2021 7-round NFL Mock Draft | Round Four
106. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kenny Yeboah, TE, Ole Miss
107. New York Jets: Patrick Jones II, EDGE, Pitt
108. Atlanta Falcons: Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas
109. Houston Texans: Quinn Meinerz, OC, Wisconsin-Whitewater
The Texans have been a gap-scheme offense for years, and I don’t see that changing with Tim Kelly staying as OC and Culley coming from Baltimore. The team cut Nick Martin, leaving the center spot wide open. Meinerz fits right in at home in that scheme with his power and bully mentality. Imposing his will on defensive linemen, Meinerz will quickly become a fan favorite in Houston.
110. Washington Football Team (via CLE): DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia
111. Cincinnati Bengals: Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State
112. Detroit Lions: Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
113. Baltimore Ravens (via CAR): Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
114. Denver Broncos: Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
The Broncos take some hits along the defensive line in free agency. Adding another rotational lineman with pass-rushing upside in Marvin Wilson would help lessen some key players’ departures up front.
Round Four | Picks 115-128
115. Dallas Cowboys: Tyree Gillespie, S, Missouri
116. New York Giants: Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE, Oregon State
117. San Francisco 49ers: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
118. Los Angeles Chargers: Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
119. Minnesota Vikings: Rashad Weaver, EDGE, Pitt
120. Cleveland Browns (via MIA)*: Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU
Trade! The Cleveland Browns trade LB Sione Takitaki and a 2022 fifth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for pick 120 and a 2022 sixth-round pick
This wasn’t in the original draft(s) of this 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. However, after the Dolphins’ release of Kyle Van Noy, another EDGE/LB spot opened up on their roster. Cleveland’s looking to completely reform their defense, and Takitaki is an odd man out. However, he showed the ability in college to play the roles that the Flores’ defense asks of those hybrid linebacker types. The Dolphins get a cheap, young linebacker and move up in next year’s draft.
121. Las Vegas Raiders: Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
122. Houston Texans: Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State
123. Miami Dolphins: Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn
124. Washington Football Team: Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State
125. Minnesota Vikings: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa
126. Tennessee Titans: Tre’ McKitty, TE, Georgia
127. Indianapolis Colts: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
128. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma
The Steelers and James Conner are likely parting ways in free agency, creating a void at running back. Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland are more complementary backs than anything. Stevenson adds a massive, powerful back with great third-down ability in pass protection and as a receiver.
Round 4 | Picks 129-136
129. Seattle Seahawks: Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
130. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston
131. Carolina Panthers (via BAL): Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
132. Cleveland Browns: Adetokunbo Ogundeji, DL, Notre Dame
133. New Orleans Saints: Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
134. Minnesota Vikings: Aaron Banks, OG, Notre Dame
135. Green Bay Packers: Royce Newman, OL, Ole Miss
136. Kansas City Chiefs: Drake Jackson, OC, Kentucky
With Austin Reiter set to be a free agent and already 30 years old, the Chiefs should think about finding his replacement in the middle. Drake Jackson is a technically-refined center with good quickness and play strength. He’ll push to start early on in Kansas City’s zone-run scheme.
Round 4 | Picks 137-145
137. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA
138. Dallas Cowboys: Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina
139. New England Patriots: Austin Watkins, WR, UAB
140. Los Angeles Rams: Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech
141. Pittsburgh Steelers: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
142. Green Bay Packers: Cam Sample, DL, Tulane
143. Dallas Cowboys (via MIN)*: Robert Rochell, CB, Central Arkansas
144. Cleveland Browns (via KC)*: Whop Philyor, WR, Indiana
145. Las Vegas Raiders (via NE)*: James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati
Trade! The New England Patriots trade pick 145 to the Las Vegas Raiders for QB Marcus Mariota.
New England gets its quarterback for the next season, and a fourth-round pick sounds about right for Mariota’s value. The Raiders get a high-energy, high-impact player at safety who immediately upgrades their coverage in the secondary. Wiggins made the “Feldman’s Freak” list several times, and he’s an instinctual playmaker in the secondary.