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The Final 4-Round Mock Draft: Round 4

With the NFL Draft beginning this Thursday night, Nat L. Faybian’s Senior Writer Douglas Love compiles a final four-round mock draft.

Round 4

103. Arizona Cardinals: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

McLaurin used the post-season to move up draft board with steady and impressive performances. His 4.35 is certainly a bonus.

104. San Francisco 49ers: Ty Summers, ILB, TCU

Summers has sideline-to-sideline range and is effective playing in space.
Photo: TCU Athletics

Summers wrapped up his college career with the second-most tackles (318) in the Patterson era. He had a frustrating senior season with an injury, but finished the season with 46 tackles, including 5 1/2 for loss and four sacks.

105. New York Jets: Ryan Pope, OT, San Diego State

Like his teammate Roemer, Pope is a big mauler type that can help clear lanes inthe run game.

106. Oakland Raiders: Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

True, Gruden prefers veterans, however, for a fourth round pick – Finley does possess the intelligence Gruden appreciates in a QB.

107. Tampa Buccaneers: Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma

Samia is a passionate, fiery, player. He’ll push Alex Cappa for playing time.

108. New York Giants: Jimmy Moreland, DB, James Madison

Small school prospects who held his own in the East-West Shrine game.

109. Jacksonville Jaguars: Malik Carney, OLB, North Carolina

North Carolina Tar Heels defensive end Malik Carney (53) is best coming off the edge.
Photo: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carney could be a blitzing linebacker, but can also play with his hand in the dirt; twenty-four TFL and 11.5 sacks in the last two years.

110. Cincinnati Bengals: Yosh Nijman, OT, Virginia Tech

Cincinnati adds depth, as Nijman has experience playing left and right tackle.

111. Detroit Lions: Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas

Omenihu had a good Senior Bowl week. He’s big and strong end that will help stop the run.

112. Buffalo Bills: Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State

Ferguson gives Allen a big target (6′ 5″/227) with 4.4 speed.

113. Baltimore Ravens (via Den): Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

Sanders has worked diligently over the past year to become stronger, quicker, faster, and just overall better. His workout at the NFL Scouting Combine, prove he can do what he sets his mind to accomplish. North-South runner that spring it from between the tackles. Has experience as a return man. Has good upside. Needs to be a better blocker.

114. Green Bay Packers: Will Harris, S, Boston College

Boston College’s Will Harris has played in 47 games during his career.
Photo: Jeremy Brevard|USA TODAY Sports

Hard hitting safety from Boston College, Harris was a four-year starter. Harris can blitz, cover receivers, and put the screws to a running back. Also adds special teams experience.

115. Carolina Panthers: Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern

Carolina picks up a athletic back-up to Newton. Thorson has the size and arm strength every scout is looking for. He won 27 games over his career and took Northwestern to the Big-10 Championship game last year. Had shoulder surgery prior to the 2018 season.

116. Miami Dolphins: Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State

Performed well at the Combine, Senior Bowl and on his Pro Day.

117. Atlanta Falcons: Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte

Davis has started close to 40 games at tackle for Charlotte, but will most likely move inside at the next level. His footwork, technique and mobility are his strengths.

118. Green Bay Packers (via Was): David Long, Jr., LB, West Virgina

Long is a big play waiting to happen. He loves physical contact and tries to separate ball carriers from the ball. Generally, trusts what he sees, but can be overly aggressive at times.

119. Cleveland Browns: Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan

Central Michigan’s Sean Bunting has loose hips and quick feet.
Photo: Central Michigan University Athletics.

In three-years, Bunting had 104 tackles with 9 ints and 4 fourced fumbles.

120. Minnesota Vikings: Terrill Hanks, OLB, New Mexico State

Hanks is a guy the Vikings have had an eye on. He was a standout at the Senior bowl. His speed really stood out.

121. Tennessee Titans: Blake Cashman, OLB, Minnesota

Cashman turned heads by declaring early for the draft. Known for his football IQ more than his athleticism, his Combine number were very solid. Was a tone-setter for the Gopher’s defense. Has the fame to get bigger.

