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Grades: 2013 NFL Draft Round 4


By Jason Chilton

Jason Chilton of BarkingCarnival.com analyzes each pick from Round 4 of the 2013 NFL Draft, grading each team on its selections. Refresh this page during the round on Saturday, April 27, for the latest grades.

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98BEagles select: Matt Barkley, QB, Southern California

A smart and accurate QB who throws well on the move but needs work on his technique and consistency to keep hitting his targets. The fit for a classic Chip Kelly offense is up for debate.

99C+Chiefs select: Nico Johnson, ILB, Alabama

A physical tackler who can fight through trash to get the ball, but lacks range from sideline to sideline and coverage ability. He can compete in a thin Chiefs LB corps, but there may have been more complete players on the board.

100BBuccaneers select: Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois

A strong, physical DT who can hold the point of attack, but lacks explosion and has trouble getting off blocks when engaged. Solid depth for Tampa to help cope with the loss of Roy Miller.

101B-Jaguars select: Ace Sanders, WR, Missouri

Fluid route-runner who gets out his cuts well and shows good hands. Lacks size and explosion, but also brings plus KR/PR ability. Jacksonville can use the depth.

102B+Patriots select: Josh Boyce, WR, TCU

Thickly built, productive wideout who is great off the line of scrimmage and can win contested balls despite ideal height. Looks like a slot candidate in New England, but has the ability to win outside as well.

103A-Cardinals select: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

Productive and high-character player with good get-off and ability to beat tackles around the edge or across their face. Profiled as more of a 4-3 DE but stood up at times at Texas and instantly becomes Arizona's most talented edge rusher.

104B-Dolphins select: Jelani Jenkins, ILB, Florida

An athletic, blitzing linebacker who shows solid ability to stay with backs and TEs in coverage. Could see early time in Miami's nickel as LBs Misi and Ellerbe have their problems in coverage.

105B+Bills select: Duke Williams, SS, Nevada

Big hitter with sprinter's speed who also shows some fluidity in coverage, but has size and off-field concerns. He has plenty of upside, though, and could develop into a solid partner for stud FS Jarius Byrd.

106B+Dolphins select: Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State

A massive player who has surprising speed for his size. Needs polish as a receiver and blocker but could be a plus two-way player in time. Walks in as the best blocker in South Beach to team with the comical blocking of Dustin Keller.

107BTitans select: Brian Schwenke, C, California

Quick, heady guy who plays with solid leverage but lacks the frame you'd like. Fernando Velasco could potentially slide to G if Schwenke pans out to complete the renovation of the Titans' interior. Much better value in the 4th than Travis Frederick in the 1st.

108DPanthers select: Edmund Kugbila, OG, Valdosta State

Versatile guy who lined up at T and G for Valdosta, but who is probably looking up at six or more guards still on the board. The Panthers' G situation is iffy at best, but it's hard to see how quickly Kugbila can help Cam Newton & Co.

109C-Packers select: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado

Aggressive, attitude-first blocker who has a questionable build and has real troubles on an island. Green Bay?s OTs put Aaron Rodgers under siege last year, but it's hard to see Bakhtieri as a near-term upgrade.

110B+Giants select: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse

Accurate, quick-release QB who may be the best in the draft at producing under pressure. The timing is right to think about a successor for Eli Manning, and he could also be flipped for picks in the future.

111ASteelers select: Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse

Violent hitter with tremendous speed with size questions but the versatility to drop down on slot WR's and drop the hammer on opposing runners. A badly needed injection of youth and speed in the back of Pittsburgh's secondary.

112ARaiders select: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

Good size and strength who can step up under pressure and hit guys in stride down the field. Struggled due to a loss of help and his head coach's motorcycle meltdown, but could easily contest for the Raider's starting job in 2014 -- or sooner.

113A-Rams select: Barrett Jones, C, Alabama

Smart, versatile guy with good size, technique and ability to handle stunts, but limited as an overall athlete. Still profiles as a capable, above-average C who could succeed the aging Scott Wells or replace the incompetent Rokevious Watkins at G.

114B+Cowboys select: B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary

A skilled zone corner who needs polish in his man coverage work but who brings tremendous athleticism -- he graded out as the draft's best athlete at CB. Great depth addition who could push Dallas' overpriced Orlando Scandrick in the slot.

