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2012 NFL Draft: Round 4

2012 NFL Draft - April 26th, 2012 @ 7:00 PM through April 28th, 2012, in New York, NY
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Round 4

96 St. Louis Chris Givens* WR Wake Forest 6' 1" 200
DraftSite's comments:Very productive wide receiver at Wake Forest who might end up better than their second round pick Brian Quick.
97 Miami Trade Icon Lamar Miller** RB Miami 5' 11" 210
DraftSite's comments:Miami is finally loving the Miami guys, taking their second one in this draft. Lamar Miller gives the Dolphins a great alternative to Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush, although not much variability.
98 Baltimore Trade Icon Gino Gradkowski OC Delaware 6' 4" 294
DraftSite's comments:Baltimore needed a long-term center, and time will tell if Gradkowski can be that for them, but he will at least be a serviceable guard in the meantime.
99 Houston Trade Icon Ben Jones OC Georgia 6' 3" 300
DraftSite's comments:Center didn't seem to be as big of a need once the Texans re-signed Chris Myers, but they got one of the best ones in the draft in Ben Jones.
100 Cleveland Travis Benjamin WR Miami 5' 10" 175
DraftSite's comments:Cleveland needed another wide receiver and they got a fast, athletic one from Miami, although many might say Tommy Streeter was the better prospect from the school. His production wasn't great in college, but his quarterback situation was always in flux, so he'll adjust to Cleveland quite well.
101 Denver Trade Icon Omar Bolden CB Arizona State 5' 10" 195
DraftSite's comments:Denver needed some cornerback depth, and if Bolden could prove he's fully back from injury, the Broncos will have found a great long-term answer.
102 Washington Kirk Cousins QB Michigan State 6' 3" 202
DraftSite's comments:Washington wanted a strong backup for Robert Griffin III, especially since his running style makes him prone to injuries. Cousins show extremely strong leadership and poise at Michigan State, and has the qualities necessary to be successful if he ever gets a starting opportunity.
103 Carolina Trade Icon Frank Alexander DE Oklahoma 6' 4" 259
DraftSite's comments:Frank Alexander started off the year for Oklahoma very strong, and has a great motor and good size for a defensive end. He immediately upgrades Carolina's pass rush, one that is looking for another consistent long-term starter opposite Charles Johnson.
104 Carolina Joe Adams WR Arkansas 5' 11" 182
DraftSite's comments:Carolina might have gotten Steve Smith Jr. with this pick, and it was well needed with not too many receivers stepping up consistently.
105 Buffalo Nigel Bradham ILB Florida State 6' 2" 235
DraftSite's comments:Buffalo needed a linebacker, and they got Bradham, one of the best in the ACC, to play either inside or out, along with last year's standout rookie Kelvin Sheppard.
106 Seattle Robert Turbin* RB Utah State 5' 10" 202
DraftSite's comments:Seattle picked up some strong depth for behind Marshawn Lynch, and potential long-term replacement in Turbin. He was one of the most productive runners in the country last year with 1500 yards and 19 touchdowns, and he now joins a team that drafted one of the only other Utah State players drafted this decade.
107 Kansas City Devon Wylie WR Fresno State 5' 9" 185
DraftSite's comments:Small wide receiver who's workouts were probably better than his production at Fresno State. Wylie gives Kansas City a great option at slot receiver behind Bowe, Baldwin, and Breaston, and a solid return man on special teams.
108 Denver Trade Icon Philip Blake OC Baylor 6' 3" 315
DraftSite's comments:Blake gives Denver a solid option behind or next to J.D. Walton at center, for an offense that is undergoing a lot of changes and will need to protect their quarterback with their life.
109 Pittsburgh Trade Icon Alameda Ta'amu DT Washington 6' 3" 348
DraftSite's comments:DraftSite had Ta'amu consistently being drafted by the Steelers in our mock drafts, as we thought he would be a perfect fit for a team that needs a long-term answer at nose tackle. Clearly, Pittsburgh felt the same way, and got him later than they probably thought he'd be available.
110 San Diego Ladarius Green TE Louisiana-Lafayette 6' 6" 229
DraftSite's comments:San Diego needs a potential replacement for Antonio Gates, as injuries and age are starting told hold him down. Green is a dynamic pass-catcher who will give the Chargers another down-field option for Philip Rivers.
111 Chicago Evan Rodriguez TE Temple 6' 3" 250
DraftSite's comments:Chicago is another team that needs a starting tight end, and Evan Rodriguez will be able to come in and compete with Kellen Davis.
112 Arizona Bobby Massie* OT Mississippi 6' 6" 318
DraftSite's comments:Arizona got a potential much-needed starting left or right tackle in the 4th round, when many thought he might go in the second. He came out a year early from Ole Miss thinking he was ready, but apparently teams did not think that was the case.
113 Dallas Kyle Wilber DE Wake Forest 6' 5" 235
DraftSite's comments:Wilber is a similar player to Tyrone Crawford who Dallas drafted in the 3rd round, and gives them another potential pass rusher or lineman.
114 Seattle Trade Icon Jaye Howard DT Florida 6' 3" 295