122. Pittsburgh Steelers: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

Montgomery breaks a lot of tackles and makes yards after contact.

123. Baltimore Ravens: Phil Haynes, OG, Wake Forest

Haynes is one of the strong-powerful inside guys that will help your running game. Four year starter that has only gotten bigger and stronger each year. Team captain. Athletic and durable mauler.

124. Seattle Seahawks: Hjalte Froholdt, OG, Arkansas

From Svendborg, Denmark, Froholdt is still learning the nuances of the game. Plays penalty free football. Has played a little center, but mostly right guard. Has good combination of strength and short area quickness.

125. Denver Broncos (via Hou): Kingley Keke, DT, Texas A&M

Keke is one of those players who stood out over Senior Bowl week. He gets his power from his lower body and likes to pin his ears back and go forward. He’s another guy who can play up and down the line. Good coaching will add more tools to his belt as he goes along.

126. Chicago Bears: Kris Boyd, CB, Texas

Boyd has 35 passes defended in his career at Texas.
Photo: burnt orange nation

Experienced corner with over 50 games played. Plays the physical style Chicago loves.

127. Philadelphia Eagles: Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson

Has good burst off the line. Uses his long arms to punch and has a variety of hand techniques. Shows good bend and understands leverage. Played with a talented group and didn’t need to be the star – but understood his role in the scheme.

128. Dallas Cowboys: Kano Dillon, TE, Oregon

Dillon arrived in Oregon as a grad-transfer from South Flordia. He is certainly one of the more physically intriguing tight end prospects in the 2019 draft class. If a team decides to invest in his measurables, he could become a better pro than college player.

129. Indianapolis Colts: Sheldrick Redwine, S, Miami

Redwine had a good Senior Bowl showing and a good Combine too. He’s a well-built safety will good field awareness. Can cover well enough to stay on the field and fill the slot. His versatility will be an asset.

130. Los Angeles Chargers: Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo

Under appreciated wide out from Toledo, Johnson gets out of his breaks smoothly and catches the ball fluidly. He can double as a return specialist.

131. Buffalo Bills (via KC): Sheriff Miller, DE, Penn State

Miller is quick off the snap. He’s had a lot of looks in the off-season.

132. New York Giants (via NO): Olisaemaka “Oli” Udoh, OT, Elon

Udoh was a first team FCS All-American.
Photo: The Athletic

Udoh looked good at the East-West Shrine game week, holding his own against FBS competition. Very long and rangy, looks like a right tackle.

133. Los Angeles Rams: Marvel Tell, S, USC

Tell hasn’t received the press some of the other safeties have, but he’s got good quickness. Tall and lanky, yet muscular. Can go sideline-to-sideline and would make a good high (or free) safety at the next level.

134. New England Patriots: Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

Very good in pass protection which will help him get on the field. Can catch out of the backfield. Anderson doesn’t waste any motion, he goes straight to the hole. Has vision to see crease, gets skinny, and slide out the other side. Good feet in space.Tends to fall forward.

**Compensatory selections begin**

135. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan Connelly, ILB, Wisconsin

Connelly has been recovering from a core muscle injury, but still showed well at the NFL Combine. He did everything but the bench press. Connelly is assignment sound. He is athletic enough to stay on the field for all three downs. He plays disciplined football. Lunch bucket kind of player.

136. Dallas Cowboys: Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston

There’s always one or two players who slip through the cracks. Johnson is tall, lanky, corner that had a good week at the Senior Bowl. He’s a former wide receiver turned CB. He is at his best when mirroring his man one-on-one.

137. Atlanta Falcons: Wes Hills, RB, Slippery Rock

Fleet-footed Wes Hills of Slippery Rock showcased his patience, physicality, and vision at the NFLPA game.

138. Philadelphia Eagles: Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan

For his career, Higdon totaled 2,616 yards and 27 touchdowns.


