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NFL Draft 2012 Round 4 Results: Kirk Cousins, Joe Adams Among Picks

Posted: 04/28/2012 2:17 pm Updated: 04/28/2012 2:30 pm

Kirk Cousins
Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Keith Nichol during the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2, 2012.

Every round of the NFL Draft usually has a standout pick. Sometimes that pick is a player who has fallen much further than expected. In other rounds, it's a player that many believe was taken too high (cough.. Bruce Irvin.. cough).

The third day didn't disappoint, as the fourth round started off with a surprise. Just two days after seemingly anointing Robert Griffin III as the face of the franchise, the Washington Redskins picked another quarterback.

Before the draft, the Redskins paid a heavy price to trade up in order to select RG3 with the No. 2 overall selection. So everyone was caught off guard when they became first team since 1989 to spend two picks in the first four rounds on quarterbacks. Will there be a quarterback controversy in the national's capital? ESPN's Ron Jaworski certainly thinks so, saying during the television broadcast that the Redskins caused more problems than they solved.

Other notable selections in the fourth round were Joe Adams of Arkansas -- selected by Carolina at No. 104 overall -- who happened to pull off one of the best highlights of the 2011 season. Denver picked up a blocker for new quarterback Peyton Manning with center Phillip Blake out of Baylor and the Bills stuck to defense again by taking linebacker Nigel Bradham out of Florida State.

Scroll down to check out the full list of picks from the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

More results: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3.

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  • No. 96 Chris Givens (WR, Wake Forest) - St. Louis Rams

  • No. 97 Lamar Miller (RB, Miami) - Miami Dolphins

    Via trade with 49ers.

  • No. 98 Gino Gradkowski (G, Delaware) - Baltimore Ravens

    Via trade with Buccaneers.

  • No. 99 Ben Jones (C, Georgia) - Houston Texans

    Via trade with Eagles.

  • No. 100 Travis Benjamin (WR, Miami) - Cleveland Browns

  • No. 101 Omar Bolden (CB, Arizona St.) - Denver Broncos

    Via trade with Buccaneers.

  • No. 102 Kirk Cousins (QB, MSU) - Washington Redskins

  • No. 103 Frank Alexander (DE, Oklahoma) - Carolina Panthers

  • No. 104 Joe Adams (WR, Arkansas) - Carolina Panthers

  • 105. Nigel Bradham (OLD, Florida St.) - Buffalo Bills

  • No. 106 Robert Turbin (RB, Utah St.) - Seattle Seahawks

  • No. 107 Devon Wylie (WR, Fresno St.) - Kansas City Chiefs

  • No. 108 Phillip Blake (C, Baylor) - Denver Broncos

    Via trade with Jets.

  • No. 109 Alameda Ta'Amu (DT, Washington) - Pittsburgh Steelers

  • No. 110 Ladarius Green (TE, La. Lafayette) - San Diego Chargers

  • No. 111 Evan Rodriguez (FB, Temple) - Chicago Bears

  • No. 112 Bobby Massie (OT, Miss St.) - Arizona Cardinals

  • No. 113 Kyle Wilber (OLB, Wake Forest) - Dallas Cowboys

  • No. 114 Jaye Howard (DT, Florida) - Seattle Seahawks

  • No. 115 Coty Sensabaugh (CB, Clemson) - Tennessee Titans

  • No. 116 Orson Charles (TE, Georgia) - Cincinnati Bengals

  • No. 117 Joe Looney (OG, Wake Forest) - San Francisco 49ers

    Via trade with Lions.

  • No. 118 Jarius Wright (WR, Arkansas) - Minnesota Vikings

  • No. 119 Keenan Robinson (OLB, Texas) - Washington Redskins

    Via trade with Steelers.

  • No. 120 James-Michael Johnson (ILB, Nevada) - Cleveland Browns

    Via trade with Broncos.

  • No. 121 Keshawn Martin (WR, MSU) - Houston Texans

  • No. 122 Nick Toon (WR, Wisconsin) - New Orleans Saints

  • No. 123 Brandon Boykin (CB, Georgia) - Philadelphia Eagles

    Via trade with Packers.

  • No. 124 Ron Brooks (CB, LSU) - Detroit Lions

    Via trade with Ravens.

  • No. 125 Ronnell Lewis (OLB, Oklahoma) - Detroit Lions

    Via trade with 49ers.

  • No. 126 Jared Crick (DT, Nebraska) - Houston Texans

    Via trade with Patriots through Broncos and Buccaneers.

  • No. 127 Adrien Robinson (TE, Cincinnati) - New York Giants

  • No. 128 Rhett Ellison (FB, USC) - Minnesota Vikings

    Compensatory selection

  • No. 129 Miles Burris (OLB, SDSU) - Oakland Raiders

    Compensatory selection

  • No. 130 Christian Thompson (S, S. Carolina St. ) - Baltimore Ravens

    Compensatory selection

  • No. 131 Brandon Mosley (OT, Auburn) - New York Giants

    Compensatory selection

  • No. 132 Mike Daniels (DT, Iowa) - Green Bay Packers

    Compensatory selection

  • No. 133 Jeron McMillian (S, Maine) - Green Bay Packers

    Compensatory Selection

  • No. 134 Greg Childs (WR, Arkansas) - Minnesota Vikings

    Compensatory selection

  • No. 135 Matt Johnson (S, Eastern Washington) - Dallas Cowboys

    Compensatory Selection


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