2014 NFL Mock Draft

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Latest Predictions for Rounds 4-7

Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron throws the ball during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2014

Any team can stumble into a Pro Bowler in the first round of the NFL draft. The teams that experience the most success are the ones who can find valuable picks on the third and final day of the draft. 

Yes, most of the big-name stars of the college game are long gone by the time teams step to the podium in the fourth round. But names such as Richard Sherman, who was a fifth-round pick, can wind up being an integral part of a Super Bowl-winning franchise. 

Here's a look at how the final rounds could play out (based on this mock that I wrote for Rounds 2 and 3).

Round 4 Mock Draft
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
101.TexansLoucheiz PurifoyCBFlorida
102.RedskinsEd ReynoldsSStanford
103.FalconsKelcy QuarlesDTSouth Carolina
104.Jets (from TB)Trevor ReillyDE/OLBUtah
105.JaguarsVictor HamptonCBSouth Carolina
106.BrownsYawin SmallwoodILBConnecticut
107.RaidersAnthony JohnsonDTLSU
108.Seahawks*Jackson JeffcoatDE/OLBTexas
109.BillsChris SmithDEArkansas
110.RamsAJ McCarronQBAlabama
111.LionsChristian KirkseyOLBIowa
112.TitansLache SeastrunkRBOregon
113.GiantsE.J. GainesCBMissouri
114.Jaguars (from BAL)Ka'Deem CareyRBArizona
115.JetsRobert HerronWRWyoming
116.DolphinsTerrance MitchellCBOregon
117.BearsJordan ZumwaltLBUCLA
118.SteelersJosh HuffWROregon
119.CowboysCraig LostonSLSU
120.CardinalsJared AbbrederisWRWisconsin
121.PackersDaniel McCullersNTTennessee
122.EaglesMike DavisWRTexas
123.BengalsTerrance WestRBTowson
124.ChiefsAnthony SteenOGAlabama
125.ChargersBruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
126.SaintsDevonta FreemanRBFlorida State
127.Browns (from IND)Michael SamDE/OLBMissouri
128.PanthersRoss CockrellCBDuke
129.49ersCharles SimsRBWest Virginia
130.PatriotsJosh MauroDEStanford
131.BroncosChristian JonesLBFlorida State
132.SeahawksBrandon ThomasOGClemson
133.LionsRashaad ReynoldsCBOregon State
134.RavensAhmad DixonSBaylor
135.TexansRyan GrantWRTulane
136.LionsJordan TrippLBMontana
137.JetsAaron MurrayQBGeorgia
138.RavensArthur LynchTEGeorgia
139.FalconsDion BaileySUSC
140.PatriotsJames HurstOTNorth Carolina

Sleeper Watch: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/OLB

If Jackson Jeffcoat makes it all the way to the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round, the rest of the league had better watch out. The senior defensive end has always been extremely talented, but as Bleacher Report's Matt Miller points out, it's tough to evaluate him because he's constantly dealt with injuries. 

The good news about going to a place such as Seattle as late as the fourth round is that it will give Jeffcoat time to learn the pro game while resting his body. After years of needing to be "the man" who can get to the quarterback, Jeffcoat will simply be an understudy in one of the best defensive lines in the league. 

Once the Seahawks are forced to part ways with the current line, they will have Jeffcoat waiting in the wings to produce like a star. 

Round 5 Mock Draft
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
141.Texans Andre WilliamsRBBoston College
142.RedskinsChris DavisCBAuburn
143.BuccaneersLamin BarrowILBLSU
144.JaguarsAdrian HubbardOLBAlabama
145.Vikings*TJ JonesWRNotre Dame
146.Seahawks (from OAK)Chris WattOGNotre Dame
147.FalconsBryan StorkOCFlorida State
148.VikingsPrince ShemboOLBNotre Dame
149.BillsNevin LawsonCBUtah State
150.Jaguars (from DET)Deion BelueCBAlabama
151.TitansAntone ExumCBVirginia Tech
152.GiantsCharles Leno Jr.OTBoise State
153.RamsDevin StreetWRPitt
154.JetsJustin EllisNTLouisiana Tech
155.DolphinsJames Wilder Jr.RBFlorida State
156.BearsJames WhiteRBWisconsin
157.SteelersMichael SchofieldOTMichigan
158.CowboysMorgan BreslinOLBUSC
159.Jaguars (from BAL)Brandon ColemanWRRutgers
160.CardinalsGeorge UkoDTUSC
161.PackersJon HalapioOGFlorida
162.EaglesJalen SaundersWROklahoma
163.ChiefsMarcel JensenTEFresno State
164.BengalsKenny LadlerSVanderbilt
165.ChargersDavid FalesQBSan Jose State
166.ColtsJames GayleDE/OLBVirginia Tech
167.SaintsBennett JacksonCBNotre Dame
168.PanthersRonald PowellOLBFlorida
169.Saints (from NE via PHI)Ed StinsonDEAlabama
170.49ersPreston BrownILBLouisville
171.BroncosSeantrel HendersonOTMiami (FL)
172.SeahawksJoe Jon DuncanTEDixie State
173.SteelersVinnie SunseriSAlabama
174.GiantsRicardo AllenCBPurdue
175.RavensRyan CarrethersDTArkansas State
176.PackersJeff JanisWRSaginaw Valley State

Sleeper Watch: Brandon Coleman, WR

Any time you have receivers going in the fifth round, they are far from a sure thing, but Brandon Coleman has tremendous potential. At 6'5", 225 pounds, Coleman has the prototypical build to be a deadly receiver in the end zone. 