MORE: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4

Draft talk  . . . draft picks, rounds, team needs, and prospects to watch.

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The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

Offensive Guards: Final Position Rankings

2019 NFL Draft:  Top Ranked OGs

Lindstrom has shined out at the Senior Bowl.
Photo: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

1. Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, 6-4/308

Lindstom is clearly the best pure guard prospect in this year’s draft. He is really good at dropping his hips and dropping his rear to achor. The majority of time, he keeps his hands inside and delivers a punch with good power. He does all the little stuff right. Don’t be surprised if you hear his name at the end of day one.

2. Yodney Cajuste, West Virginia, 6-5/312

Cajuste has long arms, big hands, and is strong. Has excellent burst off the ball, which shows his background as a high school basketball star. Like Samia, he comes from a pass-happy offense; however, Cajuste doesn’t lose his temper and rarely gets flagged for anything.

3. Dru Samia, Oklahoma, 6-5/305

Is maybe the nastiest player in the draft. Love his passion, but gets called for too many re-active penalties, and some teams might be put off by that. However, he is athletic and agile and has 40+ starts in Oklahoma’s RPO heavy offense – and that will intrigue some teams.

4. Phil Haynes, Wake Forest, 6-4/322

Haynes is one of the strong-powerful inside guys that will help your running game. Four year starter that has only gotten bigger and stronger each year. Team captain. Athletic and durable mauler.

5. Nate Davis, Charlotte, 6-3/316

Davis has started close to 40 games at tackle for Charlotte, but will most likely move inside at the next level. His footwork, technique and mobility are his strengths. He’s got enough talent for coaches to mold him into an every down player.

6. Joshua Miles, Morgan State, 6-5/315

One of the more interesting prospects with a lot of upside. Miles dominated at the lower level, but turned plenty of heads at the East-West Shrine game. A technician with good study habits.

7. Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5/306

From Svendborg, Denmark, Froholdt is still learning the nuances of the game. Plays penalty free football. Has played a little center, but mostly right guard. Has good combination of strength and short area quickness.

8. Ryan Bates, Penn State, 6-4/306

Penn State’s Ryan Bates is one of the most athletic guards in this year’s draft class.
Photo: Noelle Haro-Gomez|Public Opinion

Takes his conditioning seriously. Bulked up tremendously since arriving at Penn State. Has played in 37 contests in three years. Not as polished as some other players, but looks to have more upside.

9. Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6/309

Wisconsin is a school known for turning out really good offensive linemen. However, this year Benzschawel, Dieter, and Edwards all looked very average in post season events. Yet, the game film should give enough encouragement to teams that Benzschawel possesses enough traits and skills that they could eventually work him into the starting line-up.

10. Michael Dieter, Wisconsin, 6-5/309

Like his teammates, Dieter did little to standout during the post-season. His strength is his versatility, having played every position along the line.


  1. Bobby Evans, Oklahoma, 6-4/312
  2. Tyler Jones, NC State, 6-3/306
  3. Tanner Farmer, Nebraska, 6-3/315
  4. George Asofo-Adjei, Kentucky, 6-4/306
  5. Drew Forbes, SEMO, 6-3/303
  6. Iosua Opeta, Weber State, 6-4/301
  7. Nate Trewyn, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 6-3/313
  8. Brian Wallace, Arkansas, 6-5/326
  9. Nate Herbig, Stanford, 6-3/335
  10. Alex Bars, Notre Dame, 6-6/312
  11. Venzell Boulware, Miami, 6-3/306
  12. Ethan Greenidge, Villanova, 6-4/327
  13. Terronne Prescod, NC State, 6-5/331
  14. Lester Cotton, Alabama, 6-4/325
  15. Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3/305
  16. Brandon Knight, Indiana, 6-4/314
  17. Zach Bailey, So. Carolina, 6-5/299
  18. Andre James, UCLA, 6-4/299
  19. Patrick Vahe, Texas, 6-3/325
  20. Lanard Bonner, Arkansas State, 6-3/315


Team Needs:

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The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

2019 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is one of the postseason all-star games for draft-eligible college football players.