115C-Steelers select: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

Plus arm with good zip and accuracy in the short/intermediate game, who looks great when everything is going right. Unfortunately, you start being a QB when things start going wrong, and then Jones' game falls off a table. Far from ideal for the 'protection' that Pittsburgh's OL tends to bring to the table.

116BCardinals select: Earl Watford, OG, James Madison

Athletic, mobile player who can anchor against the bull rush and stay with many interior rushers in pass pro. Level of competition questions, but has the athletic package to push the dubious Chilo Rachal at RG.

117A-Bears select: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers

Speedy 4-3 WLB who can do a great job in coverage over the middle and up the seam and throws some blitzing into the bargain. Can contribute quickly as a nickel LB and may have the deep coverage ability to succeed Brian Urlacher.

118B+Bengals select: Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M

A quick-twitch pass rusher who can blitz and also flashes solid coverage ability. Not an ideal run LB, but from Manny Lawson to James Harrison, it's obvious Cincy values blitz ability highly in its strongside backers.

119B+Redskins select: Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State

A rangy S who flashes some Cover-2 potential as well as the ability to drop down on slot receivers. He'll need some polish but steps into a very unsettled safety corps in Washington.

120AVikings select: Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State

A speedy former safety with iffy size who can get downhill quickly on runners and works effectively in zone coverage. Could step in immediately if Erin Henderson kicks inside to MLB.

121B-Colts select: Khaled Holmes, C, Southern California

Solid and aggressive drive blocker who moves very well but can have trouble with bend and leverage. He'll fight A.Q. Shipley to (hopefully) replace the ineffective Samson Satele in the pivot.

122C+Packers select: JC Tretter, OG, Cornell

Athletic guy with pass pro potential, but will need polish and big-time strength gains. May be a better fit at G in the long run, but any pass protection will be welcomed in Green Bay.

123B+Seahawks select: Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State

Physical receiver who can bat aside press coverage and compete well for the ball while flashing solid RAC ability. He profiles as a possession guy for Seattle who could possibly succeed Golden Tate.

124BTexans select: Trevardo Williams, OLB, Connecticut

An undersized but productive pass rushing end who figures to join the OLB rotation and could even allow Brooks Reed to slide over to the interior spot next to Brian Cushing.

125A-Packers select: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

After getting by with duct tape and bailing wire at the running back position for years, the Packers drop some serious resources by adding Franklin to their second-round selection of Eddie Lacy. Franklin may be the better overall back and is good guess to be the Pack's most productive 2013 runner.

126BBuccaneers select: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State

Gholston's brother famously looked like Tarzan and played like Jane for the Jets. The hope is that William can at least play like Boy, or maybe Cheetah the chimp. He's got the size and physicality to step in for the departed Michael Bennett as a strongside end and interior rusher.

127B+Falcons select: Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson

The Falcons were rumored as trade-up candidates for a first-round DE, and they still have a strong need at the position. A powerful strongside end who can control blockers and flashes some bull rush, Goodman adds depth even if his ability to bring the heat can be questioned.

128A49ers select: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech

A tremendously productive receiver with the quicks and acceleration to thrive in the slot. Outstanding value in the late 4th and can contribute immediately between Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.

129BRavens select: John Simon, OLB, Ohio State

A hard-working pass rusher with some versatility as an edge run defender despite lacking ideal quickness. Could be the kind of versatile edge guy who fills a similar bill to the departed Paul Kruger.

130ARavens select: Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard

A versatile TE/Fullback hybrid who can block on the edge or out of the backfield to help spring Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce for long gains. Gets an A just so he can have another badly needed vowel.

131A-49ers select: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina

San Francisco likes to redshirt their choices, and that's an ideal scenario for Marcus Lattimore as he recovers from his horrendous knee injury. A between-the-tackles hammer who could succeed Frank Gore while also picking up knee injury recovery tips in the process.

132C+Lions select: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina

The departure of Cliff Avril and the mummification of Kyle Van den Bosch created some holes in the Lions' DE corps. Zeke Ansah fills one spot, and Taylor brings the frame and explosion to develop into a similarly freakish edge prospect if he can polish his pass rush technique.

133BFalcons select: Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford

Toilolo brings the vowels that the Ravens' Kyle Juszczyk lacks, and also brings the frame, leaping ability and acceleration to step in as a receiving threat after apprenticing under Tony Gonzalez.


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