Pairing him up with newly acquired quarterback prospect Blake Bortles, who also has a game that must grow into his build, could be the connection the Jaguars need to ignite their offense.  

Ryan Riddle of Bleacher Report compares Coleman to a receiver who went much earlier in the draft. 

Round 6 and 7 Mock Draft
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
177.TexansBrandon LinderOGMiami
178.RedskinsMarion GriceRBArizona State
179.JaguarsIsaiah LewisSMichigan State
180.BrownsTyler LarsenOCUtah State
181.Texans (from OAK)Michael CampanaroWRWake Forest
182.FalconsAntonio AndrewsRBWestern Kentucky
183.Bears (from TB)Marqueston HuffSWyoming
184.VikingsTyler GaffneyRBStanford
185.Buccaneers (from BUF)Brett SmithQBWyoming
186.TitansJ.C. CopelandFBLSU
187.GiantsCassius MarshDEUCLA
188.RamsMatt PatchanOTBoston College
189.LionsBrent UrbanDEVirginia
190.DolphinsKasim EdebaliOLBBoston College
191.BearsKevin NorwoodWRAlabama
192.SteelersRob BlanchflowerTEUMass
193.Chiefs (from DAL)Shamar StephenDTConnecticut
194.RavensRussell BodineOGNorth Carolina
195.JetsJay ProschFBAuburn
196.CardinalsRajion NealRBTennessee
197.PackersAlden DarbySArizona State
198.Patriots (from PHI)Aaron LynchDE/OLBUSF
199.BengalsConnor ShawQBSouth Carolina
200.ChiefsDevekeyan LattimoreLBUSF
201.ChargersDeandre ColemanDTCal
202.SaintsJemea ThomasSGeorgia Tech
203.ColtsDeAnthony ThomasRB/WROregon
204.PanthersCody HoffmanWRBYU
205.Jaguars (from SF)Khairi ForttOLBCal
206.PatriotsL'Damian WashingtonWRMissouri
207.BroncosDenicos AllenOLBMichigan State
208.SeahawksBene BenwikereCBSan Jose State
209.JetsCorey LinsleyOCOhio State
210.JetsTaylor HartDEOregon
211.TexansHoward JonesOLBShepherd
212.BengalsKadeem EdwardsOGTennessee State
213.JetsJeremiah GeorgeILBIowa State
214.RamsAndre HalCBVanderbilt
215.SteelersJerick McKinnonRBGeorgia Southern
216.TexansRichard RodgersTECal
217.RedskinsCalvin BarnettDTOklahoma State
218.BrownsJacob PedersenTEWisconsin
219.RaidersAaron ColvinCBOklahoma
220.FalconsKevin Pierre-LouisLBBoston College
221.BuccaneersJonathan BrownLBIllinois
222. JaguarsDontae JohnsonFSNorth Carolina State
223.VikingsAndrew JacksonILBWestern Kentucky
224.BillsJay BromleyDTSyracuse
225.Panthers (from NYG)John UrschelOGPenn State
226.RamsStorm JohnsonRBUCF
227.LionsEthan WestbrooksDEWest Texas A&M
228.TitansJosh StewartWROklahoma State
229.Cowboys (from CHI)Tevin ReeseWRBaylor
230.SteelersShaquelle EvansWRUCLA
231.CowboysTyler StarrOLBSouth Dakota
232.Colts (from BAL)Spencer LongOGNebraska
233.JetsXavier GrimbleTEUSC
234.DolphinsJordan NajvarTEBaylor
235.Raiders (from ARZ)Ryan HewittFBStanford
236.PackersRyan GroyOGWisconsin
237.EaglesTre BostonSNorth Carolina
238.Cowboys (from KC)Lavelle WestbrooksCBGeorgia Southern
239.BengalsKerry HyderDTTexas Tech
240.ChargersJustin BrittOTMissouri
241.Rams (from IND)Hakeem SmithSLouisville
242.49ers (from NO)Carrington ByndomCBTexas
243.49ers (from CAR)Trey MillardFBOklahoma
244.PatriotsWesley JohnsonOTVanderbilt
245.49ersEathyn ManumaleunaDTBYU
246.BroncosMax BulloughILBMichigan State
247.SeahawksCharles SawyerCBOle Miss
248.CowboysAvery WilliamsonILBKentucky
249.RamsKevin PamphileOTPurdue
250.RamsJake MurphyTEUtah
251.CowboysZach FultonOGTennessee
252.BengalsBlake AnnenTECincinnati
253.FalconsLonnie BallentineSMemphis
254.CowboysWill SmithOLBTexas Tech
255.FalconsChandler JonesWRSan Jose State
256.TexansQuincy EnunwaWRNebraska
Round 7 begins at pick 216

Sleeper Alert: DeAnthony Thomas and Tevin Reese

Michael Conroy/Associated Press

Coming in as the final sleepers in the last two rounds are two players who were extremely dangerous in the college game, DeAnthony Thomas and Tevin Reese. The problem, of course, is that their blazing speed is overshadowed by their slight frames. 

DeAnthony Thomas weighs in at just 174 pounds, but he has the elusiveness to make sure that defenders will rarely get a clean hit on him. 

That ability to suddenly change direction makes him comparable to a poor man's Darren Sproles. That's a lot of value for someone in the sixth or seventh round. 

Reese isn't quite the change-of-direction athlete Thomas is, but his 4.46 speed makes him a viable deep threat. At just 163 pounds, he'll need to add bulk to his frame, but he could make an impact as an over- the-top kind of receiver. 

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