2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 – 4th Round
103.) Chicago Bears – S Josh Shaw, USC
Has the versatility to play corner or safety, but I think he fits what Vic Fangio looks for in his safeties. He likes big versatile safeties who can play both safety positions; Shaw covers well enough to play free safety and with 26 bench reps at the combine proved he has the strength to play in the box if needed. Shaw has one significant off-field red flag, but only one and was a team captain before the incident. If the Bears aren’t comfortable with Shaw’s character than similar players like Utah’s Eric Rowe or Penn St’s Adrian Amos could be options here.
104.) Atlanta Falcons – S Jaquiski Tartt, Samford
The Falcons could use help at both safety positions and Tartt is my top rated safety left on the board. They need help at ILB still, but there should be a couple decent options available in the next round. Tartt is a vicious hitter who is still developing in coverage, but has starter potential.
105.) New York Giants – OT Corey Robinson, South Carolina
High-upside right tackle prospect who needs to improve his technique and consistency, but has the talent to be a mauling run blocker and enough athleticism to be competent in pass protection.
106.) Tampa Bay Bucs – OT Tyrus Thompson, Oklahoma
If they keep free agent bust LT Anthony Collins for another season, it could give Thompson enough time to get stronger and develop into a capable player at the left tackle position. The talent is there but his work ethic and on-field effort level will decide if it develops or not. High upside for a 4th round pick and worth the gamble with the Bucs 2nd pick in the round.
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107.) Minnesota Vikings – RB David Johnson, Northern Iowa
One of my favorite players in the draft who reminds me of a young Matt Forte due to their similar size, hands out of the backfield, smooth stride and the way they make people miss with subtle moves. If the Vikes lose AP, Johnson would be a good complement to the smaller, speedy Jerick McKinnon.
108.) Cleveland Browns – DE Henry Anderson, Stanford
The Browns get more help for their beleaguered D-line with a solid 5-tech prospect. Anderson doesn’t look like much in shorts, but can hold his ground against the run and get an occasional push on the QB. Limited upside, but could contribute right away.
109.) New Orleans Saints – OLB Zach Hodges, Harvard
The Saints need some help off the edge with only Cam Jordan and Junior Galette providing any pressure on opposing QBs. Hodges could be a liability against the run until he gets stronger, but could have an instant impact as a situational pass rusher.
110.) Philadelphia Eagles – CB Eric Rowe, Utah
The Eagles continue to rebuild one of the worst secondaries in the league with the versatile Rowe. He played both safety and corner at Utah and after his impressive combine showing (4.45) Rowe is a good value pick here.
111.) Miami Dolphins – C/G Max Garcia, Florida
Garica’s strong Senior Bowl performance may boost him even higher than this, but he is a good fit for Miami’s rebuilt offensive line. He has experience at center, guard, and right tackle and along with 1st round pick Scherff could fill whatever openings remain on the Phins O-line.
112.) Cleveland Browns – CB Doran Grant, Ohio St
Played solid, mistake-free football for the Buckeyes last year and has been building his draft stock with a strong offseason. Grant could easily go a round or two higher than this and is a great value pick for the Browns here who still have questions about last year’s top pick CB Justin Gilbert.