Michigan
Might be the most underrated CB in the draft. Long’s strength is his ability to mirror receivers in the short area, making him ideal in the slot. Has excellent lateral agility, good closing speed, and good recovery skills. Can match up well against bigger receivers too.
101. New England Patriots: Zach Allen, DT, Boston College
Allen’s strength is his strength – using his bull-rush to consistently push opponents into the backfield.
102. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor
Has over 4,000 yards from scrimmage as a RB and WR.
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The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.