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2015 NFL Draft: Round 4 Mock Draft Update

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Minnesota's David Cobb is among the running backs projected to be fourth-round picks. (Photo: Jesse Johnson — USA Today Sports)

Minnesota’s David Cobb is among the running backs projected to be fourth-round picks. (Photo: Jesse Johnson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

WARNING: You should probably take the following projections with a grain of salt. After going zero-for-67 on my Day 2 mock draft projections yesterday, I must admit that it is very possible none of the following projections will actually happen.

Nonetheless, we might as well have some fun with Saturday, the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft, getting set to begin. So without further adieu, here are my best-guess predictions on what could happen—taking into account my previous projections, which players are still left on the board and what needs teams have already addressed—in Round 4.

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2015 NFL Combine Notebook, Day 6: Trae Waynes Makes Case as No. 1 Cornerback

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Trae Waynes was the fastest cornerback at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, and he'll probably also be the fastest off the board in the 2015 NFL Draft. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

Trae Waynes was the fastest cornerback at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, and he’ll probably also be the fastest off the board in the 2015 NFL Draft. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine came to a close Monday as two groups of defensive backs took the field to show their speed, leaping ability, movement skills and ball skills as they went through a variety of tests and drills on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

As expected, there was some elite-level speed on display as three cornerbacks completed the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds. Among those speedsters was Michigan State’s Trae Waynes, who ran the fastest 40 time at 4.31 seconds and likely secured his status as the No. 1 cornerback to be drafted in April.

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2015 Senior Bowl Day 3 Report: Practice Notes and Player Quotes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Thursday was the final day of practices in front of NFL scouts for the 2015 Senior Bowl teams. (Photo: Dan Hope)

Thursday was the final day of practices in front of NFL scouts for the 2015 Senior Bowl teams. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The North and South teams returned to Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Thursday for one final day of Senior Bowl practice, and essentially the players’ final chances to make a good impression or change negative perceptions about them, as most NFL scouts, coaches and personnel executives will have left town long before the game is played on Saturday.

Many of Thursday’s standouts, including USC linebacker Hayes Pullard and Miami tight end Clive Walford, had already performed well on Tuesday and Wednesday and simply furthered their draft stock rises by capping off fantastic weeks. On the other end of the spectrum, Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson and East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden were among those who failed to take advantage of their opportunities to elevate their draft stocks.

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2015 Senior Bowl Day 1 Report: Practice Notes, Player Quotes and Weigh-in Results

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
The Senior Bowl kicked off Monday with practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (pictured) and Fairhope Municipal Stadium. (Photo: Dan Hope)

The Senior Bowl kicked off Monday with practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (pictured) and Fairhope Municipal Stadium. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Within the sprint that is the new Senior Bowl schedule, as players have just three days of practices to learn new concepts and impress NFL scouts and coaches, Tuesday is the marathon. From early morning weigh-ins to media night, and practices in between, there were numerous opportunities to get a closer look at each player participating in this year’s game.

The second and third days of practice will be more intense than Tuesday’s opening sessions, as both days will feature players in full pads, but the new, condensed schedule leaves no time for players to waste making an impression, so the first day of practices was certainly an important one.

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25 Standouts, 13 Disappointments from 2015 East-West Shrine Game

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Za'Darius Smith stood out among his peers in this year's Shrine Game. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

Za’Darius Smith stood out among his peers in this year’s Shrine Game. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

After a week of eye-opening practices in St. Petersburg, East-West Shrine Game week concluded Saturday with the game itself, as more than 100 senior prospects for the 2015 NFL draft got a chance to showcase their skills in front of league scouts.

The game is actually assigned less value than the practices, as the vast majority of NFL team representatives left town after Day 3 of practice on Wednesday, but it was one more opportunity for the players who participated this week to make an impression. So while we’re not doing a separate set for notes for gameday, the performances from Saturday’s contest have been factored into the following breakdown of the week’s best and worst.

The following rankings do not necessarily reflect how the players will actually be ranked on draft boards, but are indicative of which players did the most to make themselves money this week.

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