NFL Mock Draft – Round 4
97. Texans: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5’9, 210) – With Ben Tate possibly leaving as a free agent, the Texans need insurance for Arian Foster’s inevitable injury. Seastrunk can fly, but bounces too many runs outside and might not be sturdy enough for a big workload.
98. Redskins: WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss (6’2, 226) – The Redskins receiving core is really weak after Garcon. Moncreif has great size and uses it well to shield defenders. He has great hands, runs good routes, and even run blocks a bit. There is a lot to like here, but his speed is a concern and how he runs at the combine next weekend could land him anywhere between the 2nd and 5th round.
99. Falcons: TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia (6’5, 258) – The Falcons get their Tony Gonzalez replacement in local product Lynch. He was primarily a blocker in college, but showed better than expected speed, hands, and agility at the Senior Bowl. Good value in the 4th round.
100. Buccaaneers: QB David Fales, San Diego St (6’2, 220) – Current Bucs QB Mike Glennon was decent as a rookie, but I don’t think Lovie and the rest of the Bucs staff are sold on his long-term potential. Fales throws an accurate ball, has good pocket awareness, and all the intangibles you look for in a QB. What he doesn’t have is a big arm. Either way, drafting Fales gives the Bucs another option if Glennon doesn’t improve next year.
101. Jaguars: DE/OLB Marcus Smith, Louisville (6’4, 258) - Smith is a good fit for Gus Bradley’s LEO position. Smith can get to the QB (14.5 sacks in 2013) and is a solid tackler against the run. Smith got by mostly on athleticism and his quick first step in college, I doubt that’s going to be enough in the pros and Smith will need to get stronger and develop some pass rush moves to be anything more than a 3rd down pass rush specialist.
102. Browns: G Anthony Steen, Alabama (6’2, 310) – Underrated member of Bama’s dominant O-line. Steen is a very good run blocker and decent in pass pro, but was beaten occasionally by some of the elite pass rushers in the SEC. He should push for a starting job early in his career and at worst will be provide solid interior line depth.
103. Raiders: WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers (6’6,220) – Like Moncrief in that his 40-time at the combine could result in a 2-3 round swing. He isn’t as physical as he should be, but Coleman is so much taller than DBs that he’s going to win his share of jump balls in the NFL. Coleman looked like a 1st rounder after his sophomore year (43, 718, 10) but had a disappointing junior year (34, 538, 4). He was hindered a bit by a run first offense, so it’s hard to tell what Coleman could do in an NFL passing attack. There are plenty of question marks here, but 6’6 receivers with great hands don’t grow on trees and Coleman’s upside is easily worth a 4th round pick.
104. Vikings: S Craig Loston, LSU (6’1, 214) – Great athlete and big hitter, who is a little raw technique wise but has a ton of potential. Loston will be a force against the run from day 1 and would be a great fit next to coverage safety Harrison Smith.