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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m. Changes in all 7 rounds.
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The order of this 2012 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2012 NFL Draft Order.

  1. Indianapolis Colts: T.Y. Hilton, WR/KR, Florida International
    Andrew Luck needs a receiver to throw to besides an aging Reggie Wayne and an injury-prone Austin Collie.


  2. Denver Broncos: DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
    The Broncos signed Tracy Porter this offseason, but they still need help at corner.

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Wilber, ILB, Wake Forest
    The Vikings have a huge hole at inside linebacker with E.J. Henderson moving on.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan State
    The Browns may spend two selections on receivers. They've shown interest in Keshawn Martin.

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State
    The Buccaneers desperately need linebacker help. Here's another player at the position.

    Pick change; previously Nigel Bradham, LB

  6. Washington Redskins: Philip Thomas, S, Syracuse
    The Redskins aren't actually planning to go into the 2012 season with Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty at safety, are they?

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
    I'm not saying it won't happen, but I'm getting the indication that the Jaguars won't be spending the No. 7 pick on Stephon Gilmore. They will, however, use a Round 2-4 selection on a cornerback because they have four expiring contracts at the position next spring. Derek Cox, Rashean Mathis, William Middleton and Ashton Youboty are ALL set to hit free agency in March 2013.

    Pick change; previously Marvin McNutt, WR

  8. Carolina Panthers: Bryan Anger, P, California
    The Panthers don't have a punter on the roster. Round 5 is a good time to add one.



  9. Buffalo Bills: Tank Carder, LB, TCU
    The Bills need one more linebacker to join Nick Barnett and Kelvin Sheppard in their 4-3 scheme.

    Tank Carder is running a Draft Diary for us. Click the link to check it out.

    Pick change; previously Michael Egnew, TE

  10. Miami Dolphins: Trevor Guyton, DE/DT, California
    The Dolphins could use some depth up front by adding a player who can be utilized in both the 4-3 and 3-4.

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Dan Herron, RB, Ohio State
    The Chiefs could use some running depth despite signing Peyton Hillis.

    Pick change; previously Bruce Irvin, DE/OLB

  12. Buffalo Bills: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
    The Bills will probably be looking for a developmental quarterback in the middle rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. Russell Wilson fits the system.

  13. Oakland Raiders: Jack Crawford, DE, Penn State
    The Raiders lost two pass-rushers this offseason in Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott. They'll need replacements.

  14. San Diego Chargers: T.J. Graham, WR, N.C. State
    The wide receiver position can be considered a need. Malcom Floyd is entering his contract year, while Robert Meachem is far from a proven commodity.

    Pick change; previously Asa Jackson, CB

  15. Chicago Bears: Tim Fugger, DE, Vanderbilt
    The Bears need some pass-rushing help across from Julius Peppers.

    Pick change; previously T.J. Graham, WR

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Malik Jackson, DE/DT, Tennessee
    The Cardinals don't really have any depth behind Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett.

  17. Dallas Cowboys: Kheeston Randall, DE/DT, Texas
    The Cowboys had the option of picking J.J. Watt at No. 9 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. They went with Tyron Smith, who has been great thus far, but they're hurting at the defensive end position as a consequence. Kenyon Coleman should not be starting anymore.

  18. Philadelphia Eagles: Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple
    The Eagles have a ton of picks. One might be used on a tight end to give the quarterback a bigger target in the red zone.

  19. New York Jets: Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Clemson
    The Jets need to counter the Patriots and all of their new receivers by bringing in some cornerback help. The corner position is really thin for New York; the team has nothing behind Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson because Donald Strickland is gone.

  20. Tennessee Titans: Joe Adams, WR/KR, Arkansas
    This isn't really a pressing need or anything, but the Titans could stand to bring in another weapon for Jake Locker.

    Pick change; previously Tim Fugger, DE



  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Janzen Jackson, S, McNeese State
    No one should be surprised if the Bengals pick Janzen Jackson in the middle rounds. He'd fill a huge need.