DraftSite's comments:Seattle got a little more depth on their defensive line with productive lineman Jaye Howard. Howard got into the backfield often at Florida and should fit in nicely with Seattle's big defensive linemen.
115 Tennessee Coty Sensabaugh CB Clemson 6' 0" 185
DraftSite's comments:Coty has NFL pedigree and a great skill-set at cornerback. He brings depth to a Tennessee team that just lost their best corner to free agency.
116 Cincinnati Orson Charles* TE Georgia 6' 3" 241
DraftSite's comments:Orson Charles is another on a long list of underclassmen this draft who came out too early and hurt themselves. However, he is a great pass catcher and along with Jermaine Gresham gives Andy Dalton two great tight end weapons to throw to and protect him.
117 San Francisco Trade Icon Joe Looney OG Wake Forest 6' 3" 298
DraftSite's comments:San Francisco needed another interior lineman opposite Mike Iupati and Looney was a great run blocker for Wake Forest.
118 Minnesota Trade Icon Jarius Wright WR Arkansas 5' 10" 180
DraftSite's comments:One of the most productive all-purpose runners in the country, Jarius Wright gives Minnesota a valuable slot receiver and return man.
119 Washington Trade Icon Keenan Robinson ILB Texas 6' 3" 232
DraftSite's comments:Washington has Perry Riley and London Fletcher at inside linebacker, but Fletcher can't have too many years left, so Keenan Robinson gives the Redskins a solid long-term answer inside.
120 Cleveland Trade Icon James-Michael Johnson ILB Nevada 6' 2" 240
DraftSite's comments:Cleveland needs some outside linebackers to play next to D'Qwell Jackson, and Johnson, who was one of the best linebackers in the WAC and country, could step in and play right away.
121 Houston Keshawn Martin WR Michigan State 5' 11" 185
DraftSite's comments:Martin is an explosive wide receiver from Michigan State, who along with DeVier Posey give the Texans great depth at the wide receiver position behind Andre Johnson.
122 New Orleans Nick Toon WR Wisconsin 6' 3" 212
DraftSite's comments:For a team that lost Robert Meachum, Nick Toon gives them a great fill-in replacement and punt returner.
123 Philadelphia Trade Icon Brandon Boykin CB Georgia 5' 10" 185
DraftSite's comments:Philadelphia got a perfect nickel corner for their defense to play with Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie, and guard the opposing inside slot receiver. Boykin offers them a great punt returner as well.
124 Buffalo Trade Icon Ron Brooks S LSU 6' 0" 179
DraftSite's comments:Another combo secondary player for a Buffalo team who wants no shortage of players there.
125 Detroit Trade Icon Ronnell Lewis* OLB Oklahoma 6' 2" 234
DraftSite's comments:The Lions needed some linebacker help and got one of the better outside linebacker prospects in the draft in Ronnell Lewis.
126 Houston Trade Icon Jared Crick DT Nebraska 6' 6" 285
DraftSite's comments:Houston's defense was much improved last year with the addition of J.J. Watt to their defensive line, but they just hit gold getting Jared Crick in the 4th round. He is the perfect player for a DE position in a 3-4 defense and will be ready to jump in when Antonio Smith is done.
127 NY Giants Adrien Robinson TE Cincinnati 6' 4" 264
DraftSite's comments:With Martellus Bennett and Travis Beckum on the roster as pass catching tight ends, the Giants just got a good blocking tight end to mix in.
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Minnesota Rhett Ellison TE USC 6' 5" 245
DraftSite's comments:Minnesota got a combo tight end/fullback who has yet to reach his potential.
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Oakland Miles Burris ILB San Diego State 6' 3" 240
DraftSite's comments:Oakland gets a serviceable linebacker to mix in wiht Rolando McCalin, Philip Wheeler, and Aaron Curry.
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Baltimore Christian Thompson S South Carolina State 6' 1" 220
DraftSite's comments:Baltimore needs to start stockpiling replacements for Ed Reed, but their hoping Thompson can at least replace Zibikowski.
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NY Giants Brandon Mosley OT Auburn 6' 5" 305
DraftSite's comments:Giants get a much needed tackle who could come in and play the right side early on.
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Green Bay Mike Daniels DT Iowa 6' 1" 275
DraftSite's comments:Green Bay continues to stockpile their defensive line with another strong brawler from Iowa.
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Green Bay Jerron McMillian S Maine 5' 11" 203
DraftSite's comments:Jerron McMillian wasn't well known by the public until the combine, but he earned his spot as a draft pick, and provides Green Bay with some solid depth.
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Minnesota Greg Childs WR Arkansas 6' 3" 217
DraftSite's comments:Greg Childs can come in and be a valuable second or third receiver for the Vikings, as well as a dynamic punt returner.
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Dallas Matt Johnson S Eastern Washington 6' 0" 211
DraftSite's comments:While many thought Dallas was going to go after a safety early on, they started to address that need here with Matt Johnson, a productive winner at Eastern Washington.

