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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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Vincent 09-16-2011 08:34 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.218 (total posts: 2)
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As a Giants fan: as much as Reese is a BPA guy, I don't think there's any way our first round pick is anything other than a linebacker, offensive lineman or wide receiver. (This is, of course, barring a catastrophic season which results in everyone getting fired.)
Aj 09-16-2011 04:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.116 (total posts: 11)
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Poor Kellen Moore. If he was 3 inches taller he would be a first round prospect
DKW 09-16-2011 01:51 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.102 (total posts: 1)
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If Cyrus Gray isn't in the first round I'll be shocked. He has a great power/speed combo and showed it against Texas last year.
AC 09-16-2011 01:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.51 (total posts: 1)
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While I'm not complaining about it....it's pretty laughable to see the Browns go not only DL on the first two picks in first round but defense through the first three rounds...

Additionally, I can see the Browns getting the first overall pick. Question is, if so, are they trading or keeping Luck?
Fred 09-16-2011 01:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.38 (total posts: 1)
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I have a hard time seeing the Browns go DL on both their first round picks. The just drafted Sheard and Taylor in the 2011 draft, and have other needs like LB, WR and the right side of the OL.
Sciz 09-16-2011 01:05 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.73 (total posts: 1)
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Pats should be set at guard for the future with Mankins and Cannon. They really need a center though.
@Tim 09-16-2011 11:16 am xxx.xxx.xxx.249 (total posts: 2)
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In case the first 366 thumbs up didn't convince you. Yes, do that deal. From a Colts fan, the question now isn't whether Peyton plays again this year... it's whether he plays next year.
haazer 09-16-2011 10:23 am xxx.xxx.xxx25.5 (total posts: 1)
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You know nothing about the broncos. If a quality QB is there broncos take him,hands down.
Elway is running the show not fox.
DevilDawg78 09-16-2011 09:52 am xxx.xxx.xxx.128 (total posts: 2)
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I think the Browns take Floyd from ND with their 2nd 1st round pick.
DevilDawg78 09-16-2011 09:49 am xxx.xxx.xxx.128 (total posts: 2)
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No way the Browns spend a 1st round pick on an interior d-lineman. The just signed Rubin to a 3 year extension and drafted Taylor in round 1 in 2011. Browns will draft b.p.a. in one of the following positions CB, S, LB, OT, WR. They need to replace Sheldon Brown so I think Minnifield was a good projection. Burfict would replace Jackson at MLB and maybe they could bounce Jackson to WLB.
guest 09-16-2011 09:14 am xxx.xxx.xxx6.40 (total posts: 1)
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where is Peter konz by the end of the season he will be the best center in the country he is 6'6 315 and he can pull how is he not on your list
tom 09-16-2011 08:57 am xxx.xxx.xxx.138 (total posts: 3)
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I like your picks for the Packers. The rich get richer?
Andrew 09-16-2011 08:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx.177 (total posts: 1)
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The 49ers aren't starting Madieu Williams at FS. The only reason he started against Seattle is because of injuries to Dashon Goldson and Reggie Smith. Normally he is our 4th safety on the depth chart. Just FYI.
Adam 09-16-2011 06:27 am xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 1)
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The Browns just extended ahytuba Rubin's contract for 3 years.. they like him as a DT w/ Phil Taylor. I doubt they go DT in the first round.. I say they go LB with Fujita getting older, and Chris Gocong being just an average player. Right tackle is a possibility, but I doubt they go that high for a tackle.
Jason 09-16-2011 05:17 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.36 (total posts: 1)
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If the Colts go safety in round 2 I think they'd take Mark Barron because he's a SS. McDonald is a FS and so is Bethea. I'm sure making the switch wouldn't be too difficult but why not take the guy already playing SS?

In the 3rd round I think they'd go Nico Johnson over Sean Spence. Spence is only 5'11" and 224 lbs. That was the prototype LB for the Colts a few years ago when Dungy was still around but since Caldwell took over they've been drafting larger guys at OL, DT and LB. The last few LB's they've taken have been Conner (6'2 240 lbs), Pat Angerer (6'0" 235 lbs), Phillip Wheeler (6'2" 240 lbs) and they've recently signed Nate Triplett (6'3" 247 lbs) so fortunately the days of the tiny LB are gone. So yeah I think they take Nico Johnson at 6'3" 245 lbs instead.





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