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The Lions selected Jalen Reeves-Maybin in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 124th overall.

Impact

Detroit continued to address its issues at linebacker Saturday by going after Reeves-Maybin. He came into the year as a potential Day 2 selection after a strong junior season that saw him rack up 105 total tackles and 14.0 tackles for loss. However, Reeves-Maybin had a season-ending shoulder injury early in his senior year and reportedly had a shaky pro day. If Reeves-Maybin is able to recapture his 2015 form, he'll end up being a nice value pick for the Lions in the fourth round.

The Ravens selected Nico Siragusa in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 122nd overall.

Impact

After addressing the defense with their first four picks, the Ravens finally went to the other side of the ball with their first selection of Day 3. The Ravens have needs along the line with the departures of Ricky Wagner and Jeremy Zuttah in the offseason. Siragusa projects as a guard, but he could transition to center to fill the spot left by Zuttah.

The 49ers selected Joe Williams in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 121st overall.

Impact

Williams is a strange case. After retiring three weeks into the 2016 season at Utah, he returned to the team in October and went berserk. In just seven games, he ran for 1,332 yards (7.1 YPC) and 10 touchdowns, showing skills he never had earlier in his career. At 5-foot-11, 210 pounds, Williams showed well at the Combine with a 4.41-second 40-yard dash and 125-inch broad jump. If Carlos Hyde's injury issues persist, Williams could find himself getting snaps as a rookie.

The Vikings selected Ben Gedeon in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 120th overall.

Impact

Gedeon is a classic hard-nosed middle linebacker who racked up 94 tackles for Michigan in his lone season as a starter in 2016. He also showed an ability to cause havoc in the backfield with 15.0 tackles for loss. Athletically, he checks all the boxes with above-average scores relative to his position in all of his Combine tests. Gedeon will likely start out as a depth option at middle or weakside linebacker.

The Bears selected Tarik Cohen in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Impact

Cohen was an extremely productive player at North Carolina A&T, but his upside in the NFL is limited. At 5-foot-6, 179 pounds, Cohen is prohibitively small and his athletic metrics (4.42-second 40, 7.22-second three-cone) imply that he won't overcome the fact. He will likely be limited to special teams work.

The Eagles selected Mack Hollins in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 118th overall.

Impact

The former walk-on at North Carolina was on his way to an impressive senior season in Chapel Hill before his campaign was cut short due to a collarbone injury. A big-play threat, he averaged 19.3 yards per reception in 2016 after toasting opposing defenses for 24.8 YPR as a junior. At 6-foot-4, 210, Hollins is a big-bodied receiver that can get behind the defense and cause problems in the red zone. Unfortunately, the Eagles' emphasis on adding established receivers in the offseason likely means that Hollins will be limited to special teams early in his career. Still, Hollins has intriguing traits and could become a deep threat as he develops.

Kapri Bibbs was traded to the 49ers along with a fifth-round draft choice on Saturday in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Undrafted in 2014, Bibbs has spent the last three years with the Broncos, spending considerable time on the practice squad for two seasons before making the 53-man roster in 2016. Bibbs appeared in 12 games last season, carrying 29 times for 129 yards. He's expected to compete with DuJuan Harris, Mike Davis, Tim Hightower and Joe Williams for backup carries behind Carlos Hyde.

The Rams selected Josh Reynolds in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 117th overall.

Impact

This is a very nice pick for the Rams. Reynolds is thin at 6-foot-3, 194 pounds, but he's a skilled jump-ball target who consistently produced at a high level in a crowded wideout rotation at Texas A&M. He finished his three-year stint with 164 catches for 2,788 yards and 30 touchdowns. Reynolds rounded out his prospect profile with a fine showing at the Combine with a 4.52-second 40, 37-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump, and 6.83-second three-cone drill. Reynolds compares favorably to Robby Anderson and is arguably a better prospect than third-round Rams pick Cooper Kupp.

The Bengals selected Carl Lawson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 116th overall.

Impact

Cincinnati is emphasizing generating a pass rush along its front four by adding Lawson and Jordan Willis early in the draft. Lawson racked up 9.5 sacks and 14.0 tackles for loss in his final season on The Plains before heading to the NFL. There are some durability concerns with Lawson, as Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan reports that persistent knee issues raise questions regarding his longevity. Still, if Lawson can stay on the field, he'll be able to get to the quarterback.