Player Rankings from User Mock Drafts

Player Pos. Avg. Rank
Andrew Luck QB
1
Robert Griffin III QB
2
Matt Kalil OT
3.33
Trent Richardson RB
4.28
Morris Claiborne CB
4.93
Justin Blackmon WR
5.8
Ryan Tannehill QB
10.23
Quinton Coples DE
10.5
Riley Reiff OT
11.13
Michael Floyd WR
12
Luke Kuechly ILB
12.03
David DeCastro OG
12.08
Dontari Poe DT
14.88
Melvin Ingram DE
14.88
Fletcher Cox DT
15.7
Dre' Kirkpatrick CB
17.05
Mark Barron S
17.75
Stephon Gilmore CB
17.88
Jonathan Martin OT
19.03
Cordy Glenn OG
19.98
Michael Brockers DT
22.2
Nick Perry DE
23.13
Whitney Mercilus DE
23.13
Courtney Upshaw DE
23.5
Janoris Jenkins CB
27.68
Zach Brown OLB
28.53
Chandler Jones DE
30.75
Mike Adams OT
31.23
Kendall Wright WR
31.25
Jerel Worthy DT
31.48
Andre Branch DE
33.08
Devon Still DT
33.33
Alshon Jeffery WR
35.53
Josh Robinson CB
35.63
Stephen Hill WR
35.68
Dont'a Hightower OLB
37.25
Lamar Miller RB
39.7
Brandon Thompson DT
40.18
David Wilson RB
40.8
Jayron Hosley CB
41.83
Kendall Reyes DT
42.63
Peter Konz OC
43.08
Coby Fleener TE
43.85
Mohamed Sanu WR
43.9
Lavonte David ILB
45.1
Bobby Massie OT
46.38
Jared Crick DT
48.18
Rueben Randle WR
48.88
Vinny Curry DE
49.25
Bruce Irvin DE
51.2

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* = Junior; ** = Sophomore; *** = Freshman