More than just a game, this week-long experience provides players with the chance to showcase their game to NFL scouts and coaches, while learning from the best in the business.



Head Coach: Chuck Pagano

QB: JaJuan Lawson, Rhode Island; Jalan McClendon, Baylor; Kyle Schurmer, Vanderbilt

RB: Trevon McMillon, Colorado; John Santiago, No Dakota; Aca’ Cedric Ware, USC; Taiwan Deal, Wisconsin

FB: Marcus Jones, Gannon

Gannon’s Marcus Jones rushed for 1,708 yards and 21 TDs in 2018.
Photo: Gannon Athletics

WR: Vyron “Shun” Brown, Arizona; Trevon Brown, East Carolina; Nehari Crawford, Duquesne; Deonte Harris (RS), Assumption; Olabisi Johnson, Colorado State; Jon’Vea Johnson, Toledo; Jason Moore, Findlay; Xavier Ubosi, UAB; Juwann Winfree, Colorado

TE: Brandon Dillon, Marian; David Lucero, UTEP

OT: Calvin Anderson, Texas;    Brian Fineanganofo, Idaho State; Joe Lowery, Ohio; Justice Powers, UAB

Justice Powers helped UAB set new school rushing records in 2018.
Photo: UAB Athletics

OG: Joe Anderson, Ohio; Patrick Vahe, Texas; Willie Wright, Tulsa; Chris Brown, USC

OC: Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Youngstown State; Nathan Trewyn, UW-Whitewater

K: Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin

DE: Jamell Garcia-Williams, UAB; Mike Onuoha, Texas A&M-Commerce; Anree Saint-Armour, Georgia Tech; Malik Dorton, USC

DT: Javier Edwards, Colorado; Lawrence Marshall, Michigan; Trevon Sanders, Troy; Shyheim Tuttle, Tennessee  

OLB: E.J. Ejiya, No Texas; Malik Reed, Nevada; Silas Stewart, Incarnate Word

ILB: Noah Dawkins, Citadel; Willie Harvey, Iowa State; Sterling Sheffield, Maine; Dedrick Young, Nebraska

CB: Nate Brooks, No Texas; Kemon Hall, No Texas; Deion Harris, No Dakota; D’Andre Payne, Iowa State; Brian Peavy, Iowa State; Brandon Watson, Michigan

S: Kiy Hester, Rutgers; Joshua Simmons, Limestone College; Jalen Young, Florida Atlantic; John Battle, LSU

P: Sean Smith, Dayton

LS: Patrick Eby, Columbia



Head Coach: Mike Tice

QB: Jake Browning, Washington; Amir Hall, Bowie State; Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee State

RB: Marche Dennard, CSU-Pueblo; Wes Hills, Slippery Rock; Lexington Thomas, UNLV; Nico Evans, Wyoming

FB: George Aston, Pittsburgh

WR: Emmanuel Butler, Northern Arizona; Ashton Dulin, Malone; Charles Holland, Tiffin; Damion Jeanpiere, Nicholls; Flynn Nagel, Northwestern; Steven Sims, Kansas; Jeff Smith, Boston College

TE: Keenen Brown, Texas State; Alexander Savard, Laval (Canada)

OT: Daniel Cooney, San Diego; Maurice Bibaku Simba, Concordia; Devon Johnson, Ferris State; Brandon Knight, Indiana; Trevon Tate, Memphis

Maurice Simba (78) is the top U SPORTS O-lineman in the latest Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau prospect list. Photo: Concordia Stingers

OG: Deion Calhoun, Mississippi State; Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas; Iosua Opeta, Weber State; Marquez Tucker, Southern Utah

OC: Alexander Fontana, Kansas; Tyler Gauthier, Miami

K: Justin Yoon, Notre Dame

DE: Ryan Bee, Marshall; Kahzin Daniels (LB), Charleston; Randy Ramsey, Arkansas; Immanuel Turner, Louisiana Tech

