Reviewing the Fourth Round of the 2018 NFL Draft


2018 NFL Draft fourth round
The Cleveland Browns gambled on the talent of Antonio Callaway.

101 Carolina Panthers: Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
Ian Thomas is a good pick at this point. He is still raw but could develop into a tight end that can pass catch and block for you.

102 Minnesota Vikings: Jaylen Holmes, DE, Ohio State
This is a hand in the dirt defensive end. He adds good run stopping ability to a good bull rush. He seems to have power in his game and maybe should be thought of as an early down defensive end.

103 Houston Texans: Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech
Coutee is a slot guy at the next level who will be able to beat you over the top. His speed is his best trait. He is a bit undersized, and so he won’t add much as a blocker.

104 Indianapolis Colts: Nyheim Hynes, RB, NC State
Hynes is your change of pace back. He adds a good burst and can help you as a receiver. He is not big enough to be the Colts primary back, but he can be a situational player.

105 Cleveland Browns: Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
This is a first round quality receiver on the field who has had quite a bit of off the field issues. A sexual assault encounter, marijuana possession, and involvement in a credit card scheme are just some of the things the Browns have to worry about.

106 Denver Broncos: Joey Jewell, LB, Iowa
This is a good value pick at this position. He may not be a workout warrior, but he is a good football player. The thing I like about him is his toughness and his instincts.

107 New York Jets: Chris Herndon, TE, Miami (FL)
This is an interesting pick. He is too big to be a wide receiver, but not a big tight end. He is more of a move tight end that would play in the slot. We’ll see if the Giants can use him well.

108 New York Giants: Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
Kyle Lauletta is one of my favorite quarterbacks in this draft. He is probably a number 2 in this league, but he will help your team. He was also the MVP of the Senior Bowl.

109 Washington Redskins: Troy Apke, S, Penn State
This is a workout warrior who will definitely help you on special teams. This special teams ability will buy him time to develop into a safety in the league.

110 Oakland Raiders: Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin
Nick Nelson is a poor man’s Denzel Ward. He isn’t the biggest corner, but he can stay with the receiver. His coverage is his best trait, but he has improved in the run defense department.

111 Los Angeles Rams: Brian Allen, C, Michigan State
I think this is a nice pick for a backup interior lineman, but I think this might be a little early to pick him. He shined in the shrine game practices, and I think that’s why he got taken here.

112 Cincinnati Bengals: Mark Walton, RB, Miami
The Bengals got a primary back in Joe Mixon last year. Now they add another back who can be a plus #2. I see great things in the running department for the Bengals if they can block up front.

113 Denver Broncos: Daesean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
The Broncos pick up a slot receiver here and that is what they need in between Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Hamilton may be able to help return punts as well.

114 Detriot Lions: Da’shawn Hand, DE, Alabama
This was a pick that people a year ago expected to go earlier. This player has some upside and might be best-suited playing on the edge of a 4-3 instead of a 3-4. He flashes as a run defender but I’m not huge on this pick in the pass rush department.

115 Chicago Bears: Joel Iyeigbuniwe, LB, Western Kentucky
The linebacker from Western Kentucky had a decent career stopping the run. He doesn’t flash as a stud in any one area but may help on special teams and filling in at linebacker.

116 Dallas Cowboys: Dorance Armstrong, DE, Kansas
This is a pick I like. Armstrong wasn’t used well his last year at Kansas but flashed his sophomore year. I want to see this guy get a chance in the NFL.

117 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
Whitehead is not your ideal pick here. He is small, and that hurts him playing at the line. He also isn’t as fast in space. I think the Bucs must have a special role for him in mind.

118 Baltimore Ravens: Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
This is an interesting pick by the Ravens. Averett was a very solid college player who did the job in coverage and was a willing run defender. Baltimore seems to love these Alabama players.

119 Los Angeles Chargers: Kyzir White, S, West Virginia
This is a good pick by the Chargers. White probably was a third rounder with his ability to stop the run and play in space. He could become a strong safety in the league.

120 Seattle Seahawks: Will Dissly, TE, Washington
I think the Seahawks will like this pick. He is a sure-handed receiver who can help you in the run blocking department. Seems like the type of guy who will do the job when called upon.

121 Buffalo Bills: Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State
This is a small school corner that there hasn’t been a lot written on. Johnson’s role will probably be to give his team depth as a slot corner.

122 Baltimore Ravens: Kenny Young, ILB, UCLA
It will be interesting to see how Young is used. Although his strength is not in the run defense department, he is a sure tackler and a good pass rusher. I could see him be moved to the edge in Baltimore’s 3-4.

123 Miami Dolphins: Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
There are two things that I know about this pick. One, Smythe is a good blocker. Two, he is good at the toe drag. He may begin his career coming in on running situations.

124 Kansas City Chiefs: Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M
Watts is strong in the run defense department, I just worry about him in coverage. He’s not big enough to be a hybrid guy. I think the hope is that he can become a special teams demon and a backup strong safety.

125 Philadelphia Eagles: Avonte Maddox, CB, Pittsburgh
I think this is too early to take Maddox here. Maddox is a ball-hawking corner who will rack up pass breakups and interceptions. The problem is that I don’t know if he can be relied on in coverage.

126 Atlanta Falcons: Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss
Smith excelled in a small conference. I would say his value is as a change of pace back who can help you in the passing department. He will be good on third downs because of his pass blocking as well.

127 New Orleans Saints: Rick Leonard, OT, Florida State
This is a tackle project who will probably start at the bottom of the roster and be a project for the Saints offensive line coach. I think this was still early to take him.

128 San Francisco 49ers: Kentavious Street, DE, NC State
Street tore his ACL while visiting the Giants before the draft. When he comes back, he will be a good run defender playing with his hand in the dirt. He also has some upside on special teams.

129 Jacksonville Jaguars: Will Richardson, OT, NC State
This is an interesting pick. Richardson has gotten himself into trouble a couple of times, but he can play tackle in the NFL.

130 Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State
The Eagles get good value here with Josh Sweat. He was a combine warrior that shows the ability to be a good pass rusher in this league. The concern with him in an injury where he snapped his leg bone.

131 Miami Dolphins: Kallen Ballage, RB, Arizona State
The Dolphins got a very good running back here. He ran in the 4.3s at his pro day and is a good sized back. I think he can be a very good rotational back in the Dolphins offense.

132 Baltimore Ravens: Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State
There are mixed feelings about this pick. Scott can put on the highlight reel catch, and that is why this is a good pick. I think he can develop into a solid #2 in the league.

133 Green Bay Packers: J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri
This is a solid receiver for the outside. He is 6’3 and that will help him with contested catches an in the red zone. The only things I worry about are his drops and his run blocking.

134 Arizona Cardinals: Chase Edmonds, RB, Fordham
This is a change of pace runner. I wouldn’t rely on him to block but he can come in on a committee and run to the outside with good burst.

135 Los Angeles Rams: John Franklin-Myers, DE, Stephen F. Austin
This is a player that is going to play behind a lot of talent on the Rams front. He is probably more of a bottom of the roster and developmental player coming in.

136 Carolina Panthers: Marquis Haynes, DE, Mississippi
This is probably more of a pass rushing specialist as Haynes lacks the bulk to be effective against the run. Will play on the edge of the Panthers 4-3 despite being a better fit for a 3-4.

137 Dallas Cowboys: Dalton Shultz, TE, Stanford
Shultz was a good run blocker during his career at Stanford but had a down year in 2017. He has improved as a pass catcher. His best trait in that department is his hands.


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