The Cardinals selected Dorian Johnson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 115th overall.

Impact

Johnson is a former top recruit who was one of the top guards in the country over the last few years. Johnson lacks quickness but has a huge reach and good linear explosiveness. NFL Network's Mike Mayock speculated on-air that Johnson may have fallen this far due to teams detecting a liver condition during medical checks. If he's healthy enough to play, Johnson profiles as an eventual starter for Arizona.

The Redskins selected Samaje Perine in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 114th overall.

Impact

This is an excellent landing spot for Perine, who left Oklahoma as the school's all-time leading rusher. He's a big, physical back with a thick frame (5-foot-11, 233) who'll hold up at the next level. He's not a burner by any means with a 4.65 40-yard dash at the Combine, but Perine possesses excellent vision and can do damage once he reaches the second level. Washington's lack of a clear-cut No.1 running back means that Perine could push for playing time early in his career.

Eddie Jackson was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 112th overall.

Impact

The former Alabama safety suffered a broken leg in his senior season, which caused him to miss the final seven games of the season. When healthy, Jackson had some issues in coverage and he was occasionally iffy in terms of tackling in open space. Still, Jackson comes from a strong background as a leader in the back end of the Alabama defense for his final three seasons. He'll likely see the field primarily as a special teamer early in his career and he'll add depth at free safety behind Adrian Amos.

The Chargers selected Rayshawn Jenkins in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 113th overall.

Impact

Jenkins was a steady but not especially flashy contributor at Miami, but his athletic profile implies good upside at the NFL level. At 6-foot-1, 214 pounds, he ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and posted a 128-inch broad jump at the Combine.

The Seahawks selected Tedric Thompson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 111th overall.

Impact

Thompson is less athletic than most players the Seahawks target, but he earned a high grade from them anyway thanks to his production. Thompson played safety for a Colorado pass defense that dominated in 2016, and Thompson picked off seven passes in the process. He and Delano Hill give Seattle options at safety.

The Jaguars selected Dede Westbrook in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 110th overall.

Impact

Westbrook (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) is a small but explosive wideout who was extremely productive for Oklahoma in 2016, turning 108 targets into 1,524 yards and 17 touchdowns. His upside might be limited by his slight frame and advanced age (he'll turn 24 in November), but Westbrook should be a good deep threat specialist at the least. With Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns ahead of him, Westbrook is unlikely to make a fantasy impact in the near future.

The Vikings selected Jaleel Johnson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 109th overall.

Impact

Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.

The Packers selected Vince Biegel in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 108th overall.

Impact

Biegel is a versatile linebacker with the ability to play inside or out in a 3-4 scheme. He profiles as a starter for Green Bay in the near future after starting three years at Wisconsin. While Biegel should be a good player for Green Bay either way, playing outside would limit his IDP upside.

James O'Shaughnessy was traded to the Patriots on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

The Chiefs and Patriots worked out a deal that sent O'Shaughnessy and a sixth-round pick to New England to acquire pick No. 183 at the end of the fifth round. O'Shaugnessy does not offer much as a receiver with eight career catches over his first two seasons, but he should be a serviceable blocking tight end in run-heavy formations. Ultimately, he'll compete with Matt Lengel, Michael Williams and Rob Housler for the third spot on the Patriots' TE depth chart behind Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen, but the fact that the team traded for O'Shaughnessy suggests that he'll probably stick.

The Patriots exercised Brandin Cooks' fifth-year option Saturday, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.

Impact

Cooks will be in New England through at least the end of the 2018 season with Saturday's announcement. He racked up 162 receptions for 2,311 yards in his final two seasons in New Orleans and chipped in 11 plays of 40 or more yards in that span. Cooks adds a vertical dimension to the Patriots' offense that they have not had in quite some time and if he's able to mesh with QB Tom Brady, he'll be one of the biggest bargains in the league in 2018.

Randy Gregory (suspension) tested positive for marijuana on a drug test administered back in February, K.D. Drummond of USA Today reports.

Impact

This marks Gregory's seventh failed drug test since entering the league in 2015. He's already serving a one-year ban as a result of a different failed drug test, so this development further complicates his path back to getting on the field for the Cowboys. Per TMZ's reports, people close to Gregory believe that his NFL career could be over. Gregory's situation moving forward should become clearer once the NFL decides on a course of action for his most recent transgression.