DT: Isaiah Mack, UT-Chattanooga; Ray Smith, Boston College; Jay-Tee Tiuli, Eastern Washington

OLB: Koa Farmer, Penn State; Darius Harris, Middle Tennessee State; Obinna Iheoma, Northwestern State; Quincy Williams, Murray State

ILB: Jordan Kunaszyk, California; Thomas “Peyton” Pelluer, Washington State;  A.J. Hotchins, UTEP

CB: Kyron Brown, Akron; Jalin Burrell, New Mexico; Mark Fields, Clemson; Montre Gregory, Bowling Green; Josh Lewis, Eastern Washington; Darius Williams, CSU-Pueblo

New Mexico cornerback Jalin Burrell (13) has one hand on the ball and one on the foot.
Photo: AP/Andres Leighton

S: Kyle Gibson, UCF; Nick Scott, Penn State; Demetrius Flannigan-Powers, Arizona; Jalen Young, Florida Atlantic

P: Tyler Newsome, Notre Dame

LS: Austin Cutting, Air Force


NFLPA Collegiate Bowl • Jan 19 • 2:00 PM
• Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA


Birmingham Bowl – Dec 22

Memphis Tigers (8-5)  vs  Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6)



Coach:  Mike Norvell

Memphis Players to watch:

*Junior RB  Darrell Henderson  (5-9/200)

Henderson has been nothing less than sensational this year.
Photo:  Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Henderson is the nation’s second-leading rusher with 1,909 rushing yards on 214 carries. His 8.92 yards per carry is the best among all running backs with at least 125 rushing attempts. He leads the nation with 2,328 all-purpose yards, 25 total touchdowns and 15 total plays of 40-plus yards.  Henderson has declared for the NFL Draft and will NOT be playing.

*Junior OG Dustin Woodard  (6-2/285)

Woodard might not be the biggest guard you’ve ever seen, but he gets the job done.  Starting all 12 games, he has paved the way for the Memphis offense that set the program record with 42 rushing touchdowns and 3,311 rushing yards this season.

**Sophomore CB T.J. Carter  (5-11/180)

Carter leads Memphis with 11 pass breakups this season, fourth-most in the league. H ranks fifth on the team with 49 total tackles and his 40 solo stops are the second-most.  He also has two interceptions this year.

*Junior LB Bryce Huff  (6-3/245)

Huff leads the team with 9.5 sacks and 18 total tackles for loss, which both rank in the Top 15 nationally, and he ranks ninth on the team with 42 total tackles.



Coach:  Dave Clawson

Wake Forest Players to watch:

**Sophomore WR/RS Greg Dortch  (5-9/170)

Dortch was the only player in the country with two punt returns for a touchdown in a game in 2018.  AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Dortch leads the ACC in all-purpose yards with 145.8. He compiled 1,750 all-purpose yards in 12 games including 1,078 receiving yards. He leads the ACC in punt return average at 11.0 yards per return. He ranks second in the ACC with 7.4 receptions per game, third in receiving yards per game at 89.8, and eighth in scoring.

Senior OG Phil Haynes  (6-4/305)

Haynes, a four-year starter on the offensive line and a senior team captain, has been a starter on the top two offensive teams in school history. In 2018, the Demon Deacons have posted 5,318 total offense yards and scored 390 points, both second in school history only to the 2017 team.

*Junior CB Essang Bassey  (6-10/185)

Bassey leads Wake Forest with 14 pass break-ups and tied for the team lead in interceptions. He ranks third in the ACC in passes defended with 15 and is third on the team with 71 total tackles. Bassey returned a fumble 51 yards for a score against Rice.

Senior FS Cameron Glenn  (6-1/200)

Glenn, a senior team captain, is second on the team with 91 tackles and leads the team with 8.3 tackles per game and 62 solo stops. He has 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and four pass break-ups along with a team-leading two forced fumbles.


Jared Birmingham Bowl
Wake Forest 37, Memphis 34