  22. Atlanta Falcons: Ben Jones, C, Georgia
    More offensive line help for the Falcons. They need a successor for Todd McClure, and they've shown a lot of interest in local product Ben Jones.

  23. Detroit Lions: Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
    The Lions can stick with their "best player available" strategy with Travis Lewis.

    Pick change; previously Alfonzo Dennard, CB

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
    The Steelers could lose Mike Wallace after this season, so here's some insurance.

  25. Cleveland Browns: Armond Armstead, DT, USC
    It wouldn't hurt to add some depth behind Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor.

    Pick change; previously Jack Crawford, DE

  26. Houston Texans: Akiem Hicks, NT, Canada
    The Texans could use some depth on their defensive line. Wade Phillips likes smaller nose tackles.

  27. New Orleans Saints: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
    The Saints lost Robert Meachem to the Chargers, so they may look at a receiver with one of their mid-round picks.

  28. Green Bay Packers: Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
    Assuming Ryan Grant doesn't return next year, the Packers will need help behind James Starks at running back.



  29. Baltimore Ravens: Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State
    Ricky Williams has retired, so he can now do everything he wasn't able to do during his playing career, like smoke weed and go on tours with crappy musicians. Oh wait...

  30. San Francisco 49ers: Michael Brewster, C/G, Ohio State
    Jonathan Goodwin was just a short-term solution at center. The 49ers should bring in some competition. Brewster can also play guard, so he could start in Adam Snyder's vacated spot until Goodwin is done in San Francisco.

  31. Cincinnati Bengals: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
    Considering their depth issues, the Bengals could easily draft two receivers this April. Dwight Jones has character concerns, but Cincinnati won't mind that.

  32. Cincinnati Bengals: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
    The Bengals could draft multiple cornerbacks this April. Do I need to tell you why they'd be interested in Alfonzo Dennard?

    Pick change; previously Cliff Harris, CB

  33. Oakland Raiders: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor
    The Raiders really need help at defensive tackle. Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, coincidentally, is one of the top players available.

  34. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
    Bryant McKinnie did a decent job at left tackle this year, but he'll be 33 in September, and with his skills eroding, he can't be counted on much longer.

  35. Indianapolis Colts: Jonathan Massaquoi, DE/OLB, Troy
    The Colts need some linebacker depth for their new 3-4 defense, both on the interior and exterior.



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bruce wayne 09-20-2011 07:32 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.49 (total posts: 6)
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i really wanna draft kirk cousins for the redskins but i think they will draft an offensive lineman in the first round to protect him. i think it will be riley reiff
hello? 09-20-2011 01:40 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 5)
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i've brought this up to you several times but your crush on Robert Lester's seven or eight ints last year is unreal. You listened to me once this year and swapped your safety picks in the 1st round from Lester to Barron like you should have. Now they are both in the 3rd?!(and you have the nerve to have them picked back to back with Barron coming in second again) Unless the average NFL GM IQ drops 50 points I can't see this happening. Barron did what Lester did in his soph. year and is in his third year helping LEAD annually one of the best defenses in the nation. Who do you think Lester takes his orders from on the field after Saban? That's right Mark Barron. Who was on the national championship team? That's right Mark Barron, not Robert Lester(although he will probably get his this year). THAT IS ALL. CONTINUE.
Apex_Assassin 09-20-2011 11:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx.154 (total posts: 2)
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Considering Carolina doesn't have a 3rd rd pick, they would be better off to take Kirkpatrick in rd 1 & Broyles in rd 2 if the draft played out like this. I wouldnt be suprised to see them reach for DT Forston in the 2nd though. They did it last year & are still severely lacking depth at the position. They have allowed 28 & 30 in the first 2 games. Rivera is a defensive coach & knows his defense must improve. It is a passing league & I want the best CB, especially considering his size, speed & pedigree. Capt Munnerlyn is a nickel & Gamble is not a #1. Taking Kirkpatrick kills 2 birds with one stone.
hgm 09-20-2011 10:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx.209 (total posts: 1)
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no way niners will take another young QB in early rounds if O-line can
J. 09-20-2011 03:31 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.86 (total posts: 1)
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Who said no one knew who Russel Wilson was until now?

The dude was a former All-ACC First Team QB.

This is nothing new.
lions4real 09-20-2011 01:20 am xxx.xxx.xxx.217 (total posts: 1)
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I don't mind the draft you have but I'm actually thinking center round one. Brewster is my pick simply because Doms going to be 33 and in his finally year. IMO Brewster is an instant upgrade and has started since he was a freshman. Another reason is he's 6'4 over 300lbs and jones reminds me too much of what we have already an undersized weak lineman. In rd 2 if we could land a claiborn from LSU that would exeptionl. Obviously detroit would have to move up day 2 to get him. In rd 3 bpa or olineman.
Nick 09-20-2011 12:02 am xxx.xxx.xxx.108 (total posts: 2)
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Browns fan...and I like their picks. But I don't think they'll be picking second overall. Thier schedule is so easy that won't happen. No Steelers or Ravens until week 13.
Connor P 09-19-2011 07:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.156 (total posts: 70)
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I like the Browns picks, however here are the picks I think the Bengals will make:
1. Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
2. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
3. Robert Lester, S, Alabama
4. LB or OL
Justin 09-19-2011 06:56 pm xxx.xxx.xxx47.4 (total posts: 2)
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What happened to Greg Reid?
iCARNACKi 09-19-2011 12:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.142 (total posts: 1)
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Mark Barron and Nate Potter dropping to the 3rd round? Really?!

I can see the need for the Browns to get a penetrator at DT but I think it would be a massive mistake to target one in the first two rounds when there are far more pressing needs... LB, DE and potentially QB.

Rubin & Taylor are both good players and Taylor has even shown glimpses of being able to wreak havoc in the backfield. Could they do with a pass rushing DT? Yes. Is it a priority? No way.

Chase Minnifield is my favorite CB in the draft, if he drops to the 2nd round, I'd be very surprised.

Ryan Lindley?
jack sprat 09-19-2011 07:57 am xxx.xxx.xxx.130 (total posts: 1)
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I like Ben Jones to Detroit. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they have him back-up both OG and C for a year. Dom's a team guy, a leader, and a guy who's lasted this long mostly on smarts and hard work. He's likely to understand and appreciate the opportunity to build a bridge to the team's future successes.
Jordan k 09-19-2011 07:50 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.75 (total posts: 5)
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Hey zach brown I want him and Brandon Thompson on the giants we need a te Wr ol mlb
Nick 09-19-2011 04:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx.215 (total posts: 1)
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David, this is nothing racist. Think about what you just said. Why didn't people know about cam newton and collin caepernik until the end of the season. um a juco kid and the nevada qb. RG3 is good, but he is not first or second round talent yet. he will stay for his senior year. and as for Wilson, i love watching him play. and he may become a first or second round pick. but no one know where he came from, all of a sudden he's on wisconsin and having great stats. this is early season, and those qb's stated in this mock are seasoned vets at their schools. they also were thought highly of last year with great size. no suprises, they were good enough for the draft but stayed.early mocks aren't perfect, and if the word was law then we'd see many more bust go through than already. I mean you don't hear me screaming that there isn't a singal white runningback or reciever i can recall from the list. it is what it is. both make great qb's but positions do have a flow to them for a majority. Again no reason to throw out a racism card just to do it.
David 09-19-2011 12:33 am xxx.xxx.xxx.105 (total posts: 4)
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Funny how all these mock drafts in September contain only QBs of certain color in the first 2 rounds but when actual season is over, there are Cam Newtons, Collin Caeperniks also reach towards the top and some big names fall off. These mock drafts are based on hope and wishful thinking than actual reality. Landry Jones will never be a first round pick! How come there is no mention of Robert Griffin 3, Russell Wilson !
Nateyb24 09-18-2011 09:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx28.7 (total posts: 3)
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Yes please! Suck for Luck Seahawks that should be our mission this year. Next Arron Rodgers imo without the NFL stats to back